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Manpower Administrator

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Are you a professional with a Master's degree and an affinity with manpower and data? Do you have experience with Tableau dashboards? If so, this opportunity might be for you.

We are looking for a Manpower Administrator who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Your responsibilities:

  • Compilation and analysis of resource data.
  • Control of the Directorate's manpower Analysis Centre- forecast, monitoring, analysis and control of all costs contributing to the Directorate's manpower rate.
  • Development and maintenance of ad hoc and monthly reporting and analysis of resource status.
  • Support in the management of the Directorate's resources and technical infrastructure.
  • Support in the implementation of the Directorate's overall workforce resource planning, competency evolution and controlling.
  • Implementing and operating uniform procedures and information systems for the management and control of activities, ensuring proper coherence and quality of data; participating in the definition of efficient processes, methods and tools, with emphasis on continuous improvement.
  • Monitoring recruitment, functional and integrated support, competency evolution and succession planning.
  • Workload planning and controlling and maintaining interfaces with the corresponding counterparts in other Directorates.
  • Maintaining a detailed view of the workload and workforce evolution at the competency level, implementing a pro-active controlling function and performing the necessary analysis to support regular reporting and the related decision-making processes.
  • Controlling the Directorate's Analysis Centre.
  • Financial implementation of contracts, controlling and reporting.
  • Development of reporting dashboards using Tableau software.


  • Masters in Engineering or equivalent or MBA or equivalent University degree from a recognized Institution of secondary studies or equivalent qualification in Business Administration, with relevant experience.
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience.
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills with the ability to manage large and complex data sets and have an affinity with manpower control.
  • Excellent communication skills and be client focused.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously, whilst being a cooperative team player.
  • Experience in the creation and development of Tableau dashboards.
  • Familiarity with SAP and the agency's cost model would be a distinct advantage.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken. Knowledge of another official ESA language is and asset.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package and advice on tax-free benefits.
  • Up to 30 vacations days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • A yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Application deadline: Monday, 8th of April

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let's get in touch!

Octagon Professionals International is a full-service recruitment and HR services firm with 30 years of experience in the European and international market. Our large network of professionals across multiple functional areas, and multi-national team provide flexible solutions customized to individual client needs.

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