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Associate - Global Projects -Japanese Speaker

London, England, United Kingdom

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Associate - Global Projects -Japanese Speaker

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Our Connections team is built on a single idea. To create a fast-growing, performance-driven product that helps fuel faster and smarter investment decisions.

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This is where the Third Bridge story began. One of our larger offices, our London home is based in the heart of East London near the famous Spitalfields Market - well known for its amazing selection of food. We're spoilt for choice with local pubs and restaurants, which the team regularly visit together. And with great access to transport links, it’s the perfect destination for a team spread across the globe to collaborate under one roof.

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Company Description

At Third Bridge, we’re groundbreakers. We’re gamechangers. We’re disruptors. We’re pioneers. Our work bridges the gap between research and knowledge, and our unique purpose is to connect investment clients to relevant experts and their human insights so they can make intelligent investment decisions.

But those connections can’t happen without the people with the tenacity and determination to find those experts. People who have the skills to build strong relationships with them. People who can communicate the needs of our clients credibly and effectively.

People just like you.

Job Description

What you’ll do

As an Associate in the Global Projects team (Galaxy), you will get an opportunity to work on exciting projects for some of our biggest global clients. Being part of a small team, you would directly / independently work with our global team members and manage an exciting book-of-business.

The role involves you spending much of your time on the phone, tracking down experts, building relationships with them and persuading them to speak to our clients. Ultimately, it’s about finding out whether they’re the right fit for our clients’ needs, and whether they know the answers to the questions our clients want to ask.

Then, you’ll set up consultations between our clients and the experts you find, negotiate the terms of each meeting, and find the right time for a consultation between our clients in Asia and experts in the rest of the world. All while continuing to develop and strengthen the relationships you create.

It’s exciting, fast-paced, deadline-driven, and results-oriented - and you’ll focus on delivering the highest standards of service as you take on multiple projects at once, while communicating with a number of project managers in different countries. But there’ll also be lots of opportunities to focus on yourself too, and we’ll support you with all the training, learning and development you need to progress and grow into your role - and beyond.

We're a business that supports the investment industry - so it makes sense that we also invest in our people, too.


What you’ll need

Of course, brilliant communication skills - especially using the phone - are essential. 

We’re looking for strong academic credentials, or a proven background in a customer focused role. You’ll be looking to build your expertise in client engagement, influencing, negotiation, project management and stakeholder management - or you’ll be looking to build on your existing knowledge in these areas. But either way, you’ll need to be the kind of person who thrives in a hands-on, high-performance role where results matter. 

Attention to detail and an ability to work under pressure are just as important, and you’ll more than feel at home in a culture that’s built on feedback, open communication, continuous learning and winning as a team. 

Above all, you’ll have what it takes to exceed our clients’ expectations with every call you make, every consultation you arrange, and every contract you impact..

Additional Information

What’s in it for you?

In return for the connections you make for us, we’ll connect you with a wide range of fantastic rewards and benefits, including:

  • A base salary of £31,500 rising to £36,500 after 12 months

  • Being able to earn bonus straight after your 1st month training period, and our bonus scheme is uncapped meaning we won’t limit your earning potential 

  • A typical Associate in their first year earns between £36,000 to £39,000 (inc. bonuses) but some of our top performers earn more!

Other Benefits

  • Commitment to training with our initial Associate Programme, we further invest in you through our Client Engagement, Leadership and Manager training.

  • Study support programme of £750 per year

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Life insurance and access to Modern Health wellbeing support

  • Pension scheme

  • 25 days holiday, plus 2 extra paid days for volunteering plus 2 extra personal days              

  • Opportunity to actively participate in our 4 employee led committees who cover our commitment to Diversity, ESG, Charity and Corporate Social Responsibility

About us

Third Bridge was founded on the belief that human insights drive intelligent investment decisions.

To make the right investment decisions, our clients require access to the most relevant experts and their insights – we enable this through private consultations and exclusive content drawn from expert interviews.

Our clients consist of some of the largest private equity funds, hedge funds, mutual funds and management consulting firms, who are serviced by a team of over 1200 employees located across seven global offices.

Third Bridge operates in a global, multi-billion-dollar market,with double digit annual growth and has consistently received accolades for Great Places to Work and the top 100 fastest growing companies.

Ready to apply?

If you are not 100% sure that you’re right for the role, please apply anyway and we’ll be happy to consider your application.  

If you’re successful you must have permission to work in the country you are applying, before your employment with us starts.