Job Title: Mandarin Speaking Research Consultant (Financial Services)
Location: Central London
Salary: £27k-£40k depending on experience
Skills: 1st or 2.1 degree in an Arts or Science subject, excellent communication skills, keen interest in financial services.
Our client is a dynamic consultancy dealing with strategic marketing and business issues for clients across a range of services and industries. They are currently seeking an ambitious experienced professional who are able to speak Mandarin and looking for an opportunity with potential for rapid advancement.
" Use own initiative to proactively seek and develop understanding of the financial services industry through different data collection methods and interpret findings. (Training will be provided to kick-start the process)
" Provide insight into markets and competitors through the research of published industry analysis sources and the in-depth, semi-structured interviewing of senior executives, industry experts, suppliers and competitors and build a network of contacts to engage with
" Identify and persuade busy and often reluctant executives to share information - you must be personable and confident
" Adapting a range of approaches such as analysing scarce business intelligence to seize opportunities for our clients
" Analyse and interpret qualitative information and numerical data through cross-checking to build strong and evidence-based recommendations and implications for our client
" Synthesise findings to prepare well-written, insightful and robust research reports using tools such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel
" At consultant level, managing small research projects or small parts of more complex projects
" Degree Educated and strong academics are essential. They are interested in both arts and science graduates, but a business degree will be an advantage
" Complete fluency in English and Mandarin
" A good grasp of modern business and marketing language
" An excellent communicator with an engaging telephone manner and experience conducting interviews for research or commercial purposes
" Strong interpersonal skills, a team player, is self-motivated and driven to deliver
" A demonstrable interest in financial services
" Ability to work in a demanding environment and to efficiently manage their own time
" Experience in creating compelling PowerPoint presentations and delivering them confidently
Thank you for taking the time to apply to People First. If your application is successful, you will be contacted within 7 days but I’m afraid that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs. Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.