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Our Services

Are you looking for an ambitious professional who will make a difference within your organisation? Do you need help assessing whether your team possesses the right skills to be able to implement a complex strategy? For over 25 years, YESS International Consultants has been an excellent partner.

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Our Expertise

YESS is active in many dynamic markets and fields. Our consultants each have had years of experience working in management and consultancy positions. They therefore have an extensive network at their disposal and understand the challenges and expectations you face within your organisation.

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Your Career

YESS helps leading organisations identify entrepreneurial, highly educated and ambitious candidates. Should you be looking for a challenging position in which you can develop your professional and personal skills, you can upload your resume including your motivation here or search the job openings.

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Our Services

Executive Search

People are crucial within an organisation. They are the ones who define and achieve the objectives, develop new strategies and professionalise the organisation. The most lasting success factor within a business therefore comes down to making the right choice regarding new professionals, managers and directors.

Our track record in executive search shows that YESS International Consultants has, for over 25 years, been and continues to be the right partner in this. YESS is active in many dynamic markets and fields.

Our search process is characterised by its transparent and structured approach. Our knowledge about the developments within your organisation and business sector is a key factor in this. Thanks to our professional commitment and emphasis on personal skills, the ideal candidate can quickly be identified.

Our consultants have each had years of experience in management and consultancy positions. They therefore have an extensive network at their disposal and understand the challenges and expectations you face within your company. Together with our research associates, they find talented candidates to fill the key positions within your organisations.

YESS is linked to Egon Zehnder’s global network.

 

The YESS approach

The core areas in which the YESS-candidate excels:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Result-oriented approach
  • Leadership & change management
  • Teamwork

Executive Assessment

An optimally functioning management team is crucial to the success of an organisation and to the ability to anticipate changes in the market. For success, you need best-in-class players who complement each other and are finely attuned to the other team members.

YESS offers assistance in the optimisation of the management team. We are specialised in talent development and have a broad knowledge base regarding management skills. Your qualities as a team are charted based on an executive assessment on an individual, team and organisational level. We will then benchmark these qualities against those of potential competitors, hereby providing insight into the skills that are required to achieve your future objectives.

Each organisation is unique in its ambitions and opportunities. That is why, with each executive assessment, we reassess which tools provide the broadest insight. Examples hereof include a personal assessment, capability test, 360 degree analysis and/or reference interviews. This allows us to determine the suitability and development potential of an individual candidate or complete management team. This in turn allows you to assemble an optimal team or to further develop the talents of your current team.

Is an executive assessment the right solution for your organisation?

  • You are close to hiring a candidate but could use a second opinion
  • You would like to find out whether your team possesses the right skills to execute the desired strategy
  • You consider to promote an internal candidate, but question whether he/she possesses the right qualities
  • You have three good Sales Directors and need to know who to select for a position abroad

Leadership Development

Team Coaching

An external coach from YESS can offer solutions should your company not be performing at its best or should the interaction within the team not be optimal. Through team coaching, we provide insight into the individual skills of your team members. Our consultants can help to streamline the collaboration within your organisation and demonstrate which methods of motivation and feedback are most effective. Herein, YESS helps you to define and convey professional standards and values and to create a shared vision. The YESS team coaching programme is tailor-made to your objectives.

 

YESS2Success

Personal and professional developments play an essential role in attracting and retaining ambitious young professionals. The new generation of leaders want to constantly excel and desire structural feedback. This development must reflect both their wishes and the strategy of your organisation.

The YESS2Success trajectory is an individual programme. We develop skills and competences on the basis of education, personal coaching and intervision. Our coaches are committed to personal leadership. This allows young professionals to develop themselves more quickly and fully unlocks their potential. An intensive collaboration ensures the individual learning objectives and results within your organisation.

In addition to the open YESS2Success programme, YESS also offers tailored in-company programmes.

 

YESS on the Move

The YESS on the Move programme is aimed at professionals who want to make a career change or are forced to change jobs. We work together with both individuals and companies who are involved in a reorganisation. Our coaches help to devise a development plan. The skills, personality, motivations and ambitions of the professional, as well as the job prospects, are critically examined and assessed. Subsequently, YESS offers support in approaching the market, making contacts and following the application procedure.

Our consultants are certified career advisors. Due to our broad understanding of the industry we know what the clients want and expect. This is how we discover which growth opportunities best match the skills and preferences of the professional.

What is the result of the YESS2Success programme?

A conscious and critical professional who:

  • Contributes more to your organisation
  • Offers a fresh point of view with new ideas and approaches
  • Knows what his/her talents, areas of improvement and ambitions are

An organisation that:

  • Increases its capacity for learning
  • Is an attractive employee for ambitious professionals
  • Is more diverse

Our Expertise

Mid-Sized Companies

A clearly-defined long-term strategy is of the essence. This applies to both private and listed companies, as well as organisations with a partnership structure. YESS has access to an extensive network of professionals in these types of companies. These professionals possess the right skills to establish and execute a successful long-term strategy. Our consultants understand like no other the changing dynamics and specific culture that characterise mid-sized organisations. YESS helps you to identify the best-in-class candidates and evaluate and optimise your management team and the level below.

YESS often works for:

  • Family businesses
  • Mid-caps
  • Partnership organisations
  • Private equity-owned
  • Director/major shareholders

Private Equity-Owned

YESS helps you to select entrepreneurial directors and to fill key positions when investing in a new company or when your organisation is acquired by Private Equity. We offer support in the development of a strategic team, thereby allowing your organisation to make sound decisions about the restructuring process which will benefit its growth potential. Our consultants understand that the cooperation between the portfolio company and the private equity firm is crucial for a successful buy & build strategy.

The characteristics of a portfolio company:

  • The desire for rapid change and/or growth
  • A professional and hands-on shareholder
  • Often a newly-formed management team
  • Instantly visible results

Multinationals

Multinational organisations are an important breeding ground for talent. They attract the best professionals and invest in personal and professional development. A relatively large amount of (regional) headquarters of multinationals are based in The Netherlands. YESS regularly works for these organisations, focusing primarily on management rolls within staff departments, such as Finance, Risk & Control, Tax & Treasury, Investor Relations, HR, Legal, Compensations & Benefits, Corporate Development, Digital and Consumer Insights.

Working for a multinational offers the following opportunities:

  • Valuable development prospects
  • Ability to enhance level of specialisation
  • High level of professionalism
  • International environment

Scale-up

Your start-up has built and developed a successful business model. This involves a number of essential follow-ups: the assembly and professionalisation of the management team, the optimisation of the business processes and the acceleration of profitable growth. YESS is tasked with the scale-up through a combination of executive search and leadership development. This allows you to, on the one hand, attract entrepreneurial candidates for key positions and, on the other hand, develop the talents of your current team. Together they will make the difference.

From start-up to scale-up:

  • Rapid growth
  • Internationalisation
  • Professionalisation
  • New shareholders

Functional Practices

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following General Strategy positions:

Managing Director in the hospitality business, CEO for a company in field marketing, Director Global Business Development for an international premium brand, Country Manager Netherlands for a cosmetics company, Director Benelux for a leading investment bank, Business Development Manager for a technology company, Cluster Manager Northern & Eastern Europe for a company in innovative logistic solutions and a Senior Management Consultant for an international consultancy.

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following Financial Management positions:

Head of M&A for a medium-sized industrial supplier, Senior Associate for a Private Equity fund, CFO for an international firm, Director Accounting, Reporting & Control for a bank, Investor Relations Officer for a telecom provider, Director Finance for an international consultancy, Associate M&A for an international bank, Finance Director for one of the business units of a shipbuilding company, and CFO for an education provider.

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following Human Resource positions:

HR Director for a logistic service provider, HR Consultant for a consultancy, Group HR Director for a property investor, HR Manager in the dock industry, Director HR for a law firm, HR Director EMEA for an aircraft constructor, Head HR & Organization for a cultural institution and HR Director Benelux for a multinational in the food industry.

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following Digital & Technology positions:

Director Digital Impact Fund for a bank, Director Business Information & Technology for a sustainable energy provider, Digital Lead in the hospitality business, Manager Sales & New Online Business for a cosmetics manufacturer, CTO for an online platform, Consultant Healthcare & Technology for a medical supplier, Project Director Design & Licensing for a high tech building project and Director Online Country Management for a media company.

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following Operations & Supply Chain positions:

COO for an online booking platform, Supply Chain Manager Netherlands for a supplier of animal feed, COO for an energy consultancy, Finance & Supply Chain Director for an international premium brand in the liquor trade, Supply Chain Operations Manager for an international supplier of consumer durables, Head Logistics in the dock industry, Senior Manager Supply Chain for a consultancy and Global Logistics Manager for a multinational in consumer durables.

The past few years, YESS has successfully filled the following Sales, Marketing & Communications positions:

Director Sales & Marketing for a cloud solutions provider, Marketing Analyst for a leading investment bank, Director Marketing for a food company, Manager Fundraising for a cultural organization, Head of Communication, PR & Marketing for a museum, Manager Marketing & Communication for a local theatre, Commercial B2B Manager for an auctioneer in the agricultural sector and Commercial Director Western Europe for an international premium brand.

Industry Practices

For Consumer & Retail YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

International Sales Manager for a premium brand, Director Global Business Development for a multinational, Marketing Director for a fast food chain, Digital Lead in the hospitality business, Global Logistics Manager for an international supplier of consumer durables, Chief Operation Officer for a supplier of gift vouchers, Commercial Director Netherlands for an international premium brand in the liquor industry and Finance & IT Director EMEA for a food manufacturer.

For Corporate Finance & Investments YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

Executive Director Benelux for a leading investment bank, HR Director for a property investor, prospective partner for a corporate finance boutique, Investor Relations Manager for an international private equity firm, Director Structured Finance for an international bank, VP in the Benelux team of an international investment bank, Director Business Control for a bank and GP Manager for an international private equity investor.

For Tech YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

Senior Vice President EMEA in the game industry, Business Development Manager for a glass fibre supplier, Chief Operating Officer for an online booking platform, Director Sales & Marketing for a cloud solutions provider, Investor Relations Officer for a telecom provider, Director Online Country Management for a media company, HR Director APAC for an online booking platform, Managing Director for a C2C E-commerce company and Director Technology for an innovative energy concept.

For Industrial & Logistics YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

Strategic Planning & Business Development Manager for a logistic services provider, CFO for a sustainable energy supplier, Global Purchasing Manager for a company in innovative logistic solutions, Program Director Disruptive Strategies for an auctioneer in the agrarian sector, Finance Director for a ship building concern, Sustainability Advisor for a conglomerate for oil and maritime technology, European Key Accounts Manager for an industrial multinational and Director International Business Control for an industrial supplier.

For Business Services YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

Marketing & Sales Manager for an organization in job placement services, Director Financial Services for a specialist in strategy execution, Corporate Controller for a professional services firm, Manager Marketing & Business Development for a law firm, Region Director for an international HR services organization, HR Consultant for a consultancy, CFO for an education provider, Manager Healthcare for an international consultancy, Finance Director for an international catering organization and Director HR for a law firm.

For Not For Profit YESS has successfully filled the following positions:

Manager Fundraising for a symphony orchestra, Head Communication, PR & Marketing for a museum, Manager Marketing & Communication for a local theatre, Head HR & Organization for a national cultural institute, Board Member Marketing for a national sports federation, Managing Director for a cultural foundation, Sector Manager Public Affairs for a renowned art museum, Head Communication & Marketing for a national park and Marketing Manager for a digital company.

Your Career

Application for Candidates

We are very interested in receiving your resume. Please specify the following information in your e-mail: contact details, level of education, area of expertise and sector, information about your current position, indication of salary and ambitions. The YESS consultants will read it carefully and make a realistic assessment of how much your background, experience and career match the searches that YESS normally carries out. You will subsequently receive feedback.

We assure you that the information you provide is strictly confidential and will not be shared with a third party without your prior explicit consent.

 

Send CV The YESS approach

Please specify the following information in your e-mail:

  • Contact details
  • Level of education
  • Area of expertise and sector
  • Information about your current position
  • Indication of salary
  • Ambitions

Vacancies

YESS helps leading organisations identify entrepreneurial, highly educated and ambitious candidates. For an impression of the ongoing assignments we currently have in our portfolio, please refer to the listed job vacancies. For reasons of confidentiality, not all assignments are listed on our website.

Should you be interested in an opportunity, please send an email to contact@yess.nl including your resume and stating your motivation.

Coaching

Executive Coaching

A targeted coaching programme is of great value to the serious and ambitious professional who wants to grow on a personal and professional level. An external coach provides the professional with creative insights and offers support in developing competences and management skills.

YESS offers bespoke coaching programmes which are tailored to the personality, wishes and ambitions of the professional. The techniques and working methods that best match the stated goals and the amount of sessions required to achieve the desired result are determined at the start of each programme.

Herein, YESS works with different external coaches. They each have extensive experience in executive coaching and meet YESS’s standards, allowing us to guarantee the right match between coach and professional.

 

Team Coaching

An external coach from YESS can offer solutions should your company not be performing at its best or should the interaction within the team not be optimal. Through team coaching, we provide insight into the individual skills of your team members. Our consultants can help to streamline the collaboration within your organisation and demonstrate which methods of motivation and feedback are most effective. Herein, YESS helps you to define and convey professional standards and values and to create a shared vision. The YESS team coaching programme is tailor-made to your objectives.

What does a YESS coaching programme do for you?

  • Understanding of your own core qualities and pitfalls, leading to personal growth and development
  • Greater impact and effectiveness of your leadership
  • Successful handling of stressful situations
  • A concrete plan of action and clarity regarding the next step in your professional development

Our Team

100 days

The first 100 days are crucial in a new job. Whether a professional is able to develop successfully within a new organisation often hinges on this dynamic period. In 100 seconds, these recently placed YESS candidates talk about their motivations, experiences and ambitions during their first 100 days.

Titus Tielens
Manager Business Case & Financing PALLAS

Jantien Aerts
Programme Director Coöperatie 2020 FloraHolland

Tamar de Leeuw
COO GiftForYou

Contact

YESS International Consultants
Noordhollandstraat 71
1081 AS Amsterdam
the Netherlands

T +31 (0) 20 301 41 00
E contact@yess.nl

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