Business Management Trainee / Associate (m/f)
AlphaSights is a global leader in knowledge search. Our mission is to provide the world’s top professionals with bespoke access to the specific industry expertise they need to improve decision making and drive business forward. Investment firms, consultancies, corporations and nonprofits rely on AlphaSights to connect them efficiently and intelligently with experts across all industries and regions. AlphaSights is growing fast and, with three new offices opened in the last year alone, offers unrivalled impact opportunity and career progression.
AlphaSights is looking for commercially-minded graduates to join its fast-growing European team in London and the new office in Hamburg. As an Associate, you will be acting as the intermediary between our clients on one side, and targeted industry experts on the other. Your role is to focus on our clients’ knowledge gaps and define the specialist knowledge required to address them. You then research companies and industries in order to identify and engage leading subject-matter specialists, using sound judgment to qualify their expertise based on the project in question, and connect them with our clients in real time. Although there is no typical day, there are often many projects running concurrently and our teams have to learn the most efficient way of identifying expertise quickly.
The skills developed at the Associate level pave the way to a successful career in commercial and operational leadership. AlphaSights is a great training ground for successful careers in account management, business development, team leadership and entrepreneurship.
What We Look For
This is a position for someone with high emotional intelligence who enjoys connecting with people, is an exemplar of professionalism, and is highly motivated by exceeding targets. Our most successful people embrace a “whatever-it-takes” mantra and relish the opportunity to roll up their sleeves to achieve their goals.
- Strong academic record in any social sciences or humanities discipline (esp. in business, economics, political sciences, media and communications etc.)
- Evidenced success in a professional and/or extracurricular field
- Fluency in English (for our London and Hamburg offices) and German (for our Hamburg office) are essential. Fluency in an additional European language is a plus
We recruit from a range of disciplines, although this position is not suited to someone with a scientific or numerical background who specifically wants to leverage these skills.
Career Path & Training
Once you excel at the core delivery requirements of the client service role, you will take on additional responsibilities, including overall project management, client relationship management, and coaching of junior colleagues. You will receive intensive on-and-off-the-desk training along the core dimensions it takes to become a self-sufficient commercial leader, including account management, business development, negotiation, leadership, recruitment, and talent development.