The China Desk

Interim Management & Consulting for the Chinese Market

Interim Manager China

The China desk of BRAINFORCE is focusing on business activities in conjunction with China.

Various project management functions
  • Leading the cash collection project (securing account receivables) for a Fortune 500 American telecom subsidiary in China
  • Implementation Manager as part of a German management consulting team at a German-Chinese Automobiles OEM Joint Venture with the goal to increase productivity of  their assembly lines
  • Key account management in Europe for a Chinese electric cable manufacturing JV (market entry)
  • Sourcing project for a premium lady handbag accessory in China for a European SME trading company
  • Distribution channel management project at a Swiss watches SME company in South China; mandate included investigations regarding IPR violations and online grey sales of local Chinese distributors

Interim Management & Consulting for China

– various successful mandates

Interim Management function at SMEs in line management
  • Taking over interimistically the GM function and restoring transparency at the subsidiary of a German SME company in Zhejiang Province, after the existing local GM was dismissed on the spot due to compliance issues
  • General manager of a German Automotive manufacturing company for post-merger integration in Shandong
  • General manager of a glass processing industry company in Shanghai
  • CFO of a German Automotive manufacturing company in Northern China
  • Turnaround CEO for a Swiss subsidiary in high precision coating of metal parts for the printing industry
  • General Manager of a Swiss startup company in Robotics in Suzhou
  • Marketing & Sales Director Asia Pacific for a European Automation systems provider in Hong Kong
  • Supply chain management in a chemical applications Joint Venture company in Changzhou
  • Head of Technical Department in a German LCD/LED module design SME in Shanghai
  • Head of R&D automotive at a European technology group in Suzhou
  • Operations management to increase productivity and ensuring qualityNew factory layout concept and planning in Changzhou
  • Project Management of the relocation of a factory from the existing location into a new industrial zone assigned by the authorities in Jiangsu Province
  • Planning and implementation of Lean Production concepts, including launch of new products
  • Process improvement in production and supply chain
  • Implementing advanced Quality management processes and tools
  • ERP (Navision) system upgrade and training with written manual
Project management for setting up greenfield factories of several European manufacturing companies in machinery
  • Factory location identification and selection
  • Interaction with local authorities regarding permits
  • Turnkey production line relocation from Europe to China, including commissioning and production startup
  • Operations management in a cable manufacturing plant during the initial 6 months after commissioning
  • Contract negotiation with local construction engineering suppliers, design institute, etc.