Market Development Analyst (FSC)

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Hong Kong


Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

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FSC is a market-based mechanism that seeks to drive on-ground forest management change through preferential selection and purchase along the supply chain. For FSC to be successful, an understanding of the supply chain and product and trade flows to and from the region are important in helping to drive FSC supply and demand.

The Asia Pacific Market Development Analyst is a new and important role and supports the Asia Pacific Market Development Manager and Regional Director to make targeted decisions on how best to link supply and demand across the region and expand the reach of FSC across Asia Pacific.

You will source, analyse, interpret and see through trade and supply chain data to present key market trends, business development opportunities and supply chain challenges facing FSC in the APAC Region.

Working with FSC teams and knowledge partners from across the region and around the world your work and will enable the Asia Pacific Market Development Manager and Regional Director to make informed and evidence based decisions on strategic developments across APAC.

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

              • Leading the establishment of tools and approaches to collect, track and interpret forest product trade flows across the region from the forest, through processing to receiving domestic and international markets
              • Provide insights into FSC’s position, opportunities and challenges across the APAC Region, through collection and analysis of information from various data sources (trade data, supply/demand, Key Account profiles, regional performance)
              • Support management of relevant supply chain and trade APAC level projects, coordinating inputs from various partners as required for successful delivery
              • Support coordination of APAC Network Meetings to drive evidence based decision making and an entrepreneurial perspective on market data
              • Support development and implementation of communication tools for the APRO Office to inform, engage and support regional partners on trade, supply chain and market development threats and opportunities
              • Be a critical hub for information on market linkages in Hong Kong for APAC Network Partners and relevant stakeholders supporting them as necessary in agreement with the APAC Market Development Manager
              • Support the APAC Regional Director in data and analytical task that support regional growth and development

Functional Attribution to Organizational Unit:

  • You will report directly to the Market Development Manager, Asia Pacific and have regular contact with the Asia Pacific Regional Director.
  • Whilst you will not have staff reporting to you, you will work with consultants, data providers, business and network partners and key accounts from across the region.

Execution of Discretionary Power:

The position is a highly influential advisor in Regional Strategy and Operations and has a dedicated budget.


Qualification, Experience and Skills:

The successful candidate demonstrates the following key competencies and qualities:

Education and Training:

              • University degree or equivalent experience in Data Science, Analytics, Information Management, Market Analysis, Business Analysis or relevant field
              • Formal training or experience in scripting, querying or statistical languages and programming is highly desirable.
              • Formal training in project management is also a plus.

Working Experience, Style and Skills:

              • At least one year of experience in a data or market analytics role
              • Strong attention to detail plus the ability to present complex analysis, interpretation and conclusions in a clear and concise way (written and verbally)
              • Experience with GIS, database management, survey delivery and programming is a plus.
              • Good time management skills: Ability to perform well while handling simultaneously a number of tasks
              • Proven ability to plan and organize work.
              • Ability to work well as a member of a multi-cultural, inter-disciplinary, multi-lingual, global team.


              • Fluency in English (spoken and written).
              • Other Asian languages are desirable but not required.

Computer Skills – good skills in the use of/experience with:

              • Standard software packages (MS Office), particularly MS EXCEL.
              • Experience with CRM (Customer Relations Management) systems, e.g. Salesforce.

Communication Skills:

              • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills that contribute to cohesive team efforts and decision making.
              • Active-listening skills plus the ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships.


It is on contract basis and stationed in Hong Kong

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