Assistant / Associate to VP Operations and Human Resoruces, EMEA
Regístrate gratis
Volver a la portada > Ofertas de empleo > Ofertas de empleo en Barcelona > Ofertas de empleo en Hay Group > Assistant / Associate to VP Operations and Human Resoruces, EMEA

Assistant / Associate to VP Operations and Human Resoruces, EMEA

Descripción de la oferta

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.

Our executive recruitment professionals, many of whom joined our firm from senior positions in the industry sectors they now serve, conduct more than 10,000 senior-level searches for clients worldwide each year. Our consultants are based in nearly 80 offices in 40 countries in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The industry-sector knowledge and global reach of our firm ensures that our clients have access to the most qualified candidates for every position.

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.
The Assistant/Associate works closely with the VP Operations to deliver unsurpassed People Solutions as well Quality and Process. This temporary employment is planned out for 4 months to cover pre-maternity of one of the lead team members. In the role the Associate will help the organization to deliver a high quality service to clients during the administration of assignments and providing centralizing value add services. The tasks listed below are an extract of some of the items that might be entrusted to the candidate, but also other elements may be add ad hoc.

The position is based in Barcelona Spain, the manager resides in multiple locations of which Barcelona is one. During the 4 months engagement, with a possibility to potentially, not guaranteed, extend or to convert to permanent, the associate should be working from the office in Barcelona. Teleworking (working from home office) once a week can be arranged.

Talent - People

• Conduct the operational process for Induction planning for all new staff in EMEA
• Support the Coaching and Mentoring program operationally
• Maintain and build in cooperation with the Head of Research EMEA and the VP Operations a meaningful and efficient Master Class schedule
• Maintain accurate data in the Information system, on attendance of all training and events as outlined above
• Support all promotion processes in EMEA operationally
• Maintain accurate records and anniversaries of staff and organize relevant gifts and recognitions
• Run a reliable Exit interview with quarterly reporting to the European Operating Committee


• Maintain a library of knowledge presentation, continuously updated for all Master Classes and inductions
• Create and update independently, following basic instruction, project presentations, and change management presentation
• Provide support and guidance to operational and functional as well as support staff on all operational aspects and process
• Act as knowledge broker


• Support VP Operations with regular and ad hoc reporting on processes and quality in close cooperation with Head of Research
• Provide and research information on internal as well as external aspects as instructed by VP Operations and Head of Research

The Associate also must have:

• Excellent communication skills; written, spoken as well as listening. The Associate will be articulate and persuasive, and able to communicate complex matters in a straightforward, clear and concise manner.

The Associate Operations position at Korn Ferry is viewed as a critical support position for the business with an international outlook. It is a key role for the success of the operational backbone of Korn Ferry EMEA.

An Associate has exposure to various parts of the business processes, and therefore must have:

• Good organizational and administrative skills.
• Ability to use own initiative.
• Excellent communication skills, with an eye for detail.
• Ability to handle issues of a confidential nature with tact and diplomacy.
• On occasions, ability to work under extreme pressure and to tight deadlines.
• Be observant of processes and persuasive in reminding and convincing g the team to return to the standard when deviating precariously from the corporate line
• Have a good sense of timing and project management
• The ability to multitask and remain calm even in hectic times
• Can set priority and exercise good judgment

To achieve this, the Associate requires:
• Practical application of intellect
• Maturity of outlook
• Problem solving and prioritization ability
• Communication skills – both written and oral
• Professionalism including integrity and ethics
• Ability to deliver quality in all its forms
• Tenacity
• Self-confidence
• Strong team orientation
• High energy level
• Resilience
• Computer Literacy
• Rigour

In addition the Associate is expected to be proficient in the latest versions of MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel and be the expert in these tools an supersede the knowledge of any Operations team member in these.

The successful candidate will have first basic professional experience and ideally, will have had exposure to one or more of the industries/functions that the firm focuses on in at least short term assignments, or has demonstrated the nascent required skills already in a role in the Firm. If the candidate brings experience out of the travel o hospitality industry this could prove advantageous. On the other hand experience in a larger international organization and/or in recruitment will facilitate the contextual entry into the role.

In addition to having excellent communication skills, oral, written and listening, the candidate must possess the ability to articulate and present his/her findings. 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.

Korn Ferry is an equal opportunity employer and will consider application based on merit, competencies and skill. The position is open to candidates of all genders and diverse backgrounds, holding a work permit for Spain.


• Understanding the Business
Knows the business and the mission-critical technical and functional skills needed to do the job; understands various types of business propositions and understands how businesses operate in general; learns new methods and technologies easily.
• Keeping on Point
Can quickly separate the mission-critical from the nice to dos and the trivials; quickly senses what’s the next most useful thing to work on; focuses on the critical few tasks that really add value and puts aside or delays the rest.
• Getting Organised
Is well organised, resourceful, and planful; effective and efficient at marshalling multiple resources to get things done; lays out tasks in sufficient detail to mark the trail; is able to get things done with less and in less time; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing track; foresees and plans around obstacles.
• Managing Work Processes
Is an effective process, work flow, and systems designer; is good at figuring out what to measure to track progress; sets up systems that can almost manage themselves; is a master at the effectiveness and efficiency of work systems; can quickly diagnose and fix a work flow problem; always looking for incremental process improvement.
• Dealing With Trouble
Fearlessly takes on all issues, challenges, and people; comfortably confronts and works through conflict; delivers negative feedback and messages without hesitation; deals promptly and fairly with problem performers; lets everyone know where they stand; thrives in crises and is energised by tough challenges; not afraid to make negative decisions and take tough action; challenges the
status quo.
• Focusing on Action and Outcomes
Attacks everything with drive and energy with an eye on the bottom line; not afraid to initiate action before all the facts are known; drives to finish everything he/she starts.
• Being Organisationally Savvy
Manoeuvres well to get things done; “maze bright” and operates smoothly across boundaries; knows where to go to get what he/she needs; politically aware and agile; knows what the right thing to do is; presents views and arguments well.

An undergraduate degree or equivalent is required; an MBA or another advanced degree is preferred. High degree of oral and written English is essential.






3 años de experiencia

Datos de la oferta


A convenir

Jornada Laboral:

Jornada Completa

Tipo de contrato:

Trabajo Temporal
Recibe ofertas como esta en tu email

Inscríbete en la oferta

Comparte esta oferta:
  • LinkedIn
O envíasela a un amigo por email: