Odgers Berndtson

  • Researcher / Senior Researcher | Industrial Practice | London | Odgers Berndtson Executive Search

    Job Locations UK-London, England
    Posted Date 7 months ago(11/10/2018 12:59)
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    Odgers Berndtson
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • About the role

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    The Industrial Practice

    The Industrial Practice in the UK supports start-ups, family owned and Private Equity backed businesses, as well as UK and overseas listed multinational companies.


    Sectors addressed range from new markets in green energy and modular homes to utilities, real estate, building products, support services, logistics, rail, automotive, aerospace and defence technology companies. Key accounts include Jaguar Land Rover, Bombardier Transportation, QinetiQ and BAE Systems. Searches undertaken within the Practice include general management, technical, commercial and operational positions.


    The Practice often works on a broad range of roles pivotal to the national interest at the public private interface, where government is a key stakeholder and has delivered prestige assignments pivotal to major (£multi-billion) infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and High Speed Two.  


    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.  

    • Provide research support for a portfolio of live mandates and other business development projects, manage expectations with fee earners, successfully balancing competing priorities
    • Play a key role in enabling the practice to provide a timely, professional and valued service to our clients
    • Cultivate meaningful relationships within your network and work in partnership with clients, candidates and colleagues alike
    • Be relentless in your pursuit of market knowledge and intelligence
    • Support fee earners with pitch preparation where necessary in the form of presentations and business intelligence.
    • Attend marketing and business development events and a variety of other social networking engagements with senior business leaders.
    • Produce high-quality, insightful and robust written work, in forms of longlist reports, references and candidate reports
    • Proactively assist colleagues and willingly share the workload in order to support practice activities
    • Take part in company-wide projects and collaborate with other practices and locations

    About you

    You will be an experienced researcher and ideally have some experience within the Industrial sector.

    Key attributes and experience should include a combination of:

    • A self-starter with excellent time management and prioritisation skills
    • Cope well with unforeseen change and able to flex accordingly with the assignment needs, work well under pressure and deliver high quality results
    • Demonstrates a high level of intellect, natural intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for the sector
    • Able to build credible relationships over the telephone and in person
    • Outstanding communication skills both verbally and in writing
    • Systems literate and fastidious in your use of technology so as to accurately store information
    • Analytical with the ability to think laterally and creatively
    • A rigorous methodical approach, exceptional attention to detail and high levels of tenacity
    • Team-oriented with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
    • 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

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    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

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    Our commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

    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.



    Whats on offer?

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

    • 25 days Annual leave + 3 gift days for the Christmas closure + bank holidays
    • Private Medical Insurance with Bupa and cash plan with Simply Health
    • Group Company Pension
    • Season Ticket Loan
    • Give As You Earn
    • Group Income Protection
    • Group Life Assurance
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Wellbeing Programmes
    • Volunteering Day
    • Mentoring and Buddy Schemes
    • On-boarding, induction training and ongoing professional development
    • Corporate member discounts and benefits available through Bupa and Simply Health including Gyms Discounts 
    • Inclusion & Diversity Council, Allies Programme and Unlimited Festival
    • Peer to Peer learning and Social clubs incl. Holiday Italian and Spanish, Social Media in Business, the Book Club, The Odgers Choir, Running Club and many more.
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Events and activities incl. the Great Odgers Bake-off, pub quizzes, sports clubs, Tough Mudder, the Global Rowing Challenge, Yoga on the roof, and many more events to raise money for our chosen charity Alzheimer’s Research UK. - We are passionate about giving back and in fact won AESC's Commitment to the Community Award 2018 in recognition of excellence in executive search and our commitment to community and charitable causes.
    • Summer Company day and Christmas Company Party



    We are committed to ensuring everyone can access our website and application processes. This includes people with sight loss, hearing, mobility and cognitive impairments. Should you require access to these documents in alternative formats, please contact careers@odgersberndtson.comIf you need any reasonable adjustments made for any interview please do let us know.



    You must be eligible to live and work in the UK


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