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Vice President, Search | Gallagher

The Organization

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture defined by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.

In western Canada, Gallagher has a thriving Talent Management consulting practice with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Regina.  Our practices include Search Solutions, Leadership Assessment & Development and Career Transition.

What makes Gallagher a phenomenal place to work? Our people, of course! Interested in working alongside an industry-leading giant? This role might just be the right fit for you.


The Opportunity

Reports to:Vice President, Executive Search
Location:Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary or Regina



Reporting the Senior Vice President, Talent Management Services – Western Region, the Vice President will be responsible for growing the retained search practice through developing new client relationships and driving business. You will have the opportunity to build your own book of business and gain market share, while delivering an exceptional client experience. Much of the mandate will be achieved through leveraging existing personal networks, hunting for new connections and establishing sustainable client relationships.


Key Accountabilities

  • Create strategies to develop new client relationships and achieve annual personal revenue target
  • Build a clientele who recognize you as a trusted business advisor
  • Manage overall project execution including research, telephone screening, conducting interviews and references, drafting rigorous client reports, and high-touch client and candidate communication
  • Leverage your experience across a variety of projects to develop comprehensive solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations
  • Utilize a consultative approach to help build awareness of Gallagher’s full suite of talent management services and position the firm for growth


First Year Deliverables / Measures of Success

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Achieve or exceed annual revenue targets
  • Articulate and sell full suite of Gallagher services including Executive Search & Recruitment Solutions, Leadership, Assessment, & Development, and Career Transition & Outplacement
  • Build strategic client relationships that are positioned for long-term partnership with the firm


Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • A University degree or College diploma


  • A demonstrated track record in building partnerships, stakeholder consultation, client management and business development
  • Experienced in managing the sales and delivery of client projects
  • Proven experience in driving revenue for a division or a department
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience writing and winning competitive formal bids and proposals

Competencies and Attributes:

  • A leader with strong interpersonal skills – the ability to listen, build relationships, communicate, connect and influence within the client environment and our team setting
  • Committed to a collaborative team environment, and to providing an outstanding client experience
  • Appreciation and an aptitude for personal branding
  • Tenacious and entrepreneurial – willing to take the initiative
  • A creative thinker with the insight and ability to quickly assimilate new concepts, recognize trends in industry and management thinking, and leverage them to engage and add value to our client organizations
  • A predisposition to learning and continuous growth
  • A high regard and respect for confidentiality


Equal Opportunity

Gallagher is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse team benefits and is essential to service excellence. Gallagher welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.  In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Gallagher throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AEPR-420767 Vice President, Search | Gallagher - AB - Calgary and AreaAB - Edmonton and AreaBC - Vancouver and AreaSK - Regina (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.