Senior Chinese Project Manager - Sourcing & Quality

  • General
  • France - Shanghai

Our client is a consulting firm whose aim is to help its clients (mostly Western companies) securing and developing their industrial and commercial partnerships with Chinese Firms. With a long history (over 20 years), the company has a track record of nearly 1,000 projects. Additionally, our client is a member of a network of consulting firms covering 13 additional countries and supporting each other.

On their behalf, we are looking for a


Senior Chinese Project Manager | Sourcing & Quality


who will join their team in China.




The Senior Chinese Project Manager will be in charge of the sourcing of technical equipment, material and components as well as the quality management of sourcing and industrialization projects for the company’s clients. To complete these projects, the SCPM may be allocated a team of 1 to 3 people, depending on the requirements of each project.





_ Carry out or delegate preliminary feasibility studies

_ Define workload and expense forecast

_ Build a preliminary project schedule

_ Define the best project team and select the needed subcontractors / data providers (when relevant)

_ Report to the sales team (HQ or local)


Strategic diagnosis

_ Understand the specifications and expectations of our clients (purchasing & technical)

_ Analyze the Chinese offer landscape and define the difficulty of the project

_ Analyze the current partners of our clients

_ Conduct a quick potential gain assessment

_ Provide recommendations regarding the strategy and the organization to target in China


Search for suppliers

_ Identify all the potential partners and sort them out based on the results of the strategic diagnosis

_ Identify the decision makers of the selected potential suppliers

_ Contact them and introduce our client in a positive and motivating way

_ RFI / RFQ + Technical clarifications

_ Carry out a quality audit to assess the industrial and quality management organization of the targets

_ Provide recommendations regarding the suppliers to be selected


Negotiate the purchasing contract

_ Draft and negotiate the term sheets for the purchasing contract

_ Finalize the contract and ensure its signature


Coordinate the product development

_ (unitary equipment): ensure that technical specifications are known and understood by the supplier

_ (mass production goods): monitor the manufacturing of the prototypes / samples / test orders.

_ Follow the open issues and ensure that they are closed before each development milestone

_ Monitor the communication between the client and the supplier (mostly without the support of HQ)


Quality control

_ Conduct regular supplier audits on the basis of the ISO 9001 and the ISO TS standards

_ Define Quality Inspection Procedures

_ Monitor the Quality Inspections (and carry them out when needed)

_ Follow the product certification process


Coordinate the industrialization

_ When needed, find a suitable place for the implantation of a production line

_ Identify and qualify the subcontractors / specialist companies (lawyers...) needed for the implantation process

_ Coordinate the sourcing of the equipment and/or the raw material / components needed by the production line

_ Coordinate the technical transfer (if needed)

_ Coordinate the ramp up of the production & quality organization (if needed)


Management control

_ Ensure the client's satisfaction

_ Ensure that the working hours of the team stays within the budget.

_ Review and validate the hours and expenses declared by the project teams.


Training & Process definition

_ Participate in the development of standard deliverables & process

_ Train the staff in using them


Team leading

The senior Chinese project manager should also have ability to lead Chinese technical team and subcontractors to carry out relative tasks of projects.




Technical & Quality

_ Engineering degree

_ At least 10 years of working experience

_ Knowledge of mechanical engineering required; electrical engineering is useful; electronics is a plus.

_ Main items of the ISO 9001 & ISO TS standards

_ Experience in a plant




_ Fluent spoken and written Chinese & English


Project Management

_ Multi-cultural projects


_ Organized

_ Autonomous



_ Advanced level of Excel, PowerPoint & Word



_ Main terms of a purchasing contract



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