Commercial Deputy

Flanders Investment & Trade – Dubai (UAE)

About Flanders Investment & Trade

Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) is the economic representation of Flanders abroad, well represented in the major trading nations. As a trade promotion agency we bring buyers into contact with Flemish producers. At the same time we help Flemish companies with their export plans. Our services are also focused towards providing advice and guidance to companies with an investment project in Flanders.

Job description

Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) is looking for a Commercial Deputy (M/F) for its office in Dubai. You will be responsible for the trade requests and the action program. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and eager colleague who wants to be part of a small, focused team in a high-energy environment.

  • Pro-active information gathering and screening;

  • Matchmaking on behalf of Flemish companies seeking to export their products and services to the UAE;

  • Desk top research and preparation of market studies;

  • Writing proposals to companies and answering questions about doing business in Flanders;

  • Organization of special projects and activities;.

  • Participation in relevant trade shows and meetings with potential partners;

  • Database management;

  • Respond to email and phone inquiries;

  • Coordination with internal and external partners.

Skills and experience

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Commerce, International Business or similar;

  • Several years of experience in a commercial environment;

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, CRM , and Online Media;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Fluency in English, knowledge of Dutch is an important feature;

  • Ability to manage a wide variety of tasks and meet deadlines;

  • Comfortable interacting with ability to quickly forge professional relationships.

Selection Procedure

  • Candidates should send a motivation letter, CV and salary expectations to the address mentioned below;

  • FIT will only contact applicants selected to go into the interview phase of the selection process;

  • One or more interviews will be held and could contain a written assignment;

  • All candidates invited for interview(s) will receive feedback at the end of the selection process.

What we offer

  • A full time job, starting 1 April, 2018;

  • A competitive salary package;

  • Open, informal and multinational working environment;

  • 2 days of vacation per month between 6 months and 1 year service. 30 days afterwards. IMPORTANT:

  • FIT will not be able to sponsor a (working) visa for the UAE

Please email motivation letter, CV and salary expectations to: kris.put@fitagency.com

Application deadline: 4 March 2018.

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