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Executive Search

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Expectations for leaders have radically changed, highlighting a critical gap in Australian leadership capability. As experts recruiting Executive-level and C-suite talent, we understand the pressure organisations face when sourcing executive leaders.

Determined to break the rules of traditional search firms, our focus is on delivering a personalised, relationship-based approach to executive search.

Our Executive Search practice recruits Board, Director, C-suite, and General Management level appointments including:  

  • Chairs, Non-Executive Directors and Directors
  • CEOs, Managing Directors, General Managers, and Country Managers
  • C-suite and divisional directors - COO, CFO, CTO/CIO, CMO, CPO, CRO, Sales Directors

Since 2004, the Six Degrees Executive Search practice has achieved national reach across Australia and (through our PRAXI Alliance partnership) into international executive talent markets.

We are valued by clients for our candidate-led, agile approach that is underpinned by quality processes and frameworks including our proprietary 6Dx assessment methodology.  

EXECUTIVE NETWORK

Our dedicated executive search team leverage their expert research capabilities and use rigorous search methodologies that are customised to the needs of our clients to deliver quality results. 

Our experienced Executive Search team includes Six Degrees Executive Directors and a support of a team of researchers. We draw from deep and engaged talent pools nurtured through our specialist recruitment business, where we sit at the epicentre of talent ecosystems.

Through the established Six Degrees Executive networks, our Executive Search practice can access the best C-suite and executive leadership talent in Australia and international executive talent through our membership in the Praxi Alliance search network. Our clients include a diverse variety of public and private enterprise, private equity-backed companies and family-owned businesses. 

RECRUITMENT & TALENT SERVICES 

We provide a range of complementary recruitment and talent services: 


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OUR APPROACH TO EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Organisations can only evolve if they have strong leaders. In an era of continuous transformation, finding the right talent for Board and C-Suite roles is more important than ever. Six Degrees Executive meets this challenge by employing an advanced research methodology combined with a rigorous assessment process to find executive talent that exceeds expectations.

Working closely with our clients to define talent requirements, our Executive Search practice uses an in-depth briefing process that provides quality results in a cost- and time-effective manner.

Our executive recruitment services are underpinned by our proprietary 6Dx methodology, designed by organisational psychologists to reduce the margin for risk and ensure an objective approach to deliver consistent, high-quality outcomes. 6Dx provides our clients with a customised capability assessment to evaluate, compare and benchmark executive-level candidates’ skills and experience. Learn more about Executive Assessment and the 6Dx methodology. 

CREATING DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE FUTURES

As a leading executive search agency and specialist recruiter, Six Degrees Executive holds a privileged role in influencing positive change across industries, which is why we are working to help our clients unlock the benefits of diverse teams and an inclusive culture.

Diversity and Inclusion must be driven from the top – and represented at the top – if organisations want to reap the full benefits of diverse teams and an inclusive culture.

Our Executive Search practice is experienced at finding the right executive talent to drive and embed organisational change, working closely with organisations to enable diverse and inclusive teams and culture.

LEADERSHIP KNOWLEDGE

Our clients benefit from extensive leadership knowledge – our in-depth industry insight and knowledge of the changing skills, challenges, and pressures on executive leaders have been acquired through our years of successful experience specialising across industry sectors with small, medium and large companies and ASX listed organisations. 

Our Future of Leadership research reveals the importance of having the right leadership in place to deliver results and facilitate organisational change and transformation.

Success Stories

  • Bapcor - Technology

    IT Security Engineer

  • Mattel

    Country Manager

  • Goodman Fielder - Technical

    National Quality Manager

  • Goodman Fielder - Operations

    Site Operations Manager

  • Quantem

    QLD State Operations Manager

  • Therabody

    Country Manager

  • 7-Eleven

    Head of Brand

  • Frucor

    Talent Pipelining

  • Beyond Blue

    Head of Marketing, Partnership Manager

  • General Mills

    Engineering Manager

  • Cleanaway

    Talent Mapping

  • Australian National University

    Interim Marketing Director

  • Coles Digital Marketing Manager

    Digital Marketing Manager

  • Cricket Australia

    Head of Digital

  • Crownbet

    Head of CRM and Loyalty

  • Matt Blatt

    eCommerce Manager

  • Caltex

    Engineering Project Manager

  • Cleanaway Head of PMO

    Head of PMO

  • Koala

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Mondelez

    General Manager - Engineering

  • Murray Goulburn

    Plant Manager

  • Sharing Smiles

    Senior Brand Manager

  • Hallmark

    Brand manager

  • L'Occitane

    Marketing Director

  • MLA

    Senior Marketing Manager

  • PZ Cussons

    NPD Manager

  • Schneider Electric

    Finance Director

  • Tomra

    Head of Marketing

  • Toys R Us

    General Manager - Marketing and Merchandise

  • Asaleo Care - Procurement

    Head of Procurement

  • Blackmores

    Category Manager

  • Strategic Sourcing Manager

    Consumer, Procurement

  • RMIT University

    Associate Director - Procurement

  • The Just Group

    General Manager - Sourcing

  • API

    General Manager - Merchandise, Head of Merchandise

  • Bakers Delight

    National Marketing Manager

  • Coles

    Category Manager

  • Grill'd

    National Operations Manager

  • Officeworks National Brand Manager

    National Brand Manager

  • Australia Post

    Head of Sales

  • Bosch

    GM - Power Tools

  • Cleanaway Sales Operations Planning Lead

    Sales Operations Planning Lead

  • Dr. Oetker

    Account Manager

  • Eco Store

    GM - Sales & Marketing

  • Fuji Xerox

    Sales Lead, Digital Marketing Automation

  • Mayborn Group

    National Account Manager

  • Miele

    National Field Sales Manager

  • National Business Manager - Coles

    National Business Manager - Coles

  • P&G

    National Account Manager

  • Peters

  • Peters National Account Manager

    National Account Manager

  • PZ Cussons Commercial Director

    Commercial Director

  • Rohlig Chief Sales Officer

    Chief Sales Officer

  • Soul Fresh Sales Rep

    Sales Rep

  • Twinnings Sales Director

    Sales Director

  • Aesop

    Demand and Inventory Planning Analyst

  • Forever New

    GM Supply Chain

  • Harvey Norman GM Supply Chain

    GM Supply Chain and Logistics

  • Loreal

    Supply Chain Director

  • Nude

    Supply Chain Manager

  • Orora

    Regional Supply Chain Manager

  • Simplot - Supply chain

    National Logistics Manager, Head of Logistics

  • Wilmar

    National S&OP Manager

  • AFL

    General Manager - Commercial

  • Aspect

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Australian Tax Office

    Chief Procurement Officer

  • Bel Group

    Country Manager

  • Arthur's Seat Eagle

    Chief Executive Officer

  • EGL

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Grilld

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Huhtamaki

    General Manager

  • Ixom

    Head of Sales

  • Miele

    Finance and IT Director

  • National Poly Industries

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Retail Food Group

    Chief Executive

  • Rics

    Managing Director

  • RMIT

    Director of Business Development

  • Sand Hill Road

    Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer

  • Sportsbet

    General Manager - Wagering

  • Dementia Australia

    GM - Marketing Services

  • Heart Foundation

    Marketing & Communications Advisor

  • Ambulance Victoria

    Digital Advisor

  • Rust-Oleum

    Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer

  • Restaurant Brands - Taco Bell

  • Starward

  • Starward

  • Lavazza Australia Pty Ltd

  • BentSpoke Brewing Co.

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Advantage Group

    General Manager

  • AuMake

    Head of Marketing

  • Inclusive Australia

    Non-Executive Director

  • Walt Disney

    Director Disney Streaming Services

  • Spirit

    Chief Information Officer

  • IRI

  • Dometic

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Balter

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Kimberely Clarke

    General Manager NZ

  • Mainland Cheese

  • BSI

    General Manager - Finance

  • Lycopodium

    Managing Director

Executive ROLES

We Recruit

  • Board Appointments

  • Chairperson

  • Executive Director

  • Non-Executive Director

  • Managing Director

  • Chief Commercial Officer

  • Chief Executive Officer 

  • Chief Financial Officer 

  • Chief Information Officer 

  • Chief Marketing Officer 

  • Chief Operations Officer 

  • Chief Procurement Officer 

  • Chief Risk Officer 

  • Chief Technology Officer 

  • ​Finance Director

  • Marketing Director

  • Procurement Director

  • Sales Director

  • General Management

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