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General Manager Shanghai (m/f/d)

Your role

/ Manage overall operations (team responsibility for x colleagues) in order to ensure budgets are met and targets are achieved, whilst ensuring that procedures and standards are maintained.

/ Work with the MD China and the management team to create, develop and maintain a company culture to attract and retain the best people on all levels.

/ Inspire your team and keep developing it

/ Set goals for each department and clearly communicate these to the heads.

/ Build key customer relationships, identify business opportunities;

/ Develop strong pipeline to bring in new business

/ Drive successful business partnerships forward, maintain excellent relationships and strive for top-notch results in all areas of operations.

/ Together with the MD you will have P&L responsibility for the Shanghai business.

/ You will report directly to the Managing Director China and work closely together will the international management team.

Your talent

/ Relevant University degree, e.g. in Business Administration or Management studies

/ A minimum of 10 years+ experience in a leadership role

/ Work experience in a fast growing service or project management industry, brand agency experience in Mainland China is a plus

/ The nature of this role requires significant hands-on involvement with day to day operations and you must be able to balance this with the strategic and managerial issues.

/ Excellent leadership and people supervision skills, capable of developing, coaching and motivating teams.

/ Knowledge of the local market and connections with clients

/ Structured and well-organized approach with high result orientation and problem solving skills.

/ High emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills

/ Good communication skills, fluent in written & spoken English and Mandarin