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Vice President – China (DC)

The Asia Group, LLC is now accepting applications for a vice president to join our Washington, D.C office. The employee will primarily support the firm’s China practice.

The Asia Group is a dynamic strategic advisory firm that positions clients, ranging from Fortune 100 multinationals to innovative startups, for success in established and emerging markets across the Indo-Pacific region. Our team includes a diverse mix of partners and staff possessing decades of government, private sector, academia, and military experience. Our corporate philosophy emphasizes teamwork, collegiality, creativity, and entrepreneurialism. Our operational culture is fast paced and demanding yet strives to be flexible and fun. Beyond the pursuit of professional success, our leadership actively embraces the challenges and opportunities associated with growing a highly successful firm, including by investing time and energy in mentoring and leading staff.

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation of China experience, including in-country experience, and have recently held a mid-level position in business or government that focused on trade, economics, law, or foreign policy. In addition, a successful candidate will have a strong command of the political, regulatory, and macroeconomic environments in China, demonstrating the ability to distill these trends into actionable insights and strategic recommendations for commercial stakeholders across a broad range of industries.

The role is based in TAG’s headquarters in Washington, DC and requires some domestic and international travel.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Assist partners and principals in managing the China practice, including by supporting the continued growth and integration of TAG’s Shanghai and Hong Kong offices;
  • Manage day-to-day client workstreams, including inter alia development and review of written deliverables, delivering substantive briefings for clients, and fielding and managing client requests as they come in;
  • Develop regular, nuanced assessments of relevant political, economic, and regulatory trends in China for broad client consumption;
  • Support the firm’s business development objectives, including by identifying/researching potential targets, conducting outreach, and developing proposals; and,
  • Cultivate and maintain a robust network of relevant stakeholder relationships in Washington, DC and China.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (e.g., MA, MBA) or equivalent practical experience related to China;
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience in government relations or comparable experience, demonstrating the ability to integrate public policy with corporate strategy;
  • Expertise in U.S. trade policy towards China, including an understanding of key stakeholders, policy tools, and engagement mechanisms;
  • Deep understanding of Chinese regulatory frameworks, political dynamics, and stakeholders;
  • Experience in key industries including but not limited to healthcare/ biotech/pharmaceuticals, technology, consumer products,  manufacturing, and financial services (preferred);
  • Strong communicator, demonstrated by the ability to present in a polished and effective manner to business executives and other senior-level interlocutors;
  • Experience managing and leading small teams;
  • On-the-ground policy work experience in China (preferred); and
  • Proficiency in Mandarin (preferred).
Submission deadline: rolling basis

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. Employees will work in an in-person environment, with remote benefits allowing flexibility on an as-needed basis. TAG provides competitive health benefits and generous paid time off, with regular training opportunities available to its employees. 

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references via the application portal below. Alternatively, interested candidates may email the required documents as a single PDF titled “Vice President – China (DC) – [First & Last Name]”to careers@theasiagroup.com and complete the relevant application forms at https://theasiagroup.com/careers/. 

Due to the volume of applications received, responses from our recruiting team may be delayed. No phone calls, please. 

 

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