Senior Manager, Public Affairs (Hong Kong Conglomerate)

Hong Kong Permanent HK$65,000 - HK$75,000 per month (HK$780,000 - HK$900,000 per year)
  • Sizable corporation with diversified business
  • Established communications & public affairs team

About Our Client

A HK-listed conglomerate with a diversified business portfolio which includes retail, hospitality, property, infrastructure, and healthcare.

Job Description

As the Senior Manager of Public Affairs, you will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive government relations and public affairs strategies in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. Leveraging your extensive experience in government relations, you will lead engagement with government agencies, stakeholders, and industry associations to advocate for the company's business interests and ensure its voice is heard in policy-making processes. Your expertise and network in the region will be critical in navigating the complex political and regulatory landscape and driving favorable outcomes for our organization. Areas of accountability will include:

  • Develop and implement a robust government relations strategy aligned with the company's objectives.
  • Monitor and analyze political, economic, and regulatory developments in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area to anticipate potential impacts on the business and proactively shape advocacy efforts.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with government officials, regulatory bodies, industry associations, and community leaders in Hong Kong and selected Mainland China localities.
  • Build productive partnerships with external stakeholders and media while representing the company's interests
  • Monitor legislative and policy initiatives to identify areas of opportunity or risk for the company; develop and implement strategies to influence and shape policies that affect our industry and business operations.
  • Monitor and report on key government affairs developments, industry trends, and competitor activities.
  • Develop strategies and action plans to address potential crises or issues that may arise in the government relations arena.
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders to effectively manage and mitigate risks related to regulatory changes, reputational concerns, or other external factors that may impact the company's operations.
  • Collaborate with other members of the public affairs team to represent the company as a thought leader in relevant industry associations, conferences, and public forums and enhance the company's reputation as a responsible corporate citizen.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in language, communications, journalism, or related disciplines
  • 8+ years of experience in government relations, public affairs, or related roles
  • Experience working as reporter (especially political news sector) would be greatly preferred
  • Extensive knowledge in the political, regulatory, and business environment in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area
  • Extensive network with relevant public sector stakeholders including government officials and legislators in Hong Kong, as well as ability to connect with relevant stakeholders in Mainland China according to the company's needs
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to deliver engaging presentations and effectively influence decision-makers at all levels
  • Fluency in English and Chinese (both written and spoken) is required

What's on Offer

This position offers an opportunity to leverage your professional network and further develop your career in public affairs in a well-established team. Your existing network will bring great value to the high calibre team. On the flip side, you will gain exposure in wide range of PR initiatives through the company's diversified business portfolio.

As this function is critical to the company's business, the department head is looking for experienced candidates to join as Senior Manager.

Contact
Anthony Lau
Quote job ref
JN-122023-6266729
Phone number
+852 3412 4851

Job summary

Function
Marketing
Specialisation
Public Relations / Corporate Communication
Industry
Property
Location
Hong Kong
Job Type:
Permanent
Consultant name
Anthony Lau
Consultant phone
+852 3412 4851
Job Reference
JN-122023-6266729

Diversity & Inclusion at Michael Page

We don't just accept difference - we celebrate it. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this role and are committed to building inclusive, diverse workplaces where everyone can thrive. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know.