General Manager (Suzhou)

An Austrian light manufacturing company in the automotive industry in Suzhou area is looking for a General Manager.

The company is a family-owned business with headquarters in Austria. In order to cater for its growing market in China, it will set up a manufacturing plant in Suzhou area.


Investment intensity:                

Initial Investment Euro 13,5 Mill - this will be increased in three phases.


Industry category:                

Light manufacturing


Human resource requirements:

The estimation for the number of employees required for the period from 2019 until 2022 is 60-70 employees. We will start with about 35-40 people in 2019.


The ideal candidate should possess the following characteristics:  

  • Cultural fit - the candidate must fit to the company (down-to-earth and well-rounded personality - needs to fit to our family-owned company).
  • We are looking for a very trust-worthy and honest person with hands-on mentality.
  • Min. 3 years experience with running a plant in China as production manager or general manager.
  • Experience in establishing a new plant in China - preferably in Jiangsu Province.
  • Must be able to be the interface person between the subsidiary in China and the headquarters in Austria
  • Must be willing to move/ live in Suzhou, Wujiang or close by
  • Language background: We prefer a person for whom German is his/her mother tongue, however a Chinese person with a strong German or Austrian background (studied/ worked in Austria or Germany) who speaks German well might also be a good fit
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Know-How in how to run a plant / business successfully
  • Experience in the plastics industry is a plus, but not a must
  • Being able to speak/read/communicate in Chinese could be a big plus, but is not a must. 

We offer an attractive remuneration package for the right candidate.


Interested? Please send your detailed CV to Janet Mo (


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