Job Overview

Managing Consultant / Associate Director – Europe

Location: London Salary: £Competitive
Type: Permanent Contact: Sanjeev Vegad
Posted: 7 months ago

If you are multi-lingual and possess experience in recruiting within the European markets with a track record of placing mid-to-senior level candidates, then we would be very keen to speak to you about an exciting opportunity. The European team focuses on building on our London Market relationships and track record by providing existing and new clients with a first class recruitment service in the insurance sector.

Who are Eames?

We are a fast-growing and reputable recruitment firm operating in the Financial and Professional Services sectors. With 130 staff and offices in London, Reading, Zurich, Singapore and Hong Kong, we’ve experienced year on year growth since our inception in 2002.

We are proud of the culture we have developed here and the strongest endorsement of this is hearing what our people have to say. So don’t just take it from us – here are some of the reasons our team have told us they love working for Eames.

  • High performing workforce
  • Established brand in the market
  • Believable values and vision
  • Mature environment
  • Supportive and patient
  • Visible hands-on management team

A bit about the team

The wider Broking, Claims & Underwriting team has 10 consultants, all ranging in seniority and background, with each individual focusing on their chosen markets.  The team has an autonomous style of working, allowing consultants to pursue their interests and specialisms.

In 2017 we launched our European desk which has successfully grown our footprint into continental Europe.  The European team currently consists of 2 Consultants covering Iberia, France and Benelux. 

The Broking, Claims & Underwriting division is led by a hands-on and well-respected partner who has experience in hiring consultants from varying backgrounds and developing them into market specialists.  The team can offer the following:

  • 65+ years’ combined experience to leverage off
  • A prestigious list of clients include Lloyd’s Syndicates, international insurers, brokers and MGAs
  • A mature working environment- not KPI-heavy or a hard sales environment
  • A division boasting some of Eames’ most successful consultants
  • A number of accolades won including our High Achiever’s Club, Director’s Lunch, Manager of the Year and all-expense paid holidays

What will you be doing?

Focusing specifically on the European markets (operating from our head office in London), we are seeking a driven individual to:

  • Lead, manage and grow the European team
  • Act as a hands-on recruiter focusing on the European insurance market
  • Develop business from new and existing clients
  • Provide a consultative service which will encompass a strong knowledge of the insurance market
  • Work closely with our clients in order to attract upper quartile talent in line with  expectations via all relevant channels – this will include some travel to key European territories on a quarterly basis
  • Design and implement a strategy which will see the European team grow into additional territories and disciplines
  • Attract and hire top class consultants to join the team
  • Collaborate with the other divisions within Eames in order to seek out opportunities and develop new client relationships

Skills & experience required

  • Multi-lingual (speaking at least one of German / French / Spanish) with previous recruitment experience within professional / financial services with a strong billing record
  • Previous experience of management / leadership in a recruitment role
  • Smartly presented with excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Previous experience of developing new client relationships
  • Ability to develop technical knowledge in new disciplines
  • Tenacity and perseverance
  • Energy, enthusiasm, drive and competitive edge
  • Degree educated (preferred but not essential)