Executive Search

Baxter Neumann is renowned for an exceptional business network, board and executive level connectivity. Fundamentally it’s about trusted and valued relationships.

This enables credibility and informed insight; to help us identify and engage exceptional talent for your business. Our track record speaks for itself.

In a market were over 25% of search assignments end in failure and according to Harvard and McKinsey sources, 47% of leadership transitions ‘fail’, Baxter Neumann has a 100% track record of delivery. Working with speed, precision and enabling technology, we deliver exceptional outcomes and reduce your ‘time to value’.

We know where to look

….and more importantly candidates respond positively to our contact

Typically, we find leadership talent (Directors and Non-Executive Directors) in the salary range £100,000-£300,000 and assignment deliverables are measured in ‘days’ not months – we believe the search process does not get better with age.

Our process is highly professional and sophisticated, utilising the latest technology to provide clients with a more informed candidate insight and capability. With more insightful candidate information and advanced scheduling of the client’s time, we help target the best available talent to reach closure more efficiently.

Not only is each search assignment led and delivered by a Partner in the company: it is supported by an integrated team of professionals covering research, psychometric assessment, candidate management and market intelligence.

Feedback highlights Baxter Neumann’s executive network, approach and tools in executive search are unique in the market. In a survey of over 44

leading search companies, twice as many participants expressed a preference to work with Baxter Neumann, over Egon Zehnder and Korn Ferry. We also offer our clients an alternative to a full search mandate.

The Market Intelligence Mapping Report, delivers the first stage of a search assignment. The report provides an overview of the prime candidates within a sector and function, against a target role. Through this process we also provide competitive intelligence on where potential candidates are found, their current role and backgrounds. This approach provides a cost-effective scan of the market to enable the client to decide whether to pursue an internal succession plan or to initiate an external market search. This approach supports the leadership diversity plans for both executive and non-executive appointments.

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Example Executive Search Assignments

Chief Financial Officer
FMCG - PE Backed, London

Non-Executive Board Director
Financial Services, Manchester

Group Accountant

Global Supply Chain Director
PE Backed, UK

Global HR Director
Technology, Tokyo

EMEA Marketing Director

Chief Risk Officer
Financial Services - PE Backed, UK

Chief Marketing Officer
Technology, Munich

Legal Counsel
Financial Services, UK

Our aim was to attract the best talent regardless of sector; to be innovative and compelling in ‘telling our story’ and to create a leadership team that was aligned, business oriented, collaborative and diverse. Baxter Neumann have not only helped to successfully deliver each assignment, they have leveraged their insight to help us build a really effective top team.”

Former Chief People Officer National Nuclear Laboratory

Baxter Neumann follow a thorough, proven and rigorous process for each project to ensure diversity and inclusion is embedded at each stage of the search and selection process. We use our best endeavours to present long lists that are at least 33% female for all Board and Senior Management roles. If the market for a particular role is gender biased, we will provide the granular detail to explain more.

We are proud to be a member of the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms.

Our ability to engage first class leaders

Identifying candidates is the first step to any search project, however, the real skill lies in selling the employer brand, with precision and diplomacy. It’s essential to determine potential fit and capability and requires considerable senior expertise and requires board level understanding.

One of the questions we are frequently asked, when headhunting C-Suite executives is, do our calls get answered? Absolutely; the corporate and consulting backgrounds of our Partners, coupled with our extensive business network, ensures we have conversations with the right people and can also seek reference and insight from the significant CEO’s, NED’s, MD’s and Board members we have on our speed dial, across sectors.

“Having just secured an exciting career move through Baxter Neumann, I realised this would be a different recruitment experience from the outset. I couldn’t fail to be impressed with the candidate briefing document, it was honest about the challenges of the role, the transformation underway, the company vision and values. The briefing also uniquely included a video from the client sponsor providing insight into the organisation and the passion of the leadership team – a fantastic feature.”

Search Candidate, Head of Procurement, Energy Sector

Innovation that Delivers

We utilise cloud based technology and smart tools to enable clients to make a more robust evaluation during the selection process.

Communicating Opportunities

We differentiate your brand in the marketplace by bringing the ‘hiring sponsor’s’ message to target candidates via embedded video. This brings the opportunity to life.

Evaluating Candidates

Candidate screening at first interview stage, and the use of video technology to capture the long list options for discussion saves considerable time and potential cost. By allowing you ‘to see’ in advance, the prospective candidates before making a decision to interview. If required, you can also ‘share’ the video and your candidate insights with other key stakeholders, in an efficient and consultative way, prior to the preferred hire being invited in for a final review.

Constructive Reporting

Multi-lingual psychometric assessment reports and reference reports to inform the selection and interview process.

Our innovative approach creates a stronger impact with your target candidates. This short sample video brings the ‘hiring sponsor’s’ message to life.

“The first real innovation I’ve seen in Executive Search for many years. Candidate video, integrated multi-lingual testing, sound judgment and a very smart process…. Baxter Neumann found our Senior Vice President for Japan, MDs for India, RSA and Middle East and a Chief Financial Officer for EMEA.”

Former Global Head Human Resources Fujitsu Services