Senior Associate – China Practice

Washington, DC
Full Time
Mid Level

Senior Associate – China Practice

The Senior Associate supports the China practice by conducting research needed for business development, internal briefings, travel, and client service. A senior associate works to cultivate and enhance their China geopolitical, regional, functional, or sectorial/industry expertise, to begin to provide value creation for clients. Following ASG best practices, a senior associate specializes in developing drafts of written products (e.g., country reports, stakeholder maps, market analyses) and help drive product innovation. They support directors with client communications, according to ability and the team’s needs. They support associates and other colleagues on administrative matters, as necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Actively participates as part of ASG client teams and expected to have greater direct interactions with clients – with a focus on China and technology policy issues.
  • Typically delivers first drafts of country reports, briefing memos, client presentations, and stakeholder maps.
  • Master ASG best practices in research and product delivery, including the use of internal proprietary and diverse sources of public information; with an ability to evaluate competing versions of events or asymmetrical understanding of crucial factors.
  • Play a significant role in the team’s knowledge management, including helping to identify and archive resources and examples of superior ASG deliverables.
  • Conduct research and support investigations with local input, in local languages – using Chinese language.
  • Focus on cultivating and enhancing geopolitical, regional, functional, or sector/industry expertise (e.g., China, and/or HLS, finance, energy) applicable to the team’s client engagement.
  • Assist in directing ASG interns and other colleagues to collaborate on producing agreed upon products. Helps to train interns and full-time staff during onboarding, and conduct follow up when necessary. Models’ excellence in the productions of ASG deliverables.
  • Assists with the coordination of business opportunities within the regional/functional practices.
  • Works as part of the team to utilize Salesforce as part of the practices overall BD efforts; not expected to lead but encouraged to increase business development focus and help identify business opportunities.
  • Work with the BD team in implementing Salesforce usage across the firm, further refining and optimizing the way we use Salesforce.
  • Seeks to develop personal network of relationships to cultivate potential clients and creatively build new business, and to foster broad ASG networks through interaction with associations, think tanks and policy shops.
  • Perform other duties assigned at the discretion of management.

Core Competencies

  • Customer Service:  Focuses on impeccable client service and value creation. Works to become a trusted partner to colleagues, continuously focused on developing substantive expertise to meet client interests and needs.
  • Oral/Written Communications:  Can effectively produce first drafts of proposals, internal memos and/or written client products with clear direction. Communicates well with other members of the ASG team. Effective communicator with the ASG network and/or local offices, with strong emphasis placed on the ability to speak and write in a local language.
  • Personal Characteristics: Entrepreneurial and focused on value creation. Energetic, forward-thinking, “can-do” and creative individual with the highest ethical standards and an appropriate professional presentation.
  • Teamwork:   Interacts effectively with colleagues at all levels and across firm. Manages ASG team members to work together to produce agreed upon deliverables. Works to create a positive work environment.
  • Firm Contribution: Contributes to the development, administration, and culture of the firm. Takes a leadership role in institution building.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three to seven years of relevant prior work experience.
  • BA/BS in political science, international relations, public policy or business administration, or a related field, or equivalent experience, with a master’s degree in related field a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of the region sector, function, (via prior living experience, or academic or professional experience analyzing business, political, or economic issues and trade context) – Knowledge of China and technology policy issues including regulatory issues around semiconductors, AI, 5G/6G, data governance, and cybersecurity. Working experience in trade, technology policy, and finance is a plus.
  • Highly proficient in PowerPoint and other MS Office tools.
  • Speaking, reading, and writing fluency in a language used by the relevant practice – High degree of working-level proficiency in Chinese language required.

About Us

Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), part of Dentons Global Advisors (DGA), is the premier global strategic advisory and commercial diplomacy firm. With a commitment to excellence, integrity, and discretion, we help our clients navigate challenges and capture opportunities in markets around the world. ASG goes beyond opening doors, collaborating with our clients to develop and implement tailored strategies. The global ASG network includes over 230 regional and sectoral experts and has a record of success in over 120 countries. In 2021, ASG became a founding member of Dentons Global Advisors (DGA), an elite multidisciplinary advisory firm that provides an even broader set of integrated strategic counsel and support for clients facing complex opportunities and challenges spanning commercial, reputational, financial, regulatory and governance dimensions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) is committed to equal opportunity in recruitment and employment practices and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. No job applicant or employee receives unfavorable treatment on the grounds of color, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or any other status protected by law.

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