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Senior Events Manager, CBBC

China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)/英中贸易协会

Location: Shanghai, China

Package: Competitive salary range between RMB 18, 000-RMB 20, 000, based on matched qualification and experiences

China Britain Business Council is the leading organisation helping companies to work together in China, the UK and third markets around the world. With over 60 years of experience, experts in 11 UK offices and 13 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 government to highlight export opportunities for UK companies and investment opportunities for Chinese organisations, and work closely with a range of partners across the UK and China, including the UK Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI).  For more information about us, please visit our website at http://www.cbbc.org. 

Responsibilities 

The successful applicant will also be responsible for planning, budgeting, execution of events and marketing the opportunities to reach the target audience. You will also work with the colleagues from across the team to ensure the events programme is organised and developed effectively. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for events logistic works, including but not limited to arrangement of venue selection and set-up, transportation, catering, AV equipment, onsite event support during events;
  • Draft and manage hard-cost quotation, and payments to external suppliers;
  • Managing high profiled events, dealing effectively with and meeting the expectations of different stakeholders and partners;
  • Organising seminars, receptions and other events on behalf of a variety of UK based clients and delivering them within an agreed budget;
  • The promotion of events services offered by CBBC, acquisition of new clients and servicing and care of existing client relationships. Understanding customer requirements and managing customer relationships;
  • Maintain relationships with government departments and agencies and industry contacts with whom we partner for events;
  • Proactively engaging with partners to deliver value added services to clients;
  • Delivering on revenue targets and managing costs effectively;
  • Proactively building on CBBC’s database to reach out to more British and Chinese companies actively developing trade together;

Requirements

The ideal candidate will be energetic, highly motivated, IT literate, an excellent organiser and communicator, an active listener and a team player with a proven ability to work independently.  Specific requirements for the role are as follows:

  • Prefer English native speaker, fluency in Mandarin would be highly desirable.
  • Bachelor degree or above.
  • Excellent language skills in English (written and oral), Chinese is.
  • 2-3 years’ relevantworking experiences in Events/Communication/PR Marketing fields.
  • Excellent events management skills, providing careful attention to details.
  • Demonstrable understanding of UK-China business issues.
  • Excellent team work and communication to deliver an active annual events programme.
  • Excellent client facing skills.
  • Have an understanding of budgeting.
  • A flexible and entrepreneurial style and a quick learner.
  • Skilled use of computer software: word, excel, PPT, etc.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV in both English and Chinese to EventsSH2018@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 14th January, 2018. 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.