Jul 25

Job: Vice President , Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WI)

Thanks to JET alum George Rose, a friend of JET alum Lora Klenke, who is leaving this position.  Posted by Jayme Tsutsuse (Kyoto-fu, 2013-Present), organizer of Cross-Cultural Kansai.  Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

PositionVice President – International Business Development
Posted by: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Location: Madison, WI
Type: Full-time 


The WEDC is currently seeking a dynamic professional for our open Vice President of International Business Development position located at our MADISON, WISCONSIN headquarters. 

The Vice President of International Business Development is responsible for leading a team and initiatives that will accelerate Wisconsin exports by expanding international markets, enhancing export assistance resources in the state and by promoting Wisconsin as a destination for foreign investment. 

The Vice President of International has the following primary roles: 
1. Provide WEDC leadership with short and long range goals, strategies and tactics for accessing international markets and expanding the market share of Wisconsin products and services in priority markets. 
2. Counsel WEDC leadership, business and government leaders on trade issues and opportunities for Wisconsin. 
3. Provide leadership to the International Division team and oversee division budget.

Key Responsibilities:

• Minimum of ten years senior-level management experience in industry, business or economic development 
• Degree in business or related field (post graduate degree preferred) 
• Extensive knowledge of exporting, export regulations and practices and trade policy. 
• Considerable knowledge of economics and business management principles and practices. 
• Knowledge of research techniques, data collection and effective data analysis. 
• Ability to develop relationships with industry, government officials, and other state agency staff. 
• Ability to analyze economic, investment and business factors. 
• Ability to lead strategic planning practices. 
• Ability to work under pressure with competing demands. 
• Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural, diverse, dynamic environment. 
• Demonstrated project Management experience in a leadership role. 
• Strong written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively with senior executives as well as diverse groups of customers internal and external to the organization. 
• Demonstrated ability to partner and influence at all levels of business and to be viewed as a credible, valuable source of information and integral part of management team. 
• Superior analytic skills, and the ability to compile, analyze and leverage performance data to both optimize current business and identify new opportunities. 
• Bilingual ability is desirable but not required.

Please visit the official job listing for more information and to apply.

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