Trade Development Executive—Nova Scotia Business Inc.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Nova Scotia Business Inc.


Trade Development Executive

Position Overview

We are looking for a Trade Development professional to join a progressive team who delivers client-focused business solutions resulting in strong, sustainable economic growth and prosperity for the Province of Nova Scotia.  Reporting to the Director of Trade Development, the Trade Development Executive works with Nova Scotia companies and educational institutions to help them grow their revenues through increased national and international trade. This involves consultation with companies as well as the delivery of trade development programs, including trade missions.  Both national and international travel will be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work one on one with Nova Scotia organizations to help them develop and pursue individual market diversification and penetration strategies;
  • Assist in enhancing the market preparedness of organizations through research, counseling, and referrals to appropriate programming;
  • Manage relationships with suppliers and project partners;
  • Develop projects based on analysis of client opportunities; manage projects, including project budgets;
  • Write effective project proposals; and
  • Participate in the effective delivery of the Province’s suite of trade development programs and services.


  • A post-secondary education in business, commerce or a related discipline with a focus on international trade;
  • Three years of direct trade development experience (equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered).
  • Solid comprehension of the issues and opportunities present in international trade, including trade policy and trade negotiations;
  • The ability to comfortably cope with ambiguity, occasional extended travel and irregular schedules while sustaining a high level of energy
  • A high degree of professionalism, sound judgment, and initiative;
  • Experience working with professional service companies and educational institutions will be considered an asset;
  • Experience working with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank will be considered an asset;
  • Foreign language capabilities will be considered an asset; and
  • CITP designation will also be considered an asset.

This is a bargaining unit position with employment conditions covered by the collective agreement between NSGEU and NSBI. Outside applicants will be reviewed after internal considerations.

This position is categorized with a NSBI 7 classification –beginning at $67,258.



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