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Senior Manager, Investment Promotion (Berlin)

HONG KONG ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICE, BERLIN

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Berlin is the official representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) in commercial relations and other economic and trade matters in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Switzerland.  Its mission is to foster closer economic and trade ties between Hong Kong and these eight countries. Applications are now invited for the following position based in Berlin:

Senior Manager, Investment Promotion (m/f/d) 
The gross monthly starting salary is EUR 5.127, commensurate with relevant experience.

Requirements:
Qualification: A bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably in Business Administration or Economics, a higher degree would be an advantage
Experience: 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
Language: 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 used in the eight countries where HKETO Berlin is the official representative of the HKSARG.
Others: 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.  Eligible to undertake employment in Germany without further arrangement of work visa

Duties:
The Senior Manager, Investment Promotion reports to the Head, Investment Promotion.  He/She will be responsible for identifying, attracting and supporting companies to set up or expand in Hong Kong by engaging in strategic planning and execution of investment promotion activities, visits to top level executives of leading companies and providing assistance to potential investors in markets, namely Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary Poland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Switzerland covered by the HKETO in Berlin.

Employment terms:
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 post or 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.  

Your application should reach Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Jaegerstrasse 33, 10117 Berlin, Germany by post or job_berlin@hketoberlin.gov.hk by email (Attn: Head(Adm)) by 23:00 (Berlin time) on 30 June 2021 (Wednesday). 

Short-listed candidates would be invited for a written test cum interview in July 2021.  The successful candidate is expected to assume duties in August/ September 2021.  Applicants not receiving notification by 31 August 2021 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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