Associate – Insights and Design Strategy | Global business | Flexible working environment

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Published: March 24, 2020 (10 months ago)
Shanghai, China
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We are now recruiting an Associate for our client, a global business specialising in insights, innovation and design strategy. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a role which encompasses design strategy and innovation, where you’ll go beyond just delivering insights to clients, but actually design concepts and create prototypes. You’ll be responsible for analysing different types of qualitative data sources to gain a deeper understanding of cultures and consumers, and helping deliver a higher degree of clarity to clients and bringing them closer to creating better brands, products and business solutions.



  • Attending client meetings and translating client needs into proposals, with support
  • End to end management of projects
  • Day to day project work including fieldwork, documentation, client management etc
  • Contributing to final outputs, in the form of reports, client workshops etc



  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in a related field such as Qualitative Research, Semiotics, Cultural Intelligence, Journalism etc
  • Ability to observe behaviours and identify unspoken cultural norms and rules
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in liberal arts, social sciences or related
  • Fluency in Mandarin and English
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • International exposure would be preferred
  • Proactive and entrepreneurial
  • Analytical and rigorous in reading and interpreting written and visual data


In return you can expect a competitive salary and the chance to work in a flexible work environment, where you will be exposed to teams and research across the wider region. The role offers lots of opportunity for training, and with 10 offices globally there is also the opportunity for secondments to other offices for high performers. You should be comfortable and excited by the opportunity to work in a dynamic and flexible team.

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