Representative in France

BaselArea.swiss is the office for promoting innovation and inward investments for the northwest part of Switzerland (Cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura).

We are looking for a Representative in France (part-time 50-70%, mandate-based) to attract French investments to the Basel economic area in Switzerland.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Act as the official representative of BaselArea.swiss in France
- Outreach to companies that are potentially interested in investing in the Basel region, based on targets jointly prepared with BaselArea.swiss
- Provide these companies and individuals with information on the Basel economic area and support them during their decision-making process
- Build and manage a strong pipeline of promising prospects and leads
- Monitor and maintain on a regular basis ongoing contacts with these companies and individuals (systematic and structured follow-ups)
- Organize roadshows, business events and company meetings in France in collaboration with the BaselArea.swiss office
- Liaise with the Swiss Business Hub in France with regard to investment promotion activities
- Establish and maintain contact with potential multipliers (Big 4, consultants, lawyers, chambers of commerce, etc.) with the goal to generate new leads
- Provide regular updates to BaselArea.swiss and participate on occasional working sessions in Switzerland (2-3 days per year)

Requirements

-Fluency in French and English, German is an advantage
- Excellent communication, negotiation and business development skills
- Several years of experience in Investment Promotion is a big plus
- Existing contacts with decision makers in innovative French technology companies and corresponding networks, as well as excellent skills in network building and network development
- Preference is given to candidates with profound knowledge of both the French and Swiss business and cultural environment, and the Basel economic area/Jura
- Loyal, transparent and trustworthy
- Some travel required

Please send your application in English to:
Mr. Daniel Meier, Director Europe
daniel.notexisting@nodomain.commeier@baselarea.notexisting@nodomain.comswiss
BaselArea.swiss

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