Executive Search Researcher - Leadership Recruitment, Europe

  • 13th month pay & Holiday allowance
  • Bonus Program
  • 26 holidays
  • Training & Learning opportunities
  • Laptop & Smartphone
  • 32-40 hours p.w.
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About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security.
Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and
Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of
Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of
technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of
change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

Executive Search Researcher – Leadership Recruitment

The Accenture Leadership Recruitment practice is an in-house executive search function that identifies,
cultivates and attracts senior leadership talent to support the growth of Accenture’s businesses globally.

The Executive Search Researcher plays a key support role within this team, assisting Accenture’s Executive
Search Consultants in the identification of senior talent for critical leadership roles across the European region.

The Executive Search Researcher will be responsible for driving strategic research needs for both the immediate
and future search requirements across the business.

This role will focus on the European Markets working within our well-established team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conduct confidential research and talent identification assignments to identify best-in-class leadership talent for Accenture

  • Produce value adding market & competitor intelligence reports for hiring sponsors to influence targeted talent strategies

  • Proactively build talent pools of senior executives to understand the competitive landscape and Accenture value proposition in their space

  • Discover and exploit effective and sustainable talent channels to meet current and future leadership hiring needs

  • Provide world class candidate experience to candidates/prospects and be the ambassador/custodian of Accenture’s Talent brand

  • Managing multiple projects in parallel whilst ensuring that deadlines are achieved

  • Supporting the creation of presentations to showcase research findings as well as providing input at senior stakeholder meetings.

Recruitment Design and Strategies

  • Track and obtain documentation, data, and forms to support process and compliance requirements.

  • Communicate process, data and forms status to candidates and stakeholders as required.

  • Convey information clearly, accurately and convincingly. Listen to and understand needs of others.

  • Demonstrate concern for meeting changing customer needs, meet requirements in a manner that provides customer satisfaction and customer delight. Interact with clients and candidates.

  • Use appropriate tools and problem solving techniques to work with ambiguity, and pre-empt or resolve problems.

Basic Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of Recruiting experience

  • Prior experience in External Executive Search or Agency recruitment is preferred

  • Strong relationship building skills with senior candidates and internal stakeholders

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion, working within a large, complex global business

  • Ability to establish trust and act as a trusted advisor to business leaders and recruitment managers

  • Previous experience working with globally distributed teams is preferred

  • Strong understanding of the European professional services, Technology or Digital markets

Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Passion for recruitment and the ways it can transform organizations

  • Strong research skills and ability to think creatively to uncover the strongest candidate profiles

  • Ability to be flexible and work analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) at the C-suite level

  • Excellent project management skills

  • An inquisitive mindset with a thirst for knowledge

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills

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Application process

We believe it is crucial that you know where you stand during your application, and what the next steps are. Our process is short - but thorough - and we'd like to get to know you, and see if we are a great fit. Please connect with our recruiters in case of questions.


Found a fitting vacancy or role? Great! Apply by sending in your CV and cover letter and let's get started. Contact our recruiters in case of questions, they are here to help and guide you.

First Interview

During the interview, we'd love to get to know you and see if there is a match with our brand and brand values. We will discuss your ambitions and past experiences and tell you all you want to know about the role.

Second Interview

In the second interview, our senior management would love to get to know you. We will continue to discuss your ambitions, past experiences and we can answer any question you have about the position and work at Accenture.


If we are all happy to proceed after the interviews, we'd like to make you an offer to join Accenture. We hope we can welcome you soon as a new colleague!


We'd like to welcome you to Accenture and are excited that you have accepted our job offer and agreed upon your start date. You will meet all the other new joiners and continue your career at Accenture.

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