About Ayova Executive Search

Our Approach

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.

International Mindset

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.


Our services

Talent Sourcing


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)

Talent Mapping


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)

Our Values

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

Senior Sales Engineer - Hydraulics and Pneumatics Industry (Madrid).

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)

JUN 16 2017

Head of Sales for a commercial kitchen and food service refrigeration equipment leader (Barcelona)

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)

MAY 31 2017

Sales Manager (m/f) Spain - Cash Management Solutions (Madrid) [Staffed on 2017 June 26th]

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.

MAY 18 2017

Contract and Project Manager France (Sevilla - Paris) [Staffed on 2017 June 30th]

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)

FEB 10 2017