Executive Search Consultant

Boston, MA

On-site / Competitive Salary + Bonus / Structured Career Progression

Continuous investment in your personal development with external training

The Opportunity

Gibson Watts, a global advisory, is investing significantly into its Executive Search practice and North American business. After successfully executing the first phase of our strategy, establishing the Gibson Watts brand, we are now moving into phase two – growth! With a high functioning executive search function that is currently delivering work across three continents. The business has secured major contracts with global brands, it is now looking to recruit either a Head of Executive Search US, or senior / experienced Executive Search Consultants capable of contributing significantly to the growth of this practice. The ambitions of those leading the firm, coupled with the potential event horizon in the medium-to-long term make this a compelling proposition and not something readily available to most within executive search.


The Role

You will be tasked with winning and delivering executive search, and leadership advisory assignments. You will be supported by an in-house research team and marketing function to assist these activities. We are not structured into industry or functional practices but the preference is that you focus your efforts on the ‘green energy’ markets. You will be able to develop an expertise or remain broad and generalist. The remit is simple:

  • Win Business
  • Deliver Business
  • Grow a team / practice

The team have been delivering C-Suite and Leadership roles globally, with a focus on the energy sector. The majority of these have supported the development of a diversity, equality, and inclusion strategy on behalf of our clients. We are eager to maintain this approach and continue to play a pivotal role in DE&I.


Candidate Profile

We are looking for a consultant ideally with familiarity of the renewable energy market, but this is not a prerequisite. The successful candidate will:


  • Have a background in executive search.
  • Will bring a demonstrable track record of success and achievement in all previous organizations.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to work with many difference people and a commitment to inclusion and diversity.
  • Have the ability to engage with senior stakeholders from board to C-Suite level
  • Be able to deliver excellence in client assignments and become a trusted advisor to senior leaders.
  • Be able to provide insightful advice to clients and internally.
  • Have strong selling skills with an ability to see through a project till the end, a good sense of timing, persistence, and patience.
  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset, with a high level of start-starting energy, but have a trong willingness to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Be able to work autonomously, in a flat, non-hierarchical company structure with a culture of unity and collaboration.
  • Be intellectually curious with a broad outlook, bringing creative thinking, and common sense.


Compensation Package and Location 

  • Executive Search Consultant / Principal / Head of US Executive Search
  • Boston, Massachusetts, with hybrid working • Competitive salary + annual bonus
  • Structured career progression • Continuous investment in your personal development with external training
  • Success by contributing towards the long-term ambition of the business.


You will be joining

Gibson Watts brings together the finest recruitment and search professionals with a dedicated focus on our core market, the energy transition, and in particular, Hydrogen, where we have developed a first-class global reputation for delivering to a myriad of clients as this market expands rapidly. By providing an exceptional and tailored service, we help businesses identify and employ the best talent in the market.

The successful candidate will want to do something different, be part of something amazing and enjoy the benefits of their success.

Learn more about this role in the assignment brief 


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