Information About This Job
|Job Title:||Associate Director|
|Contact Name:||Ben Kinley|
|Job Published:||2 months ago|
Associate Director sought to join a leading investigative research and advisory firm in Tokyo.
Our client is looking to appoint for an Associate Director or Director-level position overseeing teams working on Japan-focused qualitative and investigative research projects for clients. Clientele comprises the most distinguished organizations from the financial services, investment management, technology, logistics and manufacturing industries, among others.
The Associate Director/Director will be expected to manage project teams that find, absorb, cross-check, organize, and distil large amounts of information in both Japanese and English from research databases, financial reports, corporate filings, media reports, and academic research, among other sources. The role will also involve identifying and interviewing highly-placed sources in Japan’s central ministries and political and business worlds. The Associate Director/Director will also edit written reports, and lead client briefings.
In doing this work, the Associate Dirctor/Director will work with members of Blackpeak senior management as an integral part of the firm’s Global Japan and Korea Practice. The position offers an excellent opportunity to help shape the firm’s strategy and lead highly-educated, talented research teams addressing clients’ strategic and critical risk intelligence needs in business and public policy spheres in Japan and Asia.
Skills & Experience
University-level education, ideally in the humanities, politics, economics, or journalism
Full professional proficiency in Japanese and strong English reading, writing, and speaking skills
6-10 years of relevant work experience in journalism, analysis, or risk consulting, ideally in a role that involved project team management and editing research reports
Financial literacy will help, and knowledge of Japan’s broader political and economic system is essential
To be inquisitive, detail-oriented, and rigorous by nature
Have an established network of human sources and a proven ability to identify and cultivate new sources
Be able to strictly enforce governance and adherence to business ethics and compliance
To be able to work as a part of a multinational team across eight offices worldwide, and willing to travel in Japan and Asia more broadly as required