My client is an outstanding success story. Having spent a number of years perfecting their product and their approach to market, they are now reaping the benefits of that considered approach with growth in each of the last three years running at c25%, expanding applications for the product and a reputation for quality and customer service that stands them apart from the rest of the market. With this in mind, and with one eye to succession planning, they are now looking to recruit an ambitious, dynamic all rounder to a new role overseeing the UK operational team. This is not an ivory tower role, taking credit for everyone else’s work; this is a role at the very forefront of the business, developing new business streams, working with key customers and identifying and nurturing new ones and developing the team at Head Office to be the best that they can be. We are therefore looking for graduate calibre candidates, preferably with MBA or other postgraduate qualifications, with a broad mix of skills including, but not limited to, staff management, key account development, and sales and marketing. You must be a good communicator, comfortable taking responsibility for reporting key figures and statistics under considerable board level scrutiny, a driven corporate sales individual, and possess a broad range of business acumen. This genuinely could be the last role you might ever need to apply for!
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It’s not often that you get the opportunity to work with such a high quality candidate who can offer such a degree of flexibility to potential employers than this one. Available immediately for part time roles and living within easy travelling distance of all parts of Cheshire and Staffordshire, she is seeking the opportunity to contribute to the success of a dynamic, forward thinking business at a strategic and commercial level and is able to be flexible to fit in with the requirements and demands of any business.
A Top 4 trained ACA qualified accountant, she manages all the finance and commercial functions reporting to the board of directors and major shareholders. Responsible for the production of monthly management accounts, statutory accounts and managing the audit, she also produces a range of weekly KPI and board reports and cashflow forecasts, and manages all company secretarial matters. This has included designing and implementing fully consolidated reporting pack for a group of six companies containing full P&L, Balance Sheet and annual cashflows and creating a new report that improved and enhanced cash flow forecasting.
This week’s featured candidate is a FCCA qualified accountant who has been working as Financial Controller for the same company that we placed her in eight years ago!
She has been responsible all financial and company secretarial functions reporting to the board of directors and major shareholders, and is seeking the opportunity to contribute to the success of a dynamic, forward thinking business at a strategic and commercial level. She is keen to work on either a full time or part time basis to suit the requirements of the business.
My client is at a hugely exciting part of their development, with a market leading product, expanding global client base and a well-deserved reputation for the quality of their customer service and after sales care. To cope with an unprecedented growth in enquiries, they are looking to recruit an experienced and ambitious sales manager to a new role based primarily at their Head Office. Such is their reputation and the groundwork that they have done previously, they develop a significant amount of leads over the course of any given month, either through trade show attendance, web optimisation or other methods of publicity, and they are looking for someone to come in and pick up the vast majority of these enquiries as the basis of their pipeline. You will need to have a background in engineered product sales, as there will be a requirement to gain a good (and quick) understanding of the basic product, its capabilities and the potential for customisation for particular uses or clients; you will have significant involvement with the manufacturing team as well, as you would see the project through from initial enquiry to installation. Although based from the Head Office, you will not be limited as to where your potential clients could be, so this is a role that could involve significant travel opportunities.
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My client is an outstanding success story having grown from humble beginnings to the market leader in its field in little over a decade. Having said that, there is massive scope for further expansion, in terms of new markets, new products and services and new territories to conquer. As part of these plans, they are now seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic operational manager to head up their French operation. With a strong understanding of French business culture, gained either as a French national or a dual national with extensive experience of working in France, you will be able to display a track record of success in both long cycle solution sales and business development and operational and staff management. Given that each territory is viewed as a separate profit centre, you will be given free rein to develop the markets and drive turnover within the common group framework. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, with full responsibility for the management of the team of French nationals, this is an outstanding opportunity to develop a long term career in a high profile role.
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My client is an outstanding success story, having reinvented itself to become the leading supplier of a range of manufactured products to a customer base that covers the entire scope of retailers, from supermarkets to major department stores to high street and discount outlets. Tasked with achieving significant growth targets, the Head of Sales is now seeking to recruit an additional member of the sales team into a new role managing a portfolio of existing clients but also seeking out new opportunities. The existing clients that you inherit will be some of the smaller accounts by value and volume (not potential), and your role will be to not only manage their current expenditure, but also to increase both the product base sold by these customers, and the turnover they contribute. A key part of this role, though, is to identify, approach and market test potential new customers, and any accounts that you are successful in acquiring will remain with you to develop further. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with a couple of years’ experience selling to the trade, multiples or even independents to join an established, successful team and develop your career further in a supportive, dynamic and forward thinking environment.
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My client is one of the best known and most respected names in the business, operating in a truly global marketplace and with an awe-inspiring range of customers. To support the existing finance team and with a view to future development, they are now seeking to appoint a hardworking, ambitious, spreadsheet literate part qualified accountant to a new role. You must be committed to your studies, which at this stage can be either AAT, CIMA or ACCA, and be looking for an opportunity to further your training and professional development in a fast paced and exciting environment. Briefly, your duties will involve working on both purchase and sales ledgers and on credit control, but as the customer base is blue chip companies paying high value invoices, this is not going be an onerous task. The majority of your time will be spent supporting the management accountant with a range of management accounting duties such as accruals, prepayments and balance sheet reconciliations, but you will also be working closely with the newly-appointed COO on a wide variety of business critical analytical projects. In short, this is the perfect environment to gain a broad range of experience vital to your continued professional development.
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My client is a dynamic, expanding organisation pursuing serious growth plans. As part of these plans, they have recently recruited their first General Manager and they are now seeking to strengthen the accounting team with the appointment of an ambitious part or fully qualified CIMA accountant with previous experience in a similar role. Your duties will involve producing detailed management accounts, budgets and cashflows, margin and variance analysis and a host of other manufacturing KPIs, to support both senior management and the sales team. It will be advantageous if you have had exposure to a range of IT systems in your career to date, preferably having been involved in a full IT systems implementation, and you will have excellent Excel knowledge. The role will also incorporate credit control, purchase ledger maintenance and costings, providing financial support to all ad hoc projects and recommending improvement to business practices and processes. This is an outstanding opportunity that will provide both invaluable experience and a career springboard.
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My client is an outstanding success story, long established, cash rich and debt free, with an enviable reputation for quality and service and an almost exclusively blue chip customer base. As part of their forward thinking strategy, they are now looking to strengthen their team with the recruitment of an experienced, creative mechanical design engineer. This is not your traditional sitting in a back office type of position; the size of the team dictates that you will be involved in many different areas of the business, but your primary points of contact will be with sales, customers and manufacturing. Degree qualified, you will have a background in mechanical engineering, with a good understanding of the automotive or aerospace sector, either through previous employment or even as a hobby. Not only will you be able to turn customers’ ideas into reality, and be able to talk to clients to interpret their ideas, but also be able to design products that not only can be made, but can be made in a cost effective manner. With experience of working in a manufacturing environment, rather than purely theoretical, you will also be able to interpret feedback from the manufacturing side on strengths, weaknesses and other properties. It is rare for such a broad range of skills to be required in a role, and even rarer for such a role to offer both long term stability and career development in the way that this one does.
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My client is an ambitious, expanding manufacturing company with an exclusively blue chip customer base. As part of their current expansion plans, they are now looking to recruit an experienced and confident individual to a new role working closely with the existing sales team. Your role will be to generate leads through internet and directory based research, making calls to prospective customers and arranging appointments for the external sales team. You will also be expected to get involved in all aspects of the marketing process, from identifying potential targets through to following up the campaigns. You will have a good telephone manner, and be organised and conscientious with experience of maintaining a CRM database using Salesforce. Much as this is an excellent opportunity given the quality of the business, its products and its growth plans, it is made unique by the fact that my client is looking for someone who will be primarily home based, with attendance at head office expected once a week when the rest of the sales force is there. This is genuinely the job that offers flexibility without compromising on either interest or earnings potential.
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