Senior Executive Search Consultant for Tech Startups

25 марта 2021    42

Partner with investors and entrepreneurs to build winning leadership teams for high-growth tech startups

Remuneration: 40-80k total comp (incl. bonus/commission) – see details below


  • Become part of a team of driven and experienced colleagues (backgrounds include McKinsey, Roland Berger, Rocket Internet, and NATO)
  • Work in an innovative, entrepreneurial fast-paced environment with room for fun and authenticity
  • Help successful technology startups hire the best C-level talent that will enable their ventures to grow
  • Build and maintain relationships with successful entrepreneurs and C-level candidates with wide ranging backgrounds and advise them on key people/career decisions
  • Enjoy a high degree of independence and flexibility in addition to attractive remuneration potential – we are output oriented and value our personal life and flexibility


As a Senior Executive Search Consultant, you will help tech startup/scaleup clients in finding and selecting the right candidates for leadership positions. You will work in close collaboration with one of the partners at Apollo, who bring in the search assignments and act as commercial leads. Most of our clients are based in the Netherlands but communicate via Zoom / phone

Your focus will be on leadership level (mostly C-level, MT-1 or similar key positions) executive search assignments for technology startups and scaleups with a focus on commercial positions (CCO/Sales Director), technology roles (CTO/VP of Tech/CPO/VP of Product/Data scientists/digital consultant) and various roles for early stage startups (e.g,. Head of Operations, Head of Finance). Our typical client industries include B2B SaaS, eCommerce, fintech, MedTech, hardware, sustainability and energy.

More specifically, you will:

  • Deliver upon the client needs:
    • Translate client briefing to candidate profile and search strategies
    • Work with our research associates to compose a strong, thorough longlist of potential candidates. Manage research resources for optimal results
    • Reach out to potential candidates and interview them for the position
    • Provide recommendations to our clients on the most relevant candidates
    • Work with the client and selected candidates until the search is completed
  • Increasingly, you will leverage existing expertise and relationships:
    • Build expertise to advise our clients on how best to translate their business opportunities / challenges into relevant roles and discuss how different candidate profiles would fit. For this you need to build expertise across different (tech) industries, functions and seniority levels
    • Build a pool of strong, relevant candidates. Build and leverage relationships with these candidates
  • Together with the partners and the rest of Apollo, continuously improve our executive search process to deliver on client needs. For this, you can leverage our existing infrastructure (e.g., research department, online platforms, database) and contribute to new /improved ways of working via our structural operational excellence meetings
  • Identify and execute initiatives to build thought leadership on C-level roles for tech startups
  • Not required: Over time play an active role in the acquisition of new clients via either client relationship building and / or content development

  • University degree
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Professional experience with technology startups is a prerequisite
  • 8 or more years of work experience. We are open to diverse backgrounds
  • Professional and structured way of working
  • Must be detail oriented and possess analytical skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience
  • We are open to various backgrounds, but are specifically interested in:
    • Consulting experience at an internationally recognized consulting company
    • Executive search experience at an internationally recognized executive search firm
    • Experience in the technology domain
  • Full time position, completely remote
  • Able to work (mostly) in Amsterdam time zone. Indication:
    • Flexible to speak to clients and candidates during Dutch working hours, particularly in the afternoon (16.00-18.00)
    • At least available 6 hours between 09:00 and 18:30 

  • Invoicing via freelance setup (but looking for a long term engagement)
  • Total package indication: Commensurate on experience, base and on target bonus between 40,000 -80,000 EUR a years (gross, incl. expenses, pension, potential bonus/commission)
  • 23 holidays a year
We would love to receive your application via Please include

  • Your resume in English
  • A salary indication. Please note our max range indicated above
  • Availability, incl. time zone and earliest starting date
Location: Anywhere but required to overlap with some Netherlands working hours

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