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Job Title:
Trade Commissioner (m/f/d)

The starting salary is 4,456 EUR gross per month gross plus a 13th months salary and benefits.

Vacancy type:



Consulate of Canada in Dusseldorf

Closing date for applications:
21-02-2019 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, advises on and assists in the implementation of the Mission’s trade, investment and technology programs as it fits into the overall Germany IBD Program strategy. Current priority sector assignment is the Health Industries /Pharmaceuticals file.

Essential qualifications:
Essential Requirements:

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

- Minimum of three years of recent direct work experience in promoting international business development in the Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Digital Health, either in the public or the private sector. Recent experience is defined as within the last 5 years.
- Recent experience in organizing commercial or business events. Recent experience is defined as within the last 5 years.
- Minimum of three years’ recent experience in supervising and managing employees. Recent experience is defined as within the last 5 years
- Demonstrated experience in ensuring quality client services by resolving market entry issues.

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

Rated Requirements:

- Professional knowledge of client management software
- Extensive knowledge of the German economy notably in at least one important trade sector (e.g. Life Sciences or Pharmaceuticals)
- Knowledge of trade-related policy as it relates to trade promotion, including free trade agreements
- Knowledge of Canadian economy

Abilities and Skills:
- Ability to take initiative and as a self-starter
- Ability to integrate as part of a team (i.e. to share responsibilities and accountabilities)
- Ability to prioritise
- Ability to adapt and be flexible in problem solving
- Networking skills
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Client service orientation

Asset Qualifications:
- Existing business network in Germany (i.e. worked with distributors, agents, buyers and trade associations)
- Experience working in an international context (working in another country, working for a company / organization with a strong international culture)

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

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. 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 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.

- 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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