Career Opportunity | CanCham Events Manager

CanCham is hiring an Events Manager to lead, plan, manage, and execute many fantastic events, forums, roundtables, briefings, social events, and marquee events for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the wider community in Shanghai! We’re looking for new energy to plug into a great existing team at our resurgent and revitalized Chamber! If this sounds like you, then please read on to discover what this role has to offer!

Responsibilities of the Events Manager shall be, but not limited to, the following:

-Take full responsibility of events including the planning, delivering, and post-event management

-Create communication materials including proposals, presentations, and email drafts

-Manage vendor and supplier relationships, working closely with marketing coordinator and production teams

-Create event calendar for the entire year and budget management

-Meet yearly budget objectives as well as control budgets for all events

-Negotiate for venues, services, products and goods

-Initiate and organize social and business events with goal of servicing CanCham Members

-Manage relationships with outside parties, including other Chambers of -Commerce, government entities, etc, keeping in mind our Members’ best interests

-Maintain and develop current committee activities to create value for Members

-Develop potential new events and identify ways of enhancing events

-Recruit and manage interns and volunteers

-Coordinate and liaise with suppliers, venues, talents, sponsors and partners

-Develop and meet execution timelines

-Coordinate events on-site and execute

-Generate and recruit sponsorship for events

The Events Manager reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Marketing and Membership departments.


-Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably in a creative, marketing, communications, or event-related field

-Minimum 2 years of experience in event management and execution;

-Knowledge of Canadian culture;

-Good understanding of office administration, processes & procedures, and interrelationships;

-Excellent problem solving skills and capacity to adapt to various situations;

-Interpersonal skills (ex: good telephone manners, works well with team members);

-Ability to prioritize and manage various tasks in an efficient manner;

-Flexibility in work hours;

-Documentation and computer skills;

-Strong negotiation skill

-Fluent in both English and Mandarin, French would be an asset.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please submit resume and a cover letter to