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Guangzhou – Commercial Officer – Alberta Office

Guangzhou – Commercial Officer – Alberta Office, LE-07 (Indeterminate) / Trade Commissioner – Trade Section, LE-07 (Term appointment for approximately 6 months)

Competition Number: 2017-LES- GANZU-044
Position Title: Guangzhou – Commercial Officer – Alberta Office, LE-07 (Indeterminate) /
Trade Commissioner – Trade Section, LE-07 (Term appointment for approximately 6 months)
Closing Date: 2017.9.10 (At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1)
Starting Annual Gross Salary: RMB 163,750 (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; 13 th month bonus and employer social insurance contributions are paid on top of the gross salary; salary is non-negotiable)
Location: Guangzhou

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 Guangzhou at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Guangzhou at own expense.

Summary of Duties:

Commercial Officer:
Under the general direction of the Senior Commercial Office, Alberta Guangzhou Office, coordinates programs to exploit local trade and investment opportunities for the province of Alberta and promote Alberta’s interests in the local market; researches and prepares both general and specific market studies and statistical reports relating to Alberta Trade and Investment activities in the region; advises on and assists in the implementation of trade and investment promotion programs including logistical arrangements for incoming visits and other events, using independent judgment and action; prepares written replies to inquiries on designated sectors from Alberta businesses, local business and Government officials; compiles market/ intelligence information for Alberta businesses; provides both written and oral interpretation in the Chinese language; carries out other duties as directed by the Senior Commercial Office.

Trade Commissioner:
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is a world-wide network of professionals dedicated to advancing Canada's global commerce. These professionals work with government and business to identify opportunities as well as obstacles to trade so that they can act on them to allow trade to happen. As a member of the Trade Commissioner Service, the Trade Commissioner will contribute to advancing Canada’s global commerce by, among others, developing and sharing knowledge of the marketplace; providing service, advice and information to clients; building relationships with clients and local contacts; doing troubleshooting as well as planning and executing events.

Mandatory Requirements:

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, OR an acceptable equivalent through the combination of education and work experience

Language:

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

Experience:
Minimum of three years’ recent experience in the following areas:

  • Experience in international commerce
  • Experience in providing client service
  • Experience in working and liaising with government departments and officials

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of international business (exporting, importing, investment, technology transfer, etc.)
  • MS Office Tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Abilities/skills:

  • Ability to write effective business correspondence in English and Chinese
  • Ability to research, interpret sources of information and synthesize data to respond to requests for information from clients
  • Ability to perform translation and interpretation from English to Chinese and vice versa

Personal suitability:

  • Client Focus – Acts to Improve Client Service
  • Effective Interactive Communication – Adapts Language to the Audience
  • Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation – Takes calculated entrepreneurial risks
  • Initiative – Plans Ahead
  • Judgement – Applies Sound Judgement in Difficult Situations
  • Networking/Alliance Building – Actively Seeks Relationship-Building Opportunities

Asset Criteria:

Preferred standing may be given to those candidates who also meet the following:

Language:

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

Experience:

  • Experience in working with visiting business and/or government delegation
  • Familiarity with the Province of Alberta (applies only for Alberta position)
  • Experience in the e-commerce industry or with the establishment of foreign companies in free trade zones (applies only for Trade position)

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of relevant topics such as Canadian and Chinese trade and investment business environment and practices; major areas and/or sectors of international trade; and/or Chinese government and industry structures, major economic and political issues

Organizational Needs:
Conditions 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

Operational Requirement:

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally as required

How to Apply:

Please click the link http://www.wfca-
tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=1916&source=PO
to complete your online application. 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 on the following aspects:

  • Area of Selection
  • Education
  • Language

Your Application Letter should also discuss your qualifications on:

  • Minimum of three years’ recent experience in in international commerce
  • Minimum of three years’ recent experience in working and liaising with government departments and officials
  • Minimum of three years’ recent experience in providing client service
  • Experience in working with visiting business and/or government delegation (asset)
  • Familiarity with the Province of Alberta (asset)
  • Experience in the e-commerce industry or with the establishment of foreign companies in free trade zones (asset)

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.)

If you have any questions, please send email to china-recruitment@international.gc.ca.

The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation.

The Government of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise us in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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