International Engagement Manager

Serica China | Hangzhou

Serica 赛瑞凯  (中国)

Serica 赛瑞凯  (中国) – formed in Hangzhou, March 2021 – is a joint venture between Serica and Chinese conglomerate 汉鼎宇佑集团. Combining our cross-border innovation and transaction expertise with their global infrastructure and investment credentials we are empowering China’s leading innovators to enter new markets and achieve their global potential. With a compelling market position, dynamic business model, and unique competitive advantages we have ambitious plans to rapidly scale our operations nationwide (beginning with the innovation hubs of Shenzhen, Beijing, and Shanghai in the next 12 months) and are seeking dynamic and passionate individuals to help make our vision a reality.

The Role

We are seeking an ambitious and entrepreneurial problem solver with experience in business development and project management in either the technology, finance, or professional services industry to join our team. From business development and account management to growth strategies and project management you will be tuned into – and directly impact – every key area of the business. You will need to have a strong sense of ownership, a bias towards action, and a relentless drive to achieve consistent results to excel in this role and propel yourself into a leadership position.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist the Regional Director in developing growth plans, creating business development opportunities, and engaging with key stakeholders (local and foreign) across China.
  • Generate qualified leads, pitch solutions, develop proposals, and help close business from both local and international companies.
  • Embed yourself into the cross-border innovation and investment communities across the Yangtze River Delta,  enhance your personal network through thought leadership, and champion the Serica brand at key events.
  • Conduct market research and analysis, provide reports, and assist in the development of market entry and growth strategies.
  • Help craft compelling proposals, presentations, and other key marketing assets to present to key local and foreign stakeholders.
  • Take the lead on various market entry projects, and assist the COO in the project management of more complex market representation and financial advisory projects.
  • Contribute innovative ideas to Serica leadership based on strategic insights and client needs to help augment our solutions, project management practices, and operational effectiveness.
  • Prepare and circulate regular reports on key accounts, projects, and other initiatives.
  • Native English speaker (or possess IELTS 7.5>) with HSK 4 Chinese or higher.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a business, technology, or sinology-related field.
  • 5+ years of commercial experience in business development and/or project management in either the technology, finance, or professional services industry.
  • 3+ years of cross-border trade or investment experience in China with demonstrable experience of understanding and adapting to Chinese business culture and practices.
  • Result focused with a strong bias to action, able to multi-task, confront new challenges and find solutions with confidence and creativity.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written – with the ability to explain complex ideas, pitch compelling value propositions, deliver presentations and manage stakeholder expectations effectively.
  • Detailed organizational and analytical approach, able to conduct research, analyze information and understand complex new concepts with speed and precision.
  • Highly tenacious self-starter, able to work both independently without close oversight and as part of a tight-knit multi-cultural team.
  • Sector expertise with an active network in either healthcare & life sciences, clean energy, automotive & mobility, software & platforms, digital commerce, or finance.
  • (Highly preferred but not essential) 3+ years in a leadership position with the ability to effectively train and manage a team to maintain high standards and produce outstanding work.
  • (Highly preferred but not essential) Previously worked in the USA or the UK for three years or longer, ideally in the technology, finance, or professional services industry.
  • SALARY: A competitive annual salary of ¥120,000–220,000  (dependant on experience).
  • BONUS: Annual bonus equivalent to 25–33% of your annual base salary.
  • COMMISSION: Uncapped sales commission between 5 and 10% for any business you generate.
  • ANNUAL RAISE: Salary increase of 15–30% per year throughout your Serica career.
  • RAPID CAREER PROGRESSION: Tailored personal development plan, monthly training, and continual mentorship to enable you to be promoted to Associate Partner within your first 12 to 18 months.
  • PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND: ¥1000 per month (after probation has been completed) to pursue your professional and personal interests.
  • IMPACTFUL WORK: Collaborate with pioneering innovators the world over, helping them achieve commercial results and scale their solutions in new markets.
  • HYBRID COMPANY CULTURE: Enjoy a modern company culture that combines the best of international and Chinese business practices into something truly unique.
  • WORK-LIFE BALANCE: Encouragement and practical support to have a healthy work-life balance – no 996, no micromanagement, no late-night messaging, no pervasive platforms (like DingTalk), and no compulsory social events.
  • FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: We trust you to know your schedule and work when (and where) you feel the most productive.
  • GENEROUS VACATION TIME: 35 days paid holiday per year (including national holidays).
  • IN-COUNTRY SUPPORT: Full working (Z) visa sponsorship, social security, annual flight allowance, and other practical support.
  • GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES: Option to relocate to the USA, UK, or Brazil (with full visa sponsorship and relocation package) after 18-24 months.
How to Apply

Send your CV and cover letter to with the subject line ‘International Engagement Manager – Serica China.’ Applications are open until the 30th of August.

Serica is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at Serica is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or marital status.