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Those very special candidates.....for those very special employers.

Last updated: 6/10/20

Executive and Specialist Recruitment across East Anglia.

Unlike so many recruitment companies, Badger Associates does not retain hundreds (or in some cases thousands!) of CVs for years on end on the off chance that we get a match. To hold a candidates CV we have to believe that we have a real chance of finding them gainful employment. False hope dashed is a very destructive force when a person is looking for a new role. We understand that. For that reason alone we feature very few candidates in this section. but rest assured that the ones who are featured here have 'earned' that right. They have impressed us with their tenacity, determination to find a new role, willingness to 'go the extra mile' or they may just have a very unique skill set. Whatever it is they are worth a look and we commend them to you. If any of them are of interest to you - we are only a phone call away. 

If it's environmental experienece you are looking for, here's youyr ideal candidate! Over 30 years selling capital equipment and service contracts to blue chip companies, end users and government bodies. Responsible for generating new business whilst managing existing accounts for contractrenewals. IT literate and good use of office suite. Man-management skills gained from 15 years in Territorial Army. Senior Instructor teaching communications and weapons. 06/10

A commercially astute, innovative and determined Board level practitioner, with a strong business development, sales and marketing background.  Through identifying business needs, he has successfully developed and implemented strategies, recruited and developed teams to achieve corporate objectives. Confident speaker and motivator with a real passion in high quality customer care who enjoys undertaking senior roles and responsibilities to grow businesses across multiple sectors. Norfolk-based. 11/9    

Draughtsman / CNC Programmer. Redesign of old conveyors and products, updating drawing library. Concept drawings and designing of new conveyor systems. Assembly, Welding, and detailed part of drawings for machining and fabrication. Creating sheet metal flat patterns and bend diagrams for outsourced projects. Nesting parts and placing orders for laser cut items. Programming Amada CNC punching machine and Amada CNC bending machine using designated 3D software. Training and overseeing operators in training of Amada 3D. software. 27/8

Buyer, senior buyer and subsequently a client group manager, in the oil, marine and mining industries. This is an industry which he finds immensely challenging, but incredibly rewarding and enjoyable. Confident, ambitious, self-motivated and harbouring a strong and consistent work ethic. A fast learner with the enthusiasm, dynamism and competitive edge required to succeed at the highest levels. 27/8

An Oprations Director with track record of leading financial & operational improvement across a variety of industries. Portfolio ranges from major global change programmes in a number of companies, to delivering critical elements of the London 2012 Olympics.  Experience of operating at board level in complex multinational organisations. Cranfield MBA, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and PRINCE2 qualified. 27/8

Quantitative and Qualitative Researcher with two Master’s degrees from the University of Amsterdam. Previous experience tackling large-scale quantitative and qualitative research in the field of Medical and Social Anthropology. Well-versed utilising user-based research and design methodologies centred around consumer technology and AI development to achieve actionable findings and results. 27/8

/Health & Safety and Compliance Manager.  Reviewing and updating company health, safety and environment policies and procedures.   Reviewing and updating Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work. Site audits and Health, Safety and Environment inspections to ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 standards.  Investigating accidents, Writing reports, Recommending preventative measures and corrective actions. Carrying out numerous Health and Safety training courses including: Fire Safety awareness and Manual handling. Producing Safety Information Bulletins. 14/8

A professional Director and Senior Sales Manager, hands-on business leader with a strong strategic sales focus based on B2B sales. With a sound technical background, and experience in growing businesses nationally and in the global markets. Successful selling across various markets, based on an entrepreneurial and professional approach, focused on collaboration with partners and customers. Creation and execution of strategic growth plans to develop the sales pipeline with meaningful leads and improved customer and distributor networks.

A dynamic, strategic, professional which has extensive experience in Facilities Management, and coordinating professional projects with expertise in the electrical industry as well as overall leadership skills including running a team and delegating work. A skilled contender with over 13 year’s professional experience between the UK, Ireland and Australia. Qualified electrician and have thorough knowledge across a range of facilities management disciplines with a strong understanding of compliance and safety regulations. People and process focussed with significant experience in establishing teams to support sustaining operations. Recognised for delivering on commitments and adding value with a strong desire to succeed and the motivation to adapt and evolve to changing circumstances. 4/8

An ambitious and versatile Bid Manager with experience in the oil and gas industry, wind energy and presently maritime diesel engines. Time served hands-on in the offshore environment, and also within the office, has provided knowledge of project planning and execution. Having been responsible for managing multiple engineering projects concurrently, very well practiced in the financial requirements, engineering analysis and people skills necessary to deliver these effectively, within agreed timescales and on budget. 03/08

Learning and Development Specialist. Has excellent interpersonal skills and strong abilities in designing, delivery, L&D Management, Leadership training/coaching and learning and educational programmes.  Has superior technical skills and thorough knowledge of learning theory, behavioural learning, the psychology of learning and communication and training programme practises.  Possesses a level 5 qualification in learning consultancy, Certification in insurance and 20 years of Learning and Development Specialist experience.29/7

Food Service Retail Manager. Ensuring every aspect of the customer experience is positive. Creating a warm working environment for the team. Building and training great teams. Delivering company targets. Adhering to company standards. Scheduling labour to local trends. Performance management. Report analysis. A regional coffee hero. Developing store managers. Creating a buzz around new product launches. P&L Accountability. Leading area meetings. Maintenance of equipment. Organising company events.27/7

Senior Consultant in vehicle integration and feasibility of hybrid and electric technologies into existing and new platforms. Experience in the creation of vehicle concepts using present and future technologies, including knowledge of whole vehicle systems and latest vehicle electrification technologies. In addition to his technical role, the last 9 years or so he has also been working in a Business Development role, responsible for being client-facing and winning project work. Specialised in training of internal personnel and external clients in vehicle electrification and has been an international speaker in this field for many years.27/7

Over 10 years field sales experience as a Financial Business Development Manager. Adaptive approach to all territories to ensure economic and/or market conditions do not stop targets being exceeded. Excellent business development and account management skills. Consistent high achiever in all roles. Top BDM whilst at RBS Group for 3 years in a row.  Awarded first ever RBS Outstanding Achievement Award out of entire RBS Group.  Extensive knowledge of Mortgage, General Insurance and Estate Agency sector.  Pioneered concept of CPD accredited masterclass, delivering events across the Country to educate brokers in income generation and market opportunities. This was then adopted by the brand and rolled out nationwide and continues today at Source Insurance.  Significant broker contacts across East Anglia, Home Counties and West Midlands. 24/7

Business Development and Account Management professional with a proven track record of building and managing high value client relationships within competitive commercial B2B environments including the Automotive, Professional Recruitment and Training sectors.  During his career he has successfully combined a hands-on ability to generate high levels of personal sales revenue whilst leading, supporting and mentoring others to achieve and exceed team goals and strategic targets. Has strong influencing and negotiation skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and familiar with a range of industry standard CRM packages.24/7

An experienced, fully qualified ACCA Finance Manager, flexible thinker and effective problem solver. Skilled in Management accounts, Budgets and Cash Flow projections. Meeting challenges and embracing change. Managing a team to provide timely and accurate management information. Presenting clear financial information and identifying areas of cost reduction. Building relationships with people at all levels. Preparation of monthly group accounts to strict deadlines, presenting the management accounts pack to the board. Preparation of Budget for the restructured companies. Reported in detail actual to Budget in monthly board pack. Prepared and reported on Cash Flow projections. Preparation and posting of Journals to Nominal ledgers with full supporting documentation. Control of all ledgers, ensuring positive cash flows and suppliers paid to terms. Statutory returns, VAT, EEC, National Statistics, Fuel Duty. 23/7

General Manager in Automotive Industry, having worked in both volume and prestige car markets over several years. Strong understanding of the industry from years of experience, also proud of their ability to adapt in an ever-changing marketplace, including embracing modern retailing techniques to support business improvement. Proven track record of managing business effectively and profitably, as well as great experience of leading and motivating sales teams, effectively coaching individuals to consistently achieve business standards and expectations in terms of both performance and customer service, to deliver the best possible results.

Marketing Manager well versed in the in the Charity Sector. Experienced leading all marketing proccesses across all digital and excellent understanding of all SEO and Google Analytics to maximise marketing projects. Champion and control the development, adherence and alignment of the charity’s brand framework, guidelines and messaging to ensure all communications and marketing activity is effective across all audiences. 

Senior Project / Programme Manager with a strong track record of successful transformation of complex, non-performing programmes. Multifaceted international Investments, Wealth and Retail Banking sector experience. Excellent onsite and remote international people management skills and a first class communicator. Delivery-orientated and a strong strategic thinker. Aptitude and confidence to partner with executive audiences to drive for results and gain buy-in. A high level of self-motivation and a strong desire to succeed. 

Degree qualified Design Engineer. 1-2 years Process Engineering experience. 1 years Operations experience. Skilled user of Microsoft Office and AutoCAD. Proficient at COMSOL and VISI. Adept in the design of P&IDs, PFDs and engineering drawings. Reliable and professional . Detail orientated. Highly analytical. Qualified Lean Practitioner. Trained in: 5s, Kaizen, A3 project management, Stand Ups, SMED, OEE, VSM, Kanban, 7 + 1 wastes, Continuous flow and Pull systems. 

Head of Retail. Comfortable at both a strategic and operational level, Experienced senior manager with a passion for delivering both on results and people development. With a strong marketing background, he has senior level experience within leisure, tourism, hospitality, retail and charity sectors directly managing over £6m turnover and 200+ staff previously. Attacks business with an entrepreneurial mindset which has seen a history of both building businesses and turning businesses around. Loves building brands through focusing on consumer behavior and consumer logic.Continuous improvement is a must and a non negotiable – You have to want to be better today than yesterday. He has  a history of growth and high performance specifically across sales, marketing and customer service functions. Just come available and well worth a look. 

Franchising Director of Compliance. His role is to ensure that the entire franchise network is compliant with Franchise Agreements. This role very often includes the investigation of non-compliance which has had or could have a detrimental effect not only on the network as a whole but the business and the Brand. Works in partnership with the legal team to also ensure that all legal and contractual documentation such as Franchise Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Breach Letters and Deeds of Release used in the business are accurate and factually correct. Also responsible for the updating of all Franchise Agreements as and when the needs of the business or a change in our market sector, requires. 

Proficient and motivated individual currently working in Gurnsey within a fast paced on boarding team for one of the worlds leading Insurance Companies. She has extensive experience supporting senior business figures in the management of a broad range of Discretionary Client Portfolios, creating and developing Content and Marketing materials and most recently cultivating AML and compliance skills within a client facing New Business role. 

A PRINCE2 practitioner with formal business analysis training and have worked within IT for more than 25 years across a range of industries. Performing effectively at key levels within the IT hierarchy: from operator to web developer, analyst, team leader and project manager. His experience across these roles has allowed him to hone his skills as an effective cross-functional team member. Moving to Suffolk. 

Accomplished sales and business development professional with a consultative approach. He believes that the key to success in sales is a combination of hard work, tenacity, a thorough understanding of your product and audience and allowing your personality and strengths as an individual to drive your approach to sales.  Thrives in a dynamic and fast paced sales environment. Fluent in French and a working knowledge of Dutch. 1/7

Fully qualified logistician and team leader with over 15 years’ experience, a Chartered Fellow at the Institute for Logistics & Transport.  Dynamic and high-achieving logistics and compliance leader with extensive experience transforming organisations through efficient commercial transportation, distribution, and warehousing operations. Proven track record of reducing waste and costs and increasing revenue and profit. Excellent history of ensuring regulatory and O Licence compliance, working beyond Earned Recognition standards set by DVSA. Demonstrated ability to start-up new warehouse and distribution centre locations. Excellent manager, who will take time to train, coach, and mentor staff for career growth and long-term success.  Currently out of work due to one of a few position redundancies across the group. 30/6

An Operations and Engineering Director for a manufacturing company who designs and manufactures bespoke and batch production equipment. Experienced leader within design and manufacturing organisations with a strong background in product development, innovation, project management, strategic planning, quality control, budgeting and manufacture planning with over 14 years experience in bringing commercial and retail products to market. Developed innovative and award-winning consumer products.A proven senior manager with a successful track record in leadership and career development including the provision of training, mentoring, and line management of employees. With motivational skills to build a culture of teamwork in all aspects of business. A strategic thinker with an eye for detail, optimisation of processes and financial awareness. Working well under pressure, managing budgets and tight deadlines.24/6

An experienced retail professional with a sustained record of management experience, ranging from small independents (LK Bennett, Lulu Guinness, Basler, Sweaty Betty, Jones Bootmaker), large stores (Fenwick, House of Fraser) and concessions (Harrods, Harvey Nichols) as well as photographic processing (Metro Imaging), freelance wholesale & production.Focused on businesses where a high degree of customer service, quality and product knowledge were priorities.   Passionate about improving the skill levels of my team and myself.  Training,  developing  and inspiring others to reach their to full potential. Motivated to lead a team to achieve store performance and success. Commercially driven to exceed sales and KPI targets.  Flexible and enthusiastic.

CIMA Qualified Management Accountant. Financial management including compilation of financial statements, VAT returns, bank reconciliations, forecasting and budgeting.New product development research and compiling business proposals. International trade facilitation including supplier and buyer contractual documents. Arranging international trade missions inc travel arrangements and program management. TAX and NIC reporting including P11D & P46 returns, PAYE Settlement Agreements including interpreting and implementing HMRC directives and ongoing negotiation and liaison directly with HMRC. Extensive reporting and significant project work directly to Board level often of a business-critical, sensitive or confidential nature.  Producing, updating and implementing Company policy documentation relating to fiscal policies, legal requirements, external audit response instructions and Board decisions.  Management of capital expenditure and off-balance sheet financing including leasing requirements and cost benefit analysis of the same. 8/6

A confident, multi-skilled and capable accounts assistant with excellent knowledge of finance and accounting procedures. Computer literate; with a good communication skills, loves working as part of a team and welcomes a challenge. She would like to further her career in accountancy. Confident in the use of all Microsoft office functions and network computer systems. Able to learn procedures and ensure that they are implemented correctly. Qualified in level 2 and 3 AAT and am currently studying level 4. She is looking for a new and challenging accountancy position, one which will make best use of her existing skills and experience and also further her development. 1/6

Motivated Director of Operations with 11 years in aerospace industry garnering vast experience of delivering various projects and strategies like processes continuous improvments,NPI/TOW up to developing strong customer relationship.Working with multifunctional teams to acheive the company goals and using operations tecniques like Lean manufacturing methodologies and Six Sigma concepts led me to create my succesfull aerospace career. I am highly energetic and driven individual able to motivate and inspire others, a critical thinker with strong analitical skills. My results, transparency and open dialog style made me to inspire trust in every project involved and I pride myself of being a leader who's atracting people asking to join in my team. 25/5

After eight years in the role this individual was made redundant due to the Covid-19 situation. Previously Personal Assistant to Managing Director and Accounts Assistant. The role had two core elements. Premises and office management. General administration, including the annual product brochure production which was produced at a profit due to sourcing of advertising revenue. Good working knowledge of SAGE with regards to income and expenditure (less payroll), he produced daily sales reports, payment runs and arranged rebates. Based in North West Norfolk.

Another CR19 victim this senior manager is experienced in the SME company environment. Ideally looking for a senior role (senior Manager or Director) with a sales focus. His last role was Commercial Director and previously Sales/Managing Director. Experience in running a small manufacturing business being the decision maker for all aspects of P&L and HR, Manufacturing, Sales, etc. In addition to this, as the business was owned by a foreign, listed company he has the ability to understand and run to the tighter regulative requirements that this entails.Very experienced in B2B sales especially of a technical nature. Originally trained in mechanical engineering. Experience of being able to pick up and run in a number of different business sectors in oil and gas, water and waste water, agriculture, transport, security and anti-counterfeit. A great deal of experience running sales in different channels both directly with important customer s and through distributors. Also vast international experience selling to customers from different cultures, across Europe, in the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the Americas.Strong team player yet able to run others effectively. Systematic approach to ensure things get done, yet dynamic to create opportunities. Enthusiastic and very driven.Based in Norfolk but happy to travel.

An oilfield specialist Familiar with HP/HT oil and gas wells, production wells, high foaming, hydrates, emulsion and the problems associated with these conditions. Familiar with welltest operations utilizing flowheads, both 5k and 10k sand filters, choke manifolds, heater’s, separators, gas and oil diverters, stock/ surge tanks and flare boom. SSSV changeouts, various types of plugs, gauge surveys, PLTs, perforating, sampling and a small amount of electric line and braided line.  Comes across as a self-motivated individual who has excellent communication and organisational skills. Good interpersonal skills. Norfolk based.