Executive Director

CANCHAM

Website The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (CanChamHK)

Founded in 1977, CanChamHK is a proactive, non-profit, non-government body that provides an extensive networking platform for some 900 members with business interests in Canada, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the broader Asia-Pacific region. CanChamHK is one of the largest Canadian business organizations outside of Canada, is among the most active international chambers in Hong Kong, and is an influential business group with links across the broader Asia-Pacific. Like Canada itself, the Chamber’s strengths are built on the diversity of its members who range from blue-chip Canadian and well-known Hong Kong corporate names through to SMEs, individual entrepreneurs, government offices, Canadian university alumni and NGOs.

Executive Director’s ROLE

Under the Memorandum of Association (currently under review), CanChamHK may employ an Executive Director and other employees who shall be selected by the Executive Committee (ExCo) and whose duties and remuneration shall be determined by the Executive Committee. The Executive Director shall not have voting status. The Executive Director is a full-time paid employee.

POSITION SUMMARY

This individual will be passionate about Canada and about the unique Canada-Hong Kong relationship, and this passion will be palpable in the day to day execution of the Executive Director’s role and by the team members reporting to him or her.

The Executive Director of CanChamHK is accountable to the Chairman and Executive Committee, and is responsible for the successful performance of the CanChamHK Secretariat in executing the organization’s strategic objectives. The Executive Director will understand our Vision, support our Mission and operate consistently with our Values.

The Executive Director is accountable for managing and overseeing the day-to-day operation of CanChamHK’s full time staff in implementing CanChamHK’s strategic and financial plans. The Executive Director will contribute to public communications and media activities as directed by the Chairman and Officers and is expected to work closely with ExCo, our members and key external stakeholders. The Executive Director manages a team of approximately six staff plus any additional interns.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Membership Growth and Engagement – Drive, grow and develop a robust membership, including enhancing member retention and member engagement.
  • Networking – Provide networking and outreach opportunities for our members in the form of events of interest, and support and guide CanChamHK committees to maximize opportunities for productive and beneficial interactions for our CanChamHK community.
  • Relationship Management – Work closely to cultivate relationships with key partners and stakeholders, including engaging with government representatives from the Government of Canada, Canadian provincial governments and the Hong Kong government. Productively connect with relevant government official visits and inbound business or trade missions.
  • Financial and Business Management – Improve Chamber’s financial strength by managing our affairs to maintain a strong fiscal position, and to reinvest in areas most beneficial to our members.  Develop and implement annual business and financial plans.  Monitor and regularly report progress to the Officers and ExCo.
  • Leadership – Lead, develop and motivate a dynamic team. Cultivate a positive, open and caring performance culture and enhance employee morale.
  • Advocacy – Monitor political and policy developments and actively engage our members to contribute to a well informed and effective collective voice, under the leadership of the Chairman and the Executive Committee, to the Hong Kong and Canadian governments on public policy issues of member concern.

 

KEY STAKEHOLDERS

  • ExCo Members
  • CanChamHK Members
  • Corporate Sponsors
  • Chairpersons, Members and Volunteers of Support Committees and Interest Committees
  • Canadian Government Offices including the Consulate General of Canada and Provincial Government Offices
  • Canadian, Hong Kong and China business communities
  • Hong Kong Government officials
  • Alumni of Canadian education institutions and their associations
  • Other local and international business chambers
  • Members of the Governors’ Council

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Over 10 years of business management experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to relationship management and client satisfaction
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • Advanced communication and negotiation skills
  • Highly developed people management and team building skills, with demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate
  • Excellent knowledge of Canada and activities of Canadian businesses in Hong Kong and Asia
  • Strong business planning and financial management skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to support and execute the strategic direction of the group and capitalize on trends/opportunities
  • Experience in working with social media is an asset

 

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume with a cover letter, current & expected salary and anticipated start date to HR@cancham.org on or before 2 March 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  

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To apply for this job email your details to HR@cancham.org