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Business Development Assistant (1 year contract)

Posted: 27 Mar 2021 Closes: 16 Jun 2021
Hong Kong Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR006358

About Us

Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a digital-first organisation made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.

Board Director Programme overview:

  • What problems will we be solving?
    We prepare independent board directors for success and help global leaders transform their organisations through real world business thinking. We also support mid-career women to advance into more senior leadership roles.

  • What tools will we use to solve those challenges?
    We use a high-touch premium approach to our clients, combining the best attributes of online and offline learning. Our membership and learning management systems support this and our workshops and events connect people for networking and professional growth.

  • What are their opportunities for professional growth?
    Both the Board Director Programme and Women in Business Form are growing businesses. In order to expand, we need someone who can grow from an administrative role to larger operational roles with broader exposure across the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research organisations and individuals to up open new opportunities

  • Contact prospects to establish rapport, secure meetings via email and/or phone

  • Develop sales decks and other promotional materials

  • Assist with marketing activities

  • Assist with event planning

  • Database management

  • General ad hoc administration activities

Required Skills / Experience

  • Loves details! Excellent organisational and time management skills.

  • Interpersonal and presentation skills, comfortable on phone/email/in person working with multiple levels of seniority, cultures and works styles.

  • Positive attitude. Takes initiative to push projects forward, solve problems before being asked.

  • Tech savvy: basic MS Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and willing to learn new systems as new learning management systems come along.

  • Excellent written and spoken English. Excellent spoken Cantonese.

  • Can work under pressure and tight deadlines

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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