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3. October 2016

The Austrian Trade Commission in London is looking for a flexible, outgoing and well-organised graduate, ideally with previous experience in trade and investment promotion or in import/export, marketing or market research. Some knowledge of and interest in Austria and some command of German would be a definite advantage.

Job Title: Sector Manager

Duties and responsibilities:

In order to coach and advise Austrian companies on market entry strategies and help them identify suitable business partners in the UK, you will need to compile market information through extensive database and web research.

You will actively monitor “your” industry sectors, build on existing relationships and, over time, establish your own network of trusted sources, partners and service providers.

You will communicate independently both with your clients and with stakeholders and partners in Austria and the UK, and get involved in the planning and organisation of business trips, meetings, trade fairs and events

Skills required:

We need somebody who is creative, quick on their feet and service-minded. You will be a people’s person with above average communication skills.

We need a problem solver who is not afraid to frequently start from scratch in unchartered territory.

Advanced computer skills (MS Office) and a willingness to learn new applications are a must.

We expect personal integrity, trustworthiness and discretion, the ability to work both independently and as part of a team and a flexible approach to a varied workload.

At least 2 years life and work experience in the UK is essential.

We offer:

  • Employment in the government sector with one of the world’s best and most effective trade promotion organisations (starting 1st of December 2016) 
  • Access to our 70 years of expertise in cross border coaching, business consultancy and business intelligence 
  • A pleasant workplace in Knightsbridge (5 minutes from South Kensington Tube station) 
  • Salary starting at £27,000 depending on experience

Who we are:

The Austrian Trade Commission for the United Kingdom / Commercial Section at the Austrian Embassy in London is one of the 110 service centres operated by Austria’s foreign commercial service (ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA) in over 70 countries around the world.

At the London office, 10 industry and trade experts assist Austrian companies with doing business in the UK. They provide business intelligence, contacts and coaching services, and help with cross-border sourcing, financing, R&D cooperation, technology transfers, and the establishment of subsidiaries. The team also assists British companies with trade-related information and introductions to suppliers, R&D providers and technology partners in Austria.

To apply:

Please send your CV and application letter in electronic format (Word document/ PDF file) by 30 October 2016 at the latest to London@advantageaustria.org . Please state “Sector Manager/ Austrian Trade Commission” in the subject line of your email. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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