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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT SPECIALIST - FOR FDI DESK - NEW YORK

Data:

20/06/2018


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT SPECIALIST - FOR FDI DESK - NEW YORK

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT SPECIALIST

FOR FDI DESK – NEW YORK

 

The Italian Trade Agency in New York

The Italian Trade Agency ("ITA") is a governmental entity with diplomatic status which promotes the internationalization of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development. ITA provides information, support and advice to Italian and foreign companies.

In addition to its headquarters in Rome, ITA operates worldwide through a large network of Trade Agencies Offices linked to Italian embassies and consulates, working closely with local authorities and businesses. ITA provides a wide range of services overseas helping Italian and foreign businesses to connect with each other, as well as attracting Foreign Direct Investments to Italy.

 

Job description

The Italian Trade Promotion Agency (ITA) is currently seeking a Foreign Direct Investment

Specialist for the FDI Desk operating in the New York Office.

The purpose of the role will be to support US direct investment in Italy, as well as to strengthen awareness of Italian business and regulatory environment.

The ideal candidate will have a consolidated background in finance, particularly in the investment banking, preferably with a consistent professional experience both in the US and in Italy. He will also have deep understanding of global FDIs, as well as of the US economic and industrial framework.

 

Responsibilities

• Managing the full cycle of the investment attraction: from potential lead screening, through initial qualification and connection;

• Enhancing and developing a full range of relations with local entrepreneurs, top corporate officers, highly qualified professionals specialized in FDI strategies, and any other influential people able to generate prospects and leads;

• Working closely with ITA office in New York, ITA FDI Office in Rome headquarters, also with local authorities and businesses in order to identify potential investment opportunities and investors in the following investment sectors: greenfield, brownfield/expansion in Italy of already existing investments, mergers & acquisitions;

• Communicate the mission and vision of the ITA Agency to local investors;

• Cultivating constant updates on Italian policies, procedures and programs addressed to foreign investors.

• Supporting potential investors with qualified information and assisting them, in coordination with ITA FDI Offices in Rome Headquarters

• Monitoring investors’ activities in Italy and keeping relations.

 

Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree and/or MBA or PhD in Finance, Economics;

• Permanent residency and right to work in USA;

• At least 10 years of experience in the finance and investment banking sector

• A minimum of 4 years of experience in a similar role - in the private or public sector – with a strong network in different industries sectors;

• At least 3 qualified references from prior employers;

• Deep knowledge of the industrial framework of Italy;

• Outstanding communication skills, meticulous work ethic with attention to detail;

• Proficient in English and Italian.

• Perfect knowledge of the main specialized databases for professionals in the field (i.e. Pitchbook, Capital IQ, FDI Markets)

 

Candidates lacking these requirements will not be considered.
The candidate may be required to travel internationally if necessary.

 

Instructions for candidature submission

1. Send your CV ONLY BY EMAIL to: f.gueli@ice.it  Attn. Ferdinando Gueli
2. Fill in the online application form

Deadline: June 27th, 2018 at 12:00 pm (EST).

ONLY those candidates who will be fully meeting the above-listed requirements will be contacted for an interview and a practical test within July 2018.

ITA does not sponsor ANY working visa!

ITA does not discriminate on the grounds of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, color, race, religion or country of origin in the application of its employment policies, including but not limited to recruitment, training and promotion.

Providing every requirement of education, skill, technical qualifications and experience are met, the criterion for selection will be ability to perform the job under the specified conditions of service. All personnel will be given equal opportunity, based on performances and competencies.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

This selection could be suspended and/or cancelled at any moment and for any reason by the Italian Trade Agency in New York at its full discretion, without generating any moral or legal commitment towards the candidates, including those fully meeting the job requirements.

 

Best regards,

Maurizio Forte
Italian Trade Commissioner
(Signed in original)

 

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