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Extensive experience engaging with senior leaders

A successful Executive Search requires commercial intelligence alongside full immersion in your organisation’s culture. 

Senior Leadership Team dynamics are pivotal to the success of any company. Finding the person with the right skills, experience and approach cannot be rushed. You need the right person, and you need them to hit the ground running. You need them to stick around. 

A professionally managed process is critical to the success of a senior recruitment project.

Why OutThere Executive Search?

The OutThere team have provided a high quality Senior Level Search, Succession Planning and Talent Mapping service for the past decade.

Our team manages a portfolio of local and national positions.

We have a wealth of experience, engaging with Senior Managers, Heads of Department, and Directors through to C-Suite Executives that are not easily reachable using internal business resources. We exceed client expectations, secure trust and rapport quickly ensuring a positive experience for all executives throughout the process.

OutThere have an extensive and diverse network as well as the skill and confidence to attract, connect and engage, with discretion and professionalism at this level.

We have delivered senior level head hunting services across all of the major sectors in the UK.

Corporate and Investment Banking; Engineering; Energy; Financial Services; FinTech; FMCG; Hedge Funds; Hospitality; Insurance; Manufacturing; Private Banking; Retail; Renewables; Information Technology; Telco.

We will work with you to understand the complete role – not just skills needed, but personality and team profile.

We can support this with Psychometric Profiling during the interview process, should you require, to help assess the person match.

Your corporate ethos is at the heart of the recruitment process.

We are experienced interviewers and will support you with the selection process if required. 

Once you have a  preferred candidate, using us to pull together the final package gives you the best opportunity for a successful appointment.

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Build a profile

Engage us to help put your role profile together, researching the market and promoting your brand. 

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Save yourself time, stress and money by engaging us to manage your senior head hunting process.

Our discreet team specialise in the search and selection of both C-Suite and Director Level engagements.

What does it take to deliver a successful senior executive recruitment project?

A successful Executive Recruitment project that delivers first class outcomes, requires commercial business intelligence, creativity, initiative, a methodical approach and the ability to be fully immersed in the organisation’s culture and the Board/Senior Leadership Team dynamics. Having total insight of psychometric profile interpretation is invaluable.

We believe that each element is critical to the success of the project and ultimately the lifespan of the appointment. This level of hire cannot be rushed and demands a huge investment of time, flexibility and patience.

The best is worth waiting for and that is why OutThere secure “Extraordinary Leaders”.

What does our Senior Executive Search Process look like?

The key to making your senior level recruitment easier is to make it smarter. As an experienced Senior Executive Search firm, we harness the power of information, talent mapping and data analytics to take a cultural and strategic approach to the process.

We thoroughly immerse ourselves in both the culture and objectives of the hiring organisation. Once established, a meticulous process is followed to identify and fine tune the exact profile of the “Model Executive Hire”. This process is simple yet highly effective.


1. Explore and Understand

The first step of the process is to profile the hiring organisation. Here we establish existing culture as well as culture goals. In our experience, exploring a little further than your industry sector can bring creativity, innovation and add value in supporting periods of change and transformation to your organisation. It also allows us to see if there are any skill gaps and missing links, whilst protecting the current team dynamics where appropriate.

2. Profiling the “Model Executive Hire”

The next step is to understand the search priorities. This is defined by the following – core competencies, relevant experience, key achievements, industry knowledge, personal development, personality profile, motivators and career aspirations.

This clear outline and candidate profile is established with the employer early on in the search process, to ensure that the search is correctly targeted, stays on track throughout, and also forms the basis for the job description. This way everyone understands the key attributes that the successful candidate must possess.

3. Market Mapping and Talent Implementation

We are advocates of Market Mapping and the Market Study. It allows us to do a deep delve and exploration of the market in terms of industries and competitors to see who’s ‘OutThere’ and what your organisation structure could look like with varying team dynamics.

We will then fully screen all potential candidates to ensure they meet the criteria of the role, understand their motivations and likelihood to consider a move, and provide regular search updates throughout.

4. Offer Management & Completion

The good thing about OutThere is that we support our clients with everything that sits within the employee lifecycle. Therefore, once your shortlist of candidates have been selected through in-depth, in-person or video-conference interviews, we can assist you with the interview stage.

All of this can take a lot of time, and we are well adept at maintaining confidential communications with candidates of interest to ensure they remain engaged in the process. We will also gather references and can take on the role of communicating feedback to any unsuccessful candidates.

When a final preferred candidate is selected, we will work closely with the client and candidate to pull together an attractive package that is agreeable to both parties.

5. Retention

We will not only find you the best candidate for the job, but will assist you in assuring a smooth transition into the role. This can often involve training and development, health and safety and employee wellbeing, in order to ensure a positive and mindful workplace for allSenior Senior .

Who’s ‘OutThere’? - Market Mapping / Market Study / Talent Mapping

We are an experienced executive recruitment company – advocates of Market Mapping and the Market Study. A deep delve and exploration of the market to see who’s OutThere, what your organisation structure could look like and the varying team dynamics potential.

Whether you want to grow or are curious about Talent in the market – OutThere can explore and advise.

Hiring at C-Suite or Director Level isn’t a job for a traditional recruiter.

What does our Market Mapping/Market Study process look like?

We can deliver a detailed Market Study and Talent Map. This is paired with organisational and geographical analytics to identify the potential calibre and overall costs for “High Value” C-Level and Director engagements. Having structured conversations at this level can take time.

Stage 1. An initial needs discussion/meeting to clarify – The scope and scale of the study and which competitor/comparator companies to study.

Stage 2. A Data Capture/Geographical Skill Set Analysis to establish – The volume of executives geographically that meet your search criteria commonly known as “The Talent Pool”.  The salary/package expectations of  “The Talent Pool”. The career history break down of the “The Talent Pool” and the competitor/comparator hiring companies.

Stage 3. Meet the Market/Talent Pool – Establish personal connections from “The Talent Pool”. Key Executives are identified and 1-2-1 fact finding sessions are attended.

Stage 4. Results Reported – Geographical Analytics. Market Study, Talent Map and organisational structure of circa 5 competitors. 

Contact OutThere for your Executive Recruitment Strategy

If your company is experiencing dramatic growth, requires a rare candidate, has created a new position that falls outside of your expertise, needs to perform a secret search or is looking to add diversity to your team; then we strongly suggest that you use an external specialist to complete your executive recruitment process.

After all, the competitive advantage your company will benefit from when you hire a top-performing executive is often game-changing.  Because for an senior appointment to be successful, it takes industry and functional insight, a rigorous process, and unrivalled access to top talent – all services for which OutThere are renowned.

If you require a confidential discussion around a Senior Level Recruitment or wish to review your Senior Leadership Team then look no further than OutThere.

Pricing can be provided following a confidential discovery call.

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