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General Manager, China OperationPanda Game Manufacturing Limited
General Manager, China OperationPanda Game Manufacturing Limited
Job Highlights
  • Multi-cultural and bi-lingual
  • Seasoned negotiator
  • Technologically savvy
Job Description

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Company Background

Panda Game Manufacturing is a world renowned tabletop game manufacturer. With a focus on industry-leading component quality and service, we have produced thousands of tabletop games for clients around the world. 

Panda has worked with first-time game designers as well as industry titans to create products ranging from small card games to award-winning deluxe board games.  

Our head office is located in Vancouver, Canada, our manufacturing base is in Shenzhen, China, and we have a team working remotely from their home offices in over 15 cities across North America and Europe. 

Although Panda is a global and diverse team, our common bond is our passion to produce (and play) the best quality games in the business!

Job Description

Panda is currently seeking a General Manager for our China operations.  Our headquarters are in Shenzhen, China (40 staff), and we have a branch office in Hangzhou, China (7 staff). The main functions of our China operations are:

  • Sourcing & Supplier Management
  • Production & Schedule Oversight
  • Quality Control
  • Shipping

This position reports to the CEO and COO and requires regular communication in English with our North American and European client-facing teams and in Chinese with our partners and suppliers in China.

The main responsibilities are:

  • Manage a team of over 40 sourcing and production management professionals in two offices - creating the strategy and executing the business plan 
  • Connect our North American & European client-facing teams, our Chinese sourcing team, and our suppliers
  • Coordinate with Chinese government departments
  • Recruit, train, and coach staff to develop a happy, efficient, and cohesive team
  • Support our client-facing teams in North America and Europe
  • Ensure quotations from suppliers are competitive so that our sales team can win profitable projects
  • Manage our partners and suppliers to ensure that the components produced are in line with our clients' requirements and specifications
  • Choose the appropriate logistics suppliers to ensure our goods are delivered in a timely and effective manner
  • Appraise our suppliers' performance and conduct factory audits
  • Maintain good relationships with our key suppliers and be involved directly in negotiation with suppliers
  • Develop effective tax planning; comply with all Chinese regulatory requirement including taxation and customs. 
  • Drive continuous innovations, productivity and quality improvements of the entire trading and sourcing process
  • Identify, evaluate and manage risks by implementing procedures on the operation
  • Negotiate on behalf of our parent company with minority shareholders

Attributes and Experience


  • Spoken and written fluency in English and Mandarin
  • Fully bi-cultural with the ability to deal professionally in both North American and Chinese work environments
  • A professional manager who can plan, organize, direct and control staff in a Chinese setting
  • An excellent people manager who can gain commitment from his staff and provide effective coaching
  • A seasoned negotiator who can negotiate effectively with senior Chinese and North American business partners
  • University Degree with a preference for majors in Business Administration, Commerce or Foreign Trade. Preference for a University degree from an English-speaking country.
  • Knowledge of Finance, Chinese Taxation/Customs Regulations, Foreign Trade, and Business Administration
  • Minimum of 15 years of related working experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as General Manager of a team of at least 45 persons in a related business.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a manufacturing operation in China. Preference for experience in a printing factory.
  • Proven track record in quality management, operation management, project management, production management or supply chain management
  • Proven track record in building a high performing trading, import/export business
  • Technologically savvy
  • Preference for a person with strong interest in playing Board Games.
  • Compensation commensurate with qualification and experience.

An ideal candidate will also have many of the following attributes:

  • Deep and sincere passion for the tabletop games industry
  • Additional language abilities besides English and Mandarin
  • Energetic team player, flexible with work hours

Benefits of Working at Panda

  • Fun and dynamic industry: If you are a tabletop gamer, you will definitely appreciate the excitement, friendliness and innovation of our industry
  • Open and Flat Management Structure: As much as we are a fast-growing and dynamic company, Panda is also a family business with a very welcoming and supportive culture.
  • Competitive Benefits Package Commensurate with Experience

Position Details

Job Location: Work from our factory in Shenzhen, China, with occasional business travel to Hong Kong. Infrequent business travel to North America or Europe (1-3 times per year) may be required.

Start date: Flexible based on your current employment situation, although we'd like to have someone start by mid-July. 

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualification and experience. Please indicate your preferred starting salary when applying. 

Application Procedure

Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume through our online application system (

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Please note, we have a comprehensive recruiting process that involves multiple rounds. We believe in long-term partnerships, and our recruiting process is designed with the intention of ensuring a good fit both ways - so that we can determine if you would be a good fit for the role, and also to give you ample opportunity to learn about Panda, our team, and our culture to ensure that the role is a good fit for you.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

For more information on Panda Game Manufacturing, please visit

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Additional Information
Career Level
Years of Experience
15 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Five-day work week, Flexible working hours, Medical insurance, Performance bonus, Work from home
Company details

Panda Game Manufacturing is a world renowned tabletop game manufacturer. With a focus on industry-leading component quality and service, we have produced thousands of tabletop game titles for clients around the world.

Our clients range from award winning publishers to independent game designers. From simple card games to elaborate board games, Panda turns concepts into reality. Making high quality games is our passion!

Panda headquarters is located in Vancouver, Canada and our manufacturing base is located in Shenzhen, China. We also have team members working remotely from their home offices in the USA, Canada, and Germany.

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