Director of Trade

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Closing Date: Saturday 29th January 2022 | 00:00

The Company

We are currently carrying out the Executive Search for our client InterTrade Ireland, a cross-border trade and development body.  They wish appoint a Director of Trade to their senior leadership team. InterTrade Ireland aims to support businesses through innovation and trade initiatives to take advantage of opportunities within both North and South of the Border. Helping businesses to improve capability, drive competitiveness, growth and create more jobs.

The role

  • Lead the formulation of trade strategy, in line with legislative remit.
  • Lead the development, implementation, promotion and scaling of existing and future trade supports in response to issues faced by SME’s Ensure all purchasing agreements are negotiated to best value and commercial terms.
  • Ensure effective and efficient delivery of a wide range of trade supports and associated key performance indicators which currently fall within the area of trade to ensure the targets set in relation to value and impact are met.
  • Lead, develop and empower the Trade teams through strong leadership and clear objective setting, ensuring delivery of organisational objectives.
  • Identify and promote emerging technologies to enhance delivery of programmes/services.
  • Work closely with the other teams to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services and sharing of information.

Candidate Profile

  • Degree qualification or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years senior management experience working in an economic or business development role in a public or commercial private sector organisation.
  • Experience of leading the development and delivery of trade initiatives/programmes in response to business needs.
  • High level of commercial awareness and understanding of economic and business issues
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills with the ability to develop internal and supplier relationships.
  • A strong capacity for strategic thinking with proven experience developing strategy to successfully deliver the aims and objectives of an organisation at senior management level.
  • A comprehensive understanding of SME’s and the wider economic issues affecting them

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If you are interested in this position ad believe you have the necessary skills and experience, then please send your CV using the appropriate method or contact Lucas Executive Search for a confidential discussion on 028 9268 8818.

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