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Job Opportunity: Business Development Manager

Job Summary

The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) is seeking a full-time Business Development Manager based in the ASEAN region. 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Business Development Manager will manage the full membership sales cycle, source and close new event-, marketing- and research-based sponsorships, and be a key contributor to the development and implementation of CABC’s policy, events, and research programs.



  • Manage the full membership and sponsorship sales cycle (including closing new members, ensuring ongoing account success for all Member categories, and executing renewals)

  • Support or lead the delivery of networking and thought leadership opportunities for CABC Members, including virtual and in-person events

  • Serve as a relationship manager for multiple client categories

  • Manage proposals, including funding proposals for a non-profit


  • Provide input to CABC’s marketing and communications activities to support CABC’s membership outreach and new business development

  • Support CABC’s event & thought leadership development including sourcing and coordinating research partnerships with leading think tanks and universities

  • Develop project-based budgets, liaise with CABC’s accounting services provider and prepare/ deliver financial reports to the Society Officers

  • Support the execution of all day-to-day business, administration, and corporate governance for a small non-profit

Required Qualifications

  • Possesses the right to live and work in ASEAN-6 economies

  • Minimum education qualification: Bachelor's degree

  • 2-5 years of experience in business development/ membership recruitment, especially in working with senior business executives

  • Experience working with government agencies in trade or foreign affairs with a network in / experience with the public policy arena in Canada and ASEAN

  • Flexibility to build rapport and discuss strategic business objectives with senior business executives while managing administration and day-to-day processes

  • Ability to conduct independent research on potential members and to quickly learn the fundamentals of new industries and business models

  • Exceptional written communication skills and comfortable presenting/speaking to large groups

  • A demonstrated interest in CABC’s mission

  • Willingness to travel internationally as required.

Desired Experience

  • Work experience in both Canada and ASEAN countries or relevant to CABC’s interests

  • Events management

  • Working with/managing volunteers

  • Accounting and financial modeling skills

  • Fluency in any of the major ASEAN languages and/or French

  • An MBA, Master of Public Policy, or other relevant graduate degree preferred

CABC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Applicants can send their CV and cover letter, with an indication of their earliest start date, to (Attn: Nicky Lung, Executive Director).

About the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC)

Established in 2012, the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) is the pre-eminent organization with an ASEAN region-wide mandate to promote and increase trade relations between Canada and ASEAN headquartered in Singapore with a representative office in Montreal, Canada. The CABC was founded in 2012 by Canadian private sector companies operating in ASEAN, at the request of Canada’s Minister of International Trade through Global Affairs Canada, at the first ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-Canada Consultation in Cambodia.

As the voice of the Canadian private sector in ASEAN, the CABC represents the interests of over 80 leading businesses and organizations, demonstrating the diverse strengths of Canadian businesses and the range of commercial opportunities available in the region. To foster stronger Canada-ASEAN business and investment ties through policy advocacy, networking events, and research initiatives.


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