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Vacancy – Senior International Manager

11 June 2014 #SMMT News #Uncategorised

Purpose of the Post:

  •  To oversee the International team and help deliver a programme of international activities which offer maximum business benefit to SMMT, SMMT members, and the UK automotive industry
  •  To promote and improve the reputation of the Society to ensure it maintains a highly respected and visible public profile on behalf of the industry abroad.
  •  To develop an international network of stakeholders to maximise the opportunities for UK automotive business abroad

Qualifications/Skills/Attributes required:

  • Practical business management experience, including control of projects, finances, budgets and staff
  • Hands-on knowledge of international business development.
  • Ability to understand and interpret business needs.
  • Record of devising and delivering successful projects
  • Ability to develop working relationships at all levels, across a range of international business cultures
  •  Clear and concise presentational skills, both written and oral.
  •  Confident and effective public speaker
  •  Good organisational skills, with the ability to handle conflicting priorities and meet deadlines
  •  Personal commitment and integrity
  •  Automotive industry knowledge an advantage
  •  Basic computer skills (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel)
  •  Foreign languages an advantage

Main duties include:

  • Planning and delivering a viable programme of international business development activities
  • Meeting team financial targets.
  • Overseeing the day to day operations of the international team within clearly defined work programmes
  • Day to day management of the International team including objective setting and performance reviews.
  • Promoting the UK automotive industry in markets around the world
  • Developing and maintaining close links with government and industry contacts in key global markets
  • Developing and maintaining good relations with DTI, FCO, UKTI and other government and regional agencies
  • Maximising government/regional funding to support international business development projects for the automotive industry
  • Maintaining market expertise in designated geographical region and delivering business programmes in that region
  • Co-ordinating International Committee
  • Writing and disseminating International Bulletin
  • Deputising for colleagues as required
  • Building relationships with UK companies, to understand and promote their international business requirements
  • Arranging, promoting and delivering international events including trade show groups and inward and outward seminar and trade missions
  • Developing in-depth knowledge of specific overseas markets and/or industry sectors, through market visits and close contacts with government, local industry and trade associations overseas
  • Collection and dissemination of market data/intelligence, including active pursuit of good business leads
  • Devising and implementing coherent strategies for nominated markets
  • Organisation of programme and leadership of activities to nominated markets and/or exhibitions
  • Contributing fully to all departmental reports, publications, presentations and discussion groups
  • Identification and exploitation of new commercial opportunities for SMMT Ltd

Salary and benefits package:

The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after 6 months).

Deadline for Applications:

25 July 2014

Method of Application:

Prospective candidates should e-mail with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.

Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.

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