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Job Title:
Senior Commercial Officer (m/f)

The starting salary is 6,002 EURO gross per month plus benefits (13th month salary and contribution to the pension plan)

Vacancy type:



Consulate of Canada in Munich / Ontario office

Closing date for applications:
10-12-2017 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
The Senior Commercial Officer - Ontario is a local employee of the Government of Canada who works autonomously and reports to the Head of Program at the Ontario Trade & Investment Office (TIO) located in Munich. The position is required to contribute to the planning, development and delivery of the Province of Ontario's investment attraction, trade program development, and research and innovation partnerships within the TIO area of operation and sector responsibility.

Essential qualifications:
Essential Requirements (screening criteria)

- Higher education degree (minimum Bachelors) from an accredited college or university.

- Minimum of five years of work experience out of the past seven years in promoting international business development, either in the public or the private sector
- Experience in project management (such as strategic planning, tracking/reporting results and/or trade promotion events organization);
- Experience conducting research and analysis and providing strategic advice, briefings and written reports to senior management and/or clients on business issues;
- Experience in maintaining and developing business network contacts in Germany in at least one sector of interest to Ontario exporters (Automotive, Clean Tech, Life Sciences, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Agrifood)

- Professional level of German (oral and written)
- Professional level of English (oral and written)

Rated Requirements
- Professional knowledge of client management software and planning and budgeting tools (e.g. salesForce, Microsoft Dynamics, Trio, etc.)
- Extensive knowledge of the German economy in at least three important sectors
- Knowledge of trade-related policy as it relates to trade promotion, including free trade agreements.
- Knowledge of key sectors of the Ontario economy
- Knowledge of how to organize a VIP visit such as CEOs, Senior Management (and or political or Government representatives such as Mayors, member of Parliament, ministers) including incoming/outgoing business delegations.

Abilities and Skills:
- Ability to take initiative
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to prioritize
- Excellent presentation and communication skills in both German and English
- Client service orientation
- Organizational skills

Asset Qualifications:
- Working level knowledge of French

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
- Ability to travel on occasion
- Ability to work overtime according to operational needs

Condition(s) of Employment:
- Ability to obtain an Enhanced Reliability Clearance
- Valid work permit for Germany for an indeterminate period at present

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Germany at present, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below and whose applications are received by the closing date. The selected candidate must provide a local address as proof of residence.

Important Notes:
How to apply:

- Please complete the online application form and submit your c.v. in English or French. Please include in your c.v. document the name, title, telephone and email address of at least two people whom we could contact about your previous work experience. Please include in your c.v. document also copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency by creating one pdf document.
- Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential (and asset) qualifications.
- Important note: Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in the c.v. as described above.

Important notes:

- Please note that the Embassy or Consulate of Canada does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
- Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in your c.v. as described above.
- Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
- Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users.
- Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
- Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
- The Embassy or Consulate of Canada does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
- If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know before the application process.
- The results of this competition will be also used to establish an eligibility list to staff positions for a determinate and indeterminate period on a full-time or part-time basis.

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