Senior Associate- Healthcare

Korn/Ferry International

  • California, Maryland

  • Published : 2022-11-21
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  • Job Title HR & recruitment


Associate/Senior Associate Role


Founded in 1969, Korn Ferry is the executive search industry's leader and innovator, and has evolved as the world's premier provider of executive talent management solutions. Today, Korn Ferry has conducted more successful executive searches globally than any other recruiting firm in history.

Understanding that the business community is now facing many more challenges in attracting, retaining and developing leaders, Korn Ferry's range of services include executive recruitment, corporate governance consulting, outsourced recruiting, management assessment, and executive coaching and development. More clients around the world trust Korn Ferry than any other firm to deliver and develop the best executives to run their organizations, a responsibility we take seriously and work every day to meet with integrity and results.

Korn Ferry wants to continue to provide the best professional service - benchmarking ourselves against the top tier service providers worldwide. We hire Associates/Senior Associates to provide the foundation for the future success of the firm. We are a meritocracy and want to develop "best in class" talent from within by creating opportunities to challenge and deliver opportunities for professional and personal growth.

The Associate/Senior Associate is the entry point for this career development. As the single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals, Korn Ferry can offer you the perfect environment in which to reach yours as well. We currently employ more than seven thousand professionals operating in over fifty countries and serving clients all over the globe.

As one of them, you will have endless opportunities to innovate, make an impact, and work with the best. You will also have plenty of freedom to chart your own course, as you grow and develop with our business. Talent matters at Korn Ferry. So we have created a colleague-centric culture where everyone has the opportunity to make an impact - on our business, on our clients' businesses, and on their own careers.

Some of the things that make our culture special:

* Creativity - We look to one another to generate innovative solutions, not only for our clients but also for ourselves.
* Collaboration - We work in an open environment with a borderless mentality, sharing the expertise of our team members around the world.
* Performance - We are committed to exceeding client expectations, so high performance levels are a given.
* Inclusivity - We encourage everyone to contribute to the success of the business; there is no role at Korn Ferry that is insignificant.
* Integrity - We believe that how you go about business is as important as business results.
* Agility - We work in a fast-moving, dynamic industry where change is the only constant and flexibility is key to our success.


Our Talent Acquisition solutions consist of Executive Search and Professional Search & Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). This position will work in the Executive Search area where we identify and attract the right senior leaders to make a difference in organizations and help them achieve their business goals faster.

We are a multicultural, diverse and collaborative company and operate in a fast-growth and very dynamic business environment. You will be working on local, regional and truly global projects while teaming up with colleagues in other international offices around the world on assignments and initiatives across industries and functions. We are currently developing deeper functional and industry-based expertise, particularly in Technology & Digital, Supply Chain, Energy & Utilities, Consumer & Retail, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Technology Officers, HR Officers, Financial Officers, Marketing Officers and Risk and Compliance.

This will allow us to better solve the diverse talent needs of our marketplace. The role of Associate/Senior Associate is critical for the identification and development of candidates for executive search projects, as well as assisting our Consultants with market intelligence and development of presentations and documents for business development purposes. We strongly believe in developing our own talent and often a vacant role is due to one of our talented Senior Associates promotion to Principal.


Working closely with engagement teams which will include Research Associates, other Associates/Senior Associates and Consultants, the primary responsibilities of the Associate/Senior Associate are to:

* Provide engagement execution support to the client and the team.
* Manage the various stages of the search process to always ensure the highest quality execution of client engagement.
* Lead the identification, qualification and (at "level two" onward) communication with candidates during the search engagement and informing the consultant of progress and issues.
* Capture and maintain accurate market, client and candidate information on the company's knowledge systems so as to both facilitate the search process and help convert business development opportunities.
* Inform the engagement team of any potential business development opportunities identified through the execution of the search process and support the appropriate consultant in its conversion.


The Associate/Senior Associate position at Korn Ferry is viewed as a critical position in identifying, recruiting and managing candidates through the search process. Successful Associates/Senior Associates have the opportunity to advance within the firm to the consultant level, where they will be responsible for generating new business and revenue. Associates/Senior Associates will develop skills and competencies through three "levels" before being ready to progress within the firm. These levels are:


A "level one" Associate/Senior Associate has exposure to various parts of the search process, principally focusing on: • Research: Participate in the creation of the source list/research strategy.

* Candidate Development: Mapping the market; calling/recruiting appropriate candidates; relevant market sourcing; preparing reports.
* Referencing: Limited exposure/input in referencing as directed by the Consultant.
* Data Capture: Collecting and entering appropriate information for the database; ensuring highest quality standards.
* Report Preparation: Assisting Consultant in creation of client facing documentation (candidate appraisals, reference reports, search progress reports).


A "level two" Senior Associate has more exposure throughout the search and is expected to lead elements of the process, supporting the consultant. The role broadens out to focus on:

* Research: Create the source list/research strategy, for agreement with the Consultant/ Client.
* Candidate Development: Full responsibility for the generation of relevant candidates for the project.
* Candidate Management: Support the Consultant with communication and coordination with Candidates (with the aid of AA/PC logistical support). Participation in interviews and referencing. • Report Preparation: Assist/lead the creation of client facing documentation.
* Client Participation: Involvement in project kick off meetings as well as project update/progress calls.
* Market/Centers of Expertise Participation: Expectation to be involved more broadly across the firm.
* International: Expectation to be involved in cross border search activity. Success in this role will be measured by team members that the Senior Associate works with, as well as the local/regional Market(s) Leader.


The "level three" Senior Associate is viewed as a high performer by the wider firm. They are expected to manage the search process for (multiple) Consultant(s) as well as supporting business development. A "level three" Senior Associate is expected to:

* Research: Lead/coordinate (managing Research Associates) the research process.
* Candidate Development: Lead candidate development across multiple projects. Teach/Support Research Associates to develop.
* Candidate Management: Support the Consultant with communication and coordination with Candidates (with the aid of AA/PC logistical support). Participation in interviews and referencing. • Report Preparation: Lead and own the creation of reports; assist in writing the position spec and candidate reports. • Client Participation: Business development support and participation.
* Involvement at kick off meetings; lead/support on progress calls and meetings.
* Market/Centers of Expertise Participation: Expectation to be involved more broadly across the firm.
* International: Expectation to be involved in cross boarder search activity.

By "Level three" Senior Associates will have the awareness and the proven ability to lead and complete a commercial transaction; this will involve the identification of the opportunity and an understanding of how to convert it into beneficial commercial terms.


The successful candidate will have three to seven years of professional experience and ideally, will have had exposure to one or more industries. In addition to having excellent communication skills, oral, written and listening, the candidate must possess the ability to make presentations at the executive levels of client companies. The ability to manage multiple projects effectively is most important. The ideal candidate must be self-confident and self-motivated, dynamic, accomplished, and viewed as an individual who can advance within Korn Ferry. Successful candidates will be highly motivated, have good judgment and possess superior interpersonal and evaluative skills. He/She will take direction well, be detail oriented and able to work well under deadline. The Associate/Senior Associate will be as comfortable working independently as they are part of a team. EDUCATION & SKILLS An undergraduate degree or equivalent is required; an MBA or other advanced degree is preferred. COMPENSATION Competitive base salary plus an

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