The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking an experienced international business development professional to assist Virginia-based companies in generating international sales. This is a unique opportunity to work with a broad range of companies from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley region as they grow their export sales. By managing a portfolio of companies that are participating in VEDP - International Trade’s programs and services, this position will consult with companies to provide advice and guidance on entering new international markets.
This position will also facilitate access to international trade development resources provided by VEDP - International Trade, such as customized market research, international matchmaking, export compliance, and grants to help Virginia companies grow their international sales. The Manager reports to the Vice President of International Trade and is part of VEDP’s International Trade division, which is recognized as the leading state international trade development program in the U.S. VEDP offers an attractive benefits package, featuring a defined benefit retirement program that vests in just five years.
Recruit companies from the Shenandoah Valley to participate in VEDP - International Trade programs and services
Consult with companies to develop international business development plans and track progress toward goals
Provide advice and guidance on entering new international markets and growing international sales
Maintain relationships with companies that are currently enrolled in programs and those that have completed programs
Lead delegations of Virginia companies attending international trade shows and participating in international matchmaking appointments, approximately 1-2 times per year
Maintain proper documentation of program materials and ensure deadlines are met to provide excellent service to Virginia companies
Collaborate with private sector service providers, regional organizations, and industry associations to increase awareness of international trade development services provided by VEDP - International Trade
Collaborative business development manager who is a self-starter in the generation of new clients
Verbal and written communication expertise
Excels under pressure, in a fast-paced, high-profile work environment
Enjoys meeting needs/deadlines of internal and external customers
Strong experience in export practices and international business development.
Considerable knowledge of foreign business practices and federal regulations pertaining to the export goods/services is requested.
A bachelor’s degree in international business, or related field, or equivalent work experience is required.
This position works with companies throughout the Shenandoah Valley, including Charlottesville, Winchester, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Albemarle County, Nelson County, and Culpeper County. This position can be based in any location within this region of Virginia. This position requires regular travel within the region and occasional international travel. A valid driver’s license and passport are required. Candidates must have U.S. worker authorization status. Salary Minimum: $75,000
VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.TDD 1-800-828-1120
Internal Number: 00541
About Virginia Economic Development Partnership
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership encourages, stimulates, and supports development and expansion of the Commonwealth’s economy. To accomplish these objectives, the Partnership focuses on business recruitment, expansion, and international trade.