Consultant - Executive Search

Commercial · Budapest, Budapest
Department Commercial
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About The Big Search

The Big Search is a global talent advisory firm partnering with the world’s leading investors and technology companies shaping our future.


We’re a consulting organisation helping founders scale great companies, and we’re a technology company building the operating system for independent search consultants called Navis. In 2 of the 3 last years we’ve grown by 100-150% yoy (the other one was COVID 2020) and are aiming for similar numbers in the coming years. It’s a pretty fun ride!


We're about 170 FTE strong across Europe with big global plans. We have been working with companies such as Accel Partners, Northzone, Lego Ventures, Gorillas,, Vinted, Revolut, HelloFresh... (you can view more here: We're growing fast and we are looking for new colleagues to join our company.


Our team started in Amsterdam but has grown to London, Berlin, Skopje and Budapest – and that’s just the beginning. In 2022 we’re launching in Latin America, France, and the Nordics. We’re looking for the sharpest minds in the talent space to join our mission. As a company that values openness, we’ll say now that we motivate our employees to go further than they’ve ever gone before and along the way, there are rewards, excitement, new opportunities, fellowship and growth.

The Role

We are looking to hire an Executive Search Consultant who will work closely with our Directors and Senior Consultants on key leadership searches, manage and own their own projects, and lead a team of Researchers and Talent Operations.

Critical for this role is a deep understanding of best-in-class executive search processes, a strong interest in the technology space, as well as a commercial mindset and bottom-up leadership style.

Consultants are supported by an organisation that only has one focus: improving the way we operate so that clients and candidates enjoy a better experience. This includes the People team, Ops & Sales Ops, BI, and of course Product & Engineering. Consultants collaborate closely with the leads of these functions to ensure their teams have everything they need and to feedback the voice of our customers and candidates.

You will:

  • Lead executive searches for our clients and work with your team of researchers and coordinators to successfully execute on them.
  • Nurture our relationship with our existing clients and make sure we are their go-to option for all scaling needs.
  • Be an advisor to leaders in tech and Venture Capital and build long-lasting relationships with them.
  • Partner with Directors and Senior Consultants in the business on business development activities, actively seek to grow our Executive Search and RPO business.
  • Lead and grow your team of Researchers and Talent Operations.

You have:

  • 3+ years experience in leading Executive Search firms.
  • Deep understanding of best-in-class executive search processes.
  • Experience in being part of pitches and winning new business.
  • Ability to teach and mentor.
  • Knowledge and network in the tech and VC industry is nice to have.
  • Experience in leading a team, especially remotely, is nice to have.

What We Offer

  • We are incredibly mission-driven, focusing on supporting companies that are solving hard problems and shape our future in a positive way
  • Rock-solid culture that’s built on our first and most important value: People
  • Join a world-class team. Our people come from tier 1 talent consultancies as well as some of the world’s top technology organisations
  • Be part of building what the future of talent consulting will look like. There’s a tremendous opportunity to capture
  • We pay our people at the top of the market
  • Plenty of autonomy and freedom and space for you to do your thing – we never micromanage
  • A global, diverse, international team and culture. We celebrate differences in every aspect. The more ways to look at a problem to solve it the better

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    Budapest, Budapest
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