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We are hiring! Job opportunity at Advantage Austria London

11. October 2013

We are looking for a German speaking Technology Consultant to join our London team.

The Austrian Embassy Trade Commission London (Advantage Austria) is the commercial section of the Austrian Embassy and the UK office of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

We provide services to Austrian companies wishing to expand to the UK, and information to UK companies wishing to do business with Austria.

Candidates for the position should ideally have a degree in a scientific or technical discipline or an economics degree with demonstrable experience of both the Austrian and British research, technology and innovation communities and the Austrian Business Community.

Key responsibilities will include: maintaining and expanding a network of contacts within the major research and technology organisations in the UK and in Austria, identifying the trends and opportunities for Austrian technology companies in Britain; facilitating cooperation between Austrian and British tech businesses; producing in-depth publications and reports on the UK technology market; and planning and coordinating all aspects of an events and an delegation.

The consultant will provide first class support to Austrian technology companies and will, for example, be expected to forge links with the venture capital market, facilitate access to research funding, and be involved in complex contractual negotiations.

Spoken and written fluency in both German and English is absolutely essential for this role. The right person will also have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with senior level contacts.

Job Title:
Technology Consultant

Qualifications
• degree in a scientific or technical discipline preferred
• fluency in German and English
• demonstrable experience of the British research, innovation and technology community
• experience of the Austrian research, innovation and technology community and professional experience in an Austrian or British technology company are helpful
• computer literacy

Skills
• outgoing and engaging
• well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with senior level contacts
• team player
• high personal drive
• thrives under pressure and able to manage multiple tasks

Key Responsibilities
• providing first class support to Austrian technology companies
• identifying potential technology partners and establishing contacts for Austrian companies
• networking with the major research and technology organisations in the UK and in Austria
• identifying trends and opportunities for Austrian technology companies in the UK
• forging links with the venture capital market, facilitating access to research funding and supporting complex contractual negotiations.
• planning and coordinating events and delegations
• producing in-depth publications and reports on the UK technology market

Salary: £ approx. 37 000 depending on experience, to be negotiated

Start date: January 2014

Contact with CV: Trade Commissioner Georg Karabaczek: London@advantageaustria.org, T: +44 20 7584 4411

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