Rico here, CEO @Source Find Asia.
Our little startup is getting so mature these days, it's recruiting international interns!
We're looking for 1 or 2 ambitious and open minded, hustlers to work full-time at our office in Guangzhou, Southern China for 3 - 4 months - this summer.
For those candidates out of school, there will be the possibility of a long-term position at the end of the internship.
So Who Are We?
Source Find Asia is a manufacturing consulting startup based in Southern China.
My business partner ChinaMike and I started the company out of our apartment, while I was teaching English part-time in China.
In the 2+ years since, we've graduated to an office downtown, 5 employees (3 full-time locals & 2 part-time online), managing orders worth 6 figures (USD) and a dynamic portfolio of products we've made.
We develop and implement time tested strategies tailored to a client's supply chain.
Whether it’s research and insight into new markets, purchasing and manufacturing solutions, product development, or entry into dynamic Asian markets, Source Find Asia provides a host of consulting services that fit their physical product business.
We also host a fun and informative podcast on international business, lifestyle, crowdfunding and manufacturing called the Made in China Podcast.
What Can You Expect?
The cultural and business experience of a lifetime working in our manufacturing consulting startup based in Southern China.
Not only will you learn how the actual products that the world uses are made, you'll also have the chance to travel around Southern China visiting manufacturers and make connections with titans within the IoT, tech and manufacturing space - through our network.You'll learn how to literally take a rough concept/drawing and bring it to reality through manufacturing.
Plus you'll work side by side with me, we all know the real reason you'll apply :)
Primary Job Duties (Manufacturing R&D):
*Researching Factories - Initially, management will relay what a customer’s needs are and you can follow our guides on how to search for factories online/offline. After you’ve gained some experience and we feel you have the ability to communicate with customers - you can provide information and answer questions directly to customers and factories.
*Write Detailed Factory Reports - These reports are like brochures, including verified certificates of manufactures, production experience, capability, pricing and our evaluation the factories based on their level of professionalism. Which we send to customers for review.
*Managing Mass Productions - This involves mainly following up with the production status of a product with our suppliers and sending updated information to customers. Making sure the production has no problems or delays, updating management & helping to resolve any problems that come up.
*Manage Sample Consolidation - We have a system on how to manage client samples that you can follow. Such as taking pictures/videos and testing whether the samples are suitable quality or not, then you are required to upload the images/video to our drive and create reports of your findings
*Factory Inspections & Spot Checks - You will often accompany management to visit factories when negotiating contracts, you will also be assigned to go to factories to perform checks on products during mass production or prior to shipment.
Secondary Job Duties (Content Development):
*Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification.
*Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action.
*Set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content.
*Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community.
*Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules.*Your first task will be to include the term "#hustle" somewhere in your application
*Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information..
Type of Candidate We Desire“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat and tears.” -Simon Sinek
We believe in the individual not the qualifications. We're looking for people that are ambitious, adventurous, curious, detail oriented and also looking to improve. If you love learning about business, new cultures and want to learn about "how the hell things are made."Don't wait any longer, click that apply now button.
*P.S. Applicants with video editing skills will be strongly considered.
Compensation: Salary + Accommodation.Want to learn more about us?Made in China Podcast - Ep 36 - 2016 Goals vs 2017 GoalsGFA Podcast 145 - Story of Coming to China and Just Doing it with Rico Ngoma