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Young professional craving for business development in Berlin?

Can you make a difference for Danish companies in Germany - Denmark’s biggest and most important trade partner? Do you thrive developing and promoting innovative and sustainable solutions to complex challenges? Moreover, do you possess an efficient and coordinative overview? Then maybe you are our new Junior Commercial Advisor in the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin.

Deadline: 2nd of February 2023


Position: Junior Commercial Advisor (m/f/d)
Type of employment: Local contract based on the Staff Rules of the Mission
Starting date: 1st of April or as soon as possible after security approval
Location: The Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin, Rauchstr. 1, 10787 Berlin
Deadline for application: 2nd of February 2023

Can you make a difference for Danish companies in Germany - Denmark’s biggest and most important trade partner? Do you thrive developing and promoting innovative and sustainable solutions to complex challenges? Moreover, do you possess an efficient and coordinative overview? Then maybe you are our new Junior Commercial Advisor in the Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin.

The Embassy is looking to hire an energetic full-time junior professional to join The Trade Council (TC) in Berlin. The main objective of The Trade Council in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) is to promote Danish commercial interests in the German-speaking region. We do this by assisting and developing strategies for Danish companies. These can consist of a number of activities from market analyses and partner searches to strategic business development, delegations visits and workshops. 


The position

As a Junior Commercial Advisor, you will be a part of a diverse team employed at the Danish missions in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. We identify possibilities for Danish business in Germany by monitoring and analysing current market trends and to present business opportunities for Danish companies and. Through your counselling the companies gain new knowledge about Germany, and a strong foothold in the market.

Germany is Denmark’s largest trading partner, and one of the first export markets for Danish SMEs. The role as commercial advisor in a market entry position will be to provide information and assist a large number of Danish SMEs. The right candidate with the right drive, is encouraged to shape the position within the scope of identifying digital as well as physical market opportunities. We highly appreciate you bringing new ideas and perspectives to the table with the companies in focus. We are looking for an outgoing and proactive person, who is keen to deliver service and make a difference for various companies - and who have strong team working skills.


Your main tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Coordinating the activities and as the intermediary between Danish companies and German customers.
  • Identifying and establishing contact with relevant German stakeholders.
  • Gathering, analysing and presenting information relevant to strategic partners.
  • Taking part in idea development and export strategies for Danish companies.
  • Organizing activities, i.e. delegation trips to Germany/Denmark, incl. workshops.
  • Planning and setting up business meetings and company visits in Germany and Denmark.
  • Coordinating status meetings for business alliances and presenting the latest relevant updates for alliance members. 


Qualifications:

  • You have a relevant commercial education.
  • You have an interest in Germany and the German market and a strong willingness to keep up with current market trends
  • You are business oriented, can identify business opportunities and have a good understanding of opportunities and challenges that companies face when going abroad
  • You possess good team working skills and are outgoing and curious about your surroundings
  • You can establish close and systematic customer relations throughout the entire process - from proactive sales to execution and retention, with a strategic mind-set.
  • Knowledge of the German language as well as an open mind towards improving German language skills is expected. English (orally and written) is required, and knowledge of a Scandinavian language is a plus.


Employment conditions and what we offer:

  • You will be hired as a “Junior Commercial Advisor” at the Embassy of Denmark in Berlin on a temporary contract for two years, with the possibility of extension.
  • You will be hired on a local contract based on Mission Staff Rules
  • Starting date is 1st of April 2023 or as soon as possible after security clearance.
  • Your standard working hours are 37 hours per week
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant work experience and proven work-related results
  • A unique access to decision-makers in Danish and German companies and organisations


Questions and Application process:

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Mikkel Hagen Hees, Head of Trade, on +49 175 579 2281 or [email protected] 
To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, relevant references and proof of relevant education) to [email protected] no later than 2nd of February. Please write “Junior advisor, Berlin + Name” in the subject line.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews. Interviews will be scheduled as relevant candidates apply, and the position will be filled as soon as possible.

We encourage you to apply early in the process, as applications are evaluated continuously.


About us:

The Trade Council is the governmental export and investment promotion organization under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The organization comprises all governmental activities designed to promote Danish export and foreign investment in Denmark under one roof. Our purpose is to bring value to our clients in Denmark in terms of growth and job creation. For further information visit https://thetradecouncil.dk/

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