Here is a selection of the candidates we have available at the moment. As a Search and Selection recruiter we treat each vacancy as a new project and source new applicants for each role but we are often asked to retain CVs by candidates and this list os a showcase of some one the more recent additions to that portfolio. If any are of interest please contact us for more details.
The notation at the end of each candidate gives an indication of package expectations (each * = £10k) and preferred location - NR=Norfolk, SF=Suffolk, CM=Cambrigeshire and EX = You guessed it - Essex.
10275 Production Planner. A highly motivated individual able to give timely and accurate advice, guidance and support to team members and individuals. Possessing excellent management skills and having the ability to work with the minimum of supervision. Having a proven ability to lead by example, consistently achieve targets and organise time efficiently. Focused on facilitating the creation of quality products to meet customers’ expectations and achieve company goals. Experienced in handling multiple tasks and with great adaptability to any business environment. An analytical/logical approach to problem solving and a great eye for detail. Able to communicate well with all levels of employees and excellent organisational skills. Ability to prioritise tasks and workloads in order of importance and able to work well under pressure. An ability to build rapport and trust quickly with work colleagues as well as a track record of delivering results with deadlines. Package: * * * NR SF
10276 Financial Controller. Reporting to the UK Managing Director with a dotted line to the Finance Vice President of the global Danish group. The UK wholesale company was a business start-up operation which commenced trading July 2010. The UK group turnover is £20 million with 100 employees. Number 1 finance role for UK and Ireland responsible for 11 companies ranging from manufacture, wholesale, retail and advertising. Selection, appointment and key contact for professional advisors including audit, tax, solicitors, banking, pension, insurance, fleet and property landlords. Member of senior management board that meets weekly and presentation of the financials during monthly town hall updates to staff. Implementation of appropriate controls and best practice during the business start- up phase and continuous reassessment during continued high growth. ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics AX) implementation on site and international finance team member on 2012 global template design. Preparation of business plans, cash flow forecasts and strategic long term plans. Transfer pricing and gross margin analysis during 2011/12 budget process. Group reorganisations and retail branch assessment, acquisition and closure. Provision of accounting services for UK retail companies across 30 branches. Senior member of global controller’s steering committee. Sales revenue generation though joint venture working on industrial deafness.
Recruitment and development of 7 high performing team members. Package: * * * * * NR SF
10278 NPD Technologist. Keep up to date development history records. To assist with factory trials, liaising with operations, engineering and technical departments. Assist with the preparation of product specifications for new launches. Technical liaison with suppliers relating to ingredient changes, trial quantities and develop good relations. Liaising with suppliers regarding stocks of ingredients. Provide costing data on products developed. Conducting kitchen trials to produce samples for customers. Assist in trials to help assess new ingredients and processes. To develop projects from concept brief, processing from kitchen trial to factory launch. Package: * * NR
10279 A highly motivated and ambitious finance professional with a strong desire to succeed. Over 15 years, end to end, management accounting experience that also includes comprehensive commercial contracts and systems development. Proven track record in exceeding customer expectations under challenging conditions by applying well developed inter personal skills at all levels within the organisation. Implemented financial reporting including cash flow management and projections, management accounting, balance sheet reporting and budgets. Restructured the finance team to more effectively support the business as it experienced rapid growth by delivering timely and accurate reporting and business intelligence. Liaised with the bank to support the companies through a financial review and restructure its debt to improve the balance sheet. Worked with the owners to provide the budgets and strategies for each company to generate net profit and cash growth. Provided the tools and expertise to support the Group in reducing debt burden by working towards the exit of an Invoice Discount facility. Package: * * * * * NR
11004 A highly self-motivated and conscientious Senior Customer Services Manager with experience of operational change management; project management and team development. During her work in customer service environments she has demonstrated excellent communication and people management skills and am able to carry out her managerial activities both with integrity and competence. She would enjoy working for a customer focused organisation that attaches great importance to aiming for continual improvement in both quality and performance. Business process reengineering to improve processes across the company, enhancing the customer service and reduce complaints. Directed the operation of the Customer Contact Centre incorporating 7 different Customer Service / Sales teams; and developed customer service strategy across 8 European offices. Developed, implemented and monitored Customer Service provision across the company/customer interface. Lead the development of a new ERP system with respect to Customer Order Management across Europe. Lead the development of an e-Sales website. This project achieved the target time for UK/Ireland and Continental Europe roll out. Introduced mechanisms to measure productivity, quality and performance management. Managed a change in department structure to be more cost effective. Set up and managed formal complaints procedures supported by stand alone team. Set up, monitored and reported on customer feedback mechanisms. Achieved Customer Service Business plan by introducing effective performance management practices. Package: * * * NR SF
11006 Financial Controller. Completion of UK, Spanish and South American branch management accounts, in preparation for consolidation. Preparation of ad-hoc reports in support of financial figures, including cash forecast and forward foreign exchange deals. Preparation of the quarterly P1/P2 forecasts and annual B1/B2 budgets, including high level reviews of departmental overheads in conjunction with department heads. Completion and reconciliation of overseas returns including NZ GST, Australian GST and South African VAT. Calculation, creation and control of commission statements for Spanish and South American agents and working with regional market managers to document and maintain schedules of agent’s agreements for these regions. Preparation of supplementary schedules and written reports on key balance sheet accounts to provide detail and highlight variances between actual, forecast and budgets. Package: * * * * * NR
11012 Pragmatic and versatile Analyst with extensive experience and knowledge gained across multiple industries. Has proven ability in providing understanding and insight for commercial and business issues and also promotes strict cost discipline. Possesses a strong technical data related skillset and is comfortable working in data rich environments. An effective communicator whom seeks to engage and collaborate across all organisational levels to dissect aims and deliver strategic value. Monitored and reviewed operational performance indicators of the various sales channels and markets including revenue, search marketing and site performance. Responsible for ensuring consistency and validity of logging data and that it is used for actionable insight to support various units across the organisation. Managed GDS costs for the business and ensured effective use of all paid for third party data used for airfare content. Lead Analyst and data modeler for Data Warehouse plan, build and implementation. Ensured that domain knowledge is used throughout the organisation to aid strategic decision making and enhance thinking around commercial opportunities and improvements. Package: * * * * NR SF
11013 A forward thinking, results driven ACCA qualified accountant with excellent interpersonal and communications skills. A very confident decision maker with experience in developing strategy, preparing budgets, statutory accounts and development of internal systems. Daily reporting of the Group cashbook position, net debt and available headroom with banking facilities. Cashflow forecasts for next week, month and financial year, using both bank account and balance sheet methods, ensuring these are aligned to each other and integrated with sales reporting and P&L. Management of group debtor position through regular contact with respective credit control managers and debt meetings involving sales teams. Management of creditors/stock through liaison with stock control department, purchasing department and accounts payable to ensure that purchasing is done as efficiently as possible utilising best terms and keeping stock holding to minimum. Ensuring the Group meets the undertakings and covenants relating to its fixed term borrowings and invoice discounting facilities. Liase with RBS and RBS Invoice Finance on all day to day issues affecting bank accounts, term loan and invoice discounting facilities. Management of financial services department of 45 staff across 3 locations.
Monthly forecasting. Building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Assess profitability of new and renewed commercial contracts. Reengineering the finance function, implement training and appraisal programme, amend systems and processes. Package: POA NR
11024 A seasoned construction professional with over thirty years experience at a senior level within International Project/Programme Management on a variety of projects including: Project Director for a 1.2km2 mixed urban redevelopment in the UAE including six super high-rise towers. Project Director for the largest building ever constructed in North Africa. Project Director for a range of Industrial, Commercial, Retail and Residential developments throughout the UK, Middle East, South East Asia, North Africa, Russian Federation and Republic of Kazakhstan. Commonwealth Games Stadia and Events Master Planning in Kuala Lumpur and Manchester. London’s third airport at Stansted, Essex
Medicine Research Facilities for Glaxo Smith Kline and Pfizer. Package: * * * * * * * * * * NR SF CM
11025 Health and Safety Manager used to working within a fast moving, changing and demanding fresh meat food production and manufacturing environment, with the proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Proactive, energetic and enthusiastic with good management, and organisational skills. Motivated by the challenge of continuous improvement possessing the knowledge and experience required to lead a program of improvement through systems, behaviours and cultural change, in order to reduce the risk of injuries, ill-health and property damage. Able to develop, implement and monitor practical health and safety procedures, which take account of legal compliance and best practice within an organisation. Package: POA NR SF
11029 A Director of Operations with 20 years of experience in the luxury retail, prestige property and elite sports sectors. Strong operational planning, people and contractor management capabilities, complemented by regular proven delivery. Gained working at a senior level within the business portfolio of a globally renowned retailer and entrepreneur. Group business interests included: Harrods of Knightsbridge; Harrods Aviation; The Ritz Hotel, Paris; and Fulham Football Club. With a direct reporting line to the Group’s Executive Board and line responsibility for a team of forty protective security specialists operating across the group businesses and within the Group Chairman's private property portfolio. Worked closely with the Metropolitan Police Service during the identification and investigation of a large scale fraud at Harrods of Knightsbridge, which prevented financial losses and protected the Brand from the consequential risk of reputational losses. Led a review of a specialist team which delivers protective security services to the Chairman and his wider family circle in the UK, Europe and USA. The project delivered improvements to measureable service delivery and generated savings of £135,000 per annum. Led a number of complex investigations whilst deployed in the Drugs Investigation Unit of the Royal Military Police, which included liaison with local Police Constabularies. These investigations led to the convictions of service personnel and civilians as a key part of the UK MOD’s drive to remove illegal drug use from the Army. Led complex investigations in terrorist incidents working in consultation with Special Branch, Royal Ulster Constabulary, whilst deployed in the Force Intelligence Unit in Northern Ireland. Led for the project design and build programme for the refit of Villa Windsor, Paris at a budget of £100,000. Villa Windsor is the former residence of Edward Windsor and Wallis Simpson. Led the tender programme for a project to upgrade site security at a private estate in St Tropez, France, at a budget of £85,000. Supervised the project to install security and life safety systems in two new properties in the Chairman’s private portfolio in London, at a budget of £500,000. Advised Fulham Football Club on the new installation of a new CCTV system at Craven Cottage to comply Premier League regulatory standards. Conducted a full review of site security and life safety measures at Motspur Training Ground, New Malden. Delivered a Human Resources change management programme for Balnagown Castle Properties Limited which generated savings of £75,000. Balnagown Castle is a private estate in Scotland owned by the Chairman of the Football Club. Package: POA NR SF EX
11031 Sales Manager. Interiors and Office Design. Business Development Skills. He has developed many successful businesses; notably taking company to a £3M turnover; 13 projects for NBJ Leisure. Client Relationship/Management . Throughout his career he has achieved success on repeat business, through delivering first class service, understanding, meeting and exceeding the client’s needs. Commercial Skills. Consistently met sales targets & developed new business. Project Management Consistently delivered interiors on time & on budget; developed commercially successful ranges of furniture, with QA & QC, built in competitive Chinese factories. IT Skills Proficient in programmes such as AutoCAD & Sage as well as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint etc. Package: * * * NR SF
11041 A highly qualified Purchasing and Projects Manager, with an extensive background in design and manufacturing environments. An accomplished individual who works well in a team with the ability to work on own initiative whilst taking ownership of projects and tasks. Generally having a disciplined and deliberate career progression, utilising an extensive background in Purchasing to achieve procurement strategies and transformations in both small and large organisations. Expertise in sourcing globally from the Far East and Eastern Europe and experience in e-procurement. Sound working knowledge, of Microsoft Office Applications. Package: * * * * NR SF CM
11045 HR Officer with experience in the motor trade. A dedicated, enthusiastic, hard working individual who aims to exceed expectations no matter what the job responsibilities or role. Committed to working hard and being successful in all aspects of the working environment, and always looking to expand experience and knowledge. Presentable and polite, with excellent customer and employee relation skills. Enjoys working part as a team as well as an individual, and is confident to challenge appropriately to drive a proactive approach. Has outstanding organisational skills and performs to a highest quality at all times, prioritising work sufficiently. Supporting an HR Business Partner for a division of up to 450 employees, providing effective, timely and professional HR support and advice to employees, line managers and the senior management team. Maintaining HR Administration processes to Company standards, complying with company policies and procedures and statutory legislation at all times. Package: * * SF CM NR