British Embassy B

Senior Trade Officer (CHEB21.089) (BB-2179E)

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Job Category : Department for International Trade roles (DIT)Job Subcategory :DITJob Description Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delay in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption. You may find more information in the Additional Information section below.The British Embassy in Berne is part of a worldwide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas .The Department for International Trade (DIT) at the British Embassy in Berne is looking to hire a Senior Trade Officer to lead on promoting British exports to Switzerland in financial services and crosscutting technology sector. The position will be based in Geneva.The jobholder will lead business development into the Swiss market as well as identifying market access barriers. Proven technical know how and commercial delivery skills are required. Confident and competent interaction with senior decision makers in companies will be essential, along with the ability to achieve impact at public events and deliver effective promotional messages on UK strengths.Roles and responsibilities:Provide competent support and advice to British financial services and tech companies wishing to enter the Swiss market;Deliver against DIT’s business plan and UK Plan for Growth;Build strategic relationships with organisations (private and public), that increase British trade by identifying export opportunities and future economic partnerships;Lead on the development of effective partnerships and networks with Swiss and Liechtenstein stakeholders such as industry, investors, academia and organisational bodies;Collaborate with colleagues from across the UK Government, in particular the Department for International Trade, as well as national and regional Swiss and Liechtenstein entities;Organise key events and activities which support British trade work in Switzerland and Liechtenstein including webinars, roadshows, trade missions and Ministerial visits;Analyse and report sector related as well as economic developments in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.Essential qualifications, skills and experience Proficiency in English and French or German (both written and spoken, minimum of C2 for English and B2 for French/German level for CEFR framework*);Enterprising business track record;Experienced networker with established relationships in Switzerland and Liechtenstein within at least one key industrial sector ( Financial/Professional Services, Tech, Engineering, Advance Manufacturing, Security);Knowledge and understanding of Swiss business;Analytical skills acquired in an international market context with a consultative sales approach to achieving results;Fast learning, self-starter who can demonstrate initiative, resilience, and project management skills;Good communicator, written and verbal;Confident in using platforms such Office 365, CRM;A team player with a collaborative approach who can work successfully within a geography and ‘virtual team’ to achieve common objectives.Desirable qualifications,skills and experience An understanding of trade policy / Market Access Barriers;Knowledge of the role government plays in international trade;Experience of working in an international trade promotion environment;Ease in using social media channels for business purpose.Required competencies Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Delivering at PaceApplication deadline: 11 April 2021Grade: B3 (L)Type of Position: Part-Time, PermanentWorking hours per week: 32Region: Europe, Eastern Europe & Central AsiaCountry/Territory : SwitzerlandLocation (City) : UK Mission to the Office of the United Nations, GenevaType of Post : British EmbassyNumber of vacancies :1Starting monthly salary : (CHF) 6,441.00Start Date : 1 June 2021Other benefits and conditions of employment This is a part-time permanent contract, of 32 hours per week.Gross monthly salary is CHF 6,441. In addition, staff are entitled to a 13th month salary pro rata. The annual leave entitlement is 25 days per year pro rata and the Embassy also enjoys a maximum of 14 Swiss/ UK public holidays per year.The successful candidate will be subject to professional background and security clearance. The successful candidate must have pre-existing work authorisation for Switzerland in order to apply. All applicants should have the right to live and work in Switzerland.Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions service according to Swiss employment law.Visa/work permit requirements: Candidates must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Switzerland and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the legal requirements to live and work in this country.Additional information Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on t

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