Recruiting Associate (Private Equity) - Arabic Speaker - #33692

Gerson Lehrman Group

Date: 1 week ago
City: Dubai
Contract type: Full time

GLG is seeking a Recruiting Associate to support GLG’s Private Equity business in MENA. As part of the wider PE team based in Dubai. The Associate will be responsible for recruiting experts for GLG Client projects focusing on a range of industry sectors, to participate in 1:1 telephone consultations, private meetings and for other short term, ad-hoc consulting projects.

Associates help to drive GLG’s business model and add value to its client base through close coordination with senior members of the team to fulfil Clients’ need for expert insight. Primary role is focused on recruiting experts for client requests and supporting senior team members with high-level product execution.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Individuals in this role will be responsible for contacting and pitching to potential new experts, using effective sales and recruiting techniques in a fast-paced and competitive environment
  • Ideal candidates have a high degree of confidence and are highly motivated to exceed personal weekly, monthly and quarterly quotas
  • Partner with and fulfil time-sensitive recruiting project requests for GLG Managers serving financial
    services clients
  • Exhibit strong business communication and recruiting skills
  • Learn to leverage GLG’s platform and network to identify and recruit world-class experts from across hundreds of sectors & industries
  • Collaborate closely with senior team members to expand the search and scope of recruiting populations and drive successful client outcomes
  • Work closely with sector-specialized Managers to deepen existing client relationships through the provision of highly specialised expert insight

An ideal candidate will have the following:

  • High motivation to exceed personal weekly, monthly, and quarterly commercial targets
  • Confidence in making outbound cold calls when needed and various other outreach methods
  • Ability to professionally manage resistance and consistently close recruits
  • Ability to quickly digest and implement feedback and coaching
  • Polished and persuasive verbal and written communication
  • Successful track record managing multiple, simultaneous complex tasks and working in team environments, either during education or within a professional environment.
  • Full business proficiency in English and Arabic

Career progression:

After achieving specific quantitative and qualitative goals (conversion of recruits, consistent high - quality end-to-end delivery), Associates typically progress onto a Senior Recruiting Associate role (known internally as a Senior Council Development Associate) focused on more complex/high demand accounts and mentoring opportunities.

What we offer:

  • Competitive base salary plus monthly commission programme and annual bonus with comprehensive benefits (including healthcare coverage, a contributory pension plan, 24 days annual leave plus bank
  • Global tuition reimbursement to support GLGers who want to continue their professional education
  • A great team atmosphere with socials, off site activities and sports teams to join
  • An opportunity to contribute to GLG’s Social Impact Partners Programme

About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

GLG is the world’s insight network. Our clients rely on GLG’s global team to connect with powerful insight across fields from our network of approximately 1 million experts (and the hundreds of new experts we recruit every day).

We serve thousands of the world’s best businesses, from Fortune 500 corporations to leading technology companies to professional services firms and financial institutions. We connect our clients to the world’s largest and most varied source of first-hand expertise, including executives, scientists, academics, former public-sector leaders, and the foremost subject matter specialists.

GLG’s industry-leading compliance framework allows clients to learn in a structured, auditable, and transparent way, consistent with their own internal compliance obligations and the highest professional ethical standards. Our compliance standards are a major competitive differentiator and key component of the company’s culture.

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Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (“GLG”) is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, religion, color, marital status, disability, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

EEO Policy Statement

Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (“GLG”) is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, religion, color, marital status, disability, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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