Sustainable Trade Managers (STM) membership level is for managers and supervisors with extensive experience working directly for, or in providing services to, international trading companies across a broad range of job functions. STMs are experienced in managing departments and dynamic teams, and in using strategic and critical thinking to resolve complex challenges. STMs are leaders who will play a key role in overseeing the implementation of sustainable business practices in their organisations.
Applicants for the Sustainable Trade Manager (STM) membership level of the IST are expected to meet the following entry requirements:
NFQ Level 8 Qualification or equivalent + 5 Years’ Management Experience in International Trade and/or Sustainability.
NFQ Level 7 Qualification or equivalent + 10 Years’ Management Experience in International Trade and/or Sustainability.
Certified Professional STM
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements for the STM membership level join the IST as an Affiliate member. To become a Certified STM member, a suite of learning modules and exams must be taken in the first year of membership.