International Research Consultant

International Research Consultant

Compass Human Resources Group

Do you want to work as part of the UK team of Denmark’s leading executive search company, helping top global companies to attract the very best talent?

A key person in our recruitment processes

Compass Human Resources Group is one of the largest executive search companies in the Nordics. Our team of 85 highly skilled people are based in the UK and the four Nordic countries, and together we cover six different Industry Practices. A significant part of Compass’ success is our ability to identify and engage with candidates that match the requirements of our clients, no matter how difficult it might be to find them. As an International Research Consultant, your main responsibility will be to map relevant target companies and candidates, subsequently approach the candidates, and carry out initial telephone interviews.

You will become a part of our growing team in London and work closely together with our consultants on a range of exciting international retained search assignments at various levels of seniority, from senior specialists to CEOs. We work across a number of industries and countries throughout Europe and beyond, which makes the role especially diverse, challenging and exciting.

As a key member of the team you will be the first point of contact with candidates through written and phone dialogues, in which you will be responsible for attracting them to and screening them for a range of roles. You will also participate in profile analyses, meetings with clients, carry out desk research on target companies and candidates, and assist the team with various administrative tasks, including database management. You will have daily interactions with our research organisation in Denmark and cooperate with them on selected assignments in the Nordics. You should expect multiple trips to our head office in Copenhagen a year for professional and social company events.

Impact, integrity, and organisational awareness

You have strong commercial and organisational awareness that aids your ability competently assess the match between candidates and roles. You are organised and have a structured approach, allowing you to be across multiple assignments at one time. You might have experience working with search in a similar role, although relevant experience from another industry could also be a possible professional background. You most likely have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in international business or a similar, but a range of educational backgrounds will be considered.

To succeed in this role, it is vital that you are independent, structured, dynamic, and analytically minded. You will have a great level of freedom and independence in your tasks, which requires a creative and tenacious person, who keeps going and finds new solutions when things look difficult. Your strong interpersonal and communication skills mean that you are competent at conversing with people in a professional manner, regardless of organisational level and cultural background.


This is a great opportunity to become part of a successful search company, which is on a tremendous growth journey. If you would like to learn more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Director, International Business, Karsten Hald Pedersen at Please note that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

About Compass:

Preparing you for the challenges of tomorrow – for four decades Compass Human Resources Group has been recognised for our ability to assist clients in finding and assessing talent. The company was founded in Stockholm in 1982 and today has offices in Denmark, the UK, Sweden, Finland, and Norway. Learn more at

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: London
Reference: 2117.157
Company: Compass Human Resources Group