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Executive Search Associate - Dutch & English

Ref. Number 17-0158
Description Project Management/Research
Contract info Recruitment
Language(s) required Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)
Region Amsterdam Region
Salary Depends on experience
Start date ASAP
Duration Permanent

Our international client, one of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms, is now hiring a highly skilled Executive Search Associate to join their international team in Amsterdam. By using strong communication and assessment abilities, the Associate will evaluate business experiences and professional competencies of top executive talent and will be expected to acquire deep and insightful candidate pool knowledge.


Job Profile for Executive Search  Associate
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Contribute actively to the start-up phase of the search by participating in client kick-off meetings with the Consultant and assisting in the development of the search strategy and target list of companies
  • 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 during the course of the assignment 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 Consultant and Executive Assistant by 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 and the Executive Assistant
  • 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
  • Be aware of activities and changes in general business and in the industry/functional areas where specialized
  • Adhere diligently to Firm policies and standards for candidate validation, documentation and assessment


Candidate Profile for Executive Search Associate

  • Must be fluent in Dutch and English, both written and spoken; additional language skills would be an advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 2-5 years of experience working in a consulting environment and/or a role involving significant client service
  • Experienced to work with tight timelines in an environment where competing demands are the norm
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office platform
  • Proactive and multitasking
  • Solid project management skills
  • Excellent judgement, communication and assessment abilities
  • Results oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Intellectual curiosity


What Our Client Offers

  • Become part of a dynamic team in a highly international working environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Competitive secondary benefits and bonuses
  • Laptop
  • Free lunches

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