Our Guide to Job Descriptions in China

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Hey there! Today we’re going to break down some Job Descriptions in China.

The Job Description, or JD, is the set of information that hiring companies prepare for open positions. Now if you’ve made it to this article, it’s preeeeeeeetty likely you know exactly what a JD is – so let’s get to the China specifics!

In full China fashion – we’re playing the lucky number 8 today. We’ve selected 8 different roles from 8 of China’s leading companies. All posts were originally in Chinese and have been translated by technology far superior to this writer’s translation skills (although I did try to clean it up a bit).

Sure it’s choppy in parts, but the intention comes across in just about every bullet point. Chinese business culture values succinct communication, and that really shines in the modern Chinese Job Description.

You’ll notice that most Chinese JDs are divided into 3 sections: Tags, Job Responsibilities, and Candidate Requirements. Let’s check some out and learn from China’s biggest and brightest!

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China Job Description Example #1:

Sales Representative at Alibaba

Tags:

  • import and export trade
  • Tele-marketing
  • Face-to-face sales/cold call
  • Software/Enterprise Service Products
  • Sales experience to enterprises/institutions (ToB)
  • Enterprise (ToB)
  • Face-to-face sales/cold-call experience
  • Telesales experience
  • Exhibition Sales
  • Internet/Technology
  • E-commerce

Location: Hangzhou

Job Duties:
 
  • Represent Alibaba International Business Department to attract investment for the international platform, responsible for customer development in the Shanghai region, and provide customers with a complete set of cross-border trade solutions (websites, order information, finance, services, logistics supply chain, talents) in combination with Alibaba’s diversified products;
  • Develop customers independently through the company’s CRM database, major recruitment websites, Qichacha, referrals, etc.;
  • Responsible for full-link integration, efficient operation of various market resources related to Alibaba’s business, etc., to establish good customer relationships and promote experience sharing and common growth among customers.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above; excellent candidates can lower their academic qualifications, excellent fresh graduates with internship experience: cross-border e-commerce, foreign trade, international stations, etc. internship experience;
  • Like, love sales and eager to make money;
  • Willing to challenge high salaries, passionate, confident, tough, motivated, and eager to realize self-worth;
  • If you have relevant B-end enterprise investment, telemarketing/face-to-face sales experience (or foreign trade platform investment, Internet promotion, and sales-related experience is preferred).

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China Job Description Example #2:

WeChat Developer at Tencent

Tags:

Location: Shenzhen
Job Duties:
 
  • Dig deep into online and offline industry scenarios, and work on developing personal consumer finance systems such as credit consumption and committed consumption for WeChat Pay;
  • Based on the WeChat ecosystem, be responsible for the development of technology selection, performance optimization, and full-link monitoring related to the front-end of WeChat Pay for different industries;
  • Help merchants grow through technology, pursue the ultimate experience, and work on building a highly available, high-performance Web front-end system.

Requirements:

  • Familiar with Linux operating system, computer networks, database principles, common data structures and algorithms;
  • Proficient in front-end development languages ​​such as HTML/CSS/JavaScript;
  • Familiar with WeChat applets, and can skillfully use one of the frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue, and have an in-depth understanding of their principles;
  • Professional, reliable, and well-planned, enthusiastic, eager to learn, and love to share, and those with background development experience are preferred.

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China Job Description Example #3:

Product Manager at Baidu

Tags:

  • Senior Product Manager
  • Commercial Products
Location: Beijing
 
Department: Health Content Business
Job Duties:
 
  • Responsible for non-advertising commercial products for private medical institutions, responsible for revenue and actual conversion, including CPA effect payment and content brand marketing.
  • Multi-point registration: Multi-point registration is the core connection point between Baidu Health’s public ecology and private customers.
  • Establish the commercial transformation of multi-point registration products, including the commercial rights design of doctor brands, hospital brands, and conversion channels, and the mechanism and pricing of landing effect payment;
  • Heating products: Through content marketing and doctor marketing, realize the compliant commercialization of search popular science traffic, including content business orders, traffic heating, commercial recommendations, etc., to bring additional commercial scenarios to customers, accurately acquire customers and improve the overall conversion effect.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of Internet work experience, search and commercialization background is preferred; 
  • Have experience in being responsible for medium and large complete projects, can complete solution design and implementation from 0 based on given goals, and continue to promote iteration;
  • Those with experience as a mentor or team management are preferred.

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China Job Description Example #4:

Business Data Analyst at Meituan

Tags:

  • Business data analysis
  • Business model/operation strategy optimization
Location: Beijing
Job Duties:
 
  • Based on the in-depth understanding of the business model and industry research, continue to conduct behavioral research such as user insights, identify key decision-making factors for business growth, and seek potential business growth opportunities;
  • Responsible for the analysis of user retention improvement, and exploring opportunities for retention improvement from various angles such as reach, users, commodities, activities, and products;
  • Responsible for the core indicator monitoring and abnormal analysis of platform users, timely discovery of business problems, and exploration of user growth opportunities.

Requirements:

  • 2 years or more of work experience in Internet business analysis or consulting companies;
  • Sensitive to data, with good logical analysis ability and structured thinking ability, able to find business opportunities from multi-dimensional complex data. Experience in user growth analysis is preferred.
  • Have a strong interest in retail business, and hope to achieve performance growth and realize their own value through data-driven;
  • Strong goal orientation, strong pressure-bearing ability, and good cross-team communication skills;
  • Solid basic skills, proficient in using data analysis tools, and proficient in SQL.

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China Job Description Example #5:

Growth Strategist at ByteDance (TikTok)

Tags:

Location: Beijing
Job Duties: (Note: ‘Douyin’ 抖音 is TikTok’s Chinese name)
 
  • Lead a team to be responsible for the innovation and growth-related work of Douyin’s main terminal, and be accountable for the user scale of Douyin’s main terminal.
  • Find growth opportunities and bottlenecks through research and analysis of data/users and other dimensions;
  • Understand Douyin’s overall user structure and user needs, go deep into business scenarios, discover new opportunities for user growth, and increase Douyin’s user scale through product innovation, crowd operation strategies, and introduction of featured content;
  • Be responsible for the analysis of business topics, produce insights and precipitate feasible implementation methods for the business;
  • Link product/ecology/algorithm/UG/vertical teams to formulate various user-oriented new user recall strategies;
  • Insight, attention, and analysis of industry trends and excellent growth cases, summarize and precipitate experience, and explore new growth directions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above, more than 5 years of experience in Internet work; experience in leading a team;
  • Experience in Internet user growth, strategic products, or familiarity with recommendation algorithms is a plus;
  • Familiar with growth methodology, familiar with complex strategies such as user segmentation, user life cycle, business scenario logic, etc.;
  • Have strong user understanding and business insight, as well as data sensitivity, structured thinking, and strong self-drive, and can actively discover and solve problems through data;
  • Have good active learning, teamwork, data analysis skills, result-oriented, owner awareness and self-drive, and be passionate about the content industry.

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JD Logo

China Job Description Example #6:

Customer Service Specialist at JingDong (JD.com)

Tags:

Location: Xi’An
Job Duties:
 
  • Responsible for answering customer service hotlines, answering user inquiries online, solving user problems, and keeping detailed problem records;
  • Submit problems that cannot be solved immediately to relevant departments for resolution, track the progress of problem resolution, and respond to customers in a timely manner;
  • Responsible for collecting and organizing user suggestions and submitting them to department heads;
  • Responsible for handling customer complaints, after-sales and other issues;

Requirements:

  • Standard Mandarin, eloquent, quick to respond, good at communication, with certain language organization and expression skills, good customer service awareness, patience, and a good attitude;
  • College degree or above (secondary school degree preferred), no major restrictions;
  • Chinese typing input of more than 40 words/minute, able to adapt to shift work system;

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China Job Description Example #7:

Hardware Engineer at Xiaomi

Tags:

  • Hardware engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
Location: Beijing
Job Duties:
 
  • Responsible for the design and development support of circuit boards for flat-panel TVs/set-top boxes and other products, including device selection, circuit design, schematic design, prototype debugging, testing, and improvement, support system testing and fault analysis, guide factory production testing, and analyze and solve after-sales problems.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in electronics/engineering related majors.
  • Have a spirit of willingness to study and a passion for work.
  • Have experience in digital circuit/processor application development.
  • Proficient in analog circuits, have a good foundation in circuit analysis, and strong hands-on ability.
  • Have a good sense of teamwork and a high degree of professionalism.

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China Job Description Example #8:

Java Developer at Huawei

Tags:

Location: Shenzhen
 
Department: Cloud Products
Job Duties:
 
  • Proficient in Java programming;
  • Outstanding programming ability, good programming style, familiarity with network programming, and multi-threaded concurrent programming, and a deep understanding of data structures, algorithms, and design patterns;
  • Familiar with the use of databases such as Mysql/MongoDB/redis, and can use Mybaits or JPA to operate databases;
  • Understand Docker/Kubernetes, and have experience in the development, deployment, and operation of microservices;
  • Familiar with the Linux development environment and related tools including CMake, Git, shell scripts, etc., and have good programming habits; 

Requirements:

  • Familiar with any business field such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc.;
  • Priority will be given to those who have industry know-how or are familiar with relevant industry background knowledge;
  • Priority will be given to those who have software platform/AI algorithm development experience (programming language is not limited).

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References

JDs found in this article appeared public on either BOSS Zhipin or Zhilian Zhaopin. They are both among China’s biggest job portals and have some of the largest amounts of local talent as users.

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