Associate - Japanese Speaker
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.
Shanghai is another of our larger offices, and you’ll find us in the centre of the city next to the Natural History Museum and Jing’an Sculpture Park. Our building is a Gensler-designed addition to the Jing’an skyline; a 60-story prime office building and retail pavilion with great transport links. Inside, you’ll discover everything from fine dining to relaxing spaces, all with spacious interiors and outdoor terraces overlooking the entire park.
- 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.
Third Bridge Connections provides access to industry specialists who can offer unique insights into companies and markets. To an investor who is looking for information to steer a deal-making decision, there is nothing more powerful than the knowledge that is locked up inside people’s heads.
Connections is a fast-growing, performance driven environment. Our Associates target, source and screen relevant industry specialists, who our clients could speak with to help them make better informed business decisions. As a client focused company, our client’s needs drive our work and as an Associate, you can expect to work on multiple requests that span a wide range of industries and geographies on any given day.
Conduct a cursory review of industries in order to understand the gaps in our clients’ knowledge and identify the most relevant individuals (practitioners and often C-level executives working at the heart of their industries) to take part in a 1:1 consultations with our clients via phone
Engage with these individuals to understand whether they are the right fit for our clients
Persuade relevant individuals to take part in a consultation with our client and negotiate terms
Set up consultations - scheduling, contracts, compliance requirements
Develop and strengthen relationships with existing Third Bridge industry contacts and build new ones with experts you have identified
The work is fast paced – you will be working on multiple requests on any given day, all with tight timelines, and spanning a wide variety of industries across multiple geographies, which you will need to understand at a high level. We look for individuals who are excited by a hands-on, high performing and resulted-oriented role
You’ll need to think on your feet and adapt your communication style as you speak on the phone with people across industries and levels
As part of a global team, teamwork is essential - you’ll be collaborating with others locally and internationally when executing on projects, across time zones
Our comprehensive onboarding program includes both classroom-based and on-the-job learning that will teach you the fundamentals of our business, how our clients think, and how to explore a multitude of industry sectors in order to uncover key drivers and interesting research angles for our clients. You will learn how to use public research tools to identify industry specialists and hone your communication skills to engage with industry specialists/senior professionals over the phone.
After our dedicated Associate Program, you will progress to take the next step in your Third Bridge career. It's important to know that your progression is owned by you and is linked to your individual performance. If you want to over deliver on our expectations then we’ll reward you with quicker progression, more responsibility and increased bonus.
The next step in your Third Bridge career is based on your performance could be:
Client Engagement - take the lead on client engagement, driving relationships and being responsible for project execution. You will manage requests as they are received and ensure deadlines and quality standards are met.
Senior Associate - take a senior position in the team with higher level client engagement responsibilities and the opportunity to mentor Associates.
Manager - take responsibility for the success of your team - driving commercial results and managing the performance of your associates.
Our flexible career and development path is built to help our team build essential, transferable skills and explore areas of business that align to longer term career goals.
As an Associate, you will sharpen your skills in...
Business Acumen: navigate corporate structures, sector value chains, and key stakeholders. Identify key drivers and dynamics in order to understand your client's knowledge gaps and engage with industry experts. Gain an introduction to the world of institutional investments and how decision makers in this field think
Persuasion and Negotiation: pitch to senior industry executives, persuade them to engage with clients and negotiate terms
Relationship Building: build relationships with industry experts by delivering a high-end customer experience throughout
Time Management: execute on multiple projects at a given time, manage competing priorities and changing client requests. Prioritization and context switching are key in order to handle the fast-paced environment we operate in
Stakeholder Management: sharpen your interpersonal skills as you collaborate with others to share knowledge and develop sourcing strategies when executing on client requests
What we look for
Individuals who will thrive in a hands-on, high performing role with a focus on results
Strong academic credentials and/or experience in a customer focused role
Maintain a high level of attention to detail, even under pressure in order to adhere to our compliance framework and high-quality standards
The ability and drive to go above and beyond for our clients to exceed their expectations
With a culture centered around feedback and open communication, we look for people who are open to continuous professional development
Business level Japanese proficiency (verbal and written) and conversational English proficiency (verbal and written)
What you can expect
Flexible career and development path, with opportunities to gain a wide range of transferable skills
Private Medical Insurance
15 days annual leave (increasing with tenure)
2 days’ off per year for community/corporate responsibility activity
The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the country they are applying.
We know that to be truly innovative, we need to have a diverse team around us. That is why Third Bridge is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. If you are not 100% sure if you are right for the role, please apply anyway and we will be happy to consider your application.