We created Dispatches because we believe global mobility of talent will be the defining societal trend of the 21st Century. Our hypothesis is confirmed every day by the number of big companies seeking international talent.
When we peruse social media sites, we realize more and more that’s where the action is as global corporations tries to reach top tech talent. The trouble is, sites such as LinkedIn, which is supposed to be about business networks, is now a political boxing ring.
So, we’ thought we’d spare you all the drama and pull together some of the coolest opportunities out there for you expat financial types, engineers, developers and coders.
SAC Capital’s Cohen looking to Europe and Asia for talent
This is one of the more interesting items we’ve stumbled across. Steve Cohen is always kvetching about lack of talent in the U.S., so he’s going global. Point72 Asset Management, which manages the hedge fund wizard’s billions, is recruiting grads in Europe and Asia as it competes against Wall Street and Silicon Valley (and the rest of the world) for talent, according to Financial Times.
From the FT post:
The 12-month training course, which ran for the first time last year, is designed to train financial analysts and is easily the biggest in the hedge fund industry. It has been flooded with applications, according to Jaimi Goodfriend, director of Point72 Academy, with 7,200 received for about 15 positions for the next intake.
It’s not exactly clear what makes a great financial analyst, but the ones we know are both great at math and at building financial models.
While you’re on the FT website, check out this story about how European tech never quite gets sufficient traction to challenge the U.S. because of lack of indigenous capital.
Volvo recruiting 400 engineers
Volvo executives got everyone’s attention in late August/early September with this bombshell: They’re launching one of their largest engineering recruitment drives the Swedish automaker’s 89-year history as they move toward NextGen self-driving and electric cars.
The company plans to recruit around 400 engineers in the next 12 months, mostly for software development. The majority of new recruits will be based at the company’s R&D headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, according to a news release. But Volvo also is opening a new R&D center in the university town of Lund in southern Sweden, where the first 35 employees started last month. (Lund has an international university and is close to Sweden’s third-largest city Malmö, and to the Danish capital Copenhagen.)
In the release, Volvo also announced a new partnership with ride-sharing company Uber to jointly develop the next generation of autonomous driving cars. Earlier this year, execs stated they would launch autonomous driving pilot projects in London and China, following on the launch of the Drive Me pilot project in Gothenburg next year.
So, yeah, they’re hiring ….
Volvo also announced last month they’ll debut car-to-car communications before the end of 2016.
UPS and arch rival FedEx are expanding in Europe
As is the rule, U.S.-based logistics and cargo companies are carving out larger and larger pieces of the European markets. Which means they’ll be hiring more and more logistics talent, one of the fastest growing career categories globally.
Memphis-based FedEx Express is expanding its distribution hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in a 30-year agreement valued at 200 million euros. Once completed, the FedEx operation will be one of the world’s most advanced express logistics hubs, featuring technology that will boost package sorting capacity by more than 40 percent, according to news reports.
UPS seems to outpace FedEx in most markets, and that’s true here. Now, UPS is doubling down, adding billions in aircraft to its operations in Europe and Asia. UPS has ordered 14 Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jets with a list value of $5.3 billion, according to Bloomberg. That’s because international markets are growing much faster than the U.S. domestic demand. Daily package volume in UPS’s international division has increased 58 percent in the past decade. U.S. volume has increased just 16 percent, again according to Bloomberg.
Sound interesting? Here’s UPS’s international jobs link. (It comes up in the language based on your URL.)
Right now, ultra-high tech companies based in the Netherlands are recruiting:
• Philips, the Amsterdam-based electronics giant, is always hiring. Currently, they need a key account manager for an undisclosed personal health business client.
• NXP is looking for a marketing communications assistant (medior) for NXP Nijmegen. Due to a series of acquisitions and spinoffs too complicated to summarize here, the 10-year-old semiconductor manufacturer has operations in the Netherlands and other European counties, the United States and Asia. And as is so typical now, NXP is yet another European company about to get acquired by an American multi-national. San Diego-based Qualcomm is acquiring NXP to create a global semiconductor giant.
From a LinkedIn thread:
40 h / w, 6 months, start asap, employed. Experienced in corporate high-tech environment, product marketing, business English, working in international project teams, Social Media, min. Bachelor level. Marie-Nel.Tompson@people4office.com