The Canada China Business Council is currently seeking a Director, Ontario Chapter, co-located with the CCBC corporate office in downtown Toronto. This is a dynamic, demanding and entrepreneurial position with diverse responsibilities, including member service management and member recruitment, event management, government relations, and determining how CCBC can develop and adapt its services to the needs of Ontario-based companies working with China, and for Chinese companies investing or conducting business in the region.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Identify and recruit prospective corporate members
- Communicate regularly with existing members; maintain positive relationships to help ensure membership retention – including interaction with high level C-Suite executives
- Drive membership retention by delivering excellent corporate member service on a variety of Canada-China business issues/requests
- Plan, prepare, and execute high-quality CCBC events, identify future event opportunities and build a compelling annual calendar of engaging events
- Identify and create opportunities for CCBC service contracts, including delegation/mission services and incubation center rental/HR services
- Promote awareness of the CCBC and its services throughout the province and beyond
- Prepare annual budget and business plan. Ensure all activities are within agreed budgetary parameters
- Create and communicate sponsorship packages and benefits
- Management of a direct report – the Ontario Chapter Program Manager
- Monitor important developments in local politics (provincial and municipal)
- File Chapter status reports and update member database (CRM)
- Coordinate with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver regarding Council’s activities and initiatives, as well as incoming and outgoing missions when required
- As assigned, assist with planning and implementation of other CCBC-related activities, regardless of location. Some local & international business travel may be required.
- University degree with a major in Business or International Relations preferred, graduate degree an asset
- Travel and work experience in China. Deep understanding of Canadian and Chinese business cultures, history, and Canada-China relations required.
- Strong familiarity with the business, government, academic and NGO communities in Ontario
- Excellent event management skills, with a minimum of three years of experience
- Fluent in spoken and written English. Mandarin Chinese and/or French skills a definite asset but not required
- Exceptional communication, business development and networking abilities. Diligent relationship building and dedicated follow-through. Professional appearance and comportment is a must.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment while performing complex duties simultaneously, and handle pressure and confidential matters with tact and discretion
- Ability to research information relevant to the needs of members, as well as identify potential member companies based on their opportunities to succeed in China
- Strong organizational and administrative skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
- Great team player, able to work with remote management and colleagues across multiple cities
- Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications
- Entrepreneurial spirit/scaling a small business experience a definite asset
All applications must be submitted to HR[at]ccbc.com by January 25, 2019. No telephone inquiries please – only electronic applications will be responded to. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
(Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only).