Export Managers plan and coordinate the international shipment of goods. During the course of the day, they may negotiate with a variety of people, such as shippers, agents and vendors, and are expected to have excellent customer service skills in dealing with customers.
Export Managers are also often responsible for personnel management, which often includes the hiring, training and supervision of staff.
Export managers serve as intermediaries between foreign buyers and domestic sellers. Unlike export traders, who buy the products before selling directly to foreign buyers, export managers find buyers internationally for domestic product manufacturers.
In their accounting function, export managers may keep track of invoices and prepare reports to expedite the billing process. They may also have to ensure that shipments are in compliance with the laws and regulations governing the export industry
Consultation of the clients regarding insurances, duties and taxes
Monitoring of the shipments to ensure the compliance of regulations
Search for possibilities to reduce taxes
Maintenance of customer relations and participation in the organization's sales activities
Assessment of new marketing and sales opportunities as well as presentation of those estimations to the respective managements
Ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of exports
Having experience at least 5 years in managing
Acquaintance with contract matters, guarantees and financial payments
Ability to recognize concepts and generalities related to exports and imports
Acquaintance with the export process
Degree in Marketing, (International) Business, Finance or any other related field
At best, practical experience in a similar position
Good understanding of sales and marketing strategies
Well-developed communication skills and a customer orientation
Knowledge about budget management, international trade and taxations
Ability to easily comprehend and organize shipment processes