Invest in Denmark seeks Investment Manager  

in New York


Are you well connected to high-tech companies in the USA and in Scandinavia? Are you a business developer with international experience preferably from life sciences? Would you like to promote Denmark as a location for the next innovation centre for US companies?

Please read on…

Invest in Denmark is looking for an Investment Manager in New York starting in March 2012. The successful applicant will join a team of experienced colleagues with backgrounds in investment promotion in three different locations in North America. The vacant position is located at the Royal Danish Consulate General in New York. This challenging and fulfilling job in an international environment offers plenty of travelling in the USA and occasional visits to Denmark.


Reporting directly to the Regional Director of North America, your role as Investment Manager is to identify, contact and build a network in large American companies as well as smaller high tech companies, primarily in the area of Life Sciences. Your mission is to convince them to choose Denmark as their location for future activities. To assist you in reaching your specific goals in terms of investment projects brought to Denmark and jobs created, you will interact with the team in North America and receive comprehensive support from the organisation in Denmark. You will also deal with other Invest in Denmark colleagues based around the globe. Finally, Invest in Denmark is collaborating with teams working with export promotion and innovation to arrange joint branding and networking events.


This position requires a MSc in business or economics, or the equivalent. Applicants are expected to have at least four years of working experience in relevant industries, including documented international sales experience, and be able to demonstrate thorough understanding of company strategies, innovation trends and technologies. A broad professional network at appropriate level would be an advantage. Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is a prerequisite. Applicants should have good interpersonal skills, a result-oriented approach, and an ability to negotiate persuasively at board/management level.


Salary according to qualifications, experience and subject to conditions of employment for locally employed personnel at the Royal Danish Consulate General in New York.


A written application in English with CV and references should be sent by e-mail before January 9th 2012.


Regional Director Jon Thorgaard


Tel. +1 212 705 4952 from whom further information about the position is available.

Invest in Denmark is a part of the Danish Trade Council, a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Invest in Denmark is the Danish Government’s official investment promotion organisation which, in close cooperation with Danish partners, works to attract foreign companies to Denmark in the knowledge intensive areas of ICT, Life Sciences and Cleantech. Invest in Denmark employs more than 50 people across 3 continents. The North American organisation employs a Regional Director, 7 investment managers and 3 student assistants in New York, Silicon Valley and Toronto.

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