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E-commerce Advisor

The Trade Council (TC) is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and ambitious advisor to support Danish companies in their internationalisation efforts within e-commerce. The Danish government’s new strategy for Digital Growth 2018-2025 aims to develop the Trade Council’s advisory support in order to increase the competitiveness and profitability of Danish e-commerce companies. The position is part of a united e-commerce effort from The Trade Council, where you will be part of not only your local team but also a newly started global team of regional e-commerce advisors in Shanghai, Berlin and New York.

 

The larger e-retailers are expected to account for 40 percent of the global B2C online market in 2020. Building partnerships with relevant online retailers and promoting Danish products and services vis-à-vis this target group will be one of the key priorities. You will also get the opportunity to develop strategies and business in collaboration with both large and small firms. Further, the job will expand your network and your relations within a broad range of Danish export firms and European partners.

 

E-commerce is an important priority in the export markets, and we want to leverage your experiences and existing networks within the sector in Denmark and on an international level.

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience with strategic sales within e-commerce and the big online marketplaces in the EU. Strong ability to identify commercial opportunities and develop relevant export promotion activities. Commercial profile with several years of specific sales- and export experience
  • A Master’s degree in business administration and/or other commercially oriented graduate degree.
  • Experience with sales and used to working systematically with customer relations ensuring decisive value creation and customer satisfaction.
  • Solid network amongst Danish companies and organisations
  • Ability to forge tight relations and trust in regards to sales and advisory tasks
  • You are proactive, resourceful and a strong networker. You are always willing to lend an extra hand to colleagues and put an extra effort to ensure a project’s success.
  • You are a team-player who values a good working environment with focus on strong cooperation. 
  • Fluency in English. Danish is not a requirement, but considered a plus.

Moreover, you are:    

  • Results oriented with a talent at converting opportunities to specific projects
  • A teamplayer with a focus on creating results together with colleagues across sector teams primarily in the UK, but also Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and BENELUX
  • Driven, ambitious and outgoing

You will be hired at The Trade Council in London and be part of the embassy staff of 45 employees. In your daily work, you will report to the Head of the Trade Council in London. You will also work closely with The Trade Council’s commercial employees in the UK and Ireland, who collectively cover the following sectors: food; creative industries; machinery and sub-contractors; energy, environment and water, health; and tech/digitization.

Terms:

The Trade Council performs export advisory against payment, and has a number of shared KPI’s, including value creation and earnings. You will be employed as a local employee at the embassy on a 2-year period with an extension option. Salary according to qualifications and after individual agreement. 5 weeks vacation and flexible working scheme.

Expected start:

September 1st, 2018, or soon thereafter. Employment requires security approval from the Danish authorities.

 

About us:

Please send your application (resume and cover letter) to lonamb@um.dk  marked “E-commerce Advisor London: your name”. Applications without a cover letter explaining your motivation will not be considered. For any questions regarding this position, please contact Commercial Counsellor, Mette Diego-Roll: metrol@um.dk / +44 (0) 7795348927.


About the Embassy/Trade Council of Denmark:
The Embassy of Denmark in London is a dynamic workplace that represents Denmark’s political, commercial and cultural relationship with the United Kingdom. We are approximately 45 employees at the Embassy in London. The Trade Council is the governmental export and investment promotion organization under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark promotes equality and diversity. Therefore, all qualified and interested persons, regardless of age, sex, religion and ethnicity, are invited to apply for the position. For further information visit http://storbritannien.um.dk and www.um.dk