Market Leader - UK & Europe

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Department: Department of Treasury & Finance
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG6.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DTF/IV/1635275
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $149,025 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: D21 140393 VPS Position Description - IV Market Leader UK Europe (1).docx (Word, 2.40MB)

Contact: Naava Leadermen

Position Details

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 – Europe & the Americas, this ongoing role is responsible for:

  • Leading a small high-performing team of foreign direct investment professionals responsible for investment into Victoria from Europe, UK and Israel
  • 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 UK, Europe and Israel, 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.

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 Naava Lederman at 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, Thursday 30 June 2022.

If you require a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format, please email

DTF is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with DTF's obligations under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic). Therefore, it is a requirement that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake work outside of their ordinary place of residence (unless a medical exemption applies). To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, DTF may request proof of vaccination at the time of interview.

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