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Principal Consultant for our EU Advisory Business VVA Valdani Vicari & Associati Brussels, Milan or Remote

VVAPrincipal Consultant for our EU Advisory Business VVA Valdani Vicari & Associati Brussels, Milan or Remote


Principal Consultant for our EU Advisory Business VVA Valdani Vicari & Associati Brussels, Milan or Remote

Who we are:

VVA Brussels is a well-established market, economic and policy consultancy providing top quality advice to the European institutions and private sector clients. Our EU Advisory business is active across a wide range of Directorate General, our core business areas being in internal market and consumer policy, social policy, space and telecommunications, digital and transport, while we are growing practices specifically focused on green deal topics, trade and financial services. We are truly European company, part of a group based in Brussels and Milan with a team of professionals from different academic and national backgrounds.

What motivates us is our mission to progress the “European project” by helping our clients:

  • anticipate change;
  • design public policy responses;
  • understand how the EU can improve the lives of Europeans, support our businesses and transform our economy and society; and
  • communicate decisions and actions to key stakeholders.

Our core practices include market studies, cost benefit analyses, as well as evaluations and impact assessments.

Our success is due to our excellent team of consultants and researchers. We are now looking to strengthen our practice with the appointment of 2 Principal Consultants who will be focusing on the following policy areas: space downstream, and transport and telecoms.

The principal consultant will contribute to the company by managing top quality projects and tenders to EU institutions in our core areas of business.

Role description:

VVA Brussels is looking for a Principal Consultant to extend its current team of consultants.

We are looking for an experienced Principal Consultant who will contribute to leading and developing our core business in the above-mentioned policy areas, in line with our vision, mission and values. As Principal Consultant you will:

  • Manage complex projects, develop methodologies and deliver evidence-based outputs on time and to the satisfaction of our public policy clients;
  • Contribute to the development of our business activity by identifying opportunities and developing winning proposals;
  • Lead proposals and research consortia, develop budgets and ensure project profitability by making effective use of project management approaches and tools;
  • Coordinate proposal and project partners, as integral part of project and proposal management;
  • Provide intellectual & methodological leadership in projects and proposals;
  • Contribute to the leadership and growth of the team by bringing fresh and innovative ideas;
  • Encourage collaboration and mutual learning across team members;
  • Contribute to the internal training programme and help to develop junior team members;
  • Support the design and implementation of the company strategy.


What we are looking for:

All of the above implies that the candidate has a strong background and experience in:

  • Market and economic consultancy, preferably connected to policy development, with 5-7 years of relevant experience;
  • Project and tender management, with 4+ years of relevant experience;
  • Experience in managing large and complex research projects from inception to completion;
  • Ability to lead large multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, involving partners, experts, and internal teams, and coaching of more junior staff;
  • Experience in writing and winning competitive bids for public-sector clients;
  • Quantitative analysis (CBA, market sizing, …);
  • Coordinating data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) activities;
  • Sectoral expertise in one of the above indicated policy areas;
  • Problem solving attitude.


All our professionals are strongly oriented to problem solving, goal achievement and client satisfaction and show a strong basis of leadership. The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial and proactive mindset and feels at ease in a dynamic company oriented to growth into the policy domain.

What we offer:

  • Excellent opportunities for professional development with high levels of autonomy and room for growth;
  • A very dynamic, exciting and international work environment;
  • Possibility of flexible working arrangements;
  • Diverse and high-profile projects on subjects from the top priority of the European Union’s political agenda in the area of the internal market and consumers;
  • Competitive salary, pension scheme, annual company performance-related bonus scheme, private healthcare, meal vouchers;
  • Prospects for training, mentorship, and career progression.


The position can be based in one of our offices in Brussels or Milan or be completely remote with occasional trips to Brussels. Only pre-selected participants will be contacted and invited for interviews, which depending on the location, will be held in person or via teleconference.

Please answer all questions and attach your CV and a 1-page cover letter outlining why you are suited for the job.
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