Would you be a good fit to lead a professional organization with 250 members? Do you enjoy working in a high-intensity environment, with frequent interactions with members and other partners? Are you someone who enjoys the unpredictability of the world of business, and who does not shy away from challenges?
The Board of Directors of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (“SwedCham” or the “Chamber”) is recruiting a new General Manager to serve and support our membership body, including 170 Corporate, 40+ Individual, and 30+ Young Professional members.
As the General Manager, you will be the “face of SwedCham”, responsible for overall activities of the Chamber. You will work towards agreed performance and activity objectives, and will have a direct impact on the way the Chamber goes about its business and is perceived by its members. The position is based in Hong Kong, on a local contract, and reports to the SwedCham Board of Directors. We would like to emphasize that no allowances for relocation, housing, school fees, or similar, will be provided.
The ideal candidate assumes and delegates responsibility with ease and is highly service-minded. The Chamber maintains a very busy schedule, with multiple initiatives and events being planned in parallel. This means that our General Manager has to be skilled at multi-tasking. We value a creative “can-do”-mindset.
As a person, you are social and outgoing, with a strong presence. You are confident, self-motivated and performance driven. Your communication skills are highly developed, you are well-organized, and a true team player.
Fluency in English and Swedish, both spoken and written, are given requirements.
Computer skills are a must. Experience with web site administration, social media, digital newsletters are needed in order to help SwedCham reach its members in an efficient manner.
We will look favorably on a candidate with a university degree. Familiarity with the local business cultures of Hong Kong and China will be helpful.
- Day to day operation of SwedCham, including management of staff and office
- Member recruitment; develop and deliver member value in close cooperation with the Board and with the Chamber’s committees
- Plan and conduct events and member activities in close co-operation with committees. Arrange meetings, including Board meetings and Annual General Meeting
- Represent SwedCham at various meetings and events within the international community
- Manage the financial planning, control and reporting with support from Treasurer and Finance committee
If you think this position may be for you, we look forward to receiving your application, including a personal letter, CV, references and expected salary, no later than May 4, 2020. Please direct your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line SwedCham GM application.
The start date will be on or around October 2, 2020.