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Program Manager - International Trade
Company: Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Location: Richmond, VA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/16/2021
Expire Date: 08/16/2021
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
Program Manager - International Trade
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking an experienced program manager to manage and coordinate four programs that provide international trade assistance to Virginia businesses.

The Program Manager will evaluate and approve program applications from 150+ Virginia businesses and manage program budgets totaling $1M to $2M annually. This position collaborates with team members to meet program deadlines and improve the experience for participating businesses. The Program Manager will also advise team members and Virginia businesses on how to utilize program resources to grow international sales.

This position is part of VEDP’s International Trade division, which is recognized as the leading state international trade development program in the U.S. The International Trade division provides a range of resources such as customized market research, international business meetings, and programs to help Virginia companies grow their international sales.

VEDP was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1995 to encourage, stimulate and support development and expansion of the Commonwealth’s economy. Like the special Commonwealth that it serves, VEDP has long been regarded as among the best in the country.

Responsibilities:
 Track the enrollment of 150+ Virginia businesses across four international trade development programs
 Evaluate and approve applications from Virginia businesses to confirm they meet program requirements
 Manage program budgets totaling $1M to $2M annually by tracking and forecasting program expenses each month
 Review reimbursement requests from program participants and make approval decisions about reimbursement payments according to VEDP guidelines
 Stay up to date on international business practices and serve as a subject matter expert to advise international trade division staff and Virginia businesses on how to utilize program resources to grow international sales
 Develop and maintain program documentation and materials including application forms, reimbursement forms, and program guidelines
 Manage multiple deadlines across programs and proactively collaborate with team members to ensure activities are completed on time
 Interpret program guidelines and recommend strategies to improve program management and the experience for participating businesses
 Coordinate event planning logistics for program meetings as requested
 Support international trade mission delegations by working with international consultants to deliver successful events for participating businesses

Skills:
 Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
 Demonstrated ability to proactively and independently manage multiple priorities and navigate changing requirements
 Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to engage in effective working relationships with colleagues
 Ability to analyze and improve complex processes and requirements for programs or projects
 Enjoys providing excellent service to internal and external customers and meeting deadlines

Education/Experience:
 Significant experience managing programs or complex projects
 Significant experience with budget tracking, reporting, and recordkeeping for programs or projects
 Knowledge of international business practices, foreign customs, and cultures
 Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with Salesforce and Adobe Acrobat is a plus
 Undergraduate degree in business administration, marketing, international affairs, or equivalent experience
 A valid driver’s license and passport are required
 Candidates must have U.S. worker authorization status

This position requires occasional in-state and international travel. VEDP offers a competitive salary and benefits package, featuring a defined benefit retirement program that vests in just five years.

All candidates must apply through our website https://www.vedp.org/about-vedp. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or vedphr@vedp.org. TDD 1- 800-828-1120
Contact Information
Contact Email: vedphr@vedp.org
Website: https://www.vedp.org/about-vedp...
Company Description:
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1995 to encourage, stimulate, and support development and expansion of the Commonwealth’s economy. To accomplish these objectives, the Partnership focuses on business recruitment, expansion, and international trade. VEDP has offices in Virginia, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.
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