KONEKSIE JOB OPENING

Technical Support – Supplier Development // Taiwan & China


Koneksie focuses on solutions for social problems in emerging countries. We do this by developing new
and better products that are always part of comprehensive solutions. For the growing mobility needs in Kenya,
Koneksie is developing a motorcycle.

With the aim of starting mass production in 2015, Koneksie is currently searching for a mechanical
engineer to assist in the development of components with our suppliers in Asia. This person will be directly
related to the Sourcing and Product Development teams, playing a central-role on the communication
between our network in Asia and the headquarters in The Netherlands.

Activities Technical Support – Supplier Development

In the coming period, Koneksie will start the testing program of our motorcycle. During this phase we
will receive feedback of our current set of components. This information will be processed to our suppliers
for improvement.

A key-point to success in working with suppliers in Asia is to be able to communicate clearly our
request and the ability to understand their feedback. Adding a person with technical background to Koneksie
Asia network will ensure the request made by our team in NL is successfully transmitted to our suppliers. This
can be from the “cultural adaptation” of our requirements to the technical completion of the design
engineering work (technical suggestion of standards for finishing, tolerances, materials, etc).

Having a person on the ground to perform technical assignments will largely benefit the technical
sourcing activities, which include:

• Actively participate in the sourcing and product development activities, providing support to
the technical communication between Koneksie and its suppliers in Asia;
• Provide input on the components developed by our Product Development team prior to
bringing it to our suppliers;
• Assist in the development of OEM components in Taiwan and China. Making sure the request of
all specifications as well understood, examining one-off samples and production standards
• Address and solve operational issues with suppliers
• Identifying existing components that can suit our request with the support of our network
• Provide constructive feedback to Koneksie in the form of text, drawings or references;

Requirements for the position:

• Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design or similar degree in relevant field
• Relevant experience in motorcycle/automotive industry
• Fluency in Mandarin or/and traditional Chinese language
• English proficiency is essential
• Skills in 3D Cad software are a plus (Solid Works, AutoCAD, UniGraphics, etc.)
• Availability to travel up to 50% of working time
• Strategic thinker and pragmatic worker

For questions please contact Thami Schweichler at +31 (0) 20 737 25 22 or at thami@koneksie.com

EDORADO MARINE JOB OPPORTUNITY

EDORADO MARINE offers a complete zero emission watersports experience; from powerboat to the dock. Our product includes the electric powerboat, the sustainable charging dock as well as tailor made marina development and management services.The company is led by Giel Groothuis and Godert van Hardenbroek; two Dutch entrepreneurs with wide experience in the field of design and sustainable business development in China and the rest of the world.

WE NOW HAVE AN IMMEDIATE JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR:

FINANCIAL ANALYST & BUSINESS PLAN MODELLER

 

MAIN TASKS

·       Finalize financial parameters for investment planning.

·       Calculate investment scenarios based on current business plan in Excel.

·       Compare performance of business model to existing market case.

·       Visualize the numbers into clear diagrams and info graphics.

·       Prepare project finance documentation for investors.

REQUIREMENTS

·       Experience in business modeling and financial calculations.

·       Exact, punctual and open minded entrepreneurial attitude.

·       Advanced knowledge of Excel.

·       Practical English oral & written skills.

·       Preferred background: MBA or similar education in business administration.

·       Minimally 3rd year bachelor’s level.

OFFERING

·       Great learning experience in an innovative start up.

·       Potential for growth and future employment.

·       Part time / flexible hours.

·       Work space in our cool loft office in the center of Shanghai.

·       Remuneration payment based on experience and skills.

CONTACT

Please send your resume and motivation to gielgroothuis@gmail.com

WE WELCOME BeefisSexy AT BUNDSPACE

BeefisSexy is a graphic design studio run by Evelyn Hussain, who gained experience  in branding and graphic design in agencies and design studios in Shanghai before she went freelance. Her specialty lies in brand development, visual identity system and packaging design - mostly servicing values-based companies. 
 
Past projects include brand identity development and below the line work for Haworth’s line of healthcare and restoratives environment furniture, and identity development and packaging for eco home and personal care products. Currently Evelyn is working on a project with Pure Whole vegetarian restaurant as well as developing visual identity and packaging for a nutritious cold-press fruit juice brand for the local and international market.
 
We are happy to have such a skilled and talented designer in our team and hope to hear more about her work.
 
To see more of Evelyn's work follow the link to the BeefisSexy website below.
 

BeefisSexy

SEVERAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT DDWS

DDWS IS WELCOMING TALENT TO JOIN THE TEAM

There are several positions available, please find the full descriptions and contact details below.

 

1. PR & COMMUNICATION MANAGER DUTCH DESIGN WORKSPACE

2. WEBSHOP DEVELOPMENT MANAGER DUTCH DESIGN WORKSPACE

3. ELDORADO MARINE: FINANCIAL MODELLER & BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPPER

4. INTERNS DUTCH DESIGN WORKSPACE

 

THE POSITIONS:


1. PR & COMMUNICATION MANAGER DUTCH DESIGN WORKSPACE
 
Dutch Design Workspace is an incubator program for design, fashion and architecture supported by the Dutch government. We help foreign creative industry companies to start their business in China. We offer shared workspace and consultancy services such as PR support. Next to this we host a yearly event program tailor made for the creative industry in China. Since the start we have assisted more than 40 companies with their business development and start in the Chinese market.
 
Main responsibilities
Implement and further develop media and marketing plan
Responsible for yearly event program
Media exposure and relation management
Work with our international design and lifestyle media network
Manage and promote our website, webshop and be active on our social media
PR support to incubator participants
Develop & manage creative business events
Regularly update our (social) media channels
Manage business club and liaise with sponsors
Host visitors and represent our incubator and its participants
 
Requirements
- You are a networker by nature, you like to write & present in public.
- You are passionate about design, fashion, architecture, culture, lifestyle and international trends.
- You have a strong network within Media and Design in Shanghai and rest of China.
- At least two years experience in similar position in China
- Able to work with demanding deadlines and targets
- Pro-active, social, representative, personality.
- Fluent in Mandarin and English (Dutch optional)
- You can use Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint/ Mac/ Weibo/ Wordpress.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English & Chinese.
 
Benefits
We offer a competitive salary based on your relevant experience and skills. This job is also open for freelancers. We have a program to make you grow in your career.
 
Interested?
Please send your resume with photos (max 5Mb as PDF) to Mr. Giel Groothuis
E: giel@dutchdesignworkspace.com
T: +86 21 6056 0125
M: +86 136 4180 0382

 


2. WEBSHOP DEVELOPMENT MANAGER DUTCH DESIGN WORKSPACE
Dutch Design Workspace is an incubator program for design, fashion and architecture supported by the Dutch government. We help foreign creative industry companies to start their business in China. We offer shared workspace and consultancy services such as PR support. Next to this we host a yearly event program tailor made for the creative industry in China. Since the start we have assisted more than 40 companies with their business development in the Chinese market.

 

Main responsibilities
Manage and further develop our web shop for the brands
Plan promotional events (on line + off line)
Generate media exposure
Manage client & brand relations
Explore social media for the web shop
Source new products and brands
Coordinate with logistics partner
Check inventory and stock
Take care of our showroom display

Requirements
- You have managed a web shop before.
- You are a networker by nature
- You like to write & present in public.
- You are passionate about anything design related.
- You have a strong network in Chinese design media.
- Able to work with demanding deadlines and targets
- Pro-active, social and representative personality.
- Fluent in Mandarin and English (Dutch optional)
- You can use CMS and design software.
 
Benefits
We offer a competitive salary based on your relevant experience and skills. This job is also open for part time. We have an internal program to make you grow in your career.

Interested?
Please send your resume with photos (max 5Mb as PDF) to Mr. Giel Groothuis
E: giel@dutchdesignworkspace.com
T: +86 21 60560125
M: +86 136 4180 0382
 

3. ELDORADO MARINE: FINANCIAL MODELLER & BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPPER

ELDORADO MARINE offers a complete zero emission watersports experience; from
powerboat to the dock. Our product includes the electric powerboat, the sustainable
charging dock as well as tailor made marina development and management services.
The company is led by Giel Groothuis and Godert van Hardenbroek; two Dutch
entrepreneurs with wide experience in the field of design and sustainable business
development in China and the rest of the world.

TASKS
• Finalize financial parameters for investment planning.
• Calculate investment scenarios based on current business plan in Excel.
• Compare performance of business model to existing market case.
• Visualize the numbers into clear diagrams and info graphics.
• Prepare project finance documentation for investors.

REQUIREMENTS
• Experience in business modeling and financial calculations.
• Exact, punctual and open minded entrepreneurial attitude.
• Advanced knowledge of Excel.
• Practical English oral & written skills.
• Preferred background: MBA or similar education in business administration.
• Minimally 3rd year bachelor’s level.

OFFERING
• Great learning experience in an innovative start up.
• Potential for growth and future employment.
• Part time / flexible hours.
• Work space in our cool loft office in the center of Shanghai.
• Remuneration payment based on experience and skills.

CONTACT
Please send your resume and motivation to gielgroothuis@gmail.com

 


4. INTERNS DUTCH DESIGN WORKSPACE
 
Dutch Design Workspace is an incubator program for design, fashion and architecture supported by the Dutch government. We help foreign creative industry companies to start their business in China. We offer shared workspace and consultancy services. Next to this we host a yearly event program tailor made for the creative industry in China. Since the start we have assisted more than 40 companies with their business development and start in the Chinese market.
 
We are looking for several interns to join our company for at least 3 months.

- Junior architect / urban planner (experience with Chinese projects, fluent in English)
- Intern Architecture Design
- Intern Business development
- Intern PR/Communicaiton &Events
 
Please send your resume (max 5Mb as PDF) to Ms. Hattie Liu
E: hattie@dutchdesignworkspace.com

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After two successful editions in 2011 and 2012 the all-new Dutch Design in China – Book 3 will be launched this year! Dutch Design in China – Book 3 presents top design companies from the Netherlands that are active in China. The purpose of the book is to promote Dutch Design in China and to introduce a variety of Dutch Design companies to potential clients in China.

The book gives a unique overview of the Dutch creative industry firms currently based in China and their latest realized projects. It provides a snapshot of Dutch Design in China, promoting Dutch Design in a global context. In the last editions over 80 companies have been featured, amongst which well known names such as MVRDV, StudioRoosegaarde, Springtime, United Nude, OMA, G-star, VANMOOF and many more.
 
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