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Director Executive Search

32-40 hour | Amsterdam

Executive Search


Newpeople has been a thought leader in digital leadership for over 18 years. With our executive search and interim solutions services, we work for organizations that are changing from ‘old to new’ and are in different phases of digital transformation and for the ‘pure players’ who started digitally and where growth is central (start-ups, scale-ups and grown-ups). Within the digital domain we work on both commercial and technical positions of ultimate responsibility, senior and executive. We also fulfill digital supervisory functions.

We are here to drive change by humanizing digital transformation and growth for leaders in Europe.

We inspire our clients to look differently and to build a sustainable future together. We do this by defining the different phases of digital maturity and linking them to the right type of leadership and associated team. We have a leadership model for this ourselves. We work for beautiful organizations that focus on digital transformation or digital growth, such as Swapfiets, Booking, Ballast Nedam, Ring, MyWheels, Egeria, TakeAway, Nordian Capital, Intergamma, Felyx, KPN and Catawiki.

About the vacancy Director Executive Search

As Director Executive Search you are, together with the team, responsible for expanding the customer portfolio and independently carrying out the Executive Search process. 

As Director Executive Search you are specifically:

  • Client focused: You maintain intensive and qualitative contact with the client and you advise the client about digital transformation and/or growth from a people and leadership perspective. In addition, you are a good listener and you understand the challenges the client faces. You then know how to convert this into assignments for Newpeople;
  • Business oriented: You are a thought leader in the field of ‘new’ leadership, ‘human talent’ and digital developments and changes within (fast growing) organizations;
  • Community and people minded: You are a fully-fledged discussion partner at Executive and C level within the digital domain; 
  • Result driven: Both individually and jointly with the team, you are responsible for increasing the customer portfolio and the successful completion of the processes where 100% conversion is the standard;
  • Structured: You can perform multiple assignments simultaneously with ease and pleasure. You work systematically and with an analytical mindset, search and assess candidate profiles and successfully complete projects;
  • Project focused: You independently set up the executive search project, direct and coordinate the process from preparation, intake to hiring candidates at the client. 

Do you recognize yourself in this vacancy?

As Director Executive Search you are a networker who wants to see results in connecting the ‘new’ leaders in organizations in order to realize digital transformation and/or growth. In this you bring your own network at management and C-level of both potential clients and candidates. You have +/- 10 years of experience as a (Sr.) Consultant in Executive Search, (Strategy) Consulting or Human Capital or you bring substantive knowledge through senior experience within Digital Strategy and/or Digital Business Development. 

The Director Executive Search we are looking for recognizes in the description below: 

  • Self management with teaming: Executive search work is dynamic and complex. It requires perseverance, independence and intensive cooperation within the team. A high degree of proactiveness, interaction and result orientation is required; 
  • Confidential: Many assignments are strategic and highly confidential. Contact with stakeholders and candidates should take place with great discretion; 
  • Enterprising: You are a self-starter, inquisitive, curious, see a challenge in solving complex issues and finding the very best candidate, you do not give up before all possibilities have been explored; 
  • Language skills: You have good communication skills (both verbal and written). You work out proposals, profile descriptions and reports independently. Excellent English and fluent Dutch is a requirement; 
  • Advising: You are able to translate business opportunities into the right required leadership profile and advise candidates about their career steps.


  • Client focused
  • Business oriented
  • Community and people minded
  • Result driven
  • Structured
  • Project focused

What we offer

As Director Executive Search you will become part of a growing and dynamic team that is constantly evolving. You will be given all the space and freedom to further shape your position and your own growth path. In addition, you will receive from us: 

  • 75-125k annual salary (depending on your experience) including 8% holiday pay;
  • Joint bonus scheme; 
  • Contract for 1 year (minimum);
  • Career opportunities to eg Executive Director Executive Search;
  • Green pension scheme at Zwitserleven;
  • The most beautiful office in the Amsterdam Houthavens: the REMeiland; 
  • Other fringe benefits such as 25 vacation days +1 for every year of employment, €1000 training budget, full telephone allowance, flexible working, travel allowance, work from home allowance and a healthy lunch at the office.  

Newpeople has an open book culture in which transparency and collaboration are central. We always work with clients and with each other based on our core values:

  • Dedicated “We go all the way and beyond”
  • Genuine “We are like best mates: open, honest and direct and we vouch for each other”
  • Offbeat “Off the beaten track, authentic and always challenge the status quo”
  • Happy “We create fun, a little weirdness and make others part of it”

Why Newpeople is not another executive search & interim agency

  • We have been active in the digital domain for over 18 years and therefore understand the challenges what organizations stand for today;
  • We don’t rest until a position is filled and we go to the hole. We believe in this so strongly that we have even made it a core value: Dedicated;
  • We do not work in partner structures, our remuneration model is based on the jointly achieved profit, so we look for each assignment to see who is best suited to the specific question of the client and always put together the best team;
  • We do not look at the available candidates but at the best candidates in the market;
  • We are fun to work with 🙂

We are an ambitious and successful team and have one goal: to become the leading Executive Search and Interim Solutions agency in the digital world. 

We are committed to building a diverse team. We welcome you to an inclusive and informal culture, where we are open-minded and you can be yourself, including your cultural background, age, gender, disability or sexual identity. We are convinced that diversity and inclusivity makes for a more successful company. 

Everyone is different, and it is precisely the differences in people that makes us a better organization. We are therefore very curious about who you are!


We would like to get in touch with you. We will of course treat your response as strictly confidential. Call, mail or Whatsapp Paul van Campen via paul.vancampen@newpeople.nl or +31 (0)6 534 456 39.


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