China GM-Food and Drink

Shanghai Permanent
  • The opportunity to lead and grow China business for a renowned FMCG business.
  • In charge of full functions with the goal to grow the HIPO market P&L.

About Our Client

Our client is global 100 high growth FMCG business with a strong presence and huge potential in China.

Job Description

Business Performance

  • Responsible for managing all aspects of overall commercial, supply chain, financial, quality, HR, legal, risk related activities, government relationships and people.
  • Be accountable for implementing and achieving strategic growth plans across Greater China; focusing on both short and long term strategies.
  • Ensuring that strategies are translated into tactical business plans and key performance indicators that can be monitored for progress and success.
  • Make key decisions that take into account the values, strategic vision and overall risk to the business unit
  • Coordinate and maximise key business and operational processes to ensure the most effective use of time and resources across all business units; drive both innovation and transformation across the organisation
  • Continuously review and report on overall business performance against key indicators and objectives; make strategic decisions and necessary changes to ensure business progress is in line with the strategic plan
  • Build strong relationships with key external stakeholders, government, principals, customers to ensure correct focus and direction for the operations and technology level.

Team & People

  • Work in close partnership with all functional key stakeholders, ensuring full transparency, on-going reporting and open communication at all times.
  • Lead, inspire and mentor a diverse team of high calibre professionals through building team capabilities, providing opportunities for career development and progression and building a succession pipeline for key roles.
  • Drive sustainable improvement and raise the standards of performance, collaboration, engagement, as well as speed and accuracy of delivery.
  • Instil a culture of accountability, transparency and good practice as well as continuous improvement, responsiveness, customer focus and stakeholder engagement.
  • Create a vision for the business unit and articulate transparent goals and targets to the team members.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Finds ways to win cooperation from others, creating and executing influence strategies that persuade key stakeholders to take action that will advance shared interests and business goals
  • Ability to conceptualise, communicate and drive comprehensive change in an empathetic manner.
  • Using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to help participants reach a meeting's objectives; being aware of the needs and potential contributions of others
  • Stays on top of how processes and conditions in area are working, actively designs, improves and measures processes, persuades people to work smarter and more efficiently in the search for continuous improvement.
  • Using ones understanding of key market drivers to create and identify and seize business opportunities, expand into new markets, and launch innovative products and services.
  • Ability to create competitive and innovative strategies and plans
  • Demonstrating the traits, inclinations and dispositions that characterise successful business owner; exhibiting behaviour styles that meet the demands of the role.
  • Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives; collaboratively working with direct reports to set meaningful objectives, identify behaviours and knowledge to achieve goals; creates a learning environment; establishes development plans and track and evaluates performance.
  • Understands how individuals react to change, understands resistance to change, identifies role in change process and executes well, involves people in decisions that affect them, understands different types of changes and increases awareness of change benefits.

The Successful Applicant

  • A minimum 15 years experience at GM / Head level within a global business in a regional role with full P&L management responsibilities
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in business, finance or other relevant industry
  • Extensive experience in the FMCG (food/beverage preferred) having worked for global brands and/or distributors
  • Demonstrable track record of success leading significant business growth with a key focus on strategy, branding, sales and marketing
  • Exceptional financial and commercial acumen
  • Strong leadership and management skills based on values
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Capability to build strong and effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders across different cultures
  • Deep understanding of trends and key business and success drivers in FMCG
  • Energy, pace and enthusiasm to work within a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Fluent English and Mandarin is a must

What's on Offer

Great industry sector, great market, great brand!

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