Amazon.com Research Associate, Executive Recruiting in Meguro, Japan

Amazon is a fast growing business that needs a strong Research Associate to help the business scale by identifying and recruiting top talent to fill our management roles. There is no greater reward in search than seeing candidates you have placed have a significant, positive impact on the business.

The Research Associate will perform search execution for management positions within Amazon. This is a fast paced role with a fun and exciting team. This search specialist will utilize a range of skills to find the best talent for Amazon including search research, networking and candidate development. This role will drive search navigation by:

  • Conducting research to map our markets and generate candidate names and profiles

  • Creating robust search strategies that will attract the best and brightest

  • Calibrating candidates with hiring managers

  • After demonstrating capability in research, developing those prospects into candidates, engaging them and performing initial assessment

  • Continually contributing to the knowledge base of the group by providing education on industries and talent pools/profiles

  • Building out talent networks in certain functions/industries and tapping knowledgeable industry sources to develop an initial pool of candidates

  • Participating in client update meetings on active searches and preparing reports

  • Shadowing on-site interviews and debriefs

  • Providing strategic guidance and advice in a true partnership with executive leadership

To be successful, you will need to leverage lessons learned in executive recruiting with either an in-house executive search team for blue-chip, global firms, preferably in the technology industry, or as an Associate in a large retained executive search company or a search boutique.

You will need to exhibit the following traits:

  • Ability to effectively create robust search and talent mapping strategies, finding new pockets of talent for the organization

  • Inquisitive; a strong desire to learn

  • Highly articulate, able to convey complex arguments and engage with senior level executives in a polished and professional manner

  • Self assured, not easily thrown, able to think on your feet

The ideal candidate needs exceptional research, executive sourcing and assessing skills, and a personality that can keep up with an entrepreneurial, fast paced recruiting culture. He/she will be someone who can work autonomously and as part of a team, who is articulate with solid oral and written communication skills, and who is a good listener. He/she must also be organized and able to manage multiple activities to completion.

There is room to rise within the company and take on greater positions of responsibility as appropriate. This role is based in Tokyo.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required. Masters or MBA preferred.

Experience

To be successful, you will need to leverage lessons learned in executive recruiting either serving in an in-house executive search team for blue-chip, global firms, or as a hands-on Associate in a large executive search company or search boutique.

You will need to exhibit the following traits:

  • Research acumen and creativity; An individual who can learn new domains quickly and understand how to craft effective search strategies within those domains

  • Superb communication skills; a compelling communicator able to engage the attention of busy, senior executives

  • Highly articulate, able to convey complex arguments and engage with senior level executives in a polished and professional manner

  • Combine tenacity with tact; know when to apply more pressure and when to give in

  • Self assured, not easily thrown, able to think on your feet; this individual may be called upon to work on highly confidential searches with very senior leaders

  • Outgoing and gregarious, enjoy interacting with a variety of people

  • Inquisitive; a strong desire to learn

The ideal candidate needs exceptional research, executive sourcing and assessment skills, and a personality that can keep up with an entrepreneurial, fast-paced recruiting culture. He/she will have a track record of superior client service, providing professional guidance and support to executives less familiar with the in-depth process of executive search. He/she must also be organized and able to manage multiple searches and top level clients simultaneously.

There is room to rise within the company and take on greater positions of responsibility, as appropriate.

Personal Qualities

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:

  • Exhibits excellent judgment

  • Hires great people. Develops great people.

  • Has relentlessly high standards

  • Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution

  • Expects and requires innovation of her/his team

  • Thinks big and has convictions

  • Results oriented

  • Has the innate ability to inspire passion in others

AMZR Req ID: 457865