The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking an experienced international business development professional to generate exports for Virginia-based defense-related companies. The Manager will lead Virginia defense-related companies to enter new international markets by managing a portfolio of clients in the VEDP’s Global Defense Program.
This position requires strong experience in export practices and international business development for defense companies, typically tier 2 and tier 3 suppliers, as well as niche defense and security companies. Considerable knowledge of foreign business practices and federal regulations (e.g. ITAR, FMS, FMF) pertaining to the export of U.S. defense goods/services is requested. A degree in international business, or related field, or equivalent work experience is required. A valid driver’s license and passport are required. Position serves companies in Hampton Roads primarily as well as areas Richmond-west. Requires in-state and occasional international travel. Candidates must have U.S. worker authorization status.
About Virginia Economic Development Partnership
In 1995, the Virginia General Assembly created the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) to better serve those seeking a prime business location and increased trade opportunities and, therefore, to foster increased expansion of the Commonwealth's economy. As a state authority, the Partnership is governed by a 25 member Board Of Directors comprised of businesspersons from around Virginia, each of whom is appointed by the Governor and the General Assembly. Our President & Chief Executive Officer is employed by the Board to oversee the fulfillment of our mission:
"To enhance the quality of life and raise the standard of living for all Virginians, in collaboration with Virginia communities, through aggressive business recruitment, expansion assistance, and trade development, thereby expanding the tax base and creating higher-income employment opportunities."
To fulfill this mission, we focus on cultivating new business investment, fostering international trade growth and encouraging the expansion of existing Virginia businesses.