THE AGENCY: Trade Export Promotions Agency (TEPA)
The Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) is a statutory corporation established under the Trade Export Promotion Agency Act No. 16 of 2103, and operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and consumer Affairs in Saint Lucia.
As the lead agency mandated to spearhead the island’s National Export Development effort, its overall objective is to increase aggregate volume and value of goods and services exports from Saint Lucia.
TEPA’s programmes are designed to increase exposure of Saint Lucia’s products and services in the global market and to promote the national image or brand by providing information, counsel and marketing services to exporters looking to expand into external markets.
TEPA undertakes activities aimed at improving relationships between buyers and sellers, and enhancing the competitive advantage of Saint Lucian exporters.
The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the overall management of the Agency and will report directly to the Chairman of the National Export Council (NEC). The Chief Executive Officer’s performance will be measured on a yearly basis, against the agreed objectives and performance measurements agreed by the NEC .
The Chief Executive Officer will be a performance driven professional with a profound understanding of the Saint Lucian economic, trade and political environment, and a good knowledge of the foreign and global trade and related markets. The CEO will be a strong and effective leader, with personal integrity, capable of inducing the commitment and co-ordination of all employees, and the mobilisation of resources to fulfil the strategy.
A Bachelors or Masters Degree in Economics, Business, Marketing, International Trade or a related field is required. A recognised and accepted additional international qualification in Marketing, Trade Policy and/or Exports would be a distinct advantage.
At least 10 years’ work experience is required at the managerial level in International Marketing, Export Promotion, or a related field. Alternatively, a minimum of 5 years relevant experience with similar international organisations would be acceptable.
Knowledge and understanding of the Saint Lucian economic, political, trade and investment climate is considered necessary for this job.
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for positioning and managing the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA). The CEO will be charged with managing the marketing and promotion of Saint Lucia as an attractive and viable source of products for the export market, and of services by means of the several modes in GATS. The CEO’s prime responsibility is to return value to the Stakeholders and Saint Lucia. The CEO will lead the management team in the pursuit of the organization’s overall vision, and the execution of its operational strategy. The CEO will direct the human resources team, manage key relationships, enable operational excellence and report to the Supervisory Board/Directors.
With the National export Council and management team:
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