General Manager, Langfang

The Company


Our client is a recognized world-leading supplier of engine and transmission components for key major international automotive manufacturers.  Headquartered in Germany and with a combined experience of more than 100 years, they set global standards by developing technologies for products and processes, which become widely adopted by the automotive industry world-wide.


As a global player, our client is an attractive employer with international career opportunities, very flat and dynamic management hierarchies and a company culture characterised by openness, frankness and respect.  Currently the group employs approximately 2,400 people worldwide.


In China, the company is well established with a dedicated, wholly-owned, greenfield site completed and in full production in 2012.  Their operations here are solid and in the high-growth stage with established international business.  Further information can be provided.


Position Description


Based preferably in Langfang, Hebei and reporting directly to the CEO based in Germany, a summary of key responsibilities is as follows:


Full responsibility for Langfang profit & Loss and business performance.


Agree and achieve business plan deadlines and key performance indicators.


Develop strong links with established, and new, customers – be seen as a strong, reliable and strategic partner.


Ensure the basic requirements of open, responsive and reliable communications, good quality training and development plans; consistent and fair employment standards are implemented.


Consistently demonstrate strong leadership in all tasks undertaken, rewarding and encouraging effort and achievement in a high-growth environment.


Assure the compliance with local regulations and Group internal policies & procedures


Candidate Profile


Work Experience & Abilities Required:


Minimum of 5 year’s experience leading a successful, market driven, auto-related, high-growth manufacturing business in China.


Proven experience in the automotive industry and its processes is essential.  Powertrain highly preferred.


Strong knowledge of all business and operational functions and an ability to convert that knowledge into practical and pragmatic actions – easily understood by all.


Strong knowledge of the Chinese automotive market with new business development experience being a plus.


Multinational company experience required, with excellent networking skills.


Experience in lean manufacturing and sheet metal forming (deep drawing, spinning, cutting, washing, etc.) would be a plus.


Good and fluent communicator who is able to deal with customers, suppliers and employees.




Graduate degree in BA Engineering or equivalent


Language Abilities:


Fluent English.  Knowledge of German would be advantageous but not essential


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