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Director, DIT Relations

Job Title: Director, DIT Relations
Reporting to: Executive Director of DIT Relations
Location: Beijing, China
The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) helps British and Chinese businesses and
organisations work together in China, the UK and third markets around the world. With more
than 60 years of experience, specialists in 11 UK offices and 15 Chinese locations, and a diverse
1,000-strong membership, we operate alongside the British Chamber of Commerce in China to
support companies of all sizes and sectors from multinationals to SMEs.
As the partner of choice for British companies working with China, CBBC delivers a range of
events, tailored research and consultative services. We cooperate closely with the Department
for International Trade, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and across government to
highlight export opportunities for UK companies and investment opportunities for Chinese
CBBC works in partnership with DIT to assist British companies in developing and expanding
export markets in China.
Building on CBBC's extensive network of advisers and company contacts this new, exciting role
will see the successful candidate playing a pivotal role in driving the delivery of ambitious
targets that help meet HMG ambitions of increasing the number of companies exporting to
China and increasing the growth of business deals won by British companies in China.
Working with the UK-based Executive Director responsible for delivery of this business line, key
responsibilities of this role include:
 Coordination with CBBC sector teams in UK and China to develop and deliver pipelines
of companies in order to take them through to export success.
 Coordination with CBBC membership and services teams in UK and China to ensure
systems are in place to capture activity across CBBC's network e.g. Timely follow up for
research clients, support for members in growing business across China.
 Build and maintain strong relationships with DIT China teams within their central
management team and sector teams, ensuring that objectives and targets are aligned
and relationships between CBBC and DIT teams are productive.
 Build links with the GREAT team in the Embassy to ensure marketing collateral and
resource is understood by and available to CBBC teams for DIT events.
 Lead on development and delivery of monthly reports to DIT and CBBC senior
 Oversee coordination of Export Opportunities identifying new business leads for British
business from across the CBBC office network, and oversee support for resulting
discussions between relevant, interested UK companies and Chinese counterparts.
This post will ideally be based in Beijing. Travel across China will be required and occasional
travel to the UK.
The successful candidate will have the following attributes:
 +10 years of past experience of doing business in China,
 proven experience of managing diverse, dispersed teams
 strong account management and contract management experience and skills,
 Well-organised and efficient with excellent, proven database / spreadsheet skills.
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Proven experience of public speaking and representational roles
 Native English speaker but Mandarin strongly desirable
Application Process
We invite applications from qualified candidates to send a CV and cover letter to
DITBJ2017@cbbc.org.cn. Your cover letter, which should not exceed two pages, should explain
why you believe your skills and experience are a good fit for the role, and give an indication of
your salary expectations.
The closing date for applications is 18th May, 2017. We regret that only short listed candidates
will be notified and that applicants who fail to provide a covering letter will not be considered.
CBBC is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.