Deputy Managing Director and Chief Representative

We are seeking a dynamic Deputy Managing Director and Shanghai China Representative. You will report to the CBBC Managing Director and Chief China Representative, based in Beijing. You will be a member of the CBBC Executive Committee, thus helping to shape the overall direction of CBBC. You will support the Managing Director in leading our Network of 13 Representative Offices across China, under the overall direction set by the CBBC Board and Group Chief Executive.

You will direct our government engagement and wider public affairs work in Eastern China, representing CBBC at the highest levels of business and government. You will design and implement a proactive programme of engagement with key Chinese stakeholders at provincial and municipal level. You will help to shape CBBC’s approach to leading policy issues of the day, including market access, intellectual property rights and major government programmes.

The role will require regular travel within China and some public speaking in both English and Chinese.
This is a demanding role demanding strong self-motivation, good self-management and well developed interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with strong analytical skills and an inclusive, progressive approach to management.
Specific requirements for this role are:
Recent China business experience
Experience of staff management in China
Understanding of the challenges faced by UK businesses trading with and investing in China
The ability to perform confidently and persuasively with senior interlocutors
Excellent presentation skills
Financial literacy
Fluent English and Advanced Chinese (HSK-5, CEFRL-C1 or equivalent)

Interested candidates are invited to send a letter explaining how your personality and experience meet our requirements together with detailed CV in both English and Chinese, an indication of your current salary and expected salary to the following email address:

We regret that only short listed candidates will be notified and that applicants who fail to provide a covering letter will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is 28th July, 2019.
Telephone enquiries and personal visits will NOT be accepted.
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The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is the leading business network promoting trade and investment between the UK and China.  As a not-for-profit membership organisation, we are run by business, for business.   Through our unrivalled heritage, experience and close partnerships with both the UK and Chinese Governments dating back to 1954, we are uniquely well placed to articulate the needs and views of business in a rapidly expanding and increasingly complex commercial relationship.  The advice and support which we deliver to our 900+ members in every sector and across every region and to our private clients has helped build British export capability to the point where Greater China is now the UKs third largest market.