Research Consultant

東京23区 外資系企業 外資系企業 在宅可・ハイブリッド勤務可
  • Be empowered to cultivate relationships with C-level and executives
  • Be part of a vibrant team surrounded by highly successful individuals


Page Group is a leading international specialist recruitment group currently employing over 7,700 staffs with 140 office locations in 36 countries. We opened our first Asia office in 1994 and Tokyo office was launched in 2001, which makes 2023 our 22nd anniversary. Page Group main brands in Japan are Page Executive and Michael Page.

Page Executive is recognised for our powerful in-house research function, speed and flexibility of response and assignment completion rates, organisations worldwide use Page Executive to secure their senior talent. The roles on which we focus typically sit at the sub-Board and Board levels. Page Executive maintains a strong track record of recruitment at senior management, executive and leadership levels. We have more than 250 dedicated senior recruitment consultants spread around the globe, finalising over 2,000 permanent and interim executive assignments each year.


Researching / Sourcing candidates for active job briefs:

  • Develops a solid understanding of the potential client/client's industry including specific information regarding the "value proposition" (competitive landscape, strengths, and weaknesses), stock performance, employee headcount.
  • Maintain current awareness of news and issues associated with key client engagements and market opportunities and share information with Partners and knowledge management.
  • To provide support to Partners in business development, due diligence and the execution of research assignments, including carrying out initial research, identification of candidates, qualifying calls and verifying through switchboards.
  • Attending client meetings at the request of Partners
  • As a result of Research work completed, producing long and/or short lists for Partners
  • Obtaining a detailed brief from Partners
  • Reviewing all possible sources of candidates (e.g. database, target & competitor companies, networking through existing contacts, relevant websites, etc) & speaking to / assessing as many appropriate candidates as possible
  • Producing reports on work completed for Partners and clients, thus allowing work done to be re-billed to clients
  • Strengthen existing relationships and seek out new contacts in order to build networks in each market sector

Management of the Executive Database:

  • Registering candidates, even when we have no specific job ideas to discuss
  • Ensuring that completed search documents are shared with the admin team to update on the database


  • Press monitoring within each market sector for relevant information and management moves
  • Market-mapping or salary benchmarking projects
  • Assisting Partners on business development projects as requested
  • Collating information on "Leads" and "Referrals" to the wider group.
  • Building internal relationships within the wider Pagegroup


  • Bachelors' Degree in any discipline
  • Fluency in Japanese & English
  • Working experience, ideally in an MNC in HR/recruitment/research etc.
  • Independent and inquisitive learner
  • Good time management skills, ability to work on several projects at once, often with different Partners, and the ability to prioritise
  • Detailed and organised by nature
  • Good communication and presentation skills as role will be focused on executive candidates
  • Able to master a brief at short notice and become an instant expert in a new field several times a month.
  • Team player with strong work ethic
  • Fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint



You will start with a guaranteed competitive base salary (based on skills and experience) with quarterly incentive based on your individual performance.

What should you join our team:

In this role, you will have the unique advantage of direct communication with hiring managers, eliminating the need to navigate through HR or talent acquisition teams to access job briefs. You will also be empowered to cultivate relationships with C-level and executive professionals, granting you the opportunity to engage with high-ranking individuals within the organisation. Beyond simply briefing job opportunities, your responsibilities include actively building and nurturing relationships, regardless of immediate job openings. Moreover, you will be part of a vibrant team surrounded by highly successful individuals who can provide invaluable support and top-class solutions when faced with challenges. Notably, this role places a strong emphasis on candidate-side focus, with no business development requirements, allowing you to concentrate on delivering exceptional candidate experiences and results.


  • Starting with 20 paid leave per year.
  • 10 days of medical leave per year.
  • 18 weeks of maternity leave and 4 weeks of paternity leave.
  • 1 paid day off to celebrate your birthday.
  • 5 days of compassion leave, and 5 days of marriage leave.
  • Hybrid remote work option (2 times per week).
  • Flex time to start your day anytime between 8am and 11am.
  • Your own work phone and laptop
  • Transportation allowance and full medical coverage
  • Quarterly highflyer trips for our top performers;
  • Opportunities to be transferred overseas
  • & MORE
Elliott Vie
+81 3 6402 1595


Elliott Vie
+81 3 6402 1595