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Trade manager (SWE19.681)

Brittiska Ambassaden Stockholm

The British Embassy in Stockholm is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. The Embassy is now looking for a Trade Manager (maternity cover) to join the Department for International Trade (DIT) team.

DIT promotes British trade and investment around the world; helps to build an appetite for British goods and services globally; and works to encourage foreign investment into the UK. The DIT team in Sweden comprises of 16 people based in Stockholm.
The role of the Trade Manager (TM) is to provide strategic direction for the trade development team, working with colleagues across Europe North and other European markets.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure knowledge of sectors is up to date and ready to provide authoritative advice to a range of internal and external stakeholders. Developing and maintaining a national network of contacts in conjunction with colleagues and deliver market entry activities commissioned by UK companies which can include market research, organisation of events and visit programmes. Lead one of the main sector campaigns for Sweden and work across the region;
  • Deliver results by building and maintaining a network of local contacts in range of sectors. Identify leads and opportunities for British business. Horizon spot to ensure constant sector development, ensuring resource is being used effectively;
  • Support DIT colleagues and wider Embassy campaigns, author briefs for VIP visits and other governmental communication. Undertake and ensure that administration tasks are completed, providing regular written reports on activities and record data on CRM system;
  • Identify leads and opportunities for British business and deliver a range of services to support the delivery of DIT country plan;
  • Line management of 3 Senior Trade Advisers. Coach and oversee the trade team to ensure aspirations and targets are met and ensuring a quality product for UK clients and Swedish contacts. Manage the inflow of work ensuring an even spread of activity across the team;
  • Work with internal finance department, delivery of forecasts, budgets and spend;
  • Contribute to the wider DIT activity and Embassy team.
Essential qualifications and experience
  • Fluency in English and Swedish (both oral and written);
  • University degree, Business/Economics or applicable subject;
  • Minimum 5 years of business development experience;
  • Proven and formal line management experience;
  • A self-starter, with the ability to organise self and work effectively;
  • Collaborative with the ability to support colleagues and share information and knowledge;
  • Reliable, responds proactively to changing priorities;
  • Client and stakeholder focused with the ability to network across industries;
  • Deliver to tight deadlines, multi task, work effectively and supportively on targets;
  • Understand and focus on customer needs;
  • Strong team player with high social skills.
Desirable qualifications and experience
  • Open and flexible approach to new ideas, change and innovation.
  • Enthusiastic about personal development.
  • Respond flexibly to changing priorities with the ability to see the bigger picture and links between own work and that of others within the organisation;
  • Strong intercultural skills.
Required competencies

Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Achieving Commercial Outcomes, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally

How to Apply:
Deadline for application is 29 January 2020. For further details on this vacancy and information on how to apply, please follow the link to the FCO Local Staff Vacancies Homepage:

Additional information:

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), fixed term position with a duration of 12 months with possibility of extension.

The successful candidate will be subject to confirmation of a background check and security clearance.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in Sweden.

According to the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs the locally employed staff should be either Swedish citizens or permanent residents of any nationality registered in the population registry before starting the employment. Registration in the population register is not possible once employment has begun. For more information please consult:


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