Want to help Ontario's food, beverage and agriculture sectors increase their sales revenue by identifying and maximizing their export opportunities?What can I expect to do in this role?In this role, you will:• help food, beverage and agricultural companies make the most of their export opportunities• help develop sales strategies to address evolving export challenges• help link Ontario suppliers with buyers in the United States (U.S.).• provide actionable market intelligence • deliver educational programs that help prepare Ontario's exporters• manage consultants in the U.S. that provide trade advisory services to OntarioHow do I qualify?Mandatory requirements:• You hold a valid Ontario Driver's Licence, minimum of Class “G” or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario.• You are able to travel frequently and work outside regular business hours.Knowledge of international trade:• You have knowledge of the principles and practices of international trade including finance, logistics and marketing.• You have knowledge of international trade relating to food and agriculture exports to the U.S.• You have knowledge of the relevant regulations for food and agriculture exports to the U.S. (e.g. U.S. labeling, U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act, etc.). • You have knowledge of the U.S. distribution channels for food, beverage and agriculture products, including the current requirements of retail and foodservice buyers.• You have knowledge of the Ontario food, beverage and agriculture industry and related potential export opportunities.Other important skills:• You have analytical, research and problem-solving skills to identify industry trends and practices.• You have oral communication and presentation skills to clearly communicate Ontario's export support services to Ontario producers.• You have written communication skills to develop a broad range of correspondence (e.g. presentations, briefing materials, reports, etc.).• You have project management and organizational skills to develop and manage effective marketing plans. • You have tact, diplomacy and good judgement to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders such as foreign buyers, distributors and other government colleagues.• You have computer skills to utilize a variety of software programs (e.g. word processing, presentation, database and client relationship management programs, etc.).
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