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We’re Hiring: Management Strategy Associate

Position Summary

The American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (AmCham) is looking for a contract-based Management Strategy Associate who can research, evaluate performance, identify areas for improvement, while developing well thought-out strategies and clear execution plans presentable to all stakeholders. The primary role of the candidate will be to analyze AmCham’s existing procedures as well exploring potential growth areas. In this position, the candidate will work closely with directors and other leaders throughout AmCham to address challenges and implement process enhancements that align with AmCham’s objectives. The expertise and guidance of the candidate will play a pivotal role in streamlining operations and facilitating AmCham’s ongoing success. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented professional with strong analytical abilities and a passion for driving organizational improvement. Join AmCham’s team and contribute to collective efforts in achieving the Chamber’s vision.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategic Thinking – Taking ideas and developing them into clear strategies with execution plans that can be presented to key decisionmakers
  • Understanding internal and external problems to be solved and developing solutions.
  • Gathering relevant information and data through research
  • Compiling reports, creating, and giving presentations
  • Meet with decision-makers and garner support.
  • Developing and making standard operating procedures to key working projects of each department

Requirements

  • High proficiency in both verbal and written English and Mandarin is essential.
  • Proven work experience as a management consultant, research fellow, corporate strategist, or similar role
  • Highly motivated, committed, and flexible when dealing with changing priorities and strict deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with different departments throughout an organization.
  • Impeccable ethics

Desired qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience in a top-tier management consulting firm or similar corporate function
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizations and operations
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and fast-paced working environments
  • Previous track-record of managing a team and fundraising.

Period

On a contract basis for six to twelve months.

Remuneration

In line with relevant experience.

Apply

Please send your resume to Hannah Wu at [email protected].

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2023 American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan Board of Governors & Supervisors Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2023 Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. The election results were compiled by Deloitte & Touche. The elected Governors and Supervisors are listed in alphabetical order.

2024-2025 Governors (Serving a two-year term, beginning January 1, 2024)

Shelley Chia, Deloitte & Touche
John Lee, Merck Ltd. Taiwan
Steven Pan, Regent Taipei
Vincent Shih, Microsoft Taiwan Corp.
Gwenyth Wang-Reeves, General Electric International Inc., Taiwan Branch
Andrea Wu, Agility Strategic Consulting, Ltd.

1st Alternate: ST Liew, Qualcomm Communication Technologies, Ltd.
2nd Alternate: CW Chin, Applied Materials Taiwan
3rd Alternate: Seraphim Ma, Baker McKenzie

2024 Supervisors (Serving a one-year term, beginning January 1, 2024)

Cindy Chen, Adecco Personnel Co., Ltd.
Max Chen, Taiwan Facebook Limited (Meta)
Fran Milnes, Novartis (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.

1st Alternate: Andrew Ho, Corning Display Technologies Taiwan

All other business items brought to the Annual General Meeting were approved.

Thank you to all the candidates for office. Congratulations to the new Governors and Supervisors!

AmCham Releases Its 2023 White Paper

Nearly 30 reporters from local and international media outlets gathered at the Regent Taipei on June 7 for the launch of AmCham’s 2023 Taiwan White Paper. The press conference, led by AmCham Taiwan Chairperson Vincent Shih and President Amy Chang, was followed by a luncheon for members and their guests. 

Chang opened the event by emphasizing the significance of the White Paper, which has served as the Chamber’s flagship annual advocacy document for 27 years. It represents the interests of the international business community and provides a platform for AmCham to express its vision for Taiwan’s economic future, as well as for improving U.S.-Taiwan bilateral economic relations. She further noted that while members are closely monitoring geopolitical developments in the region, they maintain a strong dedication to Taiwan and its growth. 

AmCham Taiwan President Amy Chang and Chairperson Vincent Shih present the
2023 Taiwan White Paper during the June 7 press conference.

In this year’s White Paper, AmCham members urged Taiwan to speed up its digital transformation, implement and uphold sound regulatory governance, speed up the transition to renewable energy sources, and invest in talent to better meet the challenges of the 21st Century. 

The Chamber lauded the encouraging progress of the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade and urged both governments to establish a well-defined roadmap outlining the execution of agreements under the Initiative, and subsequently proceed with negotiations for a comprehensive bilateral trade agreement. AmCham also called on the U.S. government to schedule regular visits to Taiwan by high-ranking officials and continue to advocate for Taiwan’s inclusion in international organizations, such as the World Health Assembly and International Civil Aviation Organization. 

President Amy Chang and Chairperson Vincent Shih answer questions from the media.

During the press conference, Chairperson Shih stressed that Taiwan currently finds itself in a “golden opportunity” to leverage the unprecedented level of international attention and goodwill it enjoys, and that there is no way to know how long this attention will last. He stressed that there is “no time to waste” in making Taiwan the region’s most attractive investment destination. Shih also summarized the status of the 2022 White Paper, with 8 issues solved, and 21 in good progress, out of a total of 102 raised.   

“We look forward to working with the National Development Council in the upcoming year to facilitate a new record-high number of solved issues,” Shih said. 

The press conference was followed by a luncheon attended by around 140 AmCham members and their guests, as well as special guest Minister of the National Development Council (NDC) Kung Ming-Hsin. Following a presentation by Shih, Minister Kung was invited to the stage to receive a copy of the White Paper on behalf of the Taiwan government.  

Chairperson Shih presents the 2023 Taiwan White Paper
to Minister Kung Ming-Hsin on behalf of the Taiwan government.

In his remarks, Kung expressed his gratitude to AmCham for its long-term support, and for providing advice on improvements to Taiwan’s investment environment and the strengthening of U.S.-Taiwan economic and trade relations. Kung responded to AmCham member requests for more meetings with the NDC saying that arranging meetings to discuss specific issues presented in the White Paper is definitely possible.  

Members of AmCham’s Board of Governors, Minister Kung and representatives
of the American Institute in Taiwan were present at the luncheon.

The 2023 Taiwan White Paper can be downloaded here: https://amcham.com.tw/advocacy/white-paper/