Our client is a family-owned, globally operating company headquartered in Europe. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of plastic injection molding machines and turnkey solutions. With more than 7000 employees, the company runs production sites in Europe and Asia. With approx. 30 sales and service locations around the world they are always near their customers. With innovative technologies, excellent quality and a strong commitment to environmental protection, ethical conduct and social responsibility, our client has earned itself an excellent reputation.

For their subsidiary in Shanghai, China, we are now exclusively searching for a Director Business Unit Medical & Packaging Asia (m/f/d). We are looking for candidates prepared to commit long-term and thus ensure sustainable growth of the business unit in the Asia / Pacific region. This exciting position offers a lot of creative leeway and enormous growth potential.

The position holder will report to the Vice President Business Unit Medical & Packaging located at the companies’ Headquarters in Europe.

These tasks await you:

  • Leading the Asia team of the business unit of currently four employees, all base in Shanghai
  • Realign all processes and activities of the business unit for an agile market penetration, strong growth in the region and a smooth order processing
  • Develop and implement a market strategy for the region in accordance with the global strategy of the business unit and the company; derive and implement individual country-specific strategy guidelines
  • Prepare and provide industry-specific information and market data to sales organizations in the region
  • Cooperate closely with the local sales organizations to support all sales and marketing activities such as customer visits, in-house events and trade fairs
  • Identify, manage and develop relationships with local subsidiaries of international key accounts and regional key accounts
  • Participate in customer meetings and conduct contract negotiations with important customers and for large-scale projects
  • Form and manage partnerships with suppliers of molds, automation equipment, local research institutes, industry associations and local government authorities
  • Provide technical and commercial support to local sales organizations for quoting of customized machine configurations and turnkey projects


These are your professional qualifications:

  • Engineering degree, ideally in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plastics Technology, or equivalent experience
  • Strong background in developing market strategies, and in business development and/or international sales
  • Experience in management, preferably in an international environment
  • A sound understanding of complex, technical processes, machines and systems as a basis for consultation and technical clarification of customer requirements
  • Knowledge and experience in the plastics industry, in particular experience with injection molding machines or comparable machines, automation systems, injection molds or handling technology for plastic products are of advantage
  • Preferably, experience in medical device technology and/or packaging with a strong emphasis on injection molding and production technology.
  • A large network in plastic injection molding, toolmaking or automation technology and/ or in the relevant medical device technologies, or packaging industry in the region is desirable
  • Strong cross-cultural Skills with a with a feeling for the peculiarities of the different cultures in the Asia/ Pacific region
  • Experience in working for a European-based company
  • Business fluent English language skills, both written and spoken. Further language skills, especially Mandarin, are an advantage but not a must

You can expect this:

  • A renowned, innovative, family-owned and company, which is one of the technology leaders in its field.
  • Onboarding and in-depth training at headquarters
  • A creative, international environment with plenty of room for creativity and initiative
  • Independent but responsible thinking and working are valued and supported
  • A diverse and dynamic working environment with attractive tasks
  • A cooperation with global, well-known and renowned companies in medical technology and packaging
  • A future-proof workplace with internal development opportunities
  • Ann attractive compensation package
  • Assistance with re-location, finding accommodation, visa application and administrative matters