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Company Accountant


to £30,000pa

My client is a dynamic, expanding on-line retailer, offering a wide range of branded products via both B2B and B2C channels. Established for nearly 20 years, they have forged ...

Business Development Manager

City of London

to £65,000pa basic + commission (OTE £75,000 - 90,000)

My client is a leading business services organisation, securing exclusive contracts with some of the biggest names in the global economy. Organised into distinct business sec ...


Executive job vacancies in the North West

Executive job vacancies always seem to be the most difficult to fill, and, perversely, the most difficult to find.  There are many reasons for this; 

At a lower level of job vacancy, there are a range of set criteria against which you can gauge candidates, based on the core competencies for the job. With executive job vacancies, however, it is much more about a wider range of skills, but also personality, ambition and a track record of success. In the case of many executive job vacancies, there is a perceived requirement for specific sector experience, either in terms of knowledge or in terms of contacts.

Unfortunately with an executive job vacancy, pigeon-holing often occurs and it is very difficult to break into a new market or sector, even if all the other skills that you possess are eminently transferable.  When recruiting for these job vacancies, it is imperative that you find a recruitment partner who can source a wider range of candidates from industries with parallel experience who could bring a breadth of knowledge currently lacking in your organisation and without the prejudices and preconceptions often associated with being institutionalised in a particular industry or sector. 

When seeking to fill an executive job vacancy you will need to find a recruitment consultancy that will actively promote you to companies outside your perceived target market. An agency that will highlight your transferable skills and track record, and where the consultants work with their clients to encourage them to broaden their horizons and perspectives. This will present them with a higher chance of filling the vacancy first time with the best candidate for the role.

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