This position in the property sector will suit a salesman or woman looking for a career change or a fresh professional challenge. Founded in 1883, Raine & Horne has built a good reputation representing international property developments. With 450 offices in Australia and more than 20 affiliated offices worldwide, it is seeking to expand its operations in Hong Kong. To keep pace with this growth, the company is hiring a marketing manager to join the team of five staff members. It might even recruit one or two additional consultants if there were enough qualified applicants, said Tony Arkey, principal, Raine & Horne. He said that previous sales records were important in deciding who would be hired. Those with experience in property sales are encouraged to apply. 'However, we will interview any candidate who possesses a passion, desire and enthusiasm for selling all or any type of local or international projects,' he said. A competitive person with good social and business connections would do well in this role. Continuous client contact and service are important in property sales. On a daily basis, the person will be expected to contact new prospects, existing owners and potential buyers from previous exhibitions. In addition, 'candidates should be prepared to promote the company and themselves by arranging meetings internally and externally with potential buyers,' Mr Arkey said. Candidates should have good social skills, including the ability to mix with expatriates. They must be capable of contributing ideas and be driven by a challenge. The marketing manager will be expected to promote a range of international properties. Travel is an important aspect of the job and overseas site inspections are completed on a rotation system with other staff. While abroad, the manager will be expected to research the surrounding area and complete a fact-finding mission report for the principal. The manager will have to attend ongoing exhibitions, particularly on weekends. Current and forthcoming projects are in Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, southern Spain, Cyprus, Dubai, London, Europe and Thailand. Training will be conducted in-house and the manager will be expected to continue to educate himself or herself in the areas where Raine & Horne have projects available. This may include researching tax positions for prospective buyers and the availability of local medical, educational and sports facilities. The company also offers opportunities for international postings and repatriation, based on experience and sales achievements in Hong Kong. Moreover, there is no ceiling on income. Applicants who believe in going the extra mile can expect to earn according to their ability.