Working in our Greater China offices

Our Greater China teams are based in Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu and Taipei.

Glen Murphy is our Regional Director for Greater China, based in Shanghai.

Team culture and life in the region

The Greater China team provides professional services to one of the world’s most significant markets – in economic power, geographic size, and sheer volume of population.

Greater China is the world’s most populous region with around 1.4 billion people. This region has evolved into one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and is one of New Zealand’s largest markets for goods and services exports, with significant ongoing business opportunities for exporters.

Our Greater China team of around 60 people engages deeply with New Zealand export businesses across a diverse range of sectors. Their market connections and knowledge prove hugely valuable for companies entering the Chinese market.

Our teams are very closely connected and work collaboratively across our offices to provide a seamless service to our customers across the region. We’re proud of our affiliation with the local New Zealand Embassy and Consulates. Our diverse specialist teams enjoy being immersed in Chinese traditions, and connections with family are at the heart of what we do.  

Our people have the opportunity to move between different roles and gain valuable sector and industry experience while growing their business networks. 

We actively promote exciting secondment opportunities, and the variety of sectors we operate in supports this continuous movement and growth.  

Some roles do require you to be able to travel, domestically or internationally - how often you might travel varies according to the position.

"I studied Economics, Politics and Philosophy, and then after a couple of jobs, I started my career with NZTE in a relatively junior position in Wellington over 13 years ago. Since then I have had roles in New York, Singapore, Mumbai, Taipei and now Beijing." Liam Corkery, Trade Commissioner, Beijing, China

Roles we recruit most often
  • Business Development Managers
  • Investment Managers
  • Trade Commissioners
Visa / language requirements
  • You must have the legal right to work in the country where a role is located.
  • Most of our roles require you to be fluent in the local language plus English.
  • Specific security clearances and vetting procedures will be required for some roles.
For an independent view on living here 
Our organisational structure has customers at its heart
We're looking for smart people to work with smart export businesses

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  • How do I find out what it's like to work at NZTE?
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     There are usually five steps in our recruitment process. To check out our latest roles and start the process, visit careers.nzte.govt.nz.