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If you are interested in the position, please send your cover letter and resume to

This position is ideal for a Greater Des Moines based college or graduate student interested in pursuing a career in Sales, Business Development or International Business. He/she will work on several projects simultaneously and coordinate efforts, as needed, with teams in both Shanghai and other cities in China. This is a great opportunity to gain experience across sales & marketing for a highly successful import/export company. 

business development & marketing manager

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and contacting prospective clients

  • Business correspondence – phone calls/emails/letters

  • Producing marketing materials including detailed reports and proposals

  • Internet research into new technologies, companies and legislation

  • Dealing with queries

  • Managing company’s social media marketing on content creation

  • Attending networking events

Duration: 4 months (likely to turn permanent following a successful internship)

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Have excellent communication skills – must speak fluent English and Mandarin with a good telephone manner is essential as is confidence using all Microsoft Office software 

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines

  • Be intuitive – it is necessary to be able to see what clients need and what should be delivered to help them

  • Be self-motivated – the ability to work without constant supervision

  • Fluency in Mandarin is required

China Iowa Group is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Business Development & Marketing Manager for our West Des Moines, Iowa office. Based in West Des Moines with local teams in different cities in China, we offer the right intern the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in learning international business development as well as domestic key relationship management.

We are open to our intern working part-time (20 hours per week). The internship is for immediate hire, with flexibility on start and end dates. The position will be paid based on numbers of hours/week plus bonus.

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