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The Danish Embassy in the Netherlands is looking for one Senior - and one Junior Commercial Attaché

The Danish Embassy in The Hague is looking for two new colleagues – one senior advisor and one junior advisor to join the Embassy´s trade team. We are a small, busy and energetic team, working to assist Danish companies in accessing the Dutch market and to boost Danish cooperation and export to the Netherlands.

You have solid business insights and a passion for business economics, exports, networking and customer relations. You are a team player with drive and initiative who can advise Danish companies on business matters and create value for Danish businesses in the Dutch market. As commercial advisor, you will be responsible for certain sectors, where you will work strategically with market analysis and contributions to large cross-regional and cross-organisational projects. At the same time, you will solve a wide range of diverse tasks for Danish companies and stakeholders. Within your business area(s), you will work closely with colleagues in the Benelux region.     

As senior commercial advisor you are able to analyse, identify and communicate new market opportunities, and you are as comfortable networking with government officials and CEOs as you are working with SMEs on building market access or establishing partnerships. You thrive on finding creative solutions and take pride in delivering high-quality services to the customer, regardless of the task. You already have a good understand and preferably prior working experiences within the health sector or ICT/tech sector.

As a junior commercial advisor you have a good understanding of the Danish business economics, structure and selected strongholds. You might have touched base with one or two business sectors but more importantly is your analytical skills, attitude to approach new tasks and your readiness to assist the embassy team to reach the strategic goals and complete the various tasks.

To ensure an optimal handling of the portfolio of the Embassy you are expected to be flexible and contribute to solving tasks also outside your main areas of responsibility. You may also be given responsibility for other sectors and emerging industries. There is an income-generating requirement attached to the position, and you will contribute to the overall target of the Benelux region. 

Main tasks and responsibilities for both positions

  • Assistance to Danish companies entering or expanding in the Netherlands, including delegation visits and other events.
  • Identifying opportunities for Danish exports to the Netherlands
  • Monitoring, analysing and reporting on selected sectors of interest to Danish business
  • Outreach to Danish companies and stakeholders

Required qualifications

  • Relevant academic background
  • Project management skills 
  • Great interpersonal skills and team player abilities
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently with commercial customers 
  • Great command of English – both orally and written
  • IT proficiency and solid Microsoft Office skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Good Danish and Dutch language skills is an advantage

Desired qualifications for senior commercial advisor

  • Professional experience from either the Dutch or Danish market
  • Professional contacts within either the health sector or the tech/IT sector networks will be an asset

We offer

  • An exciting, inter-cultural and dynamic organization with trade colleagues all over the world 
  • A workplace in the centre of The Hague
  • A friendly and informal atmosphere

Employment conditions

  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven results
  • Minimum 32 hours with the possibility of full time employment
  • 1 year position with the possibility of extension
  • Starting date junior position: 1st of August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • Starting date senior position: 15th of September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

About us
The Danish Embassy in The Netherlands has 16 employees and is part of the Danish Foreign Service.
See more at
www.um.dk and www.nederlandene.um.dk

Application and recruitment process
For the junior position please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and references) in English or Danish to haaamb@um.dk marked Commercial Attaché / Junior no later than 13 July 2020. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews, expected to take place in the second half of July 2020. - this position has been filled.

For the senior position please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and references) in English or Danish to haaamb@um.dk marked Commercial Attaché / Senior no later than 21 August 2020. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews, expected to take place in the first half of September 2020.

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. The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Commercial Attaché, Head of Trade, Heide Ehlert-Jürgensen,
heiehl@um.dk , tel.: +31 6 1460 7820

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Danmarks ambassade i Nederlandene

Koninginnegracht 30

2514 AB Den Haag
Telefon: +31 (0) 70 302 5959

E-mail: haaamb@um.dk

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