ILINGUAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (French Government Agency)
Business France Invest - New York, NY 10019
Business France Invest is the French government agency for international investment. Our mission is to help US-based companies set-up or expand their activities in France and Europe. Our US offices provide executives with customized, confidential and complimentary services and information.
We are seeking a Business Development Manager to complete our team, based in New York. This person will be in charge of working with US companies based in the South East (mainly FL, GA TN & NC) and considering doing business in France. 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.
Identify prospective companies via internet research, press releases, industry associations, and other sources,
Prepare and conduct direct marketing operations –e-mail, calling, trade missions and meetings,
Inform and advise American companies on doing business in France and setting-up a business in France,
Promote France as the ideal location for American companies’ European development,
Manage international expansion projects from identification to implementation, in collaboration with our main office in Paris and our economic development partners in France.
Maintain and update our 2 internal databases (CRM and project management),
Perform internal administrative duties as needed,
Travel required -est. 20% of time- within the South East and France about once a year.
BA/BS preferably with relevant majors: economics, business and/or marketing, French,
Dual English/French fluency required (written and spoken),
Excellent communication skills; comfortable meeting with C-level executives,
Project management skills and ability to multi-task,
Ability to expand and manage a network of contacts through networking events, conferences, and one-on-one meetings,
Self-starter, dynamic, comfortable working in a small team environment (5 people),
Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision,
Proficiency with all MS Office applications,
Knowledge of the French business environment and culture (experience living in France would be a plus),
Good understanding of the Economic Development/Investment Promotion environment,
Legal authorization to work in the US,
Able to begin work in New York as of September 1st,
Driving license required.
Please respond to this posting by sending a cover letter in French and resume in English or French before 15th August to firstname.lastname@example.org . We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Job Type: Full-time
Experience: Economic development / Manufacturing: 5 years
License: Driver’s License
Language: French, English
Required work authorization in the United States : American citizen ; non-American citizen with Green Card ; French citizen with A1 or A2 visa (diplomat’s spouse)