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Join our team at 'Invest in Denmark' in London

“Invest in Denmark” is looking for a Business Advisor. Your role is to promote and facilitate foreign direct investments into Denmark by developing tailor-made solutions for UK and Irish companies looking to set up or expand business or research activities in Denmark.

Invest in DK

Denmark ranks no. 1 on ‘ease of doing business’ and is the most digital economy and society in the EU – offering international companies both unique framework conditions as well as attractive business and research opportunities within Life Sciences, Tech and Cleantech.

 

As a member of the European team of Invest in Denmark, you will work with 7 experienced colleagues based in Germany, France, Norway and Spain. Reporting directly to the Regional Director of Europe, you will be based at the Danish Embassy in London together with another colleague.

 

Job description

Your role as Business Advisor is to identify, contact and build a network in large companies primarily within Tech, Life Sciences and Cleantech. Your goal is to convince UK and Irish companies to select Denmark as a location for their future activities.

You will collaborate with colleagues from the European team and receive extensive support from the organisation in Denmark.

 

Required qualifications

  • An MSc in business, economics or relevant STEM degree
  • International sales, consulting or business development experience
  • In-depth understanding of corporate strategy, innovation trends and new technologies
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Danish would be an advantage, but is not a prerequisite

Desired qualifications

  • A broad professional network at upper management level
  • Experience from a knowledge intensive industry (Tech, Life Sciences or Cleantech)

Personal characteristics

  • Results-oriented
  • Ability to interact persuasively at management level
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • A positive, open-minded, pro-active, and creative approach to handling new assignments
  • Dedicated team player with a high sense of accountability
  • Strong networking skills
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to the changing needs of Invest in Denmark

We offer

  • An international, exciting and dynamic work environment
  • Travel in the UK and Europe with occasional visits to Denmark
  • Collaboration with Trade Council colleagues based at the Embassy as well as Invest in Denmark’s European team and sector teams in Denmark
  • Development of your professional and personal competences
  • A large degree of flexibility and autonomy

Employment conditions

  • Full time employment as a local employee at the Embassy on a 2-year contract with an option to extend.
  • The standard work week at the Embassy is 37 hours. You will have a large degree of flexibility in organising your daily schedule.
  • You will be entitled to 5 weeks (25 working days) of paid holiday per year and 10-12 public holidays (depending on the calendar year).
  • Salary will depend on your qualifications and relevant work experience
  • Benefits include a workplace pension scheme.

Application and recruitment process

  • To apply for the position please send your application (including cover letter and CV) in English to Invest in Denmark indk@um.dk with: “Business Advisor. Your name” in the subject line.
  • The application deadline is 27 March 2019. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews, expected to take place in early April. Starting date is as soon as possible.
  • The chosen candidate must pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to final appointment.
  • The Embassy attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of nationality, race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Questions

For any questions regarding the position please contact Hans Peter Kay, Commercial Director at Invest in Denmark on hankay@um.dk or +45 3392 0950.

 

About us

Invest in Denmark is part of the Trade Council, a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Invest in Denmark is the Danish Government’s official investment promotion agency, working on attracting foreign companies to Denmark within knowledge intensive sectors such as Tech, Life Sciences and Cleantech. For more information about Invest in Denmark and our services please visit www.investindk.com