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Manager, Fintech, Investment Promotion Unit of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco

(An office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government)

(Salary: USD5,978 to USD10,030 per month)

Entry Requirements

(a) A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in business administration, finance, computer science, mathematics, economics or international marketing, or related fields; a higher degree (or equivalent) would be an advantage;
(b) Minimum of three years of experience in account management, journalism (in the Fintech industry), business development, marketing and project management within financial services, media or technology industry, or foreign direct investment promotion*; Preference would be given to those candidates with five years of relevant experience, or more;
(c) Knowledge and good understanding of Fintech and startup ecosystems and experience in working with or in the Fintech startup community in the US (or elsewhere). Investment promotion or economic development experience would be an advantage;
(d) Experience of living and/or doing business in Hong Kong would be an asset;
(e) Good networks within the US’s Fintech startup ecosystem is desirable;
(f) Excellent communication skills in English;
(g) Willing to travel within the US; and
(h) Eligible to take up employment in the US.

* The selected candidate with more than three years of relevant experience may be appointed at a higher salary.

Job Description

Reporting to the Head, Investment Promotion Unit (San Francisco), the Manager, Fintech will be responsible for the following duties:

(a) To support Heads, Investment Promotion Units and InvestHK’s teams in the US in implementing a strategy and business plan to attract Fintech companies, investors, talent and entrepreneurs from their respective geographic markets to Hong Kong and to promote the City as a global hub for Fintech;
(b) To provide initial support as part of a one-stop service platform to facilitate Fintech companies to set up and expand in Hong Kong;
(c) To build a strong network of Fintech startups and key stakeholders in the startup, technology, business and financial services community in the US through outreach work, and supporting and attending relevant events.;
(d) To work closely with Hong Kong teams to implement Fintech StartmeupHK Initiatives;
(e) To collect and analyse market intelligence and information to build market knowledge and recommend ways to improve Hong Kong’s competitiveness and attractiveness as a leading Fintech hub in Asia; and
(f) To carry out administrative work in the budget and resource management of the team; and
(g) To carry other work as required by management from time to time.

Term of Appointment

Two year fixed term contract, starting from April 2017, under a two-year ad hoc Fintech project. This post will lapse and the employment contract will not be renewed upon completion of the project.

Benefits

(a) Medical and dental insurance coverage (insurance premium to be shared by employer and employee on a 85:15 basis);
(b) vacation leave; and
(c) 10% end-of-contract gratuity, to be paid upon satisfactory completion of the employment contract.

Application

Please complete an application form which can be downloaded from www.hketosf.gov.hk and send application form by mail to the Office Manager at 130 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, U.S.A.

Applications should reach the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco by postal mail on or before 30 November, 2016.

Candidates who are shortlisted for a selection interview will receive an invitation in due course. All applicants, including those who are not residing in San Francisco, should make their own arrangements to attend the selection interview, if invited, at their own expense. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of application. If a candidate is shortlisted for a selection interview, original copies of certificates and transcripts of education, record of previous employment and written reference letters must be provided.

Enquiries

Any enquiries concerning the post should be sent to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco by post or by e-mail to hketosf@hketosf.gov.hk.

General Notes

(a) This is not a post on the civil service establishment. The candidate appointed is not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. He/she will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(b) The terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(c) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. Applicants with a disability are considered on equal terms with other applicants. If an applicant with disability is found suitable for employment, she/he will be given an appropriate degree of preference for appointment over other applicants.

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