Strategy & Corporate Innovation Manager (Shanghai) at Brinc

Location: SHANGHAI, CHINA

Who We Are

Brinc is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. We are one of the most active venture capital firms in the world.

Since its inception in Hong Kong, Brinc has invested in over 200+ companies via its 12 accelerator programs and offices in 6 countries. Its 65+ team members are located in 9 countries around the world in order to support the Brinc global portfolio of investments which spans more than 36 countries.

Brinc also works with the world’s largest and most innovative corporations. We help multinationals source startups, engage with growth-stage businesses and invest in promising companies. Some of our past engagements include partnerships with Manulife, Schneider Electric, Puma, Huawei and many others.


Who You Are

You are the most well-organized person you know! When you see a problem you roll-up your sleeves and fix it. You are a team player and a self-starter who is able to adapt to change and work independently. You are passionate about corporate innovation, consulting and change management.

You are also self-driven, smart, humble, and are excited at the prospect of joining our Brinc family of #GameChangers and helping us execute our vision to build thriving tech ecosystems around the world.


What you will do

You are the most organised project manager you know! You should be a naturally curious and cool-tempered professional who is able to handle stress. We expect you to have an organised and analytical mind, and you believe in First Principles. You have strong analytical and communication skills. If you are also confident in your client interfacing skills and project management abilities, we’d like to meet you.

Your goal will be to deliver successful corporate engagements and grow the business.

When you see a problem you roll up your sleeves and fix it. Setting up and implementing processes is second nature to you. You are a self-starter who is able to adapt to change and work independently. You are passionate about the Startup Ecosystem globally and clearly understand how to solve problems.

You are also self-driven, smart, humble, and are excited at the prospect of joining our Brinc family of #GameChangers and helping us execute our vision to build thriving tech ecosystems around the world.

You will spend time meeting new potential partners and clients. Most importantly, you will be responsible for delivering and executing any existing corporate innovation engagement.

Example Projects

Research exciting and growing startups in a number of verticals Manage sourcing engagements with corporate partners Support engagement between corporates and startups Design and lead innovation workshops


Roles & Responsibilities:

Support with end-to-end execution and delivery of corporate innovation projects across Shanghai and support Hong Kong projects. This will involve working closely with our corporate partners to understand their innovation objectives, scouting for relevant startups and making recommendations on the best models for engagement. Support our Shanghai and Hong Kong business development team as we strive to establish ourselves as market leaders in corporate innovation. This entails identifying new partnership opportunities, cultivating strong client relationships, driving business expansion and developing proposals tailored to the needs of prospective customers. Maintain an understanding of key industry, technology and regional trends that are relevant for our corporate customers. Work with experts from across the organization to develop hypotheses, conduct primary research, perform targeted data analysis, synthesize market insights and publish thought leadership pieces. Provide support on a range of ad hoc projects that may include targeted market research, investment thesis definition for new markets, new product creation, accelerator program and marketing analytics, and operational improvement initiatives. This role is highly dynamic and collaborative. To execute your responsibilities, you will be working with cross-functional teams with members from different divisions and geographies

Ideal Experience

4-6 years of client-facing experience in a relevant field (startup, consulting, finance, technology, corporate strategy, etc.) Passionate about technology, startups, innovation or a particular industry First-principles thinker and creative problem solver that is able to adapt to unexpected situations Detail-oriented, highly organized, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment Self-motivated and the ability to flourish with minimal guidance or supervision Proven track record in managing and delivering projects from concept to execution Comfortable building relationships with corporate clients and startup founders Proficient in data analysis and presentation development Native English verbal and written communication skills. Native Mandarin verbal and written communication skills.


Nice To Have

MSc/MA in Strategy, Business Administration or a related discipline Management Consulting experience (e.g. Deloitte, PwC, EY, etc) Sales experience and P&L responsibility


Interview Process

At Brinc we believe in getting the right talent on board. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Our process is objective and we have all candidates go through the same experience by completing the Bryq assessment which is a 20-minute online bias-free assessment, enabling us to screen candidates only on the job and company requirements. Once completed our team will reach out to inform you about the potential next steps of the process.

A full-time position based at Brinc in Shanghai.

A competitive salary, plus carried interest in your portfolio (when applicable) The opportunity to join a growing venture investor at an early stage and to make a significant impact in its development Work in an inspiring environment and receive ongoing training to develop your technical, leadership, and interpersonal skills Option to travel within the Brinc office ecosystem for work stints (Hong Kong, China, Barcelona, Dubai, Bahrain, Singapore, Sydney, India, Poland, and more…) Work for a purpose-driven organization that uses an ESG investment framework in order to help solve the world’s most pressing issues by backing and supporting game-changing entrepreneurs

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