Odgers Berndtson

  • Principal | Executive Assessment & Development Practice | Odgers Berndtson Executive Search

    Job Locations UK-London, England
    Posted Date 6 months ago(02/11/2018 12:08)
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    Odgers Berndtson
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    Permanent Full-Time
  • About the role

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    The Executive Assessment & Devlopment Practice


    Odgers Berndtson’s vision is to help its clients build exceptional leadership teams, because research shows that organisations with strong leaders significantly outperform their peers.  Our leadership assessment and development services assist  clients  to deliver strategies and business plans by optimising performance from individual and collective leadership, despite the complexity and pace of change.

    The practice is in growth mode and the UK team is playing a significant role in building the global practice.  As part of this expansion, we are seeking to appoint a further team member at Principal level, who will make a vital contribution to all dimensions of this vision.


    The Principal role profile


    You will be strongly motivated to grow a business which is focused on making a difference and highly effective at business development. You will work in partnership with colleagues to develop, shape and realise leads across the firm, locally and globally.

    Ideally you will bring a network and a track record of revenue generation. You will have a reputation for building trusted client relationships and the ability to build out services that the EAD team can offer.

    It is essential that you have the personal credibility and technical ability to operate at a senior stakeholder level and deliver insightful assessments and impactful development solutions.

    A values-orientated team player, you will work closely alongside Liz Stewart, Partner & Head of the EAD Practice, and will contribute to the growth of the practice and support the ongoing development of junior colleagues.

    Other Key Responsibilities and required attributes include: 


    Commercial Excellence

    • Be an expert in an area of the EAD vision; shape commercial solutions and thought leadership in order to grow our Board, CEO and C-Suite consulting services and have a positive impact on the firm’s positioning and reputation
    • Develop a sound business development strategy for your portfolio of responsibility to maximise and leverage current relationships, cross-sell into other parts of the firm and proactively develop new business areas and clients
    • For key clients, support the development of key accounts to ensure high levels of continual work and an expanded portfolio of services are won and executed
    • Ensure timely, professional, high-quality delivery and commercial returns on each EAD assignment whether acting as the lead or alongside the Partner

    Working Collaboratively

    • Act as an influential advisor who commands respect with both clients and colleagues locally and globally, both winning and executing work
    • Actively utilise the Odgers Berndtson network; introduce, include and support colleagues in pitches and assignments to deliver the best results for our clients and maximise firm-wide business development opportunities and referrals
    • Take the lead on, or support the Partner in, shaping proposals, participating in pitches, and delivering EAD projects where appropriate

    Quality & Reliability

    • Continuously promote Odgers Berndtson’s reputation at all times through the quality of your work and the depth of your insight and knowledge
    • Provide exceptional client and candidate management; closely monitor, manage and deliver EAD assignments to time and to exceed clients’ expectations without sacrificing commercial returns and achieve outstanding client & candidate feedback
    • Adhere to the firm’s systems, processes, and operational guidelines; be proactive in suggesting and developing new ways of delivering the best results and sharing best practice and ensure an active awareness of Diversity and the implications on EAD projects

    Communicating & Influencing

    • Create and share insightful marketing material and thought leadership both internally and externally to generate interest and awareness and demonstrate your insight into EAD
    • Continuously maintain an up to date knowledge and expertise in building exceptional leadership
    • Deliver first-class quality written work, a beacon for accuracy and best practice from which others can learn

    Developing Self & Others

    • Develop a personal brand and profile by engaging with clients and colleagues and consistently delivering high quality work
    • Demonstrate an eagerness to continually develop yourself and show a willingness to learn from others; be accountable for your own development and career path
    • Take an active interest in the advancement of the team through mentoring, coaching, training and recruitment initiatives when appropriate
    • Be respectful, thoughtful, approachable and without rank in order to engender a culture that is fair and empowering and demonstrate judgement that inspires others
    • Lead by example and adhere to the cultural integrity and values of the firm at all times
    • Willingly and proactively take part in firm-wide activities such as diversity, marketing and CSR


    About you

    • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a related field in a client facing capacity as the in-house lead or as a leadership consultant or business psychologist providing executive leadership, development and assessment solutions ie development programmes, assessments, coaching etc.
    • A proven track record of business development and client relationship management, including early shaping of solutions and proposals, participating at pitches and delivering high quality reports and impactful and value-added analysis and insight
    • Ideally have a post graduate qualification in Occupational Psychology or related field, with BPS level A and B accreditation, and experience of using a variety of psychometric instruments and assessment methods.
    • Strong commercial acumen, intellectually flexible and personally credible

    For more information please visit https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en-gb/our-services/assessment


    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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