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Senior Commercial Advisor - Health & Life Sciences

Deadline for application: March 22, 2023

Do you want to pursue an international career? Are you interested in working with diplomacy and consultancy? Do you want to assist Danish companies in making a difference in addressing global healthcare challenges in the world's largest economy? Then you might be the next Senior Commercial Advisor to join our Health & Life Sciences Advisory team in Houston.

Based at the Consulate General of Denmark in Houston, you will work in one of the world's largest life science and healthcare markets. Most of your projects will evolve around supporting and advising Danish companies on market strategies by utilizing and expanding our existing network of life science and hospital stakeholders in Texas.

As a Senior Commercial Advisor, you will be an integrated part of our North American Health & Life Science Advisory team and be responsible for maturing project opportunities for Danish companies. In addition, you will work closely with our partners at Texas Medical Center - the world's largest medical center with more than 60 medical institutions.


Main tasks and responsibilities 

  • Specializing in the U.S. healthcare and life science sector from a Danish perspective.
  • Mapping and managing key stakeholders in the U.S.
  • Organize and execute events, workshops, and delegations to and from Denmark.
  • Research, develop, and present North American market entry strategies, business development strategies, and market intelligence to Danish companies and institutions.
  • Expand our local network in Texas and engage in collaborative discussions with hospitals and academic institutions, local health authorities, associations, consultants, and key opinion leaders.
  • Work as a link between U.S. customers and stakeholders, and Danish partners.
  • Help execute project and collaboration opportunities. 

Required qualifications

  • You have relevant education – preferably with relevant work experience (2-3 years) in consulting, business and project development, sales, etc.
  • You are ambitious, efficient, outgoing, and able to handle multiple tasks and work under time pressure.
  • You have a high sense of responsibility and the ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • You have an excellent command of English (written and spoken).
  • You have an analytical mind-set.
  • You have experience in the healthcare and life science sector would be an advantage (but not required).
  • The ideal candidate has strong analytical skills while possessing curiosity and creativity to build deep knowledge in healthcare solutions and develop networks in new subsector areas.

Employment conditions

  • We offer full-time employment for two years on a local contract with the possibility of extension.
  • Your standard working hours will be 37 hours per week, with a large degree of flexibility in organizing your daily working hours.
  • You will be entitled to 25 days of paid vacation per year.
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience, and proven work-related results.
  • You will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.
  • Benefits and other conditions are based on the Local Staff Handbook.

Questions and application process

To apply for the position, please send us your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations, and 2-3 references) in English to Anne Sofie Brusendorff at: [email protected] marked "Senior Commercial Advisor – Health & Life Sciences" no later than March 22, 2022.

The Consulate General of Denmark in Houston embraces equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age, or disability. We will invite selected candidates for an interview. Starting date will be as soon as possible.

The chosen candidate must be able to present a "No Criminal Record" and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.


About Us

The Consulate General of Denmark in Houston is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Consulate General is an ambitious, high-paced, and dynamic workplace with approximately 15 employees, one of whom is posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


For more information about the Consulate General of Denmark in Houston, see our homepage: Consulate General of Denmark in Houston (