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Managing Director to AW Executive Search in Finland

Do you have what it takes to start and grow AW Executive Search on the Finnish market with the support of AW Executive Search Sweden? We are currently looking for an inspiring leader with high ambitions and a passion for recruitment to start the growth journey of AW Executive Search in Finland.

About the role

Akind is now expanding AW Executive Search to Finland and is looking for the entrepreneurial, driven and energetic person to take on the mission as Managing Director. AW Executive Search started in Sweden in the end of 2019 and has had a strong growth journey since then, with many satisfied clients in different business areas. Currently the Swedish branch consists of 15 highly competent consultants and researchers within executive search and interim management.

As Managing Director, you will have the overall responsibility of establishing AW Executive Search in Finland. You will do this by building an operative organization, including attracting, recruiting and onboard top talent to your team as well as through establishing strong relationships and collaborations with AW Executive Search’ sister companies. You will report directly to Group CEO of AW Executive Search and share best practice and work close to other MDs in the organization.

Your initial scope will be to set an ambitious and realistic plan including objectives and activities for the upcoming years, both short term and long term. You will be responsible for ensuring that your team consists of sufficient, capable, and experienced co-workers to fill management positions and additional key positions. You are expected to play an active role in developing AW Executives Search’ culture, keeping a strong employee engagement and help build the best place to work. A fundamental part in this endeavor will be to act as a role model and live Akind core values.

Job duties

You will for example.

• Create and maintain a short-term plan (1-2 years) and a long-term plan (4-6 years) for your organization together with Group CEO

• Make sure that your team reaches its strategic goals through a strong and inspiring leadership

• Ensure team deliveries according to best practice and play a key role in contributing to development of best practice

• Ensure successful implementation and development of business concepts

• Act as a role model in living Aw Executive Search’ core values

To thrive in this position, you are entrepreneurial and have the ability to keep a strategic mindset as well as an operational focus on the day-to-day business. We believe you have a solid background from a leadership role where your leadership style is described as engaging, motivating and with a high level of involvement of your team members.

We are looking for

  • Solid leadership experience, preferably with profit and loss responsibility
  • Experience from recruitment, for example from a recruiter position or as a manager recruiting for your team
  • Professional knowledge in Finnish and English, written and spoken alike

Experience from the recruitment industry will be seen as highly qualifying. It will also be considered a plus if you have experience from building a new team or branch.

As a person, you are motivated by challenges and ambitious goals. You are result oriented and have the ability to plan and execute your responsibilities in a realistic way. Since your leadership skills is key to succeed in this role, you have a passion for creating results through others and enjoy working with your teams’ development.

Client information

‍AW Executive Search focuses on recruiting experienced and skilled managers and senior specialists through executive search and interim management.

The pace of change in organizations today can often lead to a shortage of talented mid-tier to senior management executives. Many companies lack the internal search resources, professional networks or evaluation skills to properly recruit for themselves. This is where our senior consultants at AW Executive Search come in. What sets us apart is that we already have access to Academic Work’s broad network, deep sector knowledge and innovative tools for identifying, screening and evaluating optimal candidates.


Practical info

Work area: Management

Place of employment: Helsinki, Finland

Extent: Full time

Start date: ASAP, with regards to notice period

If you have any questions about AW Executive Search or the role you can contact:

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Linda Lundgren, linda.lundgren@awexecutivesearch.se

Recruitment process

The recruitment process will consist of Assessio recruitment tests, interviews and a case.

How to apply

Apply to the position by clicking "Apply here" and you will be sent to Teamtailor, our recruitment system. Please send your application as soon as possible, at the latest September 30th.

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