Regional CEO Asia

Challenging Executive role for the automotive industry in Asia

Take over full strategic and operational responsibility for the factories and R&D centers in China, South Korea, Malaysia, Japan and India as well as for the acquisition of new business to increase turnover, profitability and market share in Asia

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    Global Automotive Corporation

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Die Position

    Main responsibilities

  • Take over full P&L responsibility for the Asia region and lead regional operations with several factories and R&D centers in China, South Korea, Malaysia, Japan and India
  • Lead, motivate and develop all functions including sales, application engineering, operations/manufacturing, logistics, finance/controlling and all support roles located in Asia
  • Ensure the successful launch of several new production sites   
  • Take over responsibility for the acquisition of new customers in order to increase turnover, profitability and market share in Asia
  • Serve as key contact for top customer accounts. Develop and implement a sustainable client network for the company
  • Generate innovative strategies for addressing future market/business scenarios in Asia, constructively challenging the conventional wisdom
  • Prepare and control budgets/forecasting to ensure the effective implementation of the business strategy; Monitor revenues and costs against plan/forecast to identify problem areas and adapt procedures to improve the overall performance of the company    
  • Drive product innovation for the business, in alignment with the market needs and business development goals
  • Act as an active and integral member and contributor to the global management team
  • Be located in Shanghai and travel regularly to the other sites in Japan, South Korea, India and Malaysia

    Skills and experience

  • Educated to degree level in Engineering, preferably accompanied by an MBA
  • Several years of experience as regional CEO/COO or a similar role with responsibility for several R&D and manufacturing sites across Asia, preferably within a global automotive corporation
  • Strong knowledge of the Chinese, Japanese and Indian automotive and/or commercial vehicle market (light and heavy duty) and solid network to OEM customers in Asia
  • Experience in building up new factories and in managing large engineering and manufacturing teams in a complex global matrix organization
  • Strategic mind-set who identifies business opportunities and envisions the long-term market potential
  • Ability to build best-in-class teams and a culture of trust collaboration and performance orientation
  • Perfect fluency in English is absolutely necessary; fluency in Mandarin is advantageous

    Our Offer

  • An interesting and challenging executive role that combines responsibility and extensively delegated powers to implement change and progress in an international environment
  • Comprehensive scope for career development and the opportunity to contribute directly to the company’s results
  • Leading position of the company in the global market with innovative and attractive product solutions
  • Financially sound and highly profitable organization
  • Team spirit and trustful cooperation in a highly motivated team
  • High loyalty of employees and identification with the company
  • An unrivalled opportunity for personal growth within a well-organized, financially sound and promising business
  • A competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package

    Interested in learning more?
    If so, we look forward to talking to you.

    Please send your CV and motivation letter in English (stating reference DE-17531, desired remuneration and availability).

    Mercuri Urval - Management Consulting

    We do, of course, guarantee confidentiality.

Das Unternehmen

Our client is one of the leading global automotive corporations and a market leader in each of its product divisions. The company is highly profitable and generates an annual revenue of several billion € per year.

The group’s business culture is based on shared values such as commitment, continuous improvement, team spirit and entrepreneurship and the company belongs to the TOP employers in Asia.

To further develop the strongly growing business in Asia we are looking for a technically experienced, internationally minded and highly dedicated leadership personality as Regional CEO. The role will be located in Shanghai and require frequent travelling to the other sites in India, South Korea and Malaysia.