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Commercial Officer – Ecommerce, Design & Retail - Shanghai 


Position: Commercial Officer – Ecommerce, Design & Retail

Deadline: April 30, 2018



The Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai is seeking to recruit an energetic and experienced Commercial Officer for a full-time position.

The position focuses on promoting the ecommerce business of Danish companies in China. While ecommerce is cross-sectorial, the position will have special emphasis on the Danish creative industries in China, hereunder furniture, design, accessories, retail and fashion.

Your job will be commercial case solving, consulting and promoting Danish companies to strengthen their commercial development in China. Especially you will liaise Danish companies with the biggest ecommerce platforms in China and advise the Danes on strategic approaches for ecommerce business in China.

You will be a fully integrated member of the Ecommerce, Design & Retail sector team, which consists of six sector specialized Commercial Officers and headed up by the Shanghai based team leader. Besides ecommerce, you will be appointed to a sub-sector specialization in the team and thereby become the focal point for Danish companies with specific interest in your sub-sector.

The Danish Trade Council in China is the commercial branch of The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and consists of five specialized sector teams across 5 locations; Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Taipei and Shanghai. The Trade Council provides access to China for Danish companies by a range of services such as partner search (distribution, sales and sourcing), market analysis, planning and execution of market events, export promotions, strategic counselling for market entry strategies, basic legal counselling, public affairs and CSR consulting.

We offer a challenging work environment where you need to combine independent work with a high degree of team-work. You will be based at the modern office facilities at the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai.

Job Description

You will provide high-level consultancy services and manage business development projects for Danish companies in China. You will also focus on sustaining strong commercial as well as governmental relations between Denmark and China.

Your work tasks will include:

 Counselling to Danish companies on strategic matters for the Chinese market

 Developing operational go-to-market plans for Danish companies prior to market entry

 Identify opportunities and execute promotional activities for Danish companies already established in the Chinese market.

 Research, identification and evaluation of local Chinese partners for Danish


 Planning, organizing and executing promotional events and fairs

 Basic legal counselling, such as new company set up, IPR and tax

 Mediating between Danish companies and local governmental organisations.

Required Qualifications

We are looking for a commercially oriented team player with relevant experience within ecommerce and with the Chinese sector for furniture, design and retail and where you have obtained a relevant network to draw upon.

Business experience with Chinese ecommerce platforms such as Alibaba, and Kaola is a strong advantage.

Key qualifications;

 Excellent command of English and Mandarin - both oral and written.

 An established network to relevant distributors and/or retailers within the furniture, design or consumer goods retail industry

 Business degree (minimum BA level)

 Knowledge and understanding of the retail mechanics

 Experience in executing consultancy services as well as strong commercial sense

 Experience with organizing customer events and seminars

 Experience in working with foreign enterprises

 International experience, possibly from studies or working abroad


To apply for the positions, please send your CV and one-page written application (mandatory) in English explaining your motivation and qualifications for the job to

Deadline for application: April 30, 2018

The subject box of the e-mail should read "Commercial Officer Ecommerce".