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Deputy Research Director

Global Sage Hong Kong Hong Kong
Posted 3 days ago In-Office Job Permanent market level
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Sophia Yan
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The client, a leading statutory body in Hong Kong, is seeking to recruit a high calibre individual with the experience to manage a team of senior economists. The client's mandate is to promote Hong Kong's trade, as well as Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The client's research department is a strategic think tank, a propagator of mission and vision, and a centre of strategic business development and market intelligence for Hong Kong business communities, especially the SMEs. The successful applicant needs to possess strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate positive and empowering leadership skills..

Reporting to Director of Research, the major responsibilities of the Deputy Director of Research include:

  • To assist the Director of Research in planning and implementation of the research programs, including developing strategic research themes, priorities projects, and overseeing the implementation of research plans,
  • To lead and manage a series of projects, using appropriate methods and project management, ensuring timely and high-quality impactful business research, especially on Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and SE Asia/Middle East;
  • Representing the Department in both external and internal functions. Coordinate with internal and external parties to enhance operation, impact and image of research output;
  • Monitoring developments in Hong Kong and the global markets that would impact on Hong Kong's trade in products and services;
  • Maintaining close working relationship with the relevant government departments and other research institutes;
  • Ensuring the timeliness, quality and relevance of research output and regular assignments.

The ideal candidate should have the following attributes:

  • Understanding the use of digitalized platform and social media in disseminating of research findings;
  • Excellent knowledge of international politics and economics, the Chinese economy and the Hong Kong economy;
  • Good knowledge of issues relating to international trade, multilateral and bilateral trade relations, laws and regulations relating to international trade;
  • More than 15 years of relevant experience in reputable institutions, in which no less than 8 years in a senior position of heading a sizable research team;
  • Ability in providing intellectual leadership in undertaking macro-economics studies, industry/ consumer surveys and business opportunities in emerging markets;
  • Well respected in the peer group of professional economists and the business community of Hong Kong;

Qualifications and Personal Attributes

  • A postgraduate degree in Economics or equivalent.
  • Good judgement and common sense; an open, accessible personal style with high level of energy and creativity; willing to travel;
  • Good presentation skill and proficiency in English, Cantonese and Putonghua

 

Job ID  555
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