Chief Representative Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean

International Trademark Association
  • Location
    Santiago, Chile
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Feb 24

Position description

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Chief Representative Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean develops and implements a regional strategy to: strengthen relations with the Association’s members, governmental institutions, associations and other stakeholders; and provide input to the strategic plan, educational programs, membership development, and public policy activities.

Cover letter and resumes need to be submitted in English via email to [email protected] and must use Chief Representative Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean in the subject line.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      External Relations Duties

  • Works with the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Policy Officer, the Senior Associate, Latin America, and other relevant staff and relevant committees/subcommittees regarding the analysis and development of regional policies, legislation and office practices of relevance to the brand owner community.
  • Works with the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Policy Officer, the Senior Associate, Latin America, and other relevant staff as well as related committees/subcommittees to devise and implement lobbying strategies to influence public policy decision-making process on key trademark and related-rights issues.
  • Represents the Association before governmental institutions, e.g. IP Offices, and maintains regular contacts with key decision-makers.
  • Communicates internally and externally on INTA activities, position papers and policy recommendations to relevant audiences
  • Acts as a liaison to private sector organizations with similar goals on the regional and national levels.
  • Identifies and develops government relations opportunities for the Association, including representing the Association at conferences and forums.
  • Responds to substantive and routine inquiries from members of the Association and the public.

Membership Development Duties

      In relation with the relevant staff at New York Headquarters:

  • Assists in the membership recruitment and retention strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Identifies prospective corporate member leads in the region.
  • Engages and recruits new member prospects through INTA activities.

Marketing and Communications Duties

      In relation with the relevant staff at New York Headquarters:

  • Assists in the implementation of INTA’s communications and marketing strategy in the region.
  • Supports the development and oversees the implementation of the public relations strategy for the region, including developing and maintaining relationships with media outlets.
  • Contributes articles to INTA publications

Education Duties

In relation with the relevant staff at New York Headquarters:

  • Assists in the planning of educational events, including the creation of educational and informational materials.
  • Provides input on speaker selection for forums, roundtables and other meetings.
  • Participates in the organization and execution of the conferences in Latin America.

      Administration and Planning Duties

  • Manages the operations of the Office and its development, including management of staff.
  • Participates in the development and execution of long and short-range strategies and action plans to further accomplishment of the Association’s strategic plan.
  • Maintains department quality performance expectations including timeliness, quality, policy and objectives
  • Works with other staff in the selection of members for placement on committees and subcommittees.
  • Performs such other duties as may be designated by the Chief Executive Officer.

Qualifications

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

Achieving annual personal objectives and meeting criteria contained in Employee Evaluation process which includes: service orientation both internal to staff and external to members/public; reliability/dependability/work habits; job knowledge; quality of work; productivity/quantity of work; planning and organization; judgment; initiative; leadership; and problem-solving/decision making.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Advanced degree in related field
  • Minimum ten years directly related work experience, preferably in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Program and operational management experience
  • International business experience/travel
  • Skills or Related Knowledge:
  • Fluent in written and oral English and Spanish
  • Oral and written Portuguese communication skills a plus
  • Knowledge of international and national government processes and procedures
  • Experience working with government agencies
  • Experience with Intellectual Property public sector  a plus
  • Interpersonal, persuasive and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proven managerial skills, including operations and project management
  • Strong leadership and team building ability in a multicultural setting
  • Networking and resource access skills
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft suite – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

OTHER DUTIES:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Application instructions

Cover letter and resumes need to be submitted in English via email to [email protected] and must use Chief Representative Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean in the subject line.

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