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Job Title:
Trade Commissioner (E-Commerce), LE-09 (Anticipatory)

Starting Annual Gross Salary: RMB 395,087 (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:
16-10-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Working in the International Business Development team, as part of the Trade Commissioner Service within the Consulate General in Shanghai, under the direction of a Canadian-based Trade Commissioner, the incumbent is a Trade Commissioner primarily responsible for managing the Consulate General’s activities supporting Canadian clients in the Chinese E-Commerce sector.

Essential qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position, including but not limited to: commerce, finance, and economics

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

• A minimum of 2 years recent and direct experience in business development on behalf of foreign (non-Chinese) firms activities’ in the Chinese E-Commerce market;
• Experience in managing client and stakeholder relationships and in providing client service support to customers/clients;
• Experience in project management;
• Experience in providing strategic advice, briefings, and written reports to management and/or clients on international business issues; and
• Experience in using social media tools for promotion and/or to generate new business opportunities.

• Extensive knowledge of key Chinese E-Commerce platforms, including their presence in North America;
• In-depth understanding of Chinese government policy on e-commerce, including cross-border e-commerce;
• Knowledge of E-Commerce logistics channels for foreign products entering China;
• Knowledge of the role of foreign governments’ support of international businesses in China;
• Knowledge of the factors that influence market entry decisions for foreign companies evaluating e-commerce opportunities in China;
• Knowledge of Canadian e-commerce brands in China, in addition to major Canadian brands with China market potential;
• Knowledge of trends and recent developments in China E-commerce.

• Communicate effectively in English and Chinese, both orally and in writing;
• Build and sustain a network of contacts;
• Analyze information and provide strategic advice;
• Manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines;
• Use social media tools for promotion and/or to generate new business opportunities;
• Use of technology tools and data bases.

Personal suitability:
• Effective Interpersonal Skill – Accurate assessment
• Judgement – Applies advanced analytical strategies and exemplary judgement to complex issues
• Initiative – Implements longer-term strategic solutions
• Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation – Takes calculated entrepreneurial risks
• Teamwork and Cooperation - Works to build team commitment and spirit
• Client Focus – Uses a long-term perspective

Asset Qualifications:
• A graduate degree from a recognized university

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

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 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.)

If you have any questions, please send email to

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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