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PFI Hong Kong Ltd., Fujian, China

About Company:

PFI Hong Kong Ltd. and PFI Fareast Ltd. are branches of PFI Germany. The parent company was founded 1956 in Pirmasens/Germany and is a test and research institute, offering laboratory testing on consumer article, certifying products with CE, GS and other marks and providing inspection services worldwide.

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PFI Hong Kong and PFI Fareast are branches of a PFI Germany, located in Pirmasens. The MD must report to the board of directors’ in person in Germany twice a year. PFI Germany is a non-profit Research and Technical Service Company, founded 1956. Main business of PFI Hong Kong and PFI Fareast is: inspection service, laboratory testing, certification, consulting.

About this job:

As the actual Managing Director of PFI Hong Kong and PFI Fareast is going to retire soon, we are looking for a qualified person as successor.

Job Title: Managing Director of PFI Hong Kong Ltd. and PFI Fareast LTD.

Start of Employment: earliest.

Working Location:  Mainland China, Fujian Province.

The Job: Managing Director of PFI Hong Kong (office) and PFI Fareast (laboratory) including all common duties of a MD. The MD will be one part of a Double Leadership. PFI Hong Kong Ltd. and PFI Fareast Ltd. and the parent company in Germany are strongly technically oriented, medium sized companies. Beside general management qualifications the MD must have expertise and experience in chemistry, physics, production technologies and engineering. A close and trustfully cooperation with the local MD is required. An initial 6-12 months training in the parent company in Germany is planned.

Payment and conditions: to be discussed individually and based on personal experience.


Basic Education: University Degree (preferred Master Degree, PhD, Chemistry, or related, minimum requirement Bachelor Degree).

Professional Experience: minimum 10 years’ experience in service laboratory or chemical, textile or leather industry.

Language Skills:
Mandatory: English and German
Additionally: Putonghua, German

General Requirements: customer-focused thinking and acting, business acumen, willingness to travel, loyal, experience in intercultural team leadership, detailed knowledge in analytical chemistry and material- and product testing and legal requirements for the European market.

Special Requirement: as the parent company is in Germany and most of the clients are Europeans, applicants must have very good German language skills.

Nice to have: experience with textile, and leather industry, quality and sustainability management, environmental management, European Standards and legislation about consumer articles.

Native Language: Does not matter
Working Experience: above 10 years
How to apply:

Contact: Dr. Gerhard Nickolaus, PFI Hong Kong Ltd., email:

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