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Invest in France Agency - French & English Speaking- Business Development Manager

Employment Type: Permanent
Location: Central London - London, United Kingdom, London
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Languages: English, French

Advertiser Details

  • Name:
    Invest in France Agency
  • Posted:
    18-10-2013
  • Code:
    BDM-TLJ01
Company Description:

The Invest in France Agency (IFA) is the French government agency responsible for promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It also coordinates initiatives to promote France’s economic attractiveness. The IFA network operates worldwide, with offices in France as well as North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In France the IFA works in partnership with regional development agencies to offer international investors outstanding business opportunities and customised services.

Job Description:

• Inform and advise UK and Irish companies (as well as Asian and American companies with their EHQ in London) on setting up businesses in France
• Assisting UK Companies which already have a presences in France with their development projects
• Promote France as the ideal location companies European development
• Manage projects and follow-up from identification to implementation(requires regular contact with team members geographically dispersed)
• Identify prospective companies via cold calling, email and internet research
• Prepare direct campaigns, trade missions and meeting logistics
• Maintain database
• Perform internal administrative duties as needed
• Some travel required (in UK once a month, and France about once a year)

Desired Skills & Experience:

• Degree preferably with relevant majors: economics, business and / or marketing
• Two to five years relevant experience preferred
• Excellent communication skills; comfortable communicating with senior level executives
• Project management skills
• Ability to expand and manage a network of contacts through one-on-one meetings, networking events and conferences
• Self- starter, dynamic, comfortable working in a small team environment
• Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and to multi-task
• Fluent English Speaker
• Strong Knowledge of French, written and spoken required

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