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Job Title:
Senior Business Development Officer, Invest Quebec Office in Beijing (Anticipatory)

RMB 343,657 (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:
24-09-2017 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The Senior Business Development Officer is a local employee of the Government of Quebec who works autonomously and reports to the Director, America’s and Asia, contributes to Quebec’s economic development by prospecting, stimulating and attracting Foreign Direct Investment from Chinese companies to the province of Quebec in accordance with Invest Quebec’s policies as well as carries out foreign investment prospecting and strategic financing operations.

Essential qualifications:
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university

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

• A Minimum of 5 years of recent experience in international commerce, trade promotion and investment attraction
• Experience in working and liaising with government departments and officials
• Experience in working with visiting business and/or government delegations

• Knowledge of international business (exporting, importing, investment, technology transfer and commercialization)
• Working knowledge of key industry sectors in the Province of Quebec
• Working knowledge of industry sectors, provincial and municipal government and key business and professional associations in China

• Ability to write effective business correspondence and business or event reports in English and Chinese
• Ability to identify the business leads, such as investment or trade and ability to track and ability to close the deal
• Ability to research, interpret sources of information and synthesize data to respond to requests for information from clients
• Ability to provide strategic advice and make recommendations
• Ability to perform translation and interpretation from Chinese to English and vice versa

Personal suitability:
• Client Focus – Uses a long-term perspective
• Effective Interactive Communication – Communicates for maximum results
• Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation – Takes calculated entrepreneurial risks
• Initiative – Implements longer-term strategic solutions
• Judgement – Applies advanced analytical strategies and exemplary judgement to complex issues
• Networking/Alliance Building – Builds a network of contacts

Asset Qualifications:
• Master degree from a recognized university

• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

• Experience in interacting with Quebec government offices, companies, organizations and/or education institutions

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.

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.

An eligibility list may be established from this process to staff potential vacancies that may arise within this domain on indeterminate, term or Emergency basis.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those invited to further assessment will be contacted. Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information so that you can be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.)

Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in Beijing at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Beijing at their own expense.

If you have any questions, please send email to

For more information about this position please open the following document:

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