Job title: German-speaking Executive Search Consultant (m/f/d) MEA & APAC
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Business Consultancy
Expertise: Human Resource
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 30-11-2021
Job ID: 32175

Job Description

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets of Germany, Greater China, the Middle East, and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Sydney, and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies. We specialize in finding the best talent for middle and upper management positions with the focus on German, Swiss and Austrian companies from different industrial scopes, based in the MEAI region.

We expand our team and offer a great opportunity for an experienced Executive Search Consultant to own the end-to-end recruiting process for various international Executive Search projects in MEAI & APAC. The ideal candidate is passionate about people, possesses excellent communication skills, and can thrive in a fast-paced environment. You can provide excellent customer service, have multi-tasking skills, and can prioritize daily work requirements.

We believe in collaboration and trust, and that growth is based on mutual success. We are a team-oriented company that offers flexible working arrangements to provide the right balance between flexibility and efficiency.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Lead all aspects of client engagements, including understanding the client’s business, culture, and talent needs
  • Partner with clients to better understand hiring needs and strategically plan a method of finding the ideal candidate
  • Generate new business through various marketing techniques to effectively support our strategy and business goals
  • Provide strong leadership and initiative to continuously improve the recruiting team’s strategy and objectives
  • Continuously work towards building the team through mentoring the recruiting team, providing feedback, and showing appreciation
  • Customize a sourcing strategy for each search through personal and original research focused on the client and industry
  • Screen and interview candidates to evaluate their individual fit for each role
  • Be dedicated to properly measuring and sharing strategic goals and achievements
  • Manage and continuously build relationships with candidates through every phase of the recruitment process
  • Facilitate communication between the client and candidate throughout the entire search process
  • Provide timely and transparent feedback to clients and candidates throughout the search process
  • Partner with stakeholders to determine recruiting priorities and capacity across markets and companies, create compelling job descriptions, develop ideal candidate profiles, and robust interview process
  • Ensure outstanding candidate experience and an exceptional talent search process
  • Optimize recruiting tools and practices, to ensure compliance, consistency, and integrity
  • Lead innovative sourcing strategies to attract and build a pipeline of top talent for all requisitions including executive searches and high-priority technical searches
  • Reporting to Managing Director

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • At least three years of broad recruiting experience in an Executive Search company
  • Working experience in the Middle East is an added value
  • Digitally savvy, knowledge of MS Office and various recruiting software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and German are a requirement
  • Direct, hands-on experience hiring for executives, engineering, operations, sales and general management
  • Proven ability to use data to optimize the recruiting processes, develop innovative strategies and increase applicant pipelines
  • Experience managing a high-volume requisition load with competing demands from various businesses
  • Exceptional client management and customer service skills, with attention to producing high-quality results
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to learn about different business environments and cultures quickly and effectively
  • Consultative and entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to anticipate and prepare for all client needs
  • Effectively manage a wide variety and high volume of recruitment projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills to effectively interact with international clients
  • Top-notch written and verbal communication skills to ensure candidates, clients, and colleagues are consistently updated on stage and processes
  • A solutions-oriented, committed, and goal-driven hands-on personality who will be based in Dubai for several years
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