Requirement for a Trade Officer in the Business Services Department of Business France – French Trade & Investment Agency, French Consulate General Mumbai

Purva Marwaha - 30/05/17

Requirement for a Trade Officer in the Business Services Department of

Business France – French Trade & Investment Agency, French Consulate General Mumbai 


Promotion & Management of the French International

Main Activity : 

Volunteer Program for French companies 


-Promotion & Management of the V.I.Es or French Interns

                                       employed in French subsidiaries in India

Main projects :        -Market Access(legal,regulatory,setting up of businesses), helping the legal officer 

-Administration, maintenance of utilities


Appointment date :May 2017 (Duration of contract : Indeterminate)


       Work                           BUSINESS FRANCE is the national agency supporting the

Environment :           international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.

It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE International Internship Program.

Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.

For further information, please visit:  


BUSINESS FRANCE EXPORT activity is mainly  

-To play an advisory role, help French companies to find partners, commercialise their products & services and also to help them set up businesses in India

                                                  -the    promotion    &    management     of    the    V.I.E-French

International Volunteership program, implemented by the law of 14 march 2000, permitting French companies to hire  a young person upto the age of 28 years, to gain professional experience abroad for a period of 6 months extendable upto 24 months, renewable once during this period.


BUSINESS FRANCE INVEST faciliates & attracts Indian investments into France & provides support to Indian companies to invest in France.


The BUSINESS France team in India is also responsible for Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka & is composed  of about 30 experts présent in 4 offices - New Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, Chennai and is composed of the following sectors of activities :



-  Agro-business Dept

-  Lifestyle, Consumer Goods & Healthcare Dept 

-  Infrastructure, Transport and Industry Dept

-  ICTs, Retail and Services Dept


BUSINESS FRANCE India also has a Business Services Team proposing Market Acces- Marketing & Communication and the management of the VIE program.


Activities:  Under the supervision & responsibility of the Head of Business Services Department, the Trade Officer will be incharge of the management & coordination of the below mentioned activités;


                                                   Volontariat          International           en           Entreprise(V.I.E)

( -promotion of the VIE program to big French companies, their subsidiairies in India and to large Indian groups present in France. 

-management of the administrative formalities and communicating regularly to the VIEs on the security mesures

that they have to respect at all times

-regular correspondance with the officers of the regional offices of the Foreigners Registration Bureaux(FRRO) and the

managers of the VIEs in France

-organisation of seminars in different Indian cities to promote the VIE program 

-respond efficiently & effectively by email and by telephone to questions of the VIEs,of the French & Indian companies and their HR Managers.

-organise a Grand Prix VIE competition every year for the VIEs


Market Access

- reply to French companies questions on market access, customs & regulatory requirements always in collaboration with the legal expert of Business France

-generate sponsoring for Business France events, for our publications via advertisement pages 

-recrutement of French companies for our individuel or collective programs via emailing & telephone 



-preparation of the monthly budgets, management of the office equipment(printer, coffee machine...) and stationary   -cash reimbursements and ordering required material

-Incharge of the generic email, 




Required skills & - Graduation or post graduation in commerce stream or  a candidate profile :  degree/diploma in management


Work experience of about 3 to 4 years and a role in Human resources and Administration preferred.



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-an organised approach to work and a target oriented personality to achieve both qualitatif & quantitative objectives  - a commercial approach, good interaction with clients and managing their requests professionally & efficiently within the stipulated time lines

-            ability to multitask & meet deadlines, displaying skills of a team player, managing all logistic aspects during events and accompanying delegations whenever necessary.

-            assisting the Head of Dept to gather information on resultats achieved by all the team members, summarize results,make power point presentations and coordinate with other members of the team to collect data

-            good inter personal contact, ease while speaking on the telephone & ability to develop a network of good high level contacts 

-            excellent knowledge of french & english both written & spoken with very good writing ability in both the languages.A good knowledge of Indian languages especially hindi

-excellent knowledge of Microsoft ofice (Word, Excel & Powerpoint).


The nature of work involved is confidential & the selected candidat is required to take cognizance of & adhere to the same.



Contact :                  This is an immediate requirement.Interested candidates are requested to send their C.V & covering letter in french alongwith   their     salary expectations   to 

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The Tech & Services Department of Business France - Trade & Investment Commission in India informs, advises and assists French companies in their international expansion with India and South Asia. It also helps Indian stakeholders in bridging with French technology and business counterparts as well as guiding them -through our Investment Department- in their potential investment strategy in France.   A key focus on the agenda of the Department is the promotion of the " French Tech " initiative in India which aims at fostering the relations between the French Tech and the India Tech ecosystems; an area where we believe there are strong perspectives for fruitful partnerships.   In order to foster business and technology tie-ups between French and Indian companies, the Department is regularly organizing business delegations of French stakeholders to India, B2B/B2G events as well as individual B2B meetings.


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