Trade Commissioner - Automotive & Aerospace
AMRIS Reference No: 4284
Term Type: Indeterminate
Term Details: This position is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Atlanta, United States
Department: Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, USA
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Category: Trade
Salary: 92,562.00 USD plus benefits
Location: Atlanta, United States
Close date: Thursday, January 14 2021 at 11:59PM UTC / GMT
Summary of Duties
Under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner, the Officer contributes to the successful delivery of the International Business Development (IBD) program. The Officer will support Canadian companies in the automotive and aerospace sectors that are seeking to grow their business and strategically work with a rich local network of potential customers, investors and partners in the southeastern United States.
- Developing, planning and implementing a business development program for Canadian automotive and aerospace sector clients which includes finding opportunities for clients, advising clients, stakeholder engagement, managing budgets, tracking and reporting of results, planning and delivering events, supporting official visits, and identifying and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement;
- Building a network of diverse local contacts supporting program objectives;
- Building a network in Canada and pipeline of clients;
- Providing outstanding services to Canadian clients;
- Conducting in-depth research from a wide range of sources to analyze trends in the market matching the opportunities to capabilities in Canada;
- Developing short and long term strategies for to advance success of Canadian companies in the southeastern United States (Georgia, North & South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi).
Area of Selection/Eligibility
Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of United States, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, USA does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.
- Degree from an accredited college or university OR an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position, including but not limited to business, economics, or tech
- Fluency in English (oral and written)
- At least five (5) years of professional experience working in business development or program management in the private and/or public sector, including direct experience in the automotive or aerospace sector.
- Experience conducting research and analysis and providing strategic advice, briefings, and written reports to senior management and/or clients on business issues.
- Experience in project management (including strategic planning, tracking/reporting results and budget management.
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
- Knowledge of the factors that influence the automotive and aerospace industries in the US generally and in the southeastern United States in particular and how they may have an impact on Canadian business interests, especially in priority sectors covered by the position
- Understanding of the role of the business development section of the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta (the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service) in advancing Canadian commercial interests
- Knowledge of the Canadian automotive and aerospace sectors
- Knowledge of the automotive and aerospace market in the southeastern USA
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Ability to develop and maintain a network of Canadian clients and local contacts
- Ability to identify local market needs and relevant business opportunities
- Ability to analyze and provide strategic advice
- Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines
- Ability to work independently in a proactive and accountable manner
- Entrepreneurial self-starter
- Team work
- Client focus and results oriented
- Adaptability and flexibility
- Sound judgement
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.
- Experience related to delivering programming for or services to start-ups or small and medium sized businesses
- Ability to work in French
- Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with Locally Engaged Staff regulations of 37.5 hours per week.
- The successful candidate must be willing to work evenings and overtime as required.
- The successful candidate must be willing to travel throughout the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta’s territory and to Canada.
Conditions of Employment
- The successful candidate must obtain a Government of Canada enhanced Reliability Status.
- Having and retaining the right to work in the United States for the duration of the employment (valid work permit or Green Card for foreigners)
- Ability to travel in the US and abroad; ability to obtain and maintain a valid passport (occasional travel to Canada)
Special Request from Mission/Additional Comments:
How to apply:
- Applications will only be considered when received through our portal. Link for this job poster: http://www.wfca-tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=4284
- Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.
- Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: LES-E-Recruitment-WSHDC@international.gc.ca prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected
- Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
- Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
- Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
- Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
- Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
- The Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, USA does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
- Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
- The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, USA which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
- Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture.
- Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.