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Sales Manager

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the leading authority on global security, defence and conflict issues, is looking to appoint a Sales Manager based in London or Washington.

The Sales Manager will lead the development and implementation of a strategic sales plan for B2B digital business information products. The Sales Manager is accountable for the execution of this sales strategy to achieve strong market penetration, and to establish and maintain positive relationships with the decision makers of the customer organisations.

This position is responsible for maximising profitable company sales revenue of our business information products by proactively identifying, qualifying and closing new business to exceed sales targets and objectives, whilst working closely with the existing user base.

The ideal candidate will be a sales professional with a minimum of 5 years of sales experience, including at least 3 years of experience in selling in to the government, military and defence sectors.

Candidates must have strong negotiation and closing skills, be keen and willing to prospect, work well without supervision, be exceptionally target oriented, be effective at building mutually-beneficial business relationships, have honed listening and questioning skills, and an outstanding phone and interpersonal manner.

Working knowledge of the United States or European governments, defence or military sectors, relevant professional contacts, and a demonstrable record of selling success are all very desirable.

The post holder will be expected to travel internationally.

Salary will reflect experience and there is the opportunity for an additional bonus commensurate with success. The IISS provides a full employment package. More information about the IISS can be found at www.iiss.org.

Candidates should send a letter explaining the skills they would bring to the post, and enclosing a CV, to hr@iiss.org by 31 December 2016.


IISS-Middle East Office

No vacancies at present.


IISS–Americas Office

IISS–Americas

IISS-Americas Graduate Internship

The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas is seeking a volunteer graduate intern to work 20-30 hours a week to support the activities of its office in Washington, DC, for Spring 2017.

Requirements:

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled in a graduate program studying security studies, international relations, or a related field. Preference will be given to students focusing on nuclear non-proliferation and arms control.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent.
  • Be proactive and a self-starter able to work in a small team environment.
  • Be eligible to work in the US. IISS-Americas regrets that it cannot assist with procuring visas or entry permits. Please include your work eligibility in your application.

Responsibilities:

Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank.

Duties will include:

  • Research support. This includes ad hoc projects to support the work of the Executive Director/Director of the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme, as well as IISS researchers in London, Singapore, or Bahrain, as necessary.
  • Event, administrative, and operations support. You will be expected to assist with IISS-Americas events and daily administrative tasks. Those with previous office experience are preferred.

Application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (specify dates and times available)

The resume and cover letter should be sent as two separate PDF files via email to internships-washington@iiss.org, with the subject line: “Your Name – Spring 2017 Graduate Internship Application.” Please include your full name in the title for each separate document.

This internship is unpaid. Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. The deadline is rolling until the position is filled.

Contact:
The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037
Tel.: +1.202.659.1490
Fax: +1.202.659.1499
internships-washington@iiss.org


IISS-Americas External Relations Internship

The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas is seeking volunteer undergraduate interns to work on a part-time basis to support the activities of its office in Washington, DC, for Spring 2017.

Requirements:

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Be at least a college sophomore in good standing studying security studies, international relations, or a related field. Only currently enrolled students will be considered.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent.
  • Be proactive and a self-starter able to work in a small team environment.
  • Be eligible to work in the US. IISS-Americas regrets that it cannot assist with procuring visas or entry permits. Please include your work eligibility in your application.

Responsibilities: 

Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting with Congressional and federal government outreach and external relations.
  • Event, administrative, and operations support. You will be expected to assist with IISS-Americas events and daily administrative tasks. Those with previous office experience are preferred.
  • Database management.

Application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (specify dates and times available)

The resume and cover letter should be sent as two separate PDF files via email to internships-washington@iiss.org, with the subject line: “Your Name – Spring 2017 External Relations Internship Application.” Please include your full name in the title for each separate document.

This internship is unpaid. Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received. The deadline is rolling until all positions are filled.

Contact:
The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037
Tel.: +1.202.659.1490
Fax: +1.202.659.1499
internships-washington@iiss.org


Russia and Eurasia Programme

Internship

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is currently seeking a volunteer intern to support the Institute's Russia and Eurasia Programme, which is based at the IISS–Americas in Washington DC. To be considered for the Spring 2017 session, submit a complete application no later than 16 December 2016.

Requirements:

  • Be a current graduate student with a major or significant coursework in Russia/Eurasia area studies;
  • Be proficient in Russian (particularly reading);
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or the equivalent from a non-US institution;
  • Be eligible to work in the US. IISS–Americas cannot assist in any way with procuring visas or entry permits. 

Responsibilities:

The internship involves substantive research on the politics, foreign policies and political economy of Russia and the states of post-Soviet Eurasia, and US/EU policy toward them. Interns will be required to provide administrative and operational support, conduct research, and assist with event and media management for Russia and Eurasia Program staff. Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank.

Application (by email to internships-washington@iiss.org):

  • Resume;
  • Cover letter (please specify dates available and preference for full- or part-time);
  • 3-5 page analytical writing sample demonstrating the applicant's ability to conduct substantive, original research (may be a portion of a longer paper);
  • Two letters of reference from faculty members and/or current or former employers.

Applications will not be considered complete until all materials are received.

Contact:

Managing Director, IISS-Americas
The International Institute for Strategic Studies
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037
Tel.: +1-202-659-1490
Fax: +1-202-659-1499
internships-washington@iiss.org


IISS–Asia Office

No vacancies at present.