Our client is an international business with sourcing operations in China, supplying home electrical, consumer medical and health and beauty products to an impressive portfolio of globally recognized brands. Heading a team of 50 people (including lab staff), this role will work closely with HQ and clients...
Our client is an international business with sourcing operations in China, supplying home electrical, consumer medical and health and beauty products to an impressive portfolio of globally recognized brands. Heading a team of 50 people (including lab staff), this role will work closely with HQ and clients on new product development, driving the engineering process through to manufacturing.

VP, Product Development & Engineering

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 10 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Engineering - Electrical / Electronics / Mechanical
Job function Engineering > Mechanical Engineering
Engineering > Engineering Project Management
Merchandising / Purchasing > Merchandising - Electronics
Published On 26/11/2016
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Our client is an international business with sourcing operations in China, supplying home electrical, consumer medical and health and beauty products to an impressive portfolio of globally recognized brands. Heading a team of 50 people (including lab staff), this role will work closely with HQ and clients on new product development, driving the engineering process through to manufacturing.

Lead product development and project engineering activities in the entire supply chain cycle, this would involve working with sales & marketing on conceptual stage; provide technical advices to sourcing team to manage suppliers for component & finished goods; drive engineering improvement and manufacturing excellence projects with suppliers, to ensure the products standard requirements are met and working with other functions to drive the operational excellence and deliver the best value to the company.

This person oversee product development engineering team, packaging team and product development lab. He/ she will lead and coach the team, drive continuous improvement on the team development and system/ process, as well as facility of the lab.

This role is based in Shenzhen but is commutable from Hong Kong on a daily basis if needed.



To qualify:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering or other relevant graduate degree preferred.
  • 15+ years' experience in product development and engineering plus experience of managing and leading teams - this individual will require a strong background in both mechanical and electrical engineering whilst possessing a strong product mindset and an understanding of customer demands and consumer usage.
  • Experience managing complex technical challenges with a solution oriented approach to business and technology.
  • Must have a strong analytical problem solving ability balanced with a keen creative sense.
  • Hands-on technical experience driving systems architecture, delivering technical roadmaps within the scope of corporate strategy.
  • Track record of delivering designs to successful, high volume production.
  • Experience sourcing and managing contractors, vendors, internal resources.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets, with a proven history of driving down operational costs and improving efficiency.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - fluency in English is essential with Chinese language skills a distinct advantage.
  • Office location: Shenzhen