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Export Advisor on Environment and Water at the Danish Embassy in New Delhi

Position:                              Export Advisor
Type of employment:       Full Time
Starting date:                     As soon as possible
Location:                             Danish Embassy in New Delhi.                                                   Golf Links 11
Deadline for application:  April 19, 2018

The Embassy is seeking to recruit a locally employed Export Advisor to cover the sector Environment and Water. We are looking for a person who is flexible, out-going as well as an analytical and detail-oriented team player.

The candidate should have 6-8 years of in-depth experience in business development and sales within the Environment and Water sector and have a relevant Master’s degree. Focus will be on B to B sales and the candidate should have a good understanding of business and projects, including preparation and presentation of reports.

The candidate should understand how business is generally carried out in India and should possess the skills of developing good relationships and networking. The candidate will be covering the whole of India and will thus travel frequently in India as well as to Denmark.

The Danish Trade Council in India assists Danish companies and organisations and government in promoting Danish business ties with India. Assistance is provided to Danish companies/organisations both on an individual and joint export promotion basis. The Danish Trade Council is guided by a mission statement and activities are measured on a balanced scorecard including income target as well as customer value and quality targets.

Main tasks and responsibilities as Export Advisor:
• Matching opportunities in India with Danish company competences
• Lead generation with Danish companies
• Sales of consultancy services to Danish companies in the Environment and Water sectors
• Executing the sold services – market surveys, general market information and advice, strategic sparring, partner identification (Agents, Distributors, Suppliers), company establishment, marketing activities, gathering information on import regulations, customs, etc., planning and executing sector delegation visits.

Required professional experience:
• In-depth knowledge of the Environment and Water sector
• Proven track record in sales
• 6-8 years’ experience in consultancy or B2B
• Master’s degree with relevance for the Environment and Water sector

Personal qualifications:
• The individual is proactive and self-motivated to meet the service level agreed with the customers
• Real team player
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Good presentation skills
• Ability to understand the business opportunity for a given product, service or technology in India.
• Open minded to new ideas, information sources and business opportunities.
• Flexible work attitude (time & tasks)

We offer:
• 13 month salary
• 12% EPF equally contributed by the employee
• Phone equipment and usage for up to INR 2500/ month
• Medical coverage (80:20, where 80% of the medical expenditure is reimbursed by the Embassy)
• Standard working hours are 37 hours per week 
• You will be entitled to 25 days of paid leave per year
• Challenging and inspiring work environment as focus on Indian market opportunities intensifies
• Diversified job responsibilities and tasks providing an exciting learning environment for a 3-5 year period
• Exposure to key decision makers
• International environment – working with Danish companies, people and colleagues around the world
• The Danish Foreign Ministry – a brand name employer in a league of its own
• Part of the Trade Council South Asia team – providing basis for lots of involvement, ideas and activities
• Various training and traveling opportunities in India as well as in Denmark
• Regional/sector meetings and trainings 1-2 times per year
• External training opportunities in India at reputable organisations

Application and recruitment process
To apply for the position, please send your application (motivation letter and CV) in English to marked “Export Advisor” no later than April 19, 2018.

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

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews.

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.