Entry Level Job Titles in International Business

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Products and services are constantly traded between countries and the demand for a globalized world is only becoming greater. Global companies need employees in all departments like sales, marketing, supply chain and logistics, and e-commerce. For a business to meet this growing demand, it is necessary to hire new employees in each area and fill positions at all levels, including entry-level. 

The international business spans all types of industries allowing you to work with a company you are passionate about. While careers in the global trade sector require differing levels of expertise, smaller companies may be more flexible with their requirements. It is beneficial to supplement your resume with global skills like cross-cultural communication. Entry-level positions such as a clerk, associate, or customer service role provide great experience and also allow for upward mobility within a company. 

The global environment is constantly changing along with its job opportunities, which is why it is important to have an understanding of the common titles in your field of interest. Having knowledge of the common job titles will help you in your job search and give you an idea of the many entry points for students. Here is a list of entry-level job titles and their categories featured in the newly launched Los Angeles region Global Trade Career Guide. Some job titles are named differently depending on the employer, and not all titles will have “international” or “global” in them. 

Sales & Procurement: 

  • Account or Customer Service Representative
  • Export Sales Representative
  • International Trader
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Procurement Clerk
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Sales Representative

Global Marketing:

  • Foreign Market Researcher
  • International Business Development Manager
  • International Marketing Manager
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Marketing Representative /Associate
  • Product Designer
  • Project Management /Operations Specialist

Global Supply Chain & Logistics: 

  • Compliance Analyst
  • Customs Agent/Broker
  • Customs Entry Writer
  • Customs Inspector
  • Freight Agent/Coordinator
  • Global Logistics Coordinator
  • Import/Export Agent
  • International Shipping Specialist/Clerk
  • Ocean/Air Import Agent
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Trade Finance: 

  • Insurance Brokers/Surety Agent
  • Commercial Banking: International Service/Trade Officer

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