Senior Executive - Insight, Innovation & Strategy - opportunity to join a unique business and travel across APAC

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Published: August 14, 2019 (about 1 year ago)
Shanghai, China
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Our client is a market research & strategy company that offers consumer insight, semiotics, product innovation & strategy consulting. With offices in Tokyo and Shanghai, they work with exciting clients across a number of industries including alcohol, fashion, F&B, luxury and hospitality and their team comes from an array of backgrounds including research, communications, business intelligence, PR and digital marketing.


The Role:

We have a very exciting opportunity to join the Shanghai team at an exciting stage in their regional expansion. You will play a key role in helping grow the business and shape the culture of the China office, working closely with the two most senior team members. This an exciting opportunity for someone who wholeheartedly enjoys helping clients grow top brands, is excited about marketing and brand communications, and who is driven to give clients the freshest possible thinking.



  • Helping senior team members manage client relationships and proposal writing
  • Supporting with day-to-day management across the entire debrief process, and taking the lead where possible
  • Managing simpler projects
  • Seeking to develop innovative thinking and ways to deliver within the company and to clients
  • Liaising with different partners to ensure projects run smoothly
  • Proactively seeking ways to develop existing client relationships



  • At least 2-3 years of experience in the research industry (or broader work experience e.g. strategy)
  • Curious to understand people and the latest trends across brands and cultures
  • Ability to work well in a small team
  • Bright, imaginative thinker
  • Experience in semiotics and cultural understanding would be a bonus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail
  • International-minded and willing to travel for work
  • Fluent in both English and Mandarin (able to read and write)


What can you expect?

  • The opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects with an exciting portfolio of brands
  • Flexible working / work from home
  • On the job training and mentoring from experienced consultants
  • All the benefits that come with working in a WeWork office including free coffee/beer and networking opportunities!
  • Opportunity for travel within China, and also to Japan and the wider APAC region
  • Competitive salary and benefits
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