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Associates - Leading Global Executive Search Firm

Job reference:
£70k-£90k plus 30% bonus, benefits
Job type:
Perm - Non-consulting
Economics & Market Research, Marketing & Sales, Strategy
Date posted:

Our client is a well-established, profitable, London based, boutique executive search, assessment and leadership advisory firm, focused on serving publicly quoted, privately owned and PE backed organisations in the global Industrial, Technology and Digital Transformation markets including:

The business developed a reputation for high quality search and advisory services. The business is already planning to take advantage of the post-Covid economic rebound with revenues expected to double within the next 5 years.

As a result of these ambitious growth plans, the business is seeking Associates to join the firm in London, to work with the Directors in an apprenticeship model with the intention of developing them to Director (Partner) level.

Role & Responsibilities

The Associate/Consultant role reports to a Director, and will focus on specific market specialisms through executing executive searches for clients under the tutelage of the Director. You will have the opportunity to develop a sophisticated network at the highest levels which, combined with strong relationship skills, should lead to promotion to Associate Director and ultimately, to Director.

You will play a pivotal role in the successful and profitable development of the firm through:

- Execution
- Delivery of multiple projects in parallel, with a high standard of quality as lead consultant.
- Delivering an outstanding search process including:
   - Pitching and winning the work alongside colleagues
   - Researching the client and the industry in which it operates
   - Taking the brief – developing the role specification
   - Developing the search strategy
   - Sourcing candidates
   - Interviewing and developing candidate reports for clients
   - Preparing and communicating weekly update reports
   - Short-list development
   - Psychometric testing and assessment
   - Referencing
   - Offer negotiation
   - Completion
   - Client & candidate follow up

- Practice focus – whilst initially you will learn the business through executing a variety of projects across a number of markets, ultimately, you will be encouraged to focus your efforts on developing a ‘major’ Practice area and where appropriate, a ‘minor’, which could be a functional specialism

- Culture
  - You will be a culture carrier for the firm
  - You will be a role model for others
  - You will seek to improve the firm and leave a lasting legacy
  - You will contribute to firm projects and Committee work
  - You will be the source of new ideas and improvements to the firm
  - Self-development and training: we will work with you to ensure that you have a personal development plan in place and are continually learning and developing

Ideal Candidate

- Degree educated, you will already be working with clients in a professional services environment and will be able to demonstrate:
- Experience of management consulting experience gained from a reputable firm
- Excellent client service focus
- A collegiate, team oriented approach to work
- Self-motivation
- High levels of resilience, drive and urgency
- A commercial mind-set, strategic thinking and the ability to develop relationships with, and operate at C-Suite level
- Inquisitive and problem solving abilities
- The desire to excel and put in the effort to succeed
- Experience or interest in the Industrials, TMT and/or Digital Transformation markets
- Native or fluent level of business English

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