Job description

Absolute Linkers is looking for a Client Development Manager for a global knowledge search firm to join their Shanghai office,

The Role

Your role is to win business. Operating on the frontline, you will design and execute your own sales strategy to help launch company value proposition into new markets. Your audience consists of senior-level corporate decision makers at some of the most impressive companies in Asia.

To be successful in the role, you must combine the ability to intelligently and systematically map your prospective client universe and research individual companies using first class communication, negotiation, and storytelling skills. This is a fast-paced, client-facing, and communication-intense role with a clear focus on revenue generation. Your personal success is clearly and directly linked to the success of the corporate business unit.

Required profile

This is a position for an emotionally intelligent individual who enjoys connecting with people, is an exemplar of professionalism, and is highly motivated by exceeding targets. Our most successful people embrace a whatever-it-takes mantra and relish the opportunity to roll up their sleeves to achieve their goals.

  • Career maturity and alignment: Clarity about direction, committed to getting there
  • Commercial drive: Seeking to develop sales and negotiation skills as well as the rewards for commercial success
  • Innate self-confidence and ability to thrive in a very autonomous, and sometimes uncertain environment
  • Can-do attitude: Passion for making a tangible impact
  • Excellent communication skills: Confidence and poise to initiate conversations with senior executives in diverse markets and functions

What will you get 

  • Opportunities for training and development throughout
  • High level of autonomy and ownership of role from day one


  • 2-4 years B2B sales experience, preferably worked with Tech companies and MNC companies
  • A deep-seated conviction to embark on a career in business, specifically within the business development realm
  • Strong academic credentials, and noteworthy extracurricular leadership
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin is required
  • Travel ~25% of the time
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