View Vacancy - KL - Trade Manager - Healthcare, B3 (L)

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

Reporting to the Deputy Director (Malaysia), the jobholder will develop and implement the Malaysian element of the ASEAN Healthcare Trade Campaign, delivering high value export wins and identifying and tackling relevant market access barriers. This will include working with teams in the wider High Commission and across our ASEAN network. There will be opportunities for travel within Malaysia and, occasionally, in the region and to the UK.

Roles and responsibilities:

Main Duties:

  • Develop and implement the Malaysian element of the ASEAN Healthcare Trade Campaign, ensuring cost and time effective deployment of budget and staff allocated to the Campaign, so that it delivers high value wins to the UK economy in the form of increased exports and overseas direct investment
  • Work collaboratively with the ASEAN Healthcare Trade Campaign Lead Officer in Jakarta and colleagues in Healthcare UK in our London headquarters and other teams in the High Commission to ensure DIT work fits the bigger picture
  • Proactively develop and maintain a strong knowledge of the Healthcare market in Malaysia, including local players, trends,  opportunities, challenges and competitors, and use this knowledge in one to one meetings, presentations and market research reports, to advise UK-based companies on how to do business successfully in Malaysia
  • Identifying and building productive relationships with key stakeholders and influencers in public and private sectors in Malaysia and the UK
  • Contribute to briefing, speeches and programmes for Ministers, other VIPs and senior officials visiting Malaysian and the UK
  • Effective housekeeping including uploading evidence of services and interactions with key contacts to the Departmental Database, providing fortnightly updates of activity and progress to the Regional Trade Commissioner’s office and submitting accurate bids for funding and robust reporting of budgets.
  • Line management of 1xA2 Healthcare Trade Assistant

Key competencies:

Achieving commercial outcomes:

  • Degree holder, with business-related specialisations an advantage
  • Proven business acumen with at least  3 years work experience, preferably in Healthcare or related sectors within Malaysia

Leading and communicating:

  • A strong team-player, able to work flexibly across a wide range of stakeholders, organisations, and cultures with sensitivity and effectiveness
  • Able to work across cultures and organisations with sensitivity and effectiveness
  • Excellent written and spoken English with the ability to communicate and influence at all levels

Seeing the bigger picture:

  • Being alert to emerging issues and trends which might impact or benefit the team’s work
  • Designing, delivering and evaluating strategy
  • Ensuring the team’s activities are fully aligned with DIT Country Plan priorities 

Collaborating and partnering:

  • Ability to establish relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to support delivery of business outcomes
  • Encouraging collaborative team working within own team and across the wider network

Fluent in spoken and written English

Good IT skills including proficiency in the latest Microsoft Office applications

Academic qualifications or substantive work experience related to international trade or the healthcare sector
Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes
21 August 2019
B3 (L)
Fixed Term
24 months
Asia Pacific
Kuala Lumpur
British High Commission
30 August 2019

The position is advertised on a 24-month fixed term contract with an option to extend depending on DIT needs, approval and staff’s performance. 

The British High Commission offers a competitive remuneration package, benefits, leave entitlement of 20 days per annum (calculated on pro rata basis) and a range of learning and development opportunities including courses, access to significant on line training materials and on the job learning and development opportunities. The British High Commission works hard to provide L&D opportunities to staff. There are a wide range of options available for personal development including training courses, coaching and mentoring, job-shadowing, presentations and learning sets. Staff have access to a wide variety of online resources through the Diplomatic Academy and Civil Service Learning.  The job-holder will be required to take some specific training courses related to their role. All new staff undertake a workplace induction and there are a number of mandatory e-learning courses covering areas such as diversity, health and safety, and information management.

The High Commission supports flexible working and there is scope within this role to shape a working pattern around the job holder.  Options that could be agreed with the line manager include non-standard working hours, compressed hours, and working remotely (from home) one or two days a week. 

No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. You must have or be able to obtain local work permit in Malaysia in order to apply.

Staff recruited locally by the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur is subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law. 

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment checks. 

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