Research Associate T&I Consultancy

Job Description

Employer Info:
T&I Consultancy is a regional boutique retained executive search firm established in March 2015 in Azerbaijan by Ilham Hajiyev, a headhunter with extensive international experience.
The core business of the firm is to search globally for mid & senior level corporate managers (both Azerbaijanis and expatriates). 
T&I Consultancy offers its services in talent management, and other human capital solutions to global multinationals as well as large local and regional companies operating across diverse industries in Azerbaijan and the region (mainly Caucasus, Central Asia, CIS and ME) that have critical, sensitive and confidential senior recruitment needs.
T&I Consultancy is the only recruitment firm in the region of 9 countries (Central Asia, Caucasus and Iran) which is selected as a member of the Global Executive Search Network, a professional alliance of 60+ countries. 
Our consultancy services include, but not limited to, executive search, management search, talent market mapping, outplacement, compensation advisory, career advice, interview coaching, reference check, and others.
Prior to establishing of T&I Consultancy, in 2007-2015, Ilham Hajiyev, built from scratch, and successfully developed and led, as Head of Caucasus & Iran, the regional operations of Pedersen & Partners, a global executive search firm with 53 offices worldwide, then the only one present in Baku. 
By today Ilham Hajiyev conducted 300+ mid & senior level search assignments for 40+ position titles in different business functions (General Manager/CEO, Vice-Presidents, CxOs, various Department Heads) in 15+ industries (Telco, Banking, Pharma, FMCG, Technology, Retail, Oil & Gas, Entertainment, Heavy Industry, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Hospitality, Construction, Healthcare, and others) in 14 countries.
T&I Consultancy is the only Azerbaijani recruitment firm with solid international experience per Western industry procedures, practices and standards. To learn more about the history, values and services of the firm please visit our website at
Currently, T&I Consultancy would like to strengthen its Research team by hiring several Research Associates. We search for smart, proactive, focused, attentive to details young persons with strong analytical mind and critical thinking skills. We search for people who love to work in a challenging business environment where each search project should be treated individually (no copy-paste blind ‘conveyer’ mind-set). 

Responsibilities :

Main Role & Responsibilities:
Research support for Managing Director on national and regional search projects;
Direct identification of target geographies, industries, companies and executives relevant for ongoing searches;
Creation of longlist of potential candidates;
Contacting and direct communication with target talent pool – corporate executives in mid & top management positions in Azerbaijan and abroad – to identify their potential interest in exploring available career opportunities; 
Gathering CVs of potential candidates who express interest in exploring the career opportunity, and logging them in the database;
Scheduling interviews between executives and Managing Director;
Drafting various documents (briefs, proposals, progress reports, presentation reports, assessment reports, etc.);
Assisting Managing Director with other required tasks related to gathering market intelligence, business development, and other issues;
Maintaining and developing database in accordance with established corporate standards.

Requirements :

Candidate Profile:
Citizen of Azerbaijan;
Advanced level business English (both spoken and written); 
University degree (preferable, but not a must). Education in business related area is an advantage;
High people orientation. Strong communication skills (both verbal and written). High self-confidence and interpersonal skills with ability to establish new contacts;
Strong time management skills with ability to stick to project deadlines;
Passionate nature with high drive and energy level;
High goal orientation for delivering results;
Fast learner with strong analytical mind and high attention to details. Ability to process daily large corporate information, and select the right pieces, and put right priorities;
Strong memory and lateral thinking;
Highly self-motivated person with curious mind hungry for continuous learning and development;
Highly responsible and self-disciplined person able to efficiently operate autonomously, without direct permanent supervision. Someone who needs freedom to flourish (and not ‘baby-sitting’ over to control every step);
Proactive thinking is very important;
Positive thinking with ‘never-give-up’ attitude;
General interest in business & corporate world, and recruitment industry;
Trustworthy person with high integrity; 
High corporate culture and business ethics. 

The advantages this employment offers:

Supportive management;
Work life balance;
Celebration of success;
Freedom in the office;
Open communication based on trust and integrity;
High corporate values (as listed on our website);
Cognitively interesting job which develops analytical thinking and other important qualities useful in life;
Challenging, rewarding and inspiring role for a young person in a leading firm in the recruitment industry of Azerbaijan with its niche consultancy expertise.
This job gives possibility to significantly improve the following skills, qualities and knowledge within 2-5 years (depending on each person’s learning capacity and desire for self-development): 
- written business English at the proficiency level; 
- report writing skills;
- attention to details;
- analytical mind skills;
- proactive thinking;
- structural thinking;
- communication skills (both written and spoken);
- lateral thinking;
- time management and organizational skills. Putting right prioritization skills;
- project management;
- general business knowledge and understanding of corporate world, markets, industries, companies, business functions, products, etc. 
- better understanding of recruitment as the core function for the corporate success of any company;
- significant increase of personal corporate network.  
General info: 
Current relevant experience is of advantage, but not a must. This role is skills & qualities based role rather than experience. Young candidates, fresh university graduates with no previous employment are welcome to apply if they possess the required skills and qualities, and genuinely interested in recruitment. 
The salary may vary depending on each person’s potential to add value to the firm, her skills, qualities and knowledge.
The working hours are Monday – Friday, from 9am till 6pm with an hour break for lunch;
The office location is in the Fountain Square; 
The reporting line to Ilham Hajiyev, Founder & Managing Director (more information about him is available on his LinkedIn page and other sources in internet:;  
The working business language is English. All written communication (both internal and external) in the firm is in English.  
How to apply
Candidates interested in exploring this opportunity further should send their CV and original (not copied-pasted) Motivation Letter in English indicating their minimum net base salary expectations to the following address: 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Subject line of email:  Name Surname for Researcher Please note that ONLY pre-selected applicants will be contacted and invited to an interview with Managing Director. Attention will be paid whether application is made in a way as described above.