• Full Time
  • Beijing

Website AmCham China

The American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China is a non-profit, nongovernmental organization representing nearly 1,000 U.S. companies operating across China, including most of the Fortune 500. The Chamber’s nationwide mission is to help American companies succeed in China through advocacy, insights, relationships, and business support services. With offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Shenyang, and Wuhan. AmCham China has 25 Working Groups and holds more than 300 events per year.

Basic Information

Company: AmCham China

Industry: Nonprofit Organization

Job title: Government Affairs and Policy Manager or Associate (Project or Social Impact Focus)

Reports to: GA director

 

Job Overview

The Government Affairs and Policy Associate/Manager will support/lead implementation of the Chamber’s relevant initiatives through delivery of traditional and new value-added services in coordination with colleagues across the organization, ensuring maximum member value primarily in the core Chamber areas of Advocacy, Access, and Insights. This will include a primary focus on the development of thought leadership on topics of interest to member companies and in support of AmCham China’s advocacy objectives and Long-Term Strategy, in addition to providing in-depth coverage on important policy trends and exploring external partnerships to extend the reach and impact of these advocacy efforts.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Primary (80%):

  • Manage the full process of developing and executing research projects of varying scope and application in coordination with membership needs and the priorities of the chamber
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the operating environment for foreign companies in China and generate new ideas for research topics leading to concrete insights and actionable recommendations for member companies and/or government stakeholders
  • Proactively engage with member companies and identify, establish, and develop relations with relevant key stakeholders, including local governments, associations, NGOs, and think tanks
  • Facilitate working- and high-level meetings between AmCham China leaders, member companies, and key stakeholders, including government officials, experts from think tanks and universities, and relevant associations
  • Work closely with AmCham China’s Marketing and Communication and other relevant teams to deliver and effectively communicate AmCham China’s commitment to social responsibility, and reinforce our commitment to contribute to both the US and China’s economic and social developments
  • Prepare and co-deliver briefings on behalf of AmCham China
  • Lead relevant working groups or committees to support topics related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility

 

Secondary (20%):

  • Support AmCham China’s advocacy efforts on behalf of members, in collaboration with other Government Affairs and Policy colleagues. Support the team’s policy-focused analysis, perspectives and reports, as needed, including regulatory submissions to both governments. Track, research, and analyze Chinese regulatory and legislative changes
  • Plan and implement other events, meetings and projects, in close coordination with other members of the GAP and other teams
  • Explore and cultivate potential research partner institutions and topics for co-branded projects
  • Regularly engage with and provide timely policy support to members, government officials and AmCham China staff
  • Log member service needs and services delivered in the Dynamics CRM, to populate the member engagement scorecards and enable cross-chamber collaboration

 

Qualifications

  • University degree and at least 2 years of post-college full-time employment in a role requiring strong analytic, writing, organizational and communication skills (non-Chinese applicants must also be at least 25 years of age prior to position start date for Chinese work permit purposes)
  • Master’s degree in a relevant major/discipline highly preferred
  • Candidates from industry/policy research, consulting, or journalism backgrounds encouraged to apply
  • Exceptional writing and editorial skills, demonstrated in a fast-paced work environment
  • Appreciation for quality and detail gained in a rigorous academic and work environment
  • Critical thinker with strong analytic skills; able to derive conclusions from incomplete information
  • Ability to organize and present information in a well-structured and logical manner
  • General knowledge of economics, policy and business issues and trends in China
  • Native English or Chinese speaker with exceptional written command of the English language and ability to conduct research and communicate in Chinese
  • Ability to engage with senior corporate executives and US and Chinese government officials
  • Ability to function in a diverse, multi-cultural organization with a high-performance culture
  • Ability to manage projects independently
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Office 365 applications (PowerPoint, Teams etc.), and gain mastery of SharePoint, Glue Up system and our Dynamics CRM
  • Willingness to commit to working in Beijing for a minimum of two years

 

Personal Qualities

  • Highly organized, self-starter with a natural ability to multi-task
  • Strong time management skills; able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Chinese
  • Dependable, flexible and service-oriented
  • Team player with outgoing personality

To apply for this job email your details to hr@amchamchina.org