The Brand Protection Manager will support the client Global Brand Protection team with the Brand Protection program implementation in China and by collecting market intelligence, evaluating leads, completing due diligence and fact gathering assignments. This position will be responsible for analyzing investigative information regarding selling/manufacturing of counterfeit parts, supplier unauthorized sales and diverted/parallel parts.The Manager will work conduct dealer surveys to determine purchase practices in an assigned market. They will also establish brand and trademark awareness with region and dealer network and assist with other special projects, as necessary.
The Essential Functions Include:
1.Represent Pinkerton core values of integrity, vigilance and excellence.
2.Assist the client with the implementation of their Brand Protection program in China.
3.Collect market intelligence by means such as market surveys, trade show attendance, and engagement with company, dealer and authorized sales channel personnel.
4.Evaluate leads as assigned, performing due diligence and fact gathering, leading to the development of a GBP Fact Sheet.
5.Conduct proactive and reactive investigations of counterfeit selling/manufacturing of parts in for the assigned market.
6.Conduct proactive and reactive investigations of supplier unauthorized sales of parts in the assigned market.
7.Conduct proactive and reactive investigations of diverted and parallel parts in the assigned market: a.Investigate diverted parts to the market.
8.Conduct dealer surveys to determine dealer purchase practices in assigned market; a.Conduct dealer parts sourcing reviews/loyalty assessment.
9.Maintain database for all investigations and create reports for internal meetings and high level case recap for GBP and regional management.
10.Attend enforcement actions with the relevant agencies.
11.Support regional Compliance Specialist, as needed.
12.Build brand and trademark awareness within region and dealer network. a.Support marketing initiatives to promote genuine, original equipment parts with consumers and dealer network;
13.Assist with development of special projects, as necessary.
14.All other duties, as assigned.
MINIMUM HIRING STANDARDS:
Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position.
•Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
•Must be willing to participate in the Company pre-employment screening process, including drug testing and background investigation.
•Must meet the country age requirements.
•Must have a reliable means of communication (i.e., email, cell phone).
•Must have a reliable means of transportation (public or private).
•Must have the legal right to work in China.
•Must have the ability to speak, read, and write English.
Bachelor degree with three to five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company. Knowledge and experience in security-based brand protection, investigative techniques, and mechanical engineering (specific to automotive parts manufacturing and/or distribution) is critical to the position.
•Bi-Lingual skills; English/Chinese.
•Chinese legal qualifications or experience with Intellectual Property laws, preferred.
•Able to work effectively with various company disciplines in order to successfully promote brand awareness and compliance with company policies.
•Strong communication and negotiation skills necessary to resolve supplier infractions and improve trademark compliance.
•Able to interact effectively at all levels of management.
•Able to analyze complex data and develop innovative recommendations and solutions.
•Solid project management skills.
•Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
•Strong customer and results orientation.
•Serve as an effective team member.
•Able to assist in facilitating progressive change.
•Able to adapt as the external environment and organization evolves.
•Computer knowledge; Microsoft Office.