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Head of Innovation and Technology

Salary: HK$93,710 per month   
(Ref: IRO/01/2020)

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) is looking for a dynamic, experienced, passionate and enthusiastic candidate as Head of Innovation and Technology. 

You will lead a team of sector specialists focused on clusters including Biomedical Technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Microelectronics, Smart Manufacturing and Smart City.  In collaboration with the InvestHK global team and key external stakeholders, you will be responsible for attracting and supporting Innovation and Technology (I&T) companies from overseas and the Mainland to set up and expand their operations in Hong Kong (e.g. Regional Headquarters, R&D and innovation Labs).  You and your team will demonstrate to investors the growing business opportunities in the I&T sector that can be seized in and via Hong Kong, and support them throughout their journey.  With a strong drive to deliver both results and impact, you will lead your team in Hong Kong, in the Mainland and overseas to achieve performance targets.

You will need to demonstrate: 
•    a deep understanding and knowledge of the I&T sector globally and Hong Kong’s business environment;  
•    robust business development and client-centric skills;
•    proven leadership and management of high-performing teams; and
•    a strong network in the I&T sector.

The position will require some international and Mainland travel.

InvestHK is a department of the HKSAR government tasked to attract and retain foreign direct investment in Hong Kong.  For more information about InvestHK, please visit our website www.investHK.gov.hk.

Duties
(i)    To lead the team in developing and maintaining a close business relationship with clients and stakeholders in the I&T sector. To ensure all client communication is conducted in a professional and timely manner.  To strive to improve and enhance our deliverable service offering;
(ii)    To ensure the sector team achieves its objectives and annual targets.  To initiate, develop and deliver a series of marketing initiatives which could include client engagements, events and investment promotion trips.  To build and develop relationships with key multipliers and encourage referrals;
(iii)    To build and update knowledge of key sub-sectors within I&T.  To identify Hong Kong’s unique selling proposition in the key focused sub sectors develop; and disseminate key opportunities and sales messages.  To map and proactively engage with strategic aftercare companies in Hong Kong.  To raise profile of InvestHK among existing investors in key sub-sectors by participating in and hosting network events;
(iv)    To coach, mentor, motivate and support team members; and
(v)    To carry out other duties as assigned by the management.

Entry Requirements
(a)    A minimum of 10 years of full-time work experience in account management, business development, marketing and project management in technology industry;
(b)    A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in sciences/engineering including AI, robotics, computer science, electronics engineering, information technology, biomedical or related fields; a higher degree (or equivalent) would be an advantage;
(c)    Good knowledge of and experience in the I&T sector and the startup ecosystem.  Investment promotion or economic development experience would be an advantage; and
(d)    Extensive networks within I&T sector and the startup ecosystem.

Terms of Appointment
The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for normally 24 months.  Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the department and the performance and conduct of the candidate.

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)    Candidate 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 the closing date of application:

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

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

As notifications will be sent to applicants by email, candidates should provide an accurate email address in their application.  Candidates 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 1076. Shortlisted candidates 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 1076

Closing Date: 23 January 2020, 5:00 pm (Hong Kong time)

General Notes:
(a)    Candidates 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. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service.  Candidates 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 candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.
(f)    It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible.  If a disabled candidate 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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