Welcome back to our feature “Meet our Team”. Today, get to know Xin Liu, Senior Operations Manager, and learn why his duties and his colleagues are the main reasons for him to work at Rheinmetall Automotive.
I am Xin Liu and I am the Senior Operations Manager at MS Motorservice Asia Pacific, the aftermarket division of Rheinmetall Automotive. I have been working for the company for over 10 years in Germany, before returning to China in 2018. What made me stay with the company for so long are not only interesting and challenging tasks, but foremost the people: From management to employees, colleagues at Rheinmetall Automotive are highly committed and enthusiastic about their work, just like me. One of my goals always is to inspire a positive atmosphere and I have achieved this when my colleagues say “Today, I am looking forward to going to the office and work with my colleagues” instead of “I have to go to office and work today.” For example, every week a group of colleagues meets for an after-work soccer practice, which I organize and I am excited to see that we are equally passionate on the soccer field, where all of us become teammates.
For about 10 years, I was working as product manager in our different subsidiaries in Germany, BF Germany and MS Motorservice International. When I was still in Germany, I learned a lot about our business in China. Since I am back, I have handled and enjoyed many projects together with my colleagues here. My current role includes the coordination between Germany and China and therefore knowing the German language and culture is definitely one of my strengths that qualify me for the current tasks. My current position includes strategic planning for our business in Asia and requires management skills. During my time in Germany, I attended the „Talent Campus” program at the Rheinmetall Academy where I learned new skills across different areas and I got the chance to develop my professional network, as employees from all over the world participated in the training.
Rheinmetall Automotive is a big international company in the automotive supplier sector with many subsidiaries all over the world. The company has entered the Chinese market over 20 years ago and currently is very successful. As a Tier-1 supplier of automotive components, we both serve famous international as well as local Chinese vehicle manufacturers. Via Motorservice, Rheinmetall Automotive supplies components and spare parts to the worldwide aftermarket. With increasing intensity, the company strives to answer the big questions about tomorrow’s mobility by focusing on the development of ever more electrical parts and components, which help to reduce emissions and increase the efficiency of engines. I am very excited to be a part of these interesting developments at Rheinmetall Automotive.