EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM SPECIALISING IN THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY
Aerospace DEFENSE & Security Naval & Land
Since 2007, Elzéar Defense has been assisting leading players in a number of sectors that are crucial to the French economy, notably the aerospace, security and naval industries.
France’s aerospace sector is the largest in Europe
The operational headquarters of most European programmes are based in France
195,000 employees / EUR 65 billion in annual revenue
85 percent of revenue from exports
defense & Security
The defense (land and airland) and security industry is France’s third-largest industrial sector
165,000 employees/ EUR 18 billion in annual revenue
Ten large groups and close to 4,000 SMEs and mid-cap businesses
20,000 highly skilled engineers with rare and widely sought-after technological expertise
The French naval industry enjoys international renown and reach
France has developed unparalleled know-how in the construction of ships and complex maritime systems
90,000 employees / EUR 27 billion in annual revenue
In each of these highly specialised sectors, for every search it conducts, Elzéar Defense approaches and qualifies the executives, managers and experts with the most skills in their field. We source talent in technical, financial and sales functions as well as executive management.
WHO WE ARE
Elzéar Defense was born of two firm beliefs:
Executive Search is a profession with specific methods and expertise.
defense sector candidates are the protagonists of an unprecedented talent war.
Elzéar Executive Search has been recognised since 2007 as a key player in direct approach recruiting serving industry and the high-tech sector, and has successfully completed more than 1,000 candidate searches.
Because today’s employers must cope with fierce competition to find the best talent within often very tight deadlines, the partners at Elzéar decided to create a specialised team exclusively dedicated to candidate searches in the defense sector.
RESEARCH AND RECRUITMENT TEAM
Franck JULLIÉPartnerAfter completing a rigorous two-year preparatory course in advanced mathematics followed by a Master's degree …
Aurélien RISTROPHSenior ConsultantAfter earning a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from ESSEC…
Ségolène MARTINEZResearcherWith a degree in communications strategy from the Institut Français de Presse…
Franck JULLIÉPartnerAfter completing a rigorous two-year preparatory course in advanced mathematics followed by a Master's degree from ENSAE and Sorbonne University (Paris School of Economics), Franck became a recruitment consultant in the early 2000s, working in France and England.
This immersion in Anglo-Saxon culture and standards drove him to launch an international firm rooted in French culture which would build expertise for industrial companies in the defense and high-tech sectors.
His DNA: find the best talent for his clients, build trusting relationships with his clients and contribute to their lasting prosperity and success.
Aurélien RISTROPHSenior ConsultantAfter earning a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from ESSEC, Aurélien began his career with Groupe PSA at an automotive production plant.
After an early career in HR development for large groups, he decided to join the world of executive search consulting in 2008 with a rapidly growing French player in this field.
His interest in the defense sector, coupled with his experience in the direct approach recruitment of rare and targeted profiles in confidential environments, naturally led him to Elzéar Defense Executive, where he provides a tailored response to the needs of clients seeking strategic skill profiles.
Kérim SYLVESTREConsultantAfter completing a post-secondary literary preparatory course, Kérim studied philosophy, eventually taking a national exam to earn his teaching credentials. In addition, he earned a degree from the Sorbonne Business School in Paris, and landed his first recruiting job in the field of Artificial Intelligence. He joined Elzéar in 2018 with the goal of assisting clients and candidates in challenging missions.
Ségolène MARTINEZResearcherWith a degree in communications strategy from the Institut Français de Presse, Ségolène was introduced to the world of defense when she joined an alumni association in charge of coordinating and writing a prestigious journal. There, she met the financial, industrial, political and military decision-makers of major armament programmes.
In 2019 she joined Elzéar Defense, bringing bespoke direct approach recruiting services to an industry she knows inside and out.
Customer Service & Support
Bid Management, Business Development, Export, Contract Management
Elzéar Defense draws on the Elzéar Group’s extensive know-how to identify and qualify talent in France and abroad.
Detailed, consultative analysis of the client’s industry, culture and organisation; desire to gain a deeper understanding of each client by digging beneath the surface.
Complete review of the position to be filled and of the ideal candidate’s profile; creation of search guidelines.
Mapping of the organisations most likely to offer the best candidates.
Methodical – and confidential if necessary – contact with potential candidates or with contacts able to point us to the best candidates.
Assessment interviews with identified candidates that go beyond professional skills to focus on finer details and soft skills
Creation of candidate files based on due diligence and referrals.
Coordination of candidate interviews with the various client representatives; professional references obtained for the finalist(s) and assistance provided during the final negotiation phase.
Contract signing support and follow-up of the newly hired candidate’s integration and development during the first year on the job.
Using this process, we are able to provide a candidate shortlist within four to six weeks on average.
The candidate files we provide to our clients give a detailed view of each individual’s career path coupled with our own analysis of his or her profile.
Throughout the search, we send a weekly progress report to our client.
Elzéar Defense has been putting its executive search experience to the service of the defense sector’s movers and shakers since 2007.
defense industry players, whether companies or candidates, are at the core of international financial, technical and political issues. Many life-changing decisions are influenced by companies’ desire to hire the best talent, and by candidates’ desire for mobility.
We naturally draw inspiration from the values championed by Jean Giono in his novella The man who planted trees. These include the transformation of people and organisations, determination, perseverance, results-oriented culture, and long-term relationships. These values enable us to conduct candidate searches targeting rare, highly sought-after profiles in non-transparent, confidential sectors.
Our entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in the responsive, agile and creative methods we employ.
Because each team member has a keen interest in these unique industries, Elzéar Defense has become an essential player in the talent war.
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