Business Analyst (Maternity Leave Cover)

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) promotes Brazilian products and services abroad and attracts foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. The Agency´s efforts comprise, inter alia, business platforms like trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support to the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs. Apex-Brasil coordinates the actions related to foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction into Brazil, seeking to allocate resources in sectors of strategic relevance for the development of the competitiveness of Brazilian companies and of the country itself.
Apex-Brasil currently supports around 13,000 companies in 80 productive sectors of Brazil’s economy that export to over 200 markets. Headquartered in Brasília, Apex-Brasil operates from strategically located offices throughout the world including Asia, the Middle East, North America, Central America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. In Brussels, Apex-Brasil has two main departments, one focusing on trade promotion, and the other on policy analysis.
We are currently looking for a Business Analyst to be part of our trade promotion Brussels team, reporting to the COO and Senior Business Analyst.
Your role:
The Trade Promotion team works closely with Brazilian companies, offering them three types of services: market intelligence, trade promotion and support in settling the company in the main European markets such as Germany, France and United Kingdom.
The Business Analyst will take part to activities related to the promotion of Brazilian exports and marketing Brazilian products in Europe. He/she will work on facilitating the internationalization process of Brazilian companies in Europe as well as analysing the main market segments in several European countries and what opportunities these countries can offer to Brazilian companies.
He/she will work under the supervision of our COO and the Senior Business Analyst. Main tasks include:
  • prepare basic market and industry reports through collection, evaluation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data obtained from research in primary and secondary sources, based on the demands of companies interested in internationalizing their products and services;
  • assist the COO and the Senior Market Analyst in meeting the demands from different units of our Headquarter through the search of information and contacts;
  • meet the demands of European companies looking for products, services and investment opportunities in Brazil;
  • feed the database of contacts and potential partners for future projects;
  • support the team in organizing business promotional events.
Your profile:
  •  you have a Master degree in, Economics, Trade, International Relations or equivalent;  you have at least 2 years of experience on trade promotion and internationalization of companies, preferably linked to the Brazilian market;
  •  you have native Portuguese language skills. You are also fluent in English (spoken and written). French and other European languages are an asset;
  •  you have excellent capacity for research and analysis. Ideally experience in Business Intelligence;
  • you are an autonomous team-player, proactive with a rigorous sense of detail;
  • you possess excellent intercultural, interpersonal and communication skills.
Why apply?
This is a unique opportunity to join a great Brazilian organisation with highly talented colleagues in a multi-cultural work environment. Competitive salary in line with experience and capabilities. Benefits (transport, private medical insurance, and lunch vouchers) are foreseen. Please note that this is a maternity leave cover vacancy – 4 to 5 months. Availability from Monday 09 May or Monday 16 May 2016.
Send us your CV and letter of application directly to hr.europe@apexbrasil.com.br until the 09 May 2016. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and in compliance with the protection of privacy act.