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Senior Project Manager / Project Manager (Functional title: Design Evangelist) (Contract end at 31 Dec 2019) (New Project)

Design helps to enhance Hong Kong’s Competitiveness & Societal Well-being.

Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2001 as a strategic partner of the HKSAR Government in establishing Hong Kong as centre of design excellence in Asia. HKDC pursues its public mission in using design and innovation to drive the value creation of business development and improve the well-being of society through the provision of diverse innovation-oriented knowledge sharing and by providing diverse exchange platforms, anchored by five major work directions: CONNECT, CELEBRATE, NURTURE, ADVANCE and ENGAGE.

HKDC’s flagship programmes include: 

  • Business of Design Week (BODW) (since 2002) – Asia’s leading annual conference and event on Design, Innovation and Brands; 
  • Design for Asia Awards (DFA Awards) (since 2003) – the most recognised design awards from an Asian perspective; 
  • Design Incubation Programme (DIP) (since 2012) and Fashion Incubation Programme (FIP) (since 2016) –two-year incubation programmes to nurture future design and fashion entrepreneurs; 
  • Fashion Asia Hong Kong (FAHK) (since 2016) – a new initiative combining conversations, interactions and cultural exchanges to energise the city’s image, and positioning it as an Asian hub for fashion trade and business development; &
  • Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) (since 2006) – an annual thematic design knowledge sharing platform on how design can solve complex challenges of our society.  

We now have an exciting opportunity for talent(s) to join the family.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Your role is to plan, develop and execute regular programmes and public events for a new visible face of Hong Kong Design Center with partnership building, exchange and education activities. You will also support other project managers within the team in addition to working on your own projects (in collaboration and guidance from the project Consultant), and play a key role in liaising with vendors / partners through to final site inspections.

  1. Curating, co-ordinating and planning Design Appreciation Events and other public events
  2. Working closely with exhibition team to plan and deliver exhibitions
  3. Performing duty as workshop in-house trainer
  4. Establishing and maintaining strong relationship with local and overseas event partners
  5. Irregular working hours and sat/sun/public holiday duty shift required

Requirements:

  1. Min. 10 years relevant experience with at least 5 years in managerial capacity
  2. Candidates with at least 7 years relevant experience with at least 3 years in managerial capacity will be considered as Project Manager
  3. Having a good network with local and overseas event partners
  4. Experience in design documentation and contract administration in similar design organization
  5. Experience in public education, design/ art education in cultural or other related organisations would be an advantage
  6. Strategic thinking, with creative flair and able to connect the dots
  7. Strong communication skills with internal and external teams
  8. Broad and diverse range of cultural interests
  9. Ownership, accountability and committed
  10. A good cultural fit with a passion for design and the industry
  11. An appreciation for style, and well presented
  12. Able to perform duty as in-house workshop trainer
  13. Willing to work flexible shift hours and day, irregular working hours and sat/sun/public duty shift
  14.  Immediate availability preferred

# Renewal of Contract subject to operation needs & satisfactory conduct and performance.

 Interested parties are invited to apply by sending your resume with full details of education, work experience, current & expected salary, contact telephone number and earliest available date to the Human Resources Office, Hong Kong Design Centre, 1/F, InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon or email to hr@hkdesigncentre.org. HKDC reserves the right not to make appointment for the post(s) advertised. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. All information received will be kept in strict confidence for six months and data will only be used for recruitment purpose