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Associates for Leading Global Search Firm - Insurance Sector (PE backed and major) - Central London

£80k-£100k plus excellent bonus

 
 

Our client is the premier provider of senior-level executive search and leadership advisory services. They advise clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them to mitigate the risks associated with senior-level appointments. 

They are a privately held firm with 46 offices across North and South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the South Pacific. They leverage their consultants’ collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of their client organizations. A

Their success is attributable to the outstanding quality of their people, and a culture and business strategy focused on excellence in client service: 

▪ They invest in long-term relationships, taking the time to gain a thorough understanding of each client’s business goals and strategy, their position in the marketplace and business lifecycle, their competition, and their culture. 

▪ They assemble the most effective team to serve on each engagement, based on the specific role, business area, and geography. 

▪ They maintain an open dialogue with our clients and candidates throughout the search, ensuring expectations are met on both sides and ensuring a smooth transition through the final candidate selection and offer stages. 

▪ They identify the most experienced and proven candidates: leaders who will make an immediate and significant impact on an organization. They understand the reputation, past experience, and competencies of each candidate. 

▪ They develop market insights and deliver those to our clients, partnering with them to identify and meet strategic talent needs.  

 

The role  

They are currently expanding their offering to the Insurance sector. They are working with CEOs, Chairmen and CFOs at the largest global insurance companies and also with fast growing PE backed insurance businesses.

 

They client solves complex leadership questions and work alongside CEOs, Chairs and other leaders of the world’s top companies as they change both organizations and industries. Their leadership advisory consultants leverage industry knowledge and expertise to advise our clients on recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders who will drive organizational growth and success. Throughout every

assignment, we consistently deliver insightful, impactful, and nuanced counsel to our clients, and to candidates to ensure they have the best possible experience. 

Consultants have/develop an expertise in at least one industry, which serves as a platform from which to deliver meaningful insights around industries, functions and executives. 

In addition to executing assignments, as their careers evolve, consultants build and deepen long-term client relationships through high quality work and counsel, and the pursuit of various business development activities. Their senoir consultants develop market-validated reputations for their expertise and are recognized by leading companies within their sector as trusted advisors.  

Consultants hold internal titles based on levels of experience. Those who join as Associates have held senior functional or project management roles and have held responsibility for the successful delivery of projects/initiatives involving tight timelines, diverse stakeholders, and stretch objectives. Over time, and as their executive search expertise and client relationships develop, successful performers are promoted to our Executive Director and Managing Director levels. Compensation is similar to the model used by strategy consulting firms and investment banks. 

 

Candidate Profile  

Candidates may come from a variety of backgrounds including, but not exclusively: 

▪ Management Consulting 

▪ Leading indurance companies in a strategic / commercial or internal consulting role

▪ Investment Banking 

▪ Leading Corporations 

 

Successful candidates will have a deep understanding of their industry sector and have some good experience of the insurance industry in particular. They will bring a demonstrable track record of success and achievement in all previous organizations, and likely have been a top performer relative to their peers. They will likely have worked at organizations with a global reach and mindset. Successful candidates generally have degrees from a renowned academic institutions, and often have graduate degrees.  

Interpersonal skills are very important, particularly the ability to impact senior individuals positively and, over time, build strong relationships at the Board level. Listening and presentation skills are crucial.  

Candidates must be able to build rapport with a variety of different styles and personalities, using empathy, humour and a sense of urgency. Consultant candidates must have strong discipline and delivery skills, and be able to focus attention to bring projects to conclusion. 

Successful search consultants come from a variety of experiences and paths, but show universal success in driving complex processes, delivering compelling answers, and growing deep relationships.  

 

Email: richard@mindbench.co.uk

To apply by email to this position, please send your CV and covering letter to the following link:  richard@mindbench.co.uk TopCon001
 
 
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