ALICE is hiring a Programme Manager for: Corridors, Hubs and Synchromodality and Systems & Technologies for Interconnected Logistics

Thursday, December 21st, 2023

ALICE is looking for a highly motivated Programme Manager

Corridors, Hubs and Synchromodality

Systems & Technologies for Interconnected Logistics


ALICE, the Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe[1] ( is a non-for-profit industry led association based in Brussels with 170+ members reaching the full stakeholder 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 contributing to climate change objectives. To that end, logistics, from global to urban, need to evolve by means of innovation. Assets and resources, including transportation means, need to be better utilized. By creating seamlessly interconnected logistics 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 12 team members in the secretariat and a highly motivated Executive Group, members and partners.

ALICE is looking for a full-time Programme Manager. The Programme Manager will lead the value generation for ALICE members in the programmes: Corridors, Hubs and Synchromodality and Systems & Technologies for Interconnected Logistics, ensures visibility and alignment to the ALICE strategic priorities defined by the Executive Group and Secretary General building upon the growing portfolio of projects and members activities and initiatives. This includes programme strategy definition, programme planning and rolling, roadmapping and management, working hand in hand with members, project managers and the ALICE support team.

The main tasks associated with this position will involve:

  • Liaise with the Secretary General and thematic group chair/vice-chairs to define and propose the programmes strategy and work plans. Aggregate and consolidate input from R&I projects, ALICE members interests and initiatives as well as external trends and challenges to that end.
  • Coordinate and execute the programmes work plan. Define programmes and activity fields vision, objectives, expected output and related activities.
  • Value generation for ALICE members in the scope of the programmes. Coordinate activity fields and member groups including shippers, manufacturers, retailers, logistics service providers, ports, hubs, terminals, infrastructure managers, IT platforms and software development defining user need requirements, results, validation, and transferability of Research & Innovation projects, including the identification of deployment opportunities of innovative solutions and potential benefits for members.
  • Develop fluent interaction and exchange with the growing portfolio of R&I projects with ALICE participation or liaised with ALICE. Contribute to ALICE projects reports, deliverables, and outreach, bridging learnings and way forward to accelerate innovation deployment. Identify main results and outcomes from projects contributing to ALICE Roadmaps Implementation, communicate them to ALICE members in an actionable and customized form. Share and exchange with companies on the innovation’s adoption potential.
  • Identify synergies across relevant projects and members interests (e.g., organization of common events, coordination of the participation in external conferences such as the Transport Research Arena and International Physical Internet Conference)
  • Report regularly on the progress of activities, main learnings and outcomes to the ALICE Secretary General, the Programmes leadership team and ALICE members. With the support of the Communications Manager, define the internal and external communications strategy for the Programmes making use of ALICE web and Knowledge Platform/Intranet.
  • Lead the organization of teleconferences / project meetings / workshops / webinars, conferences sessions, ALICE General Assembly Sessions and other online and in person events.


The successful candidate will be expected to have:

  • 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 skills.
  • 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.
  • Experience in working in the freight and logistics sector from research or practitioners’ point of view is a must. Understanding the functioning of intermodal transport, logistics networks and the roles of different stakeholders in logistics and supply chain is a must.
  • Relevant work experience in the fields of EU R&I funded projects, project management, knowledge and innovation management, valorisation of results, innovation adoption or implementation is a requirement.
  • Relevant experience in digital technologies adoption and value generation for logistics is a plus (e.g. electronic exchange of information, digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence, digital twins or 5G).
  • Experience with drafting position papers, project deliverables, summary reports and deliver public presentations.
  • 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.
  • Strong knowledge of using of Office tools including Teams.
  • A relevant university degree in logistics, transportation, IT, engineering or management is a requirement. PhD is a plus.


We offer

  • Full-time (long-term) contract.
  • 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 within Europe.
  • Salary range is 60.000-80.000 € Gross Salay plus benefits.

Ideal starting date: Mid-January 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 & Admin at with the following subject: ALICE – Programme Manager.

First cut-off date to receive applications is 7th of January 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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