Job ref no.: HKRITA-0722-01
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited

Centre Manager - Development and Management (The Open Lab)

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited

Reporting to the Top Management of the company, the appointee will be required to:

  • Take a vital role in managing the project of setting up The Open Lab, a new satellite sustainability-focused laboratory in Hong Kong (;
  • Oversee all the activities involved and progress of work, ensuring an on-schedule and smooth commencement of the new lab;
  • Initiate, develop and coordinate program with internal and external partners (industry, academic, non-profits) to support strategic goals of the project;
  • Lead visiting tours, public presentations, coordinate marketing activities with marketing team and support PR effort related to the project; 
  • Manage and control the budget of the Open Lab development, program and operations;
  • Work closely with Research, Business Development and Marketing team to coordinate projects and new initiatives related the lab;
  • Manage day-to-day operation of the Open Lab and maintenance of the site;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or above in Business, Marketing, Textile and Fashion, or related disciplines.
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience in business and partnership development, project management related to sustainability, textiles or R&D. Experience in industrial, lab management or research institutes would be an advantage but not a must.
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills with a strong sense of project ownership and proactive working attitude;
  • Independent, highly-organized and capable of working under pressure with multi-task assignments;
  • Conversant with government procedures and regulations is a plus and
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English and Chinese, with good command of Putonghua being an advantage;
  • Applicants with less experience will be considered for junior positions

Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be offered on a contract basis, re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.

Applicants are invited to send detailed curriculum vitae in strict confidence to Human Resources Manager, HKRITA, R906-08, Shirley Chan Building, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon. (E-mail: [via CTgoodjobs Apply Now ]). Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. HKRITA reserves the right to consider late applications and nominations, and to fill or not to fill the position. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purpose. Please mark “PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL" and quote the position applied for and its reference number on the envelope.

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Job ref no. HKRITA-0722-01
  • 5-day week
  • Dental plan
  • Family medical plan
  • Medical plan
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Contract
  • Full-time
  • 5 years - 10 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Degree
  • Master's degree