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 .

NETWORK WITH UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN (UC) ALUMNI – OR HELP MENTOR A UC STUDENT

Would you like to meet other alumni of the University of Copenhagen (UC) – or help UC students with their international career dreams?

Since 2011, the Alumni Association of The University of Copenhagen (UCPH Alumni) has had a network for UC alumni who live and work in New York. Today, some 110 UC alumni participate in events, act as mentors for exchange students from the University of Copenhagen and/or give lectures for other UC alumni and students in New York.

UCPH Alumni is currently looking for more mentors to their mentor program in New York. As a mentor, you will assist an exchange student interested in learning more about career paths and the business culture in New York.

UCPH Alumni is also looking for alumni offering summer internships in New York that could be relevant for University of Copenhagen students.

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a mentor, offering a summer internship or getting involved with the network of UC alumni in New York, then write Signe Nielsen at the Alumni Secretariat: sign@adm.ku.dk

Further information about the UCPH Alumni Network in New York:http://alumni.ku.dk/internationale_netvaerk/newyork/

Further information about the new summer internship program:http://alumni.ku.dk/internationale_netvaerk/international-internship/

UCPH Alumni
The Alumni Association of The University of Copenhagen (UCPH Alumni) was established in 2007 and today has some 25,000 members. Membership in the Association is open for both current and former students. UCPH Alumni creates social and professional networks for the university alumni, and is building bridges between education and career, student life and work life, and Denmark and abroad.

Dislaimer
The DACC does not provide legal advice, and the above general principles to which exceptions may apply, and which may change from time to time and not be accurate at the time you read this, does not constitute legal advice. If you wish to apply for a trainee visa or any other type of visa, please consult with an attorney. Your educational institution and the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen may also be able to help you.

Posted on March 6, 2014 .