Role: Research Associate - Global Technology

Position Profile: Research Associate – Global Technology (India)



Sheffield Haworth is a global talent consulting firm advising customers on people and transformational change. Our aim is to help individuals and organisations realise their potential.  Our solutions span Executive Search, Consulting Solutions and Talent Development across the Financial Services, Consulting, Technology and Services sectors.

Established in London in 1993, Sheffield Haworth has undergone significant growth and expansion, now employing over 140 professionals in 12 global offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, with a client list that includes a substantial number of leading global organisations.


Overview of the Role

Associates in the Technology team at Sheffield Haworth (SH) work with various clients, that make huge investment to strengthen their technology support and services, on executive search assignments and talent pipeline builds. Associates are responsible for all aspects of search execution which includes managing end-to-end delivery of retained search assignments – from leading research mapping, candidate engagement and most importantly Client Relationship Management right from the commencement to closure of the mandate. 

Associates at Sheffield Haworth support Consultants and Senior Associates across the full range of their responsibilities including search support, project-based research, organizational mapping, and other general research initiatives.  The role will enable Associates to gain an insight into both the executive search industry and the Technology industry.  

Associates may be required to work on mandates from more than one industry/ sector or function, geographic region and in conjunction with other associates in joint assignments.  In addition, they will be expected to proactively assist Consultants with marketing, pitches, presentations, and candidate closure. 


Key Components of the Role

Assignment Work / Project Work

  • Work proactively with Consultants to source target candidates for retained searches and assignments. This may include market/product analysis information, competitor structures, organisational charts, salary/benefits information and any other information to suit the situation.
  • Assist in the formulation of a research strategy to meet client requirements, including specifying target companies and target universe.
  • Candidate outreach via LinkedIn and scheduling calls with the Consultant.
  • Manage the Invenias database in real-time, to reflect the accuracy of candidate contact points.
  • Format candidate CV’s and supporting notes.


Knowledge Management

  • Track and record executive moves and relevant press articles from the internet and publications.
  • Utilize the company database (Invenias) and other desk analysis tools, e.g. Internet, LinkedIn, target company websites, press releases, event attendee lists etc. to generate target candidates for search assignments.
  • Create biographical profiles on candidates. This information can be found on LinkedIn, press articles, conference bios, website bios, and the company database Invenias.
  • Create organizational charts and diagrams.
  • Update organizational charts by cross checking information sources including LinkedIn and company websites; reflecting changes in the company database.
  • Research the relevant practice areas keeping abreast of new developments, changes to company structures, executive moves, key themes and insights etc.
  • Extensive mapping of a targeted industry segment.
  • Compilation of the research report: ensure that all names on the list have been checked for spelling and their company is accurate. Ensure all biographical information/profile information on candidates is accurate.


Data Entry & Data Management

  • Work with Consultants and Associates to enter candidate and company related information into the Invenias database. This could take the form of cross-checking information currently in the database or adding new entries as a result of internet research.
  • Addition of data from legacy research reports to the company database.
  • Ensure all information gathered is entered into the database and that all new and updated entries follow the company minimum requirements, are correctly skill coded, and that contact logs reflect contact made.
  • Ensure that all data is saved efficiently, accessibly and is GDPR compliant.



  • The person is expected to bring strong background in the executive search industry with speciality in corporate technology roles.
  • Excellent data mining skills / desk-based research skills
  • Ability to archive and assimilate information
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail
  • Able to adapt to IT system quickly and databases. Ideally a good working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • High energy and work ethic, team player


If you would like to find out more or are interested in applying for the role please email Swati Sethi.