Vacancies at 1421

Vacancies at 1421

Beijing Consulting Intern

ABOUT 1421 Consulting Group

In the year 1421, China discovered the world. During the Ming Dynasty Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) commanded the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和) to conquer the world. Within two years they discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage and circumnavigated Greenland. Through this journey the Chinese conquered the world on paper, because they requested all kings, warlords and tribes to submit to the emperor by signing a piece of paper. They did not wage a war, request taxes or enslave people. This striking difference is at the heart of explaining the difference between the West and China.

1421 Consulting Group is founded by Peter Pronk in 2011 and is aimed at bridging the gap between Western and Chinese partners. We guide Western businesses starting or staying in China with strategic consulting and local operational services (such as: business consultancy, market entry studies, legal support, administration, company registration, quality control services, etc.). Why? 

Because China excites us, guiding Western companies drives us and the challenges of it all inspires us. 

 

关于 1421  Consulting Group

1421年,中国发现境外世界。大明皇帝朱棣派遣海上将军郑和的舰队下西洋征服全世界。两年内,他们发现澳洲,新西兰,美洲,南极洲及东北通道,并环绕格陵兰航行。 通过这趟航行,中国纸上征服了世界,因为他们请求所有国王,军阀及部落在纸上签字臣服于皇帝。他们没有发动战争,征收赋税或者奴役人民,这种显著的差异是解释中西方差异的核心

1421商务咨询有限公司2011年由 Peter Pronk创立,旨在弥合中西方企业的距离。我们引导西方企业在中国市场的设立或持续发展,提供战略咨询以及本地经营有关服务(如:商务咨询,市场进入研究,法律支持,管理,企业注册,质量控制服务等)。为什么呢?

因为中国使我们兴奋,引导西方企业是我们的动力,而做这一切的挑战令我们受到启发

 

ABOUT THE TEAM 

Our Beijing office is located in the centre of China and as such is considered the heart of the country. This is where 1421 has been founded in 2011 and where our head office continues to thrive. Currently, 15 people work in this office to support our global work. This team is now looking for a consulting  intern, who can help our company grow. This office supports our other offices and is constantly helping clients create the best value for their business in China.

 

关于  团队

我们的总部办公室设立在北京,这是1421于2011年成立的地方,也是我们的总部将继续蓬勃发展的地方。目前,北京办公室有15名员工支持我们的全球业务。团队正在寻找一名咨询实习生,助力公司的发展。北京办公室同时也在支持我们其他办公室的项目,不断助力客户为其中国的业务创造最佳价值

 

ABOUT THE CULTURE 

We prefer personal contact and building lasting relationships when working with our (potential) clients. We like to think in challenges, not problems and we always want to try and find a solution. We keep an open mind to our clients, our team, China and the world at large. We believe in the strengths of each individual and we always look for ways to combine those strengths to create an even better team. We enjoy working together and we have fun together. We are a family.

 

关于 文化 

我们偏向个人沟通,与(潜在)客户建立持续的合作关系。我们将问题作为挑战对待,并努力寻找解决方案。我们在对待客户,团队,中国以及整个世界都保持开放的思维。我们相信各有所长,并时刻寻找办法结合个人所长组成更好的团队。我们享受一起工作,一起娱乐。我们是一家人

 

ABOUT THE FUNCTION 

As the new intern, you will be responsible for conducting research. In this function you will manage a variety of work, including (and definitely not limited to): 

  • Researching online in Chinese about the changing regulatory environment, market trends and the changing perceptions of the business environment both domestically and internationally.
  • Writing articles (in English) and research reports
  • Communicating (in Chinese) with local sources of information
  • Interacting with clients and participating in client facing projects
  • Researching the changing rules and regulations of business laws

 

关于 职位 

作为实习生,你将会负责研究任务。在这个岗位中,你将管理各样的工作,包括但不限于:

  • 在线中文研究政策环境的变化,市场趋势以及国内外对商业环境不断变化的看法
  • 撰写文章(英文)以及研究报告
  • 与本地信息源进行沟通交流(中文)
  • 参与面向客户的项目,与客户沟通
  • 研究不断变化的商务有关政策

 

ABOUT YOURSELF 

The intern will receive support with the day-to-day responsibilities, however we expect you to shoulder the majority of the responsibilities. We are looking for an enthusiastic, detail orientated intern who is interested in a long-term career in the consulting field.

 

 关于 你自己 

实习生将接受日常工作的支持,不过我们希望你自己承担大部分的责任。我们正在寻找一位富有激情,认真仔细,对从事行业有浓厚兴趣而有志在行业内长期发展的实习生。

 

MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS 
  • Advanced reading and writing in English and Chinese
  • Intermediate spoken English and fluent in Chinese
  • High ability to research
  • Good communication skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Professional and hard-working attitude
基本 要求 
  • 高级英语和中文读写能力
  • 中级英语口语和流利中文
  • 研究能力强
  • 较强的交流能力
  • 较强的写作能力
  • 专业勤奋的工作态度

 

ABOUT THE BENEFITS 

  • Internship certificate
  • Quickly improve your practical and business English
  • Interact with clients around the world

The starting date for this function is dependent on when we’ve found the best possible match, but no later than January 4, 2021. 

 

 关于 福利 

  • 实习证明
  • 快速提高你的实践和商务英语水平
  • 与全球客户交流

可开始实习日期取决于我们何时找到最合适的人才,但不晚于2021年1月4日。

 

ABOUT THE APPLICATION 

If you feel convinced this job is supposed to be yours, please send us: 

  • Your motivation letter in English clearly describing your match to China, 1421 and the function 
  • Your Resumé outlining your experience, education and responsibilities 

All applications can be shared with Qian Xu, before December 14, 2020

Email: qianxu@1421.consulting  

Feel free to contact Qian if you have any questions.  

 

关于 申请 

如果你对这份工作有信心,请将下述的材料发给我们:

  • 英语的动机信,并清楚地陈述你与中国,1421, 以及这个岗位的匹配原因
  • 你的简历,概括工作经验,教育背景以及职责

 

所有申请材料可在2020年12月14日前发送给Qian Xu

邮箱: qianxu@1421.consulting

如有任何问题,请随时与Qian联系。

Shenzhen Consulting Intern

You are a student with an affiliation to consulting. You are intrigued by China, Chinese business and you love adventure.

Email: alexanderpronk@1421.consulting
Phone: +31 6 1809 6813
Feel free to contact Alexander if you have any questions.

1421 Consulting Group has truly gone above and beyond in helping us prepare for and move through the Chinese WFOE registration challenges. They even set us up with a new office within 3 days when we suddenly needed to change location. Experience, clear communication and local relations are key with this. Luckily for us, 1421 provided all of these.

MICROFAN

We had a great experience in working together with 1421. We would definitely reach out to them again when we would organise a studytrip in China.

DORRIT GRUITERS - FOUNDER – COINCIDE

1421 Consulting Group, a professional, practical and hands-on consultancy company, with focus and knowledge about China. They are able to transform a question and possible treat into an answer and opportunity.

UNITED SELECTION

1421 Consulting Group did the right proposal and did the job adequately and on time. Just as I hoped for.

FRED SENGERS - OWNER - BLOGAAP

1421 offers the ideal package of services to start of your business. They work with you and assist with any difference between China and EU business.

ADMESY

1421 has good knowledge of the situation and financial obligations for an organisation to operate in China and manages our financial matters promptly and correctly.

SOPHIE PUNTE – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – SMART FREIGHT CENTRE

1421 Consulting has supported us with legal advise, payrolling and general support. We are very satisfied with their commitment to China in general and their indepth analysis of the local circumstances. Keep up the good work!

MAARTEN VERBRUGGEN – DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – VERBRUGGEN PALLETIZING SOLUTIONS

1421 Consulting group helped us with the setup of our structure in China. After the set up was complete, they supported us with the accounting and admin service. Therefore we as a company got a clear understanding of how the rules and regulations work for Western owned companies. We are pleased to have learned that 1421 is able to react fast to developments concerning our company.

MAARTEN MES, MANAGING DIRECTOR – ONE2MANY

Othmar Decorations recently opened up our own WFOE in China for our purchases from China. This raised many questions regarding different taxation structures. 1421 Consulting provided us with a solid analysis of all possible scenarios and helped us to find the most beneficial solution for all our entities involved.

TOM GROENEVELD, CHINA MANAGER – OTHMAR DECORATIONS

1421 Consulting Group helped us to successfully register our company in Shenzhen. This was done professionally and we decided to continue with 1421. They currently assist us with our accounting, hosting our employees and managing some of our activities.

COS VRINS, CEO – RIDAM

1421 Consulting Group has assisted us in a professional but personal manner with our business in China. We were very pleased with their services.

HUUB VAN DE PAS, DIRECTOR CHINA – SAGER + MACK

For us, as We4Ce, it is very important to know as much as possible about our market segment and its clients in China. To achieve this goal, we hired 1421 Consulting Group to map the market and find potential clients. We are really happy with the results of the work 1421 delivered and will absolutely continue our relationship to a deeper level, including research and guidance of We4Ce to customers.

ARNOLD C. TIMMER, DIRECTOR – WE4CE B.V.

FlowerForce is operational in the Chinese market since 2013. for a Dutch company it is very difficult to know all the rules, and the do’s and don’ts for this market. 1421 consulting group offers a wide range of possibilities to help foreign companies to achieve their goals. due to their pay-roll system we are able to have our own Chinese employees in China.

SANDER VAN VELDHOVEN, DIRECTOR SALES & MARKETING – FLOWER FORCE

1421 Consulting group, Peter Pronk and his team, we experienced as friendly and helpful to find our way in this special land China. We, Alberts & Van Huut International Architects from Amsterdam, are very grateful for the mediation of 1421 to our clients with positive results. With their 'know-how' of the Chinese culture they learned us to make good contracts with our clients. It was a fulfilling cooperation, as well for the future.

MAX VAN HUUT, ARCHITECT-DIRECTOR – ALBERTS EN VAN HUUT

As this was our first endeavour outside of Canada and without ever even having been to China before, we were naturally apprehensive and didn’t have a budget that would allow for us to learn from our mistakes.  1421 is certainly qualified and experienced with the ins and outs of the Chinese business culture.  Although we are a relatively small company, we felt like their only client; they were genuinely interested in helping us and building a long term relationship.  While we really have just begun our dealings, we feel confident to have 1421 on our team as we move forward.

STEVEN MINKEN, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING – SPEC MACHINE & SUPPLY

Outside of their regular service, 1421 always tries to help us out with additional small and big questions we have. They are approachable, informal and always quick to reply.

CÉLINE LAMÉE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR – LAVA BEIJING

1421 Consulting Group is assisting Holland Container Innovations (HCI) with pay rolling services in Shenzhen, China. We found 1421 when HCI was looking to hire Chinese staff. 1421 looked at our needs and presented us a with a comparison between setting up our own entity or the use of their pay rolling service. They subsequently advised us to choose the pay rolling service at this time, which for us is the cheapest and easiest way to meet our needs, saving HCI the time and cost involved with registering a WOFE.

PETER BROUWER, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – HOLLAND CONTAINER INNOVATIONS

Reliable, knowledge, insight, speed of action, interaction, a promise is a promise, relevant feedback and work with an experienced Group Office employees are the key words that belong to 1421 Consulting Group. We had a difficult task, for 1421 Consulting Group, but the implementation is to full satisfaction with clear analyses, good workable and clear opinions.

HENNY FAKKEL, GENERAL MANAGER – EUROBAKERY

For us, a relative new comer in the Chinese market, it is very efficient to cooperate with 1421 Consulting Group, they know the rules, the do's and don’ts and they know their way around. This saves us a lot of time so we can keep our focus on the business. Peter and his team set up the Ltd. For us in Wuxi. They have a kind of a turn key approach. The planning is to be operational within 4 month.

JOEP DE JONG, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER – ELMA

1421 Consulting Group and EWT have a long term relationship and we trust their knowledge and professional attitude for our business in China. On the field of Consultancy and Quality Management they are our partner!

RENGER IDEMA, CFO – EWT

We got in contact with 1421 Consulting Group and requested at short notice a Quality Check of the products we purchase in China before shipment. 1421 did this according our specifications and we were satisfied with the result and the cost.

MARC HULSEBOS, CFO – H.B. GASKACHELS V.O.F.

1421 Consulting Group is assisting our law firm in registering a representative office and WOFE in Beijing. With their experience in this field they have been able to provide a very clear plan and have been a great help in guiding our preparation for the registration process. We are also glad to be able to use their office facilitating services to house our operations during this period.

PAOLO BECONCINI, MANAGING PARTNER – CBM INTERNATIONAL LAWYER LLP

Kabor b.v. is happy to have found 1421 Consulting Group to support us in China, 1421 is performing regular quality checks at our manufactures to guarantee the products meet the agreed and requested requirements before loading. Besides these checks 1421 assists Kabor b.v. by sourcing new suppliers.

PETER VAN DEN BERG, CEO – KABOR B.V.

1421 Consulting Group has been an invaluable partner in the start-up phase of my elder care project, to an extent where Nightingale would not have become a reality without the ongoing help and expertise from 1421. They have provided guidance, drive and expertise throughout the process of starting up a new company in a relatively new area in China.

ANNE-MARIE BUCH, OWNER AND CEO – NIGHTINGALE CARE HK LTD.

As a starting entrepreneur, both in general and in China, the people at 1421 Consulting Group have gone above and beyond to help me with all my questions and future situations to come. If all goes well, and with their help I feel more confident that it will, I look forward to a long and lasting future of doing business together.

MR. JACCO HANDGRAAF, FOUNDER – BRANTWERCK B.V.

1421 Consulting Group gave us a very well founded analysis of the Chinese market. Furthermore, the company continues helping us to generate business in this important Sales Region and we’re very happy to work with such a competent partner.

ALEXANDER GIEBEL, CEO – PJUR GROUP LUXEMBOURG S.A.

What happened in the year 1421?

From 1421 to 1423, during the Ming Dynasty of China under Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和), commanded by the Chinese captains, discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage; and circumnavigated Greenland.

Due to this endeavour we can conclude that “1421 is the year that the Chinese discover the world”.