Leadership Consultancy

Executive Search

HR Management

Increasing value for our client's corporations and institutions,
worldwide!

Letter from the CEO

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are delighted to welcome you to our new Website. The world is currently going through its biggest upheaval of modern times. The global economy is busy defining new industries and markets - whilst existing business systems are being called into question. Phrases such as Green Economy, E-mobility and Digitalisation are changing our daily work, as well as our lives.

Our company, like our global clients and international candidates, finds itself in dynamic surroundings. I hope our Website can answer any immediate questions you may have and give you a good sense and overview of our company. However, should you still have any questions or require any additional information on our company please consult your local office or me personally.

Kind Regards


Frank Latzer

Short Profile - Frank Latzer

Frank Latzer is a founder and CEO of our consulting company. Born in 1967, he has more than two decades of consulting experience. After completing his studies in business administration, Frank Latzer started his career at the international HR consultancy. Five years later, he was appointed to the executive board of an international strategy consulting firm that also focused on executive search and recruiting, which he successfully restructured worldwide. Soon after these changes, Mr. Latzer purchased the executive search division and established his own HR consultancy firm. In his current function, Mr. Latzer advises medium-sized and large corporations in close collaboration with his team and places supervisory board mandates, another focus is the consulting in the field of human resources management.

About Us

LATZER ASSOCIATES GROUP (LAG) is an International Leadership Consultancy. Since establishing the company, our primary aim has been to increase the value of our client's corporations and institutions. Our consultancy focuses on international clients, mid-sized family run businesses and government structures across the world.

We focus on executive search, assessing top executives, mid management and specialists, as well as members of global supervisory and advisory boards. Consultancy in the field of Human Resources Management complements and completes our occupational profile nicely.

Our consulting firm was founded by the CEO Mr. Frank Latzer, who has more than 20 years of experience working as a successful consultant in strategy – as well as in executive search consultancy. During this time, Mr. Frank Latzer has successfully restructured, internationalized and founded numerous consulting companies.

The many years of experience gained in consulting within the areas of Executive Search and Human Resource Management – on a global scale – mean that LATZER ASSOCIATES GROUP has a solid base which allows us to provide consultancy of the highest quality. With this, we have created an alternative to other big executive search companies, such as those of American origin and small local firms. Today we are among the most prestigious names in our business.

Our company has many years of expertise. Several thousand mandates have been successfully completed within the area of Executive Search globally and we have had huge international success when consulting within the area of Human Resource Management – across all practice groups. Our clients include big world-renowned international companies as well as more traditional mid-sized family run firms and governments.

Approach

We are industry leaders

By positioning ourselves as a top Consulting Boutique, we consciously limit the size of our organisation. In doing so, we restrict the number of clients in each sector, in order to avoid conflicts of interest and to increase the size of our research hunting ground. With this conscious positioning of our company, we support only a limited number of companies in each business sector worldwide. As a result, we are one of the few International Executive Search Companies in a position to globally recruit top-candidates for our outstanding clients.

From the very beginning, we have placed great importance on the globalisation of our company's recruitment approach. With our own internationally placed offices, we can offer our clients a worldwide, comprehensive advisory service.

In order to ensure the highest level of expertise, our company is structured around practice groups working on an international basis. All our colleagues have established expertise and comprehensive knowledge of their specialist market sector. This leads to quick and successful access to the top candidates.

Services

Along with our international employees, we focus on contacting business executives and specialists (Executive – Search) worldwide. Based on our many years of experience, we have developed a stringent 5-Step Mandate process, which ensures a solid foundation for placing new candidates in vacant positions:

1

Detailed Analysis of Vacant Position

2

Comprehensive Research

3

Rigorous Selection

4

Decision-Making

5

Successful Contract Negotiation/Follow-Up

This 5-Step process applies to every search mandate and is followed by LAG offices worldwide.

Practice Groups

Specific Sector-Know-How allows our consultants to find the most suitable candidate in the shortest time possible. It is for this reason that we have grouped all our expertise into the following Practice Groups:

Every global Practice Group has developed its own industry-specific Know-How-Management-System. Each group‘s daily researched, updated market knowledge and the databases and processes they create allow all our consultants to access the entire LAG Company knowledge at any time. We implement the resources of the Know-How-Management for every search assignment, in order to ensure our work is of highest quality.

Contact Us

Press Contact
Mr. Felix Moten
Tel.: +43 662 909 171 112
fm@latzerassociatesgroup.com

LATZER ASSOCIATES GROUP GmbH
Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 126
5020 Salzburg
Austria
Tel: +43 662 909 171 101

szg@latzerassociatesgroup.com

LATZER ASSOCIATES GROUP
Unit 1227, Level 12 Chong Hing Finance Center
288 Nanjing Road West
Huangpu District, Shanghai, 200003
P.R. China
Tel: +86 21 613 37827
pvg@latzerassociatesgroup.com
LATZER ASSOCIATES GROUP
Hanauer Landstr. 126 - 128, 15th and 16th Floor
60314 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Tel: +49 69 509 575 709
fra@latzerassociatesgroup.com
LATZER ASSOCIATES GROUP
165 Broadway, Suite 2301
New York, NY 10006
USA
Tel: +1 646 759 3643 jfk@latzerassociatesgroup.com
LATZER ASSOCIATES GROUP
400 Renaissance Center, Suite 2600
Detroit, MI 48243
USA
Tel: +1 313 309 7250 dtw@latzerassociatesgroup.com

We are an International Executive Search Consultancy which focuses on the recruitment of Leaders for top-level management, as well as mid management and specialists’ level. We are experiencing a huge international growth and our goal is to establish LATZER ASSOCIATES GROUP as the leading Consultancy in this field. Our company works with international clients, mid-sized family run businesses and government structures across the world. We focus on executive search, assessing top managers and specialists, as well as members of global supervisory and advisory boards. Consultancy in the field of Human Resources Management is also a speciality of ours. Within LATZER ASSOCIATES GROUP the hierarchies are kept low - we appreciate nice and open minded people, who are exalted to develop and grow with the company.

For our new Vienna office, we are currently looking for:

For our new Vienna office, we are currently looking for:

Researchers

We are interested in candidates from diverse backgrounds – especially in Strategy or Human Resources Consulting who possess international experience in the field of Research, or also those who have experience in Human Resources within an international company, and who see consultancy as their next career move.

Job description

The ideal candidate is innovative and responsible, able to take on challenging tasks including:
- Independent Research on International Projects
- Support our Recruitment Consultants in attracting qualified candidates to fill open positions
- Pre-screen & filter the candidates
- Handle the administrative requests
- Schedule the meetings and telephone calls with the seniors
- Independent Research for specific candidates through internal and external databases and social media platforms, as well as leading telephone interviews and performing initial assessments (Linkedin, Xing, Twitter and etc.)
- Perform reference checks upon request

Requirements

- 1 to 3 years working experience (ideally on an international level)
- Fluent English is essential. Any additional languages are a big advantage
- Discretion when handling sensitive information
- Good knowledge of social media platforms (Linkedin, Xing, Facebook, WeChat and etc.)
- You are quick witted and assertive
- A team player and an independent researcher
- You are goal-orientated, have strong cognitive and communicative skills, and excel in team success
- You are organised and able to work well under pressure
- You possess excellent MS office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills and is an all-round team player, taking pride in their personal presentation. A high level of respect and work-ethics concerning the company and employees is expected. If you would like to be a part of our fantastic team, please email us your application complete with salary expectations and preferences concerning starting dates directly to our CRO Daniar Ramankulov: dr@latzerassociatesgroup.com

For our new Vienna office, we are currently looking for:

Associates

We are interested in candidates from diverse backgrounds – especially in Strategy or Human Resources Consulting who possess international experience in the field of Research, or also those who have experience in Human Resources within an international company, and who see consultancy as their next career move.

Job description

The ideal candidate is innovative and responsible, able to take on challenging tasks including:
- Independent Research on International Projects
- Attracting qualified candidates to fill open positions
- Independent Research for specific candidates through internal and external databanks and social media platforms, as well as leading telephone interviews and performing initial assessments
- Ability to analyse complex structures
- Reviewing the qualifications and the background of the candidates
- Client relationship management

Requirements

Competent and versatile – your profile speaks for itself.
- 3 to 5 years working experience (ideally on an international level)
- English & German are essential. Any additional languages are a big advantage
- Discretion when handling sensitive information
- You possess a high affinity to and expert knowledge of social media platforms
- You are quick witted and assertive
- You are goal-orientated, have strong cognitive and communicative skills, and excel in team success
- You are organised and able to work well under pressure
- You possess excellent MS office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Conducting interviews with potential candidates

The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills and is an all-round team player, taking pride in their personal presentation. A high level of respect and work-ethics concerning the company and employees is expected. If you would like to be a part of our fantastic team, please email us your application complete with salary expectations and preferences concerning starting dates directly to our CRO Daniar Ramankulov: dr@latzerassociatesgroup.com

Industrial

The industrial sector is considered the most profitable one and has become the main driver of production and labor. Therefore, the rapid growth of industrial sector is not surprising and is predicted to continue. Moreover, the demand for shares is increased by robust industries, such as airlines, automotive, energy, building products and its diverse subsectors.

Nowadays, the primary investment that is placed by industrial companies is on digitization. New tools such as mobile devices, visual tools, sensors that are implanted in the factories and products, help to generate numerous data and the Internet of Things (IoT) assists manufacturers in having an enhanced collaboration with suppliers and get a closer insight into the supply chain. It also results in enriched quality management and the ability of a faster reaction and real-time performance monitoring. In China for example, the industrial firms have doubled since 2000 and on the global scale industrial firms have averagely achieved EBIT margins of almost 20%.

Industrial companies must look for alliances, merging the real and virtual worlds to keep up with the competition. An additional challenge will be finding and attracting skilled people which requires all-encompassing recruitment and superior promotion in upgrading the industry`s potentials, reimbursements, improvements and prospects.

Automotive Industry

The automotive industry includes a wide range of companies and organizations, handling the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles and is one of the world's most important economic sectors. In Europe alone, the automotive industry accounts for approximately 12 million jobs; in the US, more than 8 million jobs are related to the automotive sector and in Japan, more than 5 million people are employed in the automotive industry.

Given the potential for growth and development in the automotive sector, it is not surprising that a quite intense competition exists today. The enhanced workforce progress in areas, such as in North and South America, as well as ascending competitors from Asia and the Pacific, intensifies competition and requires automotive companies to adapt to changing patterns of supply and demand. Increasingly strict environmental regulations seem to be in contrast with the demand for environmentally-friendly mobility and the steep advancement IT systems in cars, such as self-driving cars. Geopolitical effects on the international markets have added complexity to the situation.

Various professionals are required to assist in shaping future growth and enabling companies to profit from the permanent change. In our company, the automotive industry has always been one of the core competencies. The Practices Group Automotive is subdivided into three areas: Automobile manufacturer, automotive supplier and retail system providers. Since our foundation in 2004, we have successfully carried out approximately 15.000 mandates all over the world encompassing the whole value chain.

Consumer Goods

Consumer goods are a big part of our life. In line with this, the consumer goods industry constantly strives for customer satisfaction, tracking the change in consumers‘ desires, their shopping behavior and their very specific decision-making-process.

Over the past years, the consumer goods’ retail sales have increased by about 10% a year. In Europe, the Food and Beverage sector alone provided employment for more than 4 million people. In the US, the Retail sector accounts for more than $3 trillion. In general, the industry is expected to grow and expand even more.

The competition is high, the industry wide and branched. Moreover, raw materials are getting more expensive and scarce, and the expectations and requirements of the clients are increasing, attaching value to a green, responsible and healthy lifestyle.

Integrating the extensive potential of the online media mass and mobile apps can be seen as a step to improve products and to simplify customers shopping. At the same time, some companies may also need to rethink their brand structure and concentrate their sales and distribution strategy on a more fragmented marketplace for a better cost-benefit effect.

Energy and Utilities

The global energy sector is a huge $6 trillion market and remains highly dependent on the energy produced from natural resources.

In order to meet the demand and move towards the “environmental-friendly” model of working, the energy and utility industries are expected to take a new step and change the strategy, whether this will mean to find new and efficient ways to produce oil, the construction of cheaper solar cells, increasing the number of wind farms or exploring other alternative energy resources.

At the center of the discussions about today’s energy production worldwide lies the question of how to decrease the negative impact on the environment. For example, certain members of the EU have already made plans on how to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels.

Trends in today’s market will pressure production companies to lower costs of production, adhere to strict quality standards and at the same time adopt the efficient new techniques and technologies as well as enhance competitiveness. Consequently, major transformations are needed and a high level of managing innovation is required.

Financial Services: Banking Industry

Since the financial crisis, the focus of most bank and credit union strategic planning processes has been on managing risk, cutting costs, and meeting regulatory requirements. Today, it can be quite confidentially stated that the global banking industry has overcome the crises and has even experienced strong growth in recent years. The global banks industry group had total assets of more than $100 billion in 2013, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 5% between 2009 and 2013 and total industry assets are forecast to grow to more than $150 billion in 2017. This trend is predicted to accelerate in the future. Banks can now search for growth opportunities, look for areas of new possibilities but also build upon traditional ones.

There have been significant reductions to the barriers of international competition. More than ever, banks are trying to identify and make use of new business opportunities, develop highly individualized services and implement innovative strategies. The situation is getting complicated by heightened complexity of regulatory and legal requirements as well as the increasing convergence between the activities of investment and commercial banks.

As a result, powerful forces are reshaping the banking industry, forcing banks to choose what kind of strategy they want to adopt and having a clear sense of the identity they wish to develop. Today’s banks must demonstrate to society that they will stay relevant by successful transformation of their organizational culture, mindset and strategic focus.

Financial Services: Insurance

The insurance sector includes the non-life as well as the life insurance sector. In the US, the life insurance industry provides jobs to roughly 2.5 million people and encompasses around 850 companies.

Many people working in insurance believe that threats to the insurance industry will outweigh opportunities for growth. The current demographic development with the constant prolongation of life expectancy generates a special demand for life-long insurances and long-term care financing. New legal requirements and the constant changes in the political and economic climate mean that insurers are forced to constantly adjust their offers for their clients. Also, increased international competition pressures insurances to adopt quickly to developments and be highly innovative. Low interest rates limit opportunities for change in general and forces companies to make only highly profitable investments.

To stay ahead, insurers permanently have to monitor global and local trends and develop and customize their services for their members in order to not lose them to competitors. They need to be willing to make big transformational changes and constantly reassess their current way of operating.

Transportation Industry

The transportation industry is enormous and daily life without the various transportation opportunities is hard to imagine. In the US only, airplanes carry more than 2 million people per day and the global market of train passenger traffic is forecast to reach more than € 150 billion.

The transportation industry is highly dependent on the technology development. The so called “just-in-time” technology, on the other hand, will allow business to cut off inventory cost by producing goods only when consumers request them. The freight transportation is expected to benefit the most by implementing this technology. The biggest challenge for the global transportation sector remains the focus on lowering carbon emissions and enhancing energy efficiency. Airlines are increasingly focusing on fuel-efficient jets like Boeing’s new 787, promising efficiency gains up to 20% per passenger mile. Additional developments in the industry include the use of natural gas and electricity to fuel public transportation and the development of energy-efficient light rail.

Future M&A`s are likely to spur growth in this sector and the growing interest in industries that offer improved margin potential as well as increasing global trade could lead to a transformation in the industry.

Health Care

Healthcare is currently the world’s largest industry with a value three times greater than the banking sector. Global healthcare costs are estimated at $6 trillion to $7 trillion.

The health care industry includes various sectors within the economic system, treating patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care, depending on the work of interdisciplinary teams of trained professionals. Therefore, the healthcare industry is highly complex and dynamic and the conditions in the healthcare sector have changed drastically in the past decade. The aging of the population, lengthening of life expectancy, increasing wealth and increase in chronic diseases are challenges that need to be addressed in order to remain at the top. However, the constant changes in the market mean not only pressure to adjust and reinvent oneself but they also promise opportunities and potential for developing innovative and future-oriented business models and service forms in a proactive way and ahead of the competition.

Future M&A`s are likely to spur growth in this sector and the growing interest in industries that offer improved margin potential as well as increasing global trade could lead to a transformation in the industry.

Pharmaceutical industry

Manufacturing, research and development (R&D), and IT innovations also have a great impact on the pharmaceutical industry, outlining the annual growth of the pharmaceutical market measured in the period of 2010-2015, where the growth in Latin and North America has increased about 10% and more than 10% in Asia and Europe. Almost 80% of doctors tend to agree, that for example ihealth and healthcare apps might reach its peak in about 5 to 10 years, attracting the attention of physicians. Healthcare innovations could also bring down the costs as global healthcare spending increased heavily.

Green Technology

Being green is the new trend. More and more people start to switch to organic foods, turn down the thermostat and consider recycling an important contributing to a better environment. The pursuit of an environmentally-friendly lifestyle is prevailing. Green Technology has been implemented into various industrial sectors, including those related to energy, transportation and water. The global market for Green Technology has grown by roughly 12% a year since 2007, and is now worth over $2 trillion. According to forecasts, it will more than double to more than $4 trillion in the next 10 years. Employment in the green technologies rapidly grows, especially in the developed countries.

This steep development of the global green technology industry is mainly driven by trends that are already present and will increasingly influence society, politics and economics internationally over the next decades. Introducing the utilization of Green Technology could present companies a way to stand out in the international competition. Moreover, providing green options in a company can result in overall workplace improvements by enhancing the overall efficiency of a business and lead to an increase in profit just by the positive public response to going green. However, it is not certain that all eco-friendly technologies are working as hoped and the risk of bad investments is quite high. Thus, caution must be taken when investing in new technologies that might turn out to have difficulties finding commercial acceptance.

As businesses are put under increasing pressure to adopt Green Technology, top executives could assist in turning risks into opportunities for growth.

Technology

Technology has changed the way we communicate, shop, work and gather information and has become a big part of our lives. Given these opportunities, it makes sense that the information technology industry has increased productivity greatly and can present itself as a key driver of global economic growth. The Tech Industry has become one of the most robust industries in the world and it is estimated that in the next years, more than € 1.4 billion revenue will be made through software, hardware and IT services. In the US, job growth in the technological sector is about three times higher compared to the rest of the economy.

Innovations from all sectors are rapidly translated into end-user expectations, and new cross-sector alliances are formed to meet evolving technological standards. The rapid pace of change within the technology sector poses great new opportunities as well as challenges for organizations. On the one hand, cutting-edge technology can create benefits for businesses that are willing to adopt new systems, such as automating certain functions and reducing everyday costs. But increased adoption of technological advances increases global competition and pressures companies to invest in innovative but risky technologies. To complicate the situation even more, lower-cost providers are intensifying competition and political and regulatory uncertainties are prevailing.

Professional Services

Professional services companies sell knowledge and expertise as highly individualized, process-oriented organizations with few transactions. The professional services industry has grown significantly in the past and in Western economies, they even make up the fastest growing sector. In the US, professional services are forecast to grow at a compounded rate of 5% per year.

Many new service sectors have developed in telecommunications and IT or other areas, leading to more structural changes in the industry. Consequently, technological changes and the flexible adaptation will be decisive for the success of a company. More specially, data security and cloud computing are some of the new structural challenges that organisations are facing. The trend towards virtual companies using various telecommunication systems and home office may be a solution to attracting and retaining new generation high potentials.

Faced with the growing market globalization and evolving technologies, professional service firms need to deliver perfect results to their clients, who are demanding transparency, speed, choices and the establishment of collaborative relationships with their contact. Thanks to the intense and growing competition, clients can afford to be more demanding than ever. The availability of information on the internet, the way in which the competition copies innovative ideas and the growing industry interdependency forces professional services firms to always be one step ahead.

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LATZER ASSOCIATES GROUP GmbH
Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 126
5020 Salzburg
Austria

Authorised Executive: Frank Latzer
Tel: +43 662 909 171 101
Email: szg@latzerassociatesgroup.com

Commercial Register: Regional Court Salzburg (Austria)
Commercial Register Number: 409078k
Responsible Controlling Authority: District Authority Salzburg (Austria)
Responsible Economic Chamber: Salzburg (Austria)
VAT Number: ATU68543506
Person responsible: Frank Latzer