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Research Associate – Financial Services Segment, for MNC KPO, Gurgaon
Experience: 4+ Years
Location: Gurgaon
Compensation: Rupees 15 - 17 L p.a
Industry Type: KPO  
Posted Date: 23-Apr-14
Job Description

The Research Associate partners Consultants in all aspects of business development and search execution. He/She focuses on providing timely, informed, industry specific knowledge both on the marketplace and on key executives directly impacting the Consultants’ ability to win business and close client mandates.

On search assignments, the Research Associate’s primary responsibilities are to:

- Attend client briefing calls with the consultant, write up meeting notes and produce parts of the role specification

- Hold a kick-off meeting with the Consultant, assist in developing the search strategy and target list of companies and provide previous relevant assignment experience

- Use internal information to judge which candidates on our proprietary people database are relevant for the assignment

- Identify new candidates using a variety of external methods, e.g. online resources, the

- Internet, calling companies and trade associations, referencing directories and conferences

- Contact potential candidates to update their details and where appropriate di scuss their career aspirations

- Put together a relevant worklist based on a good understanding of the brief, articulating decisions about candidates clearly and logically

- Produce documents in client ready formats during the search process

- Attend and contribute at Client progress calls with the Consultant

- Partner closely with the Consultant and keep him/her in the loop on new potential candidates, developments in the client organisation, market developments etc that might impact the mandate

- Follow correct processes and ensure adherence by the Consultant/Assistant team

- Mobilise resources effectively to ensure work is delivered on time and to a high quality

- Ensure intelligence gained throughout the course of the assignment is captured in the internal database

In addition the Research Associate will support business development and knowledge management initiatives:

- Track market/client/candidate developments and disseminating this information in a targeted manner. Highlight appropriate potential business development opportunities

- Produce targeted marketing presentations outlining the Firm’s experience locally and globally in selected areas

- Provide synthesised analysis of markets, competitors and compensation as required

- Proactively provide insights on industry trends and key companies

- Monitor client activity in the local market

- Proactively support sectoral/functional knowledge management activities (organisational charts, candidate lists, industry trends) via desk and telephone research

The Research Associate will also be expected to mentor junior colleagues and contribute to the wider development of the Firm by looking for opportunities to share expertise and best practices, developing a network of people internally.

Desired Candidate Profile
The successful candidate should have a proven track record of delivering high quality research within a professional services, search or corporate environment. He/She will have experience of working on international engagements in a professional services environment. He/She will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of research methodologies and tools. Successful candidates will have covered the Financial services sector in their previous role and or have a good understanding of the sector.

Equally the successful candidate will be able to build close working relationships with consultants and act as a collaborative team player with all colleagues. Given the remote location, a proven ability to build these deep relationships and influence remotely is essential. In particular, the successful candidate will have to demonstrate ability in the following competencies:

- Responsiveness: as evidenced by a sense of urgency to requests, a high level of engagement and interest in searches and a client first attitude.

- Proactivity: willing to engage actively to improve processes, tools, approaches.

- Systematic and efficient: organised, resourceful and sensitive to deadlines through effective prioritisation of work and committed to producing consistently high quality output.

- Problem Solving: able to recognise issues and provide solutions – unwilling to give up without the answer.

- Judgement: demonstrates a good understanding of research requirements and applies common sense and wider experience to deliver on a research project.

- Strong collaboration and influencing skills: capable of articulating situations clearly and persuading consultants/colleagues to act on recommendations. The candidate must also be able to initiate, develop and enhance relationships with all colleagues acting in all situations as an accountable team player.

- Ability to grow: willing to seek and achieve professional improvement and develops Others

Company Profile
An MNC KPO of a Global Executive Search Firm
Contact Details
Executive Name: Shantanu Saha
Email Id: shantanu@therecruiters.net
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