Join us, Director for the Invest In business unit

Helsinki Business Hub is a regional development agency for the Finnish capital region. Our purpose is to make Helsinki the best place in Europe to accelerate business. We enable foreign companies to establish their businesses and innovation-driven companies to grow and develop in Helsinki. Helsinki Business Hub receives its funding from public sources – from the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen as well as the Uusimaa Regional Council.


We are looking for a

Director for the Invest In business unit

Role & responsibilities

Your main goal is to attract foreign companies to establish operations in the Helsinki region. You will lead one of our three business units and be in charge of the unit reaching its targets. In addition to customer facing work, your tasks will include developing the operations of your business unit as well as leading your team by inspiring them to succeed. You report to the CEO.

Your home base is in Helsinki, Finland but the job requires regular travelling in Europe, Russia, China and North America.

Skills & experience

To succeed in the job, you need a strong experience and the capabilities to navigate in a global business environment and thorough understanding of the drivers influencing the decision-making process of foreign companies establishing operations in new markets.

We expect you to have a proven track record in leading international sales. As a hands-on person, you enjoy leading by your own example. You are skilled in working independently and as a team member. You are ambitious, committed to deliver results and possess a strategic mind-set.

We’re especially focused on ICT, smart & clean tech and health sector. Experience from one of these industries will support your success. Experience in venture capital and private equity investments as well as management consulting is seen as a merit.

You are globally and locally well-networked, and motivated by making new connections to public and private stakeholders to build fruitful business partnerships. You possess consultative sales skills and the ability to close deals.

You have an applicable Master or Bachelor degree. You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills also in Finnish.

We offer

Helsinki Business Hub offers you an exciting job in an innovative and international business environment.  This is an opportunity to work with highly skilled people from different nationalities, and a chance to expand your business networks globally. Our people also value the fact that our work has a noble meaning: together we make Helsinki a dynamic world-class center for business and innovation.

How to apply?

Please send your resume and application letter in English with salary request no later than February the 24th 2017 via, reference number FI- FI-10362. For further information, please contact Mercuri Urval’s consultant Eveliina Sainio tel. +358 40 637 0889.


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