Job Title Project Manager - Internal Opening
Location Gurnee, IL
Job Description

Cutting Edge Connect, a technology-based executive search firm located in Chicago, is currently looking for a Full-Time Executive Search Partner for our Midwest operations.

The Executive Search Partner is responsible for business development, managing and executing on client projects and is the daily point-of-contact for hiring authorities throughout the contracted period.

Primary Responsibilities

Executive Search Partner will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Business Development and consulting with clients.
  • Setting expectations with the client on execution plan, activities and timelines.
  • Establishing an execution plan and allocate appropriate resources to allow for a productive candidate flow inclusive of working with: admin, searching job boards, researching social media sites for candidates and cold calling into companies.
  • Collaborate with clients to establish the “best fit” profile for the projects.
  • Work with candidates on video profiles, candidate summary and candidate presentations to clients.
  • Provide feedback to clients on project progress and making recommendations regarding other products and services that may be helpful to the client.
  • Responsible for setting up both phone and face-to-face interviews and candidate and client feedback after interviews.
  • Closing the candidate and client to make sure there is a right fit in terms of culture and compensation expectations.
  • Performing reference checks for final candidates as requested
  • Providing necessary documents for proper billing to clients. 

Basic Position Requirements

  • 1 - 3 years’ experience in customer service, inside sales or consulting.
  • Willing to learn full lifecycle recruiting including, but not limited to; business development sourcing, qualifying, networking, assessing, job analysis, salary trends and relationship management.
  • Demonstrated experience using Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) to screen, qualify and present candidates to assigned hiring managers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to achieve competency in new industries qualify prospective candidates based requisition requirements.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Experience working in a manufacturing, industrial or chemical engineering sector preferred

Work Environment

We offer a professional office environment which includes the following:

  • Furnished private office
  • Phone, personal computer and access to the internet
  • Access to a comprehensive Applicant Tracking System
  • State of the art candidate sourcing tools and technology
  • Flexible office hours

Additional Position Requirements

*** Cutting Edge Connect is a rapidly growing organization that quickly adapts new processes and procedures into established sourcing methods. The ideal individual should be open to change in the workplace and adapt quickly as new strategies are incorporated.

***Cutting Edge Connect is looking for the following attributes in a candidate: a self-starter, who is  passionate, entrepreneurial, driven, collaborative, outgoing, persistent, consultative, reliable, and proud in a job well done.

About Us

Our organization strives to improve company hiring practices by maintaining a consultative approach with corporations and incorporating a high touch/ high technology process that produces quality candidate flow, greater retention, and solid relationships with hiring managers and companies nationwide. For a list our past business partners, please visit our website,, and click the ‘Industry Expertise’ tab.

Our company provides a flexible work schedule, 401K with company match, and the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of self-starters who possess a passion for increasing the size and scope of our company at all levels to benefit each member of our team. Creative individuals will find increased opportunity for rapid growth, high levels of advancement, and the ability to create new business in a quickly growing industry of technology based recruiting.

For more information please contact: John Edgcomb, President of Cutting Edge Connect, Inc.

(847) 263-1689 or

Cutting Edge Connect - Making a Visual Difference in the Recruiting Industry.

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