Country Manager - China - FMCG (Food)

Shanghai Permanent RMB1,094,491 - RMB1,095,403 per year
  • Responsible for launching the China Market
  • Dynamic Organisation

About Our Client

Our client is a dynamic and fast growing oganisation with a mission to change how the world lives, eats and sustains itself. This entrepreneurial company was founded by an elite group of FMCG experts that truly want to make a difference. Back by world class R&D and production (this company has it's own production facilities in the region) this organisation continues to bring best in class products to mark.

Job Description

Reporting regionally, the China Country Manager will be tasked with developing and expanding the companies brand and overall China footprint.

The role will:

  • Grow sales (volume & value mix), market share and weighted distribution within scope.
  • Drive strategic commercial plans including but not limited to geo-expansion, direct-to-consumer, cross-category promotions, distributor management, trade engagement/loyalty, promotion adherence, etc.
  • Build integrated business plans to drive sales within scope and engage all stakeholders for execution.
  • Build the brand name to give consumers compelling reasons to choose our brand over competing brands.
  • Develop/Execute tactical programs to support both Marketing and Sales objectives and expand distribution channels.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitor and/or assess industry's regulatory changes as well as competitive activities and their impact to the company.

The Successful Applicant

To qualify for this position you need to meet the following criteria:

  • You must have a strong FMCG background coming from a global MNC combined with a true entrepreneurial spirit
  • Experience in Food and/or beverage products is an important criteria for this role
  • Prior experience managing China distributors is essential for this position
  • Current relationships with global/region/local F&B chains would be ideal
  • A B2B sales background into HORECA channels is key; B2C retail and ecommerce experience
  • A passion for ESG, sustainable products, plant based foods would be a real advantage in this role
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin is a must



Other key criteria would include:

  • Self starter and highly independent
  • Interested in a start-up environment
  • Able and willing to work remotely or from a co-working space

What's on Offer

Our client is on a journey and they want to hire passionate people that want to be a key part of this journey. As this is the first hire into the China market, it is critical that the China Country Manager is flexible and willing to get their hands dirty in this critical build-out phase of development.

Contact
Steve Parkes
Quote job ref
JN-042022-5431643
Phone number
+852 2848 4703

Job summary

Function
Sales
Specialisation
Channel Sales
What is your area of specialisation?
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Location
Shanghai
Contract type
Permanent
Consultant name
Steve Parkes
Consultant phone
+852 2848 4703
Job Reference
JN-042022-5431643

Diversity & Inclusion at Michael Page

We don't just accept difference - we celebrate it. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this role and are committed to building inclusive, diverse workplaces where everyone can thrive. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know.