Marketing Director (Job ID: 3192)

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 10 Years
Education Doctorate or above
Language English, Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin
Location Clearwater Bay, Guangzhou (廣州)
Employment type Full Time
Benefits Gratuity, Housing allowance, Dental plan, Medical plan
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Marketing / Public Relations > Marketing - Brand / Product Management
Published On 30/11/2016

Job Title:                   Marketing Director
Department:              HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School
Job ID:                       3192


Job Posting Details


HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School (FYTGS) is the 5th School of HKUST with Fok Ying Tung Research Institute (FYTRI) in Nansha, Guangzhou, as its largest platform in the Mainland to pursue HKUST’s research, training and technology advancement mission in order to create social and economic impact to local societies.  Both FYTGS and FYTRI report to the Associate Vice President for Knowledge Transfer (AVP-KT) cum Dean of FYTGS who oversees innovation and entrepreneurship endeavors of the entire University.

Reporting to the General Director (GD) of FYTRI, the appointee will station in both Nansha, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.   He/She will join a dynamic team working on marketing of high-end technologies, technology transfer, commercialization and project management. Duties include:


  1. Leading a talented team on the technical marketing and commercialization of developed intellectual properties (IPs) by FYTRI;
  2. Working closely with the Division Managers of FYTRI to identify marketable technologies using RMA (Rapid Marketing Analysis) process and lead them to potential business partners;
  3. Liaising with the Office of Knowledge Transfer of HKUST to facilitate the technology transfer and commercialization endeavors through HKUST mainland platforms;
  4. Assisting GD of FYTRI in identifying the technology trends, and policies related to technology transfer in the Mainland while guiding the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) of FYTRI on the workshops, and training plan for the teams in the FYTRI and HKUST;
  5. Perform any other duties as assigned.


Applicants should have a PhD degree in engineering, sciences or related disciplines with at least 10 years of solid industrial experiences in high tech industries, preferably in both the Mainland and the international MNCs. The appointee should have outstanding skills at initiating, managing and growing strategic partnerships between applied research and businesses. The ideal candidate should be able to identifymarket potentials, opportunities and challengesin high-end industries. Strong marketing skills, with a business-minded approach, and ability to work under time constraints are required. The appointee should also be creative, energetic, capable & open-minded, and have initiative and excellent communication and presentation skills in both Chinese (including Putonghua) and English. (Duration: 2 years, renewable)


Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided.  Housing benefits will also be provided where applicable.  A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.


Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Monday, 19 December 2016. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission.  We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.