International Business Relationship Manager

York, North Yorkshire
£35,745 to £39,880
29 Apr 2021
16 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type

Grade L

Hours: Full Time, 12 month Fixed Term

Location: The Catalyst - York

Here at our York, North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) we support economic growth across the region, providing a range of services to make it simple for growing businesses to find suitable support to help them grow.

The role

We have a fantastic opportunity, through our collaboration with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and NP11,  for an International Business Relationship Manager to join our team of professionals, who can develop, organise and execute our business support strategy.

You will support growth and maximise engagement with International high growth businesses and monitor the impact of business support services over the short, medium and long term. You will also diagnoses the barriers to growth within a business and work with the business to develop a growth strategy that can take advantage of publicly and privately funded business support services and effectively maintain and retain existing customers by building long-term relationships. The post is externally funded through DIT, and is initially for a fixed term to 31 March 2022, with possibility of further extension based on performance.  For more details please see attached job description.

To be successful in this role you will need to have sales based or business relationship management experience and degree level education. You should have experience of working in a front facing customer service setting with the ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills at Senior Management level within large businesses. Be highly organised with effective time management skills. You must also have the ability to analyse and interpret management information and perform business diagnostics and have a proven track record in managing the range of business issues associated with periods of business growth and developing Business growth plans. It is essential you have excellent IT skills and experience in the use of Microsoft Office packages and CRM systems.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who is experienced in the International Trade field, but not essential as training will be provided.

As an organisation, we strongly believe in promoting a work life balance, with flexible working opportunities and modern technology. You may also benefit from homeworking with the occasional requirement to work from the office. You will have access to some great benefits via our everybody benefit’s scheme such as shopping discounts, home technology and green car salary sacrifice schemes, financial wellbeing and health assured and our employee assistance programme to assist with your health and wellbeing. You will also have access to our local government pension scheme, a generous plan for your retirement with the option to increase your monthly contribution if you so wish. For more information on the benefits we offer please see our Total Rewards Brochure.

Apply and Contact

If you would like to know more about our position please contact Liz Philpot on 07815994163

For more information on our LEP Service visit:

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting INTLEP to by midnight on Sunday 29th May.

It is important that your CV is in word format and includes: your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

Key dates:

Closing date: Sunday 16th May 2021

Interview date: Wednesday 26th May

Please note all interviews will be held by Microsoft Teams.

We do not accept CVs from agencies.