Head of Fairs, Events & Delegations Jobs

German Industry & Commerce Greater China | Shanghai, Shanghai, China

About Company:

DEinternational is an integral part of the network of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce Abroad (AHK), with around 140 offices in 92 countries. In China services offered under the brand DEinternational are provided by the 8 offices of the German Industry & Commerce (GIC). GIC provides tailor-made services to help its clients succeed. It specializes in the Chinese market and supports companies with a wide range of services.

About this job:

The department “Fairs, Events & Delegations” (FED) offers One-stop-exhibition services incl. trade fair participation and pavilion organization. Additionally, FED offers professional and tailor-made event management as well as full support for business and government delegations to China.

We offer you the opportunity – at our Shanghai office – to work alongside a dedicated, dynamic team in a challenging, international environment with plenty of room for your own ideas and creativity.

Tasks / Responsibilities:

  • Actively lead a team of currently 6 members
  • Provide leadership for planning, implementation and controlling of all ongoing projects
  • Responsible for the strategic development of the whole department as well as its services and products. Close coordination with the top management and other departments in the GIC offices is required to ensure adherence to office strategies and regulations
  • Supervise and control the financial performance of the department
  • Briefings, public appearances as well as attendance of official events within the scope of delegations, events and trade fairs
  • Actively support other offices of GIC Greater China to develop and execute trade fairs, events and delegations
  • Build and maintain working relationship with key industry partners, multipliers and clients, including German ministries, DIHK, the German Consulate Shanghai, Germany Trade & Invest, other trade and economic development agencies, industry associations and chambers
Requirement:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor or higher degree, preferably in the field of business administration
  • At least 5 years working experience in the field of event management and/or trade fair services, working experience in China is a plus; at least 2 years in team leader or management position
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and German; knowledge of Chinese is preferred
  • Excellent skills in project management, a superior aptitude for analyzing working procedures as well as the ability to think strategically in order to improve and develop the department, its services and the business
  • High level of personal integrity, reliability and interpersonal skills. Strong communication, presentation and selling skills
  • Events and major deadlines require a flexible work schedule and willingness to work extended hours
  • Regular travel across Asia, China and Germany is required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint and familiarity with CRM systems
Native Language: Does not matter
Working Experience: above 5 years
How to apply:

Please submit your resume with recent photo and cover letter including salary requirements and earliest availability to personnel@sh.china.ahk.de

Applicants must be able to obtain a work visa/be eligible to work in the People’s Republic of China.

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