Odgers Berndtson

  • Researcher / Senior Researcher | Human Resources Practice | London | Odgers Berndtson Executive Search

    Job Locations UK-London, England
    Posted Date 4 months ago(11/10/2018 13:09)
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    Odgers Berndtson
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • About the role

    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 and, if you progress as expected, in due course 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 business operates in a non-hierarchical manner in order to promote a culture that is empowering to work in.  We are professional, organised and focused but never without a sense of humour.  The ideal person will emulate these values and behaviors and in return will find an inspiring work environment where you will have the ability fulfill your appetite for development and professional growth. 

    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 60 offices worldwide, across 30 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


    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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