Business Finland generates growth and wellbeing by helping Finnish companies to grow faster, go global and develop new innovations. Its top experts and the latest research data enable companies to seize market opportunities and turn them into success stories. Business Finland creates dynamic innovation environments that attract international companies, experts, know-how and investments to Finland and promotes travel to Finland. As a fresh organization, formed through the merger of Tekes and Finpro, it continue to evolve by listening to its customers. Business Finland employs 600 experts over 40 offices overseas and in 16 regional offices around Finland. Business Finland is part of the Team Finland network. Read more about Business Finland here: www.businessfinland.com.
Business Finland is now looking for a full time, fixed-term (12 months) Internationalization Advisor to Oulu and you will be part of the EEN network in Business Finland. In this position you will be working in an internationalization campaign aimed at Finnish SMEs, with a goal to support Finnish companies to boost their exports to global markets. Your daily work consists of contacting potential customers, providing advice on internationalization and leading customers to EU and Team Finland services.
More information about EEN network in Business Finland:
As a key partner in the Team Finland network, Business Finland coordinates the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) operations in Finland. The Enterprise Europe Network is a network that provides free-of-charge internationalization services to SMEs and has experts in over 60 countries all over the world. For the period 2015-2020, the Finnish national EEN network consists of following partners in addition to Business Finland: Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and Turku Science Park.
The network provides the following services:
- General advice on internationalization and legal matters
- Seminars on topics related to internationalization
- Support for finding the correct EU funding program
- Services for finding international cooperation partners
We are interested if you:
- Have a Master’s degree from a relevant field
- Have some previous work experience in international business (for example sales, marketing or communication)
- Communicate fluently in English and in Finnish, other languages are an advantage
- We also consider as an advantage if you have been living and working abroad
As a person, you have a customer oriented and proactive working style and ability to work under pressure. You are innovative, self-confident and a person who thinks big, gets excited and shows passion. You are persistent. Problems are opportunities for you and you thrive on challenge. You reason and communicate your views comprehensively. For you, networking means continuous development and new, fresh perspectives. You believe in cooperation and you value people.
What Business Finland can offer:
Business Finland will provide you with an overview of the business world in Finland and the entire world. You will be a part of helping Finnish companies go international and improve the attractiveness of the Finnish competitive environment. Our actions have a significant impact on the future of all of Finland. As part of our international and multicultural work environment, you will meet with colleagues from around the world and learn about a great variety of industries. As a versatile organization, we can develop your tasks and help you fulfil your career aspirations.
More information about the recruitment process:
Looking for a next step in your career? Please submit your application letter and CV by latest 25th of September here:https://apply.atalent.fi/business-finland-internationalization-advisor-oulu-9-2019. Please mention your salary request and possible starting date in your application documents. In this position you will be employed directly to Business Finland.
As a part of the recruitment process, we will be carrying out a security clearance check on a successful candidate with his/her consent in accordance with the Security Clearance Act 726/2014 of Finland. For more information on the security clearance procedure and individual’s rights, please visit: https://www.supo.fi/security_clearances.
For more information about the recruitment process contact aTalent’s Recruitment Manager Laura Seppä (040 557 93 89, laura.seppa[at]atalent.fi) in the following times: Monday 16.9 at 13.00-14.00, Thursday 19.9 at 10.00-11.00 or Tuesday 24.9 at 11.00-12.00.
Thursday 12.9.: Application period starts
Wednesday 25.9.: Application period ends
Friday 27.9. – Tuesday 1.10.: Personal Google Meet -interviews with aTalent
Thursday 3.- Thursday 10.10.: Personal interviews with Business Finland
After personal interviews security clearance check
Start date: as soon as possible