Job Description

Executive Search Consultant – 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 our Accenture businesses worldwide.

The Executive Search Consultant plays a key support role within this team in leading the identification, engagement and nurturing of senior talent for critical leadership roles across Growth Markets.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the confidential research and talent identification to identify and present best-in-class leadership talent for Accenture, with a particular focus on the Diversity agenda

  • Produce detailed candidate longlists/ shortlists, market & competitor intelligence reports for hiring sponsors to influence targeted talent strategies

  • Proactively build a talent pool of senior executives in the Growth markets and understand the competitive landscape and Accenture value proposition in their space.

  • Discover and exploit new, efficient, effective and sustainable candidate channels to meet current and future leadership talent needs.

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

  • Provide external benchmark candidate recommendations to establish and support a more rigorous process around internal leadership searches.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum 5-8 years of Executive Search/ Talent sourcing experience.

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

  • Experience with sourcing candidates with focus on Technology 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 global teams is preferred

  • Strong understanding of the market as it relates to Senior Executive talent

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

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills


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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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