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Widia has a 90 year heritage as the leading innovator in the cutting tools industry.  Widia is German for “like diamond” which implies the tools are designed and manufactured with the traditional German dedication to exact specifications for high performance. Widia is experiencing a rebirth, with focus to recapture its heritage as a market leader through the development of speed and simplicity. For more information, please visit



This position will be based in Shanghai and report directly to the Asia Pacific Widia Director.  The right candidate will have the opportunity to develop the most fundamental of business leadership skills:  delivering short term financial targets and designing/executing innovations that drive growth. The working environment will be based on logic, speed, and customer connection. The mode of operation will be based on collaboration, support, and coaching from your supervisor to develop and hone skills


The two areas of innovation in growth will be to (1) support the Widia Shinki Vietnam (WSV) business and the China Virtual Factory (CVF), both of which have existing revenue streams.



  • Meet the China Virtual Factory (CVF) Annual Sales Targets to the APAC region.
  • Support the Widia Shinki Vietnam sales targets with CVF products.
  • Build organization capabilities in WSV on a project basis which will require Korean language skills.
  • Build the CVF capabilities on a project basis.
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the China Virtual Factory operation in Shanghai to drive sales.
  • Assign key customer support including but not limited to Samsung Vietnam, and Target Account Customers in APAC with CVF sourced products. 



  • Fluency in Korean, English, and Mandarin.
  • Extensive knowledge in the purchasing function of Western MNC companies.
  • Extensive experience with purchasing with large Korean MNC Companies.
  • A proven track record of project management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or technical fields.

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