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Associate/Sr, Entrepreneur Selection & Growth

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor

About The Job


(1). Support Endeavor Malaysia’s Entrepreneur Search & Selection Process:
  • Develop expertise in strategic industry verticals and proactively screen high-potential entrepreneurs running companies with high growth revenue numbers
  • Leverage Endeavor’s network of business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, academics and journalists to “nominate” potential candidates
  • Assess companies’ growth potential, critical challenges, and the entrepreneurial capacity and mindset of the team
  • Draft company overviews and detailed case studies to be used at Endeavor’s Local and International Selection Panels. These case studies analyze business concepts, innovation, growth potential and management teams
  • Support entrepreneurs through the selection process through mentor research and outreach, meeting coordination and detailed note-taking
  • Prepare and train entrepreneurs for Local and International Selection Panels
  • Maintain an ongoing pipeline of potential entrepreneur candidates

(2). Accelerate Entrepreneur Impact through Endeavor Services:
  • Build deep relationships local High-Impact Endeavor Entrepreneurs
  • Help Endeavor Entrepreneurs grow faster and more effectively by anticipating and proactively managing their needs and required services
  • Support on all aspects of the support given to entrepreneurs including advisory boards, mentorship sessions with advisers and investors, and other strategic services related to talent, market expansion, and investment
  • Provide support in event, partner, and network services by helping event lead, involvement in partner communication and reporting, familiarizing oneself with entrepreneur portfolios to support calls, suggesting collaborations, and researching potential connections for companies.
  • Contribute to overall management by supporting with the logistics of recruiting, running reports and dashboards regularly to monitor service delivery, and familiarizing oneself with Endeavor’s existing network.
  • Work with other Endeavor offices to provide selected entrepreneurs with additional support and resources from Endeavor’s network.
  • Assume an active role in Endeavor Malaysia’s marketing and positioning activities, acting as an ambassador of the organization and contributing to the blog, social media, press events and general publicity of Endeavor Malaysia.

(3). Support the Entrepreneur Selection & Growth team:
  • Ensure that company profiles are completed on time and are of the highest quality
  • Ensure that Endeavor Malaysia provides maximum value to its’ High-Impact Entrepreneurs

(4). Increase Endeavor’s brand awareness and leadership position
  • Assume an active role in Endeavor Malaysia’s marketing and positioning activities, providing input into MarComms strategy and messaging, acting as an ambassador of the organization and contributing to the blog, social media, press events and general publicity of Endeavor Malaysia

Job Requirements

Persona
  • Strong communication skill sets - Excellent oral and written communication skills both in English and other Malaysian vernacular languages (e.g. Malay, Mandarin, Tamil etc.) 
  • Business acumen - Demonstrates strong curiosity and self-learning capability in understanding how business scales, operates and functions. Passion about entrepreneurship, business, economics and organizational development. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills ability work both independently and in a team of highly motivated and performing individuals
  • Resourceful, entrepreneurial personality and capacity to achieve significant results with limited resources
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently in a fast-paced, often ambiguous environment
  • Strong work ethic; Highly motivated, focused, creative, flexible, organized, and able to balance multiple priorities
  • Connecting personality, focus on servicing and managing multiple accounts, interacting with entrepreneurs, executives and mentors, providing value for all engaged stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the economic, business, startup climate, activities and trends in Malaysia 
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Strong digital proficiency on Google Suite or MS Office is required, while familiarity with business software products (Salesforce, Slack, Asana, etc) will be considered a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of relevant work experience (consulting, investment banking, private equity/venture capital, business development, corporate development, key account management)

Key remarks from the Hiring Manager 
  • The Endeavor Malaysia team is now at the forefront of paving the foundation for a better startup/scaleup ecosystem in Malaysia for the next 3 years. We help founders to build multi-million companies and weather through business challenges. 
  • This role is ideal for hungry, bright, highly enthusiastic, and empathetic young professionals that are looking to SCALE, or REDIRECT their career pathway or even REFINE their understanding of how best companies are built from the ground up through the hands-on process of supporting the entrepreneurial journey of the founders and the office. 
  • You’ll be working with the best of the best minds of young leaders that potentially be the upcoming generation of founders, business leaders of fast-scaling global startups, big corporations, and non-profit organizations. 

Benefits
What we offer:
  • Dynamic work environment in a highly professional team
  • Access to international professionals in 30+ countries
  • Access to High-Impact entrepreneurs and corporate executives
  • Extensive development opportunities

Compensation:
Aligned with a non-profit organization, Endeavor Malaysia offers a competitive base salary, bonus, and benefits package commensurate with experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. We thank you for your career interest with Endeavor Malaysia.

Our Culture

WHAT IS ENDEAVOR?

Our Culture

Established in 1997, Endeavor is leading the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement to drive economic growth and job creation by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world.

To date, Endeavor has screened more than 60,000 individuals and selected more than 2,100 founders leading over 1,300 scale-up companies. With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created over 4.1 million jobs, generate more than $26 billion in revenue each year, and inspire future generations to innovate and take risks-  – creating sustained economic growth in every part of the world.

Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in 37+ growth markets throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.

Endeavor Malaysia currently supports 45 high-growth companies. The board consists of: Brahmal Vasudevan (Creador), Afzal Abdul Rahim (TIME dotCom), Chern Yuan Lim (Yinson) and Mark Chang (Jobstreet).

WHAT DEFINES US

  • Entrepreneur First: Helping entrepreneurs with the highest level of professionalism and trust
  • Excellence: Strive for excellence in our conduct and services to all stakeholders
  • Transparency: Open, transparent and simple communication in our daily conduct
  • Empathy: Value the diversity of our entrepreneurs, mentors, partners and stakeholders
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