Business Developement Manager - ASIA

CIF Research was established in 2012 in London and is the younger branch of the IFF International group which was founded in Germany in 1993 as a fieldwork and data collection market research company.

IFF International operates with branches in Frankfurt (DE), London (UK), Palermo (IT).

To expand our reach in Asia we are looking for a new colleague to join our UK team.


Your main responsibility is to promote the CIF Research services and arrange client meetings to generate new business and keep closely in contact with clients to ensure client retention.

As Business Development Manager for the Asian market you will be responsible for identifying new markets and customer opportunities, completing market analysis, developing and implementing strategic market plans for selected opportunities, and achieving sales and profit growth in the new markets and opportunities.

You will be based in London, and travel to Asia about 50% of the time, Mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Japan, etc.

You will also perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Competencies

Strong understanding of market research, knowledge of methodologies and the data collection process.

Language skills: Mandarin preferred or any other language like Korean, Japanese, etc

Proven track record of success gaining entry into new markets and customers

Our best performers possess the following core competencies:

Business Perspective

Positioning and Branding

Marketing Strategy and Planning

Market Research and Analysis

Strategic Thinking

Project Management

Analytical Thinking

Creativity and Innovation

Impact and Influence

Work Ethics and Values

Relationship Building

Interactive Communication

Client Focus

What we offer:

Competitive salary plus performance bonus

25 days holidays per year

The opportunity to be part of a young and dynamic team.