Export Manager jobs
Depending on the size of the company, export managers will need to have an understanding of either exporting to a small number of countries or general exporting.
Certain jurisdictions will have importation laws specific to them, so an intimate knowledge of these laws will be needed if the employer exports to these countries. Many employers will sell their products to a small number of markets, and will employ export managers with specific experience there.
On the other hand, companies that export more widely will be looking for export managers with a great understanding of export regulations in general rather than specifically.
Reporting to commercial director or similar, the export manager will need to produce regular operations reports and manage the export team profitably and efficiently, maintaining the smooth and trouble-free export operation that will be essential to the company’s success.
The skills required
Good experience of exporting goods is usually required for a managerial role, preferably as a manager; however, exporting experience in a good non-managerial position will be sufficient for some talented individuals. Deep knowledge of the importing laws of specific countries being exported to will probably be required, while an excellent understanding of your own country’s export law will almost certainly be needed.
As the job will require regular contact with overseas clients, aptitude or fluency in one or more foreign language, particularly the official language or common language of the client’s country will be beneficial.
An ability to manage staff under your control as well as taking instructions from the higher levels of the company will be an essential skill.
Export Manager Jobs in Northern Ireland
The smallest country in the UK, Northern Ireland has traditionally been associated with industries like shipping, rope making and textile manufacture. In fact, during the American Civil War, the supply of cotton from the States was cut and Belfast gained the nickname Linenopolis, as Irish linen helped to alleviate problems caused by the shortage.
During the 18th and 19th centuries, Belfast was home to many of the world's top shipbuilders, including Harland and Wolff, the firm that went on to build the RMS Titanic, her sisters the Britannic and Olympic and other vessels like the HMS Belfast during the early 20th century.
Northern Ireland has also seen its share of violence and civil unrest, during a period known as the Troubles, which lasted from the late 1960s until the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.
Since then, the country has grown more stable and a number of redevelopment projects have helped to turn Northern Ireland into a thriving place with an economy based mainly in the service sector - although many of the older business are still in operation. What's more, there are plenty of opportunities for those seeking Export Manager vacancies.
Just some of the companies with regional headquarters or other facilities in the region include DuPont and Caterpillar. In addition, Short Brothers, one of the first companies in the world to produce aircraft, moved to Northern Ireland in 1948 - today it owned by Bombardier Aerospace and produces flight control systems and other components.
Cast UK’s logistics opportunities
At Cast UK, we know what attributes logistics, procurement and supply chain employers and candidates are looking for because our founder members and consultants all come from these sectors. Furthermore, we deal with these sectors exclusively, so employers look to us to create candidate shortlists because they know we’re focused on delivering the people who will bring experience and further drive success.
It’s always worth looking at what’s available in your region, whether you’re looking for more job satisfaction or simply moving house to a new area. If you see something you like, get in touch straight away so we can start your application.
Even if you don’t see anything for you right now, it’s a good idea to let us have your details and CV. We can help you with every step of your application to make sure your skills are fully represented so you can sell yourself to the client. For us, it’s a win-win when we match a perfect candidate with a great job.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Export Manager for your business or find you a job as a Export Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.Contact us