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Executive Search Consultant

Executive Search Consultant

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Collaborative Strategies Inc.
US-MO-St. Louis

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We are entrepreneurs who serve entrepreneurial organizations.


As the St. Louis region’s leading strategic planning firm, CSI’s clients include growing organizations throughout the Midwest and beyond.  We are most often tapped by closely held companies in a variety of service industries, manufacturing, and distribution sectors with annual sales ranging from $5 million to $500 million.  We also serve the not-for-profit organizations that attract the leadership of business owners and civic leaders as directors. 


CSI’s boutique search practice has been connecting executive talent with opportunity since 1994. We take pride in matching top leaders with great opportunities at entrepreneurial organizations. Learn more about us at


Reporting to CSI's President, key accountabilities include:


  • Adopt the CSI Recruitment Methodology - Understand and adopt the CSI methodology, a consultative process working alongside the client throughout the entire engagement (discovery through recruitment), focusing on the quality of candidates and cultural fit rather than the quantity of candidates presented. 
  • Client Consultation & Discovery – Facilitate productive meetings with clients to discuss their needs and expectations, company background and culture, position responsibilities, reporting structure, criteria and compensation structure.  Utilize this information to create compelling position announcements that will attract top talent.
  • Candidate Sourcing – Cultivate relationships to connect CSI clients to top talent.  Ensure we have access to wide range of qualified professionals through both networking and identifying the appropriate advertising venues to raise awareness. Utilize LinkedIn, social media and other online sources to generate candidate leads.
  • Candidate Evaluation – Interview and evaluate candidates across a wide range of functions and industries to determine their potential fit with our clients.  Work alongside the client throughout the interview process, co-facilitating interviews, coordinating next steps and logistics, ultimately leading clients to make an informed hiring decision.     
  • Recruitment & Onboarding:  Assist client in the preparation of offers and compensation packages for selected candidates.  Assist clients in preparing a “First 90 Day” orientation process, including the establishment of mutually-agreed upon goals and performance measurements.  Stay in contact with clients and placements to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Business Development - Create and maintain productive, on-going relationships with key decision-makers and senior managers at prospective and existing client organizations.  Accompany CSI partners in marketing meetings and lead marketing meetings as appropriate.  Develop proposals for search engagements.
  • Administrative – Maintain search pipelines and candidate information through our online applicant tracking system and online assessment platform.  Ensure timely follow up with candidates regarding their status.  Track hours and expenses to be billed on a monthly basis.
  • Community Engagement – Develop a community presence through active involvement in networking, teaching, speaking, and community service.  Participate in relevant professional organizations.
  • Client and Candidate Experience – Raving fans (both clients and candidates) drive our business.  Respect for clients, candidates, CSI colleagues, outside partners and all other constituents, coupled with professional and ethical behavior is expected at all times.



  • Minimum of 7-10 years experience in a professional position developing a skill set comprised of one or more of the following: (1) employee recruiting and talent assessment skills, (2) human resources management, (3) project management and implementation skills, (4) organizational design skills.
  • Undergraduate degree is required. Masters in a relevant subject area (MBA, Human Resources, Psychology, etc.) from an elite school is highly preferred.
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, unstructured environment with minimal supervision.
  • Intelligent, mature self-starter with solid leadership and team-building skills.
  • Demonstrated history of building a practice (or service-oriented business).
  • Must be client-oriented and responsive with a high sense of urgency. Must enjoy meeting new people, building relationships and making connections.
  • Extremely strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Confident and professional demeanor balanced by evidence of empathy.
  • Must have a command presence.