Project Manager (Woodworking Machinery and Metallurgy) Jobs

VDMA - GMECS (BJ) Co., Ltd, Shanghai Branch, Shanghai, China

About Company:

German Mechanical Engineering Commercial Services Co., Ltd. (GMECS) is the official service provider of VDMA China.

GMECS is looking for a new Project Manager (Woodworking Machinery and Metallurgy) in Shanghai!

The German Engineering Association (VDMA – Verband Deutscher Maschinen und Anlagenbau) is Germany’s and Europe’s largest industry association for the capital goods sector. There are over 3200 corporate members within the association. The VDMA represents 80% of the total machinery volume of the German machinery manufacturers. The association is structured into 38 sub-associations. In China, the VDMA is active since 2004. There is one location in Beijing and one in Shanghai. The Shanghai Representative Office is currently looking for a motivated project manager, who can support our activities here in Shanghai. The Shanghai Office of the VDMA is mainly focusing the sectors Robotics + Automation, Food Processing and Packaging Machinery, Machine Tools, Woodworking Machinery, Metallurgy, and EMINT (Electronics, Micro and Nano Technologies).

Besides the industry sector related association work, the VDMA Shanghai team organizes regular industry and networking events for its members.

About this job:
  • Networking: regular contact with VDMA member companies in China; especially in the field of Woodworking Machinery and Metallurgy, and related industries as well as with press, exhibition and association contacts.
  • Desk Research: research industry news (incl. standards) and regularly compile English industry reports or similar communication formats
  • Market Research: researching on latest information about the Woodworking Machinery and Metallurgy industry in China e.g. Chinese machinery market, customer and end-user information, statistical data, policy & regulation updates…
  • Organise China Management Meetings in China (room booking, acquire speakers, distribution of agenda & address, phone follow-up with participants to ensure their attendance)
  • Other projects as required by German VDMA sector (press conferences, roadshows, seminars, competitor study etc.)
  • Translations incl. technical translations
  • Compile & Update trade fair overview of industry (excel-sheet)
  • You will be in contact with German colleagues from VDMA (German Engineering Association)and GzFmbH (Gesellschaft zur Foerderung des Maschinenbau mbH), Frankfurt, by emails and personal contact with regard to work content details
  • You directly report to the Branch Manager of the Shanghai office with regard to all office and disciplinary matters.
  • Speak and write English and Chinese – German is a plus
  • Degree in mechanical engineering or business administration and >2-3 years of work experience
  • Work self-dependent, team-orientated and deliver according to deadlines even under pressure
  • Very good communicator
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Analytic thinking
  • Using Windows/PC standard software (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Proper attire when meeting with VDMA members and other partners
  • Willingness to Travel/ Flexibility & Agility If you are interested in this position
Native Language: Chinese
Working Experience: 3-5 years
How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your application in EN to

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