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Executive Search Associate / Engagement Manager

Heidrick & Struggles

Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) is a premier provider of global leadership advisory and on-demand talent solutions, serving the senior-level talent and consulting needs of the world's top organizations. In our role as trusted leadership advisors, we partner with our clients to develop future-ready leaders and organizations, bringing together our services and offerings in executive search, diversity and inclusion, leadership assessment and development, organization and team acceleration, culture shaping and on-demand, independent talent solutions. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 70 years ago.

Additional information on the firm can be found at www.heidrick.com.

Job Description :

A key member of the executive search team, the Associate / Engagement Manager will partner with the Consultant in all aspects of the search process with a primary focus on developing sector knowledge, search strategy and candidate pipelines. He/she will also play a critical role in supporting the Consultant for business development initiatives and search execution process management.

Specific responsibilities include :

Although Associate/Engagement Manager’s role may vary on each project, his/her core responsibilities include :

Conducts in-depth research to gain a comprehensive understanding of the client/prospect company and its environment (industry analysis, market trends, competitive landscape…).
Assists Consultant to prepare pitch materials.
Assists Consultant to develop position specification and a focused search strategy. Continually refines search strategy based on market or client feedback.
Researches and identifies prospective candidates through targeted company research, industry sources, relevant prior searches and internal sources.
Approaches prospective candidates and conducts phone interviews to qualify them against position requirements and key competencies, before presenting qualified candidates to the Consultant.
May assist Consultant in conducting in-depth interviews to further assess qualifications and fit to position specifications.
May assist consultant in writing candidate assessments for presentation to the Client.
Maintains progress reports/status reports/market feedback reports for presentation to Consultant and Client.
Builds strong relationships with candidates and sources and stays aware of talent in the marketplace.
Maintains the accuracy, quality and integrity of all search information in the Heidrick & Struggles proprietary database.
Keeps Consultant up to date on relevant trends and challenges in the marketplace with regards to business development activities and general market intelligence.

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a relevant business environment. Research experience and/or good knowledge of the Private Equity sector are a definite plus.
An undergraduate degree is required at a minimum.
Experience working in an international organization. Fluent in English and French (written and spoken).​
Personal Attributes and Competencies

Strong organizational and project management skills.
Excellent communication skills: articulate, persuasive and able to communicate difficult and complex matters in a straightforward, transparent manner.
Developed relationship skills. Possesses the ability to maintain professionalism and honesty while building credibility, trust, and respect with both internal and external clients.
Ability to grasp concepts quickly and think beyond traditional methods to exceed client’s expectations.
Sense of curiosity.
Proactive and self-motivated.
Tenacious: does not give up until results are achieved.
Strong intellectual capacity: a continuous learner, highly analytical, good conceptual thinking skills.
Detail-oriented without losing track of the big picture.
Personal maturity and good judgment.
Team oriented.
Adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Contact : Christophe Haingue

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