Operations Director, China

  • Production
  • China - Guangzhou

Operations Director, Guangzhou 


Our client is a global provider of garment, apparel, and fashion labeling solutions to clients around the world. Represented through regional offices and local partners, an industry pioneer, the company is active around the world. To support continued growth, the company seeks to hire an Operations Director. With overall accountability for the company’s largest facility, in Guangzhou, the Operations Director is the most-senior operations manager in China.  

Based in Guangzhou, the Operations Director reports to the Managing Director, in the Hong Kong regional office. The Operations Director holds ultimate responsibility for the operational and strategic success of the company’s Guangzhou facilities, including all aspects of the label production value chain. As a leadership role, this person is accountable for delivering the global leadership vision while building a world-class functions within the local organization.



Job Description:

  • Responsibility for all aspects of label production, including:
    • Oversight of stocks and raw material quality
    • Capital equipment assurance, maintenance and expenditures
    • Demand, production and delivery management
    • Manufacturing efficiency and production controls
    • Waste, environmental and health and safety compliance
    • Subcontracting effectiveness and quality
    • Human resources preparedness and compliance
  • Ultimate accountability for facility profitability
  • Production and presentation of monthly management report
  • Key contributor to strategic planning and delivery of annual targets through:
    • Approval, deployment and oversight of annual targets and budget
    • Ownership of expense budgets and continual cost engineering
    • Accurate monthly stock counts and operational reporting
    • Delivery of continuous efficiency improvement
    • Reconciliation of weekly supply / demand balance
    • Leading daily production meetings for all departments
  • Chief authority for site staffing, including:
    • Optimizing up to 800 manufacturing staff
    • Indirect management of at least 8 functional factory managers
    • Up to 6 direct reports in management functions


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
    • Relevant technical, engineering or manufacturing discipline preferred
    • Postgraduate degree highly desirable
    • MBA advantageous
  • At least 15 years' operations management experience in labeling, including:
    • Track-record of successful leadership in a large-scale labeling facility
    • Comfort on the factory floor and in the regional boardroom
    • Ownership of financial, operational and compliance of labeling factories
    • Accountability for P&L, compliance and commercial success
    • Staffing, human capital preparedness and regulatory compliance
  • Strong familiarity with lean manufacturing practices
  • Able to direct internal and external environmental, labor and other resources
    • Experience successfully navigating China’s fast-changing regulatory environments
  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills
    • Chinese language a benefit
  • Confident and mature, with executive gravitas
    • Credible communicating with senior stakeholders
  • Passionate, energetic and committed to constant improvement
  • Values-oriented, ethical and transparent
  • Occasional travel to Hong Kong

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