Executive Assistant to the Science & Technology Officer for China of Flanders Investment & Trade

Flanders Investment and Trade
Full Time
3 weeks ago

The Commercial Section of the Consulate General of Belgium in Guangzhou - Flanders Investment and Trade is offering a full-time position as

Executive Assistant to the Science & Technology Officer for China of Flanders Investment & Trade

About FIT:

Belgium is a key international economic player, ranked 13th in the world for both exports and imports. Flanders is the largest region of Belgium with Brussels as its capital. Flanders is the main economic driver of the country and is ranked as a regional innovation leader in Europe.

Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) is the trade and invest promotion agency for the region of Flanders. The Guangzhou office within the Consulate General of Belgium also houses the Science & Technology Officer, who is one of 10 global Science & Technology Officers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated colleague who will be part of our small team.

Main tasks:

You will be responsible for assisting the Science and Technology Officer China to support Flemish tech companies to be successful in China, and attract China tech investments to Flanders, by:

  • Conducting market research and business intelligence
  • Analyze, research and requests of Flemish tech companies
  • Prepare bilingual presentations
  • Set up and prepare business matching meetings and tech related professional activities (physical, on-line and hybrid)
  • Database Management (CRM) & Knowledge Management
  • Administrative support of the Science & Technology Officer

You will be closely collaborating with the team of Flanders Investment & Trade in Guangzhou.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Fluency in spoken and written Mandarin and English
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications (MS Outlook, Word, PPT, Teams,…) and online media
  • Analytical, well-organized, hands-on, eye for detail and creativity are valued skills
  • Experience preparing compelling professional presentations for business audience
  • Team player experienced with hybrid working style
  • Education and/or professional experience in digital tech, health tech or climate tech is valued

Further requirements

  • Permission to work and reside legally in China
  • Holder of Guangzhou ‘Hukou’ 户口

Our offer

Flanders Investment & Trade is an agency of the government of Flanders, the northern region of Belgium. Its aim is to support Flemish companies in their international business endeavors and to attract and support foreign companies that want to set up or expand in Flanders. You will be able to work in an internationally oriented organization that encourages employee development, instills creativity and nurtures independent thinking in a  orward-looking context.

We offer

  • A dynamic international and diplomatic work environment
  • Interaction with leading edge tech companies from China and Europe

The working week entails (a minimum of) 38 hours, but a “9-to-5” mentality is not expected within this job. The position offered will imply attending business networking events and fairs, some of which may take place on evenings and/or in weekends.

Multi day travelling within China or even to Europe will be expected as well.

Benefits include:

  • Participation in a medical insurance plan;
  • Annual leave entitlement – 26 days per calendar year
  • All local holidays and one Flemish public holiday per annum

More information on Flanders Investment and Trade: www.flandersinvestmentandtrade.com.

How to apply?

The Flanders Investment and Trade Agency is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications, irrespective of race, color, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, creed or age.

Interested candidates can send their English and Chinese resume and motivation letter to GuangzhouSTA@fitagency.com

In the “subject” field of the mail, specify “your name” + “Science & Technology Assistant”.

Deadline of application: October 15th, 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

The first rounds of interviews will take place in Guangzhou in the week of October 18 -22, 2021.