A furniture maker needs a production expert who is good at negotiation and bargaining. LifeZtore is a total solutions provider for limited-edition contemporary furniture and exquisite houseware. The company has an international design team known for creating innovative products for the modern consumer. As head of design and development, the winning candidate will oversee operations of the design and buying teams. The department chief will also be responsible for vendor assessment and control. The position requires a person with excellent communications skills. The role also includes monitoring the original equipment/design manufacturing (OEM/ODM ) operations of suppliers, planning production, quality assurance, logistic management and cost control. The design and development head must be able to take the initiative and perform under pressure - such attributes will be needed when managing various project plans and ensuring they are on schedule. The applicant should be a graduate and have at least five years of experience in product design and OEM/ODM production management, the last two of which must have been at a managerial level. Willingness to travel and a good command of spoken and written Putonghua is essential. The chosen candidate should be ready to join immediately.