The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA) is a limited company incorporated in April 2006. The mission of HKRITA is to foster the development of core competencies in applied R&D in textiles and clothing and facilitate adoption of technologies by industries in Hong...

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA) is a limited company incorporated in April 2006. The mission of HKRITA is to foster the development of core competencies in applied R&D in textiles and clothing and facilitate adoption of technologies by industries in Hong Kong and China to enhance their competitiveness. HKRITA is funded by the Innovation and Technology Fund. It is governed by a Board of Directors comprising members from the industry, the hosting organization (i.e. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Government officials. Please visit http://www.hkrita.com for further details. Applications are now invited for the following position.

Director, Business Development (Ref. No: HKRITA-DBD-11/20)

Job level Top
Work exp 15 Years or above
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Government / Civil Services / Public Sector / Public Utilities
Job function Government / Social Services > Community Services / Non-profit Organisations
Management > Top Executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, Director, MD)
Government / Social Services > Project / Program Development
Published On 21/11/2020

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the appointee will be required to:

  • devise and establish policies for commercialisation;
  • develop business strategies to facilitate technology transfer of the R&D project results/ deliverables;
  • manage the marketing team to implement the marketing strategies and activities;
  • identify business opportunities based on technologies developed by HKRITA;
  • seek licensing, contract research and development opportunities;
  • seek joint venture and collaboration opportunities and convert the opportunities identified into actual collaboration projects;
  • work closely with the R&D Division on managing and following through the implementation of the R&D projects;
  • carry out market research and technology analysis; and
  • perform ad hoc duties may be assigned by the CEO.

Requirements

  • A recognized degree in Textiles and Clothing or related disciplines, with a higher degree being an advantage;
  • At least 15 years of relevant experience in textile and clothing, business development, marketing and technology development; have good understanding of the textiles and apparel industry and good contacts;
  • Has the ability and experience in making public presentation;
  • Possess a can-do attitude, be prepared to think and work outside the box, and be willing to learn and work outside normal office hours for completing the tasks;
  • Be a good team player with excellent interpersonal, presentation and project management skills; and
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English and Chinese, including Putonghua.
  • Preference will be given to those with knowledge of patent applications and commercial legal agreements, and experience in forming commercial joint venture.

Applications and Nominations:
The HKRITA is being represented in this search by Asianet Consultants Ltd. Please submit nominations or applications to:

Mr. Peter Liu
Managing Director, Asianet Consultants Ltd.
702-704, 7/F Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
 
Tel: (852) 2530-0137
Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and recruitment will continue until the position is filled. HKRITA reserves the right to consider late applications and nominations, and to fill or not to fill the position. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purpose.