Associate
Spencer Stuart
Gauteng, South Africa
3d ago
source : findojobs-za

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Contribute actively to the start-up phase of the search by participating in client kick-off meetings with the Consultant(s) and assisting in the development of the search strategy and target list of companies.

As appropriate contribute to winning client pitches by providing benchmark candidate profiles and other background information.

Gather relevant information regarding the appropriate industries and target companies, including identifying potential prospects and sources.

Represent client effectively in the marketplace and present a comprehensive universe of qualified candidates by partnering with the Consultant(s) and observing aspects of confidentiality throughout the search process.

Anticipate needs to drive the search to closure and be prepared to supply additional information, such as related industry trends, market findings, reaction to the opportunity, compensation data, etc.

gained during the course of a search. Communicate effectively with the search team, including Consultant(s), other Associates / Senior Associates and Executive Assistant(s) and remain fully abreast of search developments in order to communicate accurately and credibly regarding the assignment.

Prepare organized information for the client progress report / meeting by teaming with the Consultant(s) and the Executive Assistant(s).

Provide an informed perspective on prospects / candidates and how they line up against the key selection criteria outlined by the client.

Ensure up to date assignment, company and candidate information during the course of an assignment is always available for colleagues, by leveraging technology and information from the Firm’s state-of-the-art, proprietary database (Quest), recording all relevant candidate details using the Initial Assessment function.

Be aware of activities and changes in general business and in the industry / functional areas where specialized. Add to the Firm’s knowledge by identifying and beginning to develop expertise in a defined industry, functional or geographic candidate pool.

Be willing and proactive about contributing to local, practice or Firm-wide initiatives. Coordinate and share practice related information to the KM for potentially broader distribution, participate in practice calls and meetings as appropriate.

Adopt and adhere diligently to Firm policies and standards for candidate validation, documentation and assessment as well as demonstrating professional behavior and living our values (including adherence to Red Book, Quest policies etc.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE University Graduate A minimum of 5 years of experience In a consulting or executive search environment and / or a role where multiple projects and competing demands are the norm.

Domain or Subject Matter Expertise Domain expertise in an industry or functional area (or subject expertise applicable to LAS) would be helpful.

  • International International mind set and ideally will have experience in working across borders. Language Fluency in English (written and spoken) ;
  • additional language skills will be an advantage, particularly in markets where the knowledge of one or more of the national languages is important.

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