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SDI Food & Drink Specialist – Flexible Temp Role
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Are you looking for flexible hours, short-term role?  Our client, the British High Commission, is looking for someone fantastic with proven customer relationship management skills and a knowledge of the food and drinks sector. 

This is a short-term secondment cover to support 4 key projects and market insights and research as part of growing Scottish food & drink exports to Southeast Asia. If you looking for a contract role that is starting asap, then this could be the opportunity for you! 

The Candidate

  • Proven customer relationship management skills 
  • Diagnostic, strategic challenger, influencer and facilitation skills
  • Ability to apply analytical skills in complex situations 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the food & drink sector and ability to engage credibly with senior industry representatives in the sector 
  • Market and sector knowledge in relation to international trade to enable the provision of advice to companies, colleagues and partners
  • Ability to work on own initiative  
  • Excellent written skills, IT literate and comfortable using Microsoft packages such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word plus SE/SDI internal management systems (dynamics) 
  • A relevant degree level qualification (or equivalent level of experience) 
  • Knowledge of international trade (to Institute of Export level) and experience of supporting companies to export (Desirable)
The Role

The successful candidate will focus on supporting the Head of South East Asia with the following:

  • Preparation for Thaifex exhibition end of May (we are not exhibiting but are attending)
  • Assisting with the research and drafting of the Global Insights presentation for June in Scotland
  • Planning, preparation and event organising for Asia Food Service Roadshow in September
  • Preparation and research for an in-market scoping visit in Vietnam July
  • Market insights, research and store audits for Scottish companies looking to export into Southeast Asia
  • Travel within market and at times across the geography and to Scotland. 
  • Attendance at evening and other events
  • Deliver presentations, respond to enquiries and produce briefings when required  
  • Provide accurate, up-to-date management information via internal systems  
  • Support performance improvement initiatives by adopting new approaches and contributing ideas 
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