Associate, Leadership Advisory Services at SSI (U.S.) Inc. d/b/a Spencer Stuart in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Admin - Clerical 13 days ago.





Job Description:

SSI (U.S.) Inc. d/b/a Spencer Stuart

Spencer Stuart is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.



Location: IL-Chicago-60654

Full/Part Time: Full time

Req ID: R2001

Position Summary

The LAS Associate supports Consultants in the full execution of client engagements, including the deep dive, multi-method assessment of executives, teams and organizations, the formulation of written materials relative to assessment and development findings, as well as evaluation and advisory on organizational culture and leadership development topics. The Associate contributes actively at all stages of the engagement lifecycle- from business development/RFP through to advisory recommendations and client/participant feedback.

The LAS practice serves as an innovation hub for the broader firm. In addition to executing client engagements, the Associate serves as a subject matter expert relative to Spencer Stuart's proprietary tools and solutions. He/She plays an important role in the education and training of internal colleagues (both LAS and Search) regarding product offerings and participates actively in internal initiatives for LAS product development and the build-out of the practice infrastructure.

The objective of the LAS Associate role is to provide world-class leadership advisory services to the firm's clients while also serving as a key colleague and teammate in advancing the growth agenda of the practice within the context of the firm's overall strategic objectives.

A typical LAS client engagement team may include: LAS Consultants, Associates, Analysts, Project Managers, Search Consultants and Executive Assistants. We view the leadership advisory skillset to be portable across industries; the LAS Associate serves clients across a diverse range of industry sectors.

The LAS Associate role requires approximately 30-50% travel, primarily within the geographic/continental region of the person's local office (i.e. EMEA, North America, APAC). Occasional global travel may be required.

Key Relationships

Reports to:

LAS Associate Practice Leader (solid line)

LAS Regional Practice Leadership (dotted line)

LAS Consultants (on a project basis)

Other Key Relationships:

LAS Consultants, Associates, Analysts and Executive Assistants

Office Manager at local office

Executive Search Consultants, Associates, Analysts and Executive Assistants


Ideal Experience

  • Four or more years' experience in relevant leadership advisory or strategy consulting environment OR four or more years' experience in corporate Human Resources Management with a focus on organizational development and/or organizational culture
  • Superior business writing skills (as evidenced through project work or writing samples to be provided upon request)
  • General business acumen as defined by having operated in a range of business situations/contexts
  • Direct interaction/experience with executive-level clients is advantageous but not required
  • Experience related to the application and interpretation of psychometric instruments is beneficial but not required
  • Undergraduate degree from highly competitive university required. Advanced degree is preferable
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. Command of additional languages helpful
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