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Hans Einhell Company, Shanghai, China

About Company:

Einhell Germany AG started in 1964 with the foundation of Hans Einhell Co., Ltd. in Landau/Isar in Germany. Einhell develops and sells solutions for the handyman and tradesman for home, garden and recreational use.

Einhell’s product policy is based on the ability to react faster and be more flexible and innovative than the competition. The scope of Einhell’s international operations reflects the global orientation of the company’s customer base. Subsidiaries and affiliated partners around the globe ensure proximity to customers who conduct business throughout the world. Einhell currently has approximately 1400 employees worldwide. The corporate turnover is about € 379.9 million. Einhell is located in over 58 countries worldwide with 36 subsidiaries and various sales partners. Einhell is listed on the stock exchange since 1987.

Einhell China was set up in 1994. As China is the most important purchasing market for the Einhell Germany AG, Einhell China set up a strong engineering department to ensure products are made in strict compliance with Einhell quality guidelines and can be delivered to customers on time.

About this job:

The position is to be assigned as soon as possible for a contract period of 3 years, with possibility of extension. The position is located in Shanghai (China).

The Division Manager Petrol Tools will be responsible to organize and manage the Petrol Tools technical division in closed cooperation with the corporate headquarters in Germany. The division consists currently of 6 well-educated Chinese employees (mainly engineers). The position reports directly to the Technical Director of Einhell China.

The main tasks of the team are new product development, product improvement and the support of souring.

Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Manage and further develop the Petrol Tools Division engineering staff
  • Establish a competent and a self-driven division, which is responsible for bringing product ideas from sketch to mass production stage together with external manufacturing facilities (OEM and new product development), as well as continuous product improvement with the target to reduce failure rates
  • Communicate daily with German headquarter and maintain successful relationships with suppliers, partners and third parties to ensure smooth execution of technical cooperation and projects
  • Assure project schedules and short time-to-market periods
  • Provide technical support to internal departments (purchase, quality, export, product management …)
  • Ensure efficient execution of internal work flows and procedures and actively contribute to process improvements
  • Establish and facilitate a project and team culture
Requirement:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or above in the field of Mechanical Engineering (ideally special emphasis of combustion engines) or technician (possibly with a car mechanic apprenticeship)
  • At least 5 years work experience in engineering management and/or leading teams. Experience in job-relevant sectors (petrol driven products) preferred
  • Very good technical understanding of relevant consumer products and related manufacturing processes, ability to find technical solutions under consideration of economic aspects and develop innovative ideas
  • Product knowledge and experience regarding relevant European directives, standards as well as performance tests such as “Fit for Use” (FfU) tests or “Stiftung Warentest” requirements for petrol garden or stationary tools is an advantage
  • Significant experience in project management with strong technical and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills required, fluency in German is a huge plus
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and deliver results under high pressure
  • Strong leadership skills and team spirit, mature and pragmatic
  • For foreign candidates: Significant work experience in Asia (especially China) is an advantage
Native Language: German
Working Experience: above 5 years
How to apply:

amy.zheng@einhell.com

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