Odgers Berndtson

  • Financial Services Practice Researcher - Odgers Berndtson Executive Search

    Job Locations UK-London, England
    Posted Date 4 days ago(14/01/2019 15:24)
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    Odgers Berndtson
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • About the role

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    The Financial Services Practice

    As the financial services landscape evolves, so must the advisors who work in the sector. We advise financial institutions, regulatory bodies, trade associations and consultancies globally to assist them in attracting senior leaders to executive and non-executive positions. Our clients range from some of the largest and most complex financial institutions globally, to much smaller, specialist firms, regulators, and private capital backed ventures. We regularly undertake thematic research projects and host events on topical issues such as the impact of fintech, inclusion and diversity and the changing regulatory environment.


    Research is fundamental to what we do. It is the backbone of each search assignment and is central to ensuring that we consistently deliver creative and diverse outcomes that provide tangible benefits to our clients.  Client’s rely on our market intelligence and trust us to be representatives of their brand.  


    The role will suit a flexible, hardworking, dedicated individual who demonstrates enthusiasm and a natural intellectual curiosity. We need a bright team player who will thoroughly enjoy a structured role with plenty of scope for creativity. You must be able to prioritise, be proactive, think ahead, anticipate problems and be hungry for results in a high quality, client focused business.

    • Provide research support for a portfolio of live mandates and other business development projects and assist colleagues where necessary
    • Continuously and proactively look for ways to expand your market knowledge
    • Play a key role in enabling the practice to provide a timely, professional and valued service to our clients
    • Supporting fee earners with pitch preparation in the form of presentations and business intelligence.
    • Attending marketing and business development events and a variety of other social networking engagements with senior UK business leaders.
    • Produce high-quality, insightful and robust written work, in forms of longlist reports references and candidate reports
    • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with clients, candidates and colleagues
    • Manage expectations with fee earners and successfully balance competing priorities
    • Take part in company-wide projects and collaborate with other practices as required
    • Actively assist colleagues and willingly share the workload - be proactive in taking on work in order to support practice activities
    • Prioritise the interest of the client at all times

    About you

    Ideally you will have some research experience; however we are open to individuals looking to make a lateral move into search.  You will have gained post-graduate work experience in a client facing role, have excellent research skills and have a genuine interest in business and the myriad of strands that impact C-level appointments.

    You will be highly articulate, analytical and professional and at the same time supremely team-oriented with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

    Key skills and experience should include a combination of:

    • Self-starter
    • Excellent research skills
    • Able to build credible relationships over the telephone and in person
    • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
    • Outstanding communication skills both verbally and in writing
    • Systems literate and fastidious in your use of technology so as to accurately store information
    • A rigorous, methodical approach with an exceptional attention to detail
    • High levels of tenacity, creativity and lateral thinking
    • Able to work well under pressure and deliver high quality results
    • Cope well with unforeseen change and able to flex accordingly with the assignment needs
    • Demonstrate a willingness to learn from others and develop skills through hard work and tenacity
    • A high level of intellect and a naturally inquisitive nature
    • Lead by example and uphold the culture, philosophy, professionalism, ethics and quality of the Odgers Berndtson brand

    Our environment is empowering to work in.  The team is professional, organised and focused, proactive, supportive and fun. We are constantly looking for ways to deliver even better service to candidates, clients and each other.  The ideal candidate will be motivated to deliver great service as part of a team where they will have the ability to grow professionally.

    About us

    Odgers Berndtson is one of the world’s largest Global Executive Search firms. Our reputation for excellence and integrity has been established over 50 years and we are a company driven by our clients, not outside shareholders.


    The aim of our organisation is to act as trusted advisors to our clients and candidates and to engage the very best talent for the most influential roles across a wide variety of industries. The service we deliver is creative, insightful and most importantly, in partnership; whilst being a global organisation, we pride ourselves on maintaining personable relationships.


    At Odgers Berndtson, you will find a meritocratic, collegiate environment where you can expect to find support, training and career development. In return, we expect your commitment, self-motivation and the ability to drive your own career.


    We operate out of a prestigious City of London head office, with regional offices around the UK and 58 offices worldwide, across 29 countries. We have over 250 partners specialising in over 50 sectors and have over 50 years’ experience.  For full details of our organisation please visit www.odgersberndtson.com

    What’s on offer?

    A highly competitive base salary is supplemented by a benefits package  and discretionary bonus

    ¾25 days Annual leave + 3 gift days for the Christmas closure + bank holidays

    ¾Private Medical Insurance with Bupa and cash plan with Simply Health

    ¾Group Company Pension

    ¾Season Ticket Loan

    ¾Give As You Earn

    ¾Group Income Protection

    ¾Group Life Assurance

    ¾Employee Assistance Programme

    ¾Charity Day

    Other informal benefits

    ¾Exceptional offices in the heart of the City of London

    ¾Mentoring and Buddy Schemes

    ¾On-boarding, induction training and ongoing professional development

    ¾Bicycle storage and showers on each floor

    ¾Various sporting and social events run by our CSR team

    ¾Peer to Peer learning sessions




    Odgers Berndtson is committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce through the attraction, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people. We want people to be comfortable bringing their whole self to work and recognise that inclusion brings further opportunities for innovation and creativity.


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