The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is seeking a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Specialist to work in the London office. The purpose of the role is to support UK direct investment in Italy, as well as to strengthen awareness of Italian business and the regulatory environment, and to support foreign-owned companies intending to relocate production and services on the continent due to Brexit.
Key responsibilities will include lead generation and engagement with established companies interested in greenfield, brownfield/expansion in Italy of already existing investments, mergers & acquisitions and a methodical approach to lead generation and the development and maintenance of relationships. The successful candidate will also be responsible for Sales Support – investor management and progression, assisting in marketing campaigns, including Executive Team promotional and business development trips to Italy and the production of MI. The role also requires working closely with the ITA office in London, the Rome Headquarters and also with local authorities and businesses. The FDI Specialist is responsible for the local implementation of marketing plans, including supporting Partner Events, PR, use of social media etc.
The successful candidate will have a relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification, as well as a solid background in investment banking, management consulting or come from an investment promotion agency, with a strong network in different sectors. Proven experience in leads generation and a deep knowledge of the industrial framework of Italy is key. Outstanding communication skills are required, with proficiency in Italian a plus. An in-depth understanding of global FDIs, as well as the UK economic and finance framework is essential.