Assistant Manager / Analyst, Global Business Development

  • Company: DFS Group Limited (Hong Kong)
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Business group: Selective retailing
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: General Management
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: DFS00237
  • Date of publication: 2018.06.27


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 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 counter parties (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

Additional information

  • 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

Selective retailing

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