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Trade Specialist - World Trade Center-Kansas City

Kansas City and the surrounding region is one of the hottest markets in the country for entrepreneurial growth companies with a thirst to expand services internationally. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is home to the regional World Trade Center (WTC) and the Export Concierge program. As the Export Concierge continues to grow we seek a dynamic international trade professional to assist in the program operations. We office in the historic Union Station and offer a family friendly, fun, yet fast paced work environment.
 
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Facilitate member-driven processes to accomplish strategic objectives of The Chamber/WTC including regular meetings of the International Investors and other committees while providing correspondence, summaries and other activities, as necessary;
  • Maintain and grow the “International Investors” funding program;
  • Coordinate and host events for visiting international dignitaries;
  • Regularly evaluate programs and implementing improvements when necessary;
  • Advise Export Concierge clients on a wide array of trade issues;
  • Oversee process for invoices, payables and financial accounting for events;
  • Assists in recruitment and retention of Export Concierge clients;
  • Collaborate with area international organizations and academic institutions to enhance programming and improve awareness of the services available through the WTC.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
 
Education & Experience
  • Minimum four-year college degree in relevant field and three years’ experience in international trade;
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
 
Personal Characteristics
  • Team-oriented person with demonstrated leadership competency with the ability to pivot quickly;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple assignments and meet deadlines in self-directed work environment;
 
What we offer
  • Competitive Salary
  • 401k – with company match
  • Generous Health and Dental care benefits
  • Performance bonus program
  • Free access to nearby fitness facility
 
Does this describe you? If so, please send your information to the attention of Kristine Twidwell, Twidwell@kcchamber.com.