Manager of Trade & Business Development

Job description

Applicants with dual Israeli AND American citizenship are not eligible to apply; applicants may hold either Israeli or American citizenship. Not accepting applicants who are in the process of getting or Greencard nor those who hold a green-card.

Position: Manager of Trade and Business Development

The Government of Israel Economic Mission to The West Coast is looking for a new Manager of Trade and Business Development for an open position in San Francisco. The Manager will work to strengthen the trade relationship between Israel and the Western region of the United States. In addition to working on general trade issues, the Manager will oversee targeted economic sectors in specific industries. Ideal candidates must be able to grasp complex ideas quickly while also being assertive, detail oriented, diligent, and gregarious.

Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast:

The Government of Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast is responsible for enhancing bi-national trade relations between the West Coast and Israeli business communities. The main fields of activity include promoting trade and exports, attracting and encouraging foreign investments and creating strategic cooperation with foreign companies. By leveraging its networking capacity and industry knowledge in Israel and the Western United States, the Economic Mission is able to seamlessly engage prospective business partners half a world apart.

Primary Responsibilities of the role:

  • Acting as a liaison between the local public and private economic and governmental organizations on the West Coast.
  • Assisting foreign exporters in finding resources and contacts needed to enter or expand into the American market.
  • Identifying potential partnerships between foreign and American companies.
  • Assuming all aspects of business development, including cultivating contacts and following news and/or trends for the above-mentioned economic sectors.
  • Cooperating with other organizations, associations, and government offices to plan and oversee events and trade missions.
  • Promoting foreign industry to the business community of the West Coast.
  • Building a network of professionals to help support international business and trade.
  • Addressing administrative tasks within the office setting.


  • Exceptional English writing and communication skills are a must.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Photoshop, HTML, Web CMS is a plus but not necessary
  • The ability to multitask in a fast paced and intense work environment
  • Familiarity with the global economic trends and business cultures is a plus
  • A second language is a plus but not required
  • All degrees and work experience will be considered

All potential candidates will be subject to a background check. Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Important to note: Potential hire to start as soon as possible

Salary will start at 40K, no commissions or sales bonuses.