Job Role : Trade Officer A2(l)
Duties andresponsibilities :
Working as part of a team and independently and under thesupervision of an experienced colleague to develop and maintainrelationships in the government and private sector.
Sourcing andpublishing Export Opportunities and producing export wins through aprogramme of targeted calls. Drafting sub-sector engagementstrategies and obtaining timely and accurate market information oncommercial projects while promoting UK strengths in thesector.
Carrying out market research on behalfof DIT and or UK companies in the UAE. The research will involvemeeting companies and or UAE Ministries and state organisations inthe UAE.
Part of this research will also include researching thepress, websites, and attending local exhibitions.
Organising receptions and other events as required bycustomers to launch their products or offices in the UAE. Thisinvolves logistical arrangements and organising guest lists andlocations, catering, etc.
Making arrangementsfor official visitors. These can range from Ministers, members ofthe Royal Family, and senior officials.
Arrangements usuallyinvolve a programme of appointments, social events, and transportand can involve a significant amount of preparation (up to sixweeks before the visit).
Work on such visits usually requiresworking with local authorities and Government.
Meeting visiting UK business people and briefing on theirparticular industry sector of interest. This will includebackground on the market, advice on setting up business here, andsector-specific information.
Participation inthe arrangements for visiting UK trade missions, includingadministrative arrangements and contributions to briefing packs,attendance at briefings, and highlighting areas of opportunity inthe UAE to members of the mission.
Developpartnerships with DIT Regional Offices in the UK, DIT SectorGroups, Chambers of Commerce and Trade Associations, the localBritish Business Group and the British Centre for Business inDubai.
Responding to enquiries from localcompanies seeking information about potential contacts in the UKand posting export opportunities on the DIT website.
Visiting localcompanies in the UAE to keep abreast of business opportunities anddeveloping contacts.
Act as a roving staffresource in support of DIT sector leads delivering the UK componentto major events and trade fairs in the UAE (e.
g., Arab Health andothers). This would include everything from organising logistics,to preparing briefing and offering market access advice and sharingrelationships and making appointments on behalf of UKcompanies.
On occasion, attending out of hourssocial networking functions.
Participate inthe Embassy's emergency planning and any response to acrisis affecting UK citizens.
Any other dutiesas required by the Director of Department for International TradeUAE.
Keycompetencies required :
Delivering at Pace - Focusing on delivering timelyperformance with energy and taking responsibility andaccountability for quality outcomes.
Working to agreed goals andactivities and dealing with challenges in a responsive andconstructive way.
Managing a Quality Service -Being organised to deliver service objectives and striving toimprove the quality of service, taking account of diverse customerneeds and requirements.
Effectively planning, organising, andmanaging time and activities to deliver a high quality andefficient service, applying programme and project managementapproaches to support service delivery.
Collaborating and Partnering - Creating and maintainingpositive, professional and trusting working relationships with awide range of people within and outside the organisation to helpget business done.
Working collaboratively, sharing information andbuilding supportive, responsive relationships with colleagues andstakeholders whilst having the confidence to challengeassumptions.
Achieving Commercial Outcomes -Having a commercial, financial and sustainable mind-set to ensureall activities and services are delivering added value.
Ensuringcontrol of finances, resources, and contracts to meet strategicpriorities.
Essentialqualifications, skills and experience
Exceptional planning and organisational skills, abilityto work independently, apply initiative, problem solve, and workunder pressure to meet multiple and changing priorities, deadlinesand objectives.
Ability to prioritise andmanage multiple deadlines in a fast paced environment, team workingskills, resourcefulness in solving problems.
Ability to work to agreed targets in terms of proactivevisits to companies and seeking Export Opportunities for UKcompanies to consider.
Excellent interpersonalskills. Ability to maintain a range of contacts to build effectiveworking relationships, and work closely with senior staff and theircontacts.
Excellent communications skills inEnglish, both written and oral.
Computerliteracy in all Microsoft Office packages, especially Excel, andaccurate typing and proofreading skills.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Business experience in one or more of thefollowing sectors in the UAE and / or the UK : Healthcare, LifeScience, Food and Drink, Infrastructure, Creative sectors,Education, Technology, Renewables, and / or Oil and Gassectors.
Experience of organising events andundertaking desk research.
Experience ofworking in the GCC region.
Experience ofworking independently and in large teams.