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Job offer - TRADE OFFICER – BUSINESS SERVICES DEPT(MARKET ACCESS)

Sophie CANCIANI - 19-févr.-2018 10:40:04
 URGENT - LOOKING FOR A TRADE OFFICER AT BUSINESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT : 01/05/2018 ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE : Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investments 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 employees, 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: www.businessfrance.fr    Business France in India (with competencies also for Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) is made up of about 30 operational experts present in 4 cities (New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai).   EXPORT: Proactive assistance for every step of export plans for French companies : assisting the companies to opt for an adequate strategy for India; identifying prospects and potential partners, organising business development, providing market access information, advising on setting up operations in India, etc.   INVEST: Assistance for Indian companies with market research and investment projects in the French market. The team supports investors throughout the entire process, providing customised services in order to develop a project that is adapted to their goals. Different services are provided free of charge and in total confidentiality.   PROCOM: Communicating on the attractiveness of France as an investment destination & on the international development of France economy. Working with key opinion leaders who can promote advantages of the French market in Europe.   Their activity is organised around 4 sectorial division and 1 transverse division : Divisions with sectorial expertise and approach :  AGROTECH: Agricultural products & Food Technology;  ART DE VIVRE & HEALTH: Lifestyle, Fashion, Sport, Luxury & Healthcare   INDUSTRIES & CLEANTECH: Infrastructure, Transportation, Industry, Energy & the Environment   TECH & SERVICES: New Technologies, Innovation, Services    Division with Interdisciplinary expertise and approach :  BUSINESS SERVICES DEPT : Market Access, Marketing & Communication, VIE Program JOB DESCRIPTION  TRADE OFFICER- Business Services Dept – Market Access Activity   The Business Services Dept via its network of partners proposes global solutions dedicated to companies whose needs are :  - to validate the conditions of Market Access,  - to set up a structure in India,  - to consolidate and increasr their presence in India via communication events or even doing customised market studies for companies for e.g on topics like taxation, regulatory aspects, import procedures, customs …   This Department is headed by a Head of Department based in Mumbai and is mainly composed of 3 activities :  - Market Access (> 1 person) - Marketing-Communication (2 persons) - Promotion & Management of the VIE program for India (1 person)   With the support of the Head of Department based in Mumbai, the Trade Officer-Market Access will be in charge of informing and advising the French companies on their queries and difficulties regarding regulatory, legal aspects, taxation or setting up their businesses in India. The selected candidate will also need to develop services of added value for companies who wish to develop their long term strategy in India.   This assignment revolves around the following tasks : - Promoting the services of Business France in India and particularly the services of the Market Access Activity - Advising the companies on their market entry strategy in India - Proposing services on a chargeable basis to companies on a wide range of subjects, as such : • Regulatory (export, customs duties etc) • Legal aspects (company law, labour law etc) • Taxation (direct taxation, indirect taxation etc) • Setting up business (feasbility studies, validation of Business Plans, validation of hypotheses, costing etc) • Accompanying companies who wish to open an office in India; doing customised studies to advise them; present legal forms and putting them in touch with our partners (chartered accountant firms and lawyers);  proposing assistance to the company for recrutment if required; advising them of the domiciliation services in different cities and proposing assistance by physically accompanying them during their business visits to India - Executing all the editorial activity related to Market Access for Business France, India which includes : • Writing internal notes on interdisciplinary subjects to inform the other departments of Business France India (for e.g labour laws for the Human Resources Dept, customs duties & procedures etc) • Updating on a regular basis of the presentation of the business environnement in India and on commercial opportunties for French companies    • Drafting short articles on information which can be uploaded on the website of Business France • Regularly updating books, such as the Guide to doing Business in India, Regulatory and Fiscal Studies, Country Information on India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - Coordinating collective & multi sectorial delegations in India or promotional events and getting sponsoring from French and Indian companies for the events and for editorial products   Besides the above tasks, one of the key roles the candidate will have is to develop and maintain a network of privileged partners of high level such as lawyers, tax specialists, consultants and recrutment agencies in India. REQUIRED PROFILE : - Legal Advisor or specialist interest in the corporate world (specialisation in corporate law and international commercial law) - Expert in International business, Finance, Audit, Chartered Accounting, who can add  regulatory and legal expertise to his skills. A professional experience of a minimum of 3 to 4 years in a law firm of good repute in the Legal or Finance Department of a group having overseas activities; or with a consultancy firm advising and facilitating market entry strategies for foreign companies in India is indispensable with regard to the required work profile.   The candidate must be familiar with Anglo-Saxon law (in the framework of his educational background and work experience), indian legal context depends to a large extent on the principles of Common Law.   REQUIRED SKILLS : - Result oriented candidates (attainment of quantitatives & qualitatives objectives) with good organisational skills and discipline - A commercial sense is a must as well as keen negotiating skills (services are invoiced to the clients) - Capacity to make presentations in public in front of an audience (Public speaking is a must) - Flexibility and a capacity to work on several assignments at the same time respecting due dates - Interdisciplinary activity which requires team work ; this position implies working on projects of commercial development or setting up in liaison with our sectorial teams (Agrotech, Industry & Cleantech, Lifestyle & Healthcare, Tech & Services) - Highly developed sense of contact and a capacity to develop a portfolio of privileged and high level contacts for all the above activities in the Indian context - Capacity to search for information from available sources in the Business France network and locally (data bases, specialised press etc) and validate this infomation. - Fluency in English, written and spoken with excellent writing skills for editorial products (French could be a plus and could be developed along the way)   - Fluency in a regional Indian language preferably Hindi will be an advantage - Perfect knowledge of Office tools (Word, Excel & Powerpoint)   CONTACTS : Please send your C.V along with a covering letter and your salary expectations at the earliest to Head of H.R, monique.vanschalkwyk@businessfrance.fr with a copy of the Head of Business Services Dept, shilpa.patil@businessfrance.fr       CANDIDATES WILL BE PREFERRED FROM THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES   Principal Social Science universities(Specialisation in Law) : Panthéon-Assas, Toulouse 1 Capitole, Panthéon Sorbonne etc.   Principal Management Schools : (Specialisation Finance or Audit) : ESCP Europe, HEC, ESSEC, EDHEC, EM Lyon, premier Indian Management Schools like legal school of IIMs, IIT’s, top Law schools in India.

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

Purva Marwaha - 30-mai-2017 06:47:08
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: www.businessfrance.fr     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 :   www.businessfrance.fr     -   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) (http://en.businessfrance.fr/international-internship-program) -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    Administration -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, inde@businessfrance.fr        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.     Page 2 sur 3   -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   shilpa.patil@businessfrance.fr 

12 new Indian investments in France recorded in 2015

Thomas ILHE - 29-mars-2016 15:19:10
In the backdrop of the ongoing global Creative France campaign, Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, released the 2015 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France , which analyzes foreign investment decisions in France and their contribution to the French economy. The report reveals that there are over 120 Indian companies operating in France, where they employ more than 7,000 people.   According to the 2015 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France , of the total Indian investments in France in 2015,   42% were in production/manufacturing operations 33% were in business services and 17% in decision-making centers 17% were in energy, recycling, other concessions More than 1/3 was in energy (17%) and aerospace, naval and railway equipment (17%) Some of the main Indian investment projects in France in 2015 include:   • AEQUS , a Belagavi-based company specializing in developing and producing engineering solutions for the aerospace, automotive and oil & gas sectors, acquired the Besançon site of the French company Sira, an aerospace component manufacturer that had gone into liquidation. Further to this acquisition, in January 2016, Aequs wholly acquired Sira, which operates six sites in France and one in Morocco. Aequs employs 320 people.   • WPIL , a Kolkata-based company, manufactures pumps used in water distribution systems and nuclear infrastructure, among other applications. It acquired the French company Pompes Rutshi, based in Mulhouse. Pompes Rutshi, an active player in the design and manufacture of high-tech pumps for the oil, gas and nuclear sectors, has a 40-strong workforce.   • DNP INTERNATIONAL , a Surat-based company which designs and produces analysis instruments for use in industry (quality tests in industrial processes) and sustainable development (environmental impact measurements, pollution control), acquired the Grenoble-based firm Tethys, which employs 10 people. Twelve new investments from India were recorded in 2015, creating or maintaining 290 jobs. “ 2015 witnessed a renewed emphasis on Indo-French investment as both countries shared a common vision of manufacturing excellence and energy efficiency. With the help of the Creative France campaign, Business France was able to enhance its outreach to India and foster long-lasting ties with some of the most renowned names in innovation and sustainable development ,” commented Muriel Pénicaud, France’s Ambassador for International Investment and CEO of Business France . In addition to these five companies, one could equally mention the investments in France of groups such as: Infosys, Wipro, Bharat Forge, Muragappa, United Phosphorus, Crompton Greaves (Avantha Group), Titagarh, Air Works, Biological E, Transasia, Axis Aerospace, etc. “ These investments highlight the attractiveness of France for Indian investors who leverage the expertise, competencies and creativity they acquire in France, in order to increase significantly their contribution to the “ Make in India” initiative. One of the main assets of France for Indian investors is its state-of-the-art facilities in innovation and R&D ,” said François Richier, Ambassador of France to India . The 2015 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France released yesterday analyzes foreign investment decisions in France and their contribution to the French economy. In 2015, 962 investment decisions created or maintained 33,682 jobs, the best figure in the last five years. With an average of 19 decisions made every week, 2015 saw a 27% increase in jobs generated by foreign investment, up from 26,535% in 2014. Foreign investments were received from 53 different countries in 2015, up from 47 in 2014: those from European countries remained predominant (60% of all foreign investment decisions), followed by North America (22%) and Asia (13%), in very similar proportions to 2014. The leading source countries were the United States (18%), accounting for one-quarter of all inward R&D investments; Germany (15%), accounting for 26% of all foreign production/manufacturing projects; Italy (9%), providing 31% of inward investment in logistics; the United Kingdom (8%), accounting for 22% of all foreign investment in retail outlets; and Japan (6%), the fourth leading source of foreign production/manufacturing investment. BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) accounted for 7% of inward investments in France (68 investment decisions), including 44 projects from China and Hong Kong. Project numbers were up for many source countries, including Canada (38 projects, +31%), the Netherlands (37 projects, +12%), and Ireland (15 projects, +114%). France’s thriving regions and cities are often a decisive factor in attracting foreign investment to all of France’s regional economies. Ile-de-France (Paris region), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine attracted more than half of all foreign investment decisions. The leading regions by jobs created or maintained were Ile-de-France (Paris region), Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Analysis by business activity shows that Ile-de-France (Paris region) attracted 64% of all foreign investments involving decision-making centers (mostly first-time investments in France). Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine (20%) and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (17%) stood out in attracting production/manufacturing projects, as did Ile-de-France (Paris region) (31%) and Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées (13%) for R&D projects. Foreign companies currently generate 32% of French exports. Figures from the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) show that more than one-quarter of foreign-owned company turnover in France was generated through exports in 2015, compared to 31% in the United States, 21% in Germany, 25% in the Netherlands, 15% in the United Kingdom, and 30% in Japan. About Business France Business France is the national agency supporting the 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: www.businessfrance.fr  

Airtel and Orange Partner on Video Conferencing Business

Ridhima Verma - 17-mars-2015 11:32:52
  Telecom major Bharti Airtels business-to-business service arm has partnered France-based Orange Business Services to allow their customers connect with each other for video conferencing facility.   "Airtel Managed Video Conference customers will be able to collaborate with the Orange customers and vice-versa with an ease that is comparable to making a telephone call, not only within India but even at international locations," Airtel Business Chief Product Officer Argha Basu told PTI.   This is first ever B2B deal of Orange with an Indian company in video conferencing space.   While there are many free Web-based video conferencing solutions available in the market, the large multinational companies prefer to use dedicated audio-video conferencing facility for their business needs.   Orange Business Services is present in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, Australasia, North America, Latin America and Russia. Orange claims to have an enterprise customer base of 236 million worldwide.  

Steria boosts Indo-French technology partnership

Nathalie OSTERNAUD - 07-janv.-2014 11:00:15
On 3 October 2013, Steria organized a highly successful event at the residence of the Ambassador of France to India, on the occasion of the visit of Mr. François ENAUD, Chairman and CEO of Steria Group, a French leader for IT-enabled business services . This event was attended by CEOs from a cross-section of French and other European companies in India as well as representatives of Indian IT firms and other sectoral stakeholders, to discuss the prospects and best practices of doing business in India. The overall aim of this event was to boost further business partnerships between France and India particularly in IT, and technological fields.   Steria Group has been active in India for more than 20 years and currently employs a workforce of over 5,000 people in India , which accounts for about 30% of its global workforce.  While Steria has been serving the European markets from India for long, it is now additionally focused on bringing European expertise to India to serve the Indian market.
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Sophie Clavelier, Country Head   Welcome to the French Trade Commission Business France in India!     Our key mission is to promote trade relations between France and India. We assist French- based companies seeking potential partners and new markets in India, while helping Indian businesses to identify potential French suppliers, commercial and technical partners.   In India, our 4 offices are located in business hubs, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. We have a dedicated multicultural team of 38 experts in the following growing sectors: Agrofood Industry Industry and Cleantech Lifestyle and Healthcare Tech & Services Our Trade Commission also has a Press office in charge of helping French companies to communicate in India as well as a Market Access Department enabling them to better understand and adjust to the Indian regulatory and fiscal framework. In

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