Senior Executive Market Updates – Candidate Opportunities

InterExec have over 45 years experience working with Senior Executive clients as they search for their next key challenge. In a market which is essentially unadvertised and relies to a large extent on network contacts the InterExec Search Consultants global network of over 15,000 is critical in identifying the right opportunities, the most effective introductions and carefully managing clients’ time.

The unique InterExec process combines a comprehensive planning stage and the implementation of introductions to the key Search Consultants who are known to have mandates that fit the profiles and expectations of the Senior Executives InterExec represent.

The current market in most business sectors and broadly across the key regions especially UK, Europe, US and Asia remains buoyant with a demand for candidates and a growing list of significant opportunities.

Some feedback from the Financial and Professional Services sectors – principal areas of activity currently:

  • Business Transformation, particularly on the consulting side, including program management and delivery.
  • Energy – Consulting and Advisory including all aspects of Business Development in the Renewables sector.
  • Business restructuring – the market is improving.
  • Legal – a good spread of senior opportunities, sectors of interest for Search Consultants include Senior Lawyers for openings in Banking, Real Estate and Construction.
  • Risk / Compliance / Regulatory
  • On the Professional Services side the Education Sector is particularly active.
  • FinTech continues to provide Senior Executive opportunities

In the Consumer, Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sectors, ecommerce and trading / commercial profiles are in high demand.

Industrial manufacturing is busy across areas such as Defence, Aerospace and Automotive with increasing demand for Senior Executives including P&L leaders, so CEOs, COOs, SVPs, GMs and MDs. Commercial and finance roles in these sectors are equally active.

There is an emerging market and demand for Cleantech / Greentech Senior Executives in several business sectors.

The Consumer market is especially active both internationally and cross function. One Senior Search Consultant remarked,“it is so busy we haven’t seen anything like it before”. Their type of clients range from blue chips as well as start-up type entities.

Digital Transformation Senior Executives are also of interest generically and there is a growing demand from Search Consultants.

The Real Estate / Construction market is increasingly active. There were pauses around the development side due to COVID and the knock on effects economically, but the market is now buoyant.

In searching for the next key challenge please do not hesitate to get in touch with the InterExec team.