Country Manager, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Permanent
  • An international aviation organization with global presence
  • Entrepreneurial flair, with a strong sense of commercial acumen

About Our Client

Our client is one of the most well-known service association in airline/aviation industry. They focus on safety, simplifying the business, environment, services and publications.

Job Description

  • Lead, guide, and mentor the Vietnam office team to deliver company agenda in respect of the country's key objectives.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with both association member and non-member airline's senior management, ensuring that activities, objectives, and policies are clearly communicated and that they provide value to members and to the aviation sector.
  • Actively advocate for the firm's industry positions to the country's government and key stakeholders, whilst raising awareness and understanding of the importance of the air transport industry amongst industry leaders and key decision-makers. Work closely at all levels in the areas of Transport, Aviation Safety, Finance, Trade, Sustainability and Environment, and maintain productive relationships with government ministers, senior officials and key legislators.
  • Monitor and report on all aviation-related activities, including but not limited to aero-political, economic, environment, finance, and infrastructure matters, providing recommendations and opportunities which are consistent with its policies and objectives.
  • Work closely with the Area Manager, South-East Asia and Regional Leadership to deliver global priorities and activities aimed at enabling the airline industry to operate in a more efficient, safe, and secure manner in Airport, Passenger and Cargo operations, providing recommendations and opportunities that are consistent with its policies and objectives.
  • Ensure corporate fiscal, legal and regulatory compliance, and perform the necessary fiscal and administrative duties based on the Power of Attorney received from the Corporate Secretary.
  • Assist People Performance and Development (PPD) in recruiting, hiring, and training, to ensure that employees adhere to company policies and procedures, whilst embracing its core values.
  • Advise Corporate Communications on aviation-related media updates and provide recommendations on press release communications at the country level which support its objectives, programmes, and policy positions.

The Successful Applicant

  • University degree in Business Administration, Political Science, or any other relevant discipline. An advanced University degree would be an asset.
  • Minimum of fifteen years of professional experience with at least five years of experience in a similar management role.
  • Proven experience in leading teams with an exceptional talent for building relationships and managing projects.
  • Well-developed negotiation and lobbying skills, and in possession of a high level of cultural intelligence.
  • Entrepreneurial flair, with a strong sense of commercial acumen. Prior experience in sales and marketing would be an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of information technology systems and their applications in the aviation and finance sectors.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and Vietnamese is essential, whilst knowledge of other languages would constitute an advantage.

What's on Offer

International working career development and be engaged with multiple stakeholders, critical impact to the industry.

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