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Digital Creative Advisor - Impact

Position: Digital Creative Advisor 
Location: Room 3101, Shanghai International Trade Center 
Deadline for Application: 11 December 2020 

The commercial department at the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and ambitious Digital Creative Advisor to support Danish companies within Industrial Design, Service Design, UX, Digital Design and Branding in their internationalization efforts and creating business opportunities in China.
The Digital Creative Advisor is part of the Danish government’s strategy to support knowledge sharing and network to help Danish SME’s and startups within the creative industries. The main goal is to strengthen the internationalization of the Danish creative industries and pave the way for export of Danish design solutions and digital creative formats. 
This position is part of a united digitalization effort from The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs where you will be part of not only your local team but also a newly started global network of Digital Creative Hubs in Shanghai, London and New York with a team leader in Copenhagen. 


Job description 
We are looking for an experienced team member with a strong local network and a deep knowledge of Innovation by Design, Sustainable Design and Digitalization. The Digital Creative Advisor will be identifying new opportunities, building new business models/offerings on the Chinese market within the field ‘Impact’ covering Industrial Design, Service Design, UX, Sustainable Design, Digital Design and Branding, and bringing these to the Danish creative companies.
Your job will also be to strengthen and develop the local network with both public and private players and creating awareness of the Danish Design Solutions and Danish Creative DNA thus paving the way for the export of Danish creative solution and services. 
Like the rest of the Consulate team the long-term success of the Digital Creative Advisor will be measured by the number of value creating and business oriented projects executed for Danish companies. However, in the short term, this position will also be measured on network activities, key strategic projects and knowledge sharing through digital channels. 


Tasks: 

• Research, identification and evaluation of local Chinese partners for Danish companies;
• Creating valuable partnerships and assisting in creating sales for Danish creative companies through your strong network in China
• Educating Chinese partners and stakeholders on the strongholds of Denmark within Digital Design, Sustainable Design and Industrial Design Solutions
• Proactively engaging with potential Danish companies and presenting them with concrete business opportunities and a strategy for bringing their products and services to market
• Developing and delivering strategic projects focused on creating new business and value for the Danish companies
• Researching and analyzing opportunities and competitors in the creative industries 
• Organising and executing both on-line and off line events
• Communicate broadly through streaming activities and Chinese SOME


Required Qualifications
We are looking for an open minded, positive and extroverted team player who is flexible and enthusiastic, with an eye for quality and efficiency in your daily work, and has the capability to initiate new opportunities and deliver tangible results. 


Key qualifications;

• Deep understanding of Design as Enabler/Innovation by Design 
• Well established and broad network within local Chinese Creative Industries, R&D departments of big industrial companies and tech companies
• Experience with business development, B2B and a strong commercial sense
• Experience in working with foreign companies as well as executing consultancy services 
• Understanding of Chinese SOME and business mechanics
• Knowledge of Sustainable Innovation, Urban Solutions, Smart Cities etc. 

Requirements;

• Business and/or sector specific degree (minimum BA level)
• International experience, possibly from studies or working abroad 
• Excellent command of English and Mandarin - both oral and written


The Digital Creative Advisor will get the opportunity to develop strategies and business models in collaboration with both small and large firms. The job will expand your network and your relations within a broad range of Danish businesses and European partners.
In Shanghai, the position will be a fully integrated our ‘Design, Life Style & E-commerce’ team and you will be reporting to the Commercial Consul. 

We offer a challenging work environment where you need to combine a high degree of independent work tasks with international teamwork. You will be working with some of the best Danish design companies and support their expansion in China. 

Please note the position is time limited until the end of 2022.

Application
To apply for the position, please send your CV, a one-page written application and 1-2 references (mandatory) in English explaining your motivation and qualifications for the job to shagkl@um.dk 
Deadline for application: 11th December 2020
The subject box of the e-mail should read “Digital Creative Advisor”. 

About us
The Danish Trade Council in China is the commercial department of The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and consists of 4 specialized sector teams across the following locations; Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Taipei. The Trade Council provides access to China for Danish companies by a range of services such as partner search (distribution, sales and sourcing), market analysis, planning and execution of market events, export promotions, strategic counselling for market entry strategies, basic legal counselling, public affairs and CSR consulting.

The Trade Council is the governmental export and investment promotion organisation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The organisation comprises all governmental activities designed to promote Danish export and foreign investment in Denmark under one roof.
The Trade Council has approximately 250 employees abroad located at 90 embassies, consulates general and trade commissions in more than 70 countries.

The organisation focuses on offering Danish companies individual advice on all issues important for their international activities. It is a professional and innovative organisation, which aims to secure the best possible conditions for taking part in the increasing globalisation for the Danish industry. 

The Trade Council is in a position to offer substantial and discernible benefits to both new and experienced export firms. The goal is to offer the Danish business community the opportunity to enter a close partnership, which will enhance the professional analysis of foreign markets and thereby increase the competitiveness of the companies. 

See more on: um.dk/en/tradecouncil