Guidepoint

Business Development Associate (Hong Kong)

HK-Hong Kong
1 month ago
ID
2017-1287
# of Openings
1
Category
Business Development

Overview

The Business Development Associate (Hong Kong) is an exciting entry level position based in our Hong Kong office. The person will be responsible for assisting in building a pipeline of prospects from institutional clients. This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter who can be a fresh Grad or with up to 1-2 years of relevant work experience, who wants to learn about the financial services industry and make a significant contribution to our business

 

Guidepoint is a leading Expert Network firm serving some of the largest corporations, consulting firms, hedge funds and private equity funds. We are currently making great strides in Asia and investing in growing the team here in Hong Kong. The Associate position is an exciting role for any candidate looking to move in to Business Development and provides the opportunity to progress to a senior sales position within a short time-frame.

 

Guidepoint gives professionals more confidence in their investment and strategic decisions by connecting them to specialised industry experts who can answer their most pressing business questions. As the experts at finding expertise, since 2003 Guidepoint has set up hundreds of thousands of interactions between business professionals and experts around the world. Guidepoint’s 9 offices on three continents provide 24/7, quick and agile service.

Responsibilities

  • Help create and develop a robust pipeline of qualified prospects
  • Research target industries, sub-sectors and companies in order to understand their information/research needs and pain-points.
  • Generate targeted content from Guidepoint’s network to drive interest in our services.
  • Prospect targets through email and telephone.
  • Schedule prospect meetings/calls.
  • Generate suitable content for meetings with prospects.
  • Develop a strong knowledge and understanding of the competitive landscape by prospect profile and be able to effectively articulate our value proposition as appropriate.
  • Provide client/prospect feedback to sales and management.
  • Display initiative and apply thought to research and prospecting processes.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited institution is required
  • Strong academic record and extra-curricular achievement
  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to learn
  • Outgoing personality with the ability and willingness to make cold calls, speak with people at all professional levels, including senior management
  • Demonstrable use of the Internet for research and alternative forms of sourcingAbility to communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and textually.
  • Mature communicator capable of handling high-profile clients.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to think creatively and prioritise business development opportunities.
  • Initiative and ability to handle increasing responsibility over time.
  • Ability to utilise superior analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Please ensure that you outline how your experience meets the above criteria in your cover letter or application form.

 

Due to the large amount of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

For further information please contact hr.uk@guidepoint.com

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