The Danish Trade Council in North America seeks a Junior Commercial Advisor

The Danish Trade Council in North America seeks a Junior Commercial Advisor for United Nations Procurement and the Sustainable Development Goals

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Position: Junior Commercial Adviser


Type of employment: Full time, two-year contract with possibility of extension

Starting date: As soon as possible

Location: Consulate General of Denmark in New York

885 Second Avenue 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Deadline for application: November 21, 2017

The Danish Trade Council in North America (“TC”) is experiencing a steady increase in the need to support and grow Denmark’s procurement towards the United Nations (“UN”) system. In addition, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is an unprecedented opportunity for Danish companies to export and promote solutions that will help achieve the SDGs. In New York we are positioned to catalyze these ambitions to a new level. Therefore, we are seeking to expand the team with a dedicated Junior Commercial Advisor to support and advance the Trade Council’s initiatives.

You will be part of the SDG and Procurement Team and will be working with team members in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Toronto and Silicon Valley. An essential pillar is a collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York.

Focus:

As a TC-team member, you will be part of a dynamic team focused on assisting Danish companies entering into or expanding current operations with the UN system. Your primary focus will be:

  1. Executing the initiatives and objectives of the current UN Procurement and SDG engagement strategy for Danish companies (global public affairs).

  2. Executing individual business development engagements with Danish companies interested in UN Procurement.

  3. Help build relevant network, research and partnerships to support Danish companies.

Skills & success criteria:

  • A Bachelor's degree and/or other relevant work experience
  • Work experience with the UN, e.g. procurement or any other private sector involvement is appreciated
  • Strong understanding of the interlinkage between politics and business
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office Tools, other tools appreciated
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong interest in the UN and the SDGs
  • Fluency in English; Danish fluency is an advantage but not required

Personal characteristics:

  • Strong work ethic and integrity; Team player, yet able to work independently
  • Motivated by an informal, highly energetic work environment where we strive to deliver exceptional client service, support each other, work smart and have fun.
  • Highly organized, attentive to details and capable of: Multitasking & managing / tracking parallel execution activities o Meeting target deliverables including timelines.
  • Flexible, efficient and able to prioritize.
  • Proactive approach, problem solver and solution-oriented.
  • Reliable and consistent in work quality.
  • Positive attitude and able to work under pressure.

Employment conditions:

  • You will be offered full-time employment for two years with the possibility of extension on a local contract.
  • You will be entitled to five weeks (25 days) of paid holiday per year.
  • Your employment contract is regulated according to the Staff Rules of the Consulate General of Denmark in New York
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results.
  • As part of your salary you can be covered by a workplace pension scheme.
  • You and your dependant family members will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.
  • Other benefits: potential year-end bonus.

  

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and 2-3 references) in English to Consulate General at nycgkl@um.dk. Please title the subject line: “Junior Commercial Adviser Application. Your name”

Application deadline: November 21, 2017.

The Consulate General attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews expected to take place end of November.

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

Questions:

For any questions regarding this position, please contact Head of Trade, Joan Hentze, joahen@um.dk.

About the Consulate General in New York/Trade Council of Denmark:

The Consulate General of Denmark is a dynamic workplace that represents Denmark’s commercial and cultural relationship with the New York City and the UN. We are approximately 27 colleagues at the Consulate General with a busy and professional workday.

The Trade Department consists of several industry sectors with team members working together across North America at our various Missions. The Trade Council is the governmental export and investment promotion organization under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The organization comprises all governmental activities designed to promote Danish export and foreign investment in Denmark under one roof. Our purpose is to bring value to our clients in Denmark in terms of growth and job creation. For further information visit www.usa.um.dk/en.

 

Posted on November 7, 2017 .

The Consulate General of Denmark is looking for a new staff member

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Position: Accountant

Type of employment: Full-time one-year contract with the possibility of extension

Starting date: As soon as possible

Location: Consulate General of Denmark in New York, 885 Second Avenue 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Deadline for application: October 26, 2017

The Joint Administration of the Consulate General of Denmark and Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York is hiring a full-time accountant to start as soon as possible.

You will be part of a dynamic, international environment consisting of several teams working closely together: Joint Administration and Finance, Trade Council, Invest in Denmark, Culture and Press, Consular Services and the UN Mission. Besides the staff in New York, you will be working with colleagues in Washington DC, Houston, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Toronto, Ottawa, Mexico City and our headquarters, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Copenhagen.

Your focus:

The accountant will be part of the Administrative Service Centre (ASC) that services the Danish missions in North America. The job will have wide-ranging tasks and responsibilities, including being the Key Account Manager for several ASC clients and internal departments at the Consulate General and the UN Mission. You will report to the Chief Services Officer.

In this position, you will be completing financial tasks (e.g. postings, payments, reconciliations, payroll), as well as budgeting and financial reporting. The work will also include accounting tasks for UN development aid projects. In this regard, knowledge of development aid and/or accounting policies of international organizations would be an advantage.

The accountant should also have a flair for handling administrative tasks (e.g. planning and executing, logistics, IT, etc.). You are expected to show the flexibility required for optimal handling of the entire portfolio of the Consulate and be ready to contribute to tasks outside your own portfolio.

Your skills and success criteria:

As an accountant, you are measured on the value you create for your clients, your reliability, and level of service as well as the ability to communicate clearly and openly. You have an eye for detail, but you are also able to see the bigger picture.

You have a positive personality and are results-oriented, professional, self-motivated and appreciate a highly energetic work environment where we continuously strive to create value for our clients, support each other, work smarter, look for innovation, and have fun.

Working in an environment where the agenda can easily change, we are looking for an accountant who is flexible, open-minded and can think out of the box.

Main tasks and responsibilities as an Accountant:

  • Internal Key Account Manager for ASC-clients and internal departments

  •  Payments

  •  Postings in the financial systems

  •  Reconciliations (bank, balance accounts, interim accounts etc.)

  •  Invoicing to customers through a CRM system

  •  Follow up on debtors and creditors

  •  Expense settlements for all employees (travels expenses and other outlays)

  •  Budgeting and financial reporting

  •  Prepare quarterly financial statements

Requirements for the position:

  • Deep understanding of finance and budget management

  • Minimum 2-4 years professional experience in finance and accounting

  • Good experience with ERP systems (Navision) and bank payments

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once and to meet deadlines

  • Superuser in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), and ideally also Danish. Spanish would be an

    advantage

  • Administration experience (e.g. logistics, IT, planning, project management)

  • Great interpersonal skills and team player abilities as well as interest in and willingness to

    share knowledge with and learn from colleagues.

  •  Knowledge of the US tax rules and system would be an advantage

  •  Knowledge of development aid and/or accounting policies of international organizations

    would be an advantage

    Necessary personal characteristics:

  • Customer and service-minded

  • A team player, yet able to work independently

  • Flexible and able to prioritize

  • Proactive, takes initiatives and follows through

  • A problem-solver, innovative and solution-oriented

  • Reliable and consistent in your work

  • Attentive to detail

  • Ability to work under time pressure

  • Focused, solution-oriented and efficient

  • Interdisciplinary cooperation, ability to work with cross-functional teams

  • You want to be helpful and seek to lend a hand

  • A positive approach to handling of assignments

    Employment conditions

  • You will be offered full-time employment for two years with the possibility of extension on a local contract.

  • You will be entitled to five weeks (25 days) of paid holiday per year.

  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results.

  • As part of your salary, you can be covered by a workplace pension scheme.

  • You and your dependent family members will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and 2-3 references) in English to Consulate General at nycgkl@um.dk. Please title the subject line: “Accountant Application. Your name”

Application deadline: October 26, 2017.

The Consulate General attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews – expected to take place end of October.

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

Questions

For any questions regarding this position, please contact

nycgkl.um.dk or telephone +1 (212) 223 4545.

About us

The Consulate General is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Consulate General is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 65 employees, 12 of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Consulate General has a flat management structure.

Information about the Consulate General

Posted on October 12, 2017 .

The Consulate General of Denmark is looking for a new staff member

Position: Consular Officer

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Type of employment: Full-time two-year contract with the possibility of extension

Starting date: As soon as possible

Location: Consulate General of Denmark in New York, 885

Second Avenue 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Deadline for application: October 23rd, 2017

The Consulate General of Denmark in New York is looking for the right candidate to fill a full-time position (37 hours a week) at the Passport & Visa office.

Your focus:

At the Consulate General of Denmark in New York, you will be part of a dynamic team that handles a wide range of matters from consular assistance to Danes abroad to applications for visa and residence permits for Denmark. Your primary focus will be:

  • Consular assistance to Danish citizens

  •   Visa administration and processing/decision-making

  •   Residence and work permits

  •   Crisis management

    Your skills and success criteria:

    Ideally, we are looking for a candidate with experience from the consular field. When assisting Danes in distress, previous work experience like e.g. social work or mental health care would also be found relevant. In addition to this, you have:

  • A high integrity and ability to handle stressful situations

  • Experience from working in a cross-cultural environment

  • Knowledge of and/or interacting with US authorities is an advantage, but not a requirement)

  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Danish/any other Nordic language is an advantage

    We expect you to be service minded, flexible and with an eye for detail. You are an accomplished user of MS Office Tools and we are looking for someone with strong communication skills, both written and oral.

    You are a great team player, who is motivated by an informal, highly energetic work environment where we continuously strive to deliver great customer service, support each other, work smart and have fun.

    Necessary personal characteristics:

  • Customer and service-minded

  • A team player, yet able to work independently

  • Flexible and able to prioritize

  • Proactive, takes initiatives and follows through

  • A problem-solver and solution-oriented

  • Reliable and consistent in your work

  • Attentive to detail

  • Ability to work under time pressure

  • Focused, solution-oriented and efficient

  • Interdisciplinary cooperation, ability to work with cross-functional teams

  • You want to be helpful and seek to lend a hand

  • A positive approach to handling of assignments

    Employment conditions

  • You will be offered full-time employment for two years with the possibility of extension.

  • You will be entitled to five weeks (25 days) of paid holiday per year.

  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results.

  • As part of your salary you can be covered by a workplace pension scheme.

  • You and your dependant family members will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.

    The Consulate General attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

    Selected candidates will be invited for interviews – expected to take place beginning of November.

    The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and 2-3 references) in English to Consulate General at nycgkl@um.dk. Please title the subject line: “Consular Officer Application. Your name”

Application deadline: October 23rd, 2017.

Questions

For any questions regarding this position, please contact nycgkl@um.dk att. Vice Consul Charlotte Bording Pedersen or Consular Officer Kirsten Arnfast.

About us

The Consulate General is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Consulate General is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 65 employees, 12 of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Consulate General has a flat management structure.

For more information about the Consulate General, see http://usa.um.dk/en/about-us/consulate- general-of-denmark---new-york

Posted on October 3, 2017 .

Danish Wind Power Academy is Seeking GE-Technicians

Become a successful instructor by joining our one year onboarding program at our Danish Wind Power Academy Americas Team

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 About us

Danish Wind Power Academy was founded in 2004 of trainers with extensive experience within the wind turbine industry. The corporate office is located in Denmark. The company is highly successful with training worldwide and recognized as the premier independent industry-training organization, providing customized courses for owners, operators and 3rd-party companies involved in the operation, maintenance and service of wind turbines.

Danish Wind Power Academy Americas (DWPAA) www.danishwpa.com was founded in 2014. One of DWPAA's strongest aspects today is "on site" training near the assets of the customers. These training courses are based on the experience of the customer’s specific requirements regarding the turbine types they work on. With this training, the customers know that they receive a targeted and effective training which means that they can benefit from the DWPAA courses from day one and improve the turbine performance significantly.

Training instructor position

With your GE-technical background, you will be guided through an organized program to become an instructor. Come with your technical skills and the right attitude, and we will provide you with the educational training, carefully adjusted to your background and experience. 

When you have acquired the necessary teaching skills, you will join the team that delivers the most future-proof training concept in the wind turbine industry of today. 

With reference to the management, you will get the primary responsibility for delivering the GE 1.x training courses, as well as participating in the development of other courses.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • Developing customer specified and targeted GE 1.x training courses, customized to the needs of the individual customers and the markets on which they operate.
  • Planning and carrying out the training worldwide, often on-site.
  • Secure an effective anchoring of the learning, including a continuous relationship with each customer.

Work Environment

A large part of your instructional projects will be carried out at companies in the US.  There will be trips abroad where the participants have a variety of nationalities, skills, educational levels, and backgrounds. The primary work environment will be in an office or classroom. While performing the field duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to working around industrial environments while in outdoor weather conditions. The employee is exposed to work at heights above 250ft, around rotating mechanical equipment, with the risk of electrical shock.


Qualifications

The ideal candidate has GE-experience working with electrical systems. If you have knowledge from the Siemens/Vestas/Gamesa/Nordex “family”, it would also be an advantage. It is crucial that your personality meets the demands for aptitude, extroversion and good communication skills, both written and spoken, combined with tenacity, good interpersonal skills, and perseverance.  A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Associates degree level or higher is preferred.  You should be an experienced user of MS Office, and you master the English language both written and orally. 

Physical Demands

Performing the duties of this job will require full mobility. The employee is required to climb a 250-foot straight ladder as well as squat and move through tight spaces. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, and must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus as well as the ability to distinguish colors.

Employment Type                              Location

Full-time, exempt.                                                   Englewood, CO.

We offer you

We offer you organized educational training to be able to provide a proof training concept in the wind turbine industry of today. Part of this educational training will be at the corporate office in Denmark.

We operate worldwide in close corporation with the top 15 wind operators.

You will be a significant part of a very committed and informal team that is characterized by a strong cohesiveness as well as high-level professionalism. Accordingly, there will be high demands on your performance and quality of your work. In return, you will experience an organization that offers stimulating and interesting working days and where the concept of “freedom with responsibility” is the leading element in your task solutions.

We are proud of our being a strong financial company with a very good reputation.

Requirements

Travel is expected, approx. 50% of the time, mainly through the domestic US with the possibility of some international travel. 

·       Candidate must have a valid driver’s license, and either has or be able to obtain a US passport

·       A drug screen and background check will be administered as part of the hiring process

Apply

Join our team, and together we will develop the new generation of wind turbine technicians

If you are interested email your application to stilling@eandersen.dk

Posted on August 25, 2017 .

The Consulate General of Denmark is hiring!

The Joint Administration of the Consulate General of Denmark and Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York is hiring a full time Front Office Manager.
In this position, you will be part of a dynamic, international environment consisting of several teams working closely together: Trade Council, Invest in Denmark, Culture and Press, Consular Services and the UN Mission. Besides the staff in New York, you will be working with colleagues in various missions in North America and our headquarters, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Copenhagen.

               Your focus:

The Front Office Manager will be part of the Joint Administration team and will work closely together with another Front Office Manager. The job will have wide-ranging tasks and responsibilities, including running the office, administrative work, and being a key contact for internal departments at the Consulate General and the UN Mission. You will report to the Head of the Joint Administration.

In this position, you will be serving as the point person for our office, including being responsible for day-to-day office operations, answering phone calls, greeting visitors, organizing and scheduling meetings/appointments, ordering supplies, managing relationships with vendors and service providers and maintaining an upbeat office atmosphere. As Front Office Manager, you would also participate, as needed, in smaller projects. Sitting in the reception, you will be the first person guests interact with, when they visit our office, so you should be positive and people-oriented.

The Front Office Manager should also have a flair for organizing and managing office operations, procedures, and equipment. You should also have strong, professional communication skills, both internally and externally. Experience with public relations or the ability to lead or help coordinate events would be an advantage.

Your skills and success criteria:

As Front Office Manager, you are measured on the value you create for the office and your colleagues, your reliability and level of service as well as ability to communicate clearly and openly.
You have a positive personality and are service-oriented, professional, self-motivated and appreciate a highly energetic work environment where we continuously strive to create value for our clients, support each other, work smarter, look for innovation, and have fun.

Working in an environment where the agenda can easily change, we are looking for a person who is flexible, open-minded and can think out of the box.

You are:

  • Customer and service-minded

  • A team player, yet able to work independently

  • Flexible and able to prioritize

  • Proactive, takes initiative and follows through

  • A problem-solver, innovative and solution-oriented

  • Reliable and consistent in your work

Requirements for the position:

  • Minimum 1-3 years professional experience with office management

  • Service-minded and positive outlook are essential

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once and to meet deadlines

  • Super user in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), and ideally also Danish.

  • Administration experience (e.g. logistics, IT, planning, project management)

  • Knowledge of accounting and budget management would be an advantage

  • Experience with ERP systems and bank payments would be an advantage

  • Experience with event coordination also an advantage

Necessary personal characteristics

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Focused, solution-oriented and efficient

  • Interdisciplinary cooperation, ability to work with cross-functional teams

  • You want to be helpful and seek to lend a hand

    The position is to be filled as soon as possible. The position is on a contract basis and initially offered for a 2-year period (with possible extension).

Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, recommendations and references) in English to The Consulate General in New York at nycgkl@um.dk marked “Front Office Manager Application: Your name” no later than July 4th 2017.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews expected to take place during July. Interviews could also be held through video calls (e.g. Skype, FaceTime).

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

The Consulate General attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Questions

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Maria B. Sørensen (mabsor@um.dk) or Camilla Rosendahl (camros@um.dk) or +1 212-223-4545.

Posted on June 20, 2017 .

General Manager of the Secretariat at the DACCNY

The Danish American Chamber of Commerce | One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza 885 Second Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017

The Danish American Chamber of Commerce | One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

885 Second Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017

  

General Manager of the Secretariat of the
Danish American Chamber of Commerce in New York

– Part Time –

 The Danish American Chamber of Commerce in New York (DACC), a not-for-profit corporation, exists to further the business interests of its members and to help promote business relations between Denmark and the United States.

We are currently looking for a part-time General Manager for our Secretariat, effective June 1, 2017.

The position is part-time, estimated at 40+ hours per month, and offers home-based work where you will perform an ever-changing, wide variety of functions. You will gain exposure to representatives of a wide range of U.S. and Danish organizations, other chambers of commerce, and companies.

Duties & Responsibilities

Front Office communications: Opening, sorting, and answering incoming regular mail, email, and voice mail; Compilation and writing of monthly newsletter; Social media marketing

Membership Management: Maintaining memberships through our CRM system Wild Apricot.

Event Management: Crafting and sending out invitations, accepting RSVPs, and other correspondence using MailChimp and Eventbrite, as well as practical assistance leading up to DACC events and functions. Assistance during events, e.g. setting up facilities for presentation, and catering, etc. DACC currently has about one monthly event on average. The DACC Christmas Luncheon/Annual Membership Meeting at the Harvard Club is our principal event of the year and requires a fair amount of preparation and coordination. Over time, DACC is looking to increase the number of events.

Financial Management and Bookkeeping in QuickBooks and reconciliation of financial records, handling of invoices, administration of PayPal, Stripe, and bank accounts, etc. DACC will not require actual accounting or audit services but some cooperation and coordination between the Secretariat and DACC’s auditor/accountant and DACC’s Treasurer will be expected.

Website Management, including basic maintenance and updates of the DACC website run on Squarespace. Maintenance functions requiring more advanced technical expertise may be outsourced as necessary.

Board Meetings: Participation in board meetings (typically four times a year), taking, proofreading and distributing minutes of the meetings.

Requirements

We will provide a telephone for use for DACC work. However, you will be expected to provide your own computer, internet connection, and any paraphernalia normally associated with an outsourced function.

You will generally be able to plan and schedule your work but, as social functions and board meetings will most often require evening work, flexibility will be expected.

You will have excellent spoken and written English and Danish. Prior experience in a secretariat function is desirable. Knowledge related to updating websites (e.g. SquareSpace or general HTML), as well as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the systems listed in the job description above are necessary.

Contractor Status

You will operate as an independent contractor from your home office – and will neither be an employee or an agent of the DACC nor receive any employment benefits. You must have valid U.S. residency and work permit. The DACC will not be able to provide a work visa. It is preferable if you were centrally located in New York City.

Compensation subject to individual qualifications.

How to Apply

Please apply by sending an e-mail in English to:

E-mail:                  daccny@daccny.com

Subject line:       Application for General Manager of Secretariat

Deadline:             Friday, May 1, 2017.

 

Posted on March 27, 2017 .

Dual Citizenship

In extension of DACC’s commitment to strengthen U.S.-Danish relations and the organization’s active participation in various dual citizenship events in 2015, we are pleased to make available a number of documents relating to reacquiring/applying for Danish citizenship. The government-issued documents were collected, prepared, and translated by DACC members Peter Hessellund-Jensen and Christian Schoenberg in order help former citizens who are not sufficiently fluent in Danish to understand the relevant guidelines and complete the various forms accurately. Please note that the translations are unofficial and unauthorized.

Guideline here

Posted on March 3, 2016 .

Unveiling the DACC Christmas Messenger 2015

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that this year's Christmas Messenger will be Claus Meyer!

For more than 30 years, Claus Meyer (51) has been a gastronomic entrepreneur. Besides his countless companies employing more than 800 staff, Claus Meyer is an affiliated professor at Copenhagen Business School and Social Impact Fellow at University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

He continuously strives to push his dream of unfolding the potential of indigenous food cultures worldwide, exemplified by the co-founding of the celebrated restaurant Noma, Copenhagen (Denmark) as well as restaurant GUSTU, La Paz (Bolivia).

In August 2015 he moved to New York City with his family to steer the spring 2016 opening of a Nordic-themed food hall and a 100-cover Nordic ‘brasserie’ in the city’s iconic Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan. Moreover Meyer will initiate a not-for-profit culinary project in Brownsville, a vulnerable community in East New York.

We look forward to see you at the Christmas Luncheon on December 11th at the Harvard Club in New York. Everything is in place - aquavit, rice pudding, raffle, Christmas songs and much more!

Haven't bought a ticket yet? Register here.

Posted on November 30, 2015 .

Christmas Luncheon 2015

Save the date for this year's Christmas Luncheon – Friday, December 11, 2015.

As in the many previous years, this year our Danish Christmas celebrations will take place in the beautiful setting of the Harvard Club. And again, it will include a raffle, silent auction, three-course dinner, free bar, Christmas songs and the wonderful and fun company of both old and new DACC members.

To register for the event, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dacc-christmas-luncheon-2015-tickets-19447096790.

Sponsors:
Every year we are very thankful for the support of our sponsors! If your company is interested in sponsoring this year, we would be happy to hear from you at daccny@daccny.com.

We will keep you updated on everything there is to know, as we get closer to the event. We recommend that you sign up for the newsletter to get the news on the early bird discount.

Posted on November 30, 2015 .

Generalkonsulatet i New York søger administrativ medarbejder

Det Danske Generalkonsulat i New York søger en administrativ medarbejder. Medarbejderen vil indgå i Fællesadministrationen, der betjener både Generalkonsulatet og FN-missionen. Tiltrædelse er pr. 1. august 2015 eller snarest derefter.

Der er tale om mange forskelligartede opgaver inden for administration, herunder kontakt til eksterne leverandører, opgaver i forbindelse med mange indgående besøg samt lettere opgaver inden for HR. Det er derfor vigtigt, at du kan arbejde selvstændigt og udvise initiativ til at løse opgaverne samtidig med, at du med et smil skal kunne håndtere at have mange bolde i luften på én gang.

Opgaverne forudsætter en del kommunikation både internt og eksternt, og du skal derfor kunne skrive og tale dansk og engelsk på et højt niveau.

Du skal have kendskab til MS-Office og generelt have flair for IT. Hvis du har kendskab til ERP- og finanssystemer, vil det være en fordel, men det er ikke et krav.

Der er tale om en fuldtidsstilling på 37 timer ugentlig. I den ugentlige arbejdstid indgår en betalt daglig frokostpause på 29 minutter. Aften- og weekendarbejde kan forekomme i spidsbelastningsperioder, ikke mindst i forbindelse med indkomne besøg.

Du vil blive ansat som lokalansat på Generalkonsulatet for en 2 års periode med mulighed for forlængelse. Lønnen vil blive fastlagt efter kvalifikationer samt lokale forhold. Der stilles ikke bolig til rådighed i forbindelse med stillingen.

Begrundet ansøgning bilagt CV, eksamensbeviser samt anbefalinger sendes til Generalkonsulatet i New York (nycgkl@um.dk). Angiv venligst i emnelinjen: Administrativ medarbejder. Ansøgning. Dit navn.

Ansøgningsfrist er søndag den 21. juni. Vi forventer at afholde ansættelsessamtaler i uge 26 via Skype e.l.

Evt. spørgsmål kan rettes til administrations- og HR-chef Helle Dyreborg-Gunslev (heldyr@um.dk, tlf. +1 212 705 4903).

Det danske Generalkonsulat i New York fremmer danske interesser i New York og USA inden for eksport, amerikanske investeringer i Danmark, kultur, presse, Public Diplomacy, visum og pas. Generalkonsulatet er beliggende One Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, 885 Second Avenue, 18th floor, New York, NY 10017-2201, USA.

Posted on June 15, 2015 .

Repræsentationerne i New York søger Receptionist på fuld tid (40 timer)

Det Danske Generalkonsulat og FN-missionen i New York søger snarest lokalt ansat receptionist. Vi søger en udadvendt og serviceorienteret person, som kan lide at have travlt og være i kontakt med mange mennesker. Tiltrædelse er pr. 1. august 2015 eller snarest derefter.
Konkret vil arbejdet bestå i at bemande receptionen, der betjener såvel Generalkonsulatet som den danske FN-Mission i New York. Hovedopgaverne er at levere god telefonbetjening af mange forskellige kundegrupper, servicere repræsentationernes mange gæster samt at indgå i opgaveløsningen med bl.a. Generalkonsulatets Borgerservice og Handelsafdeling.

Dine arbejdsopgaver i receptionen indebærer bl.a.:
- Besvarelse/omstilling af telefonopkald
- Modtagelse og betjening af gæster
- Vedligeholdelse og opdatering af telefonlister
- Administration af adgangssystem til kancelliet og kontorbygningen
- Administration af iPhones/iPads
- Modtagelse af og kvittering for post og forsendelser generelt
- Assistere forskellige afdelinger, men primært Borgerservice og Handelsafdelin med generelle    oplysnings- og dokumenthåndteringsfunktioner.

Du
- Er stabil, fleksibel og kan holde mange bolde i luften på én gang
- Er selvstændig, serviceminded og glad for at have med mennesker at gøre
- Er imødekommende, pligtopfyldende og omhyggelig
- Er god til at planlægge og prioritere
- Er god til at sætte dig ind i regler og procedurer og at handle i overensstemmelse med dem
- Skriver og taler dansk og engelsk på højt niveau
- Har kendskab til MS-Office og har flair for IT
- Er bekendt med kontor- og/eller receptionistarbejde.

Du vil blive ansat som lokalansat på Generalkonsulatet for en 2 års periode med mulighed for forlængelse. Lønnen vil blive fastlagt efter kvalifikationer samt lokale forhold. Der er tale om en fuldtidsstilling på 40 timer ugentlig. Heri indgår en betalt daglig frokostpause på 29 minutter. Der stilles ikke bolig til rådighed i forbindelse med stillingen.

Begrundet ansøgning bilagt CV, eksamensbeviser samt anbefalinger sendes til Generalkonsulatet i New York (nycgkl@um.dk). Angiv venligst i emnelinjen: Receptionist. Ansøgning. Dit navn.

Ansøgningsfrist er søndag den 21. juni. Vi forventer at afholde ansættelsessamtaler i uge 26.

Evt. spørgsmål kan rettes til administrations- og HR-chef Helle Dyreborg-Gunslev (heldyr@um.dk, tlf. +1 212 705 4903) eller receptionist Annie Bakke Jensen (anbaje@um.dk, tlf. +1 212 705 4900).

 

Posted on June 15, 2015 .

PR & Press Manager til VisitDenmark, New York (USA og Canada)

Vi søger en PR & Press Manager med ansvar for samtlige presse og PR aktiviteter for VisitDenmark i USA.


Vi tilbyder
Vi tilbyder en spændende stilling i et dynamisk og aldrig stillestående miljø, hvor vi sammen arbejder for at markedsføre Danmark som turisme‐ og rejse destination på det amerikanske marked. Din daglige arbejdsplads bliver på Manhattan i New York.
Som PR & Press Manager i VisitDenmark USA bliver du en del af et engageret og fagligt dygtigt team på 6 faste medarbejdere + 2 praktikanter. Vi markedsfører og brander Danmark målrettet mod konsumenter, travel trade og relevante amerikanske (og canadiske) medier.

Dine ansvarsområder
Du får ansvar for at sikre den strategiske og systematiske bearbejdning af journalister og bloggere på det amerikanske og canadiske mediemarked med henblik på at skabe mest mulig positiv omtale af Danmark som rejsedestination.

I tæt samarbejde med vores Online Manager bliver du medansvarlig for at udvikle og eksekvere på fælles marketing/presse kampagner på samtlige kommunikationsplatforme.

Derudover er du ansvarlig for:

  • Udarbejdelse af pressemeddelelser, nyhedsbreve, lokale presseevents og pressebesøg til Danmark samt andre relationsskabende aktiviteter
  • At oparbejde en tæt kontakt til vores presse‐ og partnernetværk i Danmark og USA
  • At udvikle og udvide et solidt netværk blandt nøglepersoner i de centrale nordamerikanske medier.
  • VisitDenmark USA's pressebudget

Din faglige profil
Vi forestiller os, at du har en del års erfaring med klassisk PR arbejde fra bureau, privat virksomhed el. lign., og du har gerne international erfaring. Du er vant til at arbejde med pressen i forbindelse med events og store arrangementer, og du har rig erfaring med formidling af historier og budskaber til pressen på digitale platforme. Du er en fremragende netværker og kan hurtigt skabe dig solide forbindelser blandt amerikanske journalister og bloggere.

Derudover forestiller vi os, at du:

  • Har næse for den gode historie, og kan vinkle og perspektivere en historie på tryk, gennem video, online samt på sociale medier
  • Taler og skriver flydende engelsk/amerikansk
  • Er kreativ, nytænkende, proaktiv og kan sælge historier til pressen
  • Er resultatorienteret og kan føre et projekt fra idé til resultat ‐ både når idéen er din egen, og når den kommer fra andre.

Din person
Du er struktureret, detaljeorienteret og overholder dine deadlines. Du brænder for at levere og
optimere konkrete kommunikationsløsninger, og du er faglig ambitiøs og kvalitetsbevidst. Af natur er du udadvendt, relationsskabende og arbejder godt i teams. Dertil forventer vi, at du kan arbejde selvstændigt og kan holde mange bolde i luften på én gang.

Jobbet kræver
Du skal forvente rejseaktivitet både i USA og til/fra Danmark, hvilket også kan indebære
rejseaktivitet i weekender og uden for normal arbejdstid. Jobbet kræver, at du kan holde hovedet koldt i tilspidsede situationer og tager en ekstra tørn, når det brænder på.

Interesseret?
Så klik på ”Søg stillingen” knappen eller søg stillingen via vores hjemmeside.
Din ansøgning skal være på engelsk, vedhæftet dit CV og andre relevante papirer. Ansøgningsfristen
er onsdag d. 24. juni 2015. Vi glæder os til at modtage din ansøgning.

Stillingen ønskes besat pr. 1. september 2015. Derfor er det vigtigt for os at rekruttere en ny kollega inden sommerferien. Af den grund forventer vi at gennemføre 1. og 2. samtaler i København i uge 28.

Har du spørgsmål til stillingen, er du velkommen til at kontakte Markedschef Bruno Bedholm via mail: bbe@visitdenmark.com
Læs mere om VisitDenmark her.

Se jobopslaget her

Posted on June 12, 2015 .

Nils Malmros at Lincoln Center

This weekend, six of Nils Malmros’ deeply personal dramas will be showed at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Nils Malmros is an acclaimed director and screenwriter who is known for films based on his own childhood experiences in Aarhus. 

"One of the constants in Malmros’s body of work has been his view of life as a series of stages, and taken together, his movies come off as proof that, in the movement from one stage to the next, there’s a loss for every gain."—Max Nelson, Film Comment

The six Malmros' film on show at Licoln Center is a part of the 15th edition of Film Comment magazine’s film festival (February 20 - March 5)

Schedule:

Århus by Night (1981), Sunday March 1. 3:30 pm
Boys (1977), Sunday March 1. 1:00 pm
Facing the Truth (2002), Saturday February 28., 1:00 pm
Pain of Love (1992), Friday February 27., 6:30 pm
Sorrow and Joy (2013), Friday February 27., 9:15 pm
Tree of Knowledge (1981), Saturday February 28., 3:15 pm

Read more about the film-program and buy your ticket here

The Film Society of Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-6595

Posted on February 25, 2015 .

Want to become part of the DACC Young Professionals Event Committee?

DACC is looking for three young, motivated professionals residing in New York to be part of our Young Professionals Event Committee.

The Event Committee is in charge of finding relevant companies for the Young Professionals monthly company visits as well as planning and executing these visits.

This is a great way for you to enter into dialogue with prominent people from some of the most interesting companies in New York! The past eight months we have met with Lemonsqueeze/Spoiled Milk, PREHYPE, Bloomberg LLP, Fritz Hansen, ReD Associates, and Google. 

This is also chance to work volunteerly - with an expected workload of a few hours a month! - for a prestigious nonprofit corporation (DACC) that exists to promote business relations between Denmark and the US.

Send your application to daccny@daccny.com. We expect applications to be an informal email explaining the purpose and length of your stay in New York and a few lines on your background. The positions are to be filled as per August 2014.

You are also very welcome to shoot us an email, should you have any questions.

Posted on July 21, 2014 .

Confederation of Danish Industry in New York is seeking a new intern (in Danish)

Stillingsopslaget er på dansk, da Dansk Industri søger en dansktalende praktikant.

Internship hos Dansk Industri i New York med mulighed for fastansættelse

 

Om jobbet

Brænder du for eksport, forretningsudvikling og konsulentarbejde? Vil du være med til at hjælpe New York med at nå sit ambitiøse mål om CO2 reduktion og bæredygtig omstilling? Er du bosat i New York og vil gerne have et spændende arbejde indenfor den grønne dagsorden? Så er et internship hos Dansk Industri (DI) i New York måske noget for dig!

DI søger en dygtig praktikant til at bistå arbejdet med eksport af bæredygtige teknologier til det voksende marked i New York. Som led i et offentligt-privat samarbejde, har DI etableret ’Danish Cleantech Hub’, der arbejder for at fremme synligheden og kommercialiseringen af danske energi- og miljøteknologiske løsninger og produkter i New York.

Internshippet varer et år og er ulønnet, men DI giver et tilskud på USD 600/måned. Vi tænker langsigtet og hvis du er den rette person, er der mulighed for fast ansættelse efter praktikforløbet. Dette kræver dog, at du har arbejdstilladelse i USA.

 

Om dig

Vi søger en dynamisk person med erfaring og mod på at:

  • Analysere New Yorks markedspotentiale, eksisterende teknologiske løsninger og offentlige investeringer
  • Deltage på vegne af DI i seminarer, konferencer og offentlige begivenheder
  • Identificere og interagere med relevante samarbejdspartnere og aftagere af danske løsninger
  • Assistere ved danske virksomhedsbesøg og inspirationsture i New York
  • Udarbejde oplæg og præsentationer
  • Repræsentere DI ved møder med private og offentlige aktører
  • Bistå kontorets administrative opgaver.

Vi forventer at du:

  • Er færdig med din Bachelorgrad som minimum, inden for et relevant felt
  • Har interesse og forståelse for energi og bæredygtig teknologi
  • Er flydende på engelsk og dansk både mundtligt og skriftligt
  • Har relevant arbejdserfaring fra tidligere jobs
  • Er udadvendt, dygtig til formidling og tryg ved at tale med nye mennesker
  • Har arbejdstilladelse i USA
  • Kan tiltræde den 25. August 2014.

 

Om os
DIs strategiske satsning i USA, Danish Cleantech Hub, har fast repræsentation i New York. Vi er til stede med et team der består af en General Manager, en konsulent og to fuldtids praktikanter som er dybt integreret i den spændende og progressive byfornyelse som New York City i disse dage undergår. Derudover arbejder vi tæt sammen med vores ekspert kollegaer i Dansk Industris hovedkvarter i København.

 

Ansøgning

Er du interesseret i at søge stillingen, bedes du sende ansøgning (max. 1 A4 side), CV og relevante papirer online til kontorchef Kinga Szabo kisz@di.dk, senest d. 23. juli.

Har du spørgsmål til stillingen, er du velkommen til at ringe på +1 917-445-6674.

Posted on July 3, 2014 .

Job opening: US VP of Sales & Operations at Hove A/S

The Trade Council USA (Member of the DACCNY) is assisting Hove A/S in recruiting a new Country Manager for the US.

 

Vice President, Sales & Operations 

The VP will be responsible for sales, daily management and operations for the Americas. Initially, our new team member will have a specific focus on sales and sales development, which will be executed by the VP personally. Overtime, the VP’s job will also be to create an organization for the Americas in accordance with the parent company’s directives. The VP will be reporting to the President of Hove Americas Inc. (Chief Sales Officer of the parent company Hove A/S). 

Job Description: 

  • Daily contact with entire portfolio of clients with regard to keeping strong personal connections and continued growth in sales. 
  • Identification of new customers and the closing of sales in the U.S. and Canadian markets. 
  • Daily contact with Hove’s US service partner located in Metro Jacksonville, FL. Overseeing and ensuring compliance of the service partner’s operations in relation to meeting all standards of the Hove SOB, e.g. with regard to filling, handling and on-time drop shipments to our customers nationwide.
  • Coordination with parent company Hove A/S with regard to planning promotion interaction applications for advertising the products and solutions of Hove Americas Inc.
  • Responsible for overall financial aspects, company development, and costs guidelines for goods and solutions.
  • Have weekly contact to the President/CSO of Hove A/S, including preparation of statistical reports in time for board meetings, etc. 
  • Responsible for creating an organizational plan for the structure, future growth, and development of the company in the Americas, including identification of new markets and new solutions/offerings based on input from the markets in the Americas region.
  • Hiring and selecting suitable and capable staff, within both sales and other departments as needed.
  • Developing techniques, milestones and evaluation for execution of Hove Americas Inc.’s business development.

Location:

The VP must be willing to relocate to the North Eastern part of Florida. The specific location has not yet been chosen. 

Your Profile: 

  • Well experienced in technical sales within the wind industry sector a must (documented sales records). Preferably also experience with sales to other industry segments.
  • You have minimum a Bachelor’s degree. However, an MBA or similar - with Sales or Organization as a specialization - is preferable for this position.
  • Minimum 5 years’ management experience.
  • Excellent mechanical knowledge.
  • Excellent group relationship and authority abilities to encourage future employees and bring out the best in them.
  • A highly self-motivated team player with personal ambitions, as well as a desire to succeed in the development and growth of the company.
  • Strong spoken and written communication abilities
  • Good understanding of international business cultures
  • Must have a well-developed analytical and systematic mindset, and must be good at developing powerful relationships and systems for business development.
  • Well experienced with the fundamentals of technological innovation.
  • Ability to travel 100 + days annually, nationally as well as occasional travel to Danish headquarters. 

We Offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an international organization and influence your own future\
  • A competitive base salary with an attractive bonus, health insurance, etc.
  • Salary and benefits to be negotiated.

 

If this sounds like a job for you, we look very much forward to receiving your application, including cover letter with motivation.

Please send your application to Chief Sales Officer Thomas Cramer at tc@hove-as.dk. Applications will be reviewed continuously. Applicants must have legal authorization to work for any employer in the US.

 

Info about Hove Americas Inc. 

Hove Americas Inc. is a newly founded subsidiary of Hove A/S in Denmark. Hove A/S was founded in year 2000, and is a market leader within transportable lubrication pumps and special cartridges for lubricants. Initially, Hove A/S developed and supplied its products and services to the wind industry, but we have been moving into other industries over the past couple of years. The company is driven by a high professionalism, an urge to always improve and progress and a desire to develop products based on strong business case analysis. Being Scandinavian, the company has a down to earth and easy going atmosphere through and through. There is a determined ambition for the company to perform and grow into becoming a global market leader. 

The Hove Americas Inc. business entity is intended to be the organizational head of all business conducted in the Americas. Initially, it will be the strategic business unit for USA and Canada, and eventually opening up business in countries in Central- and South America. 

The Hove Americas Inc. primary focus will be on sales and administration of the business entity. The daily operation with regard to storage, handling and shipment of lubrication tools, and fillings of cartridges with lubricants is run by the current distributor, Springer Controls Company LLC (SCC), under a service provider agreement.

Website: http://hove-as.dk/en

 

Posted on May 21, 2014 .

Introducing DACC’s new ’Expertise Gateway Program’

DACC NY is launching the Expertise Gateway Program to introduce present and future members to DACC’s pool of talent—in other words, to create an ’expertise gateway.’ In addition to helping fellow members, this will be an opportunity for you to showcase and generate publicity around your own business, your expertise, and to help you grow your network. You and your business will be listed on the DACCNY website and various other outlets that advertise the program.
 
At this point, we are solely seeking to gauge your interest in the program and to get your ideas on how 
you might be able to contribute to the program. Your contribution is pretty much limited only by your own imagination. 
 
Suggested formats
We will leave the specific substance and scope of the sessions up to you but we imagine they might consist of presentations, seminars or one-on-one consultations. Depending on your particular industry area; 

  • presentations could include hosting or giving a talk on topics related to your area of expertise; 
  • seminars might consist of a one‑hour interactive seminar with a group of representatives at a company;
  • one-on-one consultations could be a one or two-hour service or product assessment (e.g. relating to a report, survey, counseling, quick evaluations/assessments of projects, feasibility assessments, quick review and input sessions for websites/marketing materials, etc.)

 
Suggested topics
The scopes and topics of such sessions naturally depend on your particular industry segment but we generally envision that they might include “general business conditions,” “segment experience,” “market entry pointers,” and “assistance formulating discussion-draft level documents” (e.g. on processes, policies, sales optimization and other measures to drive success, managing supplier relationships, or supporting cost containment/avoidance measures).
 
To illustrate how the program might work, we have listed a couple of examples of current volunteers.

  • DACC member Krifcon Engineering Inc. is offering 1-hour consultations addressing US/NY-specific issues for architects and engineers and 1-hour consultations regarding Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) of buildings/leases.
  • Tollund, Inc. | Nordic Legal & Corporate Consulting offers a number of one-hour seminars, e.g. “Depositions for Danes in the United States” and “Litigation cost control and risk management for Nordic companies.” These are in addition to Tollund, Inc.’s current offer of “Free translation and certification of vital records for submission to U.S. government agencies” for existing members. 
  • Holland & Knight LLP is offering 1-hour consultations to help you identify and prioritize US/NY-specific legal issues specifically relevant to your planned or established business activities in NY/U.S., e.g. choice of corporate entity, commercial contracts, government contracts, compliance, leases, licenses, employment terms/regulations, protection of IP, business immigration and more.

Please submit ideas for what you might wish to showcase no later than Friday, May 30th to daccny@daccny.com and we will help you get the word out.
 
We look forward to hearing from you!
 

Posted on May 14, 2014 .

Job opening: US Country Manager at Cane-Line A/S

The Trade Council at the Consulate General of Denmark in New York (Member of the DACC NY) is assisting Cane-Line A/S in recruiting a new Country Manager for the US.

Areas of responsibility

As Country Manager in the US, you will be solely responsible for developing and carrying out sales activities in United States. This is to achieve maximum profitability and growth in line with the organization’s vision and values. You will take part in identifying and developing new business by prospecting and analysing potential opportunities. In relation to this you will develop and implement a sales strategy to increase market share in the States as well as developing existing accounts – both in retail and commercial areas.

Furthermore you will be responsible for:

  • Achieving revenue targets and sales growth with a focus on profitability
  • Creating and conducting customer presentations and proposals
  • Negotiating and finalizing contracts and agreements
  • Participation at trade fairs in the US and abroad, including the practical organization and execution
  • Yearly participation at the Cane-line training academy at the headquarter in Denmark

Your profile

The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years sales experience in the furniture industry from the US market. You have been responsible for sales and have a proven track record. As a person you are result-oriented and are able to work independently. You have the ability to listen to the customer and understand their needs, and have great communication skills. You have experience in navigating in an international environment – and first and foremost you are a ‘hands-on’ type, capable of getting things done yourself.

We expect that you live on the US East Coast.

Skills

You are fluent in English on a business level. You have relevant experience and/or education within sales. You are able and willing to travel around US to visit clients and have a driver’s license. Furthermore you are able to work from home.

We offer

An interesting position in an international and dynamic company. A flexible job where you are able to plan your own day and have maximum influence on how ambitious sales targets are best to be achieved. An international environment with 80-100 days of travel both in the US but also abroad in connection with relevant international trade fairs.

Practical information

1st round of interviews with will be held via The Royal Danish Consulate in NY. All candidates, who proceed to 2nd round will be called in for a personal interview in New York in July with Cane-Line. Specific dates will follow. The position start date is September 1st 2014.

About Cane-line

Cane-line is a Danish design company that has been in business for more than 25 years. We are specialized in hand woven materials and functional and innovative weatherproof furniture. All over the world our mission is the same – to make life comfortable and add value to places to unwind and relax – whether for private or professional purposes. We are today represented in more than 90 countries worldwide.

Contact us

For further information, please take a look at www.cane-line.com. All applications will be handled confidentially. 

Please forward your application to tinpil@um.dk

Posted on May 7, 2014 .