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 to increase productivity of their assembly lines
  • Key account management in Europe for a Chinese electric cable manufacturing JV.
  • Sourcing project for premium lady handbag accessories in China for a European SME trading company
  • Distribution channel management project at a Swiss watches SME company in South China, including 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
  • 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 Nothern 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 quality

  • New factory layout concept and planning in Changzhou
  • 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
  • Location selection.
  • Interaction with local authorities regarding permits.
  • Turnkey production line relocation from Europe to China, commissioning and production startup
  • Operations management in a cable manufacturing plant during the initial months after commissioning
  • Contract negotiation with local construction engineering suppliers, design institute, etc.