JD of Senior Research Manager – Manufacturing Insights

POSITION:    Senior Research Manager – Manufacturing Insights

LOCATION:    Beijing, China

JOB TYPE:     Research Manager

REPORT TO:    Head, Industry Insights (Singapore)

COMPANY:     World’s leading technology media, events and Research Company


To become an integral team member of COMPANY Manufacturing Insights AP. Taking responsibility for:

  • Leading a research program (AP Manufacturing Strategies)
  • AP Spending Guide
  • Business Development
  • Project lead for consulting project


  • Lead MI Research Programs (40%)

    Key Tasks: Specific report responsibility: management of the entire report from conception through to completion

    Measure of Success: Responsibility for all reports – delivered on time and to a high standard

  • Lead consulting projects (35%)

    Key Tasks: Lead consulting projects from identification, through project proposal, execution and delivery

  • Planning / Coordination / Execution of MI events (15%)

    Key Tasks: Preparation of MI event calendar

    Management of internal event process

    Coordination with countries and event teams to ensure success

    Measure of Success: Successful events. Profitable, well attended, though provoking content

  • Business Development (10%)

    Key Tasks: Be the face of Mfg Insights when talking to prospective customers

    Preparation of proposals.

    Measure of Success: Number of new customers from specific sectors introduced within the FY


  • Working under tight time pressure
  • Ability to plan ahead and coordinate different groups / teams / countries
  • Building a successful relationship with the sales teams across the region
  • Being able to take decisions in the spirit of mfg insights


Essential Skills/Areas of Expertise

  • In depth Knowledge of manufacturing systems / processes including supply chain, manufacturing operations, product development
  • In depth Knowledge of some manufacturing verticals: automotive / aerospace / chemical / oil and gas / hi-tech / semiconductor
  • Preferably worked in the manufacturing industry leading IT implementation / process improvement / change projects

Characteristics & Traits:

  • Self-motivated to drive the business forward
  • Able to express an opinion with clarity and reasoning
  • Listen objectively to others
  • Able to question intelligently
  • Produce written reports that express an opinion clearly and succinctly
  • Present to large audiences
  • Identify possible business opportunities during discussion
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours
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