FSC China Marketing and Communication Officer (male / female)
Background about FSC:
FSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more. We achieve this through FSC certification, ensuring forests around the world are responsibly managed. We are the most trusted sustainable forest management solution to deliver positive impacts for forests, market and people.
Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.
FSC certification started in China in 1998 and since 2006 has grown rapidly with over 6000 Chain of Custody certificates and close to 1 million Ha of certified forest. For more information on FSC in China please visit cn.fsc.org, and ic.fsc.org for FSC global.
FSC China is now seeking a Marketing and Communication Officer to reinforce its programme in China.
Mission Statement / Objectives of the Function:
The FSC China Marketing and Communication Officer supports Market Development Manager and Country Director to establish the reputation and relationship with targeted Key Accounts among the forestry and certification sector that FSC is known, visible and the preferred forest certification scheme to offer best practices and market models to promote responsible forest management and consumption, increase FSC market value, and drive growth and visibility in key value chains in China.
The FSC China Marketing and Communication Officer supports the engagement with growing middleclass market and general public for “Clean and Green” forest-based products and the discourse on sustainable forest management. S/he works with FSC China Communication consultant to keep up to date on communications related to FSC in China.
Main Roles and Responsibilities:
Marketing and Business Development
•To support the implementation of strategic market and value chain development plan, projects and activities of FSC in China:
oResearching on key accounts commitment to FSC and labelled products in China.
oResearching and assisting on FSC’s engagement and presence at industry relevant events.
oProofreading marketing materials that target the Chinese business and consumers.
oTranslating marketing materials from English to Chinese or vice versa.
oEntering targeted Value Chain Key Accounts and business stakeholders contact information in shareable format for CRM purpose.
oResponding/Answering to queries from business clients.
oCollaborating with FSC China Market Development Manager to follow up on FSC promotional license holders
oPreparing materials for information session, seminars, workshops, events and activities for market and value chain development.
•To support the execution of marketing and communication campaigns in collaboration with FSC China Market Development Manager and Communication Consultant.
oLiaising with contractors for design and implementation of public education activities;
oAssisting on-site activities for FSC public events.
•To support the development of communication collaterals
oContributing to the development of the contents and design;
oCollecting feedbacks where needed for design and contents;
oContacting contractors and vendors on FSC instructions and requirements;
oEditing and posting FSC China news on internal & external platforms e.g. Slacks, Wechat, Website, LinkedIn, Branching out, OneFSC etc. in collaboration with FSC China communication consultant
Support to Other Staff Members
•To answer telephone inquiries when the Administration and Finance Officer is unavailable.
•Other tasks related to marketing and communication work as the needs arise.
Execution of Discretionary Power:
The position does not include any signing authority.
Key Performance Indicators:
Work plan in line with FSC China strategies and annual plan;
Up-to-date list of committed key accounts and labelled products in China;
Up-to-date list of important industrial events that may require FSC China’s presence;
Up-to-date list of FSC labelled products in the Chinese market;
Marketing materials translated to good quality;
Effective and efficient on-site support for industrial events;
Articles on FSC around the world collected, translated and edited for review of FSC China Communication Consultant;
Timely and professional interaction with internal and external stakeholders.
Professional interaction with colleagues at FSC international.
Demonstrated commitment to the values and mission of FSC.
Well familiarized with FSC programs and activities relevant for marketing and OCP.
Excellent personal and professional conduct.
High level of integrity and loyalty.
Functional Attribution to Organizational Unit:
Formal reporting: The FSC China Marketing and Communication Officer reports to the FSC China Operations Director with disciplinary supervision.
Functional reporting: The FSC China Marketing and Communication Officer reports to the FSC China Market Development Manager with functional supervision.
Formal and functional supervision: The FSC China Marketing and Communication Officer supervises no staff.
Cooperation: The FSC China Marketing and Communication Officer cooperates with FSC China Communication Consultant, FSC Asia and Pacific Office.
Qualification, Experience and Skills:
The successful candidate demonstrates the following key competencies and qualities:
oEducation and Training: A university degree in a relevant field (e.g. marketing, communication, business management, or forestry.)
oWorking experience, Style and Skills:
oAt least 1 year relevant experience in market research and information analysis;
oExperiences in working in international project teams;
oStrong analytical and problem solving skills.
oGood time management skills: ability to multitask and deliver within deadlines.
oAbility to work well as a member of a multi-cultural, inter-disciplinary, multi-lingual, global team.
oA strong sense of diligence and accuracy.
oA solution oriented attitude;
oKnowledge and experience in FSC certification or forest management a plus
oGood verbal and written communication skills that contribute to cohesive team efforts and decision making;
oAbility to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations.
oLanguages: Fluency in English and Chinese (spoken and written).
oGood skills in the use of standard software packages (MS Office);
oExperience with Content Management Systems.
oExperience with graphics design a plus.
Terms and Conditions:
Location: Beijing, China.
Working Hours: Full time – 40 hours per week.
Duration of Employment: 1 year (extension possible)
Travel: Sporadic domestic travel maybe required.
Start Date: ASAP.
How to apply:
1.Please send your CV, expected pay, and an expression of interest, with FSC China Marketing and Communication Officer in the subject line of your email.
2.Application should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than mid-day 2nd January 2019.
We can’t take telephone inquiries related to this application due to capacity constraints. If you have not heard from us by 16th January 2019, please consider this application as not successful.