Chinese tech giant Huawei is placing heavy bets on its automotive business, with the latest job postings showing the company wooing talent with attractive salary levels.
Huawei’s HR and headhunters recruiting professionals for its automotive sales business have been active on several recruitment APPs in China recently. The salary level for its new energy car sales positions in Shanghai is RMB 15,000 ($2326)-30,000, job ads on an APP shows.
Huawei announced in April that it started selling cars, with the first model being the Seres SF5, priced at RMB 216,800 ($ 33624) for the 2WD version and RMB 246,800 for the 4WD version, with official delivery on May 29.
Huawei’s car sales business is in full swing, and at the same time, Huawei’s car sales talent shortage is becoming more and more apparent. For this reason, Huawei also began a mad rush to recruit salespersons.
The commission of sales staff accounted for the bulk of the salary, each car commission is RMB 1,500, and no performance indicators, local media quoted Huawei’s HR said.
The commission for Huawei’s car sales staff is RMB 1,000-1,500 yuan per car, depending on the region. The average commission for Huawei store salespeople in Shanghai is RMB 1,500, with a guaranteed base salary of RMB 5,500 during the probationary period, and the average commission for Huawei store salespeople in Beijing is RMB 1,000.
In comparison, Beijing-Hyundai Auto 4S store’s commission for a single car is RMB 500, while brands including FAW-Volkswagen, The Great Wall Motors and Mercedes-Benz will adjust their sales according to the popularity of their models, with a general commission of RMB 200-600.
Huawei previously said that it will use the more than 5,000 Huawei experience stores across the country and will take advantage of the storefront of the offline channel as much as possible.
The Seres SF5 will enter Huawei’s 200 retail stores at the end of July and will expand to 1,000 by the end of the year, Huawei Consumer Business CEO Richard Yu revealed.
In addition to Shanghai, the model will also be stationed in Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hangzhou and other places. At the same time, Seres has also started to develop its after-sales service network in full force, recruiting dealers on a large scale.
At the same time, Yu has set a target of selling 300,000 units next year within the company, exceeding Tesla’s annual sales in China.
This article was first published by Phate Zhang on CnEVPost, a website focusing on new energy vehicle news from China.