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Director of North China, CBBC

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) helps UK companies grow and develop their business in China, via a network of 15 offices in China and 10 in the UK. Our mission is to help UK companies of all sizes and sectors, whether new entrants or established operations, access the full potential of one of the fastest growing markets in the world.

We deliver a range of practical services, including advice and consultancy, market research, event management, trade missions and exhibitions, and company set-up. Through 60 years of engagement, we have built up exceptional connections with government and business across China.

CBBC works closely with a range of partners across the UK and China, including UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).  For more information about us, please visit our website at http://www.cbbc.org.

The China-Britain Business Council is seeking a dynamic individual to join CBBC’s senior management team in China, as the role of Director North China and Chief Representative, Beijing.

The successful candidate will be based in Beijing, lead on the growth of a number of key business areas. As the Legal Representative person of CBBC Beijing, the post-holder is responsible for the overall success of CBBC in North China region. The post-holder will report to the Executive Director of China.

Main Responsibilities:

Membership sales, retention and interaction: leading on growing, retaining and servicing the CBBC membership based in the region.

Stakeholders Relations: Representing CBBC and business development with key stakeholders, such as Chinese and UK governments, British Chamber/other partners and business associations.

Events: Directing a team of 3 offices which deliver lots of business events a year for CBBC members, partners and clients in the region.

Leads CBBC regional offices in Shenyang and Qingdao.

Operation and Office Management: directing a team of 3 offices, to provide and manage day-to-day operational relevant works and to be ultimately responsible of the smooth running of an office of 80 staff members.

Launchpad Services: working with Launchpad Director, overview and responsible overall delivery.

Requirements:

  • Degree-level education or above
  • Fluency in English is essential and Chinese language skills highly desirable
  • High level of integrity and emotional intelligence
  • Proactive and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership and management skills and experience
  • Multi-tasking, prioritisation and time-management skills are essential
  • Ability and confidence to navigate and negotiate with multiple partners and stakeholders at senior level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable presenting and communicating to senor business and government leaders
  • 8-10 years plus relevant in professional/business services, management consulting or/and client facing roles
  • Experience of working in complex multi-partner environments in the provision of advice on trade & investment is highly desirable

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV in both English and Chinese to dirbj2017@cbbc.org.cn. Your cover letter should explain why you believe your skills and background are a good fit for the role and give an indication of your salary expectations.

The closing date for application is 15th November 2017. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified. Applicants who fail to provide a cover letter will not be considered.

Telephone enquiries and personal visits will NOT be accepted.