Director, Investment and Growth

Portrait orientation, a small team of five are having a meeting around a long table in a group space offered by OP Vallila
Portrait orientation, a small team of five are having a meeting around a long table in a group space offered by OP Vallila

Director, Investment and Growth

Are you looking for a meaningful new direction for your career? Join us at Helsinki Partners! The result of our work is seen in building Helsinki’s international awareness and economical growth. We drive impact! 

Jussi Hellsten
Aleksi Poutanen

Job description

Helsinki Partners is a city marketing, investment promotion and talent attraction company owned by the City of Helsinki. Our mission is to promote the city’s sustainable growth and build Helsinki’s global reputation and brand. We do this by attracting international investments, businesses, talent and visitors, and conducting international sales and marketing.

Helsinki Partners is looking for a

Director, Investment and Growth

Role & responsibilities

Your role is to lead a team of experts with the goal of attracting foreign investments and companies to establish operations in Helsinki. You will lead one of our business units and be in charge of the unit reaching its targets. In addition to customer facing work, your tasks will include developing the operations of your business unit as well as leading your team by inspiring them to succeed. You report to the CEO and work closely with the other business units and stakeholders.

Your home base is in Helsinki, Finland but the job requires regular travelling.

Job requirements

Skills & experience

To succeed in the job, you need a strong experience and the business acumen to understand and influence the drivers for the decision-making process of international investors and foreign companies establishing operations in new markets.

We expect you to have a proven track record in leading international sales. As a hands-on person, you enjoy leading by your own example. You are skilled in working independently and as a team member. You are ambitious, committed to deliver results and possess a strategic mind-set.

Experience in venture capital and private equity investments as well as management consulting is seen as a merit.

You are globally and/or locally well-networked, and motivated by making new connections to public and private stakeholders to build fruitful business partnerships. You possess consultative sales skills and the ability to close deals.

You have an applicable Master or Bachelor degree. English is our official language, all language skills are a bonus. The position is permanent and full time. Please apply by July 8th with a cover letter and CV.

Helsinki Partners is a workplace that embraces equality, inclusivity, diversity, trust and transparency. We appreciate our colleagues, support each other and are keen on working and succeeding together. We feel our work is meaningful and that it really makes a difference. We go the extra mile to help our foreign clients to find opportunities in Helsinki.