SPENCER STUART Associate, Industrial Practice Energy Industry in HOUSTON, Texas

SSI (U.S.) Inc. d/b/a Spencer Stuart Spencer Stuart is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Industrial Practice Each year, our global Industrial Practice conducts 1,600 searches, ranging from the world's leading companies to entrepreneurial startups. Approximately half of all industrial searches we conduct are for companies with annual revenues of $500 million or less. Our more than 130+ dedicated consultants bring a diversity of market experience to their work, as well as long-standing, personal relationships with the most sought-after leaders across 12 industry sectors. Our global Industrial Practice is modeled to reflect the cross-border presence of our clients - we operate within a network that spans strategic markets worldwide. Position Summary Spencer Stuart is seeking to recruit an Associate, Industrial Practice (Energy Industry) to be located in our Houston office. The Associate plays an important role in executing searches by identifying, attracting, and developing candidates who match our client's requirements. The Associate then validates and assesses the candidate's business experiences and professional competencies to determine how they relate to a client's specific need, and ultimately prepares them for consideration by our clients. The Associate helps to manage and advise clients through regular updates, providing them with market feedback and insight into candidate's motivations, strengths and development needs. In addition, the Associate plays a key role in supporting business development efforts by conducting background research, preparing business development materials and attending new business pitches, when appropriate. Associates are expected to acquire deep and insightful candidate pool knowledge over time. The right candidates for the Associate role will bring strong business acumen, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and excellent communication and advisory skills to the role. They must possess exemplary project management skills, a customer-service orientation and a team mentality, as well as professional presence and polish. The Associate will work internally with a variety of Consultants in all segments of the practice, and externally with diverse, senior-level executives and board members. Key Responsibilities Contribute actively to the start-up phase of the search by participating in client kick-off meetings with the consultant and assisting in the development of the search strategy and target list of companies. Gather relevant information regarding the appropriate industries and target companies, including identifying potential prospects and sources. Represent client effectively in the marketplace discussing the opportunity with relevant executives. Validate potential candidates through reference and source calls. Partner with the Consultant to develop and present a slate of approximately four to six qualified candidates to each client. Anticipate what needs to drive the search to closure and be prepared to supply additional information, such as related industry/segment trends, market findings, reaction to the opportunity, compensation data, etc., gained during the course of a search. Contribute to the preparation of position specification, candidate presentations and reference reports adhering to the Firm's assessment methodology. Communicate effectively with the Consultant and Executive Assistant and remain fully abreast of search developments, in order to communicate accurately and credibly regarding the assignment. CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION: KEY SELECTION CRITERIA Ideal Experience Business experience At least three to five years of business within the energy industry; alternatively, could also come from consulting, private equity/banking, public accounting or the legal profession having previously served energy clients. Prior exper