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Vacancy: Compliancy Manager China - Shanghai

UNILIN is best known by the general public because of its Quick-Step department and employs Protected content at 20 production sites worldwide. UNILIN has a 1,2 billion Euro turnover and is part of the internationally listed group Mohawk Industries, Inc. In addition to laminate flooring UNILIN also manufactures engineered wood (Quick-Step), laminated boards, MDF, HDF and chipboard, click furniture (Didit), roof systems and insulation boards (UTHERM).

As an employer, UNILIN distinguishes itself as a passionate, innovative growth company that has built its success on real entrepreneurs at all levels. The business culture is characterized by investments in technology and people.

To continue our growth, we are currently looking for a Compliancy Manager China - Shanghai.

UNILIN's IP department has licensed out its patented clic technology to the main flooring producers world-wide. Several Chinese producers have already entered into a license agreement over the past years (+/ Protected content and this amount of customers is still growing. A dedicated young and dynamic team of currently 3 people is based in Shanghai to manage these Chinese licensees. Managing these licensees remains a challenging task. A lot of energy needs to be invested to make sure that these customers comply with the obligations of the license agreements they entered into.

Therefore we are currently looking for a Compliancy Manager who will support UNILIN’s licensing team based in Shanghai.
He/she will
o do the necessary research together with market researchers based in Luxembourg and analyze the info to identify the non-compliant companies.
o prepare/support independent auditors that are allowed to do royalty review audits at Chinese licensees’ premises
o execute strategy to act against this non-compliance
o support our sales staff during negotiations against non-compliant companies.
o will report to the Licensing Manager for China, but will also have frequent contact with the licensing colleagues based in Luxembourg.

• You speak fluent Mandarin, English and are based or willing to be based in Shanghai.
• University degree in applied economics / management / marketing, preferably complemented by an MBA and/or relevant overseas work experience
• Minimum 5 years professional sales- & marketing experience in branded environment or a proven track record of strong sales development in both mainland China and Hong Kong/Shanghai markets
• Pro-active, hands-on, entrepreneurial, very organized, strong time management skills, able to thrive & excel under stressful conditions

UNILIN is a strong growth company that is internationally active and financially sound. It is carried by a team of colleagues who feel professionalism and entrepreneurship are paramount. In exchange of your expertise, creativity and enthusiasm, UNILIN offers an attractive salary complemented by fringe benefits, career opportunities, challenges abroad and a wide range of training courses.

Nick Leenaert – Talent Director
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