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Vacant position at the Consulate General in Sao Paulo - Commercial ICT Advisor

04.01.2018  18:03
The danish Consulate General in São Paulo is looking for our new advisor with a strong background within the IT/tech sector 

Position: Commercial advisor within IT/tech sector
Type of employment: Full time (40 hrs)

Starting date: February 1st 2018 or as soon as possible hereafter
Location: Rua Oscar Freire 379, cj 31, 02426-001 São Paulo, Brazil
Deadline for application: January 8th 2018

 

The Trade Council of Denmark in Latin America is seeking to recruit an empathetic and results-oriented commercial advisor to assist Danish companies looking to enter/expand business in Brazil within IT/the Tech Sector, with a focus on a variety of subsectors, such as (but not exclusively) software for E-Commerce, Fintech and E-learning.

 

About the Team

The Trade Council of Denmark in Latin America is based at the diplomatic missions of Denmark in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico and is part of the Danish foreign service.

We are organized in sector teams across the five markets and concentrate our efforts within four strategic sectors, IT/tech being one of them. As commercial advisor based in São Paulo you will be working in close coordination with the other members of the IT/Tech Team across Latin America.

 

About the Job

The Trade Council of Denmark provides advisory service against a fee to Danish companies seeking commercial opportunities in the Brazilian and Latin American markets. Your primary focus will be advisory within IT/tech, with a strong focus on software solutions for E-Commerce, Fintech and E-learning, but also other areas within IT/tech with a match between Brazilian needs and Danish offerings. Additionally, you are expected to show flexibility being ready to contribute to handling tasks outside these areas when required, including the Creatives sectors (fashion, design and architecture).

With your background in the Brazilian IT/tech sector you will be playing an important support role in helping your regional colleagues servicing Danish suppliers to the sector. At the same time, you will receive strong sparring from the Trade Council’s global IT/tech team spanning more than 60 markets and with the team leader based in Copenhagen.

Together with your regional team leader and colleagues in the LATAM region, you will formulate and lead the execution of a strategy to support Danish suppliers within the IT/tech sector in the region in 2018 and the years to come.

 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities as Commercial Advisor

  • Identifying concrete business opportunities for Danish companies in Brazil, drawing upon your knowledge and network within the Brazilian IT/tech sector
  • In coordination with your colleagues in the Latin American IT/tech sector team, identify and engage in dialogue with the Danish companies in the sector, helping them understand the business opportunities in Brazil and in other Latin American markets
  • Prepare market entry for Danish companies by developing market analyses and partner searches
  • Arrange and participate in sales and partner visits in Brazil on behalf of Danish companies from the IT/tech sector
  • Break down barriers to entry by assisting companies in their contact with public authorities
  • Contribute to the Trade Council of Denmark’s social media platforms in relation to commercial activities

About You

  • Relevant university degree within the IT/tech sector and/or business
  • Min. 7 years of work experience from the Brazilian IT/tech sector
  • A solid network within the IT/tech sector in Brazil and a strong understanding of the dynamics in the sector
  • Solid experienced within sales, purchase and/or consultancy
  • Strong proficiency in English, both spoken and written, is a must
  • High level of energy and focus – a curious mind-set, motivated by acquiring new knowledge
  • An empathetic team player with an eager to share and learn from colleagues
  • Interest in/Willingness to travel up to 3 – 5 times internationally per year, perhaps more
  • Valid driver license

We Offer

  • An international and inter-cultural work environment with values such as openness, independence and flexibility
  • Great possibilities of combining your sector knowledge and commercial skills in an international context
  • Business travels to Denmark and the Latin American region
  • An open office environment with an enthusiastic group of trade colleagues.
  • Possibility of doing home office on a regular basis
  • Salary based on qualifications. A bonus system based on team performance.
  • Full time employment on a local contract according to Brazilian labour rules (CLT)
  • Health care coverage and VR

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & the Trade Council of Denmark value diversity and equal opportunities for all and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

 

Application and Recruitment Process

We require the following documents:

  • Cover letter/motivational letter: your motivation and how you see yourself adding value to the position (in English)
  • CV (in English)
  • Proof of relevant education
  • Recommendations (in English or Portuguese) + 2 – 3 references

Please submit to saogkl@um.dk marked “Application: Commercial advisor (IT/tech sector)”

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews – expected to take place January

Final candidates will have to pass security clearance by the Danish authorities.

 

Questions
For questions regarding the position, pls contact HR coordinator Kristiane Pinto (kripin@um.dk)

 

About us
For more information about the Danish Diplomatic Missions in Brazil and the Trade Council of Denmark, please see www.brasilien.um.dk and https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3640904/

 



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