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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Research Associate, Westwood Partners (NY)

Research Associate, Westwood Partners - NY

Westwood Partners is a retained executive search boutique based in New York City, that is focused on the financial services industry.  Westwood has experienced significant growth since its inception over 12 years ago.  As a result, there is a distinct need to expand the capabilities of our existing Research function.  At Westwood, the Research group is a critical part of the team and is responsible for providing support to the recruiters with information essential to the completion of the search or consulting effort. More specifically, Research at Westwood is responsible for the execution of candidate identification, organizational mapping, competitive intelligence and market analysis.  As such, the Research group plays an active role in developing and broadening the knowledge base of the firm.  This hire will be an integral part of the broader Research team.

Some of the Research Associate’s major responsibilities will be as follows:

·        Generate potential candidates, sources, and target lists through the use of independent desktop research and proprietary databases.
·        Monitor industry news and trends, ensuring the timely communication of this information to recruiters.
·        Assist in the development of new business presentations and materials, utilizing the firm’s resources.
·        Participate in search kick-off meetings by proactively recommending a research strategy. 
·        Create organizational charts and other mappings to be used both for specific search work as well as for general firm knowledge. 
·        Update and maintain the firm’s proprietary database, market overviews, and other research materials. 

The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of prior experience in a research associate, analyst, or market research position in the financial services industry.  He/she will have developed an excellent conceptual understanding of the financial services industry and will be familiar with the industry’s various functions.  Prior experience in an executive search firm is ideal but not required.

Please send resumes to and include “Research Associate” in the subject line.