Import export manager in metals and metal ores
Import export managers in metals and metal ores install and maintain procedures for cross-border business, coordinating internal and external parties.
The following job titles also refer to import export manager in metals and metal ores:
graduate import export manager in metals and metal ores
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trainee import export manager in metals and metal ores
High school diploma is generally required to work as import export manager in metals and metal ores. However, this requirement may differ in some countries.
ISCO skill level
ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:
- the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
- the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
- the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.
Import export manager in metals and metal ores is a Skill level 4 occupation.
Import export manager in metals and metal ores career path
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Long term prospects
These occupations require some skills and knowledge of import export manager in metals and metal ores. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of import export manager in metals and metal ores with a significant experience and/or extensive training.
Essential knowledge and skills
This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of import export manager in metals and metal ores.
Embargo regulations: The national, international and foreign sanctions and embargo regulations, e.g. Council Regulation (EU) No 961/2010.
Metal and metal ore products: The offered metal and metal ore products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
Import export regulations of dangerous chemicals: The international and national legal rules for exporting and importing dangerous chemicals.
Export control principles: The restrictions a country imposes on its exported products and goods.
International commercial transactions rules: Pre-defined commercial terms used in international commercial transactions which stipulate clear tasks, costs and risks associated with the delivery of goods and services.
International import export regulations: Know the principles that govern the import and export of products and equipment, trade restrictions, health and safety measures, licenses, etc.
Regulations on substances: The national and international regulations on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, e.g. regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.
Essential skills and competences
These skills are necessary for the role of import export manager in metals and metal ores.
Create solutions to problems: Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.
Apply conflict management: Take ownership of the handling of all complaints and disputes showing empathy and understanding to achieve resolution. To be fully aware of all Social Responsibility protocols and procedures, and to be able to deal with a problem gambling situation in a professional manner with maturity and empathy.
Monitor international market performance: Continuously monitor the international market performance by staying up-to-date with trade media and trends.
Speak different languages: Master foreign languages to be able to communicate in one or more foreign languages.
Set import export strategies: Develop and plan the strategies for import and export, according to the size of the company, the nature of its products, expertise and business conditions on the international markets.
Control trade commercial documentation: Monitor written records containing information related to commercial transactions such as invoice, letter of credit, order, shipping, certificate of origin.
Ensure customs compliance: implement and monitor compliance with import and export requirements in order to avoid customs claims, supply chain interruption, increased overall costs.
Perform financial risk management in international trade: Evaluate and manage the possibility of financial loss and non-payment following international transactions, in the context of foreign exchange market; apply instruments like letters of credit.
Build rapport with people from different cultural backgrounds: Understand and create a link with people from different cultures, countries, and ideologies without judgements or preconceptions.
Conduct performance measurement: Gather, assess and interpret data concerning the performance of a system, component, group of people or organisation.
Abide by business ethical code of conducts: Conform and follow the ethical code of conducts promoted by companies and businesses at large. Ensure that operations and activities do comply with the code of conduct and ethical operations the supply chain throughout.
Comprehend financial business terminology: Grasp the meaning of basic financial concepts and terms used in businesses and financial institutions or organisations.
Managing a business with great care: Detailed and thorough treatment of transactions, compliance with regulations and supervision of employees, safeguarding a smooth running of daily operations.
Meet deadlines: Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
Manage processes: Manage processes by defining, measuring, controlling and improving them with the goal to meet customer requirements profitably.
Produce sales reports: Maintain records of calls made and products sold over a given time frame, including data regarding sales volumes, number of new accounts contacted and the costs involved.
Have computer literacy: Utilise computers, IT equipment and modern day technology in an efficient way.
Maintain financial records: Keep track of and finalise all formal documents representing the financial transactions of a business or project.
Direct distribution operations: Direct distribution and logistics operations ensuring maximum accuracy and productivity.
Optional knowledge and skills
This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of import export manager in metals and metal ores. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.
Optional skills and competences
These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of import export manager in metals and metal ores. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.
ISCO group and title
1324 – Supply, distribution and related managers