Amrop Industrial Search Executive Search

Amrop Industrial Search continues to build upon its specialty as a retained executive search firm. Our mandates are middle to senior level executives including Chief Executive Officers, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, General Managers, and Directors in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

SMALL COMPANY AGILITY WITH LARGE COMPANY REACH

Deep experience in both large and small recruiting firms lends Amrop Industrial Search the advantages of both while minimizing their limitations. Most importantly:

  • Accountability – An experienced partner will lead and execute every aspect of your search 
  • High Rate of Success – 96% success rate over 20+ years (larger competitors have completion rates as low as 70%) 
  • Commitment – Amrop Industrial Search invests the time to know you well prior to embarking on each project 
  • Flexibility – Out-of-the-box thinking, problem solving attitude, and adaptive pricing 
  • First-Hand Industry Knowledge – Actual experience in sectors served 
  • Global Expertise – Hands-on experience in Europe and Asia 
  • No Conflicts of Interest – We have a fraction of current conflicts or off-limits constraints that hinder larger firms

A PLATFORM FOR SUCCESSFUL RECRUITMENT:

  • Focus on the attainable goals and milestones for the position not the “spec.” Keep asking, “What does success look like for this individual in 1-2 years?” 
  • Diversity of thought, style and perspective are important. Avoid hiring in your own likeness while still achieving an ideal “fit” 
  • Be frank about the challenges and obstacles faced in the project. If we acknowledge issues, they can be addressed 
  • Try to ensure that any surprises to the candidate are pleasant ones 
  • Demand that your search partners understand your business more deeply than just the current assignment 
  • Successful recruitment is predicated on excellent sales skills. Help your recruiter sell all the great things about your organization while being forthright about the challenges 
  • Engage in true partnership during the entire process 
  • Take an active role 
  • Give your search firm unabashed feedback on candidates, interview results and the overall process 
  • When you have identified a finalist caliber candidate, move forward. There is a “cadence to every search project” and a half-life to candidate interest and enthusiasm

A HANDS-ON THOROUGH RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Amrop Industrial Search takes pride in maintaining hands-on partner management and involvement throughout the entire search project while you benefit from ongoing attention and availability. Establishing a trusting relationship with you is of the utmost importance, so from the outset Amrop Industrial Search spends a significant amount of time getting to know your organization.

The firm establishes a solid understanding of your organizational requirements and business culture, as well as specific business experience and expectations. Amrop Industrial Search recognizes that the failure of a candidate post-hire is generally not due to a lack of background or experience, but rather his/her cultural fit within an organization. The necessity of a candidate’s successful integration into an organization’s unique corporate landscape is understood.

After a thorough assessment of the position and candidate requirements, Amrop Industrial Search researches an extensive database and leverages industry access to senior executives to develop a list of qualified candidates. Candidates are then extensively evaluated through a series of personal interviews.

A PROVEN, SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE ASSESSMENT PHILOSOPHY:

  • A reputation for high achievement within industry or functional group is mandatory 
  • International/multi-cultural experience is neither good nor bad, just different 
  • Leaders work and relate well with their intellectual equals, but intelligence without arrogance is the key 
  • Never sacrifice executive presence and keen relationship-building skills for technical skills 
  • A history of achievement and results is an excellent indicator of future performance 
  • Honor and integrity are factors that cannot be compromised 
  • Leadership skills and interpersonal style are critical for a good cultural fit 
  • An outstanding work ethic is indispensable 
  • A solid reputation for organization development will help avoid future needs for executive recruiting 
  • There is no replacement for experience: we seek achievement in a prior comparable position or extensive preparatory experience