Program Manager, BC Trade and Investment Office in Shanghai

bc The British Columbia Trade and Investment Office (BCTIO) in Shanghai represents Canada’s British Columbia province in trade and investment promotion and economic development with partners in the East China region.

Our BCTIO Shanghai office advances British Columbia’s global leadership in diverse industries including green technology, natural resources, film & new media, and foods & agriculture. It also promotes other sectors and activities, including education, tourism and investment attraction. For more information please refer to the following URL: http://www.britishcolumbia.ca

We are now seeking qualified candidates to fill a Program Manager position based in Shanghai. The Program Manager role is business development and client development driven and given a high degree of autonomy to achieve its objectives while working with an international and entrepreneurial team.

The main responsibilities of the Program Manager are:

  • Investment and Trade promotion program planning and execution with a heavy emphasis on client interaction and development.
  • Marketing and corporate outreach including active participation in key industry tradeshows and forums, delivery of presentations on the benefits of business between China and Canada to Chinese executives, and interaction with Chinese government bodies involved in the promotion of trade and investment.
  • Analysis and recommendation on program planning and delivery in key industry segments.
  • Supporting the Greater China delivery of services to Canadian and Chinese clients.

We are seeking a highly motivated experienced professional to join our team with the following skill set and experiences:

  • Minimum 5 years working experience in the areas of international trade and investment promotion, marketing, or business development. Proven track record in client face to face interaction and self motivated program development.
  • Experience in planning and organizing incoming and outgoing business missions as well as trade show and convention participation and other corporate events.
  • Experience working on behalf of a national or sub-national government – such as a Consular trade office or state / provincial level trade and investment office.
  • University degree in business, economics, marketing, or public relations.
  • Based in Shanghai with work/life experience in East China region a plus.
  • Native level communication skills in Mandarin and fluent English language skills – reading/writing.
  • Experience and exposure in the following industrial sectors preferred:
    • ICT/New Media – electronic gaming / animation / post-production
    • Life Sciences
    • Transportation
    • Resources & Energy
    • Finance and banking

The most important attributes are to have an international outlook, strong communication skills, and being able to demonstrate initiative.

Candidates interested in this role should send their CV and a brief cover letter in the email body (Attention: Hiring Manager) to shanghai@britishcolumbia.ca with the email subject heading as “Program Manager – [YOUR NAME]” by December 5, 2014. Candidates will be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis.