Strategic Business Developer & Advisor creating access to the Californian energy 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 sustainable and efficient energy solutions from Denmark in the US? Then perhaps you are our new Commercial Advisor in Silicon Valley, California.

deadline september 29, 2019
Based at the Consulate General of Denmark in Palo Alto you will work to create partnerships, assist Danish companies within energy to grow and promote their business in the United States. You will be part of the Energy and Environment Team of +20 advisors across the Danish missions in North America. Your day-to-day work will be in tandem with the government-to-government energy advisor at the consulate, promoting energy cooperation between Denmark and California and colleagues in the Innovation Centre at the Consulate General in Palo Alto.As a Strategic Business Developer & Advisor with a strong commercial track-record in the energy sector you will provide advisory services to Danish companies on their U.S. market strategies and be responsible for developing project opportunities, delivering strategic advice and executing with the purpose of creating access to the market. Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Research, develop and present North American market entry strategies, business development strategies, and market intelligence to Danish companies.
  • Promote Danish strongholds and solutions to North American partners including government/external relations and industry professionals to expand the market
  • Project manager responsibility with executing role for the Danish partner companies in commercial energy projects.
  • Market research and analyses of the energy sector including US-based competition, resulting in execution of project proposals that meet client expectations.
  • Contribute to meeting the Energy & Environment Team’s KPIs such as value creation and income targets.
  • Support the team leader in strategic outreach toward stakeholders, decisions makers and companies in the United States and Denmark.

Required qualifications

  • BSc (minimum) with 3-5 years of relevant work experience in business and project development, consulting, sales.
  • Ambitious, outgoing and able to handle multiple tasks efficiently.
  • A well-developed sense of responsibility and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken).
  • Experience with energy solutions and a good knowledge of Danish strongholds in the energy sector.

Employment conditions

  • You will be hired on local terms as “Commercial Advisor” by the Consulate General of Denmark in Silicon Valley, 299 California Ave., Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Starting date as soon as possible.
  • 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.
  • Work and residence permit will be provided (for a potential spouse residence permit only)
  • The Trade Council conducts paid export advisory services with targets such as income targets and value creation.
  • Your contract is regulated according to the “Local 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 to 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 Consul General Katrine Joensen and the Team leader for Energy Jakob Skaarup Nielsen, no later than September 29, 2019 Questions can be directed to Katrine and Jakob. 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. For further information visit The Trade Council's website.

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