ASSOCIATE - CAPE TOWN, SA (Position now closed)

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Cape Town, SA

Competitive salary

Posted 4 months ago

REPORTING TO: Managing Director & Head of Research
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Principal Consultant, Senior Consultant, Consultants, Associate Consultants, Operations Manager, and Data Team.

As Stratum continues to grow, there is a need to bring on board a new Associate in our Cape Town office. As an Associate, you will work across the business both supporting consultants on research and learning how to business develop and engage with clients.

This is a 2-year programme ensuring you learn all aspects of the executive search and management consulting industry and become an industry expert within mining. At the end of the programme, you will have the tools to develop into a junior consultant or take a career path in research.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work towards achieving Stratum’s vision of being the leading mining executive search and management consulting firm in the world, driven by its IP – data, information and research developed and cultivated in-house over many years by our consultants, researchers and data team.
  • Assess and deliver high-quality candidates on a global scale.
  • Manage both sides of the relationship throughout the interview. process to provide best-in-class service to clients and candidates alike, resulting in successful placements.
  • Generate research that can be used for market intelligence.
  • Active communication (face-to-face meetings, phone, e-mail, LinkedIn, networking events) with candidates.
  • Working to targets and deadlines.
  • Track the market for constant updates on projects, industry trends, hiring, and business strategies.
  • IP creation (Market reports, case studies, etc.).

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Multi-lingual (asset).
  • University degree (asset).
  • Resilient and highly motivated.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong negotiating and closing skills.
  • Ambition, drive, and determination to achieve objectives.
  • Problem-solving, influencing, questioning, and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office’s suite of products such as Word and PowerPoint.
  • Team player with a competitive edge.
  • Personable and confident nature.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise follow and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • An acute level of cultural awareness.
  • A high level of integrity with a value system that matches and blends well with our culture.

THE PERSON:

  • Ambitious and talented, curious to learn and be accountable.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and uncompromising values.
  • A deep desire to improve and a curiosity that drives personal and professional growth.
  • Entrepreneurial, with a sense of urgency.
  • Attention to detail and thrives in a culture of taking ownership.

ASSOCIATE - LONDON, UK

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London, UK

Competitive salary

Posted 4 months ago

REPORTING TO: Managing Director & Head of Research
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Principal Consultant, Senior Consultant, Consultants, Associate Consultants, Operations Manager, and Data Team.

As Stratum continues to grow, there is a need to bring on board a new Associate in our London office. As an Associate, you will work across the business both supporting consultants on research and learning how to business develop and engage with clients.

This is a 2-year programme ensuring you learn all aspects of the executive search and management consulting industry and become an industry expert within mining. At the end of the programme, you will have the tools to develop into a junior consultant or take a career path in research.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work towards achieving Stratum’s vision of being the leading mining executive search and management consulting firm in the world, driven by its IP – data, information and research developed and cultivated in-house over many years by our consultants, researchers and data team.
  • Assess and deliver high-quality candidates on a global scale.
  • Manage both sides of the relationship throughout the interview. process to provide best-in-class service to clients and candidates alike, resulting in successful placements.
  • Generate research that can be used for market intelligence.
  • Active communication (face-to-face meetings, phone, e-mail, LinkedIn, networking events) with candidates.
  • Working to targets and deadlines.
  • Track the market for constant updates on projects, industry trends, hiring, and business strategies.
  • IP creation (Market reports, case studies, etc.).

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Multi-lingual (asset).
  • University degree (asset).
  • Resilient and highly motivated.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong negotiating and closing skills.
  • Ambition, drive, and determination to achieve objectives.
  • Problem-solving, influencing, questioning, and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office’s suite of products such as Word and PowerPoint.
  • Team player with a competitive edge.
  • Personable and confident nature.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise follow and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • An acute level of cultural awareness.
  • A high level of integrity with a value system that matches and blends well with our culture.

THE PERSON:

  • Ambitious and talented, curious to learn and be accountable.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and uncompromising values.
  • A deep desire to improve and a curiosity that drives personal and professional growth.
  • Entrepreneurial, with a sense of urgency.
  • Attention to detail and thrives in a culture of taking ownership.

CONTACT: Nichole McCulloch, Managing Director [email protected]

RESEARCH SR ASSOCIATE/PRINCIPAL - CAPE TOWN, SA

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Cape Town, SA

Competitive salary

Posted 4 months ago

REPORTING TO: Head of Research
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Principal Consultant, Senior Consultant, Consultants, Associate Consultants, Operations Manager, and Data Team.

The role of Sr Associate/Principal in our research function is responsible for the strategy and execution of search assignments; working closely with our Consultants and developing relationships with candidates and clients.

The successful candidate will be self-directed, collaborative, comfortable with ambiguity, highly organised, and detail-oriented. In addition, they will demonstrate passion and ability for working with people, communicating, approaching challenges with maturity, and collaborating within a dynamic team to drive greater business performance.

You will thrive under pressure, enjoy fast-paced environments, and be excellent multitaskers to partner directly with our consultants and associates.

The role will suit the culturally curious and those interested in international and emerging markets business. Stratum’s Board Search/Advisory and Executive search mandates are typically in global mining headquarters, including London, Toronto, Perth, Vancouver and Johannesburg. Stratum’s Above Ground Risk/ESG and Site Leadership practice takes us to fascinating geographies globally, particularly Africa, North & South America, the Middle East, Europe, Australasia and Central Asia.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

RESEARCH & ASSIGNMENT SUPPORT:

  • Develop a solid understanding of the potential client/client’s organisation, including specific information regarding the “value proposition” (competitive landscape, strengths, and weaknesses), stock performance, employee count, etc. Synthesise information accurately to easily incorporate it into a readable, client-ready document.
  • Structure and execute research plans around search and advisory assignments, including screening candidates and client engagement.
  • Use qualitative information to communicate and present data/details to influence decisions.
  • Maintain current awareness of news and issues associated with key client engagements and market opportunities and promptly share that information and knowledge with Associates, Consultants and Executive Assistants within the company.
  • Assist in high-level name generation and talent mapping creation.
  • Provide support in creating high-quality, error-free client documentation (e.g., position specifications, progress reports, company mappings, etc.).
  • Screen and interview candidates, including providing reports and feedback to consultants.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT:

  • Assist in creating research and analysis for new business development initiatives/pitches. Develops sophisticated and insightful PowerPoint presentations in partnership with consultants.
  • Partner with consultants to develop pitch presentations and business development materials.
  • Monitor and track relevant market developments in a segment, including company updates and people moves.
  • Track industry data points such as business development opportunities, actively booked assignments, and placement data. Can synthesise information accurately into a readable, client-ready document.

EXPERIENCE SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • At least three years + of work experience in a corporate environment, preferably in a research function, ideally within executive search, management consulting, other professional services, or market research.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Advanced research, analysis, and synthesis skills and experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word), with the ability to create client-ready presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Experience working in a consulting environment and/or a role involving significant client service and managing multiple projects toward tight timelines in an environment where competing demands are the norm.

CRITICAL CAPABILITIES FOR SUCCESS:

Project Management

  • Identifies workable and realistic solutions to requests.
  • Shows tenacity and commitment to solving research requests.
  • Provides accurate and timely research information about executives, organisations, markets, or other relevant sectors.
  • Delivers commitments on on-time or notifies as early as possible if problems occur or deadlines will slip.

Problem Solving

  • Can synthesise research on search assignments to provide a succinct and accurate point of view that can be effectively used in client presentations.
  • Actively listens and asks questions to clarify understanding and demonstrate knowledge.
  • Interprets data, questions inconsistencies, and draws conclusions effectively.

Impact and Effectiveness

  • Strong communicator, able to present logically.
  • Sets expectations and clarifies tasks to avoid wasting time and resources.
  • Using effective business writing skills to create succinct, client-ready analyses and documenting information in firm databases.
    Development – Self and Others
  • Seeks and is open to feedback from colleagues, placing value on self-development efforts; seeks opportunities for growth.
  • Is self-aware and open to changing one’s behaviour.

Firm Values

  • Works well in a team and encourages teamwork.
  • Brings cultural awareness and sensitivity to each interaction with colleagues.
  • Conducts themselves in a way that is consistent with the firm’s values.

Other Personal Characteristics

  • Positive, “can do” attitude – helpful in all interactions.
  • High level of personal accountability, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Intellectually curious.

CONTACT: Nichole McCulloch, Managing Director [email protected]

RESEARCH SR ASSOCIATE/PRINCIPAL - LONDON, UK

Location Pin

London/Brighton, UK

Competitive salary

Posted 4 months ago

REPORTING TO: Head of Research
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Principal Consultant, Senior Consultant, Consultants, Associate Consultants, Operations Manager, and Data Team.

The role of Sr Associate/Principal in our research function is responsible for the strategy and execution of search assignments; working closely with our Consultants and developing relationships with candidates and clients.

The successful candidate will be self-directed, collaborative, comfortable with ambiguity, highly organised, and detail-oriented. In addition, they will demonstrate passion and ability for working with people, communicating, approaching challenges with maturity, and collaborating within a dynamic team to drive greater business performance.

You will thrive under pressure, enjoy fast-paced environments, and be excellent multitaskers to partner directly with our consultants and associates.

The role will suit the culturally curious and those interested in international and emerging markets business. Stratum’s Board Search/Advisory and Executive search mandates are typically in global mining headquarters, including London, Toronto, Perth, Vancouver and Johannesburg. Stratum’s Above Ground Risk/ESG and Site Leadership practice takes us to fascinating geographies globally, particularly Africa, North & South America, the Middle East, Europe, Australasia and Central Asia.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

RESEARCH & ASSIGNMENT SUPPORT:

  • Develop a solid understanding of the potential client/client’s organisation, including specific information regarding the “value proposition” (competitive landscape, strengths, and weaknesses), stock performance, employee count, etc. Synthesise information accurately to easily incorporate it into a readable, client-ready document.
  • Structure and execute research plans around search and advisory assignments, including screening candidates and client engagement.
  • Use qualitative information to communicate and present data/details to influence decisions.
  • Maintain current awareness of news and issues associated with key client engagements and market opportunities and promptly share that information and knowledge with Associates, Consultants and Executive Assistants within the company.
  • Assist in high-level name generation and talent mapping creation.
  • Provide support in creating high-quality, error-free client documentation (e.g., position specifications, progress reports, company mappings, etc.).
  • Screen and interview candidates, including providing reports and feedback to consultants.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT:

  • Assist in creating research and analysis for new business development initiatives/pitches. Develops sophisticated and insightful PowerPoint presentations in partnership with consultants.
  • Partner with consultants to develop pitch presentations and business development materials.
  • Monitor and track relevant market developments in a segment, including company updates and people moves.
  • Track industry data points such as business development opportunities, actively booked assignments, and placement data. Can synthesise information accurately into a readable, client-ready document.

EXPERIENCE SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • At least three years + of work experience in a corporate environment, preferably in a research function, ideally within executive search, management consulting, other professional services, or market research.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Advanced research, analysis, and synthesis skills and experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word), with the ability to create client-ready presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Experience working in a consulting environment and/or a role involving significant client service and managing multiple projects toward tight timelines in an environment where competing demands are the norm.

CRITICAL CAPABILITIES FOR SUCCESS:

Project Management

  • Identifies workable and realistic solutions to requests.
  • Shows tenacity and commitment to solving research requests.
  • Provides accurate and timely research information about executives, organisations, markets, or other relevant sectors.
  • Delivers commitments on on-time or notifies as early as possible if problems occur or deadlines will slip.

Problem Solving

  • Can synthesise research on search assignments to provide a succinct and accurate point of view that can be effectively used in client presentations.
  • Actively listens and asks questions to clarify understanding and demonstrate knowledge.
  • Interprets data, questions inconsistencies, and draws conclusions effectively.

Impact and Effectiveness

  • Strong communicator, able to present logically.
  • Sets expectations and clarifies tasks to avoid wasting time and resources.
  • Using effective business writing skills to create succinct, client-ready analyses and documenting information in firm databases.
    Development – Self and Others
  • Seeks and is open to feedback from colleagues, placing value on self-development efforts; seeks opportunities for growth.
  • Is self-aware and open to changing one’s behaviour.

Firm Values

  • Works well in a team and encourages teamwork.
  • Brings cultural awareness and sensitivity to each interaction with colleagues.
  • Conducts themselves in a way that is consistent with the firm’s values.

Other Personal Characteristics

  • Positive, “can do” attitude – helpful in all interactions.
  • High level of personal accountability, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Intellectually curious.

CONTACT: Nichole McCulloch, Managing Director [email protected]