Trade Managers primarily develop the foreign trade policies and procedures of an organisation, and ensure the compliance of all personnel involved in importing and exporting goods with government imposed regulations and procedures. They analyse trends, market profiles and competition, and provide up-to-date knowledge of the market to their team.
It is also part of the Trade Managers’ job to develop metrics, forecasts and regular reports related to trade activities. They also collaborate with the marketing, sales and channel management teams to define and deliver programs that are effective, sustainable, scalable and measurable.
In addition, they must demonstrate strong cross-functional team/project management, interpersonal and analytical skills. Likewise of importance is their understanding of trade policies, business operations and marketing principles and techniques.