Business Development Associate

Company Overview:

At this company, their mission is to help the best small companies from the UK thrive in China, and are leaders in the vision to double UK SME exports to China by 2020. They make it easy for small companies from overseas to come in and test the China market. The company does this by allowing companies to operate and trade in China, without having to go through the time, cost and risk of setting up their own company. Their customers grow faster than the market average because they help run their back-office functions, covering: finance; HR & operations; allowing clients to focus on developing their core business.

The company’s services include:

  • Pre-Company Operations
  • Payments and Treasury
  • Tax and Accountancy
  • Make & Sell in China
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Import Feasibility Study
  • E-commerce Fulfilment Report
  • Customs Clearance
  • Importer of Record
  • Registrations & Labelling
  • Recruitment
  • Employment and Administration
  • HR Management
  • Set-up
  • Acquisition
  • Management
  • ICP Licenses
  • Verified WeChat Accounts
  • China Naming
  • Trademark Registration

Internship Overview:

Responsibilities:

  • Support marketing and sales department
  • Lead on the company’s online marketing work
  • Build improved communication materials with new leads and clients
  • Identify your successor to ensure business continuity
  • Marketing- Conduct online research on trending topics regarding business in China
    – Draft proposals for new online marketing content (e.g. articles & blog posts)
    – Manage LNP China social media feeds, newsletter, and website
  • Sales- Proof materials to send out to new leads (e.g. proposals)
    – Take minutes in meetings with new leads and set clear actions for Country Manager
  • PR- Research upcoming events and other marketing activity in Beijing
    – Manage China events calendar and event registration for Country Manager
  • Clients- Manage internal marketing materials to send to Leads and Clients (e.g. templates)
    – Proof materials to send out to Clients (e.g. invoices, policies)
    – Communicate with Clients (e.g. agendas, minutes)
  • Successor- Source candidates to take over from you when your internship ends

Requirements:

  • Be a confident and clear written communicator
  • Keen business interest, ideally in entrepreneurship, and China-UK trade
  • Ability to manage social media feeds and online marketing activity
  • Comfortable working with both traditional software (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook) and online marketing tools (e.g. MailChimp, buzzsumo, TweetDeck)

Rachel Yoon

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