Global Initiatives Project Manager

Business Name: 
California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian Chamber)
Type of Position: 
Full-Time Internship
Grade Level: 
Graduate
Location: 
2331 Alhambra Blvd., Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95817
Days/Hours per Week: 
N/A
Pay Range: 
Salary
Benefits: 

N/A

Duration of Position: 

N/A

Position Description: 

California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian Chamber) is seeking a Global Initiatives Project Manager for the Export promotion projects under Global Initiatives Department. The Project Manager dedicated to assisting business firm owners to increase engagement in and/or expand exporting, procurement and financial assistance opportunities. This position demands specialized industrial sector knowledge and solid previous related work experience. The candidate ultimately selected will possess: critical thinking skills; able to multitask; is self-directed combined with leadership qualities for assembling, tasking, and leading teams; demonstrated project management skills and business development skills.

Position Responsibilities: 

 Conduct a comprehensive assessment and engagement strategy of immediate, interim and longterm exporter client needs and expectations. Collect intake forms from clients.  Identify opportunities base on client’s needs, including but not limited to access to market, access to capital, strategic business development, general consulting, promotion and advocacy.  Developing and maintaining strategic alliances with purchasing executives, government procurement officials, banking officials and alternatives financial resources etc.  Engaging in deal-making between purchasing organizations and clients and assisting in bringing transactions to closure.  Facilitating financial transactions by establishing and facilitating relationships between prequalified clients and source of financing.  Collaborating with sister organizations and trade promotions agencies to form MOU strategic development partnership.  Conducting forums, matchmaking events, opportunity fairs and other networking event between clients and potential opportunity sources. Organize and implement of Global Initiatives annual trade missions, workshops and annual summit.  Conduct analysis and research assistance on marketing, cost, financing, operation and other areas clients need help with.  Facilities global transactions and providing referrals to international trade programs and services.  Providing international trade assistance: exporting, LC, bank draft, distribution, export trading companies/ international freight forwarders, and join ventures.  Update business development and transaction pipeline report on a regular bases. Establish projected growth tracks for current Export promotion programs and implement targeted plans of action for increasing size, scale and capacity.  Increase the exposure and visibility of export projects and clients. Promote achievement of client outcomes by creating, sharing and submitting success stories and new release.  Responsible for the day to day management of the MDCP Export program and reporting on Grants online. Participate in MDCP program Conference call and keep track of MDCP report documents.  Represent and promote CalAsian Chamber and its export programs to potential partners and clients at external networking events.  Hire, train, and supervise Interns on a daily basis.  Executes other assignments as directed by Director

Required Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree is required. Preferred is graduate degree in business or communication.  At least 2 years’ experience in one of the following industry: international trade, import and export, finance institute and bank, Ecommerce, trade promotion agencies or non-profit organizations. Or in other industries could demonstrate how the related working experience could support the fulfillment of the position duties.  At least 2 years’ event planning and management experience is required. Hosting inbound and outbound trade mission and international business match making experience is preferred.  Strong business development and marketing skills required. Able to identify and create opportunities and develop relationships, conduct site visits, client engagements and consultations either via in person, voice or video conferencing with business enterprises and multipliers.  Familiar with international trade/procurement procedures and compliance requirement. Familiar with resources available for export promotion and export financing assistance from government agencies, non-profit organization or profit entities.  Experienced in project management and report approaches, tools and techniques is required.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and comfortable to present and communication with officials from government agency, business groups, strategic partners and clients.  Ability to constructing and maintaining professional and industry contact networks.  Ability to conduct data analysis and research assistance on marketing, cost, financing, operation and other areas clients need help with.  Outstanding attention to detail and results orientation.  Flexibility, creativity, enthusiasm, ability to multi-task.  Carries out these tasks with profitability, quality and customer satisfaction objectives in mind.  Could manage stress well and fulfill the project deliverable under pressure.  Proficient in MS office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), and familiar with CRM system such as Salesforce.  Be able to travel domestically and internationally if project needed.  If hired, could prove eligibility to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: 

Submit resume to the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, 2331 Alhambra Blvd., Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95817. You may also submit your resume via email to bmelecio@calasiancc.org

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled