New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Trade Commissioner, China

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

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Applications Close - End of Day: 31-08-2017



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NZTE works with some of New Zealand's most forward thinking companies, helping them grow internationally.We are looking for our next Trade Commissioner (TC) responsible for Southern China. This region is where China's economic miracle began and today it remains one of China's most economically dynamic areas with huge potential for our customers, particularly in theinnovation, technology and F&B sectors. The region includes powerhouse cities like Shenzhen and the high-growth Pearl River Delta region. The role is based in Guangzhou, which is the centre of the region, and with its proximity to vibrant Hong Kong, investment in infrastructure, and accessibility for international travel it's become a great 'lifestyle' city.

Leading a dedicated team in Guangzhou, the Trade Commissioner is a senior representative promoting New Zealand's commercial interests and supporting our customers to access, develop and secure business opportunities in market. As a member of the Greater China leadership team, you'll play a key part in implementing NZTE's strategic goals across the region.

To be successful in this role you'll be a seasoned people leader with a history of coaching team members to achieve new levels of high performance. You'll also have commercial expertise in an international environment (preferably China) and aspirations to learn and develop. You'll be a confident communicator with the ability to listen and understand the needs of different audiences and have strong relationship, stakeholder management and negotiation skills so you can maintain and leverage key strategic relationships across the region. An understanding of both the Chinese and New Zealand business cultures, with the ability to bridge these with the team, are critical in this role. Mandarin language skills and experience in technology or manufacturing sectors are desirable.

There's nothing like the sense of achievement you feel when our customers grow and succeed on the global stage,this is your chance to contribute. If you are looking for the opportunity to take ownership of a varied and challenging role within the Greater China leadership team we're keen to hear from you.

The appointment is for a minimum of three years. The successful candidate will likely commence their post offshore in early 2018 after receiving a thorough induction programme as well as language training (if needed). For more information about this role, please see the attached position description and apply online by Thursday 31st August 2017, 5.00pm (NZ time).

Note: this is an official representative role and the preferred candidate will be subject to a number of vetting processes including obtaining New Zealand Secret Security clearance. For most candidates this means being a NZ citizen.

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