Export Development Executive – Nova Scotia Business Inc.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Company: Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Position: Export Development Executive

Location: Halifax, NS

Company Description:

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), led by a private sector Board of Directors, is a business development agency for the Province.

NSBI’s mission is to help Nova Scotia businesses across the province grow exports through access to business advisory services, skill development and training to build trade capacity, market intelligence, financing and support in accessing global markets, with a focus on developing new exporters and attracting innovative, globally competitive companies to establish a business location in Nova Scotia.

At NSBI, you will have the opportunity to be engaged in a progressive work environment with a competitive starting salary, comprehensive employee benefits, and excellent opportunities for career development and advancement.

Job Description:

As an Export Development Executive (EDE), you will have a passion for assisting with the growth and success of business, working with Nova Scotia companies to help them grow their revenues through increased national and international trade, consulting with companies and delivering on export programs and organizing trade missions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working one‑on‑one with Nova Scotia companies to help them address their export capacity building needs;
  • Developing and executing export readiness and capacity building initiatives;
  • Managing relationships with suppliers and project partners;
  • Developing projects based on analysis of client opportunities; managing projects including budgets;
  • Writing effective project proposals; and
  • Participating in the effective delivery of the Province’s suite of export development programs and services.

Skills & Qualifications:

To be considered as a candidate, you will possess a post-secondary education in business, commerce or a related discipline with a focus on international export, and have a minimum of three years of direct export development experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

Foreign language capabilities, experience working with clients in foreign markets (Asia & Europe) and a CITP®|FIBP® designation will be considered assets.

If you have a solid understanding of the issues and opportunities present in international export, including export policy and trade negotiations and can comfortably cope with ambiguity and extended travel with irregular schedules while sustaining a high level of energy, then this may be an exciting opportunity for you.

The position requires a high degree of professionalism, sound judgment and initiative.  You must possess (or can obtain) a valid Canadian passport with no travel restrictions. National and international travel may be required.

Classification:  This is a bargaining unit position with a NSBI 7 rate of pay:

$69,276.48 – $82,991.48

If you have what it takes to join our team, we would like to hear from you. To learn more about us, please visit our web site at www.nsbi.ca.

Resumes and cover letters will be used to screen applicants for this role.  Please ensure that you clearly articulate in your cover letter how your skills and attributes will serve to apply to the requirements of this position.

Closing Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Competition # 16-NSBI-012

Please send your resume and cover letter merged as one PDF document via e-mail to careers@nsbi.caThe competition number must be included in the subject line. 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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