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Associate Consultant

Job in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Posted

Degree level

Associate / Foundation

Job function

Sales

Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Native)

Work experience

0 to 3 years

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Established in 2002, Oliver James Associates is a multiple-award-winning, global specialist recruitment partner to the Financial Services, Professional Services, Commerce & Industry sectors. We have grown organically and consistently over the past 17 years to become a renowned search & selection organisation, with a current headcount of over 450 employees operating out of 11 offices in London, Manchester, Dublin, Amsterdam, Milan, Frankfurt, Brussels, Zurich, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.  2019 was another record-breaking year for Oliver James Associates, and we saw our turnover increase to £130Million.

We are currently seeking an Associate Consultant for our Amsterdam office. Associate Consultants are a vital part of our business, we offer a fully supported environment for non-experienced recruiters to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of our niche markets prior to promotion to a Recruitment Consultant role.  You will join an established group of experts, working alongside Senior Consultants and Associate Directors to assist in the development and growth of some of our most successful teams globally.

We are looking for proven business to business sales professionals who have excelled in a targeted environment now looking for a rewarding career path. To be successful you must demonstrate your ability to learn and commitment to achieve your personal and work goals.  You must be a strong communicator and be confident speaking to professionals as you will spend much of your time networking with senior-level candidates.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively create, maintain, and develop a network of candidates via sales focused telephone activity
  • Proactively promote Oliver James Associates business and services to all contacts in order to generate new client business
  • Identify and establish sales leads and follow up with approaches to appropriate target clients
  • Keep up with current and anticipated demand of candidates with a clearly outlined skillset, maximising efficiency through the effective use of LinkedIn and internal databases
  • Assist Senior Consultants in mapping a candidate pool in response to the client’s hiring requirements
  • Screen, interview and assess candidates in line with company standards to ensure a thorough understanding of their job and career requirements
  • Present matched candidates to client requirements in a proactive and consultative manner

Experience

  • Ideally, you will have 6-24 months business to business sales experience or will have worked as a Trainee Recruiter with up to 12 months experience
  • You must be confident on the phone, able to build rapport quickly and establish long-lasting relationships
  • You must demonstrate that you are ambitious, results-driven, self-motivated and naturally competitive

Remuneration

We work hard and enjoy ourselves at the same time. As well as a salary and market-leading commission structure we offer Associate Consultants:

  • Excellent Social Calendar – including High achiever incentives; Group Summer and Christmas Parties; Friday drinks every week; Frequent team nights out and events
  • Health & Wellbeing Initiatives - Extended lunch breaks for gym-goers; Fresh Fruit delivered daily
  • Generous holiday entitlement – including Christmas shut-down not requiring annual leave

 We have an award-winning Learning and Development team, so we provide training for all employees across all office locations, to ensure that you are consistently challenged and developed. A role with Oliver James Associates is not just a job, it’s a career!

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Established in 2002, Oliver James Associates is an award-winning, global specialist recruitment partner to the Financial Services, Professional Services, Commerce & Industry sectors. We have grown organically and consistently over the past 18 years to become a renowned search & selection organisation, with a current headcount of over 450 employees operating out of 11 offices in London, Manchester, Dublin, Amsterdam, Milan, Frankfurt, Brussels, Zurich, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Staffing
Amsterdam
Active in 11 countries
450 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 27 years

What employees are saying

Julien Fabius

Managing Director - Benelux

Julien Fabius

Julien Fabius joined Oliver James in 2010 and is now Director of Oliver James Associates’ Benelux. Why OJ? I was attracted to working for Oliver James mainly due to the unique recruitment methodology and that the company operates at a senior level alongside having supportive and spirited Directors.

David Shotton

Vice President - NYC

David Shotton

David Shotton came from a sporting background and joined OJ in 2016 as a Trainee Consultant who took the leap of faith and moved across the world to New York City. David is now Vice President and the go-to for his market, he was also the 2019 record breaking top permanent biller!