Business Advisory Services Manager, Shanghai

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, non-profit organization of over 270 American companies that do business with China. Founded in 1973 following the first formal exchanges between the United States and China by a group of interested companies, USCBC’s mission is to expand the US-China commercial relationship to the benefit of its membership, and more broadly, the US economy. Through close collaboration between offices in Washington, DC, Beijing, and Shanghai, USCBC provides extensive China-focused information, advisory, and advocacy services, along with events, to its multinational member companies.

USCBC’s Shanghai office seeks to hire a Manager of Business Advisory Services, reporting to the Shanghai Chief Representative.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Research, analyze, and write on China-related commercial policies that impact the American business community;
  • In collaboration with other USCBC business units and offices, design, coordinate, and aid in coordinating and organizing USCBC programs and events, including planning and supporting USCBC Annual China Operations Conference;
  • Respond to individual member company requests for information on business and trade topics; proactively build and maintain contacts within USCBC member companies;
  • Write for USCBC publications, briefing papers and talking points;
  • Prepare and present internally and externally on USCBC advocacy, business environment, and industry-specific policy developments;
  • Assist with developing USCBC advocacy positions; develop and maintain relationships with representatives from the U.S. consulate in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and other US gov agencies, US business associations, relevant US scholars, and think tanks;
  • Proactively assist with new member recruitment and fulfill membership retention obligations;
  • Coordinate intern hiring, scheduling, training and daily assignments;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Representative.

Required Qualifications

  • High level of proficiency in both Mandarin and English (spoken and written) – candidates must be able to read and analyze Chinese-language policy documents, newspaper articles, etc.
  • An understanding of and ability to communicate the dynamics of the US-China trade relationship, the business environment, and China’s government structure; very strong interest in researching, analyzing and writing about China’s business, economic, and policy environment in a timely manner;
  • Follow regulatory developments in a variety of industries, and be able to respond to requests from member companies;
  • Excellent project and program management skills;
  • Ability to remain organized and detail-oriented;
  • Bachelor degree in an applicable field (business, law, public policy/political science, etc.); graduate degree preferred;
  • A high degree of initiative, professionalism, sense of responsibility, and dedication to quality;
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; sense of humor and ability to working in a small team;
  • Minimum two years’ work experience, preferably in China.

Targeted Start Date: October 2023

Application Deadline: accepting and interviewing on a rolling basis

Submission Guidelines

To apply, please submit the following materials to Melinda Xu ([email protected]):

  • A resume both in Chinese and English
  • A cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position
  • An English writing sample of no more than three (3) pages
  • Contact information for 3 professional and/or academic references

Salary will be competitive for non-profit organizations and commensurate with experience.  For background on USCBC, see

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