Research Associate

Company Name: Hobson Leavy Executive Search
Researcher – Full Time

Hobson Leavy is one of New Zealand’s leading executive search firms. We are well regarded for appointing senior executives to many of New Zealand’s organisations. We are a growing professional and relationship-driven business. Based in a fabulous office in the Auckland CBD, we offer a team culture which encourages the development of our people (visit for more information). Due to growth of our business we are seeking a tertiary qualified researcher to join our research team.

As a member of our research team,  you will lead research assignments which will involve desk based and telephone research to generate candidate longlists through researching and identifying high calibre local, national and international senior executives.  This is a challenging and stimulating role that requires strong research skills, communication skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines. You will also need to be highly organised and detail focused. Previous experience in executive search is not required, however you will have strong research and project management skills. You will ideally have a proven track record or qualifications in a related field.  An undergraduate degree (preferably postgraduate) from a reputable university is required. You will be self-confident and self-motivated, have a mature outlook and be able to manage multiple projects effectively.

You will work with our partners and other members of the consulting and research team. You will receive training on a variety of research methods and tools used in Executive Search.  If you are seeking a stimulating, intellectually challenging role where you will gain learnings around a diverse range of industry sectors and people leadership trends, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact Lina Vanifatova at

Please be advised that only applicants to be interviewed will have their applications acknowledged.