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Reference Code:  17622

Chinese Business Development Manager

New York or West Coast, NY, US

Permanent
  
  

MONTBLANC is a manufacturer of exclusive products including watches, jewellery, writing instruments and leather goods which reflect our high demands with respect to culture, quality, design, tradition and craftsmanship. MONTBLANC is present all around the world with more than 25 subsidiaries and 600 boutiques.

CHINESE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - NEW YORK OR WEST COAST

 

OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will be the in-house expert on all business activities involving the Chinese consumer for North America and will create and execute strategy for growing the Chinese consumer market.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES      

  • Be the point person for management of all Chinese Business activities in the US and Canada:
    • Propose and lead any activity that will improve the sales to Chinese travelers in the Retail network
    • Get in contact with the local Chinese community in order to create new strategic links
  • Liaises with Boutique teams to plan and execute localized events and activities:
    • Animate the RED boutique by defining an annual calendar
    • Ensure execution of crucial events during the financial year (Golden weeks, Chinese New Year/ Tour guides)
    • Work in cooperation with Marketing department to set-up activities in all relevant boutiques
  • Partner with the High Artistry Development Director in order to develop  the Chinese VIP business by increasing the number of local Chinese Imperials
  • Partner with the Training Director to create new training sessions for Chinese employees focused on brand culture, selling ceremony and products
  • Conduct industry research, maintain competitive analysis and provide strategic recommendations
  • Partner with Global Chinese Business Manager to identify and leverage global best practices within North America boutiques
  • Create link for partnership with relevant local Chinese organizations
  • Manage external vendor communication, work with retail and marketing team to identify and obtain relevant materials for partner activities
  • Propose and set-up new local partnerships
  • Strength the link with Alipay and other crucial Chinese commercial tools in order to drive clients to the stores (i.e. WeChat)
  • Define in partnership with the Regional Managers and he VP Retail the target and KPI’s for each RED boutique
  • Develop any aspects to increase Chinese business

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA degree; MBA preferred
  • Fluent or Native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese  
  • Minimum of 5 years of retail experience within a global brand
  • Minimum 3 years of luxury marketing, outreach and VIP clienteling experience
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving and improving tools
  • Strong project management and analytical skills
  • Ability to drive results through effective communication
  • Strong presentation skills required
  • Ability to interact with and influence all levels of management and retail
  • Exceptional analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Microsoft application proficiency (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required
  • Proficiency in various social media environments, including WeChat
  • SAP knowledge preferred


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City