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Job Title:
Assistant Trade Commissioner

123,980 RMB (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; Employer share of social insurance contributions and 13th month bonus are paid by the employer on top of the gross salary; compensation is non-negotiable).

Vacancy type:




Closing date for applications:
05-07-2017 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is a world-wide network of professionals dedicated to advancing Canada's global commerce. These professionals work with government and business to identify opportunities as well as obstacles to trade so that they can act on them to allow trade to happen.
As a member of the Trade Commissioner Service, the Assistant Trade Commissioner will contribute to advancing Canada’s global commerce by, among others, developing and sharing knowledge of the marketplace; providing service, advice and information to clients; building relationships with clients and local contacts; doing troubleshooting as well as planning and executing events. Reporting to one or more Trade Commissioners, the Assistant Trade Commissioner also provides support to the Commercial Program.

Essential qualifications:
• Degree from a recognized university, OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience

• Proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
• Proficiency in Mandarin (reading, writing, listening and speaking)

Minimum one-year recent experience in every of the following areas:
• Experience in international commerce
• Experience in providing client service and office management
• Experience in working in a team environment

• Knowledge of international business (exporting, importing, investment, technology transfer, etc.)

• Ability to write effective business correspondence in English and Chinese
• Ability to research, interpret sources of information and synthesize data to respond to requests for information from clients
• Ability to perform translation and interpretation from Chinese to English and vice versa

Personal suitability:
• Client focus – Takes personal responsibility for correcting client problems
• Effective Interactive Communication – Checks understanding and clarity
• Effectiveness / Achievement Orientation – Finds innovative ways to improve performance
• Initiative – Takes action under pressure
• Judgment – Applies sound judgment when analyzing problems or situations
• Networking/Alliance Building – Identifies/approaches key stakeholder contacts

Asset Qualifications:
Preferred standing may be given to those candidates who also meet the following:

• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
• Experience working and liaising with Chinese government agencies and companies
• Experience in working with visiting business and/or government delegation

• Knowledge of relevant topics such as Canadian and Chinese trade and investment business environment and practices; major areas and/or sectors of international trade; and/or Chinese government and industry structures, major economic and political issues

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required;
• Able to travel domestically and internationally as required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China. Per Chinese regulations, the Embassy / Consulates can only facilitate working visas for Canadian citizens.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid “Reliability Status” security clearance.

Area of selection:
This position is open to external applicants residing in China and employees occupying an indeterminate or term position in China Missions who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date.

Important Notes:
We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application must include an Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae in English or French.
Your Application Letter should indicate why you meet the mandatory requirements on the following aspects:
• Area of Selection
• Education
• Language
Your Application Letter should also discuss your qualifications on:
• Experience in international commerce
• Experience in providing client service and office management
• Experience in working in a team environment
If you have any questions, please send email to
Please be advised that applications through email will NOT be considered, you must apply using the online application.

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