Job Title Senior Trade Adviser – Infrastructure
(Roles and Responsibilities)
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Main purpose of job:
Based in the British Deputy High Commission in Mumbai, this role is an exciting opportunity to work with business and government in an international setting, as part of an India-wide Trade team within the UK Department for International Trade (DIT). DIT secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade, and is responsible for negotiating the a new Free Trade Agreement with India.
This senior role in the DIT’s infrastructure team will deliver the sector strategy in Western states of India, with focus on Airports, Railways & Metros, Water, Construction & Urban sub-sectors. S/he may also be given the national lead on one of the above-mentioned sectors.
Western Indian states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa are focus markets for infrastructure sector and there are some significant opportunities in this region, which would be of interest to UK companies. These states also has some of key infrastructure companies, with whom the job holder will be expected to develop stronger relationships.
The job holder will be expected to focus on developing a pipeline of UK export projects and wider market development in specific sub-sectors across India, and across all these sectors in the West of India.
As a Senior Trade Adviser, you will be responsible for leading and effectively delivering events, strategies and activities based in Mumbai and Western India for these sectors, but may also have to support work going on other parts of the country. You will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining relations with companies, trade associations, and multipliers, working closely with and supporting your colleagues in the wider team.
You will bring with you, or demonstrate how you would quickly acquire, knowledge of the infrastructure sectors, ideally both in the UK and India. You will support a strategy based on this knowledge to turn the long-term potential of the sector into a pipeline of opportunities for UK business. To do so, you will identify and build relationships within the sector and build a pipeline opportunities UK business, particularly strategic deals which would require UK government support or involvement to win. You will then work with the DIT team in the UK to bring UK companies to India and support them to win business, delivering towards the UK government’s commercial targets and wider trade objectives.
You will be a voice for the UK government and industry in the sector. Success will mean access to senior levels of Indian industry and government, if necessary using Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner, Deputy High Commissioners and other senior staff throughout India. You will be a self-starter who can demonstrate a long-term objective, and identify, grow and make effective use of stakeholders to achieve this. You will work with colleagues within DIT in India and elsewhere, with other UK government colleagues, Indian government(s), business and other multipliers (trade associations, etc.), to add value to UK businesses through introductions and advice.
Roles and responsibilities:
Market development and Business opportunities (60%)
Marketing and Communications (20%)
Delegations and Ministerial Visits (15%)
Market Access and Policy Support (5%)
To be successful:
Language: English Essential, and any one or more regional language
Level of language required: Excellent spoken and written English and excellent spoken ability in one or more regional languages
Learning and development opportunities:
The British High Commission in India and the Department for International Trade offer excellent training opportunities to employees. A successful candidate will be asked to complete an induction course and further training will be offered tailored to individual needs. The candidate will need to travel within India and internationally (COVID permitting), with opportunities to travel to the UK for sector related events and training courses.
While IT and mobile phone use allows for flexible and working from home, occasionally you will be required to support activities and events outside of normal working hours, and to travel as required.Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Essential on arrival: