Events Manager, Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

Join the Canadian Chamber of Commerce for unlimited opportunities and fun! CanCham Shanghai is now hiring an Events Manager to lead the event team on a wide range of events and projects. The Events Manager reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Departments of Membership and Marketing, and is supported by the Events Coordinator.

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

  • Create event calendar and budget for the Chamber in consultation with the Executive Director;
  • Initiate and organize social and business events with goal of educating and servicing CanCham Members;
  • Manage relationships with outside parties, including other Chambers of commerce,  government entities, etc, keeping in mind the Members’ best interests;
  • Maintain and develop current committee activities to create value for Members;
  • Develop potential new events and identify ways of enhancing events;
  • Meet yearly budget objectives as well as create and control budgets for specific events;
  • Recruit team members and/or volunteers when required;
  • Coordinate and liaise with suppliers, venues, talents, sponsors and partners;
  • Develop and meet execution timelines;
  • Work with Media & Communications Manager for the media and promotion of events;
  • Coordinate events onsite and execute according to the Chamber’s standards;
  • Generate and recruit sponsorship.

Other duties include but aren’t limited to:

  • Create communications materials including proposals, presentations and notices;
  • Service partners, sponsors and clients;
  • Negotiate for venues, services, products and goods;
  • Manage interns ;

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • College or University graduate;
  • 2 years relevant experience;
  • Canadian passport holder or native knowledge of Canadian culture;
  • Good understanding of office administration, processes & procedures, and interrelationships;
  • Excellent problem solving skills and capacity to adapt to various situations;
  • Self-starter and sense of ownership;
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in written and verbal English;
  • Proficiency in French and/or Chinese is an asset.

Please submit resumes to hr@cancham.asia