Export Manager

Empowering you to navigate through the complex world of global trade and logistics.


An Export Manager is responsible for overseeing a company's export operations, managing the distribution of goods and services to international markets. Such managers also develop as well as implement strategies for exporting products along with services to international markets. This mainly includes identifying target markets, establishing relationships with key stakeholders and developing marketing plans to promote products along with services.

These managers must stay up-to-date on international trade laws including regulations, ensuring that their company is in compliance with all legal requirements. Overall, an Export Manager plays a critical role in helping companies expand their international presence to grow their business in global markets.


For Bachelor’s

  • The candidates must receive at least a 55% grade in the 10+2 exam from an approved board.
  • The seekers are required to pursue a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university or college with a specialisation in the field related to foreign trade as well as business administration. 

 For Masters

  • The successful graduates are suggested to pursue Master’s degree in business administration such as MBA from a recognised academic institution. 

Job Roles

The role of an Export Manager can vary depending on the size of the company as well as the industry they work in, but generally, their responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing an export strategy
  • Managing logistics and documentation
  • Conducting market research
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations
  • Managing relationships with customers and partners
  • Managing a team 

Top Recruiters

Export Managers can work for a wide range of companies including manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers as well as service providers. Here are some of the top recruiters of Export Managers:

  • Multinational corporations
  • Export and import companies
  • Government agencies
  • Logistics and transportation companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Employment Sector

  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale and distribution
  • Retail Companies
  • Service industries
  • Government agencies
  • Logistics and transportation


The salary of an Export Manager can vary depending on a range of factors such as location, industry, years of experience as well as the size of the organisation. 


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹5,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹10,00,000 


  • Knowledge of international trade regulations
  • Market research skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Leadership skills
  • Language skills
  • Analytical skills


The career scope for Export Managers is broad as well as these can vary depending on the industry and company they work for. As globalisation continues to increase, the demand for skilled Export Managers is likely to grow, creating new opportunities for those looking to pursue a career in international trade. Here are some of the career paths and opportunities for Export Managers:

  • International Sales Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Trade Analyst
  • Consulting

Overall, the Export Managers have a range of career opportunities available to them both within their current company as well as in other industries.


  • Increased revenue
  • Diversification
  • Competitive advantage
  • Cost savings
  • Access to new technologies and ideas
  • Improved reputation


  • Increased costs
  • Complexity
  • Language and cultural barriers
  • Risk
  • Competition