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Senior Manager, Investment Promotion (Berlin)

Join InvestHK’s Investment Promotion Team in Berlin 

InvestHK is looking for dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic applicants to join the investment promotion team within the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Berlin.  

Senior Manager, Investment Promotion (m/f/d)
Salary: 
The gross monthly starting salary is EUR 5.219, commensurate with relevant experience.


InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government tasked to attract and retain foreign direct investments in Hong Kong.  For more information, please visit www.investhk.gov.hk.
 
Hong Kong is one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and international cities.  As a leading international financial centre, Hong Kong is a premier business hub for companies expanding business in Asia and tapping into fast-growing opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, ASEAN and under the Belt and Road initiative.

Reporting to the Head, Investment Promotion, the Senior Manager, Investment Promotion will assist the Head in driving the investment promotion activities, achieving performance targets and managing project generation in our priority markets namely Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Switzerland covered by the HKETO in Berlin. Travel within Europe is required.  You will be highly goal driven and client centric, demonstrating excellent sales and client management skills. 


Main Job Duties

(i)    To support the Head, Investment Promotion in driving the promotion work for inward investment to Hong Kong in the geographic markets under the purview of HKETO(Berlin);
(ii)    To assist in implementing the annual geographic business plan for promoting inward investment to Hong Kong;
(iii)    To devise the list of target companies, in particular in priority sectors as identified by the Invest Hong Kong Head Office and those that can create valued employment in Hong Kong;
(iv)    To proactively reach out to target companies via conducting marketing activities and promotional campaigns as well as individual company visits and to provide timely advice and practical assistance to potential investors;
(v)    To organise and support investment promotion visits by sector teams and directorate from Invest Hong Kong Head Office;
(vi)    To develop links and networks with business multiplier organisations and identify opportunities that can help raise the profile of Hong Kong and Invest Hong Kong;
(vii)    To collect market intelligence and information on the sectors of interest;
(viii)    To maintain proper records of the contacts and leads generated as well as the aforementioned activities via various means including CRM, emails and file record;
(ix)    To support HKETO(Berlin) activities as and when required; and
(x)    To perform any other duties as assigned by the Head, Investment Promotion.


Entry Requirements

(i)    A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or International Marketing; a higher degree would be an advantage;
(ii)    Minimum of 7 years of international sales and/or business development experience, preferably in foreign direct investment promotion or economic development, at a managerial position;
(iii)    Excellent presentation and communication skills in English (business proficiency) and German (advanced level, i.e. CEFR C1); proficiency in other Central European languages would be an advantage; preferably native in one of the official languages in the eight countries where HKETO(Berlin) is the official representative of the HKSARG;
(iv)    Broad knowledge of the Central European economies and relevant working experience in Germany; experience of living and/or doing business in Hong Kong would be an asset; and
(v)    Eligible to take up employment in Germany without arrangement of work visa by the employer.


Terms of Appointment

The selected candidate will be appointed on contract term for a period of two years (including a probation of six months), with the possibility of long-term employment upon satisfactory performance during the first two years.


How to Apply

Applications by email in the form of a covering letter with full curriculum vitae in English.  In the curriculum vitae, please indicate whether you are native speaker of English or German.  If not, please indicate the level of your English and German under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  Supporting documents (e.g. certificates, reference letters) should also be provided for academic qualifications and working experience included in the curriculum vitae.

Your application should reach Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Berlin) by email at  job_berlin@hketoberlin.gov.hk (Attn: Head(Adm)) by 23:00 (Berlin time) on 16 October 2022 (Sunday)

Short-listed candidates would be invited for a written test cum interview in November 2022.  The successful candidate is expected to assume duties in December 2022/January 2023.  Applicants not receiving notification by 28 February 2023 should consider their applications unsuccessful.  

For details relating to the use of the personal information collected for the purpose of the recruitment and employment, please refer to the Privacy Notice on our webpage: www.hketoberlin.gov.hk/de/about_job.htm or contact our Data Protection Officer via email: dpo@hketoberlin.gov.hk.

Please visit www.hketoberlin.gov.hk for more information. 
For enquiries, please send to job_berlin@hketoberlin.gov.hk.

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