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Quebec Government Office in Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
27 days ago

Description

Employment Opportunity
Commercial Attaché.e – Life Sciences and Innovation
The Québec Government Office in Boston, an equal opportunity employer of fering
competitive work conditions in an international multilingual collaborative environment,
is looking to fill the following position:


Position title: Commercial Attaché.e – Life Sciences and Innovation
Location: 201 Washington Street; Suite 3850; Boston; MA 02108
Starting Salary: $ 94 771


Open exclusively to: U.S Citizens or Green Card holders.
Condition of employment: The successful candidate will be required to agree to a
pre-employment background check.


The Organization


The Government of Québec operates thirty-three representations worldwide with nine
of f ices in the United States (New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Washington)
Recognizing the importance of the New England region as a neighbor and partner,
Québec has maintained an of f ice in Boston since 1970. The Québec Government Office
in Boston serves all six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) by developing and supporting meaningful
regional exchanges. It also promotes Québec’s interests and expertise in areas such as
business, investment, science and technology, education and culture.
Visit www.quebec.ca/boston for more information on the Québec Government Office in
Boston.


Summary of Duties
Under the authority of the Québec Delegate to New England, the Commercial Attaché.e
will f acilitate Québec’s business positioning in the priority sectors of Life Sciences and
Innovation throughout New England.
Specif ically, they will:
• Develop a strategic roadmap to reinf orce Québec’s commercial relationships and
partnerships in New England, in particular, in the life sciences and innovation
sectors;
• Forge strong relationships in these priority sectors with U.S. business leaders,
trade and industrial associations as well as relevant f inancial institutions,
government of f icials, think tanks, and business media representatives;
• Advise and provide practical support (identify and introduce buyers/ decision
makers, prepare market studies, promote Québec’s expertise etc.) to Québec
companies in order to develop, increase and or solidify their business share in
New England;
• Support Québec’s participation in research, innovation, science & society
international projects;
• Attend and represent the Québec Government Of f ice in Boston at events and
conferences (including occasional speaking engagements) leading to strategic
alliances with New England partners;
• Organize promotional and business networking events to raise Québec’s profile
in the life sciences and innovation sector;
• Contribute to the monitoring and analysis of legislative and political
developments in the life sciences and innovation sector that could have an
impact on trade policies between Québec, Canada and the United States;
• Prepare reports and brief ings;
• Monitor opportunities in related economic sectors;
• Contribute to positioning Québec as a partner of excellence and a destination
for foreign investments;
• Handle economic af fairs requests between Québec and New England and from
the Québec Government Office in Boston’s stakeholders.

How to apply
Interested candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter outlining their
interest and qualifications by e-mail to: DQB.Emplois@mri.gouv.qc.ca
Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the
Québec Government Of f ice in Boston, and what is your exact level of French (beginner,
intermediate advanced or expert).
All submissions must be electronic: DQB.Emplois@mri.gouv.qc.ca. Please indicate the
job title on all correspondence.
Please, no phone calls or follow-up emails. Only the candidates selected for an
interview will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open
until filled.



Requirements

Essential requirements


Education: University degree (B.A. required)
Languages: Fluency in English and prof iciency in French
Experience: Two years minimum of relevant work experience


Other requirements
• Solid understanding of the North American life sciences and innovation sectors,
including the business operations and supply chain processes as well as of the
US public procurement processes;
• Knowledge of the US / Canada economic relationships and trade policies;
• Knowledge of Québec industrial base, or ability and experience to understand
and work with the industry;
• Knowledge of Québec’s relations with New England in the life sciences and
innovation sectors is an asset;
• Strong proven business development and sales skills;
• Strong research, analytical and editing skills;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Flexibility to adapt to changing assignments and handling several projects at
once;
• Ability to work ef fectively in a team environment and independently;
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work under pressure and with strict deadlines.
Conditions of employment:
• All candidates are required to show proof of legal status to live and work in the
US (US citizens or green card only).
• A valid driver’s license is required throughout the employment period.
• Availability and willingness to work extended hours and to travel within New
England and occasionally in Québec.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 62849103
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Commercial Attache.e Life Sciences and Innovation
  • Company Name For Job: Quebec Government Office in Boston
  • Job Function: Government Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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