We are looking for a dynamic and result-oriented export advisor
About the job
As an export adviser at the Danish Embassy in Tokyo, you work with advice and solutions for Danish companies in the field of export to and internationalization in Japan.
Your goal is to pave the way for Danish companies' activities in the Japanese market through, for example, sales consultancy, partner search, market research and advice on and implementation of export promotion projects. In other words, your task will be a bridge between your customers in Danish companies, their Japanese partners, organizations and authorities in Denmark and Japan.
You solve advisory tasks in collaboration with the other 10 export advisors in Japan and can look forward to a challenging job where you get the freedom to think business. The Trade Council carries out counseling on a fee basis and with the position comes a number of performance targets, including value creation, customer satisfaction as well as earnings.
You have a good knowledge of Japanese and Danish business. In addition, you have several years of specific sales and export experience - also from Japan. You have intercultural understanding and delivered convincing results on the bottom line. At the same time, you have a thorough knowledge of Danish business and Danish business skills and can draw on a solid network. Finally, you have good communication skills in Japanese and English, and probably also Danish.
You are committed, outgoing and result oriented. You can create close and systematic customer relations all the way from proactive sales to carrying out business tasks. You can identify new opportunities and translate this into concrete advice. You can create and maintain extensive networks.
You work efficiently on your own while at the same time having strong working skills in relation to customers, collaborators and colleagues. You have cultural understanding. You can plan and prioritize your resources in order to meet the performance requirements associated with the position.
We work sector-focused and our staff are similarly recruited based on industry knowledge. In Tokyo, the most important sectors are largely covered. This applies to food, furniture and design, health, tech, energy and the environment. The most obvious sector where there is an uncovered potential is the machinery industry, so knowledge of this area will be an advantage. At the same time, we believe that the ability to operate across sectors combined with the right personality will be what characterizes the best candidate.
You will get a fixed-term contract with the embassy in Tokyo of 2 years with the opportunity to apply for extension by 2-3 years. Salary is determined by agreement between the state and the relevant professional organization.
Place of employment
The Danish Embassy in Tokyo.
On February 1, 2018 or soon thereafter
We need a targeted application that should also contain information about education, previous work, qualifications, language skills, etc. Attachment of CV is not considered as an application.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to promote equality and diversity. Therefore, all qualified and interested persons irrespective of age, sex, religion and ethnicity are invited to apply for the position.
You can read about the Embassy in Tokyo at www.japan.um.dk.
The mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to work for Denmark's interests and values in relation to the outside world in a way that promotes the freedom, security and prosperity of the Danes, and a more peaceful and fair world characterized by development and economic growth for all. The vision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is that we must be broadly respected as a competent, efficient, outgoing and service-oriented institution, and that we must be an attractive and idea-creating workplace that ensures great employee satisfaction and targeted competence development. We have as common values that we as individuals and organization work on the basis of musicality, openness, professionalism, empowerment and job satisfaction. www.um.dk.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs – the Trade Council - opens doors for Danish business to markets around the world. As an employee of the Trade Council, you have an international daily life in the intersection of business and diplomacy. This creates added value for Denmark and paves the way for international growth in Danish business. The Trade Council has over 250 export advisors, working at Denmark's embassies, consulates and trade offices in more than 60 countries, additionally 4 innovation centers and more are on their way.
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