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Job Ref:
3270

Job Title:
Trade Commissioner (Anticipatory)

Salary:
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:
Indeterminate

Level:
Officer

Classification:
LE-07

Location:
Shanghai

Closing date for applications:
27-05-2019 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 Trade Commissioner, you will be expected to 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. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to play a particularly key role in supporting Canadian companies targeting opportunities in China’s agri-food and seafood trade.

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

Language:
• Proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
• Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

Experience:
• Significant experience in international business development, on behalf of foreign firms exporting to China
• Significant experience providing client service
• Experience in working and liaising with government departments and officials

Knowledge:
• Knowledge of international business (exporting, importing, investment, technology transfer, etc.)
• Chinese trade & business environment and practices, as well as Chinese government and industry structures, major economic and political issues
• MS Office Tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Abilities/skills:
• 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 English to Chinese and vice versa

Personal suitability:
• Client Focus - Acts to improve client services
• Effective Interactive Communication - Adapts language to the audience
• Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation - Taking calculated entrepreneurial risks
• Initiative - Plans ahead
• Judgement - Applies sound judgment in difficult situations
• Networking/Alliance Building – Actively seeks relationship-building opportunities

Asset Qualifications:
Language:
• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

Experience:
• Experience in working with visiting business and/or government delegations
• Experience working in China’s agri-food sector with established relationships with Chinese agri-food importers, distributors and retailers including e-commerce platforms.
• Experience analyzing and reporting on emerging policies and market trends

Knowledge:
• 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
• Knowledge of key challenges and related commercial opportunities for Canadian agri-food companies in the Chinese market.

Organizational Needs:
n/a

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. 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 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 in Shanghai.

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 china-recruitment@international.gc.ca.
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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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