International Trade Development Manager
- Top group of providers with a key aim for shaping and supporting the ongoing development and economical success of the North West.
- Have an exciting opportunity for an International Trade Development Manager who will work in partnership with a range of public and private sector intermediary partners and will develop joint campaigns to raise awareness and increase the number of businesses expressing an interest in trading internationally.
- Individuals will be required to have at least 5 years’ management experience and public sector programme management experience.
Salary: £31500 - £39500
Contract: Permanent, Full Time
Parkhouse Bell is delighted to be working with one of the country's most dynamic providers of public based services (example: employability and adult based learning/skills) with and strong outlook for future opportunity and long term progression.
As International Trade Development Manager you will lead on the establishment and development of the Business Growth Hubs long term strategic operational relationships with key stakeholders relating specifically to International Trade, particularly Business Growth Hub partners, public bodies, national programmes and sponsors to build mutually beneficial collaborative relationships facilitating joint working and the identification of future opportunities, which complement the Company business plan and portfolio of services relating to international trade.
Key Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Foresee and maintain a high level of awareness of national policy and programme developments related to international trade, be able to influence and contribute to these and relate such developments back to service delivery across a range of local delivery partners.
- Maintain strong and effective working relationships with all partners including Business Growth Hub partners, stakeholders and funders including CA/LEP, Government Departments and their agencies and other LEPs, encouraging the sharing of good practice, help facilitate future partnership working and project development and enable the company to access external funding.
- Identify and evaluate influential contacts in new or existing partners who have a focus on international trade who can contribute to Greater Manchester’s desire to enhance levels of international trade.
- Co-ordinate, develop and support input into calls for funding, bidding and tendering.
- Contribute to the development of strategically significant international trade related project packages working with a range of partner delivery organisations as appropriate.
- Identify requirements and commission research to enable the company to determine international trade priorities.
Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that you can demonstrate and evidence the following skills and experience:
- National, regional and local policy and programmes in one or more fields of business growth, skills and employment, economic development.
- Excellent technical knowledge and expertise of European and other public sector funding regimes.
- Clear awareness of customer and partner priorities and understanding of political agenda.
- Key local, national and regional players and their roles.
- Preferably at least 5 years’ management experience and/or public sector programme management experience. (candidates with less than this who can demonstrate the necessary skills may apply and will be considered)
- Relevant service delivery and/or policy development, including one or more of development, design, implementation.
- Funding and resource procurement.
- Higher-level relationship management and successful partnership working in a complex environment.