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ZS Associates, Inc. | Evanston, Illinois
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ZS is the world’s largest consulting firm focused exclusively on improving business performance through sales and marketing consulting solutions, from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. Together, we design and implement strategies that lead to greater market share, more competitive operations and increased use of today’s latest technologies. From 22 offices worldwide, ZS professionals draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients. We are particularly known for our expertise in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors, yet work across a range of industries.

ZS’ Corporate Support teams operate the firm’s core internal enterprise functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication—whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.

Human Resources develops and executes successful recruiting programs, learning and expertise-development initiatives, strategic staffing assignments, effective reporting and analytics, performance management processes, and work-life benefits and operations.


We seek a creative and energetic recruiting sourcer to join our Evanston, IL office.  The starZS Team (Sourcing, Talent Acquisition & Research) supports our in-house recruiters by identifying, assessing and developing external senior-level candidates for open positions using various resource tools, sourcing strategies, and advanced internet research techniques. This individual will develop a candidate pipeline through various sourcing methods including Internet and database mining, professional networking, proactive headhunting and identifying additional recruiting sources for specialized searches/skill sets. This role reports to the North America Recruiting Lead in our Evanston office.


  • Work closely with Recruiters and Hiring Managers to build innovative talent sourcing strategies for existing openings across North America, Europe & Asia;
  • Source new talent through various channels including: Internet & Online Research, Social Media & Blogs, Networking, Professional Associations, Alumni, Employee Referrals, Job Boards, Direct Applications and the company ATS (Applicant Tracking System);
  • Sit in on new role discussions with recruiters and hiring managers to outline job descriptions and candidate profiles;
  • Build competitor organizational maps to better understand their size & structure (industry titles, regional footprint, salary benchmarking, progression path, industry focus and compatible teams/functions) and to identify opportunities for more targeted name generation, future prospecting & pipelining;
  • Create sourcing activity and candidate reports for active searches to be shared with recruiters and hiring teams;
  • Provide responsive and proactive service and solution support to recruiters and candidates via telephone, e-mail, etc.;
  • Lead project-related requests for large workforce challenges in new growth areas, office openings/closures, and new capability creation. Report on recruitment conditions, hiring trends and overall market intelligence. Present findings to recruiters and stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, coupled with a record of high academic or personal achievement;
  • A minimum of 6 – 12 months’ work experience in a fast-paced corporate research or sourcing role  is desirable, but not essential;
  • Advanced internet research experience using Boolean search techniques is desirable;  
  • Can demonstrate a genuine interest in corporate recruiting and sourcing (including: headhunting, building talent pipelines, building market intelligence reports and recommending strong talent);
  • Knowledge of recruiting/placement laws and practices a plus;
  • Comfortable engaging with senior-level candidates and stakeholders – excellent communication skills and maturity;
  • A team player with excellent organizational & multi-tasking skills (ability to work on multiple projects in parallel and prioritize); attention to detail and a strong work ethic;
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Good sense of humor appreciated.

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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ZS has been recognized globally for its expertise in consulting and its flexible work environment. View ZS’s accolades.



About ZS Associates, Inc.

ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. Since our founding in 1983, ZS has been recognized around the world for our expertise in go-to-market and sales force strategies and our implementation capabilities. ZS helps companies achieve sales success by delivering both issue-specific solutions and large-scale business transformations. We focus on increasing sales for our clients, addressing a broad range of business issues in pursuit of that single goal. More than twenty years ago, ZS founders Andy Zoltners and Prabha Sinha, as professors, put their theories into practice with the creation of ZS. While we have strong academic roots, we're growing beyond them. We've expanded our industry focus, developed new product service areas and created new software tools to enable our services. One hallmark of ZS is our relationship with our clients. We partner with them, helping them make decisions about their business, and implementing change within their organizations. Our culture is unique, too. ZS is a place where excellence is the standard, teamwork is emphasized, and integrity is the norm.

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