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Yorkshire's leading executive search firm

Local knowledge - Global Reach

Yorkshire's leading executive search firm

Local knowledge - Global Reach

About Parkinson|Lee

 

Our Vision

As a highly reputable Executive Search business, Parkinson Lee aspires to be the professional firm of choice for companies based in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, seeking high performing Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives.

 

Yorkshire’s Leading Executive Search Specialists

With offices in Rotherham, Leeds and London, Parkinson Lee is an Executive Search firm deliberately dedicated to clients in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

We help those clients find and appoint outstanding Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives across the full range of functional disciplines. In so doing, our service offers a rare blend of principled values, precise processes and shrewd judgements, leading to a very high rate of successful completions. As a consequence, we are now one of the UK's fastest-growing independent Executive Search firms.

Parkinson Lee is a stable, secure and profitable Partnership. We're not aiming to be a global PLC and we're not responsible to City institutions or remote shareholders - we're responsible to our clients. As a Yorkshire business serving Yorkshire business - and our clients in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. But although our core commitment is regional, we also have a significant international capability. 

Our local dedication is reinforced by our dedication to specific functional roles, with professional practices focusing on the following:

  • Board Level & Executive Appointments
  • CFO & Financial Leadership
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Interim Management
  • Not For Profit & Public Sector
  • Non Executive Directors

Our Team

The strength of our network is key to our success

The Parkinson|Lee Team

We believe in the crucial importance of leadership - the identification, assessment, and attraction of strong leaders. Because to achieve shareholder value, strategic goals and sustained results, strong leadership is crucial for our clients. And also, of course, for Parkinson Lee and our continuing success.

Greg Parkinson, Chief Executive, and Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, have given great thought to the Values necessary to underpin the success of Parkinson Lee. These are summarised under the acronym WE CARE and we will be pleased to discuss them with you if you so wish.

We are loyal and transparent: long-term and trusting relationships - with our clients, our candidates and with each other - are central to our existence.

Greg Parkinson

Chief Executive

Greg Parkinson is the Founder and Chief Executive of parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG) which boasts two specialist recruitment businesses, Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and Elevation Recruitment Ltd.


Providing commercial and entrepreneurial flair, Greg has successfully grown ERG into a market leading specialist recruitment group with exponential growth of EBITDA year on
year. 

In recent years, Greg and his board successfully completed an MBO of Elevation Recruitment Group from their private investors and secured a seven figure investment to continue the growth of the Group.

Greg has over 12 years executive search experience and is a trusted career mentor to many of the region's executive level directors.

Greg Parkinson's contact information

Phone: 07528 528 883
Email: g.parkinson@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Lee Bhandal

Managing Partner

Lee Bhandal is the Managing Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and board member of Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG). 

Lee takes a lead role in running Parkinson|Lee and has over 18 years executive search experience recruiting for Board, Executive and Senior Management Level appointments. 

Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

John Bohan

Partner

John Bohan is the Engineering & Manufacturing Practice Lead at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and is a key member of the senior leadership team for parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd.

John has over 13 years executive search experience recruiting within the engineering and manufacturing sector, specialising in Executive and Senior Management level appointments. During this time, he has operated on a retained, mandate lead basis for an extensive number of the region’s leading and most innovative employers. Key hires have contributed to; growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.

Johns success ranges from SME to Blue Chip businesses and from precision engineering to chemical processing facilities. He has a diverse technical appreciation for all sectors enabling him to offer our clients a bespoke and effective solution.

His assignments are critical to the success of his clients and as such John spends time to fully understand the technicality of the product and process of each business as well as the culture behind it.

He works closely with key industry bodies, such the IMechE, IET, and IChemE, to support the growth and success of the industry in the UK as well as keep abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.

John Bohan's contact information

Phone: 07985 151 131
Email: j.bohan@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Catherine Martin

Head of Research

Catherine Martin's contact information

Phone: 07841 913 631
Email: c.martin@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Jonathan Warnock

Non Executive Director

Jonathan Warnock's contact information

Phone: 07470 007 515
Email: j.warnock@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Philip Hill

Non-Executive Director

Phil Hill is the Non-Executive Director of Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and a qualified Executive Coach, Chartered Accountant and Business Mentor to a number of Yorkshire’s fastest growing, entrepreneurial SME businesses.

Phil is also a Group Board Director of Elevation Consultancy Group Ltd and plays a pivotal role ensuring that the Group’s finances and operational procedures are robust so as to guarantee the long term future of the Group.

Career highlights include 6 years as a Finance Director at Plc level, 9 years as Managing Director/ Owner of a High Growth Recruitment Business and 7 years as an Executive coach and mentor, assisting many of Yorkshire’s businesses and their Directors achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.

Phil plays a key role in using his experience and knowledge to give advice and guidance to the Directors within both group companies. He also works closely with the Group Board Directors to define the Company’s strategic ambitions and to ensure these ambitions are achieved.

Philip Hill's contact information

Phone: 07931 385 092
Email: p.hill@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Sarah Barron

Partner

Sarah Barron's contact information

Phone: 07909 506 025
Email: s.barron@parkinsonlee.com

We believe in the crucial importance of leadership - the identification, assessment, and attraction of strong leaders. Because to achieve shareholder value, strategic goals and sustained results, strong leadership is crucial for our clients. And also, of course, for Parkinson Lee and our continuing success.

Greg Parkinson, Chief Executive, and Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, have given great thought to the Values necessary to underpin the success of Parkinson Lee. These are summarised under the acronym WE CARE and we will be pleased to discuss them with you if you so wish.

We are loyal and transparent: long-term and trusting relationships - with our clients, our candidates and with each other - are central to our existence.

Chief Executive

Greg Parkinson is the Founder and Chief Executive of parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG) which boasts two specialist recruitment businesses, Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and Elevation Recruitment Ltd.


Providing commercial and entrepreneurial flair, Greg has successfully grown ERG into a market leading specialist recruitment group with exponential growth of EBITDA year on
year. 

In recent years, Greg and his board successfully completed an MBO of Elevation Recruitment Group from their private investors and secured a seven figure investment to continue the growth of the Group.

Greg has over 12 years executive search experience and is a trusted career mentor to many of the region's executive level directors.

Greg Parkinson's contact information

Phone: 07528 528 883
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Managing Partner

Lee Bhandal is the Managing Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and board member of Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG). 

Lee takes a lead role in running Parkinson|Lee and has over 18 years executive search experience recruiting for Board, Executive and Senior Management Level appointments. 

Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Partner

John Bohan is the Engineering & Manufacturing Practice Lead at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and is a key member of the senior leadership team for parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd.

John has over 13 years executive search experience recruiting within the engineering and manufacturing sector, specialising in Executive and Senior Management level appointments. During this time, he has operated on a retained, mandate lead basis for an extensive number of the region’s leading and most innovative employers. Key hires have contributed to; growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.

Johns success ranges from SME to Blue Chip businesses and from precision engineering to chemical processing facilities. He has a diverse technical appreciation for all sectors enabling him to offer our clients a bespoke and effective solution.

His assignments are critical to the success of his clients and as such John spends time to fully understand the technicality of the product and process of each business as well as the culture behind it.

He works closely with key industry bodies, such the IMechE, IET, and IChemE, to support the growth and success of the industry in the UK as well as keep abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.

John Bohan's contact information

Phone: 07985 151 131
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Head of Research

Catherine Martin's contact information

Phone: 07841 913 631
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Non Executive Director

Jonathan Warnock's contact information

Phone: 07470 007 515
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Non-Executive Director

Phil Hill is the Non-Executive Director of Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and a qualified Executive Coach, Chartered Accountant and Business Mentor to a number of Yorkshire’s fastest growing, entrepreneurial SME businesses.

Phil is also a Group Board Director of Elevation Consultancy Group Ltd and plays a pivotal role ensuring that the Group’s finances and operational procedures are robust so as to guarantee the long term future of the Group.

Career highlights include 6 years as a Finance Director at Plc level, 9 years as Managing Director/ Owner of a High Growth Recruitment Business and 7 years as an Executive coach and mentor, assisting many of Yorkshire’s businesses and their Directors achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.

Phil plays a key role in using his experience and knowledge to give advice and guidance to the Directors within both group companies. He also works closely with the Group Board Directors to define the Company’s strategic ambitions and to ensure these ambitions are achieved.

Philip Hill's contact information

Phone: 07931 385 092
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Partner

Sarah Barron's contact information

Phone: 07909 506 025
Email: Click here

Practices

Our specialist practices have been established based around the knowledge, understanding and expertise within our leadership team

At Parkinson|Lee our practices are built on our in-depth knowledge, expertise and insight of each respective market. With over 80 years combined search experience, Parkinson|Lee have developed unrivalled professional networks, allowing us to conduct functional and industry specific search campaigns tailored specifically to our clients individual requirements. 

For more information on each of our practices please click the link below.

  • Board Level and Executive Appointments
    Our team have over 80 years combined expertise in recruiting people who can make a significant strategic and financial impact to our clients businesses.

    Parkinson|Lee Executive search understand how crucial it is to make the right hiring decision with any new board level or executive appointment.

    Our team has the expertise to recruit people who can make a significant strategic and financial impact to our clients' businesses. 

    We understand that board and executive directors play a vital role from shaping the culture, defining and delivering strategic goals and objectives, through to building and maintaining key relationships with stakeholders

    Our team works tirelessly with our clients to accurately determine key requirements prior to starting every search.

    Our networks across the region are first class and we also use innovative national and international search techniques to ensure no stone is left unturned in sourcing the right individuals for
    our clients.

    Typical assignments include;

    • Chief Executive Officer
    • Managing Director
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Chief Operating Officer 
    • IT Director
    • Procurement Director
    • Marketing Director 

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
    We have a proven track record of assignment delivery at various stages of the investment life cycle.

    In recent years, there has been a healthy appetite for Private Equity deals, especially across the Yorkshire and the North of England.  Each year Private Equity firms in the UK, provide billions of pounds of investment to create, develop and reshape a growing number of entrepreneurial, ambitious companies with high growth potential.

    Across the Yorkshire & Humber region alone, the value of Private Equity deals have increased by almost 80% giving Yorkshire the title of the UK’s fastest growing region in private equity buyouts

    It is common ground for VC and PE backed businesses to apply certain demands & pressures on individuals to make an immediate & positive impact, whilst managing to deliver on both the Board & Shareholder agendas. 

    Parkinson|Lee‘s understanding and awareness of this means we are on the front foot when identifying a shortlist that includes the right calibre of individual that will excel.

    We have a proven track record of assignment delivery at various stages of the Investment life cycle:

    • Business Turnaround & Restructuring
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Stock Flotation’s, Funding & Refinancing
    • Development & Delivery of Exit Strategies

    We partner with organisations as they seek to appoint Senior & Board Level positions and invest a great deal of time & resource in identifying individuals with the expertise and drive to help our clients achieve their specific objectives.

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Small & Medium Enterprises
    Recent research has shown that Yorkshire SME’S are demonstrating the second highest levels of growth across the UK compared to other regions, second only to London which is only marginally ahead.

    Parkinson|Lee have an in-depth understanding of the SME market across the region, we are proud to have partnered with many of our region's most entrepreneurial, award winning & fast growing businesses.

    Recent research has shown that Yorkshire SMEs are demonstrating the second highest levels of growth across the UK - second only to London which is only marginally ahead.

    Parkinson|Lee are confident that this growth stems from the abundance of talent and entrepreneurial spirit, the ability to innovate, a strong work ethic and sound financial management.

    As entrepreneurs and SME business owners, Greg Parkinson & Lee Bhandal (Parkinson|Lee) know exactly what it takes to grow a successful, marketing leading SME, this combined with the backing of a first class team makes the company the consultancy of choice across Yorkshire.

    We have partnered with SMEs ranging from Start-up & Initial Investment through to circa £250m turnover to recruit Executive & Board Level Appointments across a range of sectors and a variety of functions.

    Taking the time to understand your organisation is imperative and our consultants invest as much time as is necessary in order to make sure the right individual is found to suit your requirements.

    Recent Assignments within the SME sector include:

    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Chief Technology Officer
    • Financial Director
    • International Sales Director
    • Marketing Director
    • Managing Director
    • HR Director

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • CFO & Financial Leadership
    We work across all business sectors and our clients range from quoted PLCs through to privately owned and private equity backed businesses.

    Parkinson|Lee's CFO & Financial Leadership practice specialises in the appointment of CFOs, Financial Directors and other Senior Finance positions.

    We work across business sectors and our clients range from quoted PLCs through to privately owned and private equity backed businesses.

    Our team boasts some of the region's most respected executive financial search consultants and we understand as the economy continues to grow that business leaders are increasingly relying on finance as a vital business function. A function that not only provides thorough financial insight but one that also delivers a breadth of commercial information to aid key strategic decisions.

    Parkinson|Lee have an unrivalled track record in recruiting executive level finance appointments across the region, typical roles we manage include:

    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Financial Director
    • Managing Partner
    • Equity Partner
    • Head of Finance
    • Director of Internal Audit
    • Director of Tax
    • Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Engineering & Manufacturing
    Many of the regions manufacturing firms have responded to global competition by investing in innovation while taking advantage of advances in technology and the emergence of new markets.

    The region is globally renowned for world class manufacturing and home to some of the most specialist and innovative businesses, these businesses are reporting record demand for production, particularly in export territories. The same challenges still remain; from the threat of emerging markets to the rise on energy costs, but with the continued strengthening of the economy, organisations are focussed on maximising new business opportunities and growth.

    In recent years, many of the regions manufacturing firms have responded to global competition by investing in innovation while taking advantage of advances in technology and the emergence of new markets. A forward thinking approach has led to a major increase in the number of executive appointments made across this sector.

    Parkinson|Lee’s Engineering & Manufacturing practice specialises in the appointment of Executive level and Senior Leadership roles across all functions. Parkinson|Lee have built close links with industry bodies and have developed extensive professional networks ensuring we are able to effectively source and deliver the most outstanding talent for our clients.

    Associated sectors we cover include:

    • General Manufacturing
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace
    • FMCG
    • Energy
    • Oil & Gas
    • Process & Chemicals

    With an expert team of specialist search consultants we are able to identify talent on a local, national and international basis. We then provide thorough technical screening to identify the skill set required for these demanding appointments.

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Interim Management
    We are experts in working with our clients to help them fill crucial skills gaps or deliver business critical projects within their organisations.

    Parkinson|Lee Executive Search has an extensive network of professional Interim Managers across the UK meaning we can deliver effectively on time critical assignments.

    We are experts in working with our clients to help them fill crucial skill gaps or deliver business critical projects within their organisations.

    Interim Managers are a cost effective and flexible resource that bring a wealth of specific expertise and experience that can offer invaluable advice and guidance to businesses in a number of different scenarios including:

    • Business Turnaround Situations
    • Mergers, Acquisitions & Refinancing
    • Systems Development & Project/Programme Management
    • Development & Delivery of Corporate Strategy & Planning
    • Periods of Accelerated Growth
    • Provision of stability whilst permanent roles are sourced


    Parkinson|Lee work in close partnership with our clients to define key requirements then use our expert knowledge to source an interim executive with the right mix of skills, expertise and track record to make an immediate and positive impact.

    For more information on interim management or to discuss a specific requirement please contact Parkinson|Lee on the number below.

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Non For Profit & Public Sector
    We encourage an ethical & transparent search process that demonstrates the values of equality and diversity.

    Parkinson|Lee partner with a broad spectrum of Public Sector and Not For Profit organisations in the recruitment of Senior & Board Level Executives. 

    We encourage an ethical & transparent search process that demonstrates the values of equality and diversity and in turn attracts candidates from a wide variety of business sectors.

    Parkinson|Lee’s market positioning, network and online search capability means we have access to candidates both locally, nationally and internationally. This ensures we have complete coverage of the market when conducting searches.

    Our approach is a transparent one.
    We commence every brief with an
    agreed collaborative search strategy - this provides our clients with information and detail at every stage of the process and allows us to identify the right talent that meets our client’s requirements.

    Typical sectors we operate in are:

    • Charities
    • NHS
    • Education
    • Housing
    • Governmental Bodies
    • Skills Councils

    For further information please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Non Executive Director
    We work in close partnership with our clients to fully understand their brief and the reason for the requirement. We then work tirelessly to source the right Non Executive Director, sourcing an individual that will challenge the performance and strategies of your business whilst making significant contribution to the bottom line.

    Parkinson|Lee Executive Search has a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non Executive Directors for organisations across the region.

    The economic recovery in the UK means that boards of directors are increasingly under pressure to take full advantage of new opportunities available to them and to develop a sound business strategy that allows them to achieve and outperform their corporate goals.

    Businesses across the region have responded to the economic recovery by strengthening not only their board team but also by appointing Non Executive Directors that can add insight, value and contribute to the delivery of the business strategy and corporate goals.

    We work in close partnership with our clients to fully understand their brief and the reason for the requirement. We then work tirelessly to source the right Non Executive Director, sourcing an individual that will challenge the performance and strategies of your business whilst making significant contribution to the bottom line.

    If you are currently considering hiring a Non Executive Director please contact Parkinson|Lee’s Executive Search team on:

    t: 01709 303 330

Assignment Process

Our success is based on a straightforward and transparent approach at all stages of every search

Executive Search is a structured recruitment process involving the research, identification, approach and attraction of precisely identified individuals. 

As a professional Partnership, big enough to deliver but small enough to care, Parkinson Lee is always flexible, fitting around you and your requirements (and not the other way around). At the same time, the process will normally include the following stages for our clients:

  • 1. Briefing & Specification of Requirements

    We take the utmost care to understand your business, your role, and the kind of person most likely to succeed.

    This is agreed with you in our Specification of Requirements - a highly professional marketing document and reference point for the whole exercise.

  • 2. Identification & Approach

    With a solid structure and sequence, we will then agree with you the Search strategy - identifying the sectors, companies and individuals, refining the targets and taking your views into account.

    Our Researchers are chosen according to the individual Assignment; they are also dedicated specialists and take great pride in the precision and presentation of the Target Lists.

    But at Parkinson Lee, we believe the first contact with the candidate is crucial. And so - unusually - that first approach is typically made not by the Researcher, but your Partner (who is accountable directly for the formation of both the Long and Short List of candidates).

  • 3. Our Interviews

    As seasoned Search specialists, we know that no candidate is the same and every interview is different; at the start, for example, we have to assess and respect the individual motivation of the individual candidate (who may well not be looking to move in the first instance). The best interviews are therefore epitomised by intelligence, insight and intuition and in our specialist areas, ours are second to none.

    With our judgements, we are therefore confident about those candidates combining the correct capabilities and cultural fit. But we are not complacent. Which is why we also conduct competency-based interviews (the questions for which can, once again, be influenced by your priorities and views).

    And finally, if you'd like to conduct psychometric and wider assessments, we also retain a penetrating Occupational Psychologist with a broad range of tools and proprietary techniques.

  • 4. Your Interviews
    Each shortlisted candidate is profiled with a detailed CV and written assessment - including the highlighting of any notable points of interest - and then discussed with you, typically in a face-to-face meeting.

    We will then agree and arrange the interviews on your behalf.

    If you so wish, we will also attend them. This is a distinctive commitment that offers a variety of benefits - some obvious and some subtle - and we will be pleased to discuss these with you. (Of course, the bottom line is, we won't waste your valuable time - or indeed ours - by shortlisting "possible fits" or mediocre candidates; your interviews will be pleasing and productive).
  • 5. Offer Management

    In our pivotal role between you and your candidates, we work really hard to ensure that all parties are well informed and perfectly-positioned to participate in a precise process.

    Communication is key and so is our typical contribution to the remuneration discussions, managing expectations, minimising mismatches and ensuring a positive outcome at the negotiation stage.

  • 6. The Follow Up

    If you so wish, we will be pleased to take out formal references on the successful candidate on your behalf. (And before this, we always take out informal references and soundings on the final shortlisted candidates for you to consider).

    In due course, we arrange at least one structured Review meeting or call with each client and new employee individually, to probe and verify and ensure that it's all "plain sailing".

    And you'll also have the chance to tell us what you think: our Client Service Reviews are a continuing process to evaluate our performance and to avoid complacency.

With over 80 years combined experience, Parkinson|Lee are one of the most dynamic, professional and experienced teams of Search Consultants across Yorkshire

Our Reach

South Yorkshire Office
South Yorkshire Office
South Yorkshire Office

South Grove House
South Grove
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S60 2AF

01709 303 330
West Yorkshire Office
West Yorkshire Office
West Yorkshire Office

No1 Leeds
26 Whitehall Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS12 1BE

0113 3570313
London Office
London Office
London Office

1st Floor,
99 Bishopsgate,
London,
EC2M 3XD

0203 693 7575

An executive search firm with unrivalled local networks and global search capabilities

Parkinson Lee has chosen to be deliberately dedicated to our clients in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

This is probably a unique - and certainly a rare - market proposition, given our Assignments, operating level and the quality of our service. It enables us to offer those clients one central advantage: that for any company based in our region, recruiting in one of our functional specialisms and keen to use a highly professional firm on the doorstep, we offer an unrivalled knowledge of the local landscape and market networks - so often, we hit the ground running on your behalf.

But we also know that at the top table, talent transcends territories. When the Search demands it therefore, we are also comfortable and capable of representing you powerfully across the UK. Across Europe. And across the globe.

In this context, Parkinson Lee offers ready access to a multi-national network of Executive Search Partner Companies and a multi-lingual range of Researchers. Whether it's in Leeds or Lagos, Mexborough or Mexico, we talk the same language.

Executive Opportunities

Parkinson|Lee Executive Search are continually searching for high calibre, executive level candidates that fit the needs of our clients

Many of our search assignments are confidential in nature and as such are not advertised so please do send us your CV or contact us as there may be other roles we are currently handling that may be right for you.

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    Commercial Finance Director

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    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-24060

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are currently partnering with a leading UK Retail/FCMG Organisation in the appointment of a Commercial Finance Director to be based in North Nottinghamshire.

    This is a high-profile leadership role within the organisation, operating at a senior level, as such we are seeking a highly commercial and credible individual with first rate inter personal ability. An individual to deliver transformation and make a significant positive impact within the business.

    The Commercial Finance Director will be responsible for overseeing and providing the financial support to the business.
    This role will lead robust financial control and governance, ensuring the Group Finance function is aware of risks and opportunities resulting in accurate financial statements. The role holder will be focused on what is going to happen not what has happened, whilst providing great financial business partnering, understanding the implications of the overall business strategy to translate and drive the implementation of commercial finance priorities and to support the operational areas to make sound financial decisions.

    Specific Responsibilities Include:
    • Providing financial advice and expertise to all areas of the business in order to drive performance and allow the business to make sound commercial decisions

    • Accountability for supporting the design and implementation of the business plan, ensuring it is in line with business requirements and the overall group strategy

    • Providing challenge and rigour across the business activity to ensure the strategic objectives are delivered; holding people to account

    • Directing reporting that gives greater insights into the financial performance of the organisation

    • Ensuring compliance and credible financial data and analysis is available to run the organisation effectively

    • Accountability for developing and communicating long-term financial projections and monthly financial reporting, providing recommendations to the Board on the allocation of capital and resources and the control of costs to maximise value

    • Driving the development, improvement and implementation of a strong internal control environment to ensure the integrity of accounting records

    • Developing and leading the implementation of Finance projects and initiatives, ensuring that they are consistent with business strategy and delivered effectively

    • Setting, monitoring and controlling budgets for all areas of the function in order to meet customer, quality, service and cost targets

    The success candidate will be a qualified accountant with a proven track record of success gained within senior commercial finance roles within a significant sized organisation.
    You should have a solid understanding of direct and indirect labour costs, strong operational exposure and experience of delivering transformation projects. You will also have extensive experience of strategic planning, business opportunity appraisal and investment appraisal.
    You will be a strong people leader with a broad understanding across all areas of an organisation including how functions collaborate and work cross-functionally to deliver business objectives.
    This is a unique, career defining opportunity. For more information please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee Executive Search at , alternatively please click apply.

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    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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        [title] => International Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to Hallmark in the appointment of an International Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based at the UK Head Office in Bradford.

    Founded over 100 years ago in 1910, Hallmark is a $4bn global greeting cards, gifts and family entertainment business headquartered in Kansas City, USA. Privately owned and in its third generation, the Hall family continue to head the company with Don Hall Jnr, grandson of the founder, as the current president and CEO. Available in over 100 countries and in 30 languages, Hallmark distribute through a network of independently owned / licenced stores, national and international retail chains and on line. The Group has subsidiaries outside the US, including the UK, The Netherlands Japan and Australia.

    The international businesses employ c3000 people around the globe, 2200 of which are based in the UK & Ireland. The products are predominantly cards, and gift wrap.

    Key markets outside the UK & Ireland are Holland, Belgium, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. There are also numerous licensing agreements across the globe run by the International team based in Kansas City and which form part of the international structure.

    Hallmark has a strong set of set of values and principles which underpin corporate behaviour and relationships with employees, partners and other key stakeholders.

    Strongly collegiate, Hallmark is also characterised by an entrepreneurial and innovative spirt with all divisions encouraged to identify and develop new opportunities – both in terms of market and product lines


    Hallmark are now seeking to appoint an International CFO. Reporting into the CEO UK & Continental Europe with a functional line to the EVP CFO based in Kansas City, the successful candidate will join the International leadership team and will play a major role in contributing to the strategic and operational development of the International businesses, providing support to the individual markets enabling them to achieve agreed commercial and financial ambitions.

    The requirement is for an individual who is capable of high level strategic thinking whilst also being able to roll their sleeves up when required to ensure operational effectiveness and delivery across a diverse international business portfolio.

    You will provide leadership and direction to the finance function Internationally and play a broader leadership role as a member of the UK Leadership Team.

    Key Responsibilities will include:

    Working alongside the joint CEO’s in managing and developing the strategic review and planning process, enabling the division to evaluate and assess priority areas for investment and profitable growth internationally

    Quickly becoming familiar with Hallmark, its businesses and key values to establish credibility both personally and professionally with key stakeholders

    Continuing to manage finance as a valued added business partner that will always be involved in key business decisions. Developing strong and supportive working relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders across the division and wider Hallmark Group

    Providing strong motivational leadership to the finance function and ensuring the structure of the finance team meets the needs of individual businesses and key stakeholders

    Ensuring timely, accurate and informative reporting and appropriate controls / risk management procedures are in place to provide the critical analysis of key business levers to enable strategic decision making. This is a full-service role without the use of a shared service model

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in strongly branded FMCG, Retail or similar sectors. A proven track record working in a multinational organisation covering international markets is essential.

    You will have significant experience of working at divisional board level with the ability to demonstrate contribution to the development of a business as a whole, as well as establishing a responsive, well respected value-added finance function that is known across the business for its strong internal and external stakeholder relationships.

    You be a strategic and commercial business partner with proven leadership experience gained within in a well-regarded business, in addition, you will have demonstrated an ability to work as a member of a high performing team.


    The ideal candidate will be change orientated, innovative, always seeking to improve. You will be someone that will thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, working with pace, energy and resilience.

    This is a particularly important and exciting time to join a highly entrepreneurial and fast paced organisation and to play an important role in driving change and delivering profitable growth through both existing and new markets.

    This position will be based in Bradford with regular travel to other markets.
    For a confidential discussion on this appointment please contact Catherine Martin@ Parkinson Lee on 01709 723 233 /
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  • International Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Bradford

    International Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Salary: £ Six Figure Salary Plus Executive Benefits Package
    Location: Bradford
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-49652

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to Hallmark in the appointment of an International Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based at the UK Head Office in Bradford.

    Founded over 100 years ago in 1910, Hallmark is a $4bn global greeting cards, gifts and family entertainment business headquartered in Kansas City, USA. Privately owned and in its third generation, the Hall family continue to head the company with Don Hall Jnr, grandson of the founder, as the current president and CEO. Available in over 100 countries and in 30 languages, Hallmark distribute through a network of independently owned / licenced stores, national and international retail chains and on line. The Group has subsidiaries outside the US, including the UK, The Netherlands Japan and Australia.

    The international businesses employ c3000 people around the globe, 2200 of which are based in the UK & Ireland. The products are predominantly cards, and gift wrap.

    Key markets outside the UK & Ireland are Holland, Belgium, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. There are also numerous licensing agreements across the globe run by the International team based in Kansas City and which form part of the international structure.

    Hallmark has a strong set of set of values and principles which underpin corporate behaviour and relationships with employees, partners and other key stakeholders.

    Strongly collegiate, Hallmark is also characterised by an entrepreneurial and innovative spirt with all divisions encouraged to identify and develop new opportunities – both in terms of market and product lines

    Hallmark are now seeking to appoint an International CFO. Reporting into the CEO UK & Continental Europe with a functional line to the EVP CFO based in Kansas City, the successful candidate will join the International leadership team and will play a major role in contributing to the strategic and operational development of the International businesses, providing support to the individual markets enabling them to achieve agreed commercial and financial ambitions.

    The requirement is for an individual who is capable of high level strategic thinking whilst also being able to roll their sleeves up when required to ensure operational effectiveness and delivery across a diverse international business portfolio.

    You will provide leadership and direction to the finance function Internationally and play a broader leadership role as a member of the UK Leadership Team.

    Key Responsibilities will include:

    Working alongside the joint CEO’s in managing and developing the strategic review and planning process, enabling the division to evaluate and assess priority areas for investment and profitable growth internationally

    Quickly becoming familiar with Hallmark, its businesses and key values to establish credibility both personally and professionally with key stakeholders

    Continuing to manage finance as a valued added business partner that will always be involved in key business decisions. Developing strong and supportive working relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders across the division and wider Hallmark Group

    Providing strong motivational leadership to the finance function and ensuring the structure of the finance team meets the needs of individual businesses and key stakeholders

    Ensuring timely, accurate and informative reporting and appropriate controls / risk management procedures are in place to provide the critical analysis of key business levers to enable strategic decision making. This is a full-service role without the use of a shared service model

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience in strongly branded FMCG, Retail or similar sectors. A proven track record working in a multinational organisation covering international markets is essential.

    You will have significant experience of working at divisional board level with the ability to demonstrate contribution to the development of a business as a whole, as well as establishing a responsive, well respected value-added finance function that is known across the business for its strong internal and external stakeholder relationships.

    You be a strategic and commercial business partner with proven leadership experience gained within in a well-regarded business, in addition, you will have demonstrated an ability to work as a member of a high performing team.

    The ideal candidate will be change orientated, innovative, always seeking to improve. You will be someone that will thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, working with pace, energy and resilience.

    This is a particularly important and exciting time to join a highly entrepreneurial and fast paced organisation and to play an important role in driving change and delivering profitable growth through both existing and new markets.

    This position will be based in Bradford with regular travel to other markets.
    For a confidential discussion on this appointment please contact Catherine Martin@ Parkinson Lee on 01709 723 233 /

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        [title] => Interim Group Accountant 
        [description] => 
    Our client is looking for a Qualified Group Accountant who has a strong group consolidation skill set with knowledge of IFRS, for a period of 6-9 months.

    Reporting to the Head of Finance, this is a high profile role and key responsibilities will include:

    • Preparation and review of group consolidation and financial statements prepared on a
    quarterly basis
    • Ownership of the year end audit process, preparation of quarterly/year end audit
    packs for all Corporate entities
    • Review and prepare monthly management accounts for all Corporate entities
    • Consolidate monthly Group Management accounts
    • Review and maintain the integrity of the Group intercompany balances
    • Day to day financial control of all entities
    • Development and preparation of the Group Overhead budget model
    • Responsibility for the maintenance and development of the Group consolidation and
    management reporting software
    • Assist with the production of subsidiary year end statutory financial statements
    • Support and lead ad hoc projects undertaken
    • Support the Head of Finance in the management of the finance function as required


    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience of working in a large corporate organisation, proven experience of performing group consolidations with a strong knowledge of IFRS is essential. You will be an advanced user of Excel with financial modelling experience being advantageous.

    Please contact Catherine Martin @ Parkinson Lee on 01709 723233 for a confidential discussion
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  • Interim Group Accountant South Yorkshire

    Interim Group Accountant

    Salary: £400 - £600 Per Day
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESCM-45896

    Job Description

    Our client is looking for a Qualified Group Accountant who has a strong group consolidation skill set with knowledge of IFRS, for a period of 6-9 months.

    Reporting to the Head of Finance, this is a high profile role and key responsibilities will include:

    • Preparation and review of group consolidation and financial statements prepared on a
    quarterly basis
    • Ownership of the year end audit process, preparation of quarterly/year end audit
    packs for all Corporate entities
    • Review and prepare monthly management accounts for all Corporate entities
    • Consolidate monthly Group Management accounts
    • Review and maintain the integrity of the Group intercompany balances
    • Day to day financial control of all entities
    • Development and preparation of the Group Overhead budget model
    • Responsibility for the maintenance and development of the Group consolidation and
    management reporting software
    • Assist with the production of subsidiary year end statutory financial statements
    • Support and lead ad hoc projects undertaken
    • Support the Head of Finance in the management of the finance function as required

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with experience of working in a large corporate organisation, proven experience of performing group consolidations with a strong knowledge of IFRS is essential. You will be an advanced user of Excel with financial modelling experience being advantageous.

    Please contact Catherine Martin @ Parkinson Lee on 01709 723233 for a confidential discussion

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        [reference] => ESCM-87652
        [title] => Finance Director 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to T.Quality in the appointment of a Finance Director to be based at their head office in Swindon.

    With revenues of circa £80million, T.Quality is a leading Fish and Chip Shop Supplier and Fast Food Wholesaler. They are a business within the Saria Group, one the world’s leading specialists in the recycling of animal and vegetable products and waste products.

    The upcoming retirement of the current Finance Director means that an opportunity now exists for a new Finance Director to join the business.

    Reporting to the Managing Director and playing a key role within the Executive Leadership Team, this is a high profile appointment and one that will oversee on a daily basis the successful management of the Accounting, Administration, Legal, Information Technology and general administration of the entire business.

    The successful candidate will take overall control & responsibility for all financial aspects of the company strategy and partner closely with the MD to ensure the business achieves maximum profitability.

    As Financial Director you will be a key member of the Leadership Team and your responsibilities will include:

    • Ensuring the Company has a detailed framework and supporting structure for the financial
    administration of the Company and maintenance of a stable financial and IT infrastructure
    within the Company and at all sites

    • Providing leadership to the Board's Finance and Accounting Strategy, working with the
    senior teams to optimise the company's financial performance, through the implementation
    of strategies and plans

    • On a regular basis, reviewing the financial and IT structure of the Company to maximise
    control and accountability within the Company, insuring systems are robust, compliant and
    support current activities and future growth

    • Reporting on a monthly basis to the Board of Directors on the financial status of the
    Company and the profit of all sites against budget

    • Providing financial forecasting information to enable appropriate company decisions to be
    made.

    • Providing leadership and appropriate development to the Finance & IT Teams

    • Ensuring that the business has an efficient structure for the handling and banking of cash
    at all sites

    • Responsibility for the day to day running of the company’s credit control
    functionControlling all Insurance/ risk management

    • On an occasional basis visiting distribution sites as appropriate to obtain an overall
    impression of their performance in the areas that are specifically your responsibility

    • Producing the Annual Statutory Accounts for the company in a timely fashion, and
    assist the Auditors during the annual audit of the business.

    • Representing T.Quality at the Budget Seminars and other financial meetings to ensure that
    T.Quality has a profile in these areas


    The successful candidate will be a Qualified Finance Director with a proven track record, and a hands-on approach, gained either within the Distribution or Retail sectors.

    Ideally you will have experience of working within a high volume/low margin business with a strong emphasis on cost and working capital management.

    You will possess first rate interpersonal skills and have the gravitas and confidence to bring the right level of challenge to the business, whilst building strong working relationships with your peers and employees across the whole operation and wider group.

    For further information please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee on 01709 723 233

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  • Finance Director Swindon

    Finance Director

    Salary: £70000 - £85000 Per Annum
    Location: Swindon
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-87652

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to T.Quality in the appointment of a Finance Director to be based at their head office in Swindon.

    With revenues of circa £80million, T.Quality is a leading Fish and Chip Shop Supplier and Fast Food Wholesaler. They are a business within the Saria Group, one the world’s leading specialists in the recycling of animal and vegetable products and waste products.

    The upcoming retirement of the current Finance Director means that an opportunity now exists for a new Finance Director to join the business.

    Reporting to the Managing Director and playing a key role within the Executive Leadership Team, this is a high profile appointment and one that will oversee on a daily basis the successful management of the Accounting, Administration, Legal, Information Technology and general administration of the entire business.

    The successful candidate will take overall control & responsibility for all financial aspects of the company strategy and partner closely with the MD to ensure the business achieves maximum profitability.
    As Financial Director you will be a key member of the Leadership Team and your responsibilities will include:

    • Ensuring the Company has a detailed framework and supporting structure for the financial
    administration of the Company and maintenance of a stable financial and IT infrastructure
    within the Company and at all sites

    • Providing leadership to the Board's Finance and Accounting Strategy, working with the
    senior teams to optimise the company's financial performance, through the implementation
    of strategies and plans

    • On a regular basis, reviewing the financial and IT structure of the Company to maximise
    control and accountability within the Company, insuring systems are robust, compliant and
    support current activities and future growth

    • Reporting on a monthly basis to the Board of Directors on the financial status of the
    Company and the profit of all sites against budget

    • Providing financial forecasting information to enable appropriate company decisions to be
    made.

    • Providing leadership and appropriate development to the Finance & IT Teams

    • Ensuring that the business has an efficient structure for the handling and banking of cash
    at all sites

    • Responsibility for the day to day running of the company’s credit control
    functionControlling all Insurance/ risk management

    • On an occasional basis visiting distribution sites as appropriate to obtain an overall
    impression of their performance in the areas that are specifically your responsibility

    • Producing the Annual Statutory Accounts for the company in a timely fashion, and
    assist the Auditors during the annual audit of the business.

    • Representing T.Quality at the Budget Seminars and other financial meetings to ensure that
    T.Quality has a profile in these areas

    The successful candidate will be a Qualified Finance Director with a proven track record, and a hands-on approach, gained either within the Distribution or Retail sectors.

    Ideally you will have experience of working within a high volume/low margin business with a strong emphasis on cost and working capital management.

    You will possess first rate interpersonal skills and have the gravitas and confidence to bring the right level of challenge to the business, whilst building strong working relationships with your peers and employees across the whole operation and wider group.

    For further information please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee on 01709 723 233

    Apply

    Apply for Finance Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Finance Director 
        [description] => 
    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the primary purpose of this newly created position is to design and build a first class, market-leading finance function which is fit for purpose within an exciting business with significant growth plans.

    The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented finance executive, who will not only ensure regular reporting, and reconciliations and returns are completed, but also have the strategic capability to build a finance function that encompasses financial reporting, risk management, and financial planning and analysis, whilst managing expected rapid growth.

    This role will be a key contact point for third party interactions with, amongst others, suppliers, lenders, regulators, and shareholders. It will play an active role in the executive team, and provide an appropriate level of challenge to the business, sense-checking their assumptions and ensuring the overall level of profitability is in line with plan.

    Key focus areas and deliverables will include:

    Strategy and Planning

    • Developing short and medium-term organisational design structure for the Finance function
    • Producing and coordinating sign-off of financial strategies, policies, and budgets
    • Monitoring the implementation of the strategic plan, including regularly reporting
    variances and key performance indicators
    • Managing core wholesale funding relationships and cultivating a pipeline of debt funding
    sources
    • Working with the executive team to define the business strategy, and evaluate potential
    investments and/or divestment's

    Regulatory and Statutory Reporting

    • Producing statutory accounts
    • Managing all tax related reporting
    • Building an effective relationship with external auditors to ensure smooth and efficient
    annual audit process
    • Managing and resolving issues raised by auditors

    Commercial Support

    • Producing market analysis, including competitor benchmarking, and identifying areas for
    expansion, contraction, and related opportunities
    • Supplying funding cost assumptions to the business for the purposes of product development
    • Undertaking investment appraisal of opportunities, and provide advice and guidance on
    acquisitions and portfolio purchases
    • Developing and communicating a methodology for the allocation of overhead costs, ensuring
    that the business adequately provides for overhead costs, when reporting on performance
    against plan

    Treasury

    • Providing funding assumptions to guide the annual planning and forecasting process
    • Working with Treasury function (or other Treasury function, as appropriate) to
    ensure adequate funding is in place and accounted for in the pricing of future business
    • Monitoring cash balances and forecasts

    Financial Reporting & Management Information

    • Ensuring that appropriate and challenging KPI’s are set, and manage the process through to
    sign-off
    • Communicating the KPI’s and regularly review progress against targets
    • Producing management accounts, including portfolio analysis, and analysis of underlying
    profitability
    • Reporting the financial position of the business to the Board, recommending future initiatives

    Oversight of Third Parties

    • Overseeing the outsourced transaction services system and any outsourced accountancy
    processes
    • Management of the company pension scheme (where appropriate)
    • Maintaining banking relationships

    Financial Risk Management

    • Understanding and mitigating key elements of the company’s risk profile, working directly
    with the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Executive Officer in this respect
    • Constructing and monitoring reliable control systems
    • Ensuring that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and regulators
    • Reporting risk issues to the Board
    • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, specifically that which relates to Data
    Protection, Money Laundering, and Treating the Customer Fairly (‘TCF’), and attend update
    training as may be required from time to time

    The successful candidate will require the following:

    • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification, with at least 5 years PQE
    • Strong leadership capabilities
    • Proven strategic and commercial thinker
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to advise and influence at Board level
    • Thorough understanding of financial markets
    • In-depth understanding of risk and pricing models
    • Prior experience within financial services would be advantageous

    This role will provide a rare and exceptional opportunity to play a key part in the leadership, overall direction, and subsequent success, of a business primed for considerable growth.

    If you are interested in confidentially discussing this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee
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  • Finance Director Leeds

    Finance Director

    Salary: £100000 - £110000 Per Annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-12378

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the primary purpose of this newly created position is to design and build a first class, market-leading finance function which is fit for purpose within an exciting business with significant growth plans.

    The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented finance executive, who will not only ensure regular reporting, and reconciliations and returns are completed, but also have the strategic capability to build a finance function that encompasses financial reporting, risk management, and financial planning and analysis, whilst managing expected rapid growth.

    This role will be a key contact point for third party interactions with, amongst others, suppliers, lenders, regulators, and shareholders. It will play an active role in the executive team, and provide an appropriate level of challenge to the business, sense-checking their assumptions and ensuring the overall level of profitability is in line with plan.

    Key focus areas and deliverables will include:

    Strategy and Planning

    • Developing short and medium-term organisational design structure for the Finance function
    • Producing and coordinating sign-off of financial strategies, policies, and budgets
    • Monitoring the implementation of the strategic plan, including regularly reporting
    variances and key performance indicators
    • Managing core wholesale funding relationships and cultivating a pipeline of debt funding
    sources
    • Working with the executive team to define the business strategy, and evaluate potential
    investments and/or divestment's

    Regulatory and Statutory Reporting

    • Producing statutory accounts
    • Managing all tax related reporting
    • Building an effective relationship with external auditors to ensure smooth and efficient
    annual audit process
    • Managing and resolving issues raised by auditors

    Commercial Support

    • Producing market analysis, including competitor benchmarking, and identifying areas for
    expansion, contraction, and related opportunities
    • Supplying funding cost assumptions to the business for the purposes of product development
    • Undertaking investment appraisal of opportunities, and provide advice and guidance on
    acquisitions and portfolio purchases
    • Developing and communicating a methodology for the allocation of overhead costs, ensuring
    that the business adequately provides for overhead costs, when reporting on performance
    against plan

    Treasury

    • Providing funding assumptions to guide the annual planning and forecasting process
    • Working with Treasury function (or other Treasury function, as appropriate) to
    ensure adequate funding is in place and accounted for in the pricing of future business
    • Monitoring cash balances and forecasts

    Financial Reporting & Management Information

    • Ensuring that appropriate and challenging KPI’s are set, and manage the process through to
    sign-off
    • Communicating the KPI’s and regularly review progress against targets
    • Producing management accounts, including portfolio analysis, and analysis of underlying
    profitability
    • Reporting the financial position of the business to the Board, recommending future initiatives

    Oversight of Third Parties

    • Overseeing the outsourced transaction services system and any outsourced accountancy
    processes
    • Management of the company pension scheme (where appropriate)
    • Maintaining banking relationships

    Financial Risk Management

    • Understanding and mitigating key elements of the company’s risk profile, working directly
    with the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Executive Officer in this respect
    • Constructing and monitoring reliable control systems
    • Ensuring that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and regulators
    • Reporting risk issues to the Board
    • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, specifically that which relates to Data
    Protection, Money Laundering, and Treating the Customer Fairly (‘TCF’), and attend update
    training as may be required from time to time

    The successful candidate will require the following:

    • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification, with at least 5 years PQE
    • Strong leadership capabilities
    • Proven strategic and commercial thinker
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to advise and influence at Board level
    • Thorough understanding of financial markets
    • In-depth understanding of risk and pricing models
    • Prior experience within financial services would be advantageous

    This role will provide a rare and exceptional opportunity to play a key part in the leadership, overall direction, and subsequent success, of a business primed for considerable growth.

    If you are interested in confidentially discussing this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee

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        [reference] => ESCM-56789
        [title] => Pricing Director - London or Leeds Based 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to Callcredit in the appointment of a Pricing Director based either in Leeds or London.

    Callcredit Information Group is expert in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector, from financial services, retail and utilities to public sector, telecoms, insurance and many more. The Group is focused on developing innovative products and services to help businesses make smarter, more informed decisions throughout the customer lifecycle.

    Due to continued success, the business is looking to strengthen the strategic management team with the appointment of a Pricing Director.

    Reporting directly into the Chief Financial Officer,this is a high profile appointment, which will have full responsibility for leading and directing group wide pricing strategy both across the UK domestic business and in supporting International expansion strategy.

    This position with work closely with the Sales, Product and Marketing teams in developing and implementing short and long-term pricing strategies to drive the organisation towards its strategic growth goals, the commercial strategy, whilst creating sustainable value to the business.

    Key Responsibilities Include:
    - Develop pricing strategies
    - Design, develops and implement pricing strategies and models for all product lines
    across the business locally and internationally.
    - Evaluates effectiveness of pricing strategies and modifies pricing structures as
    required
    - Establish and embed the assessment of pricing effectiveness in the group operational
    financial performance management framework
    - Work with sales/product and Marketing to develop a deep understanding of client
    needs and support value propositions and pricing
    - Identify, execute and manage specific initiatives to further the Company ability to
    effectively design and price products
    - Improve understanding of price elasticity and demand
    - Improve understanding of competitor and market pricing
    - Analyse effectiveness of past pricing decisions
    - Work with sales/product and Marketing to develop a deep understanding
    of client needs and support value propositions and pricing

    The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of success within a similar executive level pricing role. You will have operated in a commercial leadership role within a regulated environment, ideally the Fin tech or the technology sector for at least 5 years and have experience of developing pricing strategies both in the UK and Internationally.

    You will possess excellent analytical skills,have the ability to create detailed financial models that synthesise large amounts of data into actionable business impacts.

    In addition, you will have exceptional financial modelling, excel and powerpoint skills, with the commercial acumen to deliver insights to both internal and external stakeholders.

    In return Callcredit will offer a competitive salary with exceptional benefits, this position can be based In Leeds or London.

    For a confidential discussion please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee on 01709 723 233


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  • Pricing Director - London or Leeds Based Leeds

    Pricing Director - London or Leeds Based

    Salary: £Attractive + Exec Benefits Package
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-56789

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are acting as retained recruitment partner to Callcredit in the appointment of a Pricing Director based either in Leeds or London.

    Callcredit Information Group is expert in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector, from financial services, retail and utilities to public sector, telecoms, insurance and many more. The Group is focused on developing innovative products and services to help businesses make smarter, more informed decisions throughout the customer lifecycle.

    Due to continued success, the business is looking to strengthen the strategic management team with the appointment of a Pricing Director.

    Reporting directly into the Chief Financial Officer,this is a high profile appointment, which will have full responsibility for leading and directing group wide pricing strategy both across the UK domestic business and in supporting International expansion strategy.

    This position with work closely with the Sales, Product and Marketing teams in developing and implementing short and long-term pricing strategies to drive the organisation towards its strategic growth goals, the commercial strategy, whilst creating sustainable value to the business.

    Key Responsibilities Include:
    - Develop pricing strategies
    - Design, develops and implement pricing strategies and models for all product lines
    across the business locally and internationally.
    - Evaluates effectiveness of pricing strategies and modifies pricing structures as
    required
    - Establish and embed the assessment of pricing effectiveness in the group operational
    financial performance management framework
    - Work with sales/product and Marketing to develop a deep understanding of client
    needs and support value propositions and pricing
    - Identify, execute and manage specific initiatives to further the Company ability to
    effectively design and price products
    - Improve understanding of price elasticity and demand
    - Improve understanding of competitor and market pricing
    - Analyse effectiveness of past pricing decisions
    - Work with sales/product and Marketing to develop a deep understanding
    of client needs and support value propositions and pricing

    The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of success within a similar executive level pricing role. You will have operated in a commercial leadership role within a regulated environment, ideally the Fin tech or the technology sector for at least 5 years and have experience of developing pricing strategies both in the UK and Internationally.

    You will possess excellent analytical skills,have the ability to create detailed financial models that synthesise large amounts of data into actionable business impacts.

    In addition, you will have exceptional financial modelling, excel and powerpoint skills, with the commercial acumen to deliver insights to both internal and external stakeholders.

    In return Callcredit will offer a competitive salary with exceptional benefits, this position can be based In Leeds or London.

    For a confidential discussion please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee on 01709 723 233

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        [application_email] => catherinemartin.70327.2724@elevationrecruitment.aplitrak.com
        [reference] => ESCM-25789
        [title] => Financial Director
        [description] => 
    Part of leading financial services company Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, beSavvi are a recently established, entrepreneurial, fast growing consumer lending business, which in the first two years of trading has already loaned over £100 million.

    Having established themselves in the personal lending marketplace, beSavvi are set for an exciting period of growth and continued success and as a result, there is now the need to appoint a Finance Director.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the primary purpose of this newly created position is to design and build a first class, market-leading finance function which is fit for purpose within an exciting business with significant growth plans.

    The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented finance executive, who will not only ensure regular reporting, and reconciliations and returns are completed, but also have the strategic capability to build a finance function that encompasses financial reporting, risk management, and financial planning and analysis, whilst managing expected rapid growth.

    This role will be a key contact point for third party interactions with, amongst others, suppliers, lenders, regulators, and shareholders. It will play an active role in the executive team, and provide an appropriate level of challenge to the business, sense-checking their assumptions and ensuring the overall level of profitability is in line with plan.

    Key focus areas and deliverables will include:

    Strategy and Planning

    • Developing short and medium-term organisational design structure for the Finance function
    • Producing and coordinating sign-off of financial strategies, policies, and budgets
    • Monitoring the implementation of the strategic plan, including regularly reporting
    variances and key performance indicators
    • Managing core wholesale funding relationships and cultivating a pipeline of debt funding
    sources
    • Working with the executive team to define the business strategy, and evaluate potential
    investments and/or divestment's

    Regulatory and Statutory Reporting

    • Producing BeSavvi statutory accounts
    • Managing all tax related reporting
    • Building an effective relationship with external auditors to ensure smooth and efficient
    annual audit process
    • Managing and resolving issues raised by auditors

    Commercial Support

    • Producing market analysis, including competitor benchmarking, and identifying areas for
    expansion, contraction, and related opportunities
    • Supplying funding cost assumptions to the business for the purposes of product development
    • Undertaking investment appraisal of opportunities, and provide advice and guidance on
    acquisitions and portfolio purchases
    • Developing and communicating a methodology for the allocation of overhead costs, ensuring
    that the business adequately provides for overhead costs, when reporting on performance
    against plan

    Treasury

    • Providing funding assumptions to guide the annual planning and forecasting process
    • Working with the Hitachi Treasury function (or other Treasury function, as appropriate) to
    ensure adequate funding is in place and accounted for in the pricing of future business
    • Monitoring cash balances and forecasts

    Financial Reporting & Management Information

    • Ensuring that appropriate and challenging KPI’s are set, and manage the process through to
    sign-off
    • Communicating the KPI’s and regularly review progress against targets
    • Producing management accounts, including portfolio analysis, and analysis of underlying
    profitability
    • Reporting the financial position of the business to the Board, recommending future initiatives

    Oversight of Third Parties

    • Overseeing the outsourced transaction services system and any outsourced accountancy
    processes
    • Management of the company pension scheme (where appropriate)
    • Maintaining banking relationships

    Financial Risk Management

    • Understanding and mitigating key elements of the company’s risk profile, working directly
    with the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Executive Officer in this respect
    • Constructing and monitoring reliable control systems
    • Ensuring that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and regulators
    • Reporting risk issues to the Board
    • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, specifically that which relates to Data
    Protection, Money Laundering, and Treating the Customer Fairly (‘TCF’), and attend update
    training as may be required from time to time

    The successful candidate will require the following:

    • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification, with at least 5 years PQE
    • Strong leadership capabilities
    • Proven strategic and commercial thinker
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to advise and influence at Board level
    • Thorough understanding of financial markets
    • In-depth understanding of risk and pricing models
    • Prior experience within financial services would be advantageous

    This role will provide a rare and exceptional opportunity to play a key part in the leadership, overall direction, and subsequent success, of a business primed for considerable growth.

    If you are interested in confidentially discussing this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee

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  • Financial Director Leeds

    Financial Director

    Salary: £100000 - £110000 Per Annum
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-25789

    Job Description

    Part of leading financial services company Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, beSavvi are a recently established, entrepreneurial, fast growing consumer lending business, which in the first two years of trading has already loaned over £100 million.

    Having established themselves in the personal lending marketplace, beSavvi are set for an exciting period of growth and continued success and as a result, there is now the need to appoint a Finance Director.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the primary purpose of this newly created position is to design and build a first class, market-leading finance function which is fit for purpose within an exciting business with significant growth plans.

    The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented finance executive, who will not only ensure regular reporting, and reconciliations and returns are completed, but also have the strategic capability to build a finance function that encompasses financial reporting, risk management, and financial planning and analysis, whilst managing expected rapid growth.

    This role will be a key contact point for third party interactions with, amongst others, suppliers, lenders, regulators, and shareholders. It will play an active role in the executive team, and provide an appropriate level of challenge to the business, sense-checking their assumptions and ensuring the overall level of profitability is in line with plan.

    Key focus areas and deliverables will include:

    Strategy and Planning

    • Developing short and medium-term organisational design structure for the Finance function
    • Producing and coordinating sign-off of financial strategies, policies, and budgets
    • Monitoring the implementation of the strategic plan, including regularly reporting
    variances and key performance indicators
    • Managing core wholesale funding relationships and cultivating a pipeline of debt funding
    sources
    • Working with the executive team to define the business strategy, and evaluate potential
    investments and/or divestment's

    Regulatory and Statutory Reporting

    • Producing BeSavvi statutory accounts
    • Managing all tax related reporting
    • Building an effective relationship with external auditors to ensure smooth and efficient
    annual audit process
    • Managing and resolving issues raised by auditors

    Commercial Support

    • Producing market analysis, including competitor benchmarking, and identifying areas for
    expansion, contraction, and related opportunities
    • Supplying funding cost assumptions to the business for the purposes of product development
    • Undertaking investment appraisal of opportunities, and provide advice and guidance on
    acquisitions and portfolio purchases
    • Developing and communicating a methodology for the allocation of overhead costs, ensuring
    that the business adequately provides for overhead costs, when reporting on performance
    against plan

    Treasury

    • Providing funding assumptions to guide the annual planning and forecasting process
    • Working with the Hitachi Treasury function (or other Treasury function, as appropriate) to
    ensure adequate funding is in place and accounted for in the pricing of future business
    • Monitoring cash balances and forecasts

    Financial Reporting & Management Information

    • Ensuring that appropriate and challenging KPI’s are set, and manage the process through to
    sign-off
    • Communicating the KPI’s and regularly review progress against targets
    • Producing management accounts, including portfolio analysis, and analysis of underlying
    profitability
    • Reporting the financial position of the business to the Board, recommending future initiatives

    Oversight of Third Parties

    • Overseeing the outsourced transaction services system and any outsourced accountancy
    processes
    • Management of the company pension scheme (where appropriate)
    • Maintaining banking relationships

    Financial Risk Management

    • Understanding and mitigating key elements of the company’s risk profile, working directly
    with the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Executive Officer in this respect
    • Constructing and monitoring reliable control systems
    • Ensuring that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and regulators
    • Reporting risk issues to the Board
    • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, specifically that which relates to Data
    Protection, Money Laundering, and Treating the Customer Fairly (‘TCF’), and attend update
    training as may be required from time to time

    The successful candidate will require the following:

    • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification, with at least 5 years PQE
    • Strong leadership capabilities
    • Proven strategic and commercial thinker
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to advise and influence at Board level
    • Thorough understanding of financial markets
    • In-depth understanding of risk and pricing models
    • Prior experience within financial services would be advantageous

    This role will provide a rare and exceptional opportunity to play a key part in the leadership, overall direction, and subsequent success, of a business primed for considerable growth.

    If you are interested in confidentially discussing this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee

    Apply

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        [application_email] => catherinemartin.38391.2724@elevationrecruitment.aplitrak.com
        [reference] => ESCM-58585
        [title] => Interim Project Manager. 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are currently partnering with a significant utilities organisation in the recruitment of an Interim Project Manager.

    Our client is about to launch a new business and as a result, a need has arisen for a project manager, initially on a 3-4 month contract, to lead on three significant software implementation projects which centre around CRM, Quotations, Billing, Credit Collections and Renewals. In addition a self service customer online portal has been created which needs further development and enhancement.

    Reporting to the Managing Director, this is a high profile role and key responsibilities will include:

    - Complete review of Phase 1 of the projects which have recently gone live to identify any
    issues from a quality, efficiency or operation perspective and action improvement plan
    - Plan and executive Phase 2 of all projects
    - Working closely with 3rd Party Software Suppliers and holding them to account

    The successful candidate will be a Project Manager with previous Software Implementation experience. You will also possess a demonstrable track record of working with 3rd Party Suppliers and have a history of delivering projects on time and in budget.

    Ideally you will experience within the Utilities or Telecoms sectors.

    Please contact Catherine Martin @ Parkinson Lee on 01709 723233
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  • Interim Project Manager. South Yorkshire

    Interim Project Manager.

    Salary: £500 - £550 Per Day
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Temporary
    Ref Number: ESCM-58585

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are currently partnering with a significant utilities organisation in the recruitment of an Interim Project Manager.

    Our client is about to launch a new business and as a result, a need has arisen for a project manager, initially on a 3-4 month contract, to lead on three significant software implementation projects which centre around CRM, Quotations, Billing, Credit Collections and Renewals. In addition a self service customer online portal has been created which needs further development and enhancement.

    Reporting to the Managing Director, this is a high profile role and key responsibilities will include:

    - Complete review of Phase 1 of the projects which have recently gone live to identify any
    issues from a quality, efficiency or operation perspective and action improvement plan
    - Plan and executive Phase 2 of all projects
    - Working closely with 3rd Party Software Suppliers and holding them to account

    The successful candidate will be a Project Manager with previous Software Implementation experience. You will also possess a demonstrable track record of working with 3rd Party Suppliers and have a history of delivering projects on time and in budget.

    Ideally you will experience within the Utilities or Telecoms sectors.

    Please contact Catherine Martin @ Parkinson Lee on 01709 723233

    Apply

    Apply for Interim Project Manager.

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

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        [application_email] => catherinemartin.28555.2724@elevationrecruitment.aplitrak.com
        [reference] => ESCM-22953
        [title] => Financial Controller
        [description] => 
    At Selfridges extraordinary experiences are not only for customers, but team members too. They offer all team members the chance to be a part of something unique where they can enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and great benefits.

    Selfridges is committed to developing their talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow.

    Living Selfridge’s values is essential to the way the business works day to day, encouraging greater social responsibility amongst team members.


    Selfridges have being named ‘Best Department Store in the World’ on three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) and most recently being awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the Global Department Store Summit 2016, Selfridges today is more than just the sum of its products. It's a shopping experience that promises to surprise, amaze and amuse and to this day, as Harry Gordon Selfridge said, ‘Everyone is welcome’.

    With their Vision, to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, innovative and iconic ways to make this a reality are never too far away.
    Team members across their business strive to keep the Vision a reality through the values they live day to day and the stories they make, tell and share.

    Selfridges has outperformed the retail sector in recent years with significant and consistent growth in sales year on year. With a clearly defined set of values, the business delivers an extraordinary customer experience and recognises the importance of its people, who they know are central to their success

    The business is committed to continued growth and development and has already made significant & unrivalled investment in all areas of its operations.
    As a result of recent growth and success, this investment is on-going and in addition the business is now looking to re-organise a number of business critical functions including a Finance Transformation, as a result, an outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller.

    Reporting to the Finance Director, this is a high profile, newly created role and will manage all of the core accounting functions based in at the Leicester Shared Service Centre, namely Accounts Payable Payroll and Expenses. It will also manage the successful transfer of the statutory accounting, fixed asset management and treasury function from its current London base to the Leicester site, with responsibility for building a new team to deliver this service.

    In addition, over the next 18 months this role will also play a critical part in the successful implementation of a new accounting system. Particular focus will be required on the change management aspects impacting the operation, both in terms of team structure and ways of working, and the successful individual should look to this as an opportunity for change and improvement, being proactive at reviewing and developing our financial controls as the business continues to grow significantly in size and complexity.

    Key Responsibilities Include:

    • Preparation of statutory accounts and all other regulatory returns for all
    relevant statutory entities (eg tax/VAT/ONS returns)
    • Full understanding of corporate structure and associated intercompany
    transactions and relationships (eg loans, tax entries, transfer pricing)
    • Ensuring robust balance sheet control and reconciliation process
    • Monthly preparation of consolidated management accounts liaising with
    London Finance Business Partners, Internal Audit and group Finance
    • Balance sheet and cashflow budgeting
    • Control/Maintenance of fixed and intangible asset register
    • Key contact with tax advisors, auditors and banks
    • Direct the treasury actions of the business including cashflow reporting,
    forecasting, FX and hedging strategies
    • Ensure compliance with tax requirements (VAT/corporation tax)
    • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies
    • Manage AP and Payroll functions ensuring appropriate service to Irish
    banners for AP
    • Regularly review and challenge the financial processes and controls of the
    organisation to the standards consistent with an leading UK Retail
    organisation
    • Manage a team of 4 direct reports – but wider team of circa 50

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with at least 6-8 years post qualification experience.

    You will have a solid statutory/financial accounting background gained in practice.

    You will be an individual passionate about setting and delivering exceptional standards and comfortable working in and driving an environment of continuous review and improvement.

    You should be a strong leader and possess first rate inter personal and communications skills with the gravitas to influence credibly with a cross functional group of stake holders at Director level.

    This is an outstanding and career enhancing opportunity that offers continuous personal development and growth.

    As a new appointment within the business you will have the scope to put your own stamp on the role and be pivotal in the creation of a highly visible and highly valued team within the business

    This role’s key benefits includes 35 days holiday including bank holidays, potential for performance related bonus, subsidised gym membership offer, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount!

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  • Financial Controller Leicester

    Financial Controller

    Location: Leicester
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-22953

    Job Description

    At Selfridges extraordinary experiences are not only for customers, but team members too. They offer all team members the chance to be a part of something unique where they can enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and great benefits.

    Selfridges is committed to developing their talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow.

    Living Selfridge’s values is essential to the way the business works day to day, encouraging greater social responsibility amongst team members.

    Selfridges have being named ‘Best Department Store in the World’ on three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) and most recently being awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the Global Department Store Summit 2016, Selfridges today is more than just the sum of its products. It's a shopping experience that promises to surprise, amaze and amuse and to this day, as Harry Gordon Selfridge said, ‘Everyone is welcome’.

    With their Vision, to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, innovative and iconic ways to make this a reality are never too far away.
    Team members across their business strive to keep the Vision a reality through the values they live day to day and the stories they make, tell and share.

    Selfridges has outperformed the retail sector in recent years with significant and consistent growth in sales year on year. With a clearly defined set of values, the business delivers an extraordinary customer experience and recognises the importance of its people, who they know are central to their success

    The business is committed to continued growth and development and has already made significant & unrivalled investment in all areas of its operations.
    As a result of recent growth and success, this investment is on-going and in addition the business is now looking to re-organise a number of business critical functions including a Finance Transformation, as a result, an outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller.

    Reporting to the Finance Director, this is a high profile, newly created role and will manage all of the core accounting functions based in at the Leicester Shared Service Centre, namely Accounts Payable Payroll and Expenses. It will also manage the successful transfer of the statutory accounting, fixed asset management and treasury function from its current London base to the Leicester site, with responsibility for building a new team to deliver this service.

    In addition, over the next 18 months this role will also play a critical part in the successful implementation of a new accounting system. Particular focus will be required on the change management aspects impacting the operation, both in terms of team structure and ways of working, and the successful individual should look to this as an opportunity for change and improvement, being proactive at reviewing and developing our financial controls as the business continues to grow significantly in size and complexity.

    Key Responsibilities Include:

    • Preparation of statutory accounts and all other regulatory returns for all
    relevant statutory entities (eg tax/VAT/ONS returns)
    • Full understanding of corporate structure and associated intercompany
    transactions and relationships (eg loans, tax entries, transfer pricing)
    • Ensuring robust balance sheet control and reconciliation process
    • Monthly preparation of consolidated management accounts liaising with
    London Finance Business Partners, Internal Audit and group Finance
    • Balance sheet and cashflow budgeting
    • Control/Maintenance of fixed and intangible asset register
    • Key contact with tax advisors, auditors and banks
    • Direct the treasury actions of the business including cashflow reporting,
    forecasting, FX and hedging strategies
    • Ensure compliance with tax requirements (VAT/corporation tax)
    • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies
    • Manage AP and Payroll functions ensuring appropriate service to Irish
    banners for AP
    • Regularly review and challenge the financial processes and controls of the
    organisation to the standards consistent with an leading UK Retail
    organisation
    • Manage a team of 4 direct reports – but wider team of circa 50

    The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with at least 6-8 years post qualification experience.

    You will have a solid statutory/financial accounting background gained in practice.

    You will be an individual passionate about setting and delivering exceptional standards and comfortable working in and driving an environment of continuous review and improvement.

    You should be a strong leader and possess first rate inter personal and communications skills with the gravitas to influence credibly with a cross functional group of stake holders at Director level.

    This is an outstanding and career enhancing opportunity that offers continuous personal development and growth.

    As a new appointment within the business you will have the scope to put your own stamp on the role and be pivotal in the creation of a highly visible and highly valued team within the business

    This role’s key benefits includes 35 days holiday including bank holidays, potential for performance related bonus, subsidised gym membership offer, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount!

    Apply

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    Recent significant growth coupled with re-organisation has led to the need to appoint a Finance Director.

    Partnering closely with the CEO and senior leadership team, key responsibilities will include:

    • Full Financial Leadership and P&L responsibility for the business
    • Lead relationships with financial institutions to ensure funding &
    financing requirements are met
    • Delivery and leadership of a best in class finance function
    • Long term budgeting, strategic planning and forecasting
    • Ensuring robust financial and internal controls are in place
    • Development of a suite of KPI’s and performance reporting to ensure the
    management information needs of the board are met in order to aid strategic
    decision making

    The successful candidate will be a commercially and strategically astute Finance Director with an extensive track record within the heavy engineering/manufacturing sector.

    You will possess the gravitas and inter personal required to develop credible relationships at board level and with a range of external stakeholders.

    For more information please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee.
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  • Finance Director South Yorkshire

    Finance Director

    Salary: £120000 - £150000 Per Annum
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESCM-12345

    Job Description

    Recent significant growth coupled with re-organisation has led to the need to appoint a Finance Director.

    Partnering closely with the CEO and senior leadership team, key responsibilities will include:

    • Full Financial Leadership and P&L responsibility for the business
    • Lead relationships with financial institutions to ensure funding &
    financing requirements are met
    • Delivery and leadership of a best in class finance function
    • Long term budgeting, strategic planning and forecasting
    • Ensuring robust financial and internal controls are in place
    • Development of a suite of KPI’s and performance reporting to ensure the
    management information needs of the board are met in order to aid strategic
    decision making

    The successful candidate will be a commercially and strategically astute Finance Director with an extensive track record within the heavy engineering/manufacturing sector.

    You will possess the gravitas and inter personal required to develop credible relationships at board level and with a range of external stakeholders.

    For more information please contact Catherine Martin at Parkinson Lee.

    Apply

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    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are to be acting as retained partner to The Medical Protection Society (MPS) in the appointment of a Director of Finance.

    The Company

    MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. As a not-for-profit mutual organisation, MPS supports the professional interests of more than 300,000 members globally.
    Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice. These include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.
    The organisation employs more than 800 members of staff split across three offices in the UK, with additional staff based in Australia and New Zealand. MPS has undergone significant change in recent years in order to ensure it continues to provide a valued and world-class service to our members.

    The role

    The overarching purpose of this exciting role is two-fold:
    • To guide and assist the organisation in meeting their financial objectives

    • To lead the Finance department, providing an extensive range of services and deliverables. This includes internal and external financial reporting; budgeting, analysis and performance monitoring; relevant financial, taxation and regulatory advice; income and payment processing; compensation and benefits services; internal control processes and systems, tax and other regulatory compliance, strategic planning, reporting and business development.

    The Director of Finance will provide a quality service to all departments and lead the operations of the Finance department, ensuring the application of appropriate accounting controls to ensure the security of the company’s assets and accuracy in reporting the financial position.
    In addition, the successful candidate will lead an assessment of the current finance function and its outputs. They will be responsible for driving through change and efficiencies where appropriate to ensure the function is evolving commercially and has a culture of continuous improvement, aimed at supporting Senior Management and the wider organisation.
    This opportunity has been created following the current post holder taking on a new challenge within the organisation.

    Responsibilities
    Reporting to the Executive Director - Finance and Risk, key responsibilities include:
    • Taking a proactive role in managing relationships between the department and key stakeholders, ensuring that targets are met and to continually assess how to improve service delivery (and to take steps to do so)

    • Leading the Finance team to develop and ensure successful delivery of the overall Finance strategy and operational plan, demonstrating visible and effective leadership, ensuring high levels of performance from all team members. Undertake full performance management of direct reports, with wider supervision and guidance of key indirect reports as required. This includes allocation and review of work, overseeing training and development, and making decisions around workforce planning and people management issues across the department

    • Overseeing the production of accurate and well-presented financial statements to a tight deadline

    • Liaising with auditors throughout the year and provide clear supporting information to ensure an effective and efficient audit. Continually review ways to improve the speed of production and clarity of information

    • Overseeing and reviewing the production of accurate monthly management accounts, including analysis of membership subscription income, legal costs and damages and administrative costs by department. Ensure these are provided to the Executive Director (Finance and Risk), Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team as necessary, whilst continually reviewing ways to improve content, clarity and speed of production

    • Ensuring the efficient operation of all financial systems within MPS and the accurate recording of data, by constant review and improvement of these systems and internal controls

    • Overseeing the budget process through leadership of the Finance Business Partner team and liaise with the Chief Executive and Executive Director (Finance & Risk) to produce accurate and timely budgets for subscription income, capital expenditure, administration costs by department and legal costs and damages

    • Contributing fully as a member of the Senior Leadership Team through proactive involvement in strategic and operational meetings and liaising fully with the Executive team

    • Working collaboratively across the Finance & Risk leadership team and be an active member of this group

    • Ensuring information is accurate and payments are correct, by ensuring that appropriate data review mechanisms are in place and that the appropriate authorisation levels for payments to be are in place and regularly scrutinised

    • Complying with applicable professional ethical guidance and all relevant internal rules, policy and procedures, including those relating to health and safety, data protection, IT security and all those contained within the issued staff handbook

    • Undertaking other duties and tasks that from time to time may be required and that are appropriate to the role

    Experience

    • A qualified accountant with significant knowledge and experience of preparing financial statements, managing audits, operational systems and internal controls. In addition a good knowledge of income tax, benefits in kind, pensions, corporation tax, capital gains tax and VAT is also important

    • Previous experience of leading and managing a Finance function, ideally in a Financial Services environment

    • Capability to build effective relationships across the organisation

    • Strong people management skills with an ability to adopt a coaching style and motivate

    • Ability to engage and challenge at all levels; strong influencing skills coupled with tenacity and resilience

    • Demonstrable track record of working collaboratively across organisations

    • An understanding of key business issues and challenges and is able to respond decisively, making decisions and finding solutions which will have a positive outcome

    • A business development focus with an ability to turn research into actions

    • Strong presentation skills with the ability to deliver on a range of topics to a wider range of audiences

    This is an outstanding, career defining opportunity which will allow the successful candidate to make an immediate and positive impact within the organisation, playing a key role in the future success and growth of MPS.

    For a confidential conversation about this opportunity please call Parkinson Lee Executive Search on 01709 303 330 or click apply.

    Please note that Parkinson Lee Executive Search are acting as retained partners to The Medical Protection Society on this assignment and therefore any unsolicited third party CVs will be sent directly to them.
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    Lee Bhandal is the Managing Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and board member of Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG). 

    Lee takes a lead role in running Parkinson|Lee and has over 18 years executive search experience recruiting for Board, Executive and Senior Management Level appointments. 

    Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

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  • Director of Finance Leeds

    Director of Finance

    Salary: £Six Figure Package & Executive Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-22670

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are to be acting as retained partner to The Medical Protection Society (MPS) in the appointment of a Director of Finance.

    The Company

    MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. As a not-for-profit mutual organisation, MPS supports the professional interests of more than 300,000 members globally.
    Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice. These include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.
    The organisation employs more than 800 members of staff split across three offices in the UK, with additional staff based in Australia and New Zealand. MPS has undergone significant change in recent years in order to ensure it continues to provide a valued and world-class service to our members.

    The role

    The overarching purpose of this exciting role is two-fold:
    • To guide and assist the organisation in meeting their financial objectives

    • To lead the Finance department, providing an extensive range of services and deliverables. This includes internal and external financial reporting; budgeting, analysis and performance monitoring; relevant financial, taxation and regulatory advice; income and payment processing; compensation and benefits services; internal control processes and systems, tax and other regulatory compliance, strategic planning, reporting and business development.

    The Director of Finance will provide a quality service to all departments and lead the operations of the Finance department, ensuring the application of appropriate accounting controls to ensure the security of the company’s assets and accuracy in reporting the financial position.
    In addition, the successful candidate will lead an assessment of the current finance function and its outputs. They will be responsible for driving through change and efficiencies where appropriate to ensure the function is evolving commercially and has a culture of continuous improvement, aimed at supporting Senior Management and the wider organisation.
    This opportunity has been created following the current post holder taking on a new challenge within the organisation.

    Responsibilities
    Reporting to the Executive Director - Finance and Risk, key responsibilities include:
    • Taking a proactive role in managing relationships between the department and key stakeholders, ensuring that targets are met and to continually assess how to improve service delivery (and to take steps to do so)

    • Leading the Finance team to develop and ensure successful delivery of the overall Finance strategy and operational plan, demonstrating visible and effective leadership, ensuring high levels of performance from all team members. Undertake full performance management of direct reports, with wider supervision and guidance of key indirect reports as required. This includes allocation and review of work, overseeing training and development, and making decisions around workforce planning and people management issues across the department

    • Overseeing the production of accurate and well-presented financial statements to a tight deadline

    • Liaising with auditors throughout the year and provide clear supporting information to ensure an effective and efficient audit. Continually review ways to improve the speed of production and clarity of information

    • Overseeing and reviewing the production of accurate monthly management accounts, including analysis of membership subscription income, legal costs and damages and administrative costs by department. Ensure these are provided to the Executive Director (Finance and Risk), Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team as necessary, whilst continually reviewing ways to improve content, clarity and speed of production

    • Ensuring the efficient operation of all financial systems within MPS and the accurate recording of data, by constant review and improvement of these systems and internal controls

    • Overseeing the budget process through leadership of the Finance Business Partner team and liaise with the Chief Executive and Executive Director (Finance & Risk) to produce accurate and timely budgets for subscription income, capital expenditure, administration costs by department and legal costs and damages

    • Contributing fully as a member of the Senior Leadership Team through proactive involvement in strategic and operational meetings and liaising fully with the Executive team

    • Working collaboratively across the Finance & Risk leadership team and be an active member of this group

    • Ensuring information is accurate and payments are correct, by ensuring that appropriate data review mechanisms are in place and that the appropriate authorisation levels for payments to be are in place and regularly scrutinised

    • Complying with applicable professional ethical guidance and all relevant internal rules, policy and procedures, including those relating to health and safety, data protection, IT security and all those contained within the issued staff handbook

    • Undertaking other duties and tasks that from time to time may be required and that are appropriate to the role

    Experience

    • A qualified accountant with significant knowledge and experience of preparing financial statements, managing audits, operational systems and internal controls. In addition a good knowledge of income tax, benefits in kind, pensions, corporation tax, capital gains tax and VAT is also important

    • Previous experience of leading and managing a Finance function, ideally in a Financial Services environment

    • Capability to build effective relationships across the organisation

    • Strong people management skills with an ability to adopt a coaching style and motivate

    • Ability to engage and challenge at all levels; strong influencing skills coupled with tenacity and resilience

    • Demonstrable track record of working collaboratively across organisations

    • An understanding of key business issues and challenges and is able to respond decisively, making decisions and finding solutions which will have a positive outcome

    • A business development focus with an ability to turn research into actions

    • Strong presentation skills with the ability to deliver on a range of topics to a wider range of audiences

    This is an outstanding, career defining opportunity which will allow the successful candidate to make an immediate and positive impact within the organisation, playing a key role in the future success and growth of MPS.

    For a confidential conversation about this opportunity please call Parkinson Lee Executive Search on 01709 303 330 or click apply.

    Please note that Parkinson Lee Executive Search are acting as retained partners to The Medical Protection Society on this assignment and therefore any unsolicited third party CVs will be sent directly to them.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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    Apply for Director of Finance

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Director of Risk & Compliance
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are to be acting as retained partner to Medical Protection Society (MPS) in the appointment of a Director of Risk & Compliance.

    The Organisation

    MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. As a not-for-profit mutual organisation, we support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members globally.

    Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice. The business employs more than 800 members of staff split across three offices in the UK, with additional staff based in Australia and New Zealand. They have undergone significant change in recent years in order to ensure that we continue to provide a valued and world-class service to our members.

    The Role

    Ensuring that we have the right governance and controls in place to support our evolving business is a key area of focus. To achieve this, we are keen to strengthen our in-house capability by securing an exceptional candidate for the role of Director of Risk and Compliance. Recognising the importance and independence of this new role, the successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Executive with a matrix reporting to the Chair of Audit and Risk Committee.

    This successful candidate will take the lead on fostering a member-focused and appropriate risk culture across the business which supports the delivery of financial security of our membership fund by providing Risk and Compliance direction to the Executive and Senior Leaders of MPS. This must be reinforced by an effective and appropriate risk management and compliance framework which monitors compliance with MPS risk-appetite standards agreed by Council.

    The scope of this role is broad and will oversee the overarching risk, governance and compliance framework across the following areas:

    • Operational risk
    • Strategic risk
    • Reputational risk
    • Financial risk
    • Regulatory risk
    • Security risk

    Key Responsibilities

    • Leading the continuous development and implementation of an appropriate risk strategy and risk management operating model which supports the delivery of the business strategy and corporate objectives thus enabling sustainable growth and financial security of the membership fund
    • Leading the design and implementation of an effective risk and compliance framework which supports effective risk management across the business
    • Identifying, agreeing and monitoring the delivery of Risk Management objectives which will improve strategic and operational business decisions by clearly defining the associated risks and opportunities
    • Monitoring current and emerging critical and material risks to MPS, monitoring and reporting on risk taking activities and risk exposures
    • Advising the Executive Team and Council immediately of any matters likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company, its operation and financial security of the membership fund
    • Providing advice and support to the CEO to ensure that the Company is at all times compliant with all respective regulations affecting MPS
    • Leading the Risk and Compliance team to create a high performing, competent and engaged team who partner and effectively lead the business leaders to deliver on their accountabilities of the risk strategy
    • Building awareness, understanding and advocacy of risk management and compliance and raise the competence of all leaders in risk identification, assessment on the business, mitigation and avoidance
    • Providing oversight of transaction due diligence including risk, governance and corporate matters
    • Lead on the engagement and information flow with key existing stakeholders and support communication with that broader audience in order to manage the reputation of the Company
    • Leading on the audit of quality assurance frameworks, policy adherence and process compliance, identifying opportunities for improvement to mitigate risk and ensure compliance to standards
    • Contributing fully as a member of the MPS’s Senior Leadership Team through proactive involvement in strategic and operational meetings
    • Keeping abreast of evolving legislation and best practice; identifying and recommending opportunities for MPS to become more efficient and effective in risk management
    • Complying with applicable professional ethical guidance and all relevant internal rules, policy and procedures

    Experience

    • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) and Member of the Institute of Risk Management
    • Experience in a leadership role within an operational risk and compliance function in a highly regulated environment
    • Experience of how insurance/financial services companies operate
    • Ideally an appreciation of Healthcare both in the UK and internationally
    • Experience in engaging with regulators and the broader stakeholder community
    • Experience in facilitating Board / Council members on annunciating a risk appetite framework
    • Ability to engage and challenge at all levels; strong influencing skills coupled with tenacity and resilience
    • Capable of building effective relationships across the organisation
    • Understanding of key business issues and challenges and able to respond decisively

    Summary

    This is an exceptionally high profile role, one which will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to play a key role in the Senior Leadership Team, defining the risk strategy for MPS and providing the Executive Leaders of the organisation ongoing advice and direction to ensure informed decisions are made.

    For a confidential conversation about this opportunity please call Parkinson Lee Executive Search on 01709 303 330 or click apply.

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  • Director of Risk & Compliance Leeds

    Director of Risk & Compliance

    Salary: Competitive Six Figure Package
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESJR-22671

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are to be acting as retained partner to Medical Protection Society (MPS) in the appointment of a Director of Risk & Compliance.

    The Organisation

    MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. As a not-for-profit mutual organisation, we support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members globally.

    Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice. The business employs more than 800 members of staff split across three offices in the UK, with additional staff based in Australia and New Zealand. They have undergone significant change in recent years in order to ensure that we continue to provide a valued and world-class service to our members.

    The Role

    Ensuring that we have the right governance and controls in place to support our evolving business is a key area of focus. To achieve this, we are keen to strengthen our in-house capability by securing an exceptional candidate for the role of Director of Risk and Compliance. Recognising the importance and independence of this new role, the successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Executive with a matrix reporting to the Chair of Audit and Risk Committee.

    This successful candidate will take the lead on fostering a member-focused and appropriate risk culture across the business which supports the delivery of financial security of our membership fund by providing Risk and Compliance direction to the Executive and Senior Leaders of MPS. This must be reinforced by an effective and appropriate risk management and compliance framework which monitors compliance with MPS risk-appetite standards agreed by Council.

    The scope of this role is broad and will oversee the overarching risk, governance and compliance framework across the following areas:

    • Operational risk
    • Strategic risk
    • Reputational risk
    • Financial risk
    • Regulatory risk
    • Security risk

    Key Responsibilities

    • Leading the continuous development and implementation of an appropriate risk strategy and risk management operating model which supports the delivery of the business strategy and corporate objectives thus enabling sustainable growth and financial security of the membership fund
    • Leading the design and implementation of an effective risk and compliance framework which supports effective risk management across the business
    • Identifying, agreeing and monitoring the delivery of Risk Management objectives which will improve strategic and operational business decisions by clearly defining the associated risks and opportunities
    • Monitoring current and emerging critical and material risks to MPS, monitoring and reporting on risk taking activities and risk exposures
    • Advising the Executive Team and Council immediately of any matters likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company, its operation and financial security of the membership fund
    • Providing advice and support to the CEO to ensure that the Company is at all times compliant with all respective regulations affecting MPS
    • Leading the Risk and Compliance team to create a high performing, competent and engaged team who partner and effectively lead the business leaders to deliver on their accountabilities of the risk strategy
    • Building awareness, understanding and advocacy of risk management and compliance and raise the competence of all leaders in risk identification, assessment on the business, mitigation and avoidance
    • Providing oversight of transaction due diligence including risk, governance and corporate matters
    • Lead on the engagement and information flow with key existing stakeholders and support communication with that broader audience in order to manage the reputation of the Company
    • Leading on the audit of quality assurance frameworks, policy adherence and process compliance, identifying opportunities for improvement to mitigate risk and ensure compliance to standards
    • Contributing fully as a member of the MPS’s Senior Leadership Team through proactive involvement in strategic and operational meetings
    • Keeping abreast of evolving legislation and best practice; identifying and recommending opportunities for MPS to become more efficient and effective in risk management
    • Complying with applicable professional ethical guidance and all relevant internal rules, policy and procedures

    Experience

    • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) and Member of the Institute of Risk Management
    • Experience in a leadership role within an operational risk and compliance function in a highly regulated environment
    • Experience of how insurance/financial services companies operate
    • Ideally an appreciation of Healthcare both in the UK and internationally
    • Experience in engaging with regulators and the broader stakeholder community
    • Experience in facilitating Board / Council members on annunciating a risk appetite framework
    • Ability to engage and challenge at all levels; strong influencing skills coupled with tenacity and resilience
    • Capable of building effective relationships across the organisation
    • Understanding of key business issues and challenges and able to respond decisively

    Summary

    This is an exceptionally high profile role, one which will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to play a key role in the Senior Leadership Team, defining the risk strategy for MPS and providing the Executive Leaders of the organisation ongoing advice and direction to ensure informed decisions are made.

    For a confidential conversation about this opportunity please call Parkinson Lee Executive Search on 01709 303 330 or click apply.

    Please note that Parkinson Lee Executive Search are acting as retained partners to The Medical Protection Society on this assignment and therefore any unsolicited third party CVs will be sent directly to them.

    Apply

    Apply for Director of Risk & Compliance

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

    Contact Information

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    Remuneration Details

    Education

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    About You

    Please note
    We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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        [title] => ERP Programme/Project Manager 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are acting as exclusive recruitment partner to a significant manufacturing organisation based in South Yorkshire as they seek to appoint an ERP Programme Manager. The successful candidate will manage the implementation of a new ERP solution and associated business process and organisational change; supporting the achievement of the organisation's strategic plan and enabling it to realise the benefits in the business case.

    You will manage and communicate the project approach, plans and budget, progress against plan, risks and issues; and to manage the day-to-day internal project team and supplier activities.

    Specific Responsibilities Will Include:

    • Accountability for the delivery of the project on time, to cost and to quality expectations
    • Building and maintaining relationships with senior stakeholders and managers across the business, the team and the supplier
    • Defining and planning the project and producing/managing the business case
    • Defining, managing and communicating the project approach, plans and budget, progress against plan, issues and risks
    • Managing the tasks of individual team members on a day-to-day basis (in a matrix environment)
    • Managing project reviews and checkpoints
    • Managing the work of third party suppliers to ensure effective delivery
    • Providing regular status reports to the Steering Group and Board and supporting the Sponsor to manage project governance
    • Ensuring business requirements and solution designs are fully understood, documented to the appropriate level and approved
    • Providing leadership and clear direction for the project team and ensures effective team-working

    The successful candidate will have:

    • A proven track record of successful delivery of a number of ERP solution implementations within medium – large manufacturing organisations
    • Experience of the full ERP Solution to include (as a minimum) finance, sales, production planning, production control and MRP
    • Experience of managing suppliers to deliver major IT solutions (value c.£500k+)
    • Successfully defined and implemented business change to standardise and improve processes
    • Experience of, and a good understanding of best practices within, engineering and/or heavy manufacturing industries
    • The credibility and capability to advise / influence at Board level on all aspects of ERP implementation, including supplier management, solution delivery, business change and benefits delivery
    • Capability of driving the work of Senior Managers and their teams across all business functions to deliver the project
    • A track record of successfully delivering IT and business change projects through the end-to-end project lifecycle is essential – a recognised Project Management qualification is desirable
    • Knowledge of EPICOR and EFACS solutions would be beneficial

    The contract is anticipated to have a duration of between 12-18 months.
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    Lee Bhandal is the Managing Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and board member of Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG). 

    Lee takes a lead role in running Parkinson|Lee and has over 18 years executive search experience recruiting for Board, Executive and Senior Management Level appointments. 

    Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

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  • ERP Programme/Project Manager South Yorkshire

    ERP Programme/Project Manager

    Salary: £500 - £800 Per Day
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESLB-21622

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are acting as exclusive recruitment partner to a significant manufacturing organisation based in South Yorkshire as they seek to appoint an ERP Programme Manager. The successful candidate will manage the implementation of a new ERP solution and associated business process and organisational change; supporting the achievement of the organisation's strategic plan and enabling it to realise the benefits in the business case.

    You will manage and communicate the project approach, plans and budget, progress against plan, risks and issues; and to manage the day-to-day internal project team and supplier activities.

    Specific Responsibilities Will Include:

    • Accountability for the delivery of the project on time, to cost and to quality expectations
    • Building and maintaining relationships with senior stakeholders and managers across the business, the team and the supplier
    • Defining and planning the project and producing/managing the business case
    • Defining, managing and communicating the project approach, plans and budget, progress against plan, issues and risks
    • Managing the tasks of individual team members on a day-to-day basis (in a matrix environment)
    • Managing project reviews and checkpoints
    • Managing the work of third party suppliers to ensure effective delivery
    • Providing regular status reports to the Steering Group and Board and supporting the Sponsor to manage project governance
    • Ensuring business requirements and solution designs are fully understood, documented to the appropriate level and approved
    • Providing leadership and clear direction for the project team and ensures effective team-working

    The successful candidate will have:

    • A proven track record of successful delivery of a number of ERP solution implementations within medium – large manufacturing organisations
    • Experience of the full ERP Solution to include (as a minimum) finance, sales, production planning, production control and MRP
    • Experience of managing suppliers to deliver major IT solutions (value c.£500k+)
    • Successfully defined and implemented business change to standardise and improve processes
    • Experience of, and a good understanding of best practices within, engineering and/or heavy manufacturing industries
    • The credibility and capability to advise / influence at Board level on all aspects of ERP implementation, including supplier management, solution delivery, business change and benefits delivery
    • Capability of driving the work of Senior Managers and their teams across all business functions to deliver the project
    • A track record of successfully delivering IT and business change projects through the end-to-end project lifecycle is essential – a recognised Project Management qualification is desirable
    • Knowledge of EPICOR and EFACS solutions would be beneficial

    The contract is anticipated to have a duration of between 12-18 months.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

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        [title] => Director of Customer Services
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, is acting as retained partner to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) as they seek to appoint a Director of Customer Services.

    SYPTE is responsible for the co-ordination of public transport in South Yorkshire. Their role is to encourage the maximum use of public transport and to promote growth of the public transport network. They work closely with transport service operators, local councils, and other key stakeholders, to develop the network and services across the county.

    The shape of public transport in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is changing. To respond to this change, and to ensure that customer excellence is at the heart of all that SYPTE does, a new Director of Customer Services role has been created.

    Supporting the organisation through their change agenda, this role will be an integral part of the management team responsible for the development and delivery of the County’s public transport operations, enabling the delivery of an efficient and effective network, focused on the needs of their customers.

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the key focus areas and deliverables include the following:

    • Providing overall strategic direction to the business areas within the Customer Services Directorate, a team of circa 60, to ensure that external customer needs are identified and met, and that services delivered are effective, responsive, and focussed on improving service delivery for the end user
    • Lead the development and delivery of SYPTE Customer and Retail Strategies to include the migration of customers towards cost effective delivery channels and develop the residual skill base to enable the appropriate business development activities to take place
    • To encourage and develop innovative business related activities within the Directorate, and within SYPTE, to continually support the requirements of the external customer
    • Develop a culture of continuous improvement, change, and transformation, ensuring the organisation is adaptable and continually meets all current and emerging needs
    • Oversee SYPTE’s corporate performance management and reporting system, to ensure that it is informed by the views of SYPTE’s external partners, consistent with the evolution of the Combined Authority agenda and drives the delivery of SYPTE corporate priorities
    • Maintain and develop constructive and mutually beneficial working relationships with relevant Transport Operators, the Local Authorities, and other relevant local and national Government body to ensure delivery of Customer Service Section Business and Delivery Plan
    • Ensure the implementation of the Delivery Plans for the relevant strategies, and the frontline/operational service elements of all other strategies, in order that organisational objectives are met
    • Lead the development of customer relationship practice and systems in order to provide cost effective service and marketing opportunities to new and existing customers
    • In line with organisation priorities, ensuring that all activities within the Customer Services Directorate are directed towards the role of transport in supporting economic growth and regeneration strategies throughout the Sheffield City Region
    • Direct the development and delivery of the inter-operator ticketing schemes through the TravelMaster panel, and SYPTE’s wider Ticketing Strategy
    • To provide visible, inspirational leadership, combined with a positive, innovative, and forward thinking approach based upon a shared vision/common goals
    • Manage the effective utilisation of the department’s budget, to secure delivery of responsibilities outlined above
    • In conjunction with the Director of Public Transport, deputise in all areas of the Executive Director’s role in their absence, in order to ensure that a seamless service is maintained at all times

    The successful candidate will require the following:

    • A degree or equivalent level of professional attainment
    • Extensive experience in a similar management role, including managing a team of professional officers, and recent experience at a senior management/Director level
    • Good understanding of customer expectations and fundamentals within a customer-focused service culture
    • Excellent presentational skills, with the ability to present complex issues with clarity and provide appropriate solutions to issues and problems
    • Highly developed communication skills with the proven ability to strongly lead, influence, and challenge
    • Able to build a positive and influential relationship with stakeholder partners
    • Proven experience of delivering customer excellence in a service organisation, and with demonstrable positive impact, resulting in increased customer satisfaction
    • Proven experience in delivering complex projects and plans
    • Experience of identifying and acquiring appropriate funding streams
    • Ideally knowledge of the structure of the UK Public Transport Industry, including the roles and responsibilities of different organisations in both the public and private sectors

    Your leadership, and changer leadership expertise, will help to embed and promote a brand new culture and ethos within SYPTE and beyond, utilising positive partnerships with a diverse range of transport operators and strategic stakeholders.

    The ideas and energy you bring, and the results you deliver, will ensure you make a lasting impression, as well as affording the right candidate a great opportunity to take that next step at senior management level.
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    Lee Bhandal is the Managing Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and board member of Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG). 

    Lee takes a lead role in running Parkinson|Lee and has over 18 years executive search experience recruiting for Board, Executive and Senior Management Level appointments. 

    Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

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  • Director of Customer Services Sheffield

    Director of Customer Services

    Salary: £80000 - £85000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-21287

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, is acting as retained partner to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) as they seek to appoint a Director of Customer Services.

    SYPTE is responsible for the co-ordination of public transport in South Yorkshire. Their role is to encourage the maximum use of public transport and to promote growth of the public transport network. They work closely with transport service operators, local councils, and other key stakeholders, to develop the network and services across the county.

    The shape of public transport in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is changing. To respond to this change, and to ensure that customer excellence is at the heart of all that SYPTE does, a new Director of Customer Services role has been created.

    Supporting the organisation through their change agenda, this role will be an integral part of the management team responsible for the development and delivery of the County’s public transport operations, enabling the delivery of an efficient and effective network, focused on the needs of their customers.

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the key focus areas and deliverables include the following:

    • Providing overall strategic direction to the business areas within the Customer Services Directorate, a team of circa 60, to ensure that external customer needs are identified and met, and that services delivered are effective, responsive, and focussed on improving service delivery for the end user
    • Lead the development and delivery of SYPTE Customer and Retail Strategies to include the migration of customers towards cost effective delivery channels and develop the residual skill base to enable the appropriate business development activities to take place
    • To encourage and develop innovative business related activities within the Directorate, and within SYPTE, to continually support the requirements of the external customer
    • Develop a culture of continuous improvement, change, and transformation, ensuring the organisation is adaptable and continually meets all current and emerging needs
    • Oversee SYPTE’s corporate performance management and reporting system, to ensure that it is informed by the views of SYPTE’s external partners, consistent with the evolution of the Combined Authority agenda and drives the delivery of SYPTE corporate priorities
    • Maintain and develop constructive and mutually beneficial working relationships with relevant Transport Operators, the Local Authorities, and other relevant local and national Government body to ensure delivery of Customer Service Section Business and Delivery Plan
    • Ensure the implementation of the Delivery Plans for the relevant strategies, and the frontline/operational service elements of all other strategies, in order that organisational objectives are met
    • Lead the development of customer relationship practice and systems in order to provide cost effective service and marketing opportunities to new and existing customers
    • In line with organisation priorities, ensuring that all activities within the Customer Services Directorate are directed towards the role of transport in supporting economic growth and regeneration strategies throughout the Sheffield City Region
    • Direct the development and delivery of the inter-operator ticketing schemes through the TravelMaster panel, and SYPTE’s wider Ticketing Strategy
    • To provide visible, inspirational leadership, combined with a positive, innovative, and forward thinking approach based upon a shared vision/common goals
    • Manage the effective utilisation of the department’s budget, to secure delivery of responsibilities outlined above
    • In conjunction with the Director of Public Transport, deputise in all areas of the Executive Director’s role in their absence, in order to ensure that a seamless service is maintained at all times

    The successful candidate will require the following:

    • A degree or equivalent level of professional attainment
    • Extensive experience in a similar management role, including managing a team of professional officers, and recent experience at a senior management/Director level
    • Good understanding of customer expectations and fundamentals within a customer-focused service culture
    • Excellent presentational skills, with the ability to present complex issues with clarity and provide appropriate solutions to issues and problems
    • Highly developed communication skills with the proven ability to strongly lead, influence, and challenge
    • Able to build a positive and influential relationship with stakeholder partners
    • Proven experience of delivering customer excellence in a service organisation, and with demonstrable positive impact, resulting in increased customer satisfaction
    • Proven experience in delivering complex projects and plans
    • Experience of identifying and acquiring appropriate funding streams
    • Ideally knowledge of the structure of the UK Public Transport Industry, including the roles and responsibilities of different organisations in both the public and private sectors

    Your leadership, and changer leadership expertise, will help to embed and promote a brand new culture and ethos within SYPTE and beyond, utilising positive partnerships with a diverse range of transport operators and strategic stakeholders.

    The ideas and energy you bring, and the results you deliver, will ensure you make a lasting impression, as well as affording the right candidate a great opportunity to take that next step at senior management level.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Director of Customer Services

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Marketing Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee are delighted to have been engaged as a retained recruitment partner to Giacom World Networks Ltd, to support them in the recruitment of a Marketing Director.

    Excellent package, plus Executives Performance Bonus scheme.

    Giacom is a long-established service provider delivering class-leading Internet-based hosted services since 1999. Based in Hessle, East Yorkshire, they have successfully built Europe’s largest cloud-services channel via their MessageStream brand.

    Giacom is one of only eight Microsoft 2-Tier CSP Partners in the UK, provisioning high-volume Office 365 and other cloud services to Giacom’s 3,700-strong reseller channel via its online cloud marketplace, with significant dominance in the SMB sector.

    In 2016, Giacom joined the LDC portfolio of companies through Private Equity investment. LDC (part of the Lloyds Banking Group) is Giacom's single largest shareholder, providing financial strength and stability, together with an aggressive plan for rapid growth in the years ahead.

    Due to this partnership, Giacom is now looking to appoint a Marketing Director to their Board and part of their Senior Leadership Team, to help drive performance, growth and direction of the Giacom brand and proposition. The Marketing Director will also head up the existing marketing team.

    Reporting into the CEO, the Marketing Director will be responsible for:

    • Creating and implementing the Marketing strategy in-line with group objectives and delivering positive results in line with overall targets and KPI’s
    • Manage all budget and forecasting, providing insight at board on CPA, CPL etc.
    • Provide guidance to Giacom and LDC on Marketing, Propositions, Sales and Partner strategies

    The Marketing Director will utilise the following marketing channels:

    • Online Marketing – including SEO, PPC, UX Site Review, Email Marketing, Social Media, Online Analysis
    • Brand Development – lead a brand review in-line with the current status and Giacom’s expected growth
    • Offline Marketing – utilise direct marketing activities, CRM and product / proposition development
    • Communications – PR and communications across trade and partner media
    • Acquisition Campaigns – targeted campaigns to attract and convert new partners
    • Retention Campaigns – continuous reviews of churn and activities to ensure value and loyalty

    Parkinson Lee would be keen to speak with candidates with the following skills and experiences:

    • Knowledge of a B2B services industry, preferable volume driven / partner channel.
    • Recent relevant Propositions / Product & innovation experience, leading strategic key changes and impacting sales performance
    • Excellent commercial awareness, with budgetary and KPI responsibilities
    • Ability to work at Board level, influencing stakeholders
    • Experience of coaching and motivating a marketing and sales team
    • Educated to degree level or CIM equivalent would be beneficial

    Parkinson Lee are working in a retained partnership with Giacom World Networks Ltd, on this recruitment process so please note, any 3rd party applicants will be forwarded directly to them.



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    Lee Bhandal is the Managing Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and board member of Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG). 

    Lee takes a lead role in running Parkinson|Lee and has over 18 years executive search experience recruiting for Board, Executive and Senior Management Level appointments. 

    Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

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  • Marketing Director Hessle

    Marketing Director

    Salary: Excellent Package, Executives Performance Bonus
    Location: Hessle
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-21150

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee are delighted to have been engaged as a retained recruitment partner to Giacom World Networks Ltd, to support them in the recruitment of a Marketing Director.

    Excellent package, plus Executives Performance Bonus scheme.

    Giacom is a long-established service provider delivering class-leading Internet-based hosted services since 1999. Based in Hessle, East Yorkshire, they have successfully built Europe’s largest cloud-services channel via their MessageStream brand.

    Giacom is one of only eight Microsoft 2-Tier CSP Partners in the UK, provisioning high-volume Office 365 and other cloud services to Giacom’s 3,700-strong reseller channel via its online cloud marketplace, with significant dominance in the SMB sector.

    In 2016, Giacom joined the LDC portfolio of companies through Private Equity investment. LDC (part of the Lloyds Banking Group) is Giacom's single largest shareholder, providing financial strength and stability, together with an aggressive plan for rapid growth in the years ahead.

    Due to this partnership, Giacom is now looking to appoint a Marketing Director to their Board and part of their Senior Leadership Team, to help drive performance, growth and direction of the Giacom brand and proposition. The Marketing Director will also head up the existing marketing team.

    Reporting into the CEO, the Marketing Director will be responsible for:

    • Creating and implementing the Marketing strategy in-line with group objectives and delivering positive results in line with overall targets and KPI’s
    • Manage all budget and forecasting, providing insight at board on CPA, CPL etc.
    • Provide guidance to Giacom and LDC on Marketing, Propositions, Sales and Partner strategies

    The Marketing Director will utilise the following marketing channels:

    • Online Marketing – including SEO, PPC, UX Site Review, Email Marketing, Social Media, Online Analysis
    • Brand Development – lead a brand review in-line with the current status and Giacom’s expected growth
    • Offline Marketing – utilise direct marketing activities, CRM and product / proposition development
    • Communications – PR and communications across trade and partner media
    • Acquisition Campaigns – targeted campaigns to attract and convert new partners
    • Retention Campaigns – continuous reviews of churn and activities to ensure value and loyalty

    Parkinson Lee would be keen to speak with candidates with the following skills and experiences:

    • Knowledge of a B2B services industry, preferable volume driven / partner channel.
    • Recent relevant Propositions / Product & innovation experience, leading strategic key changes and impacting sales performance
    • Excellent commercial awareness, with budgetary and KPI responsibilities
    • Ability to work at Board level, influencing stakeholders
    • Experience of coaching and motivating a marketing and sales team
    • Educated to degree level or CIM equivalent would be beneficial

    Parkinson Lee are working in a retained partnership with Giacom World Networks Ltd, on this recruitment process so please note, any 3rd party applicants will be forwarded directly to them.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Marketing Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [reference] => ESDO-21095
        [title] => Managing Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained partner to Liberty Steels Dalzell Ltd as they seek to appoint a Managing Director.

    Liberty House Group is an international business specialising in metals trading as well as the manufacture and distribution of steel and advanced engineering products. Operating across 30 countries around the world, its current turnover is approximately $4.2 billion and it employs c3,000 people.

    Liberty House Group has two main operating arms - Liberty Commodities, a comprehensive service provider to the global steel and metals industries & Liberty Industries which contains the majority of the groups manufacturing capacity.

    Within Liberty Industries, Liberty Steels has recently acquired a significant number of assets from the former Caparo Group as well as the Scottish assets from Tata Steel at Motherwell and Clydebridge. As a result of the acquisition, it has seen the iconic Dalzell plate mill re-commissioned and re-opened in September 2016.

    In order to drive the business through its next phase of development and growth we are looking to appoint a new Managing Director: a natural change agent and business leader who will drive through a programme of cultural and behavioural change to improve performance and efficiency's across both sites.

    Reporting to the CEO the successful candidate will oversee the operations at the 2 sites and will have full P&L responsibility for the business including:

    • Preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans to drive achievement of profit and EBITDA
    • Working collaboratively with the CEO and the divisional board to maximise business performance, market opportunities and stakeholder engagement
    • Ensuring the business strategy is communicated fully throughout the organisation, maintaining alignment and congruence across operations, engineering, finance, logistics, sales and other functional operational plans
    • Communicating and maintaining trusted relationships with stakeholders including national and local government, Trade Unions, regulatory authorities, customers and local communities
    • Acting as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile

    The successful candidate will be a proven Managing Director, General Manager, Operations Director or CEO with extensive experience gained within the engineering or metals manufacturing sector. You will possess outstanding leadership qualities with a passion for engaging and developing people. Highly commercial with strong financial acumen, a clear customer focus will be evident throughout your career to date. This will be combined with a collaborative approach, a resilient personality and a proven track record of driving Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement within your operations.
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  • Managing Director Motherwell

    Managing Director

    Salary: £90000 - £100000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits
    Location: Motherwell
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-21095

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained partner to Liberty Steels Dalzell Ltd as they seek to appoint a Managing Director.

    Liberty House Group is an international business specialising in metals trading as well as the manufacture and distribution of steel and advanced engineering products. Operating across 30 countries around the world, its current turnover is approximately $4.2 billion and it employs c3,000 people.

    Liberty House Group has two main operating arms - Liberty Commodities, a comprehensive service provider to the global steel and metals industries & Liberty Industries which contains the majority of the groups manufacturing capacity.

    Within Liberty Industries, Liberty Steels has recently acquired a significant number of assets from the former Caparo Group as well as the Scottish assets from Tata Steel at Motherwell and Clydebridge. As a result of the acquisition, it has seen the iconic Dalzell plate mill re-commissioned and re-opened in September 2016.

    In order to drive the business through its next phase of development and growth we are looking to appoint a new Managing Director: a natural change agent and business leader who will drive through a programme of cultural and behavioural change to improve performance and efficiency's across both sites.

    Reporting to the CEO the successful candidate will oversee the operations at the 2 sites and will have full P&L responsibility for the business including:

    • Preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans to drive achievement of profit and EBITDA
    • Working collaboratively with the CEO and the divisional board to maximise business performance, market opportunities and stakeholder engagement
    • Ensuring the business strategy is communicated fully throughout the organisation, maintaining alignment and congruence across operations, engineering, finance, logistics, sales and other functional operational plans
    • Communicating and maintaining trusted relationships with stakeholders including national and local government, Trade Unions, regulatory authorities, customers and local communities
    • Acting as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile

    The successful candidate will be a proven Managing Director, General Manager, Operations Director or CEO with extensive experience gained within the engineering or metals manufacturing sector. You will possess outstanding leadership qualities with a passion for engaging and developing people. Highly commercial with strong financial acumen, a clear customer focus will be evident throughout your career to date. This will be combined with a collaborative approach, a resilient personality and a proven track record of driving Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement within your operations.

    Apply

    Apply for Managing Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Managing Director 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained recruitment partner to an Off Grid energy business based in the UK, but part of a global group, as they look to enter the on grid market and appoint a Managing Director for the new business.

    The clear corporate objective of this business is to rapidly gather pace and scale within the Natural Gas on grid market place and expand this operation to both gas and power marketing within a period of 2 years.

    Reporting to the International Director of Business Development, the Managing Director will be responsible for the establishment and management of the new business unit tasked with supplying Natural Gas to these new customers.

    The key objectives of this role will be to:

    • Provide the leadership necessary to complete the successful set up of a fully staffed office able to support the investment plan approved by the Board
    • Provide the management experience needed to establish ‘best practice’ processes and systems aimed at providing the business with the necessary economies of scope and scale needed to ensure that it can compete on a cost to serve basis with all other competitors
    • Deliver success in accordance with the business plan’s agreed key performance indicators

    Specific responsibilities will include:

    Managing the delivery and revision of the Board approved business plan in accordance with the budgets and schedules agreed in that plan.

    Key aspects of this will include:

    • The establishment and set up of a working office, within the existing UK business facility
    • Working with the HR Department and third party agents, manage the recruitment process required to staff up all aspects of the new business’ operations; and
    • Create, implement and enforce the business processes and systems needed to support the start-up of the business and provide an auditable business process going forward.
    • Oversight and control of the day to day transactional business
    • Establishing a management team dedicated to ensure the processes and systems supporting the supply business offer the economies of scope and scale that ensure the supply business is never disadvantaged by its costs to serve
    • Participating actively in programs to integrate shared functions and knowledge with existing European group businesses at differing stages of Natural Gas Marketing deployment.
    • Support the organisation’s future acquisition plans in this market

    The successful candidate will be a highly entrepreneurial and dynamic business leader with a minimum of 5 years’ experience leading multi-disciplined teams in a UK energy (gas and or power) business.

    Having operated within the sector you will demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of the processes and systems needed to support the efficient delivery of an electricity or gas supply customer offering from Sales Support & Pricing and Wholesale strategies, Contract Validation & Registration, Customer Services and Billing & Collection.

    You will possess the personal credibility and gravitas needed to win executive management’s confidence and trust and demonstrate the ability to take responsibility and make decisions in an uncertain and time pressured environment.

    The role will afford the successful candidate the autonomy and responsibility of setting up a new and exciting business whilst having the backing of a financially strong and supportive global group. The role offers outstanding opportunity for further career development as the business looks to expand the new business internationally across Europe.


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    Lee Bhandal is the Managing Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and board member of Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG). 

    Lee takes a lead role in running Parkinson|Lee and has over 18 years executive search experience recruiting for Board, Executive and Senior Management Level appointments. 

    Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

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  • Managing Director South Yorkshire

    Managing Director

    Salary: £120000 - £140000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-20885

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained recruitment partner to an Off Grid energy business based in the UK, but part of a global group, as they look to enter the on grid market and appoint a Managing Director for the new business.

    The clear corporate objective of this business is to rapidly gather pace and scale within the Natural Gas on grid market place and expand this operation to both gas and power marketing within a period of 2 years.

    Reporting to the International Director of Business Development, the Managing Director will be responsible for the establishment and management of the new business unit tasked with supplying Natural Gas to these new customers.

    The key objectives of this role will be to:

    • Provide the leadership necessary to complete the successful set up of a fully staffed office able to support the investment plan approved by the Board
    • Provide the management experience needed to establish ‘best practice’ processes and systems aimed at providing the business with the necessary economies of scope and scale needed to ensure that it can compete on a cost to serve basis with all other competitors
    • Deliver success in accordance with the business plan’s agreed key performance indicators

    Specific responsibilities will include:

    Managing the delivery and revision of the Board approved business plan in accordance with the budgets and schedules agreed in that plan.

    Key aspects of this will include:

    • The establishment and set up of a working office, within the existing UK business facility
    • Working with the HR Department and third party agents, manage the recruitment process required to staff up all aspects of the new business’ operations; and
    • Create, implement and enforce the business processes and systems needed to support the start-up of the business and provide an auditable business process going forward.
    • Oversight and control of the day to day transactional business
    • Establishing a management team dedicated to ensure the processes and systems supporting the supply business offer the economies of scope and scale that ensure the supply business is never disadvantaged by its costs to serve
    • Participating actively in programs to integrate shared functions and knowledge with existing European group businesses at differing stages of Natural Gas Marketing deployment.
    • Support the organisation’s future acquisition plans in this market

    The successful candidate will be a highly entrepreneurial and dynamic business leader with a minimum of 5 years’ experience leading multi-disciplined teams in a UK energy (gas and or power) business.

    Having operated within the sector you will demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of the processes and systems needed to support the efficient delivery of an electricity or gas supply customer offering from Sales Support & Pricing and Wholesale strategies, Contract Validation & Registration, Customer Services and Billing & Collection.

    You will possess the personal credibility and gravitas needed to win executive management’s confidence and trust and demonstrate the ability to take responsibility and make decisions in an uncertain and time pressured environment.

    The role will afford the successful candidate the autonomy and responsibility of setting up a new and exciting business whilst having the backing of a financially strong and supportive global group. The role offers outstanding opportunity for further career development as the business looks to expand the new business internationally across Europe.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Managing Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Finance Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained partner to Keepmoat Homes Ltd as they seek to appoint a Finance Director – Yorkshire region. Keepmoat Homes Ltd is part of the £1bn turnover Keepmoat Group and is a Top 10 UK Housing & Construction business.

    Reporting to the Regional Managing Director & company Finance Director an outstanding opportunity has now arisen within Keepmoat Homes for a Finance Director – Yorkshire region. The region currently operates at 500 units p.a. with a turnover of c£70m and a profit of £7m per annum. The role will take full responsibility for ensuring the financial integrity of the region through strong financial and commercial controls of all aspects of the business. In addition, you will be responsible for delivering profitability and cash management to budget and 5-year business plan, as the region continues to grow.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    • Proactive member of the regional board
    • Key point of contact for the central finance function
    • Coordinate and deliver the annual budget
    • Oversee the preparation of monthly management accounts – P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow statement
    • Oversee the preparation of reliable monthly profit & cash forecasts
    • Understand and improve the working capital cycle of the sites and region, enhancing the cash balance and profile
    • Chair a detailed monthly review of the cost to complete reports produced by commercial team
    • Ensure Capex submissions are comprehensive, accurate and timely
    • Deliver regular 5-year plan updates for the region
    • Underpin the financial integrity of the regional business
    • Develop risk management processes and ensuring consistency
    • Attend Joint Venture board meetings
    • Key point of contact for both internal and external contacts
    • Responsible for ensuring the financial robustness of bids submitted by the region
    • Deputise for the Managing Director when required

    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with a strong technical background focussed equally around P&L and balance sheet management. In addition, you will be used to operating in a senior commercial finance role and supporting/challenging the wider management team. This is an ideal role for either a highly ambitious and driven Finance Director from within the house building sector who is able to deliver high performance or a Finance Director who has a proven track record within an SME business and is now seeking a new challenge and a rare opportunity to learn a new sector.
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  • Finance Director Rotherham

    Finance Director

    Salary: £80000 - £90000 Per Annum + Car + 100% Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Rotherham
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-21078

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained partner to Keepmoat Homes Ltd as they seek to appoint a Finance Director – Yorkshire region. Keepmoat Homes Ltd is part of the £1bn turnover Keepmoat Group and is a Top 10 UK Housing & Construction business.

    Reporting to the Regional Managing Director & company Finance Director an outstanding opportunity has now arisen within Keepmoat Homes for a Finance Director – Yorkshire region. The region currently operates at 500 units p.a. with a turnover of c£70m and a profit of £7m per annum. The role will take full responsibility for ensuring the financial integrity of the region through strong financial and commercial controls of all aspects of the business. In addition, you will be responsible for delivering profitability and cash management to budget and 5-year business plan, as the region continues to grow.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    • Proactive member of the regional board
    • Key point of contact for the central finance function
    • Coordinate and deliver the annual budget
    • Oversee the preparation of monthly management accounts – P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow statement
    • Oversee the preparation of reliable monthly profit & cash forecasts
    • Understand and improve the working capital cycle of the sites and region, enhancing the cash balance and profile
    • Chair a detailed monthly review of the cost to complete reports produced by commercial team
    • Ensure Capex submissions are comprehensive, accurate and timely
    • Deliver regular 5-year plan updates for the region
    • Underpin the financial integrity of the regional business
    • Develop risk management processes and ensuring consistency
    • Attend Joint Venture board meetings
    • Key point of contact for both internal and external contacts
    • Responsible for ensuring the financial robustness of bids submitted by the region
    • Deputise for the Managing Director when required

    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with a strong technical background focussed equally around P&L and balance sheet management. In addition, you will be used to operating in a senior commercial finance role and supporting/challenging the wider management team. This is an ideal role for either a highly ambitious and driven Finance Director from within the house building sector who is able to deliver high performance or a Finance Director who has a proven track record within an SME business and is now seeking a new challenge and a rare opportunity to learn a new sector.

    Apply

    Apply for Finance Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [reference] => ESDO-21052
        [title] => Operations Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained partner to Careport Advisory Services as they seek to appoint an Operations Director – Core Portfolio. The company currently employs over 60 staff across various disciplines and is responsible for c70 care homes and c3,000 staff within these homes across the UK.

    Careport Advisory Services Limited is a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, vibrant and forward looking organisation. It has a clear vision for the future, which is informed by its core values and the care needs of residents across a range of care services, usually in distress, that they are asked to improve to a high standard within an acceptable timetable. The business has 3 distinct areas:

    Core Portfolio

    Currently operates a large number of nationwide “stressed” care homes that they are tasked with quickly stabilising and successfully turning around both in terms of care standards and financial performance within agreed budgets.

    Investment Portfolio

    Currently operates a large number of nationwide care homes that they are tasked with operating and growing the business for. They are also tasked in maintaining and where possible improving care standards and financial performance within agreed budgets.

    Advisory Services

    Supports their investment and operating clients with advisory services such as recruitment services, regulatory compliance services and varying due diligence and advisory roles to care home businesses both in the private, public and not for profit sectors

    The Operations Director – Core Portfolio reports to the Chief executive and is responsible for:


    • Developing and delivering of high quality turnaround plans of stressed care home businesses and services achieved through the involvement of direct reports and through collaboration with external partners
    • Involvement in setting appropriate financial targets and requirements and ensuring delivery
    • Ensuring the Operations team deliver the care quality and business cash-flow objectives
    • Achieving acceptable levels of staffing numbers, reduce staff vacancies and ensure minimal levels of agency staff
    • Ensuring that company priorities and requirements are delivered to reflect professional and exemplar services in support of the company’s status as one of the largest care home consultancy businesses in the UK
    • Working with external agencies at strategic level, in support of mutually beneficial approaches to care, commissioning and market development
    • Registered Responsible Person for the Care Quality Commission for the Core Portfolio in respect of all care and meeting the regulatory requirements of this role with the CQC
    • Targeting growth through extending current markets and client base
    • Ensuring high standards are achieved and maintained within an acceptable timetable
    • Working to comply with statutory/regulatory requirements relevant to health and safety, fire risk, legionella, COSSH and all other equipment, property and environment standards
    • A key member of the senior management team delivering Careport’s strategic plan
    • Raising the profile and reputation of the Company by working closely with partners in the local health and social care economy
    • Producing professional, detailed, accurate and timely reports for the care home services you are responsible for
    • Detailing weekly analysis and monthly analysis of achievement to turnaround plans, financial targets, variance in strategy and other analysis where required
    • Developing Key Performance Indicators for Operational Services and to provide comprehensive monthly reports to our clients, the Chief Executive and the Board as required
    • Developing the Company’s existing operational and partnership frameworks to ensure these work to always serve the Company objectives at all times.
    • Overseeing with other Directors systems used throughout the organisation to ensure customer and staff safety is compliant with governance requirements and health and safety legislation


    The successful candidate will be a qualified RGN or RMN who possesses a minimum 5 years’ experience gained at board level within the care home sector. You will be a commercially, financially and operationally astute individual who is driven, enthusiastic, committed and has a genuine care & passion for the sector. This is an outstanding career opportunity for someone who wishes to be a key influence in shaping the future of an entrepreneurial and fast growing business.
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  • Operations Director Matlock

    Operations Director

    Salary: £70000 - £80000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: Matlock
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-21052

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are acting as retained partner to Careport Advisory Services as they seek to appoint an Operations Director – Core Portfolio. The company currently employs over 60 staff across various disciplines and is responsible for c70 care homes and c3,000 staff within these homes across the UK.

    Careport Advisory Services Limited is a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, vibrant and forward looking organisation. It has a clear vision for the future, which is informed by its core values and the care needs of residents across a range of care services, usually in distress, that they are asked to improve to a high standard within an acceptable timetable. The business has 3 distinct areas:

    Core Portfolio

    Currently operates a large number of nationwide “stressed” care homes that they are tasked with quickly stabilising and successfully turning around both in terms of care standards and financial performance within agreed budgets.

    Investment Portfolio

    Currently operates a large number of nationwide care homes that they are tasked with operating and growing the business for. They are also tasked in maintaining and where possible improving care standards and financial performance within agreed budgets.

    Advisory Services

    Supports their investment and operating clients with advisory services such as recruitment services, regulatory compliance services and varying due diligence and advisory roles to care home businesses both in the private, public and not for profit sectors

    The Operations Director – Core Portfolio reports to the Chief executive and is responsible for:

    • Developing and delivering of high quality turnaround plans of stressed care home businesses and services achieved through the involvement of direct reports and through collaboration with external partners
    • Involvement in setting appropriate financial targets and requirements and ensuring delivery
    • Ensuring the Operations team deliver the care quality and business cash-flow objectives
    • Achieving acceptable levels of staffing numbers, reduce staff vacancies and ensure minimal levels of agency staff
    • Ensuring that company priorities and requirements are delivered to reflect professional and exemplar services in support of the company’s status as one of the largest care home consultancy businesses in the UK
    • Working with external agencies at strategic level, in support of mutually beneficial approaches to care, commissioning and market development
    • Registered Responsible Person for the Care Quality Commission for the Core Portfolio in respect of all care and meeting the regulatory requirements of this role with the CQC
    • Targeting growth through extending current markets and client base
    • Ensuring high standards are achieved and maintained within an acceptable timetable
    • Working to comply with statutory/regulatory requirements relevant to health and safety, fire risk, legionella, COSSH and all other equipment, property and environment standards
    • A key member of the senior management team delivering Careport’s strategic plan
    • Raising the profile and reputation of the Company by working closely with partners in the local health and social care economy
    • Producing professional, detailed, accurate and timely reports for the care home services you are responsible for
    • Detailing weekly analysis and monthly analysis of achievement to turnaround plans, financial targets, variance in strategy and other analysis where required
    • Developing Key Performance Indicators for Operational Services and to provide comprehensive monthly reports to our clients, the Chief Executive and the Board as required
    • Developing the Company’s existing operational and partnership frameworks to ensure these work to always serve the Company objectives at all times.
    • Overseeing with other Directors systems used throughout the organisation to ensure customer and staff safety is compliant with governance requirements and health and safety legislation

    The successful candidate will be a qualified RGN or RMN who possesses a minimum 5 years’ experience gained at board level within the care home sector. You will be a commercially, financially and operationally astute individual who is driven, enthusiastic, committed and has a genuine care & passion for the sector. This is an outstanding career opportunity for someone who wishes to be a key influence in shaping the future of an entrepreneurial and fast growing business.

    Apply

    Apply for Operations Director

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

    Close

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    Remuneration Details

    Education

    Geographical Preferences

    About You

    Please note
    We review every CV submitted in detail. We will confirm we have received your personal information by email and ensure your details are added to our network of executives. One of our team will contact you should we need any additional information or to discuss suitable roles as they arise.

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        [title] => Chief Financial Officer
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be acting as exclusive recruitment partners to Fresenius Medical Care in the search to appoint a Chief Financial Officer.

    Fresenius is a global healthcare group offering high-quality products and services for dialysis, hospitals, and outpatient treatment. With over 200,000 employees in more than 100 countries around the globe, and annual sales exceeding €25 billion, Fresenius is one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.
    Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading provider of products and services for people with chronic kidney failure. Globally the business has over 100,000 staff with an annual turnover in excess of $15.8 billion.

    Fresenius Medical Care UK is the largest independent provider of dialysis care in the UK with a turnover approaching £140million. The business is comprised of two divisions; Clinics (Nephrocare) and Products.
    The Clinics Division, Fresenius Medical Care Renal Services Ltd, provides high quality care for NHS patients, close to where they live, through a network of over 50 dialysis clinics. They have worked in partnership with the NHS for over 20 years, where clinical care is shared between NHS nephrologists at the main hospital renal unit and their nurse-led dialysis clinics.

    The Products Division, Fresenius Medical Care (UK) Ltd, distributes innovative products and equipment, including machines, dialysers and all the required consumables for kidney patients in hospital, dialysis clinics or at home. They also provide a range of product support services.
    The business has recently undertaken a significant reorganisation to create consistency and efficiency across its operations and to facilitate its future development plan. This has resulted in a new opportunity for a Chief Financial Officer (UK & Ireland), a board appointment which is central to Fresenius achieving these goals.

    Operating as part of the UK & Ireland executive board and with a direct reporting line into group finance, key responsibilities will include:
    • Leading the finance, accounting, controlling, purchasing and logistics teams, ensuring the integrity of all aspects of the financial management of the business
    • Partnering with UK & Ireland business leaders, providing high quality financial data and insight to inform and underpin the management and control of the business
    • Developing capability within those teams, enhancing the partnership between finance and the business at all levels. Building trust in and credibility of teams by ensuring they deliver high quality advice, analysis and service
    • Ensuring that effective finance systems and rigorous controls are in place, compliant with all relevant local and international regulation and that the requirements of all appropriate statutory bodies are met. Partnering with international colleagues to provide accurate and timely reporting and to deliver business-wide projects and initiatives
    • Enhancing overall financial performance of the business by increasing efficiency.
    • Identifying, qualifying and executing commercial opportunities in partnership with board colleagues to deliver growth and achieve business goals
    The successful candidate will be a qualified finance leader with previous experience gained within dynamic international businesses, delivering organisational change, operational improvement and business growth.
    You will be possess a high level of intellect demonstrated by academic and professional achievement with sophisticated influencing and leadership skills with the ability to achieve complex outcomes through teams, peers and partners. In addition, you will be highly credible with board colleagues, team members and customers and demonstrate broad commercial acumen founded upon extensive skills in financial planning, controlling, analysis and reporting. You will be an individual of high integrity and have a passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.

    Please note, Parkinson Lee Executive Search are acting as exclusive partners to Fresenius Medical Care and as such any unsolicited third party cv's will be forwarded to them.
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    Lee Bhandal is the Managing Partner at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search and board member of Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd (ERG). 

    Lee takes a lead role in running Parkinson|Lee and has over 18 years executive search experience recruiting for Board, Executive and Senior Management Level appointments. 

    Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

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  • Chief Financial Officer Huthwaite

    Chief Financial Officer

    Salary: £100000 - £120000 Per Annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Huthwaite
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-20475

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be acting as exclusive recruitment partners to Fresenius Medical Care in the search to appoint a Chief Financial Officer.
    Fresenius is a global healthcare group offering high-quality products and services for dialysis, hospitals, and outpatient treatment. With over 200,000 employees in more than 100 countries around the globe, and annual sales exceeding €25 billion, Fresenius is one of the world’s leading healthcare companies.
    Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading provider of products and services for people with chronic kidney failure. Globally the business has over 100,000 staff with an annual turnover in excess of $15.8 billion.

    Fresenius Medical Care UK is the largest independent provider of dialysis care in the UK with a turnover approaching £140million. The business is comprised of two divisions; Clinics (Nephrocare) and Products.
    The Clinics Division, Fresenius Medical Care Renal Services Ltd, provides high quality care for NHS patients, close to where they live, through a network of over 50 dialysis clinics. They have worked in partnership with the NHS for over 20 years, where clinical care is shared between NHS nephrologists at the main hospital renal unit and their nurse-led dialysis clinics.

    The Products Division, Fresenius Medical Care (UK) Ltd, distributes innovative products and equipment, including machines, dialysers and all the required consumables for kidney patients in hospital, dialysis clinics or at home. They also provide a range of product support services.
    The business has recently undertaken a significant reorganisation to create consistency and efficiency across its operations and to facilitate its future development plan. This has resulted in a new opportunity for a Chief Financial Officer (UK & Ireland), a board appointment which is central to Fresenius achieving these goals.

    Operating as part of the UK & Ireland executive board and with a direct reporting line into group finance, key responsibilities will include:
    • Leading the finance, accounting, controlling, purchasing and logistics teams, ensuring the integrity of all aspects of the financial management of the business
    • Partnering with UK & Ireland business leaders, providing high quality financial data and insight to inform and underpin the management and control of the business
    • Developing capability within those teams, enhancing the partnership between finance and the business at all levels. Building trust in and credibility of teams by ensuring they deliver high quality advice, analysis and service
    • Ensuring that effective finance systems and rigorous controls are in place, compliant with all relevant local and international regulation and that the requirements of all appropriate statutory bodies are met. Partnering with international colleagues to provide accurate and timely reporting and to deliver business-wide projects and initiatives
    • Enhancing overall financial performance of the business by increasing efficiency.
    • Identifying, qualifying and executing commercial opportunities in partnership with board colleagues to deliver growth and achieve business goals
    The successful candidate will be a qualified finance leader with previous experience gained within dynamic international businesses, delivering organisational change, operational improvement and business growth.
    You will be possess a high level of intellect demonstrated by academic and professional achievement with sophisticated influencing and leadership skills with the ability to achieve complex outcomes through teams, peers and partners. In addition, you will be highly credible with board colleagues, team members and customers and demonstrate broad commercial acumen founded upon extensive skills in financial planning, controlling, analysis and reporting. You will be an individual of high integrity and have a passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.

    Please note, Parkinson Lee Executive Search are acting as exclusive partners to Fresenius Medical Care and as such any unsolicited third party cv's will be forwarded to them.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal
    Lee Bhandal

    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Chief Financial Officer

    Please note that any information provided here will be treated in the strictest of confidence

    Thank you for registering your interest, we will be in touch soon.

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        [title] => Finance Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are delighted to be working exclusively with a £20million turnover division of a world leading manufacturing group, in their search for a technically astute Finance Director.

    Reporting to the local MD and Group CFO, this role ensures the overall effective financial management and reporting for the Business, actively contributing towards the financial planning and strategic growth of the organisation, as a key member of the Strategic Management Team; absolute integrity and ethics are vital in this position.

    The position is key in providing a strong link with the parent company, ensuring that open and honest communications exist.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •Lead all finance-related business activities and to professionally manage all financial transactions
    •Report in accordance with all relevant GAAP, Group and legislative requirements
    •Support the Senior Leadership Team in the day-to-day running of the company, as well as providing a strong contribution towards the strategic development of the company
    •Drive improvement in business performance through the provision of effective cost control, monitoring and reporting systems, with particular emphasis on cash-flow and profitability
    •Take ownership of all business administration processes
    •Evaluate and approve financial contractual matters, including bid proposals and order acceptance
    •Evaluate and advise on business improvement initiatives
    •Contribute to strategic developments, including acquisitions and due diligence
    •Manage a small team with Finance, Shipping and General Admin responsibilities
    •Manage the Finance team responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll
    •Drive and support compliance and ethical processes and behaviours through the business
    •Prepare all Financial Accounts to review stage, including full transactional review
    •Responsible for accurate P&L reporting to US parent company
    •Lead and co-ordinate the Annual Budget process
    •Ensure HMRC compliance
    •Ensure all internal and external reporting requirements are met and to co-ordinate with the external and internal Audit teams
    •Responsible for hedge accounting, including liaising with bank, setting up new contracts in line with business demand, monitoring and reviewing current contracts



    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who is an experienced, credible and high-performing Finance Director with a proven track record of success gained in a manufacturing division of a larger international group. You will be experienced and knowledgeable in international trading (ideally in the US and Asia) Possess a good grasp of macro-economic trends. Demonstrate excellent attention to detail and time management skills. Be a strong team player and people manager.
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  • Finance Director Sheffield

    Finance Director

    Salary: £75000 - £80000 Per Annum + 25% Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESDO-20801

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are delighted to be working exclusively with a £20million turnover division of a world leading manufacturing group, in their search for a technically astute Finance Director.

    Reporting to the local MD and Group CFO, this role ensures the overall effective financial management and reporting for the Business, actively contributing towards the financial planning and strategic growth of the organisation, as a key member of the Strategic Management Team; absolute integrity and ethics are vital in this position.

    The position is key in providing a strong link with the parent company, ensuring that open and honest communications exist.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •Lead all finance-related business activities and to professionally manage all financial transactions
    •Report in accordance with all relevant GAAP, Group and legislative requirements
    •Support the Senior Leadership Team in the day-to-day running of the company, as well as providing a strong contribution towards the strategic development of the company
    •Drive improvement in business performance through the provision of effective cost control, monitoring and reporting systems, with particular emphasis on cash-flow and profitability
    •Take ownership of all business administration processes
    •Evaluate and approve financial contractual matters, including bid proposals and order acceptance
    •Evaluate and advise on business improvement initiatives
    •Contribute to strategic developments, including acquisitions and due diligence
    •Manage a small team with Finance, Shipping and General Admin responsibilities
    •Manage the Finance team responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll
    •Drive and support compliance and ethical processes and behaviours through the business
    •Prepare all Financial Accounts to review stage, including full transactional review
    •Responsible for accurate P&L reporting to US parent company
    •Lead and co-ordinate the Annual Budget process
    •Ensure HMRC compliance
    •Ensure all internal and external reporting requirements are met and to co-ordinate with the external and internal Audit teams
    •Responsible for hedge accounting, including liaising with bank, setting up new contracts in line with business demand, monitoring and reviewing current contracts

    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who is an experienced, credible and high-performing Finance Director with a proven track record of success gained in a manufacturing division of a larger international group. You will be experienced and knowledgeable in international trading (ideally in the US and Asia) Possess a good grasp of macro-economic trends. Demonstrate excellent attention to detail and time management skills. Be a strong team player and people manager.

    Apply

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    • Ensure that the interests of the members are protected at all times
    • Facilitate appropriate standards of Corporate Governance, with full awareness of the Regulators requirements
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    • Ensure that the Society’s dealings with the regulator are carried out in an open, accurate and timely manner, disclosing as appropriate any information which the FCA or PRA would reasonably expect.
    • Ensure that the Society’s assets are managed with prudence, integrity and adequate professional skill on the members’ behalf
    • Foster good working relationships between the Board and the Society’s management,
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    The successful candidate will be a commercially astute business leader with a proven track record of success within the regulated financial services sector. Applications are invited from existing business leaders or individuals looking to move into their first CEO role, possibly from a sales, marketing, commercial or finance background.
    You will have extensive knowledge and experience of financial services, including regulations, and sales and marketing strategies, including digital marketing.
    You will be a dynamic, forward thinking individual and combine first rate inter personal, influencing and leadership ability with the willingness to “roll the sleeves up” when necessary, to drive both the operational and strategic direction of the society.

    This assignment is being handled exclusively by Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee Executive Search and as such any third party unsolicited cv’s will be forwarded to him.
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    Lee has an outstanding reputation for service delivery and has built a professional network that is second to none across the region. Lee was also part of the group board team that successfully completed the MBO of ERG.

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  • Chief Executive Officer Wakefield

    Chief Executive Officer

    Salary: £95000 - £100000 Per Annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Wakefield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-20445

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be working in retained partnership with Kingston Unity Friendly Society in the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer.

    With a head office in Wakefield, Kingston Unity has provided savings and protection products for its members since 1840. They are a thriving mutual organisation with assets of circa £106 million and over 100,000 members throughout Britain. The Society, which celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2015, is experiencing continued growth after seeing a significant increase in assets for the fourth straight year.
    Specifically, assets have grown markedly from £51.6m in 2011 to £97.79m in 2014 and now approximately £106m. Similarly, premium income rose dramatically from £1.8million in 2011 to £17.7mllion, as announced in 2014’s financial results.
    The current Chief Executive Officer has recently announced his retirement and is set to leave the society at the end of August 2016. During his seven-year tenure there has been a significant period of growth and ambitious plans for the future are in place.

    This means an outstanding opportunity has arisen for a new CEO to spearhead the future development and strategic direction of the organisation.

    Responsible to the committee of management, the CEO will:

    • Lead the development and evolution of business strategy and policy, gaining support of the Committee of Management, to meet the stated business objectives, and put in place plans, budgets, and resources to best ensure successful implementation
    • Lead the development of the Society’s marketing brand, and culture and values
    • Ensure all Communications with Members of the society fit with the culture and standards
    • Oversee all the Society’s main functions, ensuring alignment with overall business strategy eg sales and marketing strategy
    • Liaise with the Society’s professional advisers to support achievement of strategic objectives, and manage corporate risk
    • Prepare the Society’s 5-year strategic plan (Corporate Plan) and, in conjunction with the Committee of Management, review and monitor it, at least annually
    • Prepare the Society’s annual Business Plan and budgets, in line with the 5-year plan, for approval by the Committee of Management
    • Present appropriate business plans for significant changes, and new initiatives
    • Create a culture and environment that motivates, and rewards discretionary effort, and fosters excellent internal and external service, ensuring a cooperative, professional, friendly working environment
    • Ensure the necessary structure, and properly skilled and trained resources, are in place to meet the stated business objectives, supported by appropriate coaching, development and successions plans
    • Create a true membership-based business with open member dialogue and fair representation, so that members’ interests and views are properly considered in our business planning
    • Ensure that the interests of the members are protected at all times
    • Facilitate appropriate standards of Corporate Governance, with full awareness of the Regulators requirements
    • Ensure that the business of the Society complies with the relevant requirements and standards of the regulatory system, and that records are maintained in order to fulfil all regulatory and statutory obligations
    • Ensure that the Society’s dealings with the regulator are carried out in an open, accurate and timely manner, disclosing as appropriate any information which the FCA or PRA would reasonably expect.
    • Ensure that the Society’s assets are managed with prudence, integrity and adequate professional skill on the members’ behalf
    • Foster good working relationships between the Board and the Society’s management,
    ensuring that the interests of all members are always considered when decisions are taken

    The successful candidate will be a commercially astute business leader with a proven track record of success within the regulated financial services sector. Applications are invited from existing business leaders or individuals looking to move into their first CEO role, possibly from a sales, marketing, commercial or finance background.
    You will have extensive knowledge and experience of financial services, including regulations, and sales and marketing strategies, including digital marketing.
    You will be a dynamic, forward thinking individual and combine first rate inter personal, influencing and leadership ability with the willingness to “roll the sleeves up” when necessary, to drive both the operational and strategic direction of the society.

    This assignment is being handled exclusively by Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee Executive Search and as such any third party unsolicited cv’s will be forwarded to him.

    Apply

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    Lee Bhandal
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    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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    Apply for Chief Executive Officer

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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be working with a £30m t/o innovative food manufacturer who supply the major retailers across the UK. The business is about to embark upon a major turnaround programme and as such they seek to appoint an experienced finance professional who can parachute into the business at very short notice.

    Working closely with Managing Director you will be responsible for the creation and delivery of the turnaround plan which will include:

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    •Identification of cost saving opportunities across the business
    •Labour rates analysis
    •Review of all budgets and forecasts
    •Daily, weekly, monthly cashflow management

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    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who possesses extensive turnaround experience gained within FMCG organisations and the implementation of change against a background of tight financial constraints. You will be immediately available and used to hands-on operational involvement across the business.
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  • Interim Finance Director North West London

    Interim Finance Director

    Salary: £500 - £650 Per Day
    Location: North West London
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESDO-20158

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to be working with a £30m t/o innovative food manufacturer who supply the major retailers across the UK. The business is about to embark upon a major turnaround programme and as such they seek to appoint an experienced finance professional who can parachute into the business at very short notice.

    Working closely with Managing Director you will be responsible for the creation and delivery of the turnaround plan which will include:

    •Analysis of production/operational performance and delivering improvement suggestions to senior management team
    •Identification of cost saving opportunities across the business
    •Labour rates analysis
    •Review of all budgets and forecasts
    •Daily, weekly, monthly cashflow management

    Key Skills and Experience:

    The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant who possesses extensive turnaround experience gained within FMCG organisations and the implementation of change against a background of tight financial constraints. You will be immediately available and used to hands-on operational involvement across the business.

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Our success is based on a straightforward and transparent approach at all stages of every search

Parkinson|Lee have an impressive and successful track record of completing search assignments across the region, please see below a selection of recently completed assignments.  For more information on any of these campaigns or to discuss an impending requirement please contact Parkinson|Lee on 01709 303 330.

  • Kingston Unity Friendly Society - Chairman

    Our relatively small Financial Services organisation recently had the task of finding a new CEO to take over from the previous incumbent who was retiring. As a small mutual, we had specific requirements, requiring a CEO with broad experience, but primarily one that could drive a small but ambitious business forward, with the appropriate business & marketing acumen & expertise. Clearly finding the right person was vital for our business to succeed in the future.

    We short-listed a number of recruitment agencies & formed a sub committee of 3 NED's who met with Lee after he had received our brief. He immediately demonstrated he had a good understanding of our business & business model, & that he fully grasped our requirements. In fact he helped us formulate the key attributes from the job spec we had provided. We were all impressed & unanimously decide to use Parkinson Lee.

    Lee then outlined the likely timetable for short-listing candidates for first & second interviews, which I must admit I felt was slightly ambitious. However the timetable was virtually met, and more importantly, every candidate submitted (6 in all) had the capabilities to do a really good job as our CEO. We were impressed & delighted by the calibre of candidates submitted. We've completed our selection & we are awaiting our new CEO to complete his notice period before joining us in the new year. The whole process will have taken just 5 months, including a 3-month notice period. That's about as good as we had hoped for.

    I personally worked closely with Lee, and found him always to be professional, readily available, responsive, & informative - all of his suggestions were well reasoned and adopted.

    Therefore I have no hesitation in recommending Lee for any Executive search, including the "top job", as was the case with our recruitment.

    Rob Edwards - Chairman of Kingston Unity 

  • Nationwide Hygiene Group - Chief Executive Officer

    We recently engaged Parkinson Lee to undertake an executive search and selection process to replace the role of Chief Executive Officer in our company. Their efficiency and professionalism in executing the task was first class. Lee Bhandal handled the search and managed to produce an excellent shortlist of candidates for interview from an initial applicant list of over 300 individuals and an offer has now been made and accepted for the role. 

    We were particularly impressed with the quality of the detailed job profile that was produced by Parkinson Lee which we believe attracted not only the large response received but also the high calibre of respondents for this important role. 

    We would have no hesitation in recommending Parkinson Lee to any prospective client. 

    David Scholes

    Chief Executive Officer 

  • Kingston Unity Friendly Society - Chief Executive Officer
  • CrystecPharma - Chief Executive Officer

    CrystecPharma is a start-up company focused on enhancing the performance of pharmaceutical products. We have a strong management team, operating across the UK and China, individually with good business track records.

    We therefore required a highly experienced and credible business mentor, who could work well with senior people, provide support, yet have the confidence and credentials to challenge where necessary. Phil has been an outstanding mentor over the past year. He has an engaging style, strong intellect, a breadth of experience across sectors, and he operates with a high degree of professional integrity.

    He has helped us to hold our course and maintain focus in difficult trading conditions, whilst encouraging us to be open to new opportunities, individually and as a business. He has been an excellent source of new ideas and contacts for the company. Whilst we have much to do, I am sure that Crystec is on a more firm footing as a consequence of Phil’s support. He has been a genuine pleasure to work with, and I commend him to you without reservation.

    Paul Thorning - CEO

  • Berryman Glass Recycling - Chief Executive Officer

    Dean Outram is an outstanding search consultant who specialises in executive & board level appointments. His professionalism, network of contacts and ability to provide creative solutions for the roles I have engaged him to work on make Dean a market leader. I have no hesitation in recommending Dean and Parkinson|Lee Executive Search

    Mark Wilson - Chief Executive Officer 

  • WDS Component Parts Ltd - Managing Director

    "Knowing that you need the brightest and the best individuals to drive your business forward is one thing, being able to reflect upon successful appointments made and  attribute them to the work done by your chosen Executive Search partner is quite another.

    WDS Component Parts Ltd have been fully catered for by the depth of experience and services provided by Dean Outram and Parkinson Lee Executive Search, who have taken the stress out of searching for high class employees capable of driving business change.

    For those serious about making a real difference to their business, Dean Outram and Parkinson Lee Executive Search come highly recommended”

    Peter Crowder - Managing Director

  • Hargreaves Industrial Services - Managing Director

    We approached Parkinson Lee for the recruitment of a Finance Director on recommendation from a colleague. Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner, met with us personally to discuss our requirement. Lee was easy to deal with; approachable, efficient, reliable and knowledgeable, he listened and took on board our specific requirements. The CVs we were provided with matched our requirement in terms of experience and qualifications, having chosen 6 for interview, we were not disappointed to also find a match in personality requirements. Our successful candidate has now joined the business and settled in well. I would personally recommend Parkinson Lee for high level recruitment and look forward to working with Lee in the future.

    Julie Haynes - Managing Director

  • UK Coal Plc - Human Resources Director

    Working as Human Resources Director for UK Coal Plc whilst the company was delivering a challenging financial turnaround, I struggled to attract candidates for key business critical roles. Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search was recommended to me by a member of the Board as a highly credible and well respected Executive Search Consultant, with the ability to understand the sector in which the organisation operated.

    He quickly grasped the organisational strategy, performance goals (some linked to government), market factors and essentially how to translate it all into an attractive proposition for candidates.

    Lee’s candidate search, analysis and assessments resulted in a shortlist of individuals with superb professional, technical and commercial capabilities, who were all fully briefed and engaged in the process.

    Several executive appointments were made across the Group from Lee’s recommendations, greatly strengthening the function and the organization structure at this critical time.

    I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee to any organisation looking to strength there senior management team via a search specialist.

    Gail Wright – Human Resources Director 

  • Tata Steel - Head of Recruitment

    I've engaged Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search on a number of search assignments across a range of disciplines. He demonstrates all the skills of his profession - clear market knowledge, deep understanding of the brief, breadth of sourcing skills and a clear commitment to delivery and adding value. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lee and Parkinson|Lee to any business looking to make a senior appointment.


    Dave Scott - Head of Recruitment (UK)

     

  • Eaton Electrical Systems Limited - Finance Director

    Dean has been an absolute pleasure to work with in my job search, resulting in me being placed in a role that directly matches my skill-set. He worked tirelessly behind the scenes on my behalf, from securing the initial interview to the final acceptance of offer. Dean's dedication, attention to detail and comprehensive post-interview follow-up were outstanding.

    I have since started to work with Dean and his team as a client and found their service to be equally impressive.

    I look forward to continuing to work with Dean and would recommend his services without hesitation.

    Lal Amarasekara - Finance Director at Eaton Electrical Systems Limited

  • James Heal - Finance Director

    We were recently looking to appoint a Finance Director based at our Head Office in Halifax.

    We approached a number of Executive Search consultants including Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on the back of a recommendation. We were immediately impressed with Lee’s professionalism, understanding of our brief and the in-depth knowledge and experience of the market he demonstrated at our initial meeting.

    We awarded Parkinson Lee the mandate and I have to say we were delighted with both the process and the result.
    Lee worked closely with us at the outset to define the role profile and then committed fully to the search, keeping us in the loop throughout the search.

    The process took just over 5 weeks as agreed at the outset and we were impressed with the quality of all shortlisted candidates, and in particular the candidate that we hired as a result. The shortlist once again highlight Lee’s detailed understanding of both our business and the brief.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Lee Bhandal and Parkinson Lee Executive Search to any fellow HRD or Business Leader looking to make an executive appointment.

    Karen Baldwin - Human Resources Manager

  • Stanley Black and Decker - Finance Director
    ‘Appointing senior executive level employees in the past has always been a time consuming, difficult process. I appointed Greg Parkinson at Parkinson Lee Executive Search to identify a number two for my business unit and he immediately demonstrated a high level of technical understanding within executive finance, he made the whole process stress free and efficient and his network of candidates were brilliant. We made a great appointment and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Greg Parkinson to any organisation looking to appoint a professional, capable search specialist.’  

    Amit Sood – Finance Director UK & IE – Stanley Black and Decker
  • Land Ametek - Finance Director

    I have known Dean Outram at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search for the last 8 years and have been lucky enough to receive his career guidance and advice that has resulted in him placing me in my last two executive level roles.

    In my experience, Dean manages the process in a professional, thorough and effective manner, and has always provided me with the exact executive level opportunity I was seeking. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dean Outram and Parkinson|Lee Executive Search to any individual or organisation looking to engage with a capable search firm.

    Colin Mearns - Finance Director

  • Powell Industries - Finance Director

    Powell Industries were recently looking to appoint a Finance Director based at our UK Head Office in West Yorkshire. We approached Lee Bhandal at Parkinson|Lee Executive Search on the back of a recommendation and we were thoroughly impressed with both Lee and Parkinson|Lee throughout the process.

    We had an initial briefing meeting to scope out the position and Lee recommended an advertised search campaign.  At this stage we felt confident in both Lee’s market knowledge, which is exceptional and also his ability to fully understand our business, what we needed and the right solution at a cost effective price. The recruitment piece was relatively complex as it required interaction not only with UK representatives of Powell but also colleagues in Houston, Texas.

    The process ran to the timescales Lee had suggested and he worked in partnership with us throughout, delivering a highly professional and quality service at all times.

    Parkinson|Lee provided us with a shortlist of outstanding candidates that not only matched the role profile but also matched our business culture, values and goals.  We could have appointed one of a number of the shortlisted individuals but were delighted when our chosen candidate accepted the position.

    We would also add that the candidates we interviewed have given us very positive feedback in relation to how they feel they have been managed by Parkinson|Lee Executive Search from a candidate perspective.

    Richard Fearnside – HR Director 

  • Westfield Health - Head of Operations & Customer Experience

    Lee Bhandal and his team at Parkinson Lee are an experienced group of executive search experts. Lee worked directly with me, supporting me in finding my next career opportunity. At a point in my career where I was particularly specific about the role and company I wanted, Lee engaged with me throughout the process and offered support and guidance. He has a lot of credibility built by exacting standards that find the perfect candidates in terms of culture fit as well as skills, experience and capability. He is straight and honest, qualities I share and respect. He has an in depth knowledge of all his clients, taking the time to find the correct ingredients on both sides of the table to drive the best outcome across the board. I strongly endorse Lee and his team and look forward to working with them again across the industry.

    Maria Opuni - Head of Operations & Customer Experience

We make it our priority to thoroughly understand our clients, their needs and the intricacies of their businesses in order to deliver a truly tailored approach to each search assignment

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  • 19/10/2017 New HR Lead appointment for Parkinson Lee

     

    Sarah Barron

     

    Leading executive recruitment firm Parkinson Lee, part of parent company Elevation Recruitment Group Ltd, has appointed Sarah Barron to the role of Partner and Human Resources Practice Lead.

    Sarah, appointed to spearhead the growth of its Human Resources division in the North of England, focusing on HR leadership and executive HR appointments across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and East Midlands, has 16 years’ specialist experience in HR recruitment in the North.

    MCIPD qualified and with significant background in the industry, - spending the past 8 years as a qualified HR practitioner, - Sarah will bring a wealth of industry knowledge, necessary to drive business growth in the North.

    Sarah’s background in HR has seen her spearhead retained advertised led campaigns, PSL and mandate led assignments, contributing to growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change. Her background in HR enables her to competently understand the HR business agenda, having previously supported numerous MD’s, CEO’s and department heads on the required HR mapping for businesses, supporting growth and diversity as well as factoring in the cultural direction of the organisation.

    One of the UK's fastest-growing independent Executive Search firms, Parkinson Lee, with offices in Rotherham, Leeds and London, specialises in the full range of functional disciplines, and is deliberately dedicated to clients in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

    Here at Parkinson Lee we focus on finding the right executive talent for your organisation, and finding executive candidates the right role, specialising in the following:

    - CEOs and Managing DirectorsCFOs and Financial Leadership

    - Human Resources and People Leadership

    - Engineering Directors and Functional Heads

    - Manufacturing Directors and Production Leadership

    - Technical Directors and Functional Heads

    - Commercial, Marketing and Sales Leadership

    - IT Directors and Digital Heads

     

    If you are currently looking to appoint at the senior or executive level, or are looking for a senior executive level role and wish to discuss how Parkinson Lee can assist your search, please contact us, or call Sarah directly:

    07909 506 025
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  • 29/09/2017 Acquisitions: targeting the goal

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    Acquisitions – targeting the goal

    By Roger Esler

    Owner and Director at Dow Schofield Watts

    There are broadly three types of acquisition strategy: opportunistic, expansionist and shareholder value enhancing.

    These categories are not mutually exclusive and I won’t dwell on the first two of them as the motivations are self-evident. Opportunist acquisitions often involve an attractive price whether through forced sale or distress. Expansionist acquisitions provide access to new products, technology, management or markets and, in this context, form part of a long term autonomous strategy of growth, quality of earnings and/or balancing business risk.

    What I mean by shareholder value enhancing strategy is one that is formed and implemented with a particular future shareholder event or “exit strategy” in mind. This goal might include a trade sale, management buy-out or IPO. Consequently, there are some additional considerations and risks involved when making an acquisition.

    A starting point is an understanding of the value of both the acquirer’s business and its shares today, together with positives and negatives from buyers’ and funders’ perspectives. This is the reference point to consider what the commercial and financial attributes of acquisition targets should be if shareholder value, and the deliverability of the preferred exit route, are to be enhanced.

    The key considerations are, firstly, saleability. An exit strategy including trade sale should have at its heart the identities of the key strategic buyers and some perspective on their preferences. The acquisition strategy must therefore align with those preferences and make the business more attractive – both commercially and strategically. An example would be diversification: a business with very long term horizons might choose to diversify to create more risk balance, perhaps acquiring safe, cash generative activities. For a business contemplating a sale or private equity deal, these could be lower value add activities not attractive to buyers or funders looking for clearly defined business models. An IPO strategy might suit wider diversification.

    Secondly, arbitrage. Debt finance is relatively cheap which on paper can justify some fairly high valuations before the profits acquired exceed the funding costs. What really creates and supercharges shareholder value is the ability to acquire businesses on lower valuation multiples than that attaching to the acquirer. As there is a correlation in practice between business size and valuation multiple, this is a common “buy and build” tactic to enhance shareholder value. It is also a strategy attractive to many private equity investors.

    Thirdly, timing and integration strategy. The two are interlinked as an exit event will be greatly helped if there is a reasonable and appropriate period of ownership of the acquisition target. This might be a year, but could be longer if the integration strategy is more complex, perhaps involving rationalisation, cost cutting or extraction of other synergies. A related point is the deal structure as an acquisition with a lengthy earn-out period presents some complexity when the acquirer itself comes to sell.

    Underpinning all these factors is of course doing the acquisition properly. Having paid a demonstrably good or at worst, fair price is of course key economically. But it also speaks for management’s ability, as does the implementation of the integration plan. Under the bonnet will be the due diligence materials and share purchase agreement. A poor due diligence exercise on an acquisition target and/or weak contractual terms such as warranty protections can undermine value in the acquirer’s group when going through its own exit event.

    There are some fundamentals to get right when doing an acquisition. But before that it is worth considering the wider shareholder strategy, timeframes and risk appetite. If there is an exit strategy in the medium to long term, that goal needs thought about first and a much more rational and shareholder value enhancing acquisition strategy should follow. 

  • 26/09/2017 Flexible working - what matters to business
    Access to the world of self-employment and remote working has increased significantly following legislative changes in 2014.

    Online technologies including cloud computing, instant messenger, video and teleconferencing have aided flexible working, while also strengthening collaboration and enhancing a sense of community between ‘remote’ colleagues.

    Flexible working

    Flexible working isn’t simply about ‘working from home’ but more, working from wherever you need to be, whether a café with a client, a customer’s HQ or during your commute to work.

    Business opportunities can be lost, or won, in a matter of minutes – and having employees who can work from anywhere, and at any time, ensures that businesses are continually responsive in the 24/7 culture that we now all operate.

    Another key, tangible benefit to remote working is the potential to save money on office space: a major overhead for most small to medium sized businesses. Indeed, a recent Vodafone UK study found that UK businesses can save £34 billion by freeing up desk space and working more flexibly.

    Below are three key practical steps on how to implement new ways of working:

    Establish needs and dynamics

    It is important to understand the dynamics of your workplace to ensure the smooth transition to collaborative remote working.

    Get to know each individual and the ways in which they work – do they need to be in or out of the office meeting clients? Are they fixed, fixed-mobile, mobile or home workers? Ensuring that you know the ways in which each individual works will help when planning catch up meetings and organising workload. 

    Plan for change

    Use research, insights and other business' success stories to transform your workplace. This involves answering a number of questions: do we need office space, every day, for every employee? Could we move to smaller office space and work even more effectively, potentially using hot desks? Do we have the technology to enable employees to work flexibly?

    Once you've answered these, create a plan to outline changes in office space design, technology use, employee behaviours and process simplification.

    Make the transition

    The transition to flexible working will be gradual and success will only be achieved if the changes involve employees at every level – if it's appropriate for them to work this way – and management supports employees. It is important they are kept engaged and supported throughout the process.

  • 26/09/2017 The Financial Controller journey - where from and where to
    The world is fast changing with the increasing impact of digital solutions and new technologies. Governments, companies, regulators and NGOs are all undergoing, and driving, ‘disruption’; and for those in finance, the changes are only going to become more pronounced.

    From cloud computing and robotics to analytics, artificial intelligence and automation, a new class of digital disruptors is transforming how business gets done. But what exactly will their impact be and what is the future of finance in the face of these developments? 

    Traditional finance duties

    Traditionally, the finance function was limited to a number of functions:

    ·         Financial accounting

    ·         Payroll

    ·         Estimating and handling cash flow

    While the traditional roles and responsibilities of a finance department are important for the smooth operation of the business, most of the functions do not have a considerable strategic importance.

    Evolution of finance function

    The rise in digitisation, rapid technological advancements, intense competition, growing population, and the growth of computing systems and processes have increased efficiency, allowing the role of the financial controller to develop and move beyond traditional finance duties to support business strategy, execution and growth.

    While much of their job role maintains the same – acquiring sufficient funds, utilising funds correctly, increasing profitability and maximising the firm’s value – the financial controller has also developed other duties and roles, which we have outlined here.

    Talent essentials for digital transformation

    The growth of digital business is already reshaping the talent marketplace, far beyond finance. As organisations seek to upgrade their workforces in all areas, they are placing a premium on people with relationship and analytical skills. Talent essentials for digital transformation includes:

    ·         Leadership: A sharp view into the future and a clear roadmap for getting there

    ·         Culture: Less predictability, more experimentation and innovation

    ·         New skills: Technology savviness combined with business understanding

    ·         Engagement: An opportunity to learn, grow, and innovate for digital natives or Millennials
  • 21/09/2017 Finance role interview advice
    Preparation is crucial before any interview, from being able to give a concise overview of your employment history to date to knowing exactly what you’d bring to the role that you’re applying for.

    And, while you might be able to anticipate in advance some of the questions you will be asked, what are the key traits that those interviewing for a Finance role now need to convey to ensure they are seen to be the standout candidate? 

     

    Match your skills to the job specification

    Finance roles are wide ranging so it’s vital to make sure that you tick all the boxes before applying for a position. In particular, the more technical the role you are applying for, the more specific the experience you need to display.

    So, for example, if you’re applying for a reporting role, you’ll have to show that you’re up to speed with reporting standards for the business, the country in which it is based, or operating in, and that particular type of company structure.

    Meanwhile, a commercial role will require you to demonstrate experience in that particular sector and an awareness of the specific challenges it faces as well as showing you are also up to speed on the opportunities that it presents.

     

    Show how you have added value in previous roles

    Adding value is a crucial element to any finance role. No longer viewed as simply a ‘number cruncher’, finance is now seen as being central to all aspects of a company’s growth and it’s important to show an awareness of how finance can contribute to business success and how you, as an individual, have capitalised on the opportunity to add value in previous roles.

    Highlight the most technically challenging aspects of previous roles

    By doing so, you will not only highlight your technical ability, but it will also give you the opportunity to demonstrate your problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, alongside your aptitude for working well under pressure.

    Showcase your management style

    As well as demonstrating your financial ability you also need to display an aptitude for management and that you can lead and motivate your team while also identifying and providing development opportunities to ensure career progression and the retention of key members of staff.

    Share how you have managed successful teams in the past and the role that you have personally played in that success.

     
    Influencing skills outside of finance

    Finance is no longer viewed as a separate entity and it’s important to show how you have worked successfully with other departments in the past to the benefit of a previous employer.  

    You should demonstrate an ability to facilitate collaboration between departments and be ready to give examples of how you have overcome resistance to initiatives in the past.  Show how you’ve influenced processes and procedures, highlight your communication skills, and convey the fact that you’ve always had an excellent working relationship with your previous colleagues across the company.

    Conclusion

    Remember, employers want more than a candidate with the right skills and experience – they want someone who has a genuine desire to work for, and to help develop, their organisation and who will work well with existing team members. If you can convey all of that over the course of your interview then you’ve put yourself in the best possible position to hear the words ‘you’re hired’.

     

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