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Executive Search- Researcher

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    Executive and Leadership

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    Karina Oluwo

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    3 months ago

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Company background

Founded in 2007, La Fosse Associates is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. We are a full service, values-based recruiter. Our team of 170 specialists work across five offices in the UK and US, recruiting top talent from the Board level down, on a permanent, contract, interim and executive search basis.

Our vision is simple: lead by example to achieve a step change in the standards of candidate care within our industry. Everyone on our team has a slice of the La Fosse Associates' equity and this has helped attract top talent, drive a great team ethic and establish a collective pride in being the best we can. Every day.

The Executive Team & The Role

The heritage of the company comes from Executive Search and this area of the business is an exciting place to be and develop a career. We work with high-impact transformational executives and business leaders. We recruit Board, Executive and Leadership positions for a range of organisations, mainly Private Equity and Venture Capital-backed companies.

Our Executive Search team is high-energy and passionate about providing our clients with an exceptional service. We value our culture and support each other in this fast-paced and high-growth environment.

We are looking to hire an Associate Researcher to join our Executive team and work on a variety of roles, such as CEO, CFO, CMO, CTO, CIO and CPO positions.

Key responsibilities

  • In partnership with your team, to ensure the delivery of a thorough search process that results in the best solution for the client
  • To work closely with senior consultants in preparation for pitch meetings, developing search strategies, writing proposals, job descriptions and candidate reports
  • To be an industry/function expert and ensure thorough understanding of client's needs by sharing insights, raising relevant questions and collecting critical information
  • To drive the research process autonomously by leveraging internal and external network, as well as resourcing tools to map the market and make sure the best candidates are identified
  • To contact targeted candidates and build relationships with senior executives (both over the phone, in video conferences and face-to-face) demonstrating industry/sector knowledge and deep care about the individuals
  • To be responsive, diligent and professional on assessing candidates, as well as giving them constructive feedback

Candidate profile

  • At least 2 years' experience in Executive Search industry
  • Proven track-record of managing multiple projects and partnering with different working styles
  • Team player who supports the internal team's needs whilst continuously works to find improve quality of work
  • Leads by example - motivated self-starter who acts with integrity and gets things done
  • Experience operating in a fast-paced, client-driven environment

Personal attributes

  • Curious and passionate about finding solutions
  • Ambitious, resilient and self-motivated
  • Natural relationship-builder and commercial nous
  • Low-ego and ability to work effectively in a non-hierarchical organisation
  • Detail-oriented and great communication skills - both verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency in additional European language(s) is desirable