Vacancy – Senior International Manager

Purpose of the Post: To oversee the International team and help deliver a programme of international activities which offer maximum business benefit to SMMT, SMMT members, and the UK automotive industry To promote and improve the reputation of the Society to ensure it maintains a highly respected and visible public profile on behalf of the industry abroad. To develop an international network of stakeholders to maximise the opportunities for UK automotive business abroadQualifications/Skills/Attributes required:Practical business management experience, including control of projects, finances, budgets and staffHands-on knowledge of international business development.Ability to understand and interpret business needs.Record of devising and delivering successful projectsAbility to develop working relationships at all levels, across a range of international business cultures Clear and concise presentational skills, both written and oral. Confident and effective public speaker Good organisational skills, with the ability to handle conflicting priorities and meet deadlines Personal commitment and integrity Automotive industry knowledge an advantage Basic computer skills (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel) Foreign languages an advantageMain duties include:Planning and delivering a viable programme of international business development activitiesMeeting team financial targets.Overseeing the day to day operations of the international team within clearly defined work programmesDay to day management of the International team including objective setting and performance reviews.Promoting the UK automotive industry in markets around the worldDeveloping and maintaining close links with government and industry contacts in key global marketsDeveloping and maintaining good relations with DTI, FCO, UKTI and other government and regional agenciesMaximising government/regional funding to support international business development projects for the automotive industryMaintaining market expertise in designated geographical region and delivering business programmes in that regionCo-ordinating International CommitteeWriting and disseminating International BulletinDeputising for colleagues as requiredBuilding relationships with UK companies, to understand and promote their international business requirementsArranging, promoting and delivering international events including trade show groups and inward and outward seminar and trade missionsDeveloping in-depth knowledge of specific overseas markets and/or industry sectors, through market visits and close contacts with government, local industry and trade associations overseasCollection and dissemination of market data/intelligence, including active pursuit of good business leadsDevising and implementing coherent strategies for nominated marketsOrganisation of programme and leadership of activities to nominated markets and/or exhibitionsContributing fully to all departmental reports, publications, presentations and discussion groupsIdentification and exploitation of new commercial opportunities for SMMT LtdSalary and benefits package:The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after 6 months).Deadline for Applications:25 July 2014Method of Application:Prospective candidates should e-mail [email protected] with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)