• Sr. International Trade Analyst

    Location US-Trenton or Newark
    Job ID
    Executive - Office of International Trade
  • Overview

    Job Summary


    This position serves as an advisor to the Vice President and analyzes the international trade landscape, devising foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction strategies for New Jersey.  This position will serve as the repository for international market intelligence, maintain the state’s country fact sheets, and in conjunction with the business development lead, track development activities and evaluate progress in meeting strategic priorities. 


    $73,909 - $92,387


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    • Assists the Vice President with policy development, strategic planning, and coordination of FDI attraction strategies. 
    • Direct and assist in the preparation of analyses, reports, and other materials for policy and research projects.  This will entail assembling data sets, preparing charts, tables, and other graphics to visually depict trends, create and maintain spreadsheets. 
    • Maintains repository of market intelligence on specific “innovation economy” sectors and makes recommendations to the Vice President on which sectors and foreign markets to target.  Develop market intelligence tools and disseminate information to partners within the state government and private-sector. 
    • Monitor and identify key international trade issues, raising them as appropriate to the Vice President.  Analyze issues that could affect the New Jersey economy and propose actions.
    • Serve as primary point of contact for FDI data and ad hoc reporting on international trade and investment topics
    • Supports varying projects to advance the business goals of the International Trade Division as requested by the Vice President.
    • Promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative, and customer-focused work environment among division, EDA staff, and external customers.
    • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.


    Required Skills and Abilities


    • Exceptional analytical skills with a keen focus on details; ability to create presentations to depict data in a clean, intelligible way for executive leadership.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of economic analysis techniques, interpreting data, and performing original analyses.
    • Ability to draft clearly and concisely, including the ability to make presentations to executive leadership.
    • Knowledgeable about international trade fundamentals, the role of the federal government and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), and how federal trade actions affect the state.
    • Understanding of the capital structure of technology companies, with a focus on third party investors.
    • Keen ability to prioritize and work through overlapping projects; strong project management skills
    • Familiarity with various investment vehicles including Corporate investors, Limited Liability Corporations, Individual Investors and Trusts.
    • Ability to understand the business model for early stage technology companies and their specific needs.
    • Familiarity and interest in the “innovation economy” and entrepreneurial community.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with a broad range of audiences including senior management, business and industry partners, as well as individual customers and prospects.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; proficient in grammar, spelling, and editing and foster communications with business professionals and EDA staff.
    • Must be a critical thinker and possess rigorous analytical capabilities.
    • Solutions-oriented, good attention to detail and follow-up.
    • Ability to prioritize workload, must be highly organized, detail-oriented, handle various tasks simultaneously and work independently within limited time constraints with little or no supervision.
    • Ability to learn and understand EDA and State programs which support the technology community.
    • Strong work ethic, ability to be proactive and responsive in a team environment.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and deal effectively and diplomatically with business professionals and EDA staff.
    • Demonstrates respectful behavior and promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff and external customers.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Excel, and the ability to learn new software packages.


    Required Qualifications


    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related fields.
    • Master’s Degree in Business/Finance preferred – equivalent to 1 year’s work experience;
    • Experience in international operations and financial services; prior experience working or living abroad preferred; public and private sector work experience preferred
    • Minimum seven years related work experience.
    • Experience in financial analysis.
    • Demonstrated track record of strong academic performance.


    Advanced degree or industry specific certification may be substituted for 1 year of experience

    Physical Demands

    • Occasional attendance at events outside normal working hours.
    • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as needed.



    • As necessary to events, meetings, businesses, etc.


    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • Valid driver’s license.




    The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job description. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope, general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.


    Your employment at NJEDA is voluntary and subject to termination by you or NJEDA at will, with or without cause, or with or without notice, at any time.  Nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to conflict, eliminate or modify the employment-at-will status of NJEDA employees. 


    This position is considered exempt and is excluded from minimum wage, overtime regulations, and other rights and protections afforded nonexempt workers under the FLSA.


    NJEDA reserves the right to amend/revise this job description as necessary to meet current and changing business needs.


    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Position Requirements


    • Must comply with the “New Jersey First Act” which requires employees hired after September 1, 2011 to reside in New Jersey. Non-New Jersey resident employees must relocate to New Jersey within one year of their date of hire and provide proof of residency to Human Resources.
    • Must complete an Outside Activity Questionnaire (disclosure of outside office or employment) on an annual basis.


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