Assistant Manager / Analyst, Global Business Development - DFS9112325 in Hong Kong at DFS

Date Posted: 8/11/2018

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Job Description

Working directly with the Director of Global Business Development (‘GBD’), the Business Analyst’s main objective is to lead due diligence and qualitative/quantitative assessment for potential new areas of business and develop, gain approval, and make feasible a business growth plan, adding value in terms of weighing the opportunity and proposing strategies for materialization

Key Responsibilities:
Key responsibilities include:
• Perform financial and quantitative analysis of opportunities, including financial modeling, valuation analysis and scenario simulations
• Conduct deep-dive research to provide context for potential opportunities; establish strong assumptions for financial analysis when comprehensive information is not available
• Developing structured, quantitative support for convincing presentations relating to potential projects with relevant stakeholders
• Source and develop market intelligence available to the team as well as other DFS departments, including monitoring of news and other sources of public information
• Executing relevant industry analysis across regions, channels, and competitors
• Develop strong relationships with counterparties (store development, merchandising, operations, etc)
• Active participation in the delivery of on-time, high quality reports for the EVP of Strategy of Business Development, CEO and other senior management and/or regional presidents, which are in compliance with DFS’ and GBD’s guidelines
• Support other team objectives as needed

Key Requirements:
• Minimum 5 years of experience, preferably with 3+ years in investment banking, consulting, or a buy-side analyst role in an international environment
• CPA or CFA an advantage
• Strong financial modeling, analytical, and problem-solving skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills in English; Mandarin is an advantage
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure
• Strong proficiency in MS Office, especially PowerPoint and Excel
• Strong understanding of the relative value of different kinds of information to deliver robust recommendations
• Naturally interested in new markets and in defining major cultural and commercial differentiators
• Entrepreneurial, with the ability to creatively approach new, original projects
• Comprehensive understanding of financial statements
• Strong attention to detail in all aspects of the responsibilities
• Team player, with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with other teams across diverse functions
• Highly organized, with a proven ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Self-motivated, independent, and positive, with strong work ethics
• Business or economics background preferred