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JOB OFFER: MARKET ENTRY ADVISER TO THE DANISH EMBASSY IN PRAGUE


04. 07. 2022 14.07 hod.

Would you like to help Danish SMEs plan their export and implementation of entry to the Czech and Slovak markets - or expand their current market activities? Do you have knowledge of the Czech and Slovak markets and previous experience with market entry counselling or are you a newly graduated business student hungry for the first challenges? Then you might be the person we are looking for.

About the job

With the EU Brexit Adjustment Reserve, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has received funds to help Danish companies negatively affected by Brexit through measures supporting their internationalisation in order to enable new export opportunities in the Czech and Slovak markets replacing those lost exports due to Brexit. As Market Entry Adviser at the Danish Embassy in Prague, you will help companies by advising them about Czech and Slovak markets. You will support them in their export plans and implementation of either market entry or expansion of current market activities. You will support by conducting market surveys as well as by identifying partners and connecting these with the Danish companies. You will work on the initial first steps at both strategic and operational levels. Apart from exports, you will also assist Danish companies with supply chain challenges due to Brexit by helping them find alternative sourcing markets. Joining TC Prague you will become part of a strong team counting 5 senior colleagues and 2 students. Within the team you will work on assignments both individually as well as assisting senior colleagues in their projects.

Qualifications

*A relevant academic education, e.g. in business or the like
*Experience with sales and consulting in an international environment, either through 1 –2 years on the job market or through student jobs 
*In-depth understanding of the Czech and Slovak markets
* Knowledge of Danish stronghold positions
*Ability to work towards fulfilling specific KPI’s and to develop your own pipeline
*Ability to create close relationships with companies and authorities as well as active use your network 2
*Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Czech or Slovak. Proficiency in other Central and Eastern European languages (Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian) will be an advantage, but is not a requirement 
*You must work efficiently on your own, but also be a distinct team player who can work closely with colleagues both in Prague and virtually at other TC locations 
*Ability to handle many relationships and projects at the same time – and talent for spotting opportunities and contexts
Terms of employment
The employment is temporary until the end of 2023 and is subject to allocation of funds from the granting authority. All employment with the Danish Foreign Service also requires security clearance by the Danish Security and Intelligence Service. You will be employed as a local employee at the embassy. Salary according to qualifications within a public organisation. 5 weeks of paid annual leave and a flexible Danish working scheme.

Place of work

 You will be hired at The Trade Council in Prague and be part of the embassy staff and report directly to the Head of Trade in Prague. Some travel activity is expected in connection with sales trips to Denmark and around Czech Republic and Slovakia when implementing projects. All approved travel costs are covered by the embassy.

Expected start date

September 1st 2022 or as soon as possible after.

Application

The application deadline is 29 July at 12.00. We look forward to receiving your motivated application and a CV with information on education, previous work, qualifications, language skills and references. Attaching the resumé alone is not considered an application. The interviews are expected to take place at the Embassy in Prague in week 32 and 33. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wants to promote equality and diversity. Therefore, everyone interested is encouraged to apply for the position regardless of age, gender, religion and ethnicity.

Contact

Do you need further information regarding the job you are welcome to contact Martin Sušienka by email marsui@um.dk or tel. no. +420 257 111 914.

About the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ The Trade Council

The Trade Council is the part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that, through advisers at the Danish representations around the world, solves tasks for companies within export, innovation, internationalization and investment promotion.