Deputy Director, Vietnam

BowerGroupAsia, Inc. (BGA) is the preeminent government affairs and public policy advisory firm supporting the world’s leading multinational companies in the Asia-Pacific. With 19 offices in Asia, BGA staff provide bespoke services to clients in 22 markets across the region. We seek a talented, highly motivated Deputy Director to join our Vietnam team based in Hanoi.

Position Responsibilities:

Reporting to, and taking guidance from the Managing Director, the Deputy Director will:

  • Provide day-to-day leadership, support and mentoring to a team of analysts, researchers and account managers to help them perform at the highest level of service for BGA clients.
  • Share client services and business development lead activities as assigned by the Managing Director and assume MD duties when the MD is out of the office.
  • Lead and manage analysts and researchers to ensure a uniform, high-quality and timely presentation of deliverables that meets the demanding needs of BGA clients, including: inperson briefings, written products, presentations, conference calls and others.
  • Manage and support Vietnam client services by:
    • Briefing company executives on major Vietnam developments and supporting clients on the ground in Vietnam;
    • Supporting and guiding the mapping and engaging of public and private-sector stakeholders, civil society, the media, and other influencers by BGA Vietnam staff;
    • Guiding the monitoring, analyzing and reporting on key public policy issues, regulatory and legislative developments;
    • Coordinating with BGA headquarters and Asia offices as necessary.
  • Manage and support Vietnam business development activities by:
    • Representing BGA before major foreign companies seeking support in Vietnam and major Vietnamese companies seeking support in the broader Asia-Pacific region;
    • Briefing company executives on major Vietnam developments;
    • Coordinating with BGA headquarters and Asia offices on business development targets and engagements.
  • Contribute to Vietnam political-economic analysis by gathering and analyzing politicaleconomic intelligence of use to BGA clients and internally within BGA; and working with Vietnam-based staff and BGA headquarters to disseminate analysis to clients and business development targets globally.
  • Work collaboratively with BGA headquarters and Asia-based staff on a range of projects; provide further support internally and externally to advance BGA objectives; and represent BGA and BGA clients at meetings and events as needed.
  • Design and implement systems to support and enhance personnel development, local infrastructure, training and delivery of professional services and products.
  • Build and nurture networks with clients and corporate executives, government officials, media and civil society experts, and represent BGA before those constituencies as needed.
  • Assist the Managing Director in recruitment of Vietnam staff.
Job Requirements:

We seek a collegial, highly motivated self-starter for a position that will emphasize externalfacing communication with companies, internal leadership, analytical skills and the ability to service BGA Vietnam clients. She/he must work independently and as an effective team member in supporting and anticipating client and internal needs and filling gaps.

Qualifications Include:
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills in English and Vietnamese is required.

  • Ten years professional experience in related fields; managerial experience preferable.  Aptitude for public speaking and project presentations.

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite is required; proficiency in Slack, Salesforce and Tallie is a plus; enthusiasm for and ability to learn and adopt new technologies is required.

  • Education: Minimum bachelor’s degree, graduate degree is preferred.

  • Knowledge of some of the following business sectors: ICT, finance, media and entertainment, health care, energy and natural resources, defense, FMCG, retail and others.

  • A keen understanding of Vietnam’s evolving public policy environment and how to navigate it on behalf of global Fortune 500 clients.

  • Ability to engage confidently and thoughtfully with corporate government affairs representatives, Vietnamese and foreign government officials, civil society and the media.

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV/resume to talent@bowergroupasia.com and vietha@bowergroupasia.com.  Application deadline is March 8, 2017, or until the position is filled.