President (China) - Real Estate

Posted 07 June 2021
Job type Permanent

Job description

  • P&L / Strategic Leadership

  • Transformation

    Management (Digitalisation / Culture)

  • Location: Shanghai, China


The Company 

The organisation is a large, multi-sector listed conglomerate boasting an award-winning Real Estate Development division. In China, the Group now wishes to appoint a Country President (Real Estate) with a broad mandate to drive wholesale transformation of its operational structure and the long-term strategic positioning of its real estate portfolio whilst delivering strong financial performance.


The Position       

Reporting to the Regional CEO, the appointed individual will be responsible for P&L and the long-term growth of the organisation in China whilst strategically championing transformation to a modern, digitalised, customer-centric and asset-light business model. This will include driving multifaceted enterprise-wide digitalisation designed to improve customer experience for residents/tenants (digital concierge, health & wellness, for instance) and operational performance (intelligent building systems, energy management, asset performance management); the resultant data-driven, app-based ecosystem will be systematically integrated across its real estate portfolio. A second focus will include managing a strategic shift in focus of its real estate portfolio including pivoting and expansion into high-growth sectors (Senior Living, Smart Cities and Leisure/Wellness) complete with pre-requisite operational teams for each cluster. Last, but not least, there will be a desire to deeply penetrate the Greater Bay Area, touted as the future commercial region for tech & innovation within the country. Concurrently, to drive commercial success, there will be accompanying need to build strategic partnerships across the government authority, developer, contractor, consultant and supplier network whilst also developing close collaboration with other real estate business units within the Group.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a well-respected, real estate developer whilst evangelising a paradigm shift towards a digital, data-driven and performance-driven culture.


The Person 

Interested candidates are expected to offer Degree and MBA accreditations, complete with 15-20 years’ background and proven record of profitable success within real estate development and operations management including current or prior exposure to China. The appointed President is expected to be a trailblazer – adapting the culture, business model and operational delivery of the company to achieve successful penetration and long-term growth across a number of exciting growth sectors. As such, interested candidates MUST demonstrate a strong record of instigating and managing business transformation and which should include the initiation of digitalisation and customer-centric programmes relevant to the real estate sector.

The appointed individual can anticipate an attractive salary and expatriate package.