Interview with Mr. Hu
"Any harvest is not a coincidence, but a daily effort and persistence. Not afraid of taking a small step every day, only afraid of stagnating; not afraid of doing something every day, only afraid of doing nothing. "
C: Let's talk about your work experience in CTT Cable.
H: I entered the company in Jan 2016. At that time, the enterprise was in the node of actively establishing the power grid market. The main direction was to further develop the power grid market and strengthen the brand awareness in the State Grid and the South grid. At that time, I just took over this department. First, I went through all the company's materials carefully. By spending a full month in the office, and led the team to find out the whole situation of the company. There were some problems and we cooperated with different departments to solve them. Guangzhou and Foshan were our main target markets. The future planning is several regions that are close to Guangdong, which we are more competitive in terms of transportation distance. Although the company is still cautious about this business segment in the beginning, with the support of the board of directors, it has done a good job in prequalification by the end of 2017 and achieved a good performance in 2018.
C: Can you talk able how the department has developed since you took over it?
H: At that time, we were exploring new business segments, which would be different in cognition and working methods. Therefore , we did a lot of communicate with different departments. At the same time, we learn to improve, deepen our understanding of the enterprise, and gradually improve our working ability. At the same time, we find the short board of the enterprise through the Department, and cooperate with colleagues in various departments to improve, for example, the newly established business department is engaged in bidding work.
C: What do you think are the advantages of the company in the market competition? And what can the company do better in the future?
H: Each enterprise's position is different. It should have its own market power points. First of all, we have short delivery times. Usually the general products take 7-8 days, and that of special cables is no more than 20 days; secondly, high-quality products, we design, manufacture and inspect products in strict accordance with national standards; third, we have strong capital strength. Our company has been established for more than 30 years, which is precipitated by the market, and there is sufficient Corporate capital development.
However, what we can do in the future is to increase market share, which needs time to be completed gradually; secondly, we need to increase the 10kV production capacity in order to meet the markets’ needs; third, we are working hard to implement six sigma and lean production system to achieve lower waste level, end-to-end circle and cost effective.
C: Under the influence of the current epidemic situation, how can you and your team make better use of this period of time?
H: Well, opportunities and difficulties always coexist. After the outbreak, both domestic infrastructure and foreign trade have weakened. However, the overall situation in China is still positive and healthy. We are setting up new plans and be ready when the time comes.
For our department, first, we are learning from ourselves, lay a solid foundation for our ability, and upgrade our power grid system, state grid system, and bidding; second, we should do a good job in the overall development plan of the Department, refine the target market, and once the epidemic is over, we can make targeted breakthroughs and conquer the target market; third, we should do a good job in team building, on the one hand, we should introduce appropriate On the other hand, we should strengthen internal training and impart our knowledge and experience to them.
C: What are your career plans?
H: i always believe in one saying “You must make yourself valuable before you can make money.” First of all, I am very clear about my positioning. I chose the power grid industry, and in the next five years, 10 years or even longer, I should not only be down-to-earth and practical, but also gradually improve and develop myself, so that my colleagues and peers can recognize my ability. Especially as a manager, leading the team to create values is one of the most important thing in my career.
C: Cable industry is fairly partial. What would you say to the young generation who want to enter this industry?
H: The post-90s and Post-00 young people's attitude towards work and income is different from that of the 1970s and 1980s. They value comfortable working environment and friendly colleague very much. They are more free and diversified in thinking. The cable industry belongs to the semi heavy industry, so we need to make some changes to retain talents. First, we need to do a good job in enterprise training, so that new employees have room for development and upgrading; second It is important to formulate competitive salary system and assessment system in the same industry, at the same time, improve enterprise rules and regulations, control operation cost and improve productivity efficiency.