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Principle Business Development Manager

Trade and Investment Queensland China is seeking a Principal Business Development Manager to join our Chengdu team.

Job Title

Principal Business Development Manager

Business Unit

International Operations

Employment Type

Full-time, fixed term contract



Position Level

Locally Engaged Staff (LES)7

Total Annual Remuneration



Your contribution (key responsibilities and accountabilities):

  • Assist the Commissioner to lead and manage TIQ Chengdu to achieve trade outcomes and contribute to the administrative and operational management of the China network including reporting on activities and outcomes

  • Be responsible for delivering the export focused programs in the TIQ China business plan for the South-West region

  • Initiate and manage trade activities in the China market and coordinate and collaborate with TIQ colleagues as required

  • Maintain and strengthen Queensland’s position in China by development of strategic relations and networks with government representatives and business leaders

  • Under direction from the Commissioner, manage business missions and Ministerial visits including preparation of visit programs and accompanying Ministers and business delegations in Chengdu, and other parts of South China as directed

  • Guide and support Queensland companies to pursue trade and investment opportunities in China including providing market intelligence, business leads, advice, introductions, vetting of partners and assessing opportunities

  • Provide advice on trade and investment issues and opportunities for Queensland in China

  • Establish and maintain a close working relationship with stakeholder groups across China to assist Queensland exporters gain market entry

  • Work closely with and support Queensland agencies, industry groups and research and policy groups that are seeking to co-operate with counterpart organisations in China, including through co-operation agreements

  • Provide accurate and timely market intelligence and strategic advice to Queensland agencies, companies and industries about economic development and the business situation in China

*This role may require additional duties to be completed as directed

Key Capabilities

  • Thinks strategically and brings sound commercial acumen, an understanding of government and the credibility to contribute substantially to international trade and investment activities

  • Demonstrates a deep familiarity with China and other key markets in Australia, and 7-10 years business experience

  • Encourages creativity and innovation and demonstrates detailed knowledge in one or more of the Queensland Government’s key industry sectors

  • Demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication to accurately report progress and performance

  • Provides advice to stakeholders that is rigorously considered and supported by a clear rationale
    Practical experience in international business and/or qualifications in international business or a related discipline will be well regarded.High-level written/spoken English and Chinese language will be essential.

How to Apply

Submit your application by email to with SUBJECT - Principal BDM Chengdu by close of business on 5 April 2023. Make sure you include the following:

· A current resume; and

· A cover letter (1 page) telling us why you are interested in this role. This is your opportunity to tell us about your experience, what makes you the best person for the role and how you meet the key capabilities for the role (please do not restate your resume)

Please ensure your application is in English language.

NOTE: Application closes on Wednesday, 5 April 2023

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