28 Jun, 2022

Are you looking for a challenging, exciting job in an international setting? Do you enjoy marketing international locations and building networks and business relationships?

OCO Global is a leading authority on foreign investment and offers a range of economic development services, products and unique company assessment tools. At OCO we’ve been providing economic development solutions for over 20 years to leading organisations such as the UK DIT, Enterprise Florida, JobsOhio, JETRO, Invest HongKong, Business France, UNCTAD, IEDC and WAIPA. With headquarters in Belfast and offices in Dublin, London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Dubai, Shanghai and Tokyo, we employ a multinational and multilingual staff of over 120 full time consultants specializing in Trade and Investment.

We offer you a maximum of opportunities for a career path that suits you. As part of our team in Germany, you will play a key role in supporting our international clients in acquiring foreign direct investment (FDI) and companies in their market entry.#

Key responsibilities

  • Project management and successful service delivery against targets and timeline in relation to a number of client contracts (representation and lead generation contracts for North American & European EDOs)
  • Identifying and contacting companies from different geographies (focus on DACH-region and Europe) who are planning cross-border investment to discuss expansion strategies
  • Telephone and face to face meetings with senior level executives providing specific location solutions and sector propositions. Follow up meetings as appropriate
  • Support trade requests by foreign companies for Europe market assessment, agent and distribution partner searches, and customer identification
  • Support strategic consulting projects in FDI and Trade
  • Attendance of relevant industry events to expand networks and identify investing companies
  • Developing and maintaining a network of relevant intermediaries and multipliers
  • Lead on day-to-day client communication and develop relationship to potentially grow the account
  • Ensure accurate reporting to the clients expected standards and input to internal and client CRMs
  • Assisting with business development opportunities and contributing to proposals as required
  • Contribution to thought leadership (e.g. through conducting inward investment trends analysis)
  • Any other duties as required

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Master’s Degree or above in Economics, Business Administration, Economic Geography, InternationalRelations, or similar
  • >2 years of experience in economic development and/or international business development
  • Strong understanding of international economics, foreign direct investment and trade
  • Proven experience in project management, lead generation and outreach and achieving/exceeding targets
  • Excellent communication skills in German, English and ideally one additional language
  • Committed team player with a high sense of responsibility and dedication
  • Excellent research and analysis skills, structured and thorough work
  • Flexible attitude and willingness to regularly travel

What we offer

  • Outstanding career opportunities through individual support, challenging
    project work and a strong OCO network
  • Permanent position with attractive salary conditions
  • Flexible working and home office options
  • Company pension scheme with special conditions
  • Mentoring: Personal mentors, career support: advanced training within
    the framework of our OCO Learning HUB
  • Flat hierarchies & intensive teamwork nationally & internationally

Closing Date

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a covering letter and CV outlining your experience and suitability for the role in German or English to :valentina.pijanovic@ocoglobal.com by 15th July 2022.

OCO Global is an Equal Opportunities Employer