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Senior Research Analyst

Egon Zehnder Houston, TX

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position Summary

The Senior Research Analyst is responsible for providing specialized market insight, strategic guidance and project management support as a crucial member of the client engagement team. In conjunction with internal Consultant stakeholders, you will operate as part of a team that delivers powerful, effective human capital solutions to our clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assignment Research & Project Management

  • Manage client projects (including assignments, pitch preparation, etc.) in partnership with consultants
  • Recommend approach and priority target company universe through market research
  • Identify, calibrate and prioritize potential candidates through internal firm network, external resources and market outreach
  • Engage with the external market, as appropriate, to develop market and candidate insights
  • Manage the assignment team throughout the search processes to drive strategy, candidate solutions and supporting client materials
  • Create high-quality client documentation (e.g., role specifications, confidential reports, company mappings, etc.)

Business Development Support

  • Partner with consultants to develop pitch presentations and business development materials
  • Monitor and track relevant market developments in a segment, including company updates and people moves

Knowledge Management

  • Contribute to the Firms knowledge management activities by looking for opportunities to share expertise and best practices, developing a network of people within an industry or functional area and recording pertinent information
  • Build knowledge in a specific segment or function through proactive market research


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • A minimum of 3 years professional work experience (post-undergrad)
  • Demonstrated experience in a role of a similar nature (qualitative research, project management, legal research, etc.)
  • Previous project management experience or experience working on simultaneous projects in different teams
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Ability to effectively operate in a fast-paced, client-driven environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Very strong detail-orientation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • General interest and affinity for executive search considered a plus
  • Prior experience working within a professional services environment preferred
  • Superior project management abilities and initiative to lead assignments with minimal guidance or supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to push back constructively and offer solutions
  • Forward-thinking, structured, process-oriented thinker
  • Self-starter mentality; good business judgement

Egon Zehnder is committed to creating and fostering a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. We recognize the value in a wide range of ideas, perspectives, experiences and skillsets in our workplace. To learn more about Egon Zehnders continued commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit:

Due to high volume, we will only be contacting applicants who meet all of the minimum requirements listed in the job description. Only those applicants who align most closely with our minimum and preferred qualifications will be contacted for an interview. The Recruiting team at Egon Zehnder will retain your application materials and may contact you regarding future opportunities.

Egon Zehnder


Houston, TX



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