Investment Director, Europe

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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Sales / Business Development
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Overseas
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2022
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: LES Position Description - Investment Director Europe - 2022.docx (Word, 124KB)

Contact: Julia Mills

Position Details

Investment Director, Europe

  • Do you want to make a real contribution to the success of the State of Victoria internationally?
  • Are you looking to work collaboratively in a dynamic cross-cultural environment?
  • Are you enthusiastic and self-motivated with a strong background in investment in Victoria and Europe?

About the Role

  • Classification: Locally Engaged Staff (LES)
  • Salary Range: Starting from EUR 99,105
  • Work Location: Victorian Government Trade & Investment (VGTI) office, Frankfurt
  • Employment Type: 2-year contract

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior professional with an extensive background in investment promotion and business development, together with a detailed understanding of the global business environment, in particular as it relates to Europe and Victoria, Australia, to join the Victorian Government Trade & Investment (VGTI) network.
Reporting to the Senior Investment Director in London, this position works closely with colleagues based in London, Israel, and the head office in Melbourne, Australia. The ability to work collaboratively is important as this position is responsible for the development of strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The role requires someone who is proactive, flexible, and with excellent communication skills.

Successful Candidate
The successful candidate will possess:

  • An extensive background and track record in investment promotion, business development, lead generation initiatives, and an ability to influence the decision-making processes of senior executives.
  • A comprehensive communicator with the ability to present to senior executives and conduct commercial/financial negotiations
  • Demonstrated and well-informed understanding of industry sectors including energy, transport infrastructure, technology, and life science in both Victoria and in Europe.
  • Significant experience and knowledge of global business environment (particularly as it relates to Europe) and the major motivations, incentives and challenges which impact investment attraction strategies to Victoria.

The successful candidate for this locally engaged position will be responsible for all arrangements in relation to relocation expenses (if applicable), their accommodation and day-to-day living expenses.

We offer a competitive package of benefits. The position includes the opportunity to undertake international travel to Australia and within Europe. We are committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life. Training and development programs are also encouraged.

Employment Eligibility
Applicants must be a citizen, Permanent Resident or qualify for a valid work permit or visa for Germany.

The successful applicant will be subject to extensive background checks, including through relevant law enforcement authorities.
The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including veterans and people who have a disability, and people from varied cultural backgrounds.

Contact Information
Further information regarding this opportunity can be obtained from Julia Mills, Senior Investment Director, London via email:
To be considered for this position applications must contain:

  1. A statement addressing each of the numbered key selection criteria outlined in the position description, AND
  2. A current curriculum vitae listing relevant qualifications and/or registrations, details of employment history and relevant skills

Applications close at midnight on 30 September 2022 (AEST). If you experience any difficulty in lodging your application online, please email



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