Date Added: 25 November 2021
: 1 December 2021
Job Title: Associate - Trade and Manufacturing (UK)
Working For: Global Counsel
Length of Contract: Permanent
Global Counsel (GC) is hiring a new position to support its growing Trade Policy and Manufacturing Practice.
The role will focus on tracking, understanding and explaining highly political and topical policy themes impacting goods, services and digital trade, as well as evolving cross border regimes for IP protection, investment and more sustainable international trade.
Role and responsibilities
- Analytical research and monitoring of developments for clients on a wide range of relevant policy issues impacting goods, services and digital trade and cross border regimes for IP protection, foreign investment and taxation.
- Identifying the implications from policy developments and changes to cross border trade and investment regimes for client's supply chains and investments.
- Presenting information clearly and compellingly in writing and through the visualisation of relevant data.
- Supporting the development and implementation of policymaker engagement by Global Counsel and its clients.
- Supporting business development by identifying potential clients, contributing to pitch processes, and proposing business development outreach campaigns.
- Building and maintain a network of contacts among policymakers and wider stakeholders at senior levels.
Skills and profile
- Degree level qualification in economics, political science, international political economy or a related discipline.
- Excellent written English and comfort in using core software for data interpretation and visualisation, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
- A minimum of 2 years' experience providing advice on trade policy issues in government, international institutions, think tanks, consultancies or the in-house policy team of a companies.
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience in EU, UK, US and WTO policymaking.
- Robust understanding of - or evidence of the ability to quickly master - key trade policy areas. These include (but are not restricted to), sustainable international trade, digital trade, trade-related intellectual property protection, and the role of mutual recognition and equivalence frameworks in trade policy.
- Strong interest in the practical application of the above concepts and legal frameworks to key economic sectors, including tech, services, food and drink and pharmaceuticals.
Closing Date: 1 December 2021
Successful candidates will be invited to further selection stages, including a written exercise and a virtual / face-to-face interview.
Closing time: 17:00
Please submit your CV and cover letter, outlining your suitability for the role, for consideration through the webform - https://www.global-counsel.com/about-us/careers/VA60/associate---trade-and-manufacturing-uk