Mandarin-Speaking Associate at AlphaSights
Mandarin-Speaking Associate – Client Service Team (New York to Shanghai)
Start Dates: September 2019, January 2020
What does the ideal role look like for you? Autonomy, high personal impact, and an introduction to the world of business without pigeonholing yourself into any one industry? A clear path towards leading your own team and managing blue-chip client relationships in two years’ time? Running your own multimillion-dollar book of business in five years? If this resonates with you, read on.
We are seeking a Client Service Associate fluent in Mandarin to begin with our New York Client Service Team for 6-12 months of immersive experience. The Associate would receive a crash course in the AlphaSights business, including significant training and professional development, before relocating to our growing Shanghai office. With support from the global team, this Associate would then have opportunity to build out our Surveys team in Shanghai. The ideal candidate is authorized to work in China. Individuals with OPT or CPT authorization for the U.S. are welcome to apply, as there will be a training stay in New York City.
We’re a global team of ambitious professionals committed to accelerating progress for our clients and our people alike. From the moment you join us as an Associate early in your career, you’ll have significant autonomy and responsibility. You’ll get training and professional development opportunities to help you excel in your role. And you’ll have opportunities to work and spend time with like-minded colleagues from across the globe right from the get-go.
Through hard work, drive, and a commitment to delivering results, you’ll be on the path to becoming Manager in two years and Vice President in five, all while being part of a global team that’s dedicated to building a business, improving themselves, supporting one another, and celebrating successes together.
Leading professionals around the world often find themselves in situations where they don’t have the knowledge they need to confidently make decisions and move forward. That’s when they turn to AlphaSights. Our people bring commercial instincts, business acumen, and a whatever-it-takes mentality to every project to truly understand our clients’ unique questions and identify the precise experts who can offer valuable insights. With a better understanding of the world than they had before engaging AlphaSights, our clients accelerate their progress. They harness newfound insights and knowledge to identify, assess, and execute on opportunities ahead of the competition.
Founded in 2008, AlphaSights employs 500+ professionals in nine offices around the globe and regularly ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world.
Learn more at alphasights.com
As an Associate on our client service team, you’ll act as the connection point between our clients and industry experts. Your role is to focus on clients’ knowledge gaps and identify experts with the knowledge that can address them. Thinking quickly and critically, you’ll conduct surface-level research on companies and industries to identify the precise experts around the globe who can answer our clients’ questions. You’ll spend considerable time reaching out by phone to experts to assess whether their knowledge is a relevant match to the client request you’re working on and you’ll connect qualified experts to our clients in real time. Working on several client requests at the same time, you’ll need to learn effective prioritization to efficiently identify and qualify highly relevant expertise.
This is a fast-paced, client facing, communication-intense role with a clear focus on effectiveness and revenue generation. Associates develop skills in negotiation, professional communication, project management, client service, conflict resolution, and training which pave their way to successful careers in commercial and operational leadership.
What We Look For
AlphaSights welcomes candidates with different backgrounds and experiences. Here are some commonalities that many of our applicants possess:
- Strong academic credentials from top tier universities
- Undergraduate business majors or liberal arts majors with an interest in business (all majors considered)
- Students with high levels of extracurricular involvement and leadership
- A client-first mindset, which we define as the relentless commitment to work on clients’ behalf to help them achieve positive outcomes and the drive to deliver excellent service amidst tight timelines and changing circumstances
- Growth mindset: an ability to develop in your role over time and use setbacks as learning opportunities
What you should be looking for:
- Fast-paced, performance environment with measurable deliverables and a focus on results
- Gaining transferable skills, including: results-oriented research, sales, negotiation, commercial acumen across industries, professional communication, time management, and more
- Team-oriented culture with a focus on setting and outperforming goals, professional development and feedback, and celebrating wins
- Opportunity for clear career progression
- 0-3 years' work experience
- Bachelor's degree, with strong academic credentials and noteworthy extracurricular leadership
- Fluency in English and Mandarin is essential
- Authorization to work in China. Individuals with OPT or CPT authorization for the U.S. are welcome to apply, as there will be a training stay in New York City
AlphaSights is an equal opportunity employer.