About Ayova Executive Search

Our Approach

Our approach is simple and responsive. At Ayova Executive Search we take the time to really understand what companies and candidates want.

Our research-focused team takes a tactical and planned approach to finding top talented people and placing them in executive roles where they will thrive.

That’s why leading businesses and candidates from across the Engineering, ICT and Consulting sectors choose us as their preferred recruitment partner.

International Mindset

Ayova Executive Search is a Spanish firm with offices in France, Germany and Senegal too. We exist to enable exceptional careers around the world. Assimilating, capitalizing and spreading its know-how globally becomes feasible for a company when it considers international mobility management and cultural diversity as HR key factors. Ayova partners you in that tall order, approaching and selecting the best international professionals: Mobile, Multilingual and Multicultural. 



With diverse academic backgrounds ranging from Information Technology, Telecommunications, Business Administration, Legal, Linguistics, Healthcare, and Psychology, our team of consultants is driven by only one passion: Technology. That's why more than 80% of our customers comes from Engineering, Manufacturing and ICT industries. And that also explains why we deliver all our searches with an advanced expertise of Internet recruitment techniques and social media management tools.


Our services

Talent Sourcing


In Spain, France, Germany and Senegal all our consultants are driven by the same ojective: finding, attracting and selecting the right Talent for every level of our customers' businesses. Our two main commitments: it will never take more than 4 months to achieve it, and our clients won't pay anything until we deliver results.


Top Executive Recruitment: 20 to 25% of the yearly package offered to the hired candidate

Professional Recruitment: 15 to 20% of the yearly package offered to the hired candidate

100% Success Fee if exclusivity given during the first month.

Talent Assessment & Coaching


Psychological assessments help the recruiter and the proper candidate to know something more about the candidate's abilities, personality, interests or weaknesses that he/she can not (or does not want to) reveal about him or herself. Ayova Executive Search has been working since 2014 with very renown psychiatric experts to implement a new methodology assessment which combines aptitude and projective tests, and that will give both to the recruiter and the candidate new metrics to evaluate these two key factors to success in any career development: empathy and ego-drive.


120 € / Assessment or Coaching's worked hour (interview)

400 € / Personality Assessment (questionnaire & report)

Talent Mapping


The War for Talent is a reality and particularly in high demand and short supply technological sectors, and in less attractive specific geographical areas where the skills are more scarce. Our talent mapping consulting services are very high value-added research based services. They exploit multiple channels beyond databases and publicly available profiles. Ayova Executive Search offers two services to assist its customers with anticipating and preparing their future openings:  

1.Talent Market Research & Pool Management: talent identification across agreed target and over an agreed period of time.

2.Diversity Mapping: talent identification across defined diversity criteria and within a targeted geographical zone (Europe - Africa)

Conditions: 500 to 1.000 € / identified and/or tracked profile

International Human Resources Due Diligence


Foreign Private equity and Multinational firms entering into an acquisition in a new country look to identify material human resource risks early in the due diligence process. Company’s top management team, employee talent pool, as well the programmes and infrastructure that helps the company to attract, retain and motivate that talent are the targets of this global human capital assessment:

1. Employee demographics and key terms of employment. 

2. Material compensation and benefit programmes. 

3. Talent Management assessment. 

4. Human Resources transition and succession challenges.

Conditions: 1.500 € / consulting worked day

Main functions staffed by sectors (based on most recent assignments)



  • Human Resources Manager (Hamburg-Germany)
  • Software Development Senior Engineer (Munich-Germany)
  • Embedded Systems Testing Engineer (Hannover-Germany)
  • Hardware Automation Project Leader (Kassel-Germany)
  • Air Traffic Management International Program Director (Toulouse-France)




  • Plant Director (Valladolid-Spain)
  • Supply Chain IS Manager (Paris-France)
  • National Key Account Manager (Madrid-Spain)
  • Mechanical Design Engineer (Nuremberg-Germany)
  • Chief Operations and Sales Officer (Barcelona-Spain)
  • International HR coordinator (Lille-France)
  • National Sales Manager (Valencia-Spain) 

Information & Communication Technologies


  • Chief Technology Officer (Madrid-Spain)
  • Sales Account Leader (Madrid-Spain)
  • Research and Development Director (Paris-France)
  • Game Data Analyst (Hamburg-Germany)
  • User Experience Specialist (Madrid-Spain)
  • Java front end developer (Dusseldorf-Germany)



  • Customer Experience Manager (Madrid-Spain)
  • Business Managers (Madrid-Spain, Brussels-Belgium)
  • Supply Management and Purchase Senior Consultant (Munich-Germany)
  • Senior Project Leader in-house management consulting (Copenhagen-Denmark)
  • HCM Consulting Services Director (Madrid-Spain)

Our Values

Passion for People

People improve performance in organisation, people create technologies, people spread culture and diversity. Simply put, we are passionate about the power of people and love to rediscover it everyday.


We are totally convinced that our customers need and appreciate our reactivity, agility, simplicity and directness. That’s why we work for a limited number of selected clients, and our consultants deliver their missions from end to end.

Confidentiality and Sustainability

Working in the field of the most precious capital, the human one, and having access to the strategic information our clients entrust us with for their projects, demands our utmost respect and confidentiality. This is made possible by Ayova’s financial independence, and by our desire to form lasting relationships with clients and candidates.

Blog & Job Offers

ITS Manager - Madrid

Nuestro cliente es un fabricante, desarrollador y proveedor de soluciones innovadoras en el campo de la impresión y de la gestión de documentos de dimensión mundial. Sus productos se distribuyen en España a través de nueve delegaciones en diferentes provincias y de una amplia red de distribuidores y mayoristas que cubren todo el territorio nacional.Está buscando un ITS Manager para hacerse cargo del área "IT Services" reuniendo hasta 20 personas (analistas funcionales, desarrolladores, preventas, jefes de proyecto).

JAN 10 2017

Senior Android Developer in a very well-funded new startup - Madrid (Spain)

It's about a new project, based on a sharing and collaborative very innovating B2B model, within logistics arena. Our client is devoted to bringing the road transportation industry to the 21st century.

If you've built complex systems before, ideally both web platforms and software for other industries, you like both coding and designing system architecture then this challenge is for you.

DEC 09 2016

Lead Software Developer (RoR) - Barcelona (Spain) [Staffed on November 14th 2016]

You are someone that eats, drinks and dreams agile based fast track, full stack pair-programming and wants to build cutting edge products with Rails? In that case please read this offer of our client, one of the most promising startups in Europe within the sharing economy and travel industry.

SEP 30 2016

Findus Spain Market Unit Research & Development Manager – Spain (Pamplona)

Our client is Findus, one of Europe’s largest frozen food companies. The Spain Market Unit R&D Manager R&D Manager is a significant role in its organisation. You will work with all Group R&D teams (Fish, Vegetables, Meals, Pack, Nutrition…), understand the overall R&D programs, support the implementation of Group projects and manage the local assets projects where applicable. 

SEP 15 2016