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The Danish Embassy in Korea is hiring a Commercial Officer with a focus on lifestyle, design and e-commerce.

LIFESTYLE, DESIGN AND E-COMMERCE Commercial officer

The Embassy of Denmark in Seoul seeks an experienced Commercial Officer with a focus on lifestyle/design and E-commerce. In addition, it would be an asset if you are able to cover activities related to the defence industry.

Do you have a passion for design-solutions and online-sales mixed with a strong commercial background and diplomatic talent? Do you have strong English and Korean language skills? The Embassy of Denmark is looking for a commercial Officer to assist Danish companies on the Korean market.

Focus and Responsibilities

Your job will be to strengthen the commercial ties between Korea and Denmark by building commercial relations and projects between the Danish private- and public sector and their Korean counterparts. You will be the main responsible for online-sales on the Korean market, which is increasing in importance, and your job will be to improve opportunities with some of the Embassy’s cooperation partners such as SSG and Coupang.

The new commercial officer will join the Embassy’s team of dedicated staff and will mainly be responsible for covering areas related to the lifestyle sector. You will therefore be responsible for covering the retail-sector off- as well as online. In addition, it would be considered an advantage if you would be able to assist with some of the defence activities the Embassy is covering. We are therefore looking for a team player with a holistic mind-set who can connect the dots between commercial and political priorities, with the overall aim of improving the private companies’ position on the Korean market.

Commercial Officers are the Embassy’s main source of knowledge and network within their respective sectors of responsibility. As such, Commercial Officers must be kept informed about relevant developments in the sector. Further, you should develop and maintain an active network with key Korean authorities, decision makers and Korean companies in these areas, as well as plan and carry out individual consulting services to Danish companies. However, you should be willing to work across divisions and areas of responsibilities according to demand.

In providing consulting services to Danish companies, each commercial officer has to reach individual yearly income and satisfaction targets. Commercial Officers are therefore expected to be very independent and proactive in identifying relevant opportunities, report on these to the Danish business community as well as to promote and sell Embassy consulting services. This work will be carried out on several levels by implementing business cases, conducting round-tables, business travels to Denmark and within Korea, navigating with various stakeholders, arranging seminars, and high-level visits.

Requirements and working conditions

The Embassy of Denmark is looking to employ a full time Commercial Officer (37.5 hours per workweek in average). You contract will run until end of 2023 with a potential for extension. Prior working experience and deep understanding of these areas is therefore a clear advantage. Candidates must be independent, outgoing, highly motivated and have strong oral and written presentation skills in both Korean and English. The Embassy is looking to fill the vacancy by June 1st at the latest provided that you will pass security clearance. Deadline for submission of applications is 25th April 2022.

Interviews will be conducted Thursday and Friday 28th/29th of April. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are
committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce.

Please send your CV and letter of motivation in English by e-mail to the embassy to [email protected] and indicate “VACANCY” in the mail subject.

We welcome you to contact our Commercial Counsellor and Head of Trade-section Jimmy Sell via [email protected] if you have
any questions regarding the position.

Embassy of Denmark

Seoul Square, 11th floor

416 Hangandae-ro, Jung-gu

Seoul