Strategic Advisor-Greater China

Strategic Advisor-Greater China

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

  • Are you experienced in working in a cross-cultural environment and taking a collaborative approach to achieve goals?

  • Do you have a strong background in providing both strategic and operational support?

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

Reporting  to the Commissioner for Victoria to Greater China, this position will  require an understanding of the export promotion process and the ability  to enable Victorian businesses to plan and execute their market  development activities.

About the Role

Classification: Locally Engaged Staff

Salary Ranage: Commensurate with Experience

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

Employment Type: Full Time, Fixed (2 Years)

Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrated experience in the  provision of strategic advice in the areas of trade and investment  within a geographically diverse business environment.

  • Experience in managing complex and  sensitive issues and the provision of high level organisational  executive support, often within short timeframes.

  • Highly developed consultation and  negotiation skills, resulting in the establishment and maintenance of  cross-sector partnerships.

  • 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.

The  Strategic Advisor will work collaboratively across the China offices to  support the Commissioner in achieving the VGTI objectives and key  initiatives in-market.

Benefits

We offer a competitive package of  benefits. The position includes the opportunity to undertake  international travel to Australia and the Greater China region. 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 hold 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.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience in the  provision of strategic advice in the areas of trade and investment  within a geographically diverse business environment.

  2. Experience in managing complex and  sensitive issues and the provision of considered, strategic advice and  solutions, often within short timeframes.

  3. Highly developed consultation and  negotiation skills, resulting in the establishment and maintenance of  cross-sector partnerships.

  4. Knowledge of contemporary trends and  developments, including legislation, economic climate and funding  initiatives, in an environment subject to rapid change and development.

  5. Comprehensive understanding of the  statutory and regulatory environment in Greater China, as it relates to  the operation of a foreign representative office.

  6. Strong interpersonal and written  communication skills in both English and Mandarin Chinese are essential  in the development of effective relationships at senior levels.

  7. Ability to provide effective support to staff in remote locations.

Contact Info

Further information regarding this opportunity can be obtained from the Startegic Advisor, Greater China via email: michael.baird@global.vic.gov.au

To be considered for this position applications must contain:

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

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

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Applications close at midnight on 4 July 2021 (AEST). If you experience any difficulty in lodging your application online, please email internationalhr@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

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