Associate Director Industry, Talent and Careers

Job Locations ES-Madrid
Posted Date 1 month ago(08/11/2022 11:19)
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Talent & Careers


The Associate Director, Employer Relations + Sector Advisor at IE Talent & Careers has two main responsibilities:  build relations with employers in specific sector to create career opportunities for all IE students, and to prepare candidates to succeed in their recruiting processes.

IE University is a top ranked university, with five different schools: Business, Law, Science and Technology, Global Public Affairs, and Architecture and Design. Academic degree programs include different grades, specialized Masters, MBAs, and Executive Education, in full-time, blended, online or part-time modes.

We are looking for an Employer Relations and Sector Advisor for the Industrial sub sectors: Manufacturing, Energy, Automotive, Logistics and Aerospace.



Recruiter Relations; Business development & Account Management

  • Help create a sector annual business development and account management plan with specific company targets, following specific performance goals and metrics, to be reviewed regularly.
  • Help develop and execute an employer outreach strategy targeting employers in selected geographies and sectors with awareness of current student’s interests and economic and industry trends to maximize opportunities.
  • Leverage alumni network to open doors in companies.
  • Work with faculty and other department to involve them in corporate outreach/sales.
  • Conduct visits to employer partners and new business leads to reinforce relationship and seek new opportunities for both on-campus and off-campus recruiting.
  • Extensive sales calls and proactive outreach to represent the University both nationally and internationally to increase volume of recruiters and geographic diversity of recruiters.
  • Facilitate employers' participation in specific recruiting events, including panels with sector experts, Talent Forums, company presentations, workshops, as well as other events designed to facilitate interactions between employers and students.
  • Attend external sector specific events.
  • Coordinate with marketing manager a communication and marketing plan to promote recruiting events.

Sector Advisor

  • Develop and deliver workshops and informational sessions about sectors and interview preparation for specific sector or company
  • Career coaching and advising of candidates through their process of self-assessment, research, networking and interview preparation, job search guidance for the specific sector. Specific KPIs to measure specific results achieved
  • Develop increasing levels of knowledge about specific industry trends, corporate strategy and recruitment expectations of core clients by conducting ongoing research and engagement with the company representatives and alumni to ensure students have current information about specific job markets and industries 
  • Organize sector specific training or events
  • Coordinate with professional student club activities: events, student treks
  • Define and complete special projects as required.
  • Hold open office hours to provide sector-specific career advice.
  • Understand and promote career resources and career education events.
  • Manage and report employment information and statistics.



  • Master’s Degree from a top University is desirable.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and oral.
  • Experience in the specific sector, minimum of 3 years. Prior sales or business development experience would be highly valued.
  • Experience as a coach, career advisor, headhunter, recruiter, or other HR role would be a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of higher education (master or MBA) programs and employers.
  • Excellent communication and coaching skills, and excellent empathy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally with diverse constituency, including senior executives.
  • Multi-tasking and the ability to work with a sense of urgency under tight deadlines. Organizational skills and able to plan and manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Initiative: the candidate must be a professional with self-confidence, a spirit of service, a proactive attitude, action oriented, dynamic, hardworking, innovative, and receptive to improvements and constant learning.
  • Results oriented and highly motivated to achieve objectives, both individually and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time, and occasionally work evenings and weekends attending events.
  • Proven ability to create and establish external business relationships.
  • Global mentality, being able to work with people from different backgrounds and keep an open mind to different needs.


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