View Vacancy - TRADE & INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE (LIFE SCIENCES & MANAGEMENT)

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Department for International Trade roles (DIT)
Department for International Trade (DIT)

Main purpose of job:


This Trade and Investment Associate supports both the US Head of Sector – BioPharma) to generate FDI and Export leads, develop meeting schedules, compile research and information and contributes to briefings for VIP visitors, and supports the Head of Trade & Investment with team budget management, client engagement and special projects.


Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

 

Support the forging of strong relationships with business leaders, trade associations, and interlocutors both in the UK and the US.  

 

Generate leads and projects from US prospects looking to set up in the UK, and support UK companies in our High Value Campaigns to grow their US sales and footprint, keeping excellent client records in our CRM.

 

Deliver impactful, targeted marketing programs and events in conjunction with partners and stakeholders to build DIT awareness, promote key messages, and showcase UK competitiveness.



Support the Head of Trade & Investment with budgeting and forecasting, cross Boston-Post programs including trade missions and VIP visits and tracking/reporting outcomes.



 

  • Bachelor’s degree or experience - in a Life Sciences field is preferred;
  • Relevant work experience and/or business development experience in the US and, ideally, the UK;
  • Strong client management experience
  • Strong administrator with keen communication skills
  • Proactivity, organized and works to deadlines, prioritizes and is able to multi-task;
  • A self-starter, able to work independently and show initiative with limited day-to-day supervision while operating as part of a wider team with shared goals and wide-ranging objectives;
  • Strong networking skills;
  • Computer literacy in standard Microsoft applications;
  • Driving license and ability to undertake occasional air travel including overnight stays

Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office.  Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work. 
*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defense Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.



  • Strong emotional intelligence, showing ability to work calmly to deadlines and manage work which requires a high degree of collaboration.
  • Experience/knowledge of the UK's investment proposition and business environment is preferred;

Under US State Department requirements, the UK Government in the US may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Permanent Residents or A visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at our office.  Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All selected candidates are subject to background checks and will require a security clearance prior to starting work. 
*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defense Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.

Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service
22 October 2019
B3 (L)
Full-time
40
North America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
Boston
British Consulate
1
26.35
9 December 2019

All new DIT staff undertaken Orientation in the UK and in NY in their first 6 months and receive sector specific briefing in order to understand the UK’s High Value Campaigns, and areas of strength. Ongoing opportunities include ‘learning sets’ to explore ongoing learning to enhance skills.


The Boston office works full-flex hours, providing team members the opportunity to work from home 1-2 days a week (after 6 months), and flex daily hours to those needed for business purposes balanced with homelife. Some after hours work is required from time to time.


The UK Government operating in the US offers a substantial benefits package including generous leave, a choice of medical insurance, 401(k) matching up to 7%, extensive learning opportunities and a great work/life balance. 
Staff recruited locally are subject to terms and conditions of service in accordance with US, state, and/or local employment law.
Individuals who are not a US taxpaying citizen will be paid a net salary based on a simulated US tax status.
Internal candidates must inform their supervisor before they apply to a different position.
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.
The British Embassy is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and to creating a diverse working environment, free from discrimination, where everyone is included and treated fairly, based on merit alone. We are an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or any other criterion protected by law.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.