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Executive Search - Associate

True Platform

True Platform

Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

about true

We are True, the fastest-growing global platform of innovative talent management products and services. Our retained search professionals partner with high-growth, tech-enabled companies to place the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow. Our clients are inventive, high-growth brands backed by leading venture capital and private equity firms, as well as established public organisations.

With offices in North America, EMEA, and APAC, our team of industry and functional specialists leverage their deep networks to connect compelling companies with the world’s top talent. Since 2012, True has grown from five to around 800 employees and expanded to offer a customisable platform of products and services for developing leadership. From talent-management software, leadership assessments, and an inclusive job platform aimed at increasing diversity in executive hiring, we are reinventing the antiquated ways of the executive search industry and building the executive talent firm of the future.

True was founded on the belief that doing good is the pathway to doing well. Our success is a by-product of doing the right thing—treating people right, listening to new ideas, and keeping culture at the heart of our business. At True, building your own brand and shaping your professional journey isn’t just an option, it’s an expectation.

careers at true: a snapshot

We’re not like everybody else. Powered by deep industry and functional expertise, a collaborative culture, and a strong growth mindset, our search professionals consistently deliver top-notch talent, products and services to the market. Supporting one another’s career growth and advancement is key to long-term success—we believe growth happens daily and are committed to developing our talent at all levels. We have built robust learning and development programs for our employees complete with bi-annual promotions, an annual review cycle, career coaches and mentors, executive coaching, and leadership training.

role & responsibilities

  • The Associate works closely with a Partner and/or Principal and serves as a key strategic resource to the search team including but not limited to new candidate & company research, candidate pipeline development, candidate engagement through LinkedIn, emails or phone calls and overall project management for each assigned search
  • At the outset of a search, ensure completion of job description, target company list and market map
  • Conduct detailed research projects to map candidates & companies from relevant industries
  • In partnership with your Partner or Principal, the Associate is responsible for sourcing, screening & reviewing 50-75% of all candidates for each assigned search
  • Work effectively with the Engagement Administrator on scheduling of candidate interactions and consistently engage with the Partner throughout the search
  • Prepare for client update calls by creating a clear agenda with discussion topics and ensuring each search instance of Thrive TRM is updated and error-free
  • During every client update call, transcribe notes detailing company updates, candidate updates and client suggestions
  • Outside of each assigned search, consistently discover & add qualified candidates outside of the True network to Thrive TRM

personal characteristics

  • Organised and able to manage multiple projects with weekly results
  • Ability to easily build rapport through strong verbal communication
  • Altruistic and willingness to put others before yourself
  • Desire to help foster and preserve a company culture where all are encouraged, included, and find success
  • Inquisitive with a desire to learn
  • Able to think quickly on your feet
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent work ethic and the desire to advance your career

preferred experience

  • Professional experience in an externally facing client management consulting role (change management, human capital, executive search, etc)
  • Proven track record of managing numerous projects and competing demands with tight deadlines and daily/weekly deliverables

True is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating a culture where all are welcomed, included, and given opportunity. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.