British Embassy & Consulates in Austria Careers | Trade Adviser Vienna Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Type of Post: British Embassy in Vienna, Austria
Job Category: Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
Job Subcategory: Department for International Trade (DIT)
Trade Adviser - Global Growth
The British Embassy in Vienna is looking for a Trade Adviser to join its Department for International Trade (DIT) team on a one-year fixed-term contract. The successful applicant will work in a highly experienced and motivated team, supporting British companies to maximise trade opportunities in Austria, as well as Austrian companies seeking to invest in the UK market.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) promotes British trade and investment around the world; helps to build interest in British goods and services globally; and works to encourage foreign investment into the UK. DIT also brings together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade & investment and... to help businesses to succeed. The Trade Advisor will conduct research, write reports and facilitate business between UK and Austrian companies through collaboration and consultation. For more information about DIT please follow the link.
This is a new position, and the successful candidate will work to develop a European enquiry hub pilot with a select group of Trade Advisors across DIT Europe and DITs export support network in the UK to identify and drive high potential British exporters, including innovative SMEs and Mid-Sized Businesses (MSBs) into supply chains in Austria. The job holder will work to communicate high value opportunities to business, in areas aligned to UK industrial strengths, applying innovative digital marketing initiatives to increase outreach.
Duties and Responsibilities
Your main responsibilities in this role include the following: Support the Europe enquiry hub pilot in delivering commercial services, guidance, information and support to high potential British exporters including innovative small companies, entrepreneurs and MSBs; Work collaboratively with colleagues across Europe to ensure a comprehensive and joined-up approach that maximises the returns for high potential exporters using success in one European market as a springboard to success in another; Provide advice to UK companies on opportunities for new and increased export business in Austria; Develop and maintain senior level networks with Austrian and British partners; Maintain excellent databases and records to facilitate and encourage collaboration and to measure success.
Job Requirements Excellent German and English language skills (written and spoken, minimum C1 level); Proven IT skills, including capabilities in digital marketing, digital project management and MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel); Formal qualifications and/or experience in business/economics/finance or marketing in an international setting;
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience Good project management, including an eye for detail, to ensure that all aspects of service delivery are thought through carefully; Customer focus: a concern for quality and drive for continuous improvement in the service provided; Excellent communication skills to work well with commercial clients, external contacts and a wide and diverse Europe team; Drive and enthusiasm combined with the ability to deliver, working as part of a team; Resourcefulness and ability to act on own initiative, with an ability to find creative solutions when the unexpected occurs; An understanding of the UK and Austrian business environments; Previous commercial experience would be useful.
Required competencies Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Employment Type: Full-time Job
Job Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration of Post: 12 months
Compensation/Salary: 2,995 gross per month
Application Deadline: N/A
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