ALICE is hiring a Freight & Logistics Project Manager

Friday, January 26th, 2024

ALICE is looking for a highly motivated Project Manager

for the growing portfolio of R&I projects linked to freight & logistics 

ALICE, the Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe[1] ( is a not-for-profit industry-led association based in Brussels with 170+ members reaching the full stakeholders groups within freight transport, logistics and supply chain. ALICE is the Alliance of European leading companies and experts in implementing logistics and supply chain innovation.

ALICE’s vision is to achieve an affordable transition towards zero emissions logistics. To that end, logistics innovation, from global to urban is a must. Assets and resources, including transportation means, need to be better utilized. By creating seamlessly interconnected logistics nodes and networks through the Physical Internet (PI), higher levels of efficiency and improved asset utilization will be achieved. This will create better conditions for affordability of zero emissions solutions, agility and resilience of supply chains.

ALICE supports, assists, and advises the European Commission[2] in the definition and implementation of the EU Horizon Europe Program for research in logistics.

ALICE is a small but growing organization with 14 team members in the secretariat and a highly motivated Executive Group, members and partners.

ALICE is looking for a Project Manager who will be employed on a full-time contract. The Project Manager will manage projects related to logistics nodes, ports, intermodal transport and logistics automation (road, rail, waterborne transport and terminals) and generate value for ALICE themes and Programmes.

At ALICE, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQIA+ and individuals from all nationalities.

The main tasks associated with this position will involve:

  • Coordinate ALICE participation in the projects. Be the main contact point for project partners including universities, research centers, technology development companies and company users. Build strong links with project partners and support them to leverage ALICE network for the successful execution of the projects by providing the logistics practitioner perspective to the project.
  • Carry out the tasks foreseen in the Document of Activities of the project in collaboration with project partners and with the support of ALICE colleagues and functions in the secretariat.
  • Coordinate and write project reports and deliverables.
  • Raise awareness of project objectives and expected results with logistics stakeholders and engage with them gathering key interest developments through stakeholders groups, user forums, workshops, interviews and surveys.
  • Gather user requirements, liaising with ALICE members and network to that end.
  • Assess previous projects relevant results and liaise with relevant running projects. Identify synergies, potential collaboration opportunities and implement collaboration activities (e.g. workshops, conference sessions, participation in joint events, etc.).
  • Coordinate with ALICE Communication Manager to develop the dissemination and communication strategy. Lead ALICE dissemination and communication activities of the projects.
  • Identify relevant results generated in the project for freight and logistics stakeholders, exchange with practitioners and identify value generation streams in collaboration with ALICE Programme Managers and Executive Group. Run business models validation activities through the organization of surveys, interviews and workshops.
  • Identify the key findings of the projects relevant for ALICE members. Define and implement activities to ensure these findings are shared with the members through the ALICE programmes by bringing added value to them.
  • Actively engage in the knowledge and innovation management activities of the project. Support the definition of project results valorization and exploitation strategies (beyond the project duration). Identification of project results deployment opportunities and pathways towards impact.
  • Organization of teleconferences / project meetings / workshops / conferences and other events.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  • A relevant university science or engineering degree is a must. Specialization in the area of transportation, logistics or supply chain is a plus.
  • Working experience in freight transportation, logistics and supply chain is a plus.
  • A positive attitude and energy with a strong ability to work in multicultural, diverse and multistakeholder environments.
  • Very good analytical and writing skills, able to hear and learn from others quickly and with strong empathy.
  • A strong ability to work under pressure and on a wide range of activities in parallel including administrative activities but also interaction with high level representatives.
  • Responsibility, autonomy, flexibility, ability to work both in team and independently.
  • Knowledge of the city climate action, transport and logistics sector is a strong plus. Expertise in city related positions is a plus;
  • Relevant work experience in the field of EU R&I funded projects management;
  • Experience with drafting position papers, project deliverables, summary reports as well as developing communication tools in English, i.e. drafting newsletter articles, social media posts, press releases, website content, brochures, etc.
  • An excellent command of English (spoken and written) as well as strong ability to communicate with multicultural and diverse community and public speaking; knowledge of other European languages will be an asset.
  • Experience in the organization of conferences and events is a plus.
  • Advance user of Microsoft Office tools including Teams, SharePoint and other collaborative environments. Basic knowledge of html and WordPress environment is a plus.

We offer

    • Full-time contract with a gross salary base of 40.000 – 60.000 € depending on experience and fit to the job description.
    • Opportunity of self-realization in a small growing but high impact organization with international focus.
    • Be part of a strong and challenge-oriented community of individuals and companies.
    • Cooperation on excellent and appealing European collaborative R&D&I projects with participation of leading European R&D&I organisations as well as SMEs and large industries.
    • Further education and professional development.
    • Job location is Brussels with possibility to flexible teleworking up to 90% of the time anywhere in Europe.

Ideal starting date: May/June 2024

At ALICE, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQIA+ and individuals from all nationalities.



Candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter including motivation and key assets to consider the application to Fernando Liesa, ALICE secretary General and Dirk ‘t Hooft Director Finance & Legal at with the following subject: ALICE – Project Manager

First cut-off date to receive applications is 15th February 2024.

Here you will find all information in a PDF document.

[1] Transparency Register number 006901422654-34

[2] Recognized by the European Commission as a European Technology Platform (ETP) in 2013. SWD (2013)272/F1 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT STRATEGY FOR EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS: ETP 2020

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