Market Leader North Asia (VPSG6.2)

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Treasury and Finance

Salary: $149,025 - $170,579

Occupation: Other

Reference: VG/1649170

Reference: VG/1649170

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: $149,025 - $170,579

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About us

The Department of Treasury and Finance provides economic, financial and resource management advice to help the Victorian Government deliver its policies. We strive for excellence in financial and economic management to improve the lives of all Victorians.

Invest Victoria is the Victorian Government's investment promotion agency with a focus on achieving sustained economic prosperity for Victoria by enabling business opportunities and job creation for the State. It sets the investment strategy for the State, attracting and leading Foreign Direct Investment and investment opportunities of state significance through a range of levers including facilitation services.

International Investment Branch

The International Investment Branch leads the attraction and facilitation of foreign direct investment into Victoria. The Branch provides support to Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices and works directly with international companies to promote Victoria as an investment destination and provides facilitation support to secure investment projects.

About the role

Reporting to the Director, Investment – Asia & MENA, this Ongoing VPS6.2 role is responsible for:

  • Attracting and leading Foreign Direct Investment opportunities into Victoria from North Asia
  • Engaging and building relationships with international companies seeking to invest in Victoria/Australia.
  • Negotiating financial incentives to attract investment to Victoria and the subsequent administration of these agreements.
  • Support international VGTI offices to develop and implement international investment attraction strategies that seek to secure investment and jobs into Victoria.
  • Contribute to international lead generation activities and work with VGTI offices to proactively identify international investment targets
  • Provide high level advice, analysis and solutions to executives, Ministers and Cabinet, related to investment opportunities from international markets.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • Experience in economic development and project management. Experience working with prospective investors seeking to enter a new market would be well regarded.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Victoria's value proposition as a location for international business investment and how business make investment location decisions.
  • Ability to communicate a comprehensive understanding of global business trends and key business opportunities to persuade international businesses, particularly from North Asia, to invest in a new market.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including confidence in presenting to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in structuring commercial deals and negotiating complex contracts. Project management experience in assisting business implement investments/enter new markets would be well regarded.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to work across teams.

About our culture

We aim to be a model employer providing an inclusive workplace that is understanding and respectful of differences such as gender, identity, race, disability or age. In addition, we are committed to supporting Aboriginal pathways between education and employment. The Department strives to create an environment that supports a flexible and adaptive workforce. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

How to apply

For more information about the position and key selection criteria, please refer to the position description. If you have specific questions regarding the role, please contact Annie Jiang at annie.jiang@invest.vic.gov.au To apply, select the ‘Apply Now' button and provide a copy of your resume and cover letter summarising your skills and relevant experience. Applications close midnight, Monday 15 August 2022.

If you require a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format, please email careers@dtf.vic.gov.au.

DTF is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the DTF's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act). DTF's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all DTF employees to have an up-to-date vaccination status, or be medically exempted, as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), in order to attend a DTF work site or work for the Department in the community. DTF may request proof of vaccination or exemption during the recruitment and selection process. 


Market Leader North Asia (VPSG6.2)

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Annie Jiang | annie.jiang@invest.vic.gov.au

Market Leader North Asia (VPSG6.2)