Technischer Direktor in China

For our client we are looking for a Technical Director for the Plastic and Automotive Industry.


  • Management responsibility for the technical area including production, technology, logistics, purchasing and quality management
  • Close coordination with General Manager
  • Close contact with the relevant central departments in HQ
  • Profit & loss responsibility
  • Project budget control; responsible for production in technical and economic Terms; coordinate and take responsibility for project management together with the project leaders
  • Reporting to the board of directors; preparation of technical statistics as well as quarterly and annual reports
  • Conceptual development and optimization in technical and economic terms (production processes, work procedures, quality, service)
  • Compliance with customer requirements regarding quality, delivery times, quantities, costs, technical specifications
  • Minimization of waste and disposal costs and compliance with all environmentally relevant regulations
  • Permanently ensuring the optimum operating capacity
  • Planning and implementation of new building investments, machinery and plant Projects


  • Manage and control according to set objectives and results
  • Develop and implement the company strategy for production under consideration of the company’s medium and long-term goals
  • Creation of budgets, medium and long-term planning, investment planning for the technical area
  • Coordinate decisions with the head office and the General Manager
  • Managing the company together with the commercial manager
  • Information networking with all central departments
  • Implementation of new technical developments into successful products
  • Technical management of all key projects
  • Accompanying the most important projects on a technical level, possibly taking over project management
  • Control of material management and the expansion of local sourcing
  • Further development of production processes and procedures (productivity, costs)
  • Close cooperation with all relevant departments
  • Support in conducting negotiations with suppliers, partners, etc.
  • Support for contract negotiations and design with suppliers
  • Consistent management, education, training and motivation of the technical staff
  • Plan, realize, and ensure cost-effective and efficient production
  • Assume representation tasks; intensive networking with regard to public life
  • Support of key accounts


  • Completion of a technical degree or equivalent acquired knowledge in other ways
  • Strong business-management skills
  • Previous experience in automotive and/or plastic component business advantageous
  • At least 10 years management experience and minimum 5 years in a similar position
  • Several years’ experience in leading Chinese employees
  • Fluent communication in German is a must, English necessary and Chinese an advantage
  • Readiness to live and work in the Liaoning Province
  • Absolutely reliable and trustworthy
  • Good team player with strong skills in communication, organization and motivation as well as
  • ability to manage tasks with flexibility, foresight and logic


  • Enforcement strength, assertiveness
  • Commitment, willingness to perform
  • Strong leadership-skills
  • Innovation spirit
  • Intercultural competence
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Customer orientation, market orientation
  • Mobility; Willingness to travel is an advantage
  • Pragmatism
  • Self-assured appearance without appearing arrogant
  • Economic thinking and Entrepreneurship

Organisation Chart


The employing company is located in Liaoning Province in North-East China.

Further Information

Please send you application to Dr. Karl Waldkirch (

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