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International Trade Development Manager

LOCATION: Manchester
LENGTH:
SALARY UP TO: £39,000.00 per year
SECTOR: Business Management

FULL DESCRIPTION:

International Trade Development Manager

£39000

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.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

 

·        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 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.

·        Identify requirements and commission research to enable GC to determine international trade priorities.

 

Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

   

Essential Skills:

·        Educated to degree level or equivalent.

·        Analytical with a creative approach to problem solving.

·        High level interpersonal, communication (written and oral), influencing and negotiating skills; able to demonstrate credibility.

·        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.

 

Experience:

·        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.

 

Knowledge:

·        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.


For further details, please ring Hannah on 0161 245 4942 or email your CV to Hannah.rhodes@aspirerecruitment.org.uk . 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.



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