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Commercial Officer (m/f) - Ontario Office

The monthly starting salary for this position is 4,421 EURO gross. The successful candidate receives a 13th month salary, will be entitled to 30 days of vacation per year and will benefit of an employer’s contribution to the pension plan.

Vacancy type:



Ontario Office in the Consulate of Canada in Munich

Closing date for applications:
18-03-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Reporting to the Head of Program at the Ontario Trade and Investment Office (TIO), the position is required to help develop and implement strategies to increase economic activity in Ontario through investment attraction, trade opportunities, and research and innovation partnerships within the TIO area of operation and the sector responsibility.

The position is also responsible to oversee the general administration of the Ontario TIO for office organization, general accounting duties related to co-location, such as financial record­ keeping and reporting, budget monitoring, scheduling of external meetings and travel for the Head of Program, as well as vendor and client liaison.

Essential qualifications:
Essential Qualifications

- Higher education degree (minimum Bachelors) from an accredited University

- Minimum of two years of work experience out of the past five years in promoting international business development, either in the public or the private sector
- Experience in organizing commercial events (such as networking events, business or investment promotion, or matchmaking events)
- Experience in project management

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

Rated Requirements:

- Extensive knowledge of the German economy notably in at least two sectors of importance for Ontario.
- Knowledge of Ontario and the Ontario economy, including the key sectors of interest for Ontario companies looking to export to Germany
- Knowledge of organising incoming and outgoing delegations (including high level political delegations and business focussed groups)
- Knowledge of managing budgets and basic accounting procedures

Abilities and Skills:
- Ability to take initiative
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to prioritise
- Networking skills
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Client service orientation
- Organisational skills

Asset Qualifications:
- Existing business network in Germany
- Work experience in a representational function
- Working level knowledge of French
- Experience working with customer relationship management software

Organizational Needs:

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

Condition(s) of Employment:
- Ability to obtain an enhanced reliability clearance
- Valid work permit for Germany
- Residence in Germany

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.
- Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
- 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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