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Knowledge Analyst, Board & CEO Practice EMEA - English

Ref. Number 17-0241
Description Analyst
Contract info Recruitment
Language(s) required English (Fluent)
Region Amsterdam Region
Salary € 2500 - € 2700 Monthly
Start date ASAP
Duration 7 months contract with view to extension

Our international client, one of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms, is hiring a highly skilled Knowledge Analyst for the Board & CEO Practice to join their international team in Amsterdam.

The Knowledge Analyst is responsible for researching publicly available information on executives, companies and industries to enhance the content of their database and to support the search engagements and new business initiatives. The Analyst provides materials, analysis and conclusions to be incorporated into client-ready products.  This person will also be a major contributor to intellectual capital efforts, both in terms of collecting data and subsequent analysis thereof.


Job Profile for Knowledge Analyst, Board & CEO Practice EMEA
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Work closely with the Knowledge Manager and core Practice members to develop research that drives market insight and intelligence
  • Provide detailed analysis in support of special projects, talent pool development and general practice administration, as well as external business development and intellectual capital efforts
  • Through research via the internet and specialized business information databases, populate the proprietary database, with essential data on executives and companies as identified and prioritized by the practice
  • Provide detailed mapping and analysis on board composition and board remuneration on selected groups of targeted companies, through the internet and specialized business information databases
  • Assist in data gathering and analysis of board composition in various European markets for our client’s intellectual capital programme
  • Research and unlock essential information such as remuneration policies, board and committee composition from company annual reports
  • Upload and calculate findings, and analyse relevant statistics using advanced levels of Excel
  • Write lengthy reports based on analysis of data and for a Europe-wide audience
  • Develop industry and/or functional expertise by maintaining an awareness of industry trends and “best in class” leaders/future leaders
  • Learn and educate stakeholders on local corporate governance codes which impact board composition and apply findings within an international context. Provide comparison from past intellectual capital projects and recognize changes and/or upcoming trends
  • Assist in providing content for pitches for new business development initiatives
  • Develop a solid understanding of the potential client and their industry including specific information regarding the “value proposition” (competitive landscape, strengths, and weaknesses), stock performance, employee count, etc. and synthesize this information accurately
  • Maintain current awareness of news and issues associated with key client engagements and market opportunities for the practice and share that information and knowledge in a timely way with knowledge management, consultants and associates


Candidate Profile for Knowledge Analyst Board & CEO Practice EMEA

  • Must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. Fluency in an additional language is a strong-plus, especially in French, German, Italian or Spanish
  • An undergraduate degree is required. A Master’s degree would be a significant plus
  • 2-4 years’ experience working in a consulting environment and/or a role involving significant client service and the management of multiple projects towards tight timelines
  • Strong research skills: Experience with collecting and organizing information from databases and internet resources. Familiarity with business reference resources such as Factiva, Hoovers or OneSource is an advantage
  • Interest and knowledge of international corporate governance practices and experience of analysing and synthesizing regulatory frameworks would be highly advantageous
  • Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience of operating in an international network
  • Excellent analytical skills: Ability to synthesize information accurately and in a timely manner
  • Excellent project management skills: Regularly reassessing priorities to align resources when needed and proactively reprioritizing own workload
  • Professional approach, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team
  • Self-motivated and energetic
  • Ability to consistently perform at a high-level of quality


What Our Client Offers

  • Become part of a dynamic team in a highly international working environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Pension contribution
  • Health Insurance contribution
  • 26 vacation days
  • Laptop
  • Daily free in-house lunches


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