The Position

We work in teams of dedicated Partners and Consultants who perform assignments across all major industries and key functions at the executive and board levels. While the Partners are responsible for winning senior-level executive search assignments, representing August Leadership in the global market and executing assignments to the highest standards of quality – the Consultants work with and support the Partners in managing executive search assignments.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Executive Search
  • Strong communication and assessment abilities applied to evaluating business experiences and professional competencies of top executive talent as they relate to a client’s specific need
  • Develop deep and insightful candidate pool knowledge over time which would be related to a specific industry, function, or geography

Research & Executive/ C-level Recruitment
  • Support Partners in the execution of C – Level engagements for global clients across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas
  • Engage in headhunting and profiling of candidates
  • Contribute actively to the search by participating in client kick-off calls with the Partner(s) 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
  • 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.
  • Adopt and adhere diligently to the firm’s policies and standards for candidate validation, documentation and assessment as well as demonstrating professional behaviour through adopting our values

Knowledge Management
  • Ensure up to date assignment, company and candidate information during an assignment is always available for colleagues, by leveraging technology and information from the Firm’s state-of-the-art, exclusive database (Ezekia), recording all relevant candidate details and search activities
  • Be aware of activities and changes in general business and in the industry/functional areas where specialized

Experience & Qualifications
  • Minimum Bachelors’ level graduate from a top-tier university in any relevant discipline
  • 0 – 2 years of experience
  • Self-directed, independent and highly proactive, with strong drive to deliver with the highest quality (accurate, detail-oriented, hands-on)
  • Have a strong personal impact with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent research and writing skills

Critical Capabilities

Project Management 

  • Takes an end-to-end view of each project & the required resources; works at pace and with attention to detail while managing competing deadlines and priorities; has a sense of urgency
  • Understands the search process (from internal kick-off to referencing); asks questions to understand; and is proactive
  • Works on multiple projects; meets deadlines and is resilient under pressure; delivers on commitments on time
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity; action-oriented; deals with problems immediately Is results-focused and flexible; demonstrates a strong work ethic

Developing Self and Others

  • Develops self and others; seeks and provides feedback, modifies own performance or behavior based on feedback
  • Seeks and is open to feedback from colleagues, placing value on self-development efforts; seeks opportunities for growth
  • Is self-aware and open to changing one’s own behavior

Communication and Influence

  • Communicates effectively both in writing and verbally; has an executive presence and able to build relationships
  • Interacts with a range of internal and external stakeholders and candidates with differing styles and egos, understanding and appreciating what is important to each
  • Adapts verbal and written communications according to expectations for role and audience, specifically how to be confident, concise, prepared and professional

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