Investment Director, UK & Europe

Victorian Government of Australia
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description:

About the roleAn opportunity has arisen for a foreign direct investment professional to join the Victorian Government London Office supporting the Commissioner for Victoria in Europe. The Investment Director will operate both operationally and strategically to shape and implement a forward thinking investment attraction strategy, and build and maintain an extensive network of investor partnerships throughout UK and Europe. Managing a small team of specialists, this role will identify opportunities across priority sectors, develop market specific value propositions to support investors to understand the opportunity across Australia and specifically Victoria and oversee programs designed to meet the specific needs of potential investors. Successful CandidateThe ideal candidate for this role will display:significant experience managing senior specialists, providing strategic direction, establishing effective targets and developing capability within a small but geographically diverse team;extensive background experience and proven track record in securing foreign direct investment and ongoing business development into an international or national location and execution of an Foreign Direct Investment strategy;the characteristics of a self-starter who is highly motivated, with superior communication skills and the ability to present to senior executives and, where required, successfully conduct complex commercial/financial negotiations;demonstrated understanding of a broad range of industry sectors including retail, technology, medtech and renewables, and ability to stay abreast of sectoral shifts and macro-economic dynamics. The successful candidate will be responsible for all arrangements in relation to relocation expenses (if applicable), their accommodation and day-to-day living expenses. Benefits include: • 20 days of paid annual leave; • interest-free advance for a public transport season ticket Employment EligibilityCandidates must be entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Individuals will be required to present proof of work authorisation before an offer is made. The successful applicant will be subject to a background check through the relevant law enforcement authorities. A psychometric test may be required prior to commencing employment with the Department. Applicants will be subject to a three month probationary period. How to applyTo be considered applications must contain:1. A statement addressing each of the numbered key selection criteria outlined in the position description; and2. A current curriculum vitae listing relevant qualifications and/or registrations, details of employment history and relevant skills. Email your application with the subject line APPLICATION - Investment Director UK & Europe, Victorian Government, LONDON to .5. Applications close 12.00pm Sunday 16 October 2016.