China country manager

 

 

 

 

Sun World International is a California-based agriculture and technology firm engaged in fruit variety development, technology, intellectual property, and licensing business. Technology and IP pursuits include one of the world’s leading fruit breeding/genetics programs, a broad-based portfolio of plant patents and trademarks and investments in agriculture technology start-ups benefiting its global licensees. Licensing consists of sharing new proprietary stone fruit and table grape varieties, and the IP they comprise, with like-minded fruit growers and marketers in more than 15 countries around the world. The Company prizes creativity, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Its people strive for excellence by demonstrating leadership, passion, kindness, authenticity, courage, initiative, and curiosity.

About the Department
The China team is responsible for expanding the Sun World business in China, managing the IP- patent processes, industry and government relationships, and licensing of Sun World proprietary varieties with nurseries, growers and distributors.

About the Opportunity
The China Country Manager will be responsible for leading the team. the business and all elements of implementing the strategic growth plan objectives

Work with: Sun World China team and affiliated professional support network

Location: In China and specific location to be agreed upon

Responsibilities

  • Managing all aspects of the China business including staff, staffing, legal, finance, accounting, intellectual property, tax, and agronomy
  • Driving strategic growth and business development
  • Developing and implementing plans and processes to optimize the business
  • Commercial negotiations and legal agreement management
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with government and industry personnel
  • Preparing plans, reports and analysis

Professional Skills and Qualifications:

  • Has Chinese citizenship or full-time residency qualifications
  • Fluent in both Chinese and English
  • Bachelor's degree or above, related to agriculture or commerce
  • 10 years + experience in agriculture, understanding the agriculture value chain
  • Well-rounded, strategic, commercial and staff leadership skills
  • Strong commercial negotiation skills
  • Ability to develop, manage and maintain relationships
  • Understanding of intellectual property-plant patent licensing
  • Entrepreneurial self-motivated and engaging leader with strong sense of responsibility
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills

Physical demands:
The candidate will be required to travel regularly, sit, use hands-to-finger, handle controls, and talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, and stop. Employee must regularly lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus, as well as work with a computer monitor and in the field.

For more information or to apply please send your resume to yzhang@sun-world.com 


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