Permanent jobs

We have a great number of permanent vacancies. Here is a selection.

Director of Marketing (Games/Toys) - London - c£70K-£90K plus benefits

Our client seek to appoint a Director of Marketing who will be responsible for shaping their brand through relentless work ethic and a mastery of bringing some of the most innovative ideas to life.

 

You are passionate about all forms of storytelling, cross-platform narrative, social media, and innovative experiential marketing.  As a member of the leadership team, you represent the consumer and use this voice to help shape the company strategy. You will leverage consumer and user insights, market trends, and competitor data to inform marketing plans, develop briefs and execute campaigns.

 

Responsibilities

  • Own the brand, building it into a world-renowned toy brand
  • Manage consumer toy unit with full P&L and managerial responsibilities
  • Define communication strategy across channels
  • Collaborate with the Head of Product on developing consumer offering in line with strategy
  • Lead growth in consumer unit and deliver against sales targets
  • Provide and execute thought leadership within our category
  • Represent the business on all levels and during a variety of events
  • Define and deliver messaging, proposition and content that engages our target audiences
  • Attend and oversee key consumer events around the world
  • Deliver critical analysis based on consumer insights and campaign objectives
  • Be a part of the leadership team

Skills

  • Detailed understanding of the US and/or UK toy and games markets with a demonstrated ability to engage and influence audiences within
  • Experience across and a understanding of a variety of marketing disciplines
  • Proven success in defining and delivering world class marketing campaigns
  • Experience with creative, production and project management
  • Excellent communication skills to clearly articulate the brand’s vision
  • Experience in managing teams, getting the most out of every team member
  • Experience in designing, gathering, analysing and presenting data
  • Ability to work in a flexible, ever-changing entrepreneurial environment

Background

  • 10+ years of experience within relevant sectors: Toys, Games, Children’s entertainment
  • Degree in related field

Head of Education - London - c£75K-£90K plus benefits

Our client is on the hunt for a passionate Head of Education to join their our award winning tight-knit team in East London. You will be responsible for leading the newly-created education department, working with teachers, schools, districts, states, distributors, partners, influencers and governmental institutions.

 

They are changing the way children learn essential 21st Century skills and you will help them go full-steam ahead.

 

Responsibilities

  • Run the educational unit with full P&L and managerial responsibilities
  • Formulate and communicate the brand’s educational strategy
  • Use the unit’s internal resources to develop and produce educational offering in line with strategy to expand and better serve their clients
  • Lead growth in education unit and deliver against sales targets
  • Drive agenda of unique programme in classrooms in key markets
  • Provide and execute thought leadership within their category
  • Represent company on all levels and during a variety of events
  • Drive messaging and collaborate with the marketing team to create content that engages their target audiences
  • Define and develop educational content (lesson plans, curriculum, projects)
  • Be a part of the leadership team

Skills

  • Detailed understanding of the US and/or UK educational markets with a demonstrated ability to engage and influence education community at all levels
  • Extended knowledge of current education and pedagogy strategies with the use of technology
  • Excellent communication skills to clearly articulate the brand’s educational vision
  • Experience in defining and spearheading the educational strategy
  • Experience in managing teams, getting the most out of every team member
  • Experience in designing, gathering, analysing and presenting data
  • Ability to work in a flexible, ever-changing entrepreneurial environment

Background

  • 10+ years of experience within the education sector, whether in government, within an edtech company, publishing company, or a school
  • Masters in related field

Senior Consulting Analyst / Vice President - London - c£55K-£75K 

Our client has been providing blue-chip clients in financial services, tech, media and telecommunications with evidence-led recommendations for the past 40 years. They have an experienced, dedicated team focused on the quantitative analysis of survey and customer data to respond to our clients’ business challenges.

 

As a team, they are responsible for maintaining and building long-term relationships with clients and supporting industry-specific projects with statistical analysis expertise. The final product we deliver to clients are commercially robust, fact-based reports, white papers, presentations and designs to help them communicate results clearly with their stakeholders.

 

They are currently looking for a Senior Consultant Analyst / Vice President with a keen interest and experience in quantitative consumer research, extensive project management and client development. The ideal applicant will have extensive experience working within an analytics team at a strategy consultancy or research agency and a history of academic achievement in a numerate discipline.

 

Key elements of the role
Customer research using quantitative and qualitative techniques amongst consumers and businesses to inform strategic decisions. The successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively from initial brief to final presentation, managing the project and supporting the team in order to exceed client expectations.

 

Market modelling and forecasting comprising a range of approaches, which will include analysing scarce business intelligence and sizing opportunities for our clients, as well as optimising product design and pricing. Both emerging and traditional research methods are used.

 

Presentation creation drawing sound conclusions from our research and communicating these effectively. Delivering clear and inspiring presentations, both written and verbally, are key skills of a Senior Consultant / Vice President

 

Day to day responsibilities

  • Independently manage and deliver a variety of types/sizes/complexity projects
  • Develop robust statistical models using a variety of techniques (e.g. regression, conjoint analysis, segmentation) and communicate the results within set deadlines.
  • Draft well written, structured reports in business English, including executive summaries and soundly developed recommendations.
  • Gain trust and confidence of client at a budget holding level. Demonstrate the ability to handle client meetings, resolve issues, etc.
  • Play an active role in new business development: preparing sales presentation, attending sales meetings, writing proposals, etc.
  • Write case studies and/or articles and through pieces off the back of successful projects
  • Proactively participate in our people management activities of recruitment, training & development and mentoring.
  • Play a role in internal management - proactively identifying & addressing system/process improvements.
  • Understand the company brand, values, and competence areas and be able to convey them clearly in client situations.

What they are looking for

  • Extensive experience in quantitative survey research, ranging from research design and questionnaire development via the structured analysis of data to developing meaningful, commercial recommendations.
  • Candidates must have worked with a range of advanced quantitative techniques, including conjoint analysis, segmentation and regression analysis .
  • Project management experience and an eye for detail are essential for this role
  • Experience managing suppliers and clients
  • Advanced Excel proficiency along with knowledge of a programming language. Familiarity with Q, SPSS and Sawtooth Software would be an advantage
  • A demonstrable passion for marketing science, quantitative analysis, statistics and modelling.
  • An ability to create compelling PowerPoint presentations and the confidence to deliver them.
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of core economic principles.
  • Thought leadership in new analytical ideas and tools as well as in solving client business problems.
  • Experience of working in a demanding environment and to efficiently manage time.
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt style of communication to suit different client/team needs.
  • Show ability to lead a team & develop team spirit.
  • Exposure to and an interest in financial services would be an advantage.
  • Due to the international nature of our projects, the role may involve occasional international travel and fluency in a foreign language would be an advantage.
  • We are seeking bright candidates to enhance our set of competencies, who strive in a fast-paced but highly collaborative environment and enjoy working with quirky colleagues from all over the globe.

What they offer

  • A dynamic work environment within a diverse and passionate team
  • Challenging work with blue-chip clients globally
  • A bonus, paid in January, dependent on company and individual performance
  • A matched contribution pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical and travel insurance
  • A cycle to work scheme
  • Holiday provision 25 days after the second year, plus Christmas Eve (excluding Bank Holidays)
  • Starting salary is £55,000 to £75,000 per annum dependent on experience.

Career progression
They invest time and effort building their team’s core skills by providing a clearly defined career path and ongoing support through line management, mentoring and coaching. The team works closely across different levels and with senior project leaders in an atmosphere where teamwork and high performance are recognised and rewarded.

 

The interview process
There are 2 stages to the process:

  • Stage one: a 30 minutes call with Senior Consultant Analyst
  • Stage two: written tests, interview and presentation of written tests, an informal meet the team session, and a final interview with MD

Senior Consulting Analyst (Consumer Research) - London - c£44K-£54K plus benefits

Our client are currently seeking to appoint a Senior Consultant Analyst who has a keen interest in quantitative consumer research.

 

The ideal applicant will have extensive experience working within an analytics team at a strategy consultancy or research agency and a history of academic achievement in a numerate discipline.

 

Key elements of the role

  • Customer research using quantitative and qualitative techniques amongst consumers and businesses to inform strategic decisions
  • Senior Consultants are expected to work collaboratively from initial brief to final presentation, managing the project and supporting the team in order to exceed client expectations
  • Market modelling and forecasting comprising a range of approaches, which will include analysing scarce business intelligence and sizing opportunities for their clients, as well as optimising product design and pricing
  • Both emerging and traditional research methods are used
  • Presentation creation drawing sound conclusions from their research and communicating these effectively
  • Delivering clear and inspiring presentations, both written and verbally, are key skills of a Senior Consultant

Day to day responsibilities

  • Independently manage and deliver a variety of types/sizes/complexity projects
  • Develop robust statistical models using a variety of techniques (e.g. regression, conjoint analysis, segmentation) and communicate the results within set deadlines
  • Draft well written, structured reports in business English, including executive summaries and soundly developed recommendations
  • Gain trust and confidence of client at a budget holding level
  • Demonstrate ability to handle client meetings, resolve issues, etc.
  • Play an active role in new business development: preparing sales presentation, attending sales meetings, writing proposals, etc.
  • Write case studies and/or articles and through pieces off the back of successful projects
  • Proactively participate in our people management activities of recruitment, training & development and mentoring
  • Play a role in internal management - proactively identifying & addressing system/process improvements
  • Understand the brand values, competence areas and be able to convey them clearly in client situations

What they are looking for

  • Extensive experience in quantitative survey research, ranging from research design and questionnaire development via the structured analysis of data to developing meaningful, commercial recommendations
  • Candidates must have worked with a range of advanced quantitative techniques, including conjoint analysis, segmentation and regression analysis
  • Project management experience and an eye for detail are essential for this role
  • Experience managing suppliers and clients
  • Advanced Excel proficiency along with knowledge of a programming language
  • Familiarity with Q, SPSS and Sawtooth Software an advantage
  • A demonstrable passion for marketing science, quantitative analysis, statistics and modelling
  • An ability to create compelling PowerPoint presentations and the confidence to deliver them
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of core economic principles
  • Thought leadership in new analytical ideas and tools as well as in solving client business problems
  • Experience of working in a demanding environment and to efficiently manage time
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt style of communication to suit different client/team needs
  • Show ability to lead a team & develop team spirit
  • Exposure to and an interest in financial services would be an advantage
  • Due to the international nature of our projects, the role may involve occasional international travel and fluency in a foreign language would be an advantage
  • They are seeking bright candidates to enhance their set of competencies, who strive in a fast-paced but highly collaborative environment and enjoy working with quirky colleagues from all over the globe.

What they offer

  • A dynamic work environment within a diverse and passionate team
  • Challenging work with blue-chip clients globally
  • Bonus, paid in January, dependent on company and individual performance
  • A matched contribution pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical and travel insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Holiday provision 25 days after the second year, plus Christmas Eve (excluding Bank Holidays)

Sales Manager (e-Learning Software Solutions) - Copenhagen - c£50K-£60K plus benefits

Our client is a fast growing company with a focus on improving learning in a cost-effective way for universities and other educational institutions.

 

They are looking for a high performing, digitally savvy and customer focused sales expert to join our growing team.

  • The Sales Manager will have a major impact on sales performance by driving growth across markets and channels.
  • The Sales Manager will be responsible for overall sales, partnerships, and business development strategy and will work closely with the entire team.
  • The Sales Manager will be responsible for growing the business and will help hire and manage a team of sales people.

This position is based in their Copenhagen, Denmark office and will report directly to the CEO and will be a senior team member supporting the development and execution of the company’s strategic plan.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement effective and profitable sales strategies based on strategic objectives and priorities.
  • Drive strategic new business development activity and efficient management and growth in existing accounts.
  • Establish and achieve aggressive revenue and profit goals for all channels. Implementa sales strategy for each customer market in collaboration with the management team, including development of strategic plans, sales forecasts and organisational structure.
  • Develop and manage cross-functional initiatives to improve sales operations, increase lead generation, enhance partner engagement, grow key accounts, identify and sign new key accounts, and enhance overall partner satisfaction. Work with Marketing, Product, and Technology teams to develop and execute overall business solutions
  • Recruit, train, and lead high performing sales professionals.
  • Oversee channel and segment specific data collection, reporting, and analysis of KPIs.
  • Develop and oversee strategies and initiatives that will maximise the sales funnel and prospect pipeline.
  • Partner with Marketing and Product teams to create and execute event & trade-show marketing and speaking engagement strategies.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience in sales / sales management positions
  • Passionate about sales, marketing, leadership, customer feedback, and creating change
  • Strong business acumen and excellent team-building skills
  • Excellent leadership and people skills, problem-solving skills, and desire for continuous learning and improvement
  • Excellent presentation, and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Proficiency in using sales tools, and an ability to roll out new tools and/or features to the sales team
  • Superior time management skills, including ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail coupled with the ability to excel in an innovative culture.
  • Excellent vendor negotiation and relationship management skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and manage change initiatives
  • Proactive, solutions oriented, and focused on quality and delivery of results on business objectives
  • Strong relationship building skills, ability to develop strong cross-functional working relationships.

Preferred:

  • Experience in selling to higher education
  • Experience in selling e-learning software

Group Director (Charitable Investment) - Knowsley, Merseyside - c£70K-£75K plus benefits

The Group Director (Charitable Investment) will lead the company's charitable activities and will be responsible for meeting the Groups wider social impact delivery objectives.

The role will also coordinate the Groups Investment activities, influencing and securing strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

 

Through driving growth, social and financial outcomes that lead to resilient communities and business you will generate opportunities for people to make inspiring changes to their life chances.

 

Play a key role alongside other Group Directors in delivering the Groups Business objectives, performance targets and growth objectives.

 

Main duties

 

Key areas

· Manage a Fund management team and Social impact Programme Delivery team to meet the objectives outlined in Group and subsidiary business plans.

· Coordinate and steer the direction of the investment strategy for the Group working with external investors to achieve the objectives of each investment fund.

· Proactively develop partnerships at a Regional and National level taking responsibility to manage the partnerships and relationships created.

· Proactively identify and develop opportunities for Group investments that meet the Group and its subsidiaries objectives ensuring that appropriate due diligence is undertaken to mitigate risks.

· Coordinate team to manage and obtain funding through new and innovative methods to deliver sustainable social impact programmes working in conjunction with the Business & Service Development team.

· Proactively drive and support marketing activities in conjunction with the Marketing team.

· Manage budgets to ensure they are controlled effectively in accordance with financial regulations.

 

Developing others /supervision

Develop and empower team and colleagues so they experience significant personal growth and have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the delivery of Social Value and charitable activities.

 

General
· To work alongside all Group Directors in coordinating the day to day running of the Group’s activities ensuring we maximise customer performance.

· To prepare and present project progress and evaluation reports to all stakeholders including the Group Directors Team, Executive Team and boards.

· Promote a caring, helpful and unbiased attitude towards all stakeholders and maintain high standards of integrity and honesty.

· Be a team player supporting both your own colleagues and wider group partners.

· Keep up to date with information and best practice on all of the above areas and implement positive practices.

· Ensure sound budgetary control systems are established and followed for all areas of responsibility.

· Ensure value for money and efficiencies are obtained in all areas of responsibility and manage and monitor team’s budgets.

· Review and consult for all areas of responsibility with stakeholders including customers, partners and staff.

 

General duties

  • Financial - To formulate and manage the budgets under the post’s control and to delegate these to the relevant staff as appropriate.
  • Health & Safety - To help to develop the Trust’s overall strategy and ensure compliance with all statutory obligations concerning Health and Safety.
  • Risk management - To contribute effectively to risk identification, assessment and the implementation of controls.
  • Equality & diversity - You will be expected to carry out all duties in the context of and in compliance with the Group’s commitment to equality and diversity.
  • You will be expected to lead by example and contribute to an inclusive culture where positive effort is recognised and rewarded.
  • Communication - The post holder will be expected to attend, report to and present at meetings and must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Data protection – The post holder will be expected to ensure compliance with all legal obligations concerning the protection of data concerning employees, customers and 3rd parties.
  • Values - To contribute to a positive culture by displaying behaviours in line with the Vision and Values of the organisation.
  • Location - The post holder will be expected to work in a variety of locations including premises not directly under the control of the Group
  • Some flexibility over working hours is necessary to meet the requirements of the job.

PR Account Director - London - to £60K plus benefits

Our client are a growing team of experienced and skilled PR professionals who work with autonomy in a fun and progressive culture.


They are looking for senior talent to help lead the team and help them grow with impact.

 

This job is for you if:

  • You’re an extraordinary Account Director who thrives on building great relationships with clients and delivering high quality work that makes an impact on the performance of a business.
  • You’re excited by the idea of leading a highly motivated account team that consistently goes over and above for clients, helping to nurture successful PR careers.
  • You care - About the future of PR, about the difference you make to clients, about the impact you have on your team and about your opportunity to evolve our business.
  • You want - To take a personal stake in defining the success of a growing agency with a big ambition.

As a senior member of the team, you can shape the next stage of the journey: building their reputation, growing their team and welcoming new clients.

 

What you’ll receive:

  • Supercharged career development: You’ll be working in a high quality agency that’s growing at pace.
  • You’ll have access to an Executive Coach for personal and career coaching, along with tailored training days to help you develop in the professional and personal skills you want.

A host of benefits:

  • Annual lifestyle allowance,
  • Weekly personal trainer in the office (optional!),
  • A day off for your birthday (or an alternative day if you prefer to share cake)
  • Spontaneous personal gifts
  • Aaccess to the biscuit drawer
  • The annual company trip
  • Unlimited coffee
  • Gym membership
  • Bike storage facilities with Showers on-site
  • Free breakfast on a Monday
  • Open invite to a huge range of networking events
  • Flexibility for a good work-life balance
  • Laptop
  • Mobile
  • Highly competitive salary for the industry and an annual bonus based on personal and company performance.

Senior Marketing Manager / Marketing Director - London - c£60K-£70K 

Our client is looking for an experienced Senior Marketing Manager / Marketing Director to take the leading role in the development of their consumer brand. The successful candidate must be a world-class creative marketer to drive awareness and engagement with our clients brands. 

 

They must be confident in delivering a range of marketing campaigns to support all areas of their business and should be equally comfortable devising high-level marketing strategy, whilst getting their hands dirty delivering and analysing campaigns.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with the CEO, COO, Marketing & Sales teams to define the future growth of their brand -Devising and delivering effective integrated campaigns to build awareness and drive sales
  • Managing our brand strategy, building brand awareness and affinity within our target audiences
  • Building and managing a well-rounded sales & marketing team, providing mentorship and leadership
  • Setting, managing and evaluating multiple marketing budgets
  • Conducting market research and generating useful consumer insight
  • Reporting on marketing effectiveness to ensure stellar ROI

The right candidate must be:

  • An inspiring leader, able to manage and motivate a team of direct reports
  • Forward thinking, innovative, courageous
  • Analytical and with a clear understanding of both brand and business strategy

Preferred background:

  • 5+ years marketing experience
  • Previous experience leading marketing at a startup a bonus
  • Proven track record and an exciting portfolio of campaigns and projects

Finance Director - Cardiff - c£80K-£90K plus excellent benefits

An established media services organisation are seeking to recruit a UK Finance Director for their thriving business which has grown significantly over the past 5 years. This an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to take on a commercial role within a market leading business. 

Reporting to the CEO and CFO you shall be responsible for; 

  • Business partnering with the senior management team and providing information on driving the business forward both in terms of performance and commercial terms with clients. 
  • Leading face-to-face meetings with the account managers, and project managers 
  • Challenging costs and driving improvements in profitability 
  • Responsible for ensuring the budget and forecasting process is accurate and on time 
  • Revenue analysis, and fixed/variable cost analysis – job margin analysis and breaking down profitability by client 
  • Preparation and ownership for monthly management accounts 
  • Managing a team of 4 and working on ad hoc projects as required 


The role will be an ideal opportunity for; 

  • A Qualified Accountant either ACCA/ACA/CIMA Qualified 
  • A Commercial Financial Director – with experience of working with both a CEO and senior management team 
  • Ideal experience within either the advertising or a service business 
  • Experience of managing a team 
  • Able to drive business cost savings/improvements

Automotive Program Director - France - Fantastic package on offer

Job Overview

An excellent opportunity for an experienced automotive Program Director to join this global supplier to the automotive industry. French and English language skills will be a distinct advantage for this role.

Job Description

 

Main objectives

Responsible for projects towards defined customer and/or product group and management of program deliverables from a cross functional team to achieve the agreed program goals and objectives. Following the group Management System, Knowledge Based Development – New Product Integration (KBD-NPI) and Product Improvement Process (PIP), the Senior Program Manager will bring products and/or systems from concept (innovation) and/or strategic identification to running production. The Senior Program Manager will also act as an expert in groups systems and processes, providing  support to Global PM team where needed in either project/program management, training of cross functional teams and/or supporting other PM’s were necessary/needed.

 

Areas of responsibility

  • Responsible for the management of multiple programs (product) and/or customer base from concept (innovation) and/or strategic target to running production, while achieving a flawless launch.
  • Manage and train team members in use of group systems and processes.
  • Involved in the establishment of program/project team.
  • Actively involved in the discussion with KAM’s regarding the strategic direction of company relationship with customers. Participates with the KAM in the development of the Customer Enquiry Review (CER), today, and the Business Event (BE), future, to ensure the right facts are being presented.
  • Maintain focus on initiated projects to gain additional benefits for the business area through gaining efficiencies in program (operational, design, purchasing).
  • To ensure Project documents are created, maintained and updated via PLM structure with the understanding that this is a mandatory requirement. Auditing project docs regularly.
  • Always follow group Management System and QA routines
  • Planning and co-ordination of the project deliverables
  • Overview and control of economy (budget, turnover, contribution, etc) of the business
  • Achieving complete customer satisfaction
  • Reporting project/program status to the Steering Committee (STC)
  • Establish relationships with the customers on necessary levels
  • To observe public laws, directives, provisions and concessions with regard to health, environment and safety, and to follow agreements made with external and internal parties.

Personal tasks

  • Have a strong working knowledge and experience with the customer’s requirements (general and product specific)
  • Host/attend program meetings on an as needed basis (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc) with customer and internal program teams to ensure the group is meeting customer requirements.
  • Establish and follow up on the main time plan with milestones
  • Establish and follow up on the project goals
  • Establish project rules and best practice routines
  • Organize and prioritize time between the management of multiple projects
  • Provide direction and support to the Program Management team: educate on group systems and processes, act as console to ensure team continuously learns and works to strengthen the PM team’s vision (Vision: To lead a cross functional and diverse team to ensure a flawless product launch.)
  • Follow up budget and update prognoses on a monthly basis
  • Run the projects according to group Management System, Knowledge Based Development – New Product Integration (KBD-NPI) and Product Improvement Process (PIP).
  • Ability and mastery of group Management Systems to manage large, complex and global in scope projects/programs in order to meet group strategy with customers, internal operations and product development.
  • Secure the quality of all changes (technical, time plan and economy), using groups Engineering Change Management (ECM) or Product Improvement Process (PIP) procedure.
  • To represent the Program department inside and outside the company.
  • With reference to NPI, maintain strong working relationships with all cross functional teams management (Directors and VP’s) to affect timely responses to project needs.
  • To review project budgets ensuring that projects are delivered within 100% of budget as signed off at the start of the project, implementing recovery plans where this figure is exceeded. Follow up on budget and update prognoses on a monthly basis
  • Has developed an expertise in multiple products giving the Senior PM the knowledge and ability to manage launches of multiple product groups at different manufacturing locations.
  • To manage cross functional program team’s focus on all given conditions, time schedule and budgets to ensure passage of planned gates on time and in line with POI, KBD-NPI, and PIP planning.
  • Actively report to Direct Manager successes, areas for improvement and programs at risk in a timely manner to ensure corrective action.
Role Requirements

Competence profile (ideal)

  • Education:
    • BS or BA degree with a minimum of 10+ years’ experience as a program manager/director in automotive industry or equivalent. Masters degree ideal.
  • Practical experience and skills:
    • Leadership, interpersonal skills, personal drive and confidence to lead and work with cross functional teams to earn trust and team support to meet program objectives.
    • Knowledge and experience of PM processes. Experience in production, quality, purchasing, marketing and/or product/process development is desirable.
    • Uncompromising personal integrity and a group perspective.
    • Ability to work effectively through a degree of ambiguity continuously driving for results and high quality deliverables.
    • Ability to think clearly and react effectively under pressure while remaining focused on key objectives and strategies.
    • Excellent analytical skills and strong intellectual curiosity that foster the ability to lead and work with cross functional teams.
    • Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Special requirements:
    • High level of competence in automotive project management methodologies.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Have a good command of spoken and written language within the region employed and English.

Other Attributes

  • The job may involve travel to other countries and KA locations as required and may involve extended length of stay to support strategic activities as directed by the Functional and/or Business Area Director.
Qualifications
  • Degree educated
  • French and English language skills
  • Project Management qualifications are preferred but not essential.
Employer Overview

My client is a global supplier to the automotive industry with a diverse product portfolio. With a real global footprint they are well geared to succeed in the challenging automotive supply chain.

Regional Finance Director - Madrid - c130,000 Euros negotiable

Functions:
 
  • Monitoring and coordinating the country´s financial, accounting and administrative management, while providing information at all times to the Country Manager and the Finance and Administration Management board of the Construction Business line
  • Ensuring the availability and optimisation of the country´s economic and financial resources required for the local business development
  • Providing information to the Headquarters finance management in the definition of the country’s financial statements
  • Tracking invoices to clients and payments within terms and conditions and ensuring account opening and closing for the national projects
  • Planning and supervising with Headquarter’s Finance Department, the country´s fiscal management, to establish the required criteria and action plans
  • Carrying out national monthly cash projections and bank reconciliations.
  • Leading the local financial team both at the office and on site
  • Understanding regional business goals and recommending new approaches, policies and procedures to boost continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the country.
 
Requirements:
 
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in multinational matrix companies from the industrial / infrastructure sector
  • Bachelor Degree in Business Admnistration from an accredited university. MBA or Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Solid Business acumen and leadership
  • Organisation, negotiation and planning skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport at Senior Management level
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • National and international mobility
 
On offer:
 
  • An attractive executive level position in a leading multinational Spanish company ranked on the Ibex 35 list. They offer a competitive salary and benefits package, growth potential and a challenging work environment

General Manager (Sales) - Hong Kong

The Role

  • Manage sales activities in Hong Kong and oversee the development and delivery of an effective sales strategy for the business
  • Monitor performance of the sales team by setting sales targets for individual reps and motivating them to reach targets
  • Drive business development activities and identify business opportunities to develop new partner and client relationship
  • Promote presence throughout Hong Kong and ensure our client is well positioned to meet with key challenges ahead within the industry and country market

The Successful Applicant

  • 8 + years of experience in sales from Tech, Internet, Ecommerce, Telco, Advertising, Marketing, Health, Fitness industry with proven ability to lead a sales team
  • Experience in developing sales and business development strategies
  • Positive attitude, energetic approach and self-motivation are all essential
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills

The Company

Bringing the fast-growing sharing economy model to the Asia Pacific health and community scene, the company are innovatively mapping the way people approach health and community development activities whilst improving the relationship between consumers and service providers in Asia Pacific. 

Production Director - Saudi Arabia

Lead manufacturing engineering team to implement lean manufacturing, continuous improvement of manufacturing process and upgrading of automation. Be responsible for tooling, equipment and maintenance management as well as troubleshooting of problems to fully support production.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership and management on a broad range of manufacturing engineering scope including process engineering, equipment management, manufacturing automation, lean and project management.
  2. Provide technical supervision over process flow, control plan, fixture and tooling, work instruction, error proofing, equipment standard to fully support production;
  3. Lead lean manufacturing implementation, continuous improvement as well as plant lay-out optimization, etc;
  4. Ensure equipment and production line good performance with KPIs of quality, down time, output target and yield, etc;
  5. Supervise fixtures and tooling outsourcing supplier qualification and instruct tooling engineers for tooling design and maintenance prevention;
  6. Ensure proper cost control with optimal expense and maintenance expense according to annual budget plan ;
  7. Create, organize, plan, lead and develop processes for new product manufacturing;
  8. Supervises product, process, plant, manufacturing, assembly, and engineering projects with the goal to improve process capabilities, drive down cost, and improve ease of manufacturing.
  9. Manages engineering staff members on project components in order to maintain timelines, project initiatives, and cost structures. Delegates project workloads and allocate resources to accomplish desired results.
  10. Participates in production decisions involving new and existing product lines to assess/improve equipment & capacity.
  11. Establishes and maintains an environment conducive to continuous improvement in manufacturing. Recommends alternatives for improving production methods, equipment, operating procedures, and working conditions.
  12. Responsible for all engineering related communication flow and coordination among resources to ensure cost, quality, and delivery objectives are met.
  13. Promotes effective employee relations by providing leadership, coaching, and development to engineering staff.
  14. Participates in problem-solving meetings, resolves employee concerns, and makes employment-related decisions as needed.
  15. Ensures that all regulatory standards and company policies are understood, supported, and followed by engineering personnel and on the production floor.
  16. Evaluates reports, decisions, and results of departmental concerns in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvement in production efficiency and customer.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in a related discipline.
  • 8-10+ years experience in a similar role.
  • Preferably some experience with elevators.
  • Fluency in English essential.
  • Saudi Arabian passport
  • Experience manufacturing lifts/escalators preferred.

Manufacturing Director - Cardiff

Manufacturing Director required o join our client’s prestigious global company.

 

We are looking for someone to manage, coordinate and lead the manufacturing engineering activities across the Eastern Hemisphere Operations. You will facilitate, direct and drive implementation LEAN throughout the Eastern Hemisphere shops and lead special projects associated within the operations. This will include material movement, equipment changes and changing in facility status.

 

The successful person will have at least ten years manufacturing and repairs experience and have the demonstratable ability to implement LEAN principles in a manufacturing environment.

 

Your role will entail:

  • Lead, develop and implement variable cost productivity programs across all of the workshops to achieve 5%/y VCP.
  • Manage the CAPEX system for Eastern Hemisphere Operations from identification to completion of projects.
  • Work with HSE to establish necessary equipment changes throughout Eastern Hemisphere Operations to improve safety and or asset integrity in each of the plants.
  • Work with the shops on quality escapes and customer issues to assure that methods and fixtures are sufficient to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Establish budgets with each plant for investments in future years during the annual budgeting cycle.

Experience should include but not be limited to:

  • Degree in a technical field or related filed.
  • Ten years experience in the manufacturing and repairs.
  • Experience with multi country responsibility.
  • Strategic thinking skills necessary to develop, plan and execute short term and long term goals and objectives.
  • Ability to effectively manage up and down the organisation and the ability to influence Senior Management and peers to drive cost and cycle performance.
  • CAPEX management and assessment experience.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.
  • Experience in budgeting and Cost reduction strategies.

 

Operations Director - Suffolk

Our client seeks to appoint an experienced Senior Operations Executive with overall responsibility for the operational efficiency of their hugely successful Lettings Function.

 

The main duties will include: liaising with the Head of Lettings and key stakeholders within the business to ensure compatibility with wider business goals; implementing strategy in order to increase business generation from existing and previous clients; working with appropriate Stakeholders to improve processes and policies in order to maximise output and profit; setting up separate cost codes for Operations; reviewing financial statements and preparing and controlling operational budgets as well as weekly/monthly income reporting and analysis.

 

The role will also be responsible for managing Accounts and the committee including any initiatives that arise from it; coordinating and monitoring the workings of the Lettings Division in order to identify and rectify inefficiencies; monitoring the effectiveness of the support functions (IT, marketing, web and accounts) to the Lettings team and have an understanding of the Regional Partner’s needs and challenges in order to provide operational support to achieve business results.

 
Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have 5 years+ experience in a Senior Operations Director role or similar, have previous experience of the lettings and management market and be NFOPP Technical / Diploma or ARLA 1 & 2 qualified.

 

You will have demonstrable knowledge of business management, project management and practices, and be experienced in managing people at all levels.

 

The successful candidate will be a creative thinker who is proactive and task focussed, with the ability to communicate effectively and motivate a team.

Finance Director - Birmingham

For more than 20 years our client has created a company that identifies and maximises opportunities to effectively solve problems and deliver comprehensive business strategies that give their clients a competitive advantage.
 

Job Description

 
The Role:
You will be responsible for leading the global financial organisation of the business and preparing, analysing the financial results and statements. Working closely with the Global CFO and the Global VP, the Finance Director will need to be a qualified accountant, with hands on experience in managing a finance department and working with business leaders. Close management of and communication with the finance teams in each market will be a fundamental component of the Finance Director's role.
  • Support the Regional Operational Leaders and provide financial information required to make strategic decisions
  • Lead and develop finance teams globally
  • Coordinate financial data for multiple Business Units
  • Lead and manage the budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Manage treasury requirements, including a high degree of focus on customer collections
  • Review business proposals
  • Develop and Implement appropriate policies and procedures
  • Consolidate and submit monthly reports
  • Evaluate capital expenditure requirements and coordinate preparation of requests for spending
  • Ensure proper compliance with statutory bodies
  • Coordinate monthly financial reviews of group business with senior management
  • Analyse financial data and implement recommendations based on these findings with a view to maximizing returns to the company's stakeholders.

 

The Successful Applicant

 

We are looking to identify an ambitious candidate for this role, ideally an ACA qualified accountant who has strong technical underpinning, financial control and management reporting.

 

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as a finance leader within a similar international business.

 

It is highly desirable that you will have reported to a US parent company in your career and understand the complexities of reporting and cultures in multiple regions.

 

You will have strong leadership skills, be highly analytical, flexible and adept in working to deliver information to tight deadlines.

 

You will need to be commercially aware, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be comfortable in an advisory role to business leaders with a view to meeting the company's objective of healthy and sustainable growth.

Sales Director - Glasgow

Our client, part of an international group, specialise in the design and manufacture of high value, technically sophisticated products with an unrivalled reputation for innovation, quality and customer service.  

 

The Role:

Reporting to the CEO, key responsibilities will be to: -

  • Develop and implement sales strategies to drive through profitable growth.
  • Bring a commercial yet vigorous approach to decision making with the aim of identifying, developing and closing sales with new customers whilst ensuring current relationships are maintained.
  • Direct, motivate and develop the existing sales team, with a shared vision of growth, to not only meet but exceed required performance targets.
  • Ensure commercial contracts are watertight whilst developing the aftermarket offering.

The Candidate:

  • A technically strong graduate with a proven sales track record within manufacturing/engineering organisations.
  • Commercially and financially strong with previous experience of dealing with medium to long term contract negotiations.
  • With gravitas and maturity you will have developed relationships at the most senior levels with demanding customers whilst displaying cultural sensitivity.
  • A strong communicator and negotiator, you will be results focused with the drive and enthusiasm to succeed within a highly demanding and exciting market place
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