International Trade Development Manager
Manchester City Centre
Full Time / Permanent
My client is a
well-established, not-for-profit company based in Manchester City Centre and
they are looking for a International Trade Development Manager to lead on the
establishment and development of their long term strategic operational
relationships with key stakeholders relating specifically to International
Trade, particularly client partners, public bodies, national programmes and
sponsors to build mutually beneficial collaborative relationships facilitating
joint working and the identification of future opportunities.
· 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
· 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 GC 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.
requirements and commission research to enable GC to determine international
Skills, Experience &
· Educated to degree level or
· Analytical with a creative
approach to problem solving.
· High level interpersonal,
communication (written and oral), influencing and negotiating skills; able to
· Capable of conducting high
level representational work in one-to-one and formal meeting/committee settings,
including presenting papers at Board level.
· Proven ability in
establishing and maintaining professional working relationships with colleagues,
partners and stakeholders.
· Good IT literacy –
especially Microsoft Office packages.
· 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,
· Funding and resource
· Higher-level relationship
management and successful partnership working in a complex environment.
· National, regional
and local policy and programmes in one or more fields of business growth,
skills and employment, economic development.
technical knowledge and expertise of European and other public sector funding
· Clear awareness of
customer and partner priorities and understanding of political agenda.
· Key local,
national and regional players and their roles.
For further details, please ring Hannah on 0161 245 4942 or email your CV to Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org . Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.