Director, International Markets

Morton Philips

The Department for Trade and Investment helps industry and businesses identify and capitalise upon opportunities for job creation and economic growth.

  • Drive job creation and contribute to the state's economic growth
  • Develop and implement the state's international engagement and trade strategies
  • Maximise trade, export and investment opportunities
The Department for Trade and Investment (DTI) helps industry and businesses identify and capitalise upon opportunities for job creation and economic growth. A strong economic future for South Australia depends on growing exports and inbound investment. DTI works with South Australian businesses and stakeholders to boost exports, attract investment and grow international engagement, showcasing South Australian sectors of competitive advantage to the world, supporting businesses to connect with overseas markets and create strong international relationships. Capitalising on export opportunities to strengthen the economy through investment and job creation.

The Director, International Markets is tasked with the development and implementation of the state’s international engagement and trade strategies and programs, as well as establishing and managing South Australia’s network of internationally based representatives and their interface with government, industry and business communities, to support an export and investment-led transformation of the State’s economy. The Director, International Markets responsibilities include:
  • Development of strategy for maximising trade and investment outcomes for the state.
  • Overseeing the local trade team and the state’s trade and investment office presence. Periodically reviewing the model to ensure effective support for the trade and investment objectives of Government.
  • Oversee the implementation of the TradeStart program, Export Fundamentals and SA Export Accelerator grant, delivering export outcomes to South Australian companies.
  • Align and manage the International budget to ensure that key trade and international strategies and policies are effectively implemented.
  • Build relations with senior representatives in key Commonwealth agencies such as DFAT and Austrade and represent DTI on high level multi-jurisdictional trade and international activity related working groups where this involvement and these relations can help deliver and support the objectives of the International team.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Director, International Markets will have excellent commercial skills and experience, a background in trade and international investment, knowledge of the current principles and relevant legislation related to public administration, financial management, governance, change management, equal opportunity and health, safety and wellbeing. Strong knowledge of appropriate Government management practices and procedures. Proven ability to drive the successful delivery of complex change programs involving people, processes and systems and impacting various stakeholders and business partners; highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills will be essential to delivering in the role.

Appropriate tertiary qualifications in business, international relations, economics or related fields are essential.

Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Jason Barrington or Christopher Hughes at Morton Philips on (08) 8210 8510. Applications will be welcomed in Word format directly via Seek.