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British Consulate General Los Angeles Background: UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the United Kingdom Governments international business development agency. UKTI is charged with transatlantic trade development between the US and the UK and with assisting US companies looking to invest in the UK. (See The post advertised is for a Trade & Investment Officer concentrating on Lifesciences (in particular Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices), based in the British Consulate-General Los Angeles, and reporting to the Head of Trade and Investment, Los Angeles. Duties and Responsibilities: Provide assistance to US lifesciences companies looking to set up or expand in the UK and support US companies already active in the UK market to grow; Work with partner organisations and the wider UKTI USA network, to compile visit programmes, plan company meetings and introductions, and produce and manage business development events; Develop and implement marketing programs to build market awareness, identify and develop key sponsorship activities, and attend association events/trade shows to build relationships and generate leads; Establish and manage relationships with senior level business leaders, key association groups, and multiplier organizations; Assist UK based companies to develop their US market entry strategy and support UK companies already active in the US to increase market penetration. Line-manage one Business Development Associate.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience: Educated to at least degree level and experience of working with lifesciences companies;

Minimum of five years relevant work experience and/or business development experience in the US and, ideally, the UK; Excellent research, analysis and report writing skills, particularly the ability to produce high quality outputs; Strong client account management experience; An excellent knowledge of UK and US business environment; The ability to work in a team environment towards shared goals; An understanding of both private and public sector operations; Strong networking skills; A demonstrable track record of achievement; High self-motivation and initiative; Computer literacy in standard Microsoft applications; Driving license and ability to undertake air travel including overnight stays.

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance. *A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas. The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package. This position is a contract position for two years. To Apply: Resume and a cover letter with salary history should be submitted in a .doc (word) file format by 17 August, 2011 to or UKTI Human Resources, British Consulate-General, 11766 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Please note in the subject line of your email TIO Lifesciences. Applications received after the deadline will be

considered on a rolling basis as required. Internal candidates must address their resumes through the Head of Group before applying. Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. The cover letter should be concise and reference the top 3 key qualities that you can bring to this role, showing reference to the job advertisement, UKTI websites and your work experience. Internal candidates must address their resumes through the Head of Group before applying. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed. The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.