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Commercial advisor Danish Embassy in Helsinki

Type of employment: Full time

Starting date: February-March 2021

Location: Danish Embassy in Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 8, 00100 Helsinki

Deadline for application: Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team, working with positioning and branding of Danish business  solutions in Finland and do you want to work in the heart of Helsinki?

Do you have sector interest and sales experience within the Health and/or Tech? Do you have a commercial mindset and are you a team player? If yes, then you could be our new commercial advisor working in a professional team with colleagues from the Nordic-Baltic region.

Main tasks and responsibilities as commercial advisor

As a commercial advisor, you will be promoting Danish trade in Finland and support Danish companies in their internationalisation efforts. Your focus sector will be Health and Tech. I Finland we have presently focus on digital health, health robotics and hospital constructions, but you will also assist Danish companies outside your own focus sector.

You will create and maintain networks with relevant companies, public institutions, organizations and other possible partners with an interest in using Danish solutions. Likewise, you will use your contacts to promote Danish solutions on the Finnish market.

The Trade Council team at the embassy consists of a Danish trade counsellor, three local commercial advisors (including this position), one local junior commercial advisor and one Danish trainee. You will also be part of a sector team of colleagues working at the Danish embassies in the other Nordic and Baltic countries.

Required qualifications

  • A relevant academic and/or a commercial education for instance candidate, bachelor or master in business, or engineering.
  • Working experience with export promotion, preferably within health and tech sectors
  • Experience with sales, export and internationalization, or business development, consulting, economic diplomacy and/or project management.
  • Understanding of the regulatory and market related opportunities and challenges in Finland.
  • Diplomatic skills and good cultural understanding.
  • Being able to communicate and negotiate in Finnish and English
  • A drive for reaching your goals and work independently in a team

Desired qualifications

  • Knowledge of Danish companies.
  • Knowledge of working with promotion on social media platforms
  • Understanding of a Scandinavian language

We offer

  • An exciting, inter-cultural and dynamic work environment
  • Great opportunities for further development of your professional and personal skills.
  • A large degree of self-dependence
  • Working in a matrix organisation where daily leader is head of trade in Helsinki but also being part of a regional Nordic-Baltic Tech & Health team with a team leader likewise situated in Helsinki.
  • Being part of the Danish Foreign Ministry’s global industry team, which is a network for commercial advisors situated at Danish missions abroad.
  • The position will require limited travel activities primarily in Finland and Denmark, but also to other Nordic-Baltic countries.

Employment conditions

  • We offer a full time permanent employment on a local contract based on relevant legally binding labour market rules of Finland.
  • Standard working hours of 37½ hours per week including lunch break with a large degree of flexibility in organizing your own daily working hours
  • The Trade Council performs export advisory against payment, and has a number of shared KPIs, including value creation and earnings. Salary according to qualifications and after individual agreement.

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and references) in English to the embassy at helambjobs@um.dk marked “Commercial Advisor”. You will have to pass a security clearance before employment.

The Embassy attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews in December.


For any questions regarding the position, please contact Trade counsellor in Helsinki Peter Plesner at petple@um.dk .

About us

The Danish Embassy is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 12 employees, two of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Embassy has a flat management structure.

For more information about the Embassy, visit http://finland.um.dk .

For more info about The Trade Council, visit http://thetradecouncil.dk .