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View Vacancy - Senior Trade Adviser (ROU623)

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

The British Embassy in Bucharest is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is looking to recruit a Senior Trade Adviser for the Department for International Trade (DIT) Bucharest Team.

DIT is the UK Government organisation that helps UK-based companies to succeed in Romania and other international markets. DIT also assists overseas companies to bring high-quality investment to the UK’s economy.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Assist UK companies to successfully access the Romanian market in the sectors of responsibility;
  • Act as Infrastructure Lead at national level and in charge of the delivery of the projects managed by Bucharest Post, under the CEN Rail and Airports HVC;
  • Offer Support to the CEN Nuclear HVC Lead on the respective sectors of activity (energy, including renewable, oil&gas etc., smart cities, etc.), at national and regional level, assist in the delivery of the regional activities in the Central and Eastern European Network, comprising 10 markets: Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia;
  • Generate and deliver DIT targets: export opportunities, export wins, Overseas Market Introduction Services (payable services) for the British companies, service deliveries etc., according to the activities agreed in the DIT Business Plan in other areas like energy, including renewable, oil&gas etc., smart cities, etc.;
  • Conduct market research: develop knowledge and contacts within the sectors of interest, participate to trade fairs and events, keep abreast of the Romanian economic situation, overall business environment and developments in the sectors of responsibility, draft official letters and reports;
  • Perform and record administrative duties in time, in a proper manner according to DIT and Post requirements and CRM system in use;
  • Assisting the CEN Nuclear HVC Lead on delivering the regional and national activities and developing successful relationships with companies interested in entering the Romanian and Central European markets;
  • Project management of campaign events and activities, assigning leading responsibilities to other members of the regional team for organising local initiatives and projects, under the CEN Rail and Airports HVC;
  • Administrative duties.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and fluency in English and Romanian, both verbal and written, with excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Strong track record of business development / sales experience required and proven market awareness of the national and regional business environment;
  • Experience in the Energy or Infrastructure / Rail sectors;
  • Ability to work in a diverse and cross cultural environment;
  • Strong team player;
  • Excellent personal communication and organisational skills;
  • Good abilities of researching, collecting and processing data and market information;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent personal communication and organisational skills;
  • IT literacy.
  • A college / university level degree in a relevant area or equivalent experience;
  • Experience with Oracle systems and databases preferred.
Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Demonstrating Resilience
19 January 2018
B3 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
5,584 gross
12 February 2018

This is a full-time position of 5 days (35 hours net per week) for a fixed-term contract of 2 years.

The annual leave entitlement is 21 days per year pro rata and the Embassy also enjoys a maximum of 14 Romanian / UK public holidays per year.

Monthly salary is RON 5,584 gross. In addition, staff are entitled to a 13th month salary pro rata and may receive a performance related bonus at year end. Staff also receive meal vouchers and a monthly subscription to a medical centre.

The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance, and satisfactory completion of a probationary period of 45 days.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions service according to Romanian employment law.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field "Application deadline".

We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Please be aware that the deadline for submitting applications is considered to be the time zone for the country where the vacancy has arisen.

This opportunity is closed to applications.