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Volvo , SAC Capital, UPS and other global companies recruiting top international talent

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

STEVEN A. COHEN

STEVEN A. COHEN

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.

Here’s the link to the Point72Academy careers page.

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.

volvo-evThe 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.

Here’s the link to the Volvo Careers page.

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.)

Here’s FedEx’s employment portal.

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.

Your responsibilities

As Key Account Manager, you will drive the Philips Personal Health portfolio at and together with your customer. You have an in-depth understanding of the customer strategy and define an account strategy that drives profitable high growth opportunities both for Philips and for the customer but also operationally managing the execution.
As Key Account Manager you will:

  • Develop, maintain and improve the relationship with one of Philips’ strategic customers and key players within the Dutch market for consumer electricals
  • Be responsible for driving the business results (topline and profitability) for your account and meet financial targets
  • Create, manage and drive account plans in which budgeted targets are translated into specific strategy and actions
  • Interact on a regular basis with our marketing teams and ensure successful product launches and Go2Market strategy
  • Systematically analyze and report sales results, expectations, market, competition and trends to make proposals for improvement

Your team
You will be part of the Dutch sales team, a dedicated group of Key Account Managers, within the Personal Health business. You will be working in a network of various stakeholders based in the Netherlands (e.g., consumer marketing team, central communication team, market intelligence specialists, trade shopper specialists). You will be working closely together with two other Key Account Managers on the same account who are driving the results on store level whereas you are more focused on holding level.

Send your application and resume with contact details to lisan.timmermans@philips.com

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

• Ilse de Graaf, a recruiter at ASML, posted this:

I’m hiring a senior manager internal communications. Do you have 10 to 15 years of communication experience in an international and high tech organization? Are you interested in a new challenge in a demanding and leading company? And are your (near) native English? if so, I’ve an interesting opportunity for you.

Here’s the link to ASML careers.

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