Head of China Business Development

We’re on a mission to give anyone access to information about their impact on people and the planet. We have a cloud-based data platform connected to our IoT devices, that allows us to measure factory ethics and sustainability in real-time. This means we can tell brands and consumers how ethical and sustainable their products are.

You’ll be crucial to leading and managing our China office, growing a local team and building relationships with our Chinese customers. You’ll need to be hands on, eager to innovate and have a strong attention to detail which will allow us to scale our business rapidly across China.

Your role:

  • Managing day-to-day operations in China, reporting to our CEO
  • Grow and lead the China team, which will include hiring factory account managers
  • Lead strategy for our factory customers sales and accounts, growing relationships and ensuring customer happiness KPIs are met
  • Travel to visit factories when necessary (Guangdong and Ningbo regions at the moment)
  • Measuring impact and communicating feedback from workers and factories
  • You’ll be based in our office at Simply Work 2.0, Hi Tech Park, Shenzhen
  • Help to set up our China office, including managing deadlines for legal procedures and record keeping
  • Operationalising our supply chain. We need to streamline the supply of hardware to our factory customers, to prepare for scalability to 1000s of factories.


About you and your skills:

  • Think you have potential to become a leader, but are still humble and eager to learn from other leaders
  • You have attention to detail and operational experience
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant work experience, including managing a team
  • A degree from International University
  • Understanding of manufacturing and working with factories
  • Understanding of technology and IT, both software and hardware an added benefit (you don’t need to be a technical engineer)
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills (Native Mandarin Chinese, Fluent English)
  • An ambitious track record


Why work for our company, and what do we offer you?

  • Become an integral part of an early stage company preparing for rapid growth
  • Learn from an international and entrepreneurial team including our Founder, Investors, advisory board and multinational brands
  • Want to take your career to the next level, and would be motivated working by a company that aligns financial goals with impact goals to make the world a happier and more sustainable place
  • Competitive salary


A company and revenue model driven by impact:

Factories pay to install our hardware, whilst the world’s biggest brands pay to access data about their suppliers. One of our aims is to improve working conditions for the people who make your products, for example by incentivising factory management with data that correlates worker happiness with productivity.


Backed by leaders:

Our company was started in London and recently opened an office in Hi-Tech Park Shenzhen. Our Founder was named StartUps UK ‘Young Entrepreneur to Watch’ and ‘Visionary Young Leader’ by Real Leaders USA. We have received funding from UK Government and Humanity United USA (Founder of eBay). Other investors include Founder of Matrix APA, major sourcing partner to the UK’s largest brands and 100s of Chinese factories. Our board of advisors are top in their fields within corporate social responsibility, data science, hardware and finance. We’re currently speaking with VCs from US, Europe and China to raise our Series A.


Preparing to scale rapidly:

Now provides an exciting opportunity to join our company, as we’ve secured engagement from major brands and have a roadmap to scale across 1000s of factories in China.  


To apply, please send an email to jobs@knowlabel.org  and also include:

  1. Cover letter introducing yourself and your motivations for applying
  2. Your CV