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Business Development Assistant (Chinese Speaking) at What3Words
London, GB

Who We Are:

The what3words team is on a mission to create the global standard for communicating location. We’re making the world an easier, more efficient and safer place for everyone.

We are a global company located in West London’s creative hub. Our headquarters are near Portobello Road and a short walk from Westbourne Park and Royal Oak tube stations.

The Role:

This role is highly demanding – long hours and significant international travel opportunities will be the norm. You’ll be expected to meet challenging targets, but you’ll reap the rewards of them too.

Your team is a group of talented people from all over the world on an unprecedented journey. Every day brings new challenges and we are always learning. You will be proud to see your individual and team contributions making a real difference.

This is your opportunity to help build a global business from the ground up.

If you are looking to enter the world of entrepreneurship, this is a unique opportunity for a recent graduate to join a rapidly-growing business in its scale-up phase.

As our what3words team grows, we need bright, ambitious and energetic people to join our business development team in a support role.

This role is likely to suit a recent graduate if you’re ready for a challenge and looking to accelerate your career, and is a role that will come with global travel opportunities.




This role will sometimes include weekend travel and evening work, including attending events, networking and dinner engagements.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Administrative work to support the successful operations of the Business Development team
  • Research, lead sourcing, data analysis and presentation to support strategic decision making
  • Creation and presentation of resources to enable the sales process(e.g. slide decks)
  • Event set-up, attendance and management, including sourcing meetings beforehand and following up afterwards
  • Managing inbound enquiries and helping clients integrate what3words into their own products and services
  • Attending high-level meetings with senior team members, and managing the follow-up process
  • Assisting UK teams with lead generation, lead qualification and outbound sales work
  • Assist in setup and delivery of pilots/POCs across verticalsYou will be:
  • extremely tech-savvy, with an excellent understanding of what3words
  • Professionally proficient in either Mandarin or Cantonese
  • an exceptionally strong written communicator – you must have an eye for detail and accuracy
  • able to make resources of a very high standard (e.g. beautiful slide decks), in short periods of time
  • an extremely fast learner who can pick up from watching and participating rather than being taught
  • flexible, and excellent at adapting your behaviour to different situations – from high-level relationship management to administrative work – and cultural contexts
  • ambitious and interested in building a long-term career with us
  • a team-player, motivated by working with a close-knit team and supporting colleagues in their work to drive the business forward
  • highly organised, able to juggle a large workload and prioritise effectively
  • incredibly proactive and intuitive, able to learn quickly to anticipate needs and understand what needs to be done without being told

You will have:

  • a degree from a top-tier university (though impressive experience from the university of life counts too)
  • excellent communication skills, being able to interact with external and internal colleagues and manage stakeholder relationships inside and outside of the business
  • a common-sense approach
  • exemplary planning and time-management skills
  • discretion and diplomacy

Bonus points if you:

  • speak multiple languages (especially those spoken in multiple geographies, such as French, Spanish, Arabic, and/or Chinese)
  • have written code or developed a product or idea from scratch
  • have lived or worked abroad
  • can start immediately

Please note we are not able to offer visa sponsorship for this role.


All permanent employees of what3words are offered the following benefits:

– Salary: Competitive

– 25 days holiday

– Share options

– Pension

– Private healthcare

– Cycle to work

– VDU eye tests

– Perkbox

– Free breakfast & snacks

– Birthday vouchers

– Weekly lunch & learn sessions

– Regular team lunches & team socials

– Sports and hobbies clubs