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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

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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