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Commercial Officer - Ontario Office (m/f/d)

The starting salary for a full-time position is 4,456 EUR gross per month plus a 13th months salary and benefits.

Vacancy type:




Closing date for applications:
21-07-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

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:
Candidates will initially be screened on the Essential Requirements below and must demonstrate in their cover letter/c.v. how they meet these criteria. Only those candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements and demonstrate this clearly within their application will then proceed to the next stage of the process.

The Essential Requirements are:
- 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
- Experience working with client management software, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Professional level of German (written and spoken)
- Professional level of English (written and spoken)

Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: cover letter, written test, oral communication, interview and reference checks.

The Rated Requirements are:
- Extensive knowledge of the German economy notably in at least two sectors of importance for Ontario (such as life sciences, ICT, agri-food or advanced manufacturing).
- Knowledge of Ontario and the Ontario economy, including the key sectors of interest for Ontario companies looking to export to Germany (such as life sciences, ICT, agri-food or advanced manufacturing).
- Knowledge of organising incoming and outgoing delegations (including high level political delegations and business focussed groups)
- Knowledge of managing budgets and basic accounting procedures
- 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:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications. Candidates must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their cover letter.

The Asset qualifications are:
- Existing business network in Germany
- Work experience in a representational function
- Working level knowledge of French

Organizational Needs:

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

Condition(s) of Employment:
- Security check and approval of Reliability Status
- Valid work permit for Germany at present

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Germany, 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 at offer stage. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor. Please note: the Embassy or Consulate do not directly or indirectly sponsor work permits. You must show a proof that you have the required work permit at application stage.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
- Please complete the online application form and submit your c.v. in English or French. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their c.v. how they meet all essential (and asset) qualifications. 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.
- Please note that the Embassy or Consulate of Canada does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly. You must have a work permit for Germany at the stage of your application.
- 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 or emergency employment.

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