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11 Mar 2021

Full-Time Full Desk Executive Recruiter

ThinkingAhead – Posted by ThinkingAhead Anywhere

Job Description

ThinkingAhead Executive Search ( is a boutique executive search firm with corporate headquarters in Nashville. ThinkingAhead is a subsidiary of the Southwestern family of companies, a staple in the Nashville business community for 150+ years, and repeatedly ranked by the Nashville Business Journal as the #1 search firm in Middle Tennessee and a Best in Business Honoree.

Unique in the marketplace, ThinkingAhead is an employee owned company with over 30 award winning consultants, widely recognized as Subject Matter Experts in their respective specialties. In 2020 alone, ThinkingAhead placed over 280 professionals with 160 clients and ranked in the top percentile nationwide of search firms.

ThinkingAhead offers a unique workplace that includes industry-specific teams, ethical recruiting practices and an entrepreneurial culture. Our recruiters are encouraged to test new market niches and grow into sales management roles without having to wait in line behind someone else.

As an Executive Recruiter you will be responsible for:
– Generating new client business through your own lead generation methodologies
– Building and maintaining strong client and candidate relationships
– Using multiple techniques for sourcing high caliber talent in highly competitive markets
– Reviewing and understanding job requirements across specialized industries
– Screening candidates, conducting interviews and presenting candidates to clients
– Negotiating fee agreements and salaries
– Matching great people with great companies

What we look for in a candidate:
– Experience in B2B or direct sales, preferably service or solution selling, or previous experience in full desk recruiting with proven track record of success
– Creative thinking and problem solving skills
– High level of motivation and drive to be successful
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Excellent time management and prioritization skills

Why ThinkingAhead?
Ours is a quest for significance, not just success. Daily, we create a lasting difference in the lives of people and companies. Our mission is to be recognized as the executive search leader in our chosen specialties by delivering outstanding results to clients and candidates every day.

ThinkingAhead Executive Search is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a work environment that supports, inspires and respects all individuals. Personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic ancestry, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic. This applies to every aspect of employment including hiring, training, advancement and termination. The firm is committed to creating a just culture of diversity, equity and inclusion by practicing, within the company and the marketplace we serve, intentional strategies that serve marginalized individuals and groups.

How to Apply

For more information, or to submit your resume, visit  or contact Corporate Recruiter Kristy Proudfoot-Ross, SPHR, CPC at  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: account management, B2B Sales, cold calling, Direct Sales, Entrepreneurial, Executive Recruiting, Lead Generation, Negotiation, New Business Development, Pipeline Management, Relationship Building, sales, Sales Process, Solution Sales, and Solution Selling. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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