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  • Writer's pictureThe Trade Council of Denmark

Vacancy: Commercial Advisor, Fintech, Singapore

Do you want to help some of the world’s most forward-looking Danish companies grow their activities in Singapore and South East Asia? If your answer is “yes”, this is an opportunity to join a dynamic team at the Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore, and make an impact on advancing the global sustainability agenda.

Your Role

As a member of a small and dynamic team, you will have to be flexible, self-driven and show initiative. Working in an international and diplomatic setting, we expect you to work professionally and with an eye for detail.

Your primary task is to assist Danish FinTech companies and organisations in entering or expanding their market presence in Singapore and South East Asia (SEA). You will work with a variety of activities, including first line of sales, lead generation, market analysis and entry strategies, partner and client research, delegation and market visits, as well as event management and promotional activities. This will include some travel to Denmark.

Together with the Trade Council Team, you will plan and prioritise business development and sales efforts to meet the joint regional activity target, while focusing on always adding value for companies.

Your profile

You can come to this position from a variety of backgrounds. What is important to us is:

  • You are a team player with an independent drive and a systematic approach.

  • You have previous experience within the Financial and/or FinTech sectors.

  • You thrive working on multiple tasks in parallel.

  • You can handle confidential matters and meet strict deadlines.

  • You have a high proficiency in English. Proficiency in Danish is a plus but not a requirement.

  • You have a university degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field.

  • International experience is a plus, but not required.

  • You have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders on all levels both external and internal.

Who are we?

As Denmark’s official representation in Singapore, we advise and assist in a variety of areas, including commercial, cultural, press and consular affairs. We communicate and advocate on policy topics, societal values, green transition, commercial strongholds of Denmark as well as the Danish societal model.

The Trade Council is a part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. We help Danish enterprises foster innovation, build partnerships and expand their business activities in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Our strength lies in providing business insights and local knowledge to Danish companies. In Singapore, our priorities revolve around energy, water, environment, maritime, robotics, FinTech, food and health.

Employment conditions

We offer a full-time employment on a local contract. The average working week is 40 hours with a large degree of flexibility in organizing your daily schedule. You are entitled to four weeks (20 days) of paid vacation per year and offered an attractive health insurance, which may be applicable to spouse/partner and children. Your salary will reflect qualifications.

Application and recruitment process

Send your application (motivated cover letter, CV and recommendations) to no later than September 15th, 2023, marked ‘Commercial Advisor, FinTech (your name)’.

Starting date of the position is 1 November 2023 or as soon as possible after. Interviews will be held shortly after the application deadline. Employment is dependent upon a security clearance by Danish authorities.

We attach great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcome applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

We thank all applicants who have applied but only shortlisted ones will be contacted. Furthermore, phone or email enquiries on the job position or from shortlisted applicants enquiring on the outcome of their interview will not be entertained.

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