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Title: General Manager, China
Location: BEIJING (Sales, marketing, finance) & DEZHOU, SHANDONG (Production)
To actively contribute to the definition and the implementation of the company’s strategies, in line with ABEO overall strategies and policies; to coordinate all the action plans and oversee all operations and business activities to ensure the achievement of qualitative and quantitative (finance and production) objectives; to lead and motivate the teams to build a performing force; to lead the overall P&L of the China business.
Founded in 1950 as a factory for games equipment, the firm has now evolved to become Groupe ABEO which, among others, Gymnova, Spieth Gymnastics, Janssen Fritsen, Entre Prises and Schelde Sports are part of. The companies in the group work together on product development, purchasing, logistics, ICT, distribution and policy. In 2014, the JF Group joined ABEO, a global leader in the sports and leisure equipment sector. Sports include basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, badminton, tennis, football, indoor rock climbing and more.
On 27 September 2017, ABEO, a world leader in sports and leisure equipment, announced the completion on 12 January of its acquisition of an 80% stake in Shandong Kangnas Sports Co., Ltd., a Chinese company specializing in the production and distribution of competitive sports and leisure equipment.
The Shandong Kangnas Sports acquisition will allow ABEO to step up its development in the currently booming Chinese professional sports and leisure equipment market. In line with its 2020 strategic plan aimed at accelerating international growth, this acquisition will contribute to reaching its target of €300m in revenue by 2020.
Founded in 2012, the company has 130 employees and at 31 July 2017 (according to due diligence findings) had generated 7-month revenue of 38 million RMB, equivalent to around €5m, with an EBITDA margin of almost 13% of sales.
Based in Dezhou (in the Shandong province, close to Beijing), Shandong Kangnas Sports has become a leading player in the sports industry. The company has its own production unit with an industrial and logistics area of almost 14,000m2, offices in Beijing and a nationwide distribution network. It is the exclusive distributor of ABEO brands in China, including: Schelde Sports, Spieth Gymnastics and Janssen-Fritsen.
Priority : ABEO’s goal is grow its revenue in CHINA and contribute significantly to ABEO’s global growth plan. CANNICE should accelerate the growth in CHINA and develop profitable new revenue streams through carefully selected product-market categories. The General Manager is responsible to define the strategies for each and existing category.
Priority : The manufacturing plant in DEZHOU supports CANNICE’s market approach. The factory needs to be equipped with manufacturing means and processes that comply with the overall market strategy. Further industrialization of its production line is required and is a key responsibility of the management
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