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Director, Business Environment, CBBC

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

Location: Beijing

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.

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union creates an unprecedented opportunity to reshape UK-China trade and investment related policy. At the same time China’s continued opening up and reform, including initiatives such as Belt & Road and Made in China 2025, are opening up new areas of opportunity. CBBC is appointing a Director, Business Environment to lead a small, dedicated team seeking a competitive and sustainable outcome both for our members and the wider British business community.

We are seeking an individual with excellent communication, research and analytical skills. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate logical decision-making whilst managing high-level projects. 

Main Responsibilities:

The Director, Business Environment will be required to lead, develop, and deliver CBBC’s strategic analysis output across a range of business issues, including areas such as market access, trade policy, intellectual property, and rule of law for business. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with the team to monitor policy development and the business environment in general, identifying what issues mean for UK-China trade relations and translating them into value/revenue generating products and services;
  • Develop thought leadership on research areas, initiatives and programmes including securing funding.

The Director, Business Environment will work closely with our teams across the UK and China as well as external partners.

Specific Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of international trade policy and business development issues
  • Exceptional analytical and writing skills (including bid-writing)
  • Experience of undertaking successful collaborative research.
  • A well-developed network of government/political contacts in China
  • A good understanding of UK-China trade and investment issues in the global context
  • An excellent understanding of principles and practice of performance management
  • Strong written/spoken Mandarin skills

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV in both English and Chinese to BEdirector2018@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 28th September, 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.