British Consulate General-Boston: Trade & Investment Officer: Financial Services & Energy / British Embassy / Washington, DC
British Embassy /Washington, DC
This position presents a unique opportunity to join a dynamic team focused on delivering aggressive investment results for Great Britain by fostering Trans-Atlantic business development linkages between British and American companies and markets in the Financial Services and Energy sectors.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government’s international trade promotion and economic development agency, which works closely with UKTI London and the Devolved Administrations of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to drive foreign investment into the UK, and to support British companies interested in doing business in the US (www.uktradeinvestusa.com).
This position is a leading member of the UK Trade and Investment team in Cambridge, reporting to the Head of UKTI in Cambridge. This Officer will work as part of a wider team responsible for developing strong relationships with C-level executives in companies across the New England region that are either currently invested in the UK or that are poised for international expansion, and with UK companies who are exploring US market entry or further developing their US channels.
The successful candidate will have sound knowledge of the Financial Services, Energy and Cleantech sectors in New England, and preferably the UK.
Main Job Functions:
â€¢Proactively approach New England Financial and Energy companies to discuss the UK, then provide assistance to help them set up new or expand existing operations in the UK
â€¢Raise awareness of the UK by developing marketing and outreach campaigns â€“ utilising Senior / Diplomatic and Industry speakers.
â€¢Facilitate and successfully manage visit programs, plan company meetings and introductions, and produce and manage events;
â€¢Be a speaker at relevant industry events in New England and the UK
â€¢Establish and manage relationships with senior level business leaders, key association groups, and multiplier organisations;
â€¢Meet annual investment targets and build active client pipeline through developing and managing relationships with C-level executives and business leaders in the sector
â€¢Conduct research and compile tailored reports on industry trends, best routes to market and potential US business partners and business opportunities for UK companies
â€¢Monitor market trends, research and identify market opportunities, and manage events and corresponding investment, marketing and local budgets. This will include occasional travel to the UK to understand sector clusters alive in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England in order to promote effectively to a US audience.
â€¢Sound knowledge of the New England and UK propositions for Financial Services and Energy â€“ including financial regulation and energy policy.
â€¢Strong client account management experience and a proven track record in consultative sales.
â€¢An excellent knowledge of UK and US general business environment â€“ taxation, company formation, R&D tax credits, incentives and key selling points
â€¢Excellent research, analysis and report writing skills, particularly the ability to produce high quality outputs;
â€¢A minimum of a bachelors degree in business, finance, economics, international marketing or communications
â€¢Minimum of five years relevant work experience and/or business development experience in the US or UK, ideally in the Financial Services sector
â€¢The ability to work in a team environment towards shared goals;
â€¢An understanding of both private and public sector operations;
â€¢Strong networking skills;
â€¢Proven line management experience;
â€¢A demonstrable track record of business development or sales achievement;
â€¢High self-motivation and initiative;
â€¢Computer literacy in standard Microsoft applications and Client Relationship Management (CRM) software applications;
â€¢Driving license and ability to undertake air travel including overnight stays.
Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. The appointment of a successful candidate will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.
The target salary for this position is $66,900 annualized. Salary will be confirmed upon offer of employment.
Resume and a cover letter with salary history should be submitted in a .doc (word) file format by Monday 1 July 2013 to https://careers-britishembassy.icims.com/…gy/job. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis as required. Internal candidates must address their resumes through the Head of Group before applying. Interviews will be held in Boston, MA in the week of 8th July.
Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. The cover letter should be concise and reference the top 3 key qualities that you can bring to this role, showing reference to the job advertisement, UKTI websites and your work experience.
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we can not guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.
The British Consulate-General is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or other categ
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