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Investment Director, Shanghai

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Investment Director, Shanghai

  • Do you want to make a real contribution to the success of the State of Victoria internationally?

  • Are you looking to work collaboratively in a dynamic cross-cultural environment?

  • Do  you have demonstrated experience in investment attraction, together  with a detailed understanding of the regional and global business  investment environment?

About the Role

  • Classification: Locally Engaged Staff (LES)

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

  • Work Location: Victorian Government Trade & Investment (VGTI) office, Shanghai

  • Employment Type: Fixed Term (2 years)

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior  professional with an extensive background in investment promotion and  business development, together with a detailed understanding of the  global business environment (in particular as it relates to China and  Victoria, Australia), to join the Victorian Government Trade &  Investment (VGTI) network.

Reporting to the Commissioner for Victoria to Greater China, this  position is responsible for leading the Investment function in  Shanghai, which promotes economic development for Victoria, Australia,  through the attraction of new investment.

Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience in providing strategic direction and establishing  effective targets, and knowledge of the major issues which impact on  the ability to attract international investment to Australia and  Victoria from the region.

  • Proven and extensive knowledge of  Australian and Victorian business environments, including key industry,  economic and socio-political drivers, with extensive background  experience in developing and executing a Foreign Direct Investment  strategy.

  • Demonstrated and up to date understanding of Victorian  industry sectors, particularly food & fibre, international  education, health & med tech, new energy technology, professional  services and retail, transport, and construction.

The successful candidate for this locally engaged position will  be responsible for all arrangements in relation to relocation expenses  (if applicable), their accommodation and day-to-day living expenses.


We offer a competitive package  of benefits. The position includes the opportunity to undertake  international travel to Australia and within China. We are committed to  building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements,  provide personal and professional development programs and support ways  of working that help employees balance work and life. Training and  development programs are also encouraged.

Employment Eligibility

Applicants must be a citizen, Permanent Resident or qualify for a valid work permit or visa for China.

The successful applicant will be subject to extensive background  checks, including through relevant law enforcement authorities.

The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes  applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including veterans and  people who have a disability, and people from varied cultural  backgrounds.

Contact Information

Further information  regarding this opportunity can be obtained from Brett Stevens,  Commissioner for Victoria to Greater China, via email:

To be considered for this position applications must contain:

  1. A statement addressing each of the numbered key selection criteria outlined in the position description, AND

  2. A  current curriculum vitae listing relevant qualifications and/or  registrations, details of employment history and relevant skills.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 4 September (AEST). If you experience any difficulty in lodging your application online, please email

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