Research Analyst China

Counterpoint is a fast-growing global industry analysis firm, and has built its reputation as a trusted adviser to blue-chip clients in the high-tech industry. We are looking for Research Analysts to join our growing China research team to take on an expanding portfolio of research.

Our smartphone research team is the largest in the industry and supports smartphone and consumer electronics brands, component players, mobile operators, other value chain participants as well as financial institutions.

The main focus of this role is to track the market for smartphones, smartwatches, TWS, IoT modules, other smart devices from a supply chain, trade and consumer perspective, in China and potentially regions beyond. You will maintain our proprietary tracking databases, as well as take on a combination of responsibilities including delivery of research, growing and managing research contacts across the supply chain, and assisting in custom engagements and projects.

Successful candidates will enjoy working independently, coming up with new ideas to serve clients, while being part of a close-knit international team.

The role will involve:

  • Researching, analyzing and tracking relevant data and information to be maintained within our proprietary databases.
  • Developing an understanding of key drivers and inhibitors in the Mobile Devices and Ecosystems space and how these affect overall industry trends.
  • Participating in interactions with vendors, distributors and retailers, to support and expand our research methodologies, articulate our views, and gauge clients’ evolving needs.
  • Developing compelling research, and expressing your industry view points to support a rich body of qualitative and quantitative research insights – including custom research projects, client requests, research blogs, reports and whitepapers – by working with various internal teams.

Minimum Requirements:

  • University graduate, advanced degree/certificate will be a plus
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in technology, telecoms, internet, media or finance sectors
  • Self-motivated with keen interest analyzing technology, telecoms and internet sectors.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English and Mandarin.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Possess an analytical mind and think critically.
  • Good at interpreting business trends and articulating your views in an engaging way.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, capable of expanding client network.
  • Comfortable with writing blogs and reports for different business purposes.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player in a multicultural and entrepreneurial environment.


Flexible. Preferably in Beijing, Shenzhen or Shanghai. You are comfortable with some business travel in the region.

What We Can Offer:

  • Competitive base salary + bonus based on company performance. As a key member of the team you will have a direct impact on company performance.
  • In addition to financial remuneration you will have the rare opportunity to grow with a young company already making its mark with some of the industry’s biggest players.
  • Flexible working conditions.

How to Apply:

  • Apply via this link (please attach your CV along with the cover letter in English)

In your cover letter, please include your response to these four questions:

1.      Why have you chosen this position?

2.      What is your understanding of our industry and the role you’ve applied for?

3.      Why do you think you are a good fit?

4.      What relevant experience do you have for this position?

We will accept applications on a continual basis.