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Job Title:
Commercial Officer, Québec Office in Shanghai

Starting Annual Gross Salary: RMB 206,184 (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; 13th month bonus and employer social insurance contributions are paid on top of the gross salary; salary is non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:




Closing date for applications:
05-04-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
As a member of the Department of Economic Affairs, you will help to promote Québec's international trade by, among other things, developing and sharing market knowledge; providing services, advice and information to clients; establishing relationships with clients and local contacts; solving problems as they arise, as well as planning and holding activities.

Essential qualifications:
• Minimum a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience

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

• Minimum two years’ recent experience in international commerce, trade promotion and investment attraction
• Experience in working with business delegations
• Experience in interacting with government offices and international companies and organizations

• Knowledge of international business (exporting, importing, investment, technology transfer and commercialization)
• Working knowledge of key industry sectors in Québec
• Working knowledge of industry sectors, provincial and municipal government and key business and professional associations in East, West and South China.

• Ability to identify the business leads, such as investment or trade and ability to track and ability to close the deal
• Ability to utilize the most up-to-date communication technology to enhance her/his presentation
• Ability to write effective business correspondence and business or event reports in French and Chinese
• Ability to research, interpret sources of information and synthesize data to respond to requests for information from clients
• Ability to provide concise summary of different source of information to her/his supervisor and to present key messages of Québec to the Chinese audience
• Ability to perform translation and interpretation from Chinese to French and vice versa

Personal suitability:
• Client Focus – Acts to Improve Client Service
• Effective Interactive Communication – Adapts Language to the Audience
• Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation – Taking calculated entrepreneurial risks
• Initiative – Plans Ahead
• Judgement – Applies Sound Judgement in Difficult Situations
• Networking/Alliance Building – Actively Seeks Relationship-Building Opportunities

Asset Qualifications:
• Master degree from a recognized university

• Experience in interacting with government offices, businesses, organizations, regional export promotion organizations, industry clusters and industry associations.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required
• Ability 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. Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in Shanghai at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Shanghai at his/her own expense.

Important Notes:
Please be advised that applications through email will NOT be considered, you must apply using the online application.

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 as listed under: the Area of Selection; Education; Language and Experience.

Please be advised that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The results of this competition may also be used to create an eligibility list to staff similar openings of either indeterminate or term duration which may arise at the Consulate General.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information so that you can be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.)

You should receive a confirmation message from the system should you successfully submitted your application. If you don’t receive the receipt, please contact us at
The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation.

The Government of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise us in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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