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French/Italian Analyst – Trade and Investment

Location: Belfast or Paris – October 2018

OCO Global is an international leading economic development advisory firm with 80 employees across 9 offices in Belfast, London, Paris, Wiesbaden, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Dubai and Bogota. We have been successfully developing and implementing international expansion, export and foreign direct investment strategies for leading companies, Economic Development Organizations and Governments since 2001. Our clients are global and include the UK’s Department of International Trade, the Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) and US States such as Missouri, Florida, Ohio and Maine.

OCO Values

The jobholder will be working across the Lead Generation and Trade teams. The purpose of this role is to assist economic development agencies who are seeking to attract companies into their region and companies who are looking to export products into new markets.

Key Responsibilities of the role;

Under the management of the Regional Operations Manager and Project Manager this role will assist and support the LG and Trade teams with the successful delivery and will involve;

  • Researching client offer and developing succinct outreach strategies
  • Researching and compiling target long lists of potential investors / target customers for outreach based on client offer
  • Monitoring investment and trade signals for latest information on expanding companies
  • Outreaching companies via telephone and email to gauge interest and qualification of this interest in investment and trade opportunities.
  • Setting of meetings with companies with an interest and potential capability to invest in the client offer or interested in business partnerships with private sector clients.
  • Arranging calls on behalf of investment and trade consultants (Project Manager)
  • Maintaining company databases and CRM tools with all list building and outreach information
  • Any other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Third level degree or equivalent professional qualification in Business, Economics, Geography (other disciplines will be considered where candidates can demonstrate core skills required).

 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Fluent French, English and Italian speaker (French/ English or Italian/English will be considered)
  • Up to date knowledge of and ability to locate key sources of information
  • Ability to process large volumes of data
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Displays initiative in taking greater responsibility without being asked
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve

Competencies

  • Customer focus
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Communication
  • Analysis & Research
  • Quality of Work
  • Flexibility
  • Planning / Organisation
  • Leadership

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience working in a similar role
  • Understanding of FDI processes

If you are interested in applying for this position please send a covering letter and resume in English outlining your suitability for the role to recruitment@ocoglobal.com by 8th November 2018.

OCO Global is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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