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Research Associate
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Hong Kong
Job description


Signium is a leading worldwide Executive Search & Leadership Services Partnership.

With more than 60 years of experience, we are experts in helping clients recruit, develop and retain the best leadership teams. With offices in more than 30 countries, we combine global reach with focused local knowledge to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Signium Greater China has been offering Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services since 1986. Consultants with an intimate understanding of the nuances of their particular markets, combined with global perspective, gives Signium Greater China unique strengths when supporting clients in the global economy or local firms wishing to become more global. Apart from its Greater China headquarters in Hong Kong they also have offices in Beijing and Shanghai.



The Research Associate is an important part of Executive Search, the primary focus of the Research Associate is to support Partners in finding suitable candidates for their executive search projects. Typical responsibilities include:

• Researching companies and developing target candidate lists.

• Identifying potential candidates from a variety of online tools.

• Providing research and mapping to determine organization structures of target companies.

• Updating industry information, analyzing market trends and tracking candidate movement.



• Actively participate in designing the search and business development strategy with the Partner / Consultant; pro-active involvement as a valued team contributor throughout the search process from pitch to candidate development.

• Providing research in support of candidate identification and business development activities of the practice. Develop appropriate candidate target lists for the Partner / Consultant using online tools, social media, phone calls, print materials and a wide range of other information resources.

• Attend or listen in on search kick-off meetings, suggest possible target companies or candidates, and attend client briefings and meetings when possible.

• Develop a full understanding of the search and the research needs of clients, developing confidence and trust of colleagues and clients.

• When not engaged in research to support searches, the Research Associate may be asked to help develop the company’s internal knowledge base, i.e. by mapping out company organizations or finding suitable target clients for the Partner to develop.



• Self-motivation and excellent time management skills.

• Quality focused and ability to drive continuous improvement.

• Ability to analyze and interpret data and make informed decisions.

• Client-service orientation

• Highly collaborative and team-oriented

• Flexible and agile

• Strong verbal and written communication skills: English and Mandarin Chinese

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