Project Manager at Impactt Limited, China Office

Impactt Limited is a London-based ethical trading consultancy. We work with companies, governments, NGOs and investors to develop business practices which maximize the benefits to people touched by international trade.  We have helped improve supply chain labour conditions in 24 countries around the world.  We believe in robust, pragmatic and sustainable solutions to build values into business and benefit workers. 

Job Summary

The project manager will be based in Guangzhou and prepared to undertake internal and international travel as required. Working with the rest of Impactt team to develop and deliver high quality project work and develop and manage their own team, the Project Manager will have responsibility for advising on various projects from child labour remediation to improvements in HR systems to training. You will assume the overall management of several client portfolios. Knowledge and experience of working in HR and CSR is preferred. The balance between HR and CSR required will depend on the quality of applicant.

The Project Manager will be a key contributor to Impactt’s vision:

“To be the global leader in enabling organisations and individuals to improve workers’ livelihoods as an integral part of profitable and sustainable trade”

Job Description:

The Project Manager will be responsible for all aspects of project management and delivery, including, but not limited to:

  • Lead various CSR capacity building projects for workers, factories and international companies on supply chain labour standard issues in China
  • Lead Impactt projects such as audits, training and factory improvement projects
  • Develop materials, guidelines and tools to implement various projects
  • Develop marketing materials as required
  • Write clear and concise proposals, reports and other works in English and Chinese
  • Liaise with our UK offices, local and international clients and partners
  • To liaise with clients, suppliers and other external stakeholders relating to progress on and delivery of desired improvements
  • Develop new business with new clients, develop and maintain excellent client relationships
  • Delivers accurate work including paying attention to detail and works to achieve ‘right first time’ in their work
  • Demonstrating strong analytical skills and ability to provide strategic advice to clients
  • Support other project managers and project officers to deliver their own projects

Skills and Knowledge

  • Be fluent in spoken and written English and Chinese
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and people motivation skills
  • Excellent trainer and facilitator
  • Strong research and analysis skills
  • Self-motivated and excellent time management skills
  • Open minded and willing to learn new things
  • Team player
  • Integrity and reliable
  • To work in a fast paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Web skills

Qualifications and Experience

  • An undergraduate university degree or above, with at least three years project management experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in the CSR field; Labor intensive industry factory and/or consultancy work with HR is strongly preferred
  • Proven sound knowledge of labour issues and solutions, experience in topics of human resources and is preferred

Where to Send Your Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a covering letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae in English and Chinese. Please ensure your CV has details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current salary and expected salary, availability, personal contact details and contact details for references to [email protected] by 30Sep 2015. (Please mark the application position and advert resource both in Email title and Covering letter)

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. For more information visit

Applicants who are not invited for interview within one month after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All information provided will only be used for recruitment related purpose. 

By delivering on these responsibilities, the postholder will make a significant contribution to Impactt’s 5-year global outcomes:

Positive impacts on 6 million workers

Working with 150 clients

Team of 70 people

£6 million turnover

High performing team

Job title: Project Manager, China Office

Location: Guangzhou

Closing date: 30 September 2015