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Welcome to Ayova Executive Search.
We are a specialist executive recruitment agency for the Engineering, Manufacturing, ICT and Consulting sectors. From headhunting senior candidates for exceptional board level positions, to helping young graduates embark on a dynamic and international career we have an enviable reputation. Our activity is highly demanding because it must bring high value to both clients and candidates. It’s all about engineering professional relationships that will work, long-term.
"Only hire people who are smarter than you are, no matter how long it takes to find them."
Laszlo Bock, Google's Senior Vice President of People Operations. Responsible for attracting, developing, retaining and delighting “Googlers". Author of Work Rules!
Head of Sales for a commercial kitchen and food service refrigeration equipment leader (Barcelona - Spain)
Our client is a leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen and food service equipment. From their European corporate headquarters in Amsterdam they are considering Spain as a strategic growth potential area and have decided to recruit a new Head of Sales to lead their distribution and sales offices in Barcelona. (Job Description in Spanish in our Blog).
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Why do companies value an experience abroad so much? Acquiring this special talent has to do with capital gain on a personal, professional, technical or only linguistic level? In this post I will concentrate on what I have been perceiving for more than 15 years working as a headhunter, and what I consider to be the most remarkable aspect of an experience in another country: to become a better person. (Read the complete article in our blog). Sébastien Sanz - CEO Ayova Executive Search
About Ayova Executive Search
Our approach is simple and responsive. At Ayova Executive Search we take the time to really understand what companies and candidates want.
Our research-focused team takes a tactical and planned approach to finding top talented people and placing them in executive roles where they will thrive.
That’s why leading businesses and candidates from across the Engineering, ICT and Consulting sectors choose us as their preferred recruitment partner.
Ayova Executive Search is a Spanish firm with offices located in Madrid and Paris. We want to enable exceptional careers around the world. Our clients consider international mobility management and cultural diversity as HR key factors. Ayova partners them in that tall order, approaching and selecting the best international professionals: Mobile, Multilingual and Multicultural.
With diverse academic backgrounds ranging from Information Technology, Telecommunications, Business Administration, Legal, Linguistics, Healthcare, and Psychology, our team of consultants is driven by only one passion: Technology. That's why more than 80% of our customers comes from Engineering, Manufacturing and ICT industries. And that also explains why we deliver all our searches with an advanced expertise of Internet recruitment techniques and social media management tools.
In Spain, France, Germany and Senegal all our consultants are driven by the same ojective: finding, attracting and selecting the right Talent for every level of our customers' businesses. Our two main commitments: it will never take more than 6 weeks to achieve it, and our clients won't pay anything until we deliver results.
Top Executive Recruitment: 20 to 25% of the yearly package offered to the hired candidate
Professional Recruitment: 15 to 20% of the yearly package offered to the hired candidate
100% Success Fee if exclusivity given during the first month.
Talent Assessment & Coaching
Psychological assessments help the recruiter and the proper candidate to know something more about the candidate's abilities, personality, interests or weaknesses that he/she can not (or does not want to) reveal about him or herself. Ayova Executive Search has been working since 2014 with very renown psychiatric experts to implement a new methodology assessment which combines aptitude and projective tests, and that will give both to the recruiter and the candidate new metrics to evaluate these two key factors to success in any career development: empathy and ego-drive.
120 € / Assessment or Coaching's worked hour (interview)
400 € / Personality Assessment (questionnaire & report)
The War for Talent is a reality and particularly in high demand and short supply technological sectors, and in less attractive specific geographical areas where the skills are more scarce. Our talent mapping consulting services are very high value-added research based services. They exploit multiple channels beyond databases and publicly available profiles. Ayova Executive Search offers two services to assist its customers with anticipating and preparing their future openings:
1.Talent Market Research & Pool Management: talent identification across agreed target and over an agreed period of time.
2.Diversity Mapping: talent identification across defined diversity criteria and within a targeted geographical zone (Europe - Africa)
Conditions: 500 to 1.000 € / identified and/or tracked profile
International Human Resources Due Diligence
Foreign Private equity and Multinational firms entering into an acquisition in a new country look to identify material human resource risks early in the due diligence process. Company’s top management team, employee talent pool, as well the programmes and infrastructure that helps the company to attract, retain and motivate that talent are the targets of this global human capital assessment:
1. Employee demographics and key terms of employment.
2. Material compensation and benefit programmes.
3. Talent Management assessment.
4. Human Resources transition and succession challenges.
Conditions: 1.500 € / consulting worked day
Main functions staffed by sectors (based on most recent assignments)
- Human Resources Manager (Hamburg-Germany)
- Software Development Senior Engineer (Munich-Germany)
- Embedded Systems Testing Engineer (Hannover-Germany)
- Hardware Automation Project Leader (Kassel-Germany)
- Air Traffic Management International Program Director (Toulouse-France)
- Plant Director (Valladolid-Spain)
- Supply Chain IS Manager (Paris-France)
- National Key Account Manager (Madrid-Spain)
- Mechanical Design Engineer (Nuremberg-Germany)
- Chief Operations and Sales Officer (Barcelona-Spain)
- International HR coordinator (Lille-France)
- National Sales Manager (Valencia-Spain)
Information & Communication Technologies
- Chief Technology Officer (Madrid-Spain)
- Sales Account Leader (Madrid-Spain)
- Research and Development Director (Paris-France)
- Game Data Analyst (Hamburg-Germany)
- User Experience Specialist (Madrid-Spain)
- Java front end developer (Dusseldorf-Germany)
- Customer Experience Manager (Madrid-Spain)
- Business Managers (Madrid-Spain, Brussels-Belgium)
- Supply Management and Purchase Senior Consultant (Munich-Germany)
- Senior Project Leader in-house management consulting (Copenhagen-Denmark)
- HCM Consulting Services Director (Madrid-Spain)
Passion for People
People improve performance in organisation, people create technologies, people spread culture and diversity. Simply put, we are passionate about the power of people and love to rediscover it everyday.
We are totally convinced that our customers need and appreciate our reactivity, agility, simplicity and directness. That’s why we work for a limited number of selected clients, and our consultants deliver their missions from end to end.
Confidentiality and Sustainability
Working in the field of the most precious capital, the human one, and having access to the strategic information our clients entrust us with for their projects, demands our utmost respect and confidentiality. This is made possible by Ayova’s financial independence, and by our desire to form lasting relationships with clients and candidates.
Blog & Job Offers
With more than 2,100 employees globally, our client is working with its customers to develop high-quality solutions in the areas of Pneumatics, Marine, Inverted Tooth Chains, and Truck. With the expertise of their employees, long-term customer partnerships and high-performance products and systems, this company is in an excellent market position: Be a key member of their commercial team and focus on developping current customers and defining new sales opportunities for them! (Job offer in Spanish)
Our client is a leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen and food service equipment. Creator of the first fully automatic ice maker, it features an extended line of kitchen and food service equipment including ice machines and dispensers, refrigerators, freezers, sushi cases and water electrolysers for users across various industry sectors. From their European corporate headquarters in Amsterdam they are considering Spain as a strategic growth potential area and have decided to recruit a new Head of Sales to lead their distribution and sales offices in Barcelona. (Job Description in Spanish)
Our client is a market leader in financial automation software, offering SAP-embedded solutions as well as web-based products which can be linked to different Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Its solutions cover central segments such as order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, treasury, payment management, reconciliation management as well as data volume management solutions that can be deployed across all industry sectors.
To continue and accelerate their growth strategy they are seeking for an experienced Sales Manager in Spain.
Our client, the world's leading manufacturer of security solutions, garments and personal protective equipment, offers a unique development program to play this role in its organization. During one year you will work with his HQ team in the South of Spain learning the best practices in the contract management for industrial clients, and will have the opportunity to know in depth the culture and human capital of our client. Then you will relocate to Paris to play this role with full autonomy and higher responsibilites. A multicultural challenge in a fast growing company: two key reasons for applying! (Job offer in Spanish & French)