Business Development and Operations Associate

An exciting opportunity exists at Quinlan & Associates, a leading independent strategy consulting firm specialising in the financial services industry.

We are currently looking for a full-time Business Development and Operations Associate to assist with the company’s operational and business development needs in 2022 and beyond.


1. Business Development | 60%

Outbound (i.e. direct client outreach)

Work closely with the CEO and Partners to support all aspects of the end-to-end client engagement process, including:

• Identify: identification of target clients based on firm’s existing research and broader industry development under the direction of Partners, including required follow-ups with existing clients

• Contact: client outreach via email, phone, and/or in-person meetings, where appropriate

• Connect: setting up meetings / calls between existing / prospective clients and Partners

• Prepare: conduct background research to prepare required briefing materials, where needed

• Track: ongoing meeting / sales support, including meeting tracking and follow-up

• Consolidate: manage company database and CRM system, including required follow-ups

Inbound (i.e. building brand awareness)

• Update company website (e.g. uploading company research reports and media releases)

• Manage social media posts / pages (i.e. LinkedIn and Facebook)

• Connect with major industry conferences organisers to book potential speaking engagements • Organise and market company events (e.g. webinars)

• Manage inbound email and phone enquiries

2. Operations | 40%

• Provide internal administrative / operational support to the Partners and COO (e.g. internal meeting scheduling, PA duties, HR support, vendor onboarding, travel scheduling, office events, expense filing, etc.)

• Complete ad-hoc assignments as directed by the CEO WHAT WE LOOK FOR The minimum requirements for this role are:

• University degree with strong grades from a reputable university

• Up to 2 years business development and/or operations experience (note: fresh graduates will also be considered)

• Strong communication skills (both oral and written) in English

• Tech-savvy (proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiarity with social media platforms is a must)

• Positive and proactive attitude, with a strong ownership mindset

• Outgoing and sociable personality, with strong interpersonal skills

• Creativity and lateral thinking abilities

• A good sense of humour

• The ability to work in Hong Kong

Please note that proficiency in Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese) is preferred but not required.

What we offer

We offer comprehensive on-the-job training, mentorship by senior finance and strategy professionals, and unmatched exposure to the world of management consulting. We provide our employees with a challenging and stimulating career and the chance to gain exposure to a diverse array of innovative clients across a variety of industries and markets. Most importantly, we pride ourselves on our unique company culture built around a collaborative, innovative, and fun working environment. Some of the benefits we offer include:

Who we are:

Quinlan & Associates is a leading independent strategy consulting firm specialising in the financial services industry. We are the first firm to offer end-to-end strategy consulting services.

From strategy formulation to execution, to ongoing reporting, communications, and corporate training, we translate cutting-edge strategic advice into commercially executable solutions.

With our team of top-tier financial service and strategy consulting professionals and our global network of alliance partners, Quinlan & Associates gives its clients the most up-to-date industry insights from around the world, putting them an essential step ahead of their competitors. Quinlan & Associates. Strategy with a Difference.


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