Trader in confectionery offers a tempting position

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 21 June, 2008, 12:00am

This is a tasty offer if you are driven, entrepreneurial, innovative and resourceful. A profitable and well established British-owned company based in Hong Kong is looking for a managing director. This is a private trading business that distributes gourmet confectionery products to Europe. The company aligns closely with mainland manufacturers to source and manufacture products. Michael Page is handling the search.

'The role is rewarding, as it is growth-oriented. It is an opportunity to develop a wider scope of experience,' said managing consultant Wincy Cheng.

In addition to experience in general management, marketing, business development and supply chain management, candidates with more than 10 years of management experience in the area of fast-moving consumer goods and manufacturing would be desirable.

The future jobholder would be expected to build strong relationships with manufacturers in China. A good understanding of Chinese business practices and regulations is essential.

'You will need to establish credibility quickly as you will work with some very experienced senior managers,' she said,

A sustainable financial performance and solid business platform should be established as the company operates in a competitive market under tight margins. The ability to lead the business to achieve revenue growth targets and improve profit is vital.

There will be a reasonable amount of travelling to the mainland and Europe to establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and customers. Excellent communication skills in English and Putonghua are a must.