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The Host Company is a Multinational Dutch brand strategy and design agency in China since 2005. They build brands for Chinese companies that want to go to Europe and EU companies that want to enter China. 

 

The Daily work includes:

Branding Strategy

Innovation Research

Design Management

Marketing Design

 

They are one of the oldest and largest Dutch design companies in China and Holland.

 

A creative agency positioned between business consultancies (e.g. BCG, McKinsey), 4A Agencies (WPP, OMICOM) and Design Agencies (from product to retail design, from print to digital). We develop in-house full brand concepts for Asia and Europe.

 

Available Positions

  • CREATIVE ECOMMERCE / DIGITAL JUNIOR CONTENT CREATOR
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN
  • STRATEGIC PRODUCT DESIGN / INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
  • OFFICE / ADMIN ASSISTANT MANAGER
  • MARKETING RESEARCH
  • 2/3D PRODUCT DESIGNER
  • RETAIL DESIGNER
  • / SR. BRAND AND / OR DESIGN MANAGER

 

Read about each role below:

We offer an exciting placement opportunity for branding and design!

 

Creative Ecommerce / Digital Junio Content Creator

 

MAIN TASKS

  • Content Development: go “behind-the-scenes” for our ever-evolving clients to provide customers with product knowledge through product descriptions, blog posts, product guides and site infrastructure maintenance
  • Customer Solutions: utilize listening and analytical skills to assess customer inquiries, investigate problems, and provide creative solutions
  • Logistics: learn the ins & outs of managing ‘out of stock’ orders by working with manufacturers and our purchasers, while keeping customers informed about the status of their order
  • Traffic: coordinate transportation and delivery of orders, as well as channel communication between internal departments, customers and carriers
  • Short format Video: stage, photograph, research, film and edit product images/videos
  • Marketing: Search Engine Optimization, Pay Per Click Marketing, Social Media, E-mail marketing

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Leadership characteristics
  • Ability to manage diverse projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Creative problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work within a cross-departmental team
  • Marketing, Photoshop knowledge
  • Video and/or writing experience should be highlighted; We have a separate position for only video content makers!
  • Basic PC skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

 

 

  1. Graphic Design Internship in China 

Graphic Design / DTP / Visual Communication

For our branding and strategy projects and reports we need graphic designers. Additionally you work on packaging, advertising, and digital campaign. There are various levels available, ideally you are a multi-talent that is able to create excellent AI and PS creative graphics.

 

MAIN TASKS

  • Create VIS / SIS
  • Support with reports and layouts
  • Digital marketing / Ecommerce layouts
  • Website and UI design
  • Create creative campaign and key visuals
  • User interfaces for mobile devices
  • Logo design and brand identity
  • Excellent with colour and typography
  • Printing and digital services execution

 

SKILLS

  • Skilled in AI/PS /Word/Excel/PPT/InDesign
  • English is not required but would help
  • Being well organized and detail oriented, especially on file management
  • Printing technique and paper understanding
  • Making brand identities
  • Making advertising graphics

 

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  1. Strategic Product Design / Industrial Design

 

Industrial Design / SPD & IPD

Students that are open for an international experience, are hands-on, and want to learn the practical sides of SPD and IPD from real cases and clients in China and Internationally. You should be fluent in English, Dutch or / and Chinese would be an asset.

 

We offer you to be part of our executing team and share your analytical and creative insights with our China team.

 

SPD students will work on cases for repositioning existing brands and creating new brands through integrated brand management and design. You contribute by combining your structured analytical thinking with project management and design concept directions.

 

IPD students will take part in the conceptual design and positioning of new products, retail concepts, marketing materials and brand touch points by analysing consumer behaviour and customer insights, e.g. retail journey experience.

 

Daily Tasks;

  • Design Management
  • Project Management
  • Ideation / no detailing
  • Planning and task management with Chinese design team
  • Report to senior management
  • Advice of project deliverables

 

 

 

  1. HR China Internship 

(RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, PROMOTION, OFFICE MANAGER)

 

To make the pool of talents and freelancers larger we need a HR Manager that independently can recruit creative people and support staff to create a stronger future team. Additionally you will organize internal company event and promotional forums and/or PR Campaigns.

 

MAIN TASKS

  • Recruitment and Selection Process Strategy, we believe our process can be improved both efficiency and experience
  • Recruitment Campaigning, together with our marketing and design team we want to create an unique look and feel to each position and placement
  • Think, analyse, decide and execute our HR Management, we look for a person that can realise and execute with support of our Chinese team to find and select the right people.
  • Build with our team, and better HR department to find creative staff and international new interns for the longer term.
  • Manage HR platforms, Allocate resources to create a wider HR network
  • Administrative tasks, Manage office related processes

 

SKILLS

  • Proven skills in Excel/Word/PPT, Photoshop is a pre.
  • Well spoken / written English (not fluency required)
  • Being well organized and detail oriented
  • Create procedures, policies and processes
  • Excellent in inter-personal relations and manage personal issues

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • HR Background and 2-3 years HR education
  • Chinese / Cantonese language skills is an asset
  • Excellent organisation skills / Document archiving
  • Open-minded and willing to explore new ideas
  • Vision and open-mind
  • Detail oriented and hands-on mentality (do-it)

 

 

  1. OFFICE / ADMIN ASSISTANT MANAGER

(ADMIN, FINANCE, OFFICE SERVICES)

To support our Office Manager and our teams we look for a support office manager for daily issues and handling of practical things. This is an ideal job for starters and grow into a possible new role in the future.

 

MAIN TASKS

  • Work in basic admin works of outgoing payments and incoming invoices
  • Support with financial procedures
  • Support all office related daily issues
  • Support the creative teams and management teams with operational issues
  • Develop financial planning (more strategic tasks)

 

SKILLS

  • Proven skills in Excel/Word/PPT, Photoshop is a pre.
  • Well spoken / written English (not fluency required)
  • Being well organized and detail oriented
  • Able to quickly learn processes and create more efficient ones
  • Quick and pro-active, willingness to learn new tasks

 

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  1. MARKETING RESEARCH

Assistant MARKETING MANAGER & RESEARCHER (MARKETING DESKTOP RESEARCH & PLANNING)

 

For our China office, we look for a Sr. or Jr. Marketing manager and researcher that supports the creative team with directions and our strategic team to create background information. Ideally you are diligent and able to switch easily between Chinese and English, both written and spoken. You are not a translator, but a cultural filter for interpretation and sensitive nuances between western and marketing cultures

 

MAIN TASKS

  • Conduct in-depth market analysis in Chinese and English
  • Provide background data on industry developments
  • Write marketing planning for the Chinese market
  • Allocate trends and developments for a wide industry range
  • Understand A wide range of marketing principle to underbuilt brand strategies
  • Work in Digital strategies for ecommerce and digital marketing

 

SKILLS

  • Skilled in AI/PS/SW (or Pro-E)/Word/Excel/InDesign
  • Proven skills in Excel/Word/AI/PS
  • Fluent spoken / written English (Chinese is a plus)
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Marketing, B2B Marketing, B2C Marketing, Digital Marketing
  • Good in copy writing and translate western concepts to Chinese context

 

  1. SR. BRAND AND / OR DESIGN MANAGER

(BRANDS STRATEGY/ DESIGNER & MANAGER)

 

Design managers manage all design processes within our branding and strategy projects from client intake to the briefing to our creative teams. However, you are also able to translate these ideas in to real design concepts yourself, mood boards, 2D and possibly 3D concepts.

 

MAIN TASKS

  • Brand identity strategy development
  • Brand identity consistency gate keeper
  • Brand material lead designer and supervisor
  • Product design briefings and product development manager / designer
  • Operational and process oriented planning controller
  • Developing a new collections of products
  • Research relevant marketing backgrounds and create positioning’s

 

SKILLS

  • Skilled in AI/PS/ Word/Excel
  • Fluent spoken / written English
  • Being well organized and detail oriented
  • At least relevant project or work experience (or proven design talents)
  • Cultural sensitive and analytical

 

 

  1. 2/3D PRODUCT DESIGNER

(2D, CAD, RHINO, SOLIDWORKS)

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For our new product development projects we look for a product designer with affinity for product design management and liaison with freelance product designers and our product designers in Holland and China.

 

MAIN TASKS

  • Create design briefing based on limited client briefings
  • Create ideas, concepts and renderings in 2D
  • Create 3D Shell concepts in 3D Software and Make renderings
  • Communicate project details to management and clients
  • Guide New product Design development processes

 

SKILLS

  • Skilled in AI/PS/SW (or Pro-E)/Word/PPT/ Excel/InDesign
  • Proven skills in Excel/Word/AI/PS and ProE/SW
  • Basic English level is acceptable, not fluent required
  • Being well organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent in Sketching by hand, 2D AI/PS drawings, Rhine or SW or Pro-E
  • Understand structural concepts and different product design processes
  • Understanding manufacturing process
  • Engineering basic level, higher more desirable
  • Good understanding of concurrent product development
  • Able to create innovative structural product designs

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Chinese / Cantonese person
  • Leading design or engineering school or university
  • Experience in International working environment
  • Excellent organisation skills / Document archiving
  • Example of Product Design projects or proven talents
  • Open-minded and willing to explore new ideas
  • Clear understanding of luxury and premium branding
  • Vision and open-mind
  • No 9-5 mentality
  • Able to work in Pazhou
  • Willingness to travel

 

  1. RETAIL DESIGNER

SIS, In-store communication, Service Design,

 

For our new retail development projects we look for a retail designer with affinity for retail design management and liaison with our Chinese retail designers and our product designers in Holland and China.

 

MAIN TASKS

  • Create design briefing based on limited client briefings
  • Create retail ideas, concepts and mood boards and materials references
  • Create sketch-up concepts or use other 3D tools to convey retail concepts
  • Communicate retail requirement details to management and clients
  • Guide New retail Design development processes

 

SKILLS

  • Skilled in AI/PS/3D Max/
  • Proven skills in Excel/Word/PPT
  • Basic English level is acceptable, not fluent required
  • Being well organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent in Sketching by hand, 2D AI/PS drawings, and 3D tools (incl. Rendering)
  • Understand floor plan concepts and different fixture solution
  • Understanding manufacturing process
  • Engineering basic level, higher more desirable
  • Good understanding of concurrent retail development trends
  • Able to create innovative retail solutions
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