April 13, 2021
Associate - Defense
The Asia Group, LLC is now accepting applications for an Associate to join our Washington, D.C. office.
The Asia Group (TAG) is a leading strategic and capital advisory firm that positions clients – ranging from Fortune 100 multinationals to innovative startups – for success in established and emerging markets across the Asia-Pacific region. You will join a fast-paced, innovative team that operates at the forefront of public policy and business across the Asia Pacific. From developing and implementing market access/expansion campaigns to enhancing political brand equity, you will advance policy-driven solutions to help TAG’s clients capture new growth opportunities throughout the region. This role requires a strong foundation of U.S. and regional national security experience, either in the public or private sector.
The Associate will be an integral member of TAG’s defense practice, led by the Managing Partner, and will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the firm’s client development and support for its defense firms. A competitive candidate will have a strong foundation and proven experience in security, military, and defense trends in the Indo-Pacific region, including an understanding of systems, capabilities, and defense industrial landscape, as well as a command of U.S. national security strategy, policy, and decision-making. Excellent research and writing skills are a prerequisite. A demonstrated ability to work under pressure, engage clients with poise and clarity, and work collaboratively within TAG are expected. This position may also entail domestic and international travel.
- Create and support policy-driven strategies that align with clients’ business objectives in the region;
- Conduct research and draft memoranda and briefing materials for external (client) and internal (TAG) consumers related to defense and security trends across the region and in the United States;
- Participate in regular client engagements alongside the Managing Partner and other members from the defense practice;
- Track market and industry developments impacting client equities; and,
- Provide logistical and event support for client engagements in Washington, DC and, as needed, in the region.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
- Demonstrated experience in Indo-Pacific security, military and defense issues, including systems, platforms, and procurement trends (e.g. a relevant M.A. degree or equivalent practical or military experience);
- Outstanding research and writing skills;
- Analytical economic and political expertise in Indo-Pacific markets;
- Self-starter and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment;
- Strong attention to detail and deadlines;
- Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint; and
- Team player with eagerness for professional development.
- Demonstrated expertise in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, and/or significant SE Asia defense markets and security issues, with up to 4 years of relevant work experience;
- On-the-ground experience in one of the above priority countries, including a network of pertinent relationships;
- Proficiency in a relevant foreign language in one of the above priority countries; and
- Existing and expanding networks in business and government.
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references in a single PDF to email@example.com and complete the relevant application forms at https://theasiagroup.com/careers/. Please title the PDF “Defense Associate Application – [First & Last Name]”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.