Tuesday , January 19 2021

Export Development Canada Jobs – Global Trade Director

Job Description:

Advanced technology and manufacturing: The ideal candidate will have experience and understanding of advanced technology and more specifically operational technology (OT), such as private wireless networks, IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning, industrial cloud applications, enterprise software solutions and all the processes around digital transformation across multiple industries. The candidate will also have experience in advanced manufacturing and industrial technology (3D printing, Industrial IoT and artificial intelligence as they relate to industrial applications). A deep understanding of the Industry 4.0 framework and of the complex industrial processes and systems along with an understanding of the industrial value chain that integrates systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy and materials is preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Global Trade colleagues to maximize multi-sector trade creation activities with foreign buyers and prospects
  • Through deep relationships developed with targeted Canadian companies, identify and facilitate introductions to internal EDC colleagues that can provide additional support through other relevant EDC products and services
  • Build relationships with Canadian companies to understand their business plans, foreign markets of interest, technical capabilities, product offerings and competitive advantages to enable trade connections of these companies through either direct introductions or through trade events with the support of Global Trade Connections team
  • Develop and maintain relevant industry sector strategies for EDC taking into consideration relevant Canadian expertise and industry growth trends and opportunities
  • Qualify relevance/capability of Canadian companies to expand sales opportunities for Canadian exporters in international markets
  • Work with various EDC teams and external partners to keep current on emerging Canadian technologies and Canadian expertise and gather market intelligence in specified sectors of expertise to augment and maintain relevant industry sector strategies
  • Establish and lead internal and external virtual teams including sector associations, innovation hubs and government partners to complement Global Trade priorities and activities
  • Provide deep expertise on the business and technical capabilities and competitiveness of Canadian companies and identify “best in class” companies for priority support and introductions
  • Represent the voice of the Canadian companies with regards to presenting Canadian solutions to the business needs and requirements of EDC’s international business networks and customers

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration /Finance, Engineering or (or equivalent professional designation) in relevant discipline
  • Minimum 8 years of combined business development and technical advisory experience in the relevant sector/area of responsibility, including experience with EPC firms
  • Well developed and deep global professional network and strong technical and business knowledge acquired through directly relevant business activity
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a matrix organization and lead virtual teams
  • Strong technical knowledge of supply chains acquired through direct business activity within the advanced technology and manufacturing sector
  • Advanced knowledge of best practices in sales and/or account management

Job Details:

Company: EDC

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location:  Quebec City, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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