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The Chamber is the leading business organisation in the North East with around 3,000 members, currently working with 600+ international businesses.


International Trade Manager

Based: Durham, Aykley Heads

Department: Chamber International Trade Department

Employment Basis: Full-time with the use of flexi time

Salary: £40,000

Closing Date: Monday 19 October 2020


We seek to recruit an International Trade Manager to lead the ongoing development of the Chamber’s highly knowledgeable and vastly experienced International Trade team. This role will also be instrumental in shaping and developing the international trade services we deliver for the benefit of exporting companies in the North East. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Chamber at a very challenging but exciting time.

North East England Chamber of Commerce is the leading provider of certification services for companies exporting goods from the region. In addition to this work, which is relied upon by over 500 companies, the Chamber provides a range of training and development products, utilised by more than 200 businesses each year. This year will also see the launch of Chamber Customs, which will be a key element of this role.

For over 200 years, we have been helping businesses and individuals grow their network, knowledge, influence and reach.

What you’ll be doing

The successful candidate will ensure the effective delivery of all international trade services, implementing continuous improvement and working with key partners to remain at the forefront of electronic delivery. This role requires an individual with the vision to continually develop the services we provide, maximising development opportunities.

The role will involve implementing a business development strategy to maximise the Chamber’s commercial opportunities in the field of international trade. This role will also have an integral part to play in delivering technical support and advice to members about trading internationally.

As International Trade Manager part of your role will to be manage the ongoing development of the international trade team and the services portfolio.

What we’ve got to offer.

Promoting a healthy work life balance is important to us at the Chamber! We believe that providing an excellent working environment along with the tools and equipment to perform, will enable our colleagues to feel energised to achieve their goals and be the best they can be.

  • Attractive package of up to £40,000
  • A motivating, encouraging environment to work, based out of our recently refurbished Durham offices, Aykley Heads with free parking
  • Learning and development opportunities to enable progression
  • Flexible working hours and location
  • A healthy working environment in which we promote a positive culture; enabling change and encouraging challenge to continually improve
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 additional bank holidays per year
  • Pension scheme, combined contribution of 8%
  • Health cash plan and hospital treatment

What we need to see.

The area of international trade has never been so exciting or challenging and we need an extremely motivated and dynamic individual to ensure we continue to deliver for our members and maintain the Chamber’s position at the forefront of international trade support.

Experience of working in an exporting environment and the ability to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of international trade, including logistics, customs compliance, market access and international payment transactions.

Equally important are the skills to motivate and develop a team and the ability to design and implement a business development strategy.

Commercial acumen is vital to this role along with technical expertise.

How to apply.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, experience and personality to undertake this role, please forward your CV and cover letter to Martin Potts, People and Performance Manager @