Senior level retained executive search & interim solutions for the private sector

As part of the world’s leading talent strategy specialist group, Hays Executive has been working with a wide range of commercial and private sector organisations for 30 years. Our clients range from multinational and FTSE listed corporations to specialist consultancies, SMEs and emerging businesses. We successfully deliver on board level appointments including C-suite, chair and other non-executive roles, as well as a wide range of functionally specialist and challenging positions.

Our credentials

We successfully deliver on over 300 senior executive assignments each year, taking a fresh and innovative approach and providing bespoke research and candidate identification. Our in-house research and sourcing teams help ensure complete control of the whole process as well as delivering a cost-effective service – encouraging applications from those high achieving individuals not actively seeking a career move.

Using our networks and research teams to penetrate specific market sectors and source from our clients’ key competitors, we are able to finalise more than 97% of the appointments that we are retained on. We also offer bespoke benchmarking services to complement campaigns, ensuring that your reward package is effectively market tested before initiating a search process.

With 250 offices in 33 countries, we are part of a truly global network. This ensures that professionals can be identified, approached and secured from wherever they are based around the world. As talent specialists we advise on growth strategies, succession planning and acquisition targets, supporting many clients in ambitious programmes of expansion.

Our approach

By building genuine partnerships, we ensure that the solutions we recommend are based on a thorough understanding of each organisation’s goals and objectives, as well as the specific challenges of the mandate. We are fully focused on delivering a successful outcome for our clients: high-calibre appointees who are embedded and achieving with the organisation from their first day. We work with our clients to identify the key challenges and opportunities of an appointment, using that knowledge to attract a wide range of professionals from within varied target organisations.

Our markets

Our consultants are dedicated to a range of specific market sectors, bringing many years of experience and focusing on delivery, going the extra mile to complete each assignment.

We recruit to the following positions via retained executive search:

  • Chair and main board members
  • General management – CEO, COO, CTO, CIO, MD, general manager, etc.
  • Non-executive – chair, non-executive board member, advisory roles, etc.
  • Heads of functional specialisms – HR, finance, IT, legal, sales and marketing, procurement, manufacturing etc.

We work across a wide range of sectors including:

  • Utilities and energy
  • Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain and transportation (automotive) 
  • Logistics, supply chain and transportation
  • Outsourcing and consultancy
  • Innovation and technology
  • Construction and property
  • Central and local government

For more information on how Hays Executive can assist you, contact us on 020 7259 8743 or send us an email.


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