Job Title: Graduate Executive Search Consultant

  • Salary: OTE£23-26k
  • Location: London
  • Date posted: 08/05/2012
  • Date expires: 28/05/2012
  • Degree Subject: 2.1 from a top 20 university
  • Degree Grade Equivalent: 2:1
  • UCAS Points: 320
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Experience: Not required
  • Job Category: Market Research, Recruitment
  • Vacancy Reference: OG34935exechm

A boutique Executive Search firm who specialise in sourcing top-end consumer marketing, retail trading and sales professionals on an exclusive basis to globally recognised organisations. They operate across the FMCG, retail, telecoms, consultancy and finance sectors. A diverse client base includes private organisations to FTSE 100 companies and governmental departments, with key clients being RBS, Sainsburys, Diageo, L'Oreal and GlaxoSmithKline. Typical roles that they have searched and recruited for include:- Marketing Manager- Brand Director- Head of E-Commerce- European Marketing Director- Head of Marketing and CommunicationsThey are a well-known and trusted firm who also offer board advisory services to clients who respect their market knowledge.

Immediate vacancy for a well-educated and commercially aware graduate to join as a Researcher.

For each new assignment the company secures, at least one Researcher is needed in order to uncover all vital information which will lead to the identification of the most suitable candidates. You will be identifying target company departments and boards, establishing all known personnel including their duties, salary, time with company etc and carrying out referral checks to add weight to recommendations.

Given that this firm has already acquired substantial market knowledge within their sector, for every piece of research carried out you will already have a huge amount of the 'mapping out' work done for you. This means that you are able to focus on speaking to the right people and networking to get new names. For each project, the search usually takes eight weeks to shortlist.

The company has a very team-focused ethic. Every morning you will meet as a team to discuss research priorities and potential targets. The work is of a very high quality and attention to detail is crucial.

The basic salary for the role starts at £21-23k with a monthly bonus. At twelve months you can qualify for a pay review and for the official bonus scheme where you can earn an extra 30% of your basic salary.

We are considering those with ABB at A-level and a 2.1 from a traditional subject from a top 20 UK university or equivalent. Work experience in a relevant role is useful but more emphasis will be placed in motivation and attitude.

The client will also be assessing:

- Your level of genuine interest in executive search
- Depth of business knowledge and commercial awareness
- Intellectual capacity with ability to grasp concepts quickly; you will need to think beyond traditional methods to exceed expectations
- Excellent communication skills with an ability to maintain professionalism and build credibility
- Highly organised and detailed with exceptional time management skills and willingness to deliver against deadlines
- Able to work autonomously but also willing to contribute to team objectives and react to changing circumstances.
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