Senior Analyst, Shenzhen

Job Description

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, other smart devices and ecosystems, from a 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.


  • Participate in making China smartphone and consumer IoT market research plan, implement the plan by breaking it into measurable tasks and coordinate internal and external resources to make sure the plan is carried out smoothly.
  • Researching, analyzing and tracking relevant data and information to be maintained within our proprietary databases.
  • Closely tracking the new launches, marketing campaign and strategy adjustment by major OEMs, and their partnership with supply chain players.
  • Maintain and build relationship with China smartphone OEMs through online presentation, on-site visit, and regular insights exchanging and frequent communication about industry hot topics.
  • Participating in interactions with supply chain, distributors and retailers, to support and expand our research methodologies, articulate our views, and gauge clients’ evolving needs.
  • Support sales team to grow China business particularly for Chinese OEMs.
  • Handle media inquiry and make speech in industry seminars.
  • 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.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in technology or telecoms industry (smartphone industry experience preferred).
  • 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.
  • Familiar with smartphone OEMs, their channel, product and other competitive strategies, as well as smartphone hardware composition.

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. Experience in leading a team a plus.


Flexible. Preferably in Shenzhen or surrounding area. 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

Please send an email titled [Research Analyst, China Team – Your Name] to [email protected], and attach the below:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter explaining why you are applying and why you are a right fit for the role. Be creative in your application, but be concise.

We will accept applications on a continual basis.

Company Description 

Counterpoint Technology Market Research is a global research firm specializing in mobile and technology products and services in the TMT industry. It serves major technology and financial firms with a mix of monthly reports, customized projects and detailed analysis of the mobile and technology markets. Its key analysts are experts in the industry with an average tenure of 13 years in the high-tech industry.

Its senior team of renowned industry analysts have seen technology companies and the mobile industry evolve and they’ve now come together to redefine industry research.

We currently have offices in United States, United Kingdom, Greater China, India, Korea, and Latin America.

We are seeking a highly capable tech industry observer, lover and thinker to join our team of experts and support our research in the mobile communications industry and technology sector more broadly.

If you have a talent for analyzing developments in the technology and related business space and can express your insights in an engaging and creative manner then we would like to talk to you about joining our fast growing young firm.