Resourcer / Research Associate

Short Job Description: 

Esteemed, reputable recruitment firm within a niche market, requires the services of a Research Associate to assist with Talent mapping and identifying suitable incumbents.  Essential requirements include being degree qualified, some experience in conducting research assignments (of any nature), and highly proficient in MS Office. Financial services experience would be a huge advantage. 

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Claremont office
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Required Qualification: 
Required computer program skills: 
Touch typing, MS Office
Estimated hours (state hours per day or week): 
6-8 hours per day
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R15k-R25k pm
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Full Job Description: 

Reporting to the Managing Partner, the Research Associate will have four areas of responsibility:  1. Candidate resourcing and relationship building 2. Talent mapping 3. Market Research 4. General Business Support. 

English - well-spoken and communication skills must be exceptional as all communication will be with high net-worth clients.

Travel:  once per quarter in Johannesburg, overnight stay. 

On the resourcing side, you will support the Managing Partner with screening and interviewing professionals looking to work in our sectors; uploading their details onto the database; and matching suitable candidates to vacancies as directed. This will take approximately 70% of your time. 
In Research, you will perform extensive primary and secondary research to build a detailed understanding of the investment markets in South Africa. This includes identifying potential new clients, new markets, and demand for value-add services. This will take 20% of your time. 
The balance will be on marketing strategy, general brand promotion, and ad hoc support for the Managing Partner as needed. 
This is an excellent role for a creative, bright and hard-working individual who enjoys having interesting, intellectual conversations with candidates and clients. You should be interested in recruitment and/or research activities, be ambitious, an all-rounder, prepared to roll up their sleeves, and able to utilise a diverse skill set.  
To be successful in this role you must aspire to a standard of excellence in customer service, be a self-starter, empathetic, and solution-driven. We are ethical, put the client first in all that we do, and maintain a desirable reputation in our markets. 
You must have outstanding spoken and written English and demonstrate high attention to detail. The firm is highly active in digital networking and online personal brand building which we expect you to embrace. The ideal candidate will be degree qualified, some experience in conducting research assignments (of any nature), and highly competent in Microsoft programmes. Financial services experience would be a huge advantage. 

Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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