Senior Associate, Talent Acquisition


About AlphaSights

AlphaSights was born with a purpose: to unlock human knowledge and power success. From our state-of-the-art offices in nine major world cities, we connect business leaders seeking knowledge with the experts who possess it. We’re one of the fastest-growing global companies, employing 1500+ colleagues of 60+ nationalities.

What we do

We operate at the heart of the global knowledge economy, providing a suite of knowledge-on-demand services to investment funds, consultancies, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits. Our clients use our services when evaluating critical investment and business decisions. We connect them with industry experts who possess specific knowledge that is otherwise unavailable to them.

We’re a fast-paced, client-driven service organization. We respond to client inquiries within minutes and deliver within hours. When deadlines are tight, and when robust insight is make or break, our clients count on us.

Your Role

At AlphaSights, our people are our greatest assets and integral to the service we provide. As a Senior Talent Acquisition Associate in our Shanghai office, you will assist in the development of creative and innovative strategies to identify and attract world-class talent, guide candidates through our pipeline, and partner to improve the recruitment process. Your duties will include: 

    • Recruitment Strategy: Act as the commercial owner of a core part of the recruitment process, with accountability towards targets; work alongside recruiting leadership to support new initiatives and create new ideas; produce & execute strong full life-cycle recruitment processes and identify key improvement areas; maintain tracking and data requirements for focus area  
    • Internship Program: Manage internship program components, including talent attraction, interviewing, onboarding, event planning, and organizing final project day 
    • Stakeholder Management: Partner closely with firm stakeholders to understand strengths and limitations within recruiting focus area; keep the business stakeholders informed on the latest hiring progress; drive business participation towards recruitment activities (e.g. interviews, campus events), as well as support our internal partners on recruitment processes and effective candidate evaluation
    • Candidate Interview: Conduct first-round interviews to determine candidate viability and support candidate progression throughout the evaluation and hiring process for programs across our region; effectively educate candidates on AlphaSights employee value proposition and available opportunities; sell opportunities to candidates and answer questions during the offer process
    • Campus Recruitment: Identify new partnerships with campuses or student organizatons; build and maintain close relationship with our target campuses; ensure the recruiting events (e.g. career fairs, info sessions) are set up accordingly; participate onsite & offsite events to attract high quality talent; plan and allocate team resource during the campus season
    • Additional Responsibilities: Train and support new members in the team alongside the manager; responsible for addressing and/or escalating team issues to manager; manage the local recruitment vendors (e.g. job portals, agencies)

What You Can Expect 

  • A fast-paced, high-performance environment with an unwavering commitment to generating top quality hires
  • A team-oriented, strong supportive culture that emphasizes professional development and celebrating wins 
  • Professional development opportunities that work to ensure that you’re supported, along with an opportunity for internal upward mobility as our growing team continues to scale 
  • Corporate gym discounts, monthly team events, free breakfast & snacks

What We Look For

  • Interest in identifying, engaging and converting premier talent
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Dependability and interest in working and leading in a team-oriented environment


  • Proven academic excellence (evidenced by a Bachelor’s or higher degree)
  • 3+ years in agency recruitment or corporate talent functions (campus recruitment preferred)
  • Fluent English and Mandarin required, any additional Asian language(s) would be an advantage