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The Danish Embassy in Mexico is looking for a new high performing commercial advisor to join our fantastic team

Position: Commercial advisor with focus on health 

Type of employment: Full time (37 hours), permanent employment on a local contract 

Starting date: As soon as possible, preferable starting October 1st, but no later than November 1st 2019 

Location: The Embassy of Denmark in Mexico, Polanco, Mexico City Deadline for application: September 25th, 2019 at 16:00 local time (Mexico). 

Deadline for application: September 25th, 2019 at 16:00 local time (Mexico).

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The Embassy of Denmark in Mexico is hiring a proactive, ambitious and result-oriented commercial advisor to assist and support Danish companies in Mexico and Latin America within the Health Sector. 

About the commercial department and the job 

The Commercial Department at the Danish Embassy consists of five high performing colleagues. We are an integrated part of the Danish Trade Council and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and provide support on a consultancy basis to Danish companies at the Mexican market and Mexican companies looking for Danish technology, products and knowhow. We have a close and strong cooperation with four sector counsellors here at the embassy, among them a counsellor on health, and the ambassador.

The Commercial Advisor will have an annual income target to meet and will be measured on the quality of the services delivered to the companies and the performance in the team/the embassy. 

The Commercial Department is part of a close regional cooperation among the Danish Embassies in Latin America and the Advisor will be born member of our regional sector team for Health.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Your job will be to assist and support Danish companies in Mexico and Latin America utilizing the strongholds of MFA and supporting Mexican companies interested in Danish products and knowhow. 

To achieve this goal you will engage in a number of commercial and Global Public Affairs activities. Your tasks will include the following:

  • Identifying concrete business opportunities in Mexico for Danish companies, drawing upon your knowledge and network within the Health Sector and the strongholds of MFA/The Embassy.  
  • In coordination with your colleagues in the Latin American Health Team, to identify and engage in dialogue with Danish companies in the sector, supporting them utilizing the strongholds of MFA to take advantage of the business opportunities in Mexico and in other Latin American markets.
    Stakeholder management with the relevant key Mexican authorities and private organizations on behalf of Danish companies. Develop and facilitate high-level stakeholder commercial events.  
  • Develop, arrange and participate in sales- and partner-visits in Mexico on behalf of Danish companies from the Health Sector, developing market opportunities. 
  • Assist on strategic Danish government priorities in the Mexican health sector  
  • Contribute to the Embassy´s social media platforms in relation to the commercial activities.

About You

You have a strong interest in facilitating the successful presence on the Mexican market of Danish companies. Furthermore, you should have: 

  • A relevant university degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, preferable from working in a Danish company/organization. 
  • High-performing track record with a solid experience within sales and/or consultancy 
  • Strong proficiency in English, both spoken and written (Danish is a plus). 
  • Strong proficiency in Spanish, both spoken and written. 
  • High level of energy and focus – and be innovative, proactive and motivated by executing. 
  • An empathetic and ambitious team player with an eager to share and learn from colleagues and willing to walk the needed extra mile to support the companies, secure execution and quality. 
  • The ability to listen, understand and underpin the specific business needs from the companies 
  • Interest in/willingness to travel up to 1 – 3 times per year to Denmark and/or Latin America 
  • Have a solid network within the health sector and a strong understanding of the sector.

We Offer

The Embassy offers a full time position in an international work environment with “Danish values”.

  • An open office environment with a great, motivated and high performing group of colleagues at the Embassy in Mexico and at the Danish Embassies in Latin America. 
  • We value great emphasis on delegation of tasks and responsibilities, openness, independence, flexibility, transparency and a minimum of hierarchy to be able to excel. 
  • You will have great possibilities for developing your competences in an international setting. 
  • The workweek will be 37 hours (flexible work hours) and salary will be based on qualifications.  
  • Five weeks of vacation, a medical care and for you to be part of an attractive bonus system.

Contract will be in accordance with standards for The Danish Foreign Service and Mexican Labour Law.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & the Trade Council of Denmark value diversity and equal opportunities for all and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Application and Recruitment Process

We require the following documents:

  • Cover letter/motivational letter: your motivation and how you see yourself adding value to the position (in English) 
  • CV (in English). 
  • Documentation of relevant education. 
  • Recommendations and 2 – 3 references. 
  • It is expected that the candidate for the job has applied for a permission to work in Mexico before accessing the position. The Embassy will assist with the documents related to the position.

Please submit your application with the relevant supporting documents to mexamb_recruitment@um.dk cc jacgre@um.dk marked “Application: Commercial Advisor (Health)”.

Deadline is the 25th of September at 16:00 local time (Mexico). Selected candidates will be invited for interviews, which is expected to take place first week of October 2019.

Please note: Only selected candidates will receive a reply on their application.

Final candidates will have to pass standard security clearance by the Danish authorities.

Additional information

For additional information about the position, please feel free to contact Deputy Head of Mission and Head of the commercial department, Jacob Green jacgre@um.dk

Please also consult our websites www.mexico.um.dk and www.um.dk/en/tradecouncil/

Embassy of Denmark, Mexico City Phone +52 (55) 5255 3405 E-mail: mexamb@um.dk