Strategic Business Developer & Advisor creating access to the californian market

Innovation Centre Denmark, Silicon Valley

Udlandet (øvrige)

Are you an innovator with a strong business acumen and consulting experience? Do you want to assist Danish companies with business development projects and market strategizing in California? Are you keen on promoting energy efficiency as a core driver for export of Danish energy technology? Then perhaps you are our new Commercial Advisor in Silicon Valley, California.

deadline august 23, 2019
Based in the epicenter of Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, you will work to strengthen Denmark’s relations to the U.S. energy sector, and assist Danish companies expanding their activities in the United States in the field of energy efficiency. We are seeking a Strategic Business Developer & Advisor with a strong commercial track-record in the energy sector to join our team at the Consulate General and Innovation Centre of Denmark. You will provide advisory services to Danish companies in their U.S. market strategies and be responsible for maturing project opportunities by developing our network to relevant stakeholders in the United States and creating access to the market for energy technology. You will work in tandem with our new government-to-government energy advisor, promoting energy cooperation between Denmark and California, and the Innovation Centre at the Consulate General in Palo Alto, and will be part of the Trade Council’s North American Energy & Environment Team.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Business development on behalf of Danish partner companies.
  • Research, develop and present North American market entry strategies, business development strategies, and market intelligence to Danish companies.
  • Project manager responsibility with executing role for the Danish partner companies in scoping flagship & pilot projects.
  • Expand the local network in California and engage in collaborative discussions with relevant customer segments, authorities, associations and other key stakeholders.
  • Work as a link between U.S. customers & stakeholders and Danish partners to strengthen US-Danish trade relations on energy efficiency.
  • Contribute to meeting team KPIs such as value creation and income targets.

Required qualifications:

  • BS (minimum) with 5-8 years of relevant work experience in business and project development, consulting, sales, etc.
  • Ambitious, efficient, outgoing and able to handle multiple tasks and work under time pressure.
  • A well-developed sense of responsibility and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken).
  • Experience with energy efficiency solutions and a good knowledge of Danish strongholds in the energy sector.

Employment conditions:

  • You will be hired as a “Commercial Advisor” at the Consulate General of Denmark in Silicon Valley, 200 Page Mill Road, Suite 100, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Starting date as soon as possible in 2019
  • You will be offered full time employment for 3 years with the possibility of extension on a local contract. Your standard working hours are 37 hours per week
  • The Trade Council conducts paid export advisory services with targets, such as value creation and key performance indicators
  • Your contract is regulated according to the “Staff Rules” of the Danish representations in North America.
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant work experience and proven work-related results.
  • Other benefits: paid vacation, healthcare (80% employer contribution), pension scheme and potential for year-end bonus
  • Traveling in the US and to Denmark should be expected.

Questions and the application process
To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education) in English to Katrine Joensen and Jacob Vind, no later than August 23, 2019. Questions can be directed to Katrine and Jacob. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews.

About us
The Consulate General of Denmark Silicon Valley is a dynamic workplace that promotes Denmark’s political, commercial interests, and facilitates innovation and research cooperation with the United States. We are approximately 30 professional colleagues at the Consulate with a busy and varied workday. The Consulate General also houses an Innovation Centre working to create a lasting bridge between technology focused companies, research institutions, investors, public agencies, and other key players in Denmark and Silicon Valley.

The Trade Council is the governmental export and investment promotion organization under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The organization comprises all governmental activities designed to promote Danish export and foreign investment in Denmark under one roof. Our purpose is to bring value to our clients in Denmark in terms of growth and job creation.

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The Consulate attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

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