Industrial & Engineering

Defense Recruitment

Defense Defense Recruitment

Delivering The Leadership You Need

Defense Recruiters

The defense industry is as ever-changing as the dynamic global economy. The recent shifts in the political climate and economic power as well as the rapidly moving market demands have made the aerospace and defense sector a hotbed of activity and competition.

As a leading executive search firm, Keller assists defense companies and organizations source and hire talents with the capability needed to navigate through challenges and lead the company to success.

What We Do

Our team of headhunters offers executive search and talent solutions that involve connecting companies in the defense and aerospace community to talented and effective leaders across the globe. Our mission is to help clients usher in transformational change by filling leadership and C-suite positions with the most qualified candidates. We achieve this through:

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Our assessment and evaluation process is extensive and involves screening each candidate based on their education, skills, and track record, as well as general and criminal background checks. Our team also takes into consideration other factors in the initial evaluation, including a candidate’s personality, work ethic, management style, and cultural alignment.

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Talent Acquisition

Keller provides clients with a diverse pool of candidates, thanks in part to our extensive industry connections. We leverage our network for referrals and recommendations on candidates who may fit our client’s recruiting needs.

Additionally, we also post queries across social platforms and make hundreds of cold calls and emails to reach qualified candidates who are either actively or passively looking for new job opportunities.

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Organization Transformation

Beyond defense executive search, our team also offers guidance to clients on optimizing HR processes and employee engagement and retention. We are able to achieve this due to our team’s experience and in-depth knowledge about the sector, having previously worked in companies across a number of aerospace and defense industries.


Our Approach to Aerospace and Defense Recruiting

Our approach to every search is unique and is tailored based on the client’s recruiting needs, the organization’s culture, what is expected of the role, and what constitutes success in the defense industry. This approach ensures clients are supplied with talents possessing the skillset needed to thrive in the position.

Keller is deeply committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is fair and inclusive. We assess each candidate based on merits and without any biases in relation to their gender, age, ethnicity, or beliefs.


Our Specialist Fields

We source executives and leaders for a broad range of sectors within the defense industry, including:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Land Systems
  • Naval Systems
  • C4ISR
  • Cybersecurity and Electronic Warfare
  • Defense Electronics
  • Simulation and Training
  • Nuclear Defense
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense
  • Logistics and Support
  • Defense Infrastructure and Construction


Positions We Fill in the Aerospace and Defense Sectors

We place candidates in executive, finance, head of function, and leadership positions in the defense industry. Some of the key roles we fill include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Vice President/Director of Business Development
  • Vice President/Director of Research and Development (R&D)
  • Vice President/Director of Procurement
  • Vice President/Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Program Manager
  • Vice President/Director of Government Relations or Regulatory Affairs
  • Vice President/Director of Supply Chain or Logistics
  • Director of Quality Assurance
  • Director of Training and Simulation
  • Vice President/Director of International Business
  • Vice President/Director of Cybersecurity


Why Choose Keller as your Defense Recruitment Partner?

When you partner with Keller, you are partnering with a team of professional headhunters who are highly passionate about and committed to connecting clients with the best leaders in the industry. You also gain a partner who advocates for your interests and represents you in the job market.

In addition to our services, Keller is committed to assisting clients to retain talent by offering our support and expertise even after the placement.


Our Promise - The Right Hire

Keller upholds the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality throughout the search process. All information given to us by our clients is handled with discretion. We will never compromise the safety of our business partners at any stage of the search.

Additionally, we are also dedicated to finding the perfect match for your business and will conduct a new search if the hired executive fails to meet expectations within the first six months. The redo search will come at no additional cost to you.

Keller is dedicated to providing premium executive search services and talent solutions to the defense industry.

Consult with one of our experts today and find out how we can help you unlock your organization’s full potential.