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Business Development Executive(Family Office)

Salary: HK$47,820 per month 
(Ref: BDE/01/2022)

InvestHK is looking for a passionate professional to join its Global Family Office Team

The Global Family Office (FO) Team is a strategic initiative carried out by InvestHK in conjunction with other government bureaux and departments, regulators and financial services industry stakeholders. The team will develop and implement strategies to position Hong Kong as a leading family office hub in Asia and generate leads from overseas and Mainland clients supporting them to set up and grow in Hong Kong. One of the key missions for the Global FO team is to collaborate with various industry partners and government bureaux/departments to create and enhance the ecosystem that will support global family offices.

The Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and high calibre professional with proven experience in banking/family office/relevant professional services to join us in Hong Kong. You will work closely with the InvestHK global network and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices in major cities around the world.

This role requires a balance of business development, marketing communications, event management, partnership development and client servicing expertise.  You will collaborate with other sector teams at InvestHK Headquarters as well as external stakeholders to create synergies. 

You will need to demonstrate: 
•    proven experience in implementing targeted promotional programmes/events to align with the team’s growth strategy and business priorities;  
•    strong project management skills and adaptability to manage multiple touchpoints and respond quickly to changes in priorities;
•    previous experience in collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders including government bodies on event management, client support and marketing programmes; and
•    ability to work independently under pressure to meet performance targets and as a team player.

Duties
(i)    To attract foreign direct investment, including the identification of and reaching out to Mainland and overseas family offices which plan to establish an office or expand in Hong Kong;
(ii)    To facilitate family offices in setting up/expanding businesses in Hong Kong, including engagement of its stakeholders such as financial services sector, air/ship leasing companies, regulatory-related organisations and industry associations, conducting market research, answering enquiries from clients, preparing marketing materials, etc.;
(iii)    To organise and attend promotional activities/events such as round-tables, seminars, sponsored events and duty visits to promote Hong Kong’s financial services and family office sector and build rapport with stakeholders; 
(iv)    To lead projects independently and ensure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)/reporting are met on a timely basis; 
(v)    To update the information stored in dedicated FO website, pitchbook, re-insurance and/or captive insurance and related marketing materials; and
(vi)    To perform other administrative tasks and ad hoc duties as required.

Entry Requirements
(a)    A Bachelor’s degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent, preferably in finance, business administration or related subjects; 
(b)    Minimum three years of relevant full-time work experience gained in business development, event management, public relations and/or marketing; 
(c)    Good knowledge of digital and social media marketing is an advantage;
(d)    Advanced level in Microsoft PowerPoint, proficiency in the application of common business software (including Microsoft Word and Excel) as well as Chinese and English word processing; and
(e)    Excellent English and Chinese written communication skills.  Fluency in English, Cantonese and Putonghua is a must.  Proficiency in another language will be an advantage.

Terms of Appointment 
Successful applicant will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.  

Fringe Benefits
(a)    An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract.  Such gratuity, if granted, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will equal 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period; and
(b)    Applicant appointed will be granted 14 days of annual leave.  Other benefits, such as rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), maternity/ paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted mainly in line with the provisions of the Hong Kong Employment Ordinance.

How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following items on or before 18 August 2022, 5:00 p.m. (Hong Kong time):

(i)    an application letter setting out in detail why the applicant considers himself/ herself suitable for the position; and
(ii)    a full curriculum vitae (CV) to the email address: job@investhk.gov.hk; and
(iii)    an on-line application by using the G.F. 340 On-line Application System at the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).  

Applications without any of the above or late submission will not be processed.

As notifications will be sent to applicants by email, applicants should provide an accurate email address in their application.  Applicants are responsible for checking their emails to ensure that notification(s) could be duly received.

If no acknowledgement/ confirmation email is received after seven working days from the closing date of application, please contact this department by phone at 3107 1073 or by email to job@investhk.gov.hk.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited for selection interviews within six weeks from the closing date of application.  Those who are not invited for selection interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Email Address: job@investhk.gov.hk

Enquiry Tel. No.: 3107 1073

Closing Date: 18 August 2022, 5:00 p.m. (Hong Kong time)

General Notes
(a)    Applicants must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b)    As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment.  The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c)    Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Applicants appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service.  Applicants appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d)    The entry pay, 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.
(e)    Where a large number of applicants meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified applicants for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted applicants will be invited to recruitment examination and/or interview.
(f)    It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled applicant meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/ written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting.  Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former.  The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(g)    Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by e-mail. 

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