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International Business Advisor – Promoting investments to Denmark within Life Science & Food (Munich, Germany)

Invest in Denmark is looking for an ambitious and results-driven person with background in the Life Science or Food sector to strengthen our investment promotion activities in Germany as well as in Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Your main tasks will be to promote and attract foreign direct investments into Denmark within the Life Science & Food area. 

Application deadline: February 13, 2023

You will be based at the Consulate General of Denmark in Munich and report directly to the Regional Director of Europe who is based in Copenhagen. As a member of our European team of 8 experienced business advisors (two of them are placed in Munich), you will be part of our global organization of 60 colleagues working with investment promotion. 

Accession date: 01/05/2023
Worksplace: Munich or Hamburg
Work hours: Full time
Position: International Business Advisor - Life Science & Food

Areas of responsibility

Invest in Denmark has a strategic focus on Life Science & Food, in particular Pharma and Biotech, MedTech & Digital Health and BioSolutions. Your main task as International Business Advisor is to attract foreign companies to select Denmark as their location for future business or research activities. You will collaborate closely with colleagues placed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark.

Your task amongst others will include:

  • Analysis of the Life Science & Food sector in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland including identifying key company targets and business trends.
  • Preparation of convincing sales pitches and proactive promotion-activities of Denmark as the best destination to invest in. Matching value propositions in Denmark with business strategies of the foreign investors.
  • Creating a solid network of key stakeholders on the markets to cooperate with on investment promotion.
  • Developing and maintaining a sufficient pipeline of potential investors in order to reach the yearly KPIs for attracting investment to Denmark. 
  • Contributing to crosscutting events and projects between invest, export and innovation strengthening synergy between the different departments of the ministry and in particular at the General Consulate.
  • Communication and marketing activities that promotes Denmark as an attractive investment destination.

Your profile:

We expect that you have a master’s degree in business, economics, IT or relevant STEM and that you have a strong commercial and technical mind-set. Moreover, the ideal candidate:

  • Has at least 5 years of experience working for or within the Life Science or Food sector or similar knowledge-intensive sectors.
  • Has documented international sales, consulting or business development experience.
  • Has a thorough understanding of company strategies, innovation trends and technologies.
  • Is fluent in English and German, both written and spoken. Danish is also an advantage.
  • Has a broad professional network at an appropriate level in Germany.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Results-oriented approach.
  • Ability to interact persuasively at management level.
  • A positive, open-minded, pro-active, and creative approach to handling of assignments.
  • Dedicated team player with a high sense of responsibility.
  • Ability to foster and maintain networks.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Flexible and ready to adapt to the changing needs of Invest in Denmark.

We offer:

  • An international, exciting and dynamic work environment. 
  • Travelling inside Germany, within Europe and occasional visits to Denmark.
  • Collaborating with commercial colleagues in Munich, across Europe and with Invest in Denmark’s sector teams in Denmark.
  • Development of your professional and personal competences.
  • A large degree of self-dependence.

Employment Conditions:

  • You will be offered full time employment will be employed as a local employee at the Consulate.
  • The standard work week at the Consulate General is 37 hours. You will have a large degree of flexibility in organizing your own daily working hours. 
  • You will be entitled to 5 weeks (25 working days) of paid holiday per year plus 10-12 public holidays (depending on the calendar year).
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results. 

Application and Recruitment Process:

To apply for the position, please send your application (including cover letter, CV and references) in English to Invest in Denmark [email protected] Please title the subject line: “Business Advisor Germany and your name”. 

Application deadline is 13 February: 

We will be reviewing applications on a running basis and plan to conduct 1st and 2nd interviews in English through video conferencing.

The Danish Consulate General attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of nationality, race, sex, religion, age or disability.

The chosen candidate must pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to final contract signing and appointment.


Questions:

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Market Director for Europe at Invest in Denmark, Laura Thorborg, [email protected] / tel. +453392 0950 or Director of the Innovation Center and General Consul in Munich, Jess Møller Knudsen, [email protected] / tel. +49 (0)89 545854 12.

About us:
Invest in Denmark is part of the Danish Trade Council, a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Invest in Denmark is the Danish Government’s official investment promotion organization which, in close cooperation with Danish partners, works to attract foreign companies to Denmark especially in the knowledge- and technology-intensive areas of Tech, Life Sciences and CleanTech. 

For more information about the Invest in Denmark, please visit https://investindk.com/