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The Trade Council at the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU and the Embassy of Denmark in Belgium is hiring for a position as Commercial Advisor (local staff contract).


Position: Commercial Advisor.

Type of employment: Full time employment on a local staff contract.

Starting date: 1 February 2020.

Location: Embassy of Denmark in Belgium, Brussels.

Deadline for application: 13 December 2019 at 14:00.

The Trade Council in Brussels is seeking to recruit a result oriented and dynamic Commercial Advisor with a Public Affairs sector profile in energy, water & environment, bio-economy or other sectors with strong Danish competences and export potential. The position will focus on EU-related public affairs activities, and to some extent on bilateral and regional public affairs activities.

The Trade Council region in which you will operate cares for the commercial interests of Denmark in the EU and in the Benelux countries. As commercial counsellor, you will be involved in providing support and advice to Danish companies, from global players to SMEs, in all three countries. The Trade Council in Brussels engages heavily in Public Affairs activities on a number of EU files. This entails regular contact to some of the largest Danish companies, several branches of the Danish Government and the different institutions of the EU. A core task will be to increase the Trade Council’s Public Affairs activities in the sector of your specialty.

The Commercial Advisor will join a strong and ambitious commercial team focusing on creating value for Danish companies and implementing the Danish Government Strategy for Economic Diplomacy. There is significant demand for the services provided by the Danish Trade Council and the job comprises direct interaction with large Danish companies as well as SME’s to assist them in achieving commercial success. In-depth knowledge and expertise in one or more sectors will be an advantage and so will experience with Government and Public Affairs and thorough knowledge of the EU decision-making processes. The position requires travel in the Benelux countries and Denmark.

The position demands a flexible approach and you should thus be ready to contribute to handling tasks outside your own array of sectors.

Required qualifications

  • Academic degree in European Studies, Political Science, Business, Economics, International Relations or similar.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a government related institution, international company or similar.


  • Professional experience within a sector e.g. Energy, Water & Environment or Bio-economy.


  • Knowledge or experience regarding the European institutions. Experience with the Benelux Region and Denmark will be an asset.


  • A positive, open-minded, pro-active, results-oriented and energetic attitude to handling of assignments.


  • A structured mind-set and excellent planning and coordination skills.


  • Excellent command of English oral and written is essential.


  • Comprehensive command of Danish, and/or French (oral and written) is a strong advantage.


  • Great interpersonal skills and team player abilities as well as interest in and willingness to share knowledge with – and learn from – colleagues.


For questions please contact the Head of Trade, Mr. Andreas Boor (+32 02 233 08 30 or e-mail: andboo@um.dk).

Employment conditions

This is a position offered for local recruitment according to compensation levels reflecting local conditions. The salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results. The position is a full time employment.

Application and recruitment process:

To apply for the position, please send your application in one PDF-file including cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and references in English to the Embassy at brurepjob@um.dk and copy to andboo@um.dk. Please indicate “Commercial Advisor” in the e-mail title field.

Deadline for application:

13 December 2019 at 14:00.

About us
The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU and the Embassy of Denmark in Belgium act under the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and are part of the Danish network of diplomatic representations abroad.
The Permanent Representation cares for Denmark’s interests in the European Union. It has posted staff from all Danish ministries reflecting the many policy areas, in which the EU is active. The Embassy of Denmark in Belgium cares for the bilateral relationship between Denmark and Belgium in which consular affairs, political and economic exchanges, export promotion and cultural activities are important parts. More information is available on um.dk, eu.um.dk and belgien.um.dk.

Link til printbar pdf-udgave: Trade counsellor nov 2019