Executive Search

Executive Search is designed for the highest management level and requires an in-depth knowledge of the specific markets, state-of-the-art search techniques, qualified referrals through our vast network and a structured database on industries and potential candidates including national, international candidates, expatriates and repatriates.

Research and Direct approach

The heart of an executive search procedure is the Research! Specially trained researchers and assistants are constantly compiling and collecting information regarding industries and potential candidates. During a project, the partner together with the project team define the search strategy, which includes classical state of the art research, database search and referrals from the SteinPartner network and our advisory board, listed in the menu.

The output is the so-called long list, out of which the best suitable candidates are selected. Our partners and consultants possess proven management experience, as well as the necessary evaluation and assessment knowledge for the selection of the best candidates. In-depth interviews and assessment tools are assuring the quality of the selection process.


Stein&Partner regards its activity itself as consultancy. Besides the above mentioned, the most important issue is to correctly understand the needs of the client and of the candidate in order to build a long-term fit for the open position. It is not less important to provide consultancy on the specific local issues, such as the salary level, labor contracts and the organizational positioning in order to be prepared for the local challenges. The first 100 days in the new position are very important. Stein&Partner offer Integration Coaching for that time.

Special Expertise

Stein&Partner has worked in all the business segments for the past 21 years and successfully placed over 2000 management positions in the region. Our philosophy is to look across industries and to find the perfect match for the client and the candidate. We have built our solid experience among others in the following fields:

  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Retail
  • IT- and Telecommunications
  • Automotive
  • Finance and Banking
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Industry/Manufacturing & Energy
  • Services
  • Agriculture

Defining of client needs
Preparing profile of demands / requirements
Determining search strategies
Strategy & Target List

Market research
Analysis of candidates information
Preparing long list of candidates
List of Target-Candidates
Long List

Identifying the best-qualified candidates
Drafting a short list
Preparing the confidential reports

Short List

Presentation of candidates
Presenting the short list to the client
Client interviews
Selection of the best candidate(s)
Cross-checking references
Selection of target candidates

Conclusion and follow-up
Supporting of contract negotiations
Obtaining client’s feedback on the process quality
Follow up with chosen candidate (s) until starting date & integration coaching
Support during employment and integration