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Trade and Investment Officer: Life Sciences

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United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron has made the promotion of trade and investment one of his top priorities as part of the UK Government's plan to rebalance and grow the economy. He has set the ambition of making the UK the best place in the world in which, and with which to do business.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the UK Government's international business development agency. UKTI USA is charged with assisting US companies looking to invest in the UK, and with transatlantic trade development between the UK and the US (see ). The British Consulate-General in Miami has an opportunity for an energetic, self-motivated individual to join its team in pursuit of that aim.
The advertised post is a Vice Consul and Trade & Investment Officer (Life Sciences and Strategic Accounts), based out of the British Consulate General, Miami and reporting to the Head of UKTI Southeast US. Working as part of an integrated Trade & Investment team covering the Southeast USA (Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Puerto Rico), the Officer will proactively focus on the broad life sciences (key sub sectors to include medtech, healthcare IT, healthcare services, animal health, food and drink technology and chemicals). The appointee will also manage UKTI's relationships with strategic accounts in the leisure marine and retail markets.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This role is responsible for delivering against an aggressive set of annual trade and support US companies already active in the UK market to grow their footprint. Successfully build and manage a pipeline of knowledge-driven projects, to include R promote key messaging relating to the life sciences, the UK economy and its competitiveness; and generate leads
Mentor and assist high growth / innovative UK SMEs and new-to-export companies to develop US market entry strategies and / or grow US market share. Bespoke support to include the writing of market research reports, event management, compilation of visit programs and the facilitation of multi-company initiatives e.g. outbound trade missions.
Identify and disseminate information on in-market business opportunities to UK companies through proactive engagement with procurement, supply chain and technology licensing professionals. Provide strategic advice to UK companies looking to bid for those contracts.
Monitor market trends and contribute to US-wide, sector-focused strategic planning.
Work with multiple internal and external stakeholders to deliver high level / VIP visit programs, and manage cross-Consulate activities that capitalise on the synergies that exist between the Southeast US and UK and help advance key UK "campaigns" (e.g. GREAT Campaign).
Represent UKTI and the British Consulate at external functions, including the occasional speaking engagement.
Line manage one Business Development Associate


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