Parkinson Lee

Yorkshire's leading executive search firm

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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 completion. 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

As the Founder and Chief Executive of Elevation Recruitment Group, a leading Group of multi-disciplined recruitment specialists, Greg Parkinson is the Chief Executive of Parkinson Lee. With deep experience and expertise in Executive Search, Greg has an outstanding track record of success, completing Assignments with a high level of client satisfaction over many years.

Greg is also the Group CEO who leads the business. With a strong vision, obvious integrity and a motivating style, Greg is one of our Region’s most talented entrepreneurs.

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 our Managing Partner.

Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

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

Adam Dickson

Associate Partner

Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

Adam Dickson's contact information

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

Rachael Lee

Client Services Manager

As the Client Services Manager, Rachael works closely with our Partners and takes the lead role on the research, market mapping and talent identification for all retained mandates. In addition, Rachael is responsible for ensuring that the Parkinson Lee networks are relevant, up to date and informed across all assignments. With 15 years' experience within the industry, Rachael prides herself on building long standing relationships and acting as a truste partner and career advisor to business leaders within our network. Rachael always strives to over deliver on expectations and supply partners with accurate long-lists for all relevant mandates, based on a structured and thorough approach to market research, in-depth candidate interviews and cultural assessments.

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

Emma Noble

Partner

Emma plays an integral part in our well established, market leading HR brand and advise and assist an extensive number of the local regions top HR talent. Day in day out, Emma specialises in Senior Management and Executive level appointments that cover HR Director’s, Operational HR, Learning & Development, Organisational Change, Reward and Resourcing assignments.


Emma works on retained advertised led campaigns, PSL and mandate led assignments and her work has contributed to growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.


She works closely with key industry bodies, such as CIPD as well as local and national Law firms providing legislative expertise and updates, to support the growth and success of the local industry as well as keeping abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.


Emma is uniquely qualified to both advise and guide individuals within her personal network having been a previous business owner, Managing Director and Non – Executive Director, all of which provided her with a breadth of invaluable experience.


A proud professional, Emma has a personal reputation in the Yorkshire region that is second to none, clearly based on her work ethic, credibility and desire to remain as the search partner of choice within the HR arena.

Emma is also an intrinsic member of the Group Leadership Team providing insight, guidance and council in the ongoing development and running of the Group.

Emma Noble's contact information

Phone: 07710 096 839
Email: e.noble@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

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

As the Founder and Chief Executive of Elevation Recruitment Group, a leading Group of multi-disciplined recruitment specialists, Greg Parkinson is the Chief Executive of Parkinson Lee. With deep experience and expertise in Executive Search, Greg has an outstanding track record of success, completing Assignments with a high level of client satisfaction over many years.

Greg is also the Group CEO who leads the business. With a strong vision, obvious integrity and a motivating style, Greg is one of our Region’s most talented entrepreneurs.

Greg Parkinson's contact information

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

Managing Partner

Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

Lee Bhandal's contact information

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

Associate Partner

Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

Adam Dickson's contact information

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: Click here
Online: Click here

Client Services Manager

As the Client Services Manager, Rachael works closely with our Partners and takes the lead role on the research, market mapping and talent identification for all retained mandates. In addition, Rachael is responsible for ensuring that the Parkinson Lee networks are relevant, up to date and informed across all assignments. With 15 years' experience within the industry, Rachael prides herself on building long standing relationships and acting as a truste partner and career advisor to business leaders within our network. Rachael always strives to over deliver on expectations and supply partners with accurate long-lists for all relevant mandates, based on a structured and thorough approach to market research, in-depth candidate interviews and cultural assessments.

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

Partner

Emma plays an integral part in our well established, market leading HR brand and advise and assist an extensive number of the local regions top HR talent. Day in day out, Emma specialises in Senior Management and Executive level appointments that cover HR Director’s, Operational HR, Learning & Development, Organisational Change, Reward and Resourcing assignments.


Emma works on retained advertised led campaigns, PSL and mandate led assignments and her work has contributed to growth strategy, turnaround, relocation, buyouts and business critical change.


She works closely with key industry bodies, such as CIPD as well as local and national Law firms providing legislative expertise and updates, to support the growth and success of the local industry as well as keeping abreast of key industry knowledge and network with the most successful and talented professionals in their field.


Emma is uniquely qualified to both advise and guide individuals within her personal network having been a previous business owner, Managing Director and Non – Executive Director, all of which provided her with a breadth of invaluable experience.


A proud professional, Emma has a personal reputation in the Yorkshire region that is second to none, clearly based on her work ethic, credibility and desire to remain as the search partner of choice within the HR arena.

Emma is also an intrinsic member of the Group Leadership Team providing insight, guidance and council in the ongoing development and running of the Group.

Emma Noble's contact information

Phone: 07710 096 839
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

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.

  • C-Suite & Managing Directors
    We have an excellent track record of recruiting Business Leaders who have a profound impact.

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search has an excellent track record of recruiting Business Leaders for clients of all shapes and sizes, from well-known companies and PE - backed portfolio businesses, to SMEs and not-for-profit organisations. 

    We understand that it’s a big decision to appoint a new Chief Executive or Managing Director. After all, it’s the one role that’s unique in scope and substance, having a profound impact on the performance of the enterprise. And the costs of failure can be high. New leaders import new strategies, people and management styles and sometimes, these can be damaging. 

    But so can internal candidates. It is imperative that they have the credentials and credibility to lead the whole business, have been tested in the right ways and can demonstrate the appetite and ability to be positive agents of change.  

    A robust appointment process is therefore essential, even if there’s a succession pipeline. But if that pipeline’s bone dry, there’s an imperative to identify and attract the best people with a highly professional recruitment exercise: step forward Parkinson Lee.

    In the last 12 months, Parkinson Lee Executive Search has successfully delivered mandates across the following roles:

    Chief Executive Officer 

    Chief Commercial Officer 

    Sales Director 

    Managing Director 

    Chief Operating Officer 

    Chief Financial Officer

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • CFO & Financial Leadership
    The best finance leaders combine strategic conviction with tactical pragmatism, technical authority with easy communication and rigorous analysis with shrewd commercial judgements.

    The best finance leaders of today….

    Given our deep experience, we understand the best finance leaders combine strategic conviction with tactical pragmatism, technical authority with easy communication and rigorous analysis with shrewd commercial judgements.  

    Parkinson Lee partners have over 130 years of experience in appointing CFOs and Finance Leaders. In fact, all our board members are seasoned recruiters in this sector. This is why we are the best-connected Executive Search firm in the region. We know exactly where to start and can act promptly on your behalf. 

    Our breadth of exposure is matched by our depth of experience, motivating our clients to use us repeatedly. In fact, Parkinson Lee achieves a very high ratio of repeat business, reflecting the strength of our networks, our candidates and our service.  

    Our exceptional success rate means that our clients not only commission us to recruit nationally and globally on their behalf, but also to find functional leaders and senior specialists across the following mandates:

    Chief Financial Officer

    Financial Controller

    International CFO

    Finance Director

    Head of Finance 

    Strategy & Corporate Development 

    M&A Specialists

    Divisional Finance Leaders and Controllers 

    Internal Audit

    Financial Planning & Analysis

    Investor Relations

     

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

    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

  • Interim Management
    We can help you engage someone, quickly and efficiently. We also have a proven track record in the installation of teams.

    A multitude of reasons to partner with us

    Almost certainly, Parkinson Lee makes more Interim placements than anyone else with companies in Yorkshire. With our experience and expertise, we know that so many scenarios stimulate the need for an Interim Manager: turnarounds or transformational change, M&As or MBOs, integrations or restructuring. You may need a Project Manager with particular expertise, a specialist for specific strategies or a Professional Interim to bridge the gap after an unexpected resignation. You may even need someone to tackle a corporate crisis or an insolvency. But whatever the scenario, we can help you engage someone, quickly and efficiently. We also have a proven track record in the installation of teams.

    A multitude of clients

    Our confidence arises from that depth of experience. And its breadth. Because our clients are, to say the least, diverse in their sector and character - from flagship PLCs and regional icons, to SMEs and start-ups. We also have a strong track record with PE - backed portfolio companies, given our intimate grasp of the needs and nuances of private equity firms.

    Our candidates: previous service and proven success

    Of course, candidates are key and we can open the door to a proven network of C-suite and senior individuals: outstanding business leaders and functional heads, capable of making an immediate impact, achieving agreed outcomes and offering an excellent ROI. We have access to professional Interims deeply-experienced in the following roles:

    CEOs & Managing Directors   

    Human Resource Directors

    CFOs & Finance Directors

    Chief Marketing Officers

    Sales Directors

    Company Secretaries

    Directors of Purchasing

    Supply Chain Director

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
    Our networks produce PE - savvy candidates, adaptable to the imperatives of significant growth, value creation and exit.

    For portfolio companies, the right leaderships leads to the right outcome.

    At Parkinson Lee, we understand that having a Board and senior management with the right talent is central to the achievement of maximum shareholder value. In short, the attraction of strong leaders is critical to the success of portfolio organisations. 

    That’s where we come in: whatever the investee company, be it a successful global heavyweight or a distressed turnaround, Parkinson Lee have the experience to find the right person (or even the right team). 

    Our experience is deep and diverse and as such, our networks produce PE - savvy candidates, adaptable to the imperatives of significant growth, value creation and exit, often with demanding pressures and specific timescales.

    A variety of roles, both at Group and Divisional Level

    We have a proven capability in recruiting for investee companies for the following roles:

    Chairman

    Chief Executive

    Managing Director

    Chief Financial Officer

    Non-Executive Directors

    Functional Heads across Operations, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Engineering & Manufacturing, Company Secretarial

    Sector breadth and experience across the UK 

    With this dedicated practice, we have established partnerships with PE & VC firms in London, Leeds and Manchester, recruiting regularly for their investments across the UK.

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

     
  • Human Resources & People Leadership
    The level of expertise in our HR practice brings with it an unparalleled candidate network. In fact, it is arguably the most comprehensive in our region.

    As a thriving constituent of Parkinson|Lee - Executive Search, our Human Resources practice continues to grow significantly in fact, we are now the most active and respected provider in Yorkshire. Our clients stretch across a wide variety of industry sectors and company types – from FTSE 500 and PE – backed portfolio companies to well-known regional names and SMEs. 

    There are many reasons for the ongoing success of our HR practice. Certainly, the calibre of our HR partner plays an important part -  a MCIPD qualified practitioner with over 20 years of recruitment and industry experience. This level of expertise brings with it an unparalleled candidate network. In fact, it is arguably the most comprehensive in our region. Our regular seminars, conferences and networking events in partnership with the CIPD and a leading law firm give us the opportunity to network with high calibre Senior HR Executives. They also give us the opportunity to stay abreast of legislation updates and industry news, giving us robust and relevant information to help our clients make business critical decisions. 

    Most importantly however, the success of our HR Practice can be explained by one fact – our outstanding success rate. 

    Our most recent successful assignments have included the following appointments:

    Director of Change Management

    Human Resources Director

    Head of Human Resources

    Director of People

    HR Business Partner

    Head of Organisational Development

    Director of Training & Development

    Talent Acquisition Director

    Head of Learning

    Head of Reward Management

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Operations Leadership
    We understand that even small operational changes can make a significant impact on maintaining a strong bottom line.  The most effective way of making these changes is to appoint the right leader.

    Efficient. Effective. Productive. Profitable. The success of any organisation depends on achieving excellence in all these areas. That’s where a skilful and experienced operations leader comes in. Because in today’s competitive landscape, where margins are tight and competition is high, a skilled operations leader can be the difference between turning a healthy profit or making a substantial loss. 

    To effectively compete in a dynamic global marketplace, organisations must have a robust operations strategy that supports the overall corporate vision, maximising efficiencies and driving down costs. That’s where Parkinson|Lee comes in. Whether you are an SME or a PLC, Parkinson|Lee understands that even the smallest of operational changes can make a significant impact on maintaining a strong bottom line.  The most effective way of making these changes is to appoint the right leader. A leader who can deliver the corporate vision through clear and effective communication. A leader who can bring about genuine organisational change from their productive and empowered workforce.  A leader who can deliver efficiencies across the whole value chain, creating a compelling and unique competitive advantage. 

    As such, Parkinson|Lee have exceptional experience recruiting for the following roles:

    Chief Operations Officer

    Vice President of Operations

    Head of Operations

    Operations Director

    General Manager

    Manufacturing Director

    Production  Director

    Technical Director

    Quality Director

    HSE Director

    Plant Manager

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Engineering & Manufacturing Directors and Functional Heads
    Across Engineering and Manufacturing, Parkinson|Lee has an excellent track record of success in the identification, attraction and appointment of today’s topflight leaders

    We are dedicated to the Yorkshire region and given its industrial landscape, it’s not surprising that our Engineering and Manufacturing practice is central to Parkinson|Lee’s continuing success. As economic growth has fuelled the demand for effective leadership in these sectors, the challenge for that leadership has become more demanding. Technical authority is largely taken as read; commercial success is now contingent on visionary leadership, strategic coherence and inclusive people management. From our vantage point, arrogance and autocracy and command and control are for yesterday’s people. 

    Across Engineering and Manufacturing– both by sectors and functions – Parkinson|Lee has an excellent track record of success in the identification, attraction and appointment of today’s topflight leaders. That success in Executive Search can, of course, be attributed to the depth of our industry knowledge and the breadth of our networks, the rigour of our research and the detail of our processes, or the subtlety of our judgements about short-listed candidates. 

    Above all, however, it’s down to one crucial thing. Experience. Experience of a wide range of sectors and an even wider range of clients. And experience supporting a sophisticated Search team, unrivalled in our specific region. 

    In the past 12 months, we have completed successful assignments across our specialist areas: 

    Engineering

    Directors of Engineering

    Head of Projects

    Projects Directors

    Design & Developments Directors

    Head of Engineering 

    Head of Pre-Construction

    Technical Director

    Head of Technical

    Director of Technical Operations 

     

    Manufacturing

    Site Directors

    General Managers

    Operations Directors

    Manufacturing Directors 

    Production Directors

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Procurement & Supply Chain Leadership
    Procurement & Supply Chain leadership are now central to the strategy formation of any company seeking significant growth.

    Procurement & Supply Chain leadership are now central to the strategy formation of any company seeking significant growth, especially given the potentially global complexities of that supply chain. It also reflects the quest for predictability (the strenuous imperative to avoid disruption and to achieve certainty, to minimise variance and maximise value). It sounds simple, but it’s not – although in our experience, the very best leaders make it seem so, communicating a crisp vision, a clear sense of direction and compelling ideas to motivate customers, vendors and staff.

    In the last 15 years, these leadership roles – covering Buying and Purchasing, Planning, Logistics and Distribution – have continued to become more significant for company profitability, more influential in the Boardroom and certainly more important to Parkinson|Lee. In fact, Procurement & Supply Chain is now one of our fastest-growing practices. 

    In the last 12 months, we have completed successful assignments that have included the following appointments:

    Procurement

    Chief Procurement Officer

    Commercial Director

    Global Category Manager

    Procurement Director

    Vice President Global Procurement

    Purchasing Director

    Director of Buying

    Vice President European Procurement

     

    Supply Chain

    Director of Logistics

    Vice President Global Supply Chain

    Vice President EU Supply Chain

    Operations Director

    Supply Chain Consultant

    Planning and Logistics Director  

           

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Commercial, Marketing & Sales Leadership
    Parkinson|Lee have unrivalled experience recruiting for high level sales and marketing positions for many of the UK’s most prestigious organisations.

    Commercial’s a curious word. From popular to profitable, monetary to marketing, it means different things to different people. At Parkinson|Lee, we believe it covers any role with a direct and significant impact on business margins and in this practice, these are typically leadership positions across Marketing, Sales and Contract Management. 

    We understand that whether the role is focused primarily on customers or suppliers, the template for successful results is so often identical: the ability to deliver superior experience, convert innovative ideas into practical proposals, maximise speed without compromising quality, demonstrate integrity and develop loyal relationships for long-term mutual advantage. And as it happens, that is a precise summation of the Parkinson|Lee proposition.

    Parkinson|Lee have unrivalled experience recruiting for high level sales and marketing positions for many of the UK’s most prestigious organisations. 

    Our most recent successful assignments that have included the following appointments:

    Commercial Director

    Sales Director

    Business Development Director

    Director of Inside Sales

    Sales & Marketing Director

    Product Director

    Brand Director

    Category Director

    Communications Director

    Account Director

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • IT Directors and Functional Heads
    Our IT Practice is a thriving operation with a superior service, working with companies large and small across a wide variety of sectors.

    Technology enables change. Across the world and across the world of business. And its growing commercial importance has had a profound impact on IT functions. 

    IT leaders are now business leaders.

    In this context, IT Directors are now responsible for translating the corporate vision and goals into effective strategies and solutions for their achievement. They must also instil a commercial agility into systems and projects, adapting nimbly to ever-changing conditions, and communicate crisply, helping the Board to feel confident and comfortable with the committed expenditure.  Of course, the day-to-day machines must still work, each day every day. But even the core challenge of reliability has changed dramatically: any responsible CEO will demand a robust approach from IT for cybersecurity, mitigating risk and protecting both the reputation and integrity of the enterprise.

    We reflect IT. Precisely.

    At Parkinson|Lee we appreciate the changing role and new status of the IT leader. As a result, our IT Practice is a thriving operation with a superior service, working with companies large and small - from prestigious PLCs and PE-backed portfolio companies to SMEs and start-ups. Not only do we work with a diverse range of companies, but also in a wide variety of sectors.

    In the last 12 months, we have completed successful assignments that have included the following appointments:

    Digital Director

    Director of E-Commerce

    Director of IT

    IT Director

    Director of IT and Services

    Director of Transformation

    CIO (Chief Information Officer)

    Director of Information

    CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

    Director of Technology

     

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

    t: 01709 303 330

  • Non-Executive Directors
    We have a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non-Executive Directors for organisations across our region.

    Parkinson|Lee know first-hand the impact a NED can have on an organisation. We have a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non-Executive Directors for organisations across our region.

    Given our deep level of experience appointing Non-Executive Directors to a wide variety of organisations, Parkinson|Lee know first-hand the impact a NED can have on an organisation. From policymaking to planning, strategy development to performance management and mergers and acquisitions, a skilful and experienced NED can advise on a variety of crucial business decisions.  

    Parkinson|Lee also understands that there are many other decisions to be made when appointing a Non-Executive Director.  You could choose someone from within your industry, a proven expert bringing years of relevant experience and specific knowledge. Or you could choose a wildcard from outside, bringing with them a plethora of ideas and insights from outside your own area of expertise.  

    There is one decision however that is relatively easy to make. When choosing a trusted partner for your Non-Executive Director Search, look no further than Parkinson|Lee Executive Search. We have a proven track record of sourcing high calibre, Non-Executive Directors for organisations across our region. 

     

    For further information 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

Red Hall Court
Wakefield
WF1 2UN

01924 635070
London Office
London Office
London Office

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

0203 693 7575

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.

Please register for executive opportunities

Selected live assignments

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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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About You

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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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    High Speed Training (HST) are the UK’s leading online training provider. They are a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, technology business which prides itself on its values, people culture and customer service.

    HST is a highly engaged and motivated team of over 50 people who are striving to fulfil their mission: Deliver training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the career they’ve chosen. To do this, they have created online training courses across multiple sectors that help across a wide range of subjects and sectors. They work with an extensive list of clients from owner managed SME’s, through to some of the UK’s most widely recognised PLC’s.

    Having trained over a million people, HST are always looking to create new ways of engaging with their learners, and they are very much looking forward to training the next million.

    The business has a clear vision and goals, and as part of their continued growth strategy an opportunity now exists for a Chief Commercial Officer to join the organisation.

    HST are a dynamic business that has embraced home working. So, although the head office is based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, we are inviting applications from across the UK.

    This is a newly created role. The Chief Commercial Officer will take full responsibility for developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to the company goals and strategic growth plan.

    As a valued member of the Senior Leadership team you’ll play a pivotal role in developing and contributing to their wider business plans.

    Reporting into, and working closely with the CEO, you will be responsible for shaping the organisation’s commercial function, key responsibilities will include:

    ● Driving revenue and market penetration, with responsibility for driving recurring revenue growth
    ● Developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to company goals and strategic growth plan
    ● Demonstrating excellent leadership, leading diverse teams with a collaborative approach to deliver quality outcomes for their customers, and being a role model to others
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    ● Being the voice of the customer - ensuring all teams understand customer needs and requirements and deliver excellence
    ● Collaborating with other Leaders and functions to ensure everyone is working effectively together to deliver for their customers
    ● Working closely with Marketing continuously working to attract new business
    ● Keeping up to date with industry trends and competitors

    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader with a demonstrable track record of defining & successfully implementing commercial strategies in order to develop and significantly grow an organisation.


    In addition, we are looking for individuals with:
    ● Demonstrable experience of delivering consistent trajectory of recurring revenue growth in previous roles
    ● Proven and effective leadership and coaching skills - creating, leading, and developing diverse teams within a digital or tech business environment
    ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    ● A passion for customer excellence, innovation and pushing the boundaries with product and services to deliver the very best customer outcomes
    ● Great interpersonal and communication skills

    You will be a self-starter with an energetic approach that engages and motivates others. A problem solver with analytical, and numerical ability and a keen eye for detail.

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    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee on 07935 502755, alternatively apply online.
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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Chief Commercial Officer Leeds

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Salary: Significant Six Figure Basic + Equity + Executive Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-32574

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to High Speed Training in the appointment of a Chief Commercial Officer.

    High Speed Training (HST) are the UK’s leading online training provider. They are a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, technology business which prides itself on its values, people culture and customer service.

    HST is a highly engaged and motivated team of over 50 people who are striving to fulfil their mission: Deliver training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the career they’ve chosen. To do this, they have created online training courses across multiple sectors that help across a wide range of subjects and sectors. They work with an extensive list of clients from owner managed SME’s, through to some of the UK’s most widely recognised PLC’s.

    Having trained over a million people, HST are always looking to create new ways of engaging with their learners, and they are very much looking forward to training the next million.

    The business has a clear vision and goals, and as part of their continued growth strategy an opportunity now exists for a Chief Commercial Officer to join the organisation.

    HST are a dynamic business that has embraced home working. So, although the head office is based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, we are inviting applications from across the UK.

    This is a newly created role. The Chief Commercial Officer will take full responsibility for developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to the company goals and strategic growth plan.

    As a valued member of the Senior Leadership team you’ll play a pivotal role in developing and contributing to their wider business plans.

    Reporting into, and working closely with the CEO, you will be responsible for shaping the organisation’s commercial function, key responsibilities will include:

    ● Driving revenue and market penetration, with responsibility for driving recurring revenue growth
    ● Developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to company goals and strategic growth plan
    ● Demonstrating excellent leadership, leading diverse teams with a collaborative approach to deliver quality outcomes for their customers, and being a role model to others
    ● Leading and developing diverse teams of (Sales, Marketing, Commercial Sector Heads)
    ● Developing a sector-based approach to business development, and building agile cross functional teams with specialist experience to create new and diverse course content that services their market requirements
    ● Setting of financial targets in partnership with the Head of Finance and monitoring and reporting on performance against targets
    ● Being the voice of the customer - ensuring all teams understand customer needs and requirements and deliver excellence
    ● Collaborating with other Leaders and functions to ensure everyone is working effectively together to deliver for their customers
    ● Working closely with Marketing continuously working to attract new business
    ● Keeping up to date with industry trends and competitors

    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader with a demonstrable track record of defining & successfully implementing commercial strategies in order to develop and significantly grow an organisation.

    In addition, we are looking for individuals with:
    ● Demonstrable experience of delivering consistent trajectory of recurring revenue growth in previous roles
    ● Proven and effective leadership and coaching skills - creating, leading, and developing diverse teams within a digital or tech business environment
    ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    ● A passion for customer excellence, innovation and pushing the boundaries with product and services to deliver the very best customer outcomes
    ● Great interpersonal and communication skills

    You will be a self-starter with an energetic approach that engages and motivates others. A problem solver with analytical, and numerical ability and a keen eye for detail.

    The HST culture and values are at the heart of everything they do, so the natural ability to collaborate with teams and individuals cross functionally to ensure everyone is working effectively to deliver our mission is an essential requirement of the role.

    My client is offering a significant six figure base salary + equity and executive level benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee on 07935 502755, alternatively apply online.

    Apply

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    Adam Dickson

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    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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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 are the retained partner to an International FMCG Organisation in the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to be based at their head office in the Thames Valley.
    Reporting to the CEO and working as part of the Executive Leadership Team you will assist in the development and implementation of the three-year strategic business plan.

    The business is currently going through a significant period of change and transformation as they look to modernise operations across the group.

    The CTO will be responsible for providing leadership to the group IT and Business Transformation teams ensuring they are aligned to the business plan and delivering a number of significant technology change programmes.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •To assist the CEO and Executive Team in overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

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    •Deliver innovative solutions on both new business initiatives (focusing on current and future customers) and cost saving efficiencies

    •Sourcing & implementing relevant new technologies to ensure the business remains competitive and leading edge across the group

    •Negotiating key vendor contracts and developing operating solutions to ensure the company systems integrate effectively with their key customers

    Experience Required:

    • CTO/CIO level experience over the past 5 years driving change and growth strategies
    • Working background at C-Suite Level within large international organisations
    • Leadership of large teams across multi locations
    • Track record of delivering change and transformation
    • Experience within FMCG, Manufacturing or Retail sectors
    • Ability to influence business leaders across the organisation
    • Project and Programme Management exposure

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a CTO / CIO to drive the strategic business plan within this forward thinking, progressive FMCG business.

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    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Salary: £130000 - £150000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: West London / Thames Valley
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAD-34429

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to an International FMCG Organisation in the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to be based at their head office in the Thames Valley.
    Reporting to the CEO and working as part of the Executive Leadership Team you will assist in the development and implementation of the three-year strategic business plan.

    The business is currently going through a significant period of change and transformation as they look to modernise operations across the group.

    The CTO will be responsible for providing leadership to the group IT and Business Transformation teams ensuring they are aligned to the business plan and delivering a number of significant technology change programmes.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •To assist the CEO and Executive Team in overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    •As part of the Exec Team being responsible for delivering all technology projects and being the ‘IT and Systems’ expert for the wider business

    •Developing robust and innovative controls aimed at providing effective business intelligence to aid key strategic decision making to be presented to the ELT and Board

    •Design and oversee the business transformation program (to drive all growth and change projects) including the current transformation process an ERP system

    •To lead, build and mentor a ‘first class’ IT and Business Transformation Division with focus on the core vision & values, connecting IT to the wider business

    •Deliver innovative solutions on both new business initiatives (focusing on current and future customers) and cost saving efficiencies

    •Sourcing & implementing relevant new technologies to ensure the business remains competitive and leading edge across the group

    •Negotiating key vendor contracts and developing operating solutions to ensure the company systems integrate effectively with their key customers

    Experience Required:

    • CTO/CIO level experience over the past 5 years driving change and growth strategies
    • Working background at C-Suite Level within large international organisations
    • Leadership of large teams across multi locations
    • Track record of delivering change and transformation
    • Experience within FMCG, Manufacturing or Retail sectors
    • Ability to influence business leaders across the organisation
    • Project and Programme Management exposure

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a CTO / CIO to drive the strategic business plan within this forward thinking, progressive FMCG business.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Apply

    Apply for Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    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

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    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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    The business is currently going through a significant period of change and transformation as they look to modernise operations across the group.

    The CTO will be responsible for providing leadership to the group IT and Business Transformation teams ensuring they are aligned to the business plan and delivering a number of significant technology change programmes.

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    •Deliver innovative solutions on both new business initiatives (focusing on current and future customers) and cost saving efficiencies

    •Sourcing & implementing relevant new technologies to ensure the business remains competitive and leading edge across the group

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    • Leadership of large teams across multi locations
    • Track record of delivering change and transformation
    • Experience within FMCG, Manufacturing or Retail sectors
    • Ability to influence business leaders across the organisation
    • Project and Programme Management exposure

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a CTO / CIO to drive the strategic business plan within this forward thinking, progressive FMCG business.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

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    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO) West London / Thames Valley

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Salary: £130000 - £150000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: West London / Thames Valley
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-34429

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to an International FMCG Organisation in the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to be based at their head office in the Thames Valley.
    Reporting to the CEO and working as part of the Executive Leadership Team you will assist in the development and implementation of the three-year strategic business plan.

    The business is currently going through a significant period of change and transformation as they look to modernise operations across the group.

    The CTO will be responsible for providing leadership to the group IT and Business Transformation teams ensuring they are aligned to the business plan and delivering a number of significant technology change programmes.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •To assist the CEO and Executive Team in overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    •As part of the Exec Team being responsible for delivering all technology projects and being the ‘IT and Systems’ expert for the wider business

    •Developing robust and innovative controls aimed at providing effective business intelligence to aid key strategic decision making to be presented to the ELT and Board

    •Design and oversee the business transformation program (to drive all growth and change projects) including the current transformation process an ERP system

    •To lead, build and mentor a ‘first class’ IT and Business Transformation Division with focus on the core vision & values, connecting IT to the wider business

    •Deliver innovative solutions on both new business initiatives (focusing on current and future customers) and cost saving efficiencies

    •Sourcing & implementing relevant new technologies to ensure the business remains competitive and leading edge across the group

    •Negotiating key vendor contracts and developing operating solutions to ensure the company systems integrate effectively with their key customers

    Experience Required:

    • CTO/CIO level experience over the past 5 years driving change and growth strategies
    • Working background at C-Suite Level within large international organisations
    • Leadership of large teams across multi locations
    • Track record of delivering change and transformation
    • Experience within FMCG, Manufacturing or Retail sectors
    • Ability to influence business leaders across the organisation
    • Project and Programme Management exposure

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a CTO / CIO to drive the strategic business plan within this forward thinking, progressive FMCG business.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Apply

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    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a significant power generation organisation in the appointment of a Head of Operations at their largest power plant based in Yorkshire.

    This Head of Operations position is a key hire, which will play a pivotal role in managing high performing teams whilst operating at a senior level and contributing to the senior leadership team, with a clear focus on departmental development and that of its people.

    Head of Operations - Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Reporting to the Plant Director and lead all site operations to deliver results in terms of safety, quality and delivery
    • Overall responsibility for both day and shift operations teams
    • Develop and encourage a culture of continuous improvement across the plant and its people, with clear objectives outlined and delivered
    • Oversee operations budgets, performance improvements and cost reduction targets
    • Manage the development, implementation, and maintenance of core values to create a cohesive unit that is responsive to increasing demands
    • Deliver succession plans to create high performing teams
    • Collaborate and contribute to strategic objectives for the business
    • Develop team structure and capability to deliver an operational organisation with cross functional skilling fit for the future

    The successful Head of Operations will have the following skills & experience:

    • Extensive operations management experience in power generation - essential
    • An established, credible leader with demonstrable experience in change management and business transformation, in a highly regulated sector – highly desired
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative communication style
    • Degree qualified or equivalent in an engineering related subject
    • Experience deploying continuous improvement initiatives and use of lean tools as appropriate
    • Demonstrable experience in development of operation teams in a high-volume business managing 100+ employees
    • Ability to engage others and bring them on board with the wider business vision
    • Experienced leader with the ability to forge strong relationships and support the Senior Leadership Team with an appreciation for HR and the benefits of strong internal relationships
    • Self-starter in pursuing the objectives set for the operations team

    This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative and forward-thinking business in the role Head of Operations.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associate executive benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment or any other senior / executive search opportunities please contact John Bohan at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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    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.

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  • Head of Operations Yorkshire

    Head of Operations

    Salary: Up To £100000 Per Annum + Additional Benefits Package
    Location: Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESJB-34727

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a significant power generation organisation in the appointment of a Head of Operations at their largest power plant based in Yorkshire.

    This Head of Operations position is a key hire, which will play a pivotal role in managing high performing teams whilst operating at a senior level and contributing to the senior leadership team, with a clear focus on departmental development and that of its people.

    Head of Operations - Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Reporting to the Plant Director and lead all site operations to deliver results in terms of safety, quality and delivery
    • Overall responsibility for both day and shift operations teams
    • Develop and encourage a culture of continuous improvement across the plant and its people, with clear objectives outlined and delivered
    • Oversee operations budgets, performance improvements and cost reduction targets
    • Manage the development, implementation, and maintenance of core values to create a cohesive unit that is responsive to increasing demands
    • Deliver succession plans to create high performing teams
    • Collaborate and contribute to strategic objectives for the business
    • Develop team structure and capability to deliver an operational organisation with cross functional skilling fit for the future

    The successful Head of Operations will have the following skills & experience:

    • Extensive operations management experience in power generation - essential
    • An established, credible leader with demonstrable experience in change management and business transformation, in a highly regulated sector – highly desired
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative communication style
    • Degree qualified or equivalent in an engineering related subject
    • Experience deploying continuous improvement initiatives and use of lean tools as appropriate
    • Demonstrable experience in development of operation teams in a high-volume business managing 100+ employees
    • Ability to engage others and bring them on board with the wider business vision
    • Experienced leader with the ability to forge strong relationships and support the Senior Leadership Team with an appreciation for HR and the benefits of strong internal relationships
    • Self-starter in pursuing the objectives set for the operations team

    This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative and forward-thinking business in the role Head of Operations.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associate executive benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment or any other senior / executive search opportunities please contact John Bohan at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    John Bohan
    John Bohan

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

    Apply for Head of Operations

    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 are delighted to be the retained partner to a significant power generation organisation in the appointment of a Head of Hydro Operations across their hydro power plants across the West Coast of Scotland – with Glasgow a central point.

    This Head of Hydro Operations position is a key hire and will play a pivotal role in managing high performing teams whilst operating at a senior level and contributing to the senior leadership team.

    Head of Operations - Duties & Responsibilities:

    •Provide effective leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary team to deliver ‘best in class’ performance (Team of 50+ with 6-8 direct reports)
    •Leading operation in terms of integrated engineering risk and governance framework consistent with safety, legal, statutory, environmental industry standards
    •Overall accountability of all aspects of operation including maintenance, H&S, environment, customer, quality, time, and costing
    •Drive and embed all change programmes developed and agreed
    •Develop and implement a performance culture, ensuring that performance management processes are used effectively at all levels in the organisation.
    •Lead improvement initiatives which increase the productivity of commercial processes, identify synergies that enhance value and deliver cost effective efficiencies
    •Control capital and revenue budget requirements to ensure that profit targets are met at minimum cost whilst safeguarding and improving the availability and reliability of plant
    •Target and deliver year on year plant and financial performance improvement to support delivery of overall business profits
    •Oversee operations budgets, performance improvements and cost reduction targets and management of OPEX and CAPEX reviewing spend requirements on a continual basis
    •Tight management control of large-scale maintenance and support contracts to deliver full value and maximise commercial position within contractual terms.
    •Continuously monitor the performance of the plant and personnel and initiate changes to secure improvements.
    •Champion Group H&S, Training & Competence standards
    •Represent the Company with regulatory bodies, local authorities, outside agencies and the community to safeguard the stations’ and company’s interests.
    •Organise and leads own department activity primarily over multi-year time horizons where necessary
    •Works internally with geographically dispersed teams across the operation to deliver the company’s aims and objectives whilst sharing good practice with other business areas.



    Candidate Profile:
    •Experience within senior roles within large complex industrial environments, ideally with a range of plant type and/or technical roles
    •Leadership across a wide range of functions including people management and transformation and change projects
    •Strong commercial, contract management and negotiation/influencing skills
    •Proven ability to form effective working relationships internally and externally with highly developed communication skills at all levels
    •Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team within an engineering or similar environment
    •Mental resilience of a demanding workplace with the ability to deliver high level results within tight deadlines and prioritise key duties
    •An awareness of current legislation within the industry and commercial understanding of the technical and legal content
    •Degree level technical qualification or equivalent in an engineering related subject (essential) a member of a relevant professional body would be an advantage
    •Ability to travel as and when required UK wide

    This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative business that is recognised a s a market leader in the role Head of Operations. To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associate executive benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment or any other senior / executive search opportunities please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Head of Operations Glasgow

    Head of Operations

    Salary: Up To £100000 Per Annum + Additional Benefits
    Location: Glasgow
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-04771

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be the retained partner to a significant power generation organisation in the appointment of a Head of Hydro Operations across their hydro power plants across the West Coast of Scotland – with Glasgow a central point.

    This Head of Hydro Operations position is a key hire and will play a pivotal role in managing high performing teams whilst operating at a senior level and contributing to the senior leadership team.

    Head of Operations - Duties & Responsibilities:

    •Provide effective leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary team to deliver ‘best in class’ performance (Team of 50+ with 6-8 direct reports)
    •Leading operation in terms of integrated engineering risk and governance framework consistent with safety, legal, statutory, environmental industry standards
    •Overall accountability of all aspects of operation including maintenance, H&S, environment, customer, quality, time, and costing
    •Drive and embed all change programmes developed and agreed
    •Develop and implement a performance culture, ensuring that performance management processes are used effectively at all levels in the organisation.
    •Lead improvement initiatives which increase the productivity of commercial processes, identify synergies that enhance value and deliver cost effective efficiencies
    •Control capital and revenue budget requirements to ensure that profit targets are met at minimum cost whilst safeguarding and improving the availability and reliability of plant
    •Target and deliver year on year plant and financial performance improvement to support delivery of overall business profits
    •Oversee operations budgets, performance improvements and cost reduction targets and management of OPEX and CAPEX reviewing spend requirements on a continual basis
    •Tight management control of large-scale maintenance and support contracts to deliver full value and maximise commercial position within contractual terms.
    •Continuously monitor the performance of the plant and personnel and initiate changes to secure improvements.
    •Champion Group H&S, Training & Competence standards
    •Represent the Company with regulatory bodies, local authorities, outside agencies and the community to safeguard the stations’ and company’s interests.
    •Organise and leads own department activity primarily over multi-year time horizons where necessary
    •Works internally with geographically dispersed teams across the operation to deliver the company’s aims and objectives whilst sharing good practice with other business areas.

    Candidate Profile:
    •Experience within senior roles within large complex industrial environments, ideally with a range of plant type and/or technical roles
    •Leadership across a wide range of functions including people management and transformation and change projects
    •Strong commercial, contract management and negotiation/influencing skills
    •Proven ability to form effective working relationships internally and externally with highly developed communication skills at all levels
    •Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team within an engineering or similar environment
    •Mental resilience of a demanding workplace with the ability to deliver high level results within tight deadlines and prioritise key duties
    •An awareness of current legislation within the industry and commercial understanding of the technical and legal content
    •Degree level technical qualification or equivalent in an engineering related subject (essential) a member of a relevant professional body would be an advantage
    •Ability to travel as and when required UK wide

    This is an exceptional opportunity to join an innovative business that is recognised a s a market leader in the role Head of Operations. To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associate executive benefits package.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment or any other senior / executive search opportunities please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Head of Operations

    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] => ESLB-34372
        [title] => Group Finance Director 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to Tenet in the appointment of a Group FD.

    Employing around 280 people, and with a turnover of circa £160 Million, Tenet is the fourth largest independent investment advisor support network in the UK, and the largest UK Whole of Market Operator.

    The business has gone through a period of significant re-organisation and alignment over the last 18 months and now operates across three services lines.

    Tenet Network Services (TNS) supports a network of approximately 1250 advisors across the UK. In addition, Tenet Compliance Services (TCS) provides services to c.180 directly authorised firms. Lastly, Tenet & You (T&Y) is a financial advisory business with employed advisors with approximately £600m assets under management.

    Tenet have a highly engaged, experienced & successful leadership team in place and a clearly defined strategy which is currently being executed. The business is poised for significant investment and substantial exponential growth both organically, and via acquisition, over the next 3-5 years.

    The current Group Finance Director is emigrating overseas which means an opportunity now exists for a new Group Finance Director to join the board.
    Reporting to and working closely with the CEO and wider executive team, you will contribute to the creation of a sound and appropriate corporate culture whilst also contributing to the successful delivery of planned results, both operationally and financially.
    Leading a team of 42 across Finance and IT, you will deliver effective strategic direction and operational efficiency in relation to:

    • Group strategic plan
    • Corporate Development
    • Shareholder and Stakeholder relations
    • Achievement of financial and operational plans

    Key accountabilities will include:

    • Responsibility for the firm’s performance of its obligations under the FCA’s Senior
    Managers Regime
    • Overall responsibility for the firm’s compliance to financial standards
    • Group strategy and implementation
    • Business Continuity Planning
    • Corporate Planning / Development
    • Financial Planning and Performance of the Group
    • Financial reporting and statutory accounting for the Group
    • Regulatory capital reporting
    • IT Strategy & Cyber Security oversight
    • Member support and payment services oversight
    • Effective management and oversight of Support Functions
    • Management of liquidity position
    • Taxation calculation and payment
    • Effective Executive and Stakeholder management
    • Budget management

    The successful candidate will be a qualified Finance Executive with previous experience of operating in a number 1 finance position within a regulated environment. We are looking for individuals with confidence, energy and drive, and someone that will put the needs of the overall business above their individual responsibilities.

    Skills required include:

    • Experience of working within the UK financial services sector
    • Board Level experience within an SME or senior manager within a large organisation
    • Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW) any additional qualifications (ACII / FCII)
    would be highly desirable
    • Business Financial management and Operational management experience
    • Strategic planning and implementation experience
    • Experience of general staff management and managing teams to achieve regulatory
    outputs, procedures and measures
    • Experience of Life Investment Fund Industries, mortgage, financial and prudential
    regulations would be advantageous

    The ideal candidate will be based within commutable distance of Tenet’s Leeds Head Office; however we would also consider applications from individuals willing to spend 2-3 days a week in Leeds and live further afield.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity which will play a pivotal role in the continued success and substantial growth of the business. For a confidential discussion or to express your interest, please do not hesitate to contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, or alternatively email him at [type] => Permanent [location] => Leeds [dateposted] => 2021-06-10 09:40:46 [priority] => 0 [broadcast] => Executive Search [salary_currency] => gbp [salary_from] => 170000 [salary_to] => 180000 [salary_per] => annum [salary_benefits] => + Executive level benefits [salary] => + Executive level benefits [ordering] => 7 [sticky] => 0 [postcode] => LS18 5AZ [brand] => pl [lat] => 53.8453 [lng] => -1.63273 [homepage] => 0 [status] => 0 [job_posted] => 05-05-2021 [branded] => [employerID] => [completed] => [managerName] => Lee Bhandal [manager] => Array ( [1] => [6] => 07590 529 274 [3] =>

    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Group Finance Director Leeds

    Group Finance Director

    Salary: + Executive Level Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-34372

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to Tenet in the appointment of a Group FD.

    Employing around 280 people, and with a turnover of circa £160 Million, Tenet is the fourth largest independent investment advisor support network in the UK, and the largest UK Whole of Market Operator.

    The business has gone through a period of significant re-organisation and alignment over the last 18 months and now operates across three services lines.

    Tenet Network Services (TNS) supports a network of approximately 1250 advisors across the UK. In addition, Tenet Compliance Services (TCS) provides services to c.180 directly authorised firms. Lastly, Tenet & You (T&Y) is a financial advisory business with employed advisors with approximately £600m assets under management.

    Tenet have a highly engaged, experienced & successful leadership team in place and a clearly defined strategy which is currently being executed. The business is poised for significant investment and substantial exponential growth both organically, and via acquisition, over the next 3-5 years.

    The current Group Finance Director is emigrating overseas which means an opportunity now exists for a new Group Finance Director to join the board.
    Reporting to and working closely with the CEO and wider executive team, you will contribute to the creation of a sound and appropriate corporate culture whilst also contributing to the successful delivery of planned results, both operationally and financially.
    Leading a team of 42 across Finance and IT, you will deliver effective strategic direction and operational efficiency in relation to:

    • Group strategic plan
    • Corporate Development
    • Shareholder and Stakeholder relations
    • Achievement of financial and operational plans

    Key accountabilities will include:

    • Responsibility for the firm’s performance of its obligations under the FCA’s Senior
    Managers Regime
    • Overall responsibility for the firm’s compliance to financial standards
    • Group strategy and implementation
    • Business Continuity Planning
    • Corporate Planning / Development
    • Financial Planning and Performance of the Group
    • Financial reporting and statutory accounting for the Group
    • Regulatory capital reporting
    • IT Strategy & Cyber Security oversight
    • Member support and payment services oversight
    • Effective management and oversight of Support Functions
    • Management of liquidity position
    • Taxation calculation and payment
    • Effective Executive and Stakeholder management
    • Budget management

    The successful candidate will be a qualified Finance Executive with previous experience of operating in a number 1 finance position within a regulated environment. We are looking for individuals with confidence, energy and drive, and someone that will put the needs of the overall business above their individual responsibilities.

    Skills required include:

    • Experience of working within the UK financial services sector
    • Board Level experience within an SME or senior manager within a large organisation
    • Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW) any additional qualifications (ACII / FCII)
    would be highly desirable
    • Business Financial management and Operational management experience
    • Strategic planning and implementation experience
    • Experience of general staff management and managing teams to achieve regulatory
    outputs, procedures and measures
    • Experience of Life Investment Fund Industries, mortgage, financial and prudential
    regulations would be advantageous

    The ideal candidate will be based within commutable distance of Tenet’s Leeds Head Office; however we would also consider applications from individuals willing to spend 2-3 days a week in Leeds and live further afield.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity which will play a pivotal role in the continued success and substantial growth of the business. For a confidential discussion or to express your interest, please do not hesitate to contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, or alternatively email him at

    Apply

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Group 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] => ESLB-34004
        [title] => Head of Business Systems
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a highly successful, owner managed Manufacturing organisation based in South Yorkshire in the appointment of a Head of Business Systems.

    Our client manufactures high end building products that are sold through both retail and contractors across the UK. Following substantial investment in recent years, our client has doubled their manufacturing capacity and is set for considerable future growth over the next few years.

    Our client is now looking to recruit a Head of Business Systems to join their senior leadership team, in this newly created role.

    The Head of Business Systems will lead a small team of 5 to oversee all IT functions and related activities across the business. Reporting to the Finance Director, you will lead the team. Comprising systems development and programming, project management, infrastructure and support. As part of the Senior Leadership team, you will be tasked with collectively driving forward the wider business strategy and ensuring that all systems, processes and data provide a platform to support the growth plans and improvement in profitability.

    Responsibilities

    •Take the lead role in developing and delivering a detailed I.T. strategy to support the overall business strategy
    •Ensure that I.T. and other business systems and processes are robust and flexible, and are scalable to support business growth
    •Oversee the I.T. infrastructure and ensure consistent with business requirements
    •Analyse the requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs and provide appropriate solutions, improving employee communication tools and engagement
    •Improve I.T. reporting and analytics to facilitate real-time information and KPIs to support business needs
    •Lead and develop the internal I.T. team and drive ownership and accountability
    •Develop external support structures to complement the internal I.T. team and provide additional skills and resources when required
    •Lead a cross-functional I.T. Steering Committee
    •Control of the I.T. budget and delivery of efficiencies and improvements
    •Demonstrate a clear return on investment for all I.T. projects, together with taking an active role in business-wide projects, ensuring fully planned and scoped
    •Develop a Business Continuity Plan covering all aspects of the business
    •Drive formal accreditation of business systems and processes


    For this appointment we are seeking a strong technical background, with knowledge of manufacturing and commercial processes, SAP and its integration with other systems. You will be a natural leader able to demonstrate transformation within an I.T. function. You will be able to communicate with staff at all levels and quickly able to gain buy-in from the wider business.

    Requirements

    •A proven track record of operating at Head of IT / Business Systems level within a manufacturing business
    •A track record of setting and delivering strategies to support business growth
    •Able to demonstrate gravitas with the senior leadership team with strong and effective communication skills
    •Able to assess and identify ideas and deliver solutions
    •Strong technical skills, with particular knowledge of SAP and Analytics and integration with other manufacturing systems
    •Strong project management skills, evidenced by roll-out of significant projects
    •Experience of end to end systems development
    •Professional I.T. or similar qualification
    •Drive, passion and energy to support the business in its growth over the next 5-10 years

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Business Systems to develop this newly created role within a progressive manufacturing business.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Head of Business Systems Doncaster

    Head of Business Systems

    Salary: £80000 - £90000 Per Annum + + Car + Bonus + Benefits
    Location: Doncaster
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-34004

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a highly successful, owner managed Manufacturing organisation based in South Yorkshire in the appointment of a Head of Business Systems.

    Our client manufactures high end building products that are sold through both retail and contractors across the UK. Following substantial investment in recent years, our client has doubled their manufacturing capacity and is set for considerable future growth over the next few years.

    Our client is now looking to recruit a Head of Business Systems to join their senior leadership team, in this newly created role.

    The Head of Business Systems will lead a small team of 5 to oversee all IT functions and related activities across the business. Reporting to the Finance Director, you will lead the team. Comprising systems development and programming, project management, infrastructure and support. As part of the Senior Leadership team, you will be tasked with collectively driving forward the wider business strategy and ensuring that all systems, processes and data provide a platform to support the growth plans and improvement in profitability.

    Responsibilities

    •Take the lead role in developing and delivering a detailed I.T. strategy to support the overall business strategy
    •Ensure that I.T. and other business systems and processes are robust and flexible, and are scalable to support business growth
    •Oversee the I.T. infrastructure and ensure consistent with business requirements
    •Analyse the requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs and provide appropriate solutions, improving employee communication tools and engagement
    •Improve I.T. reporting and analytics to facilitate real-time information and KPIs to support business needs
    •Lead and develop the internal I.T. team and drive ownership and accountability
    •Develop external support structures to complement the internal I.T. team and provide additional skills and resources when required
    •Lead a cross-functional I.T. Steering Committee
    •Control of the I.T. budget and delivery of efficiencies and improvements
    •Demonstrate a clear return on investment for all I.T. projects, together with taking an active role in business-wide projects, ensuring fully planned and scoped
    •Develop a Business Continuity Plan covering all aspects of the business
    •Drive formal accreditation of business systems and processes

    For this appointment we are seeking a strong technical background, with knowledge of manufacturing and commercial processes, SAP and its integration with other systems. You will be a natural leader able to demonstrate transformation within an I.T. function. You will be able to communicate with staff at all levels and quickly able to gain buy-in from the wider business.

    Requirements

    •A proven track record of operating at Head of IT / Business Systems level within a manufacturing business
    •A track record of setting and delivering strategies to support business growth
    •Able to demonstrate gravitas with the senior leadership team with strong and effective communication skills
    •Able to assess and identify ideas and deliver solutions
    •Strong technical skills, with particular knowledge of SAP and Analytics and integration with other manufacturing systems
    •Strong project management skills, evidenced by roll-out of significant projects
    •Experience of end to end systems development
    •Professional I.T. or similar qualification
    •Drive, passion and energy to support the business in its growth over the next 5-10 years

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Business Systems to develop this newly created role within a progressive manufacturing business.

    To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent salary and associated executive benefits package.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Apply

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    Phone: 07590 529 274
    Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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        [title] => Managing Director - UK & Ireland
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are acting as the retained partner to Tunstall Healthcare Group Ltd, in the appointment of a Managing Director – UK and Ireland.

    Tunstall are a profitable private equity owned, global group operating in more than 50 countries and employing approximately 2,800 people. Group turnover in 2017 was approximately £240m, with the UK & Ireland contributing circa £70 million.

    Over the last sixty years, Tunstall has pioneered the use of technology to enable independent living, creating the Connected Healthcare industry as we know it today, and supporting more than five million people and their families across the world.
    Tunstall blend British design and manufacturing with externally sourced innovation to create a cost-effective portfolio of services, underpinned by their global experience of enhancing care in the home.

    As the digital opportunity accelerates the speed of change, Tunstall continue to work in partnership with their customers to develop more ground-breaking and innovative, life changing solutions.

    Tunstall have a clear strategic plan in place, and are looking to grow significantly across the UK & Ireland, as such an opportunity now exists for a Managing Director - UK & Ireland.

    Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, the Managing Director will play a lead role in the transformation and growth of business. This is a key strategic appointment for the group, and an opportunity for the right individual to make a real impact on business growth and success.

    Key Deliverables will Include:
    • Ensuring there is continuous profitable growth of the Tunstall business in the UK & Ireland
    • Positioning Tunstall as the market leader both in the numerical definition but also as a thought leader and ‘trusted advisor’ whose opinion is valued by all stakeholders in their market place
    • Full P&L responsibility for the business in the UK & Ireland
    • Providing overall leadership to the UK & Ireland/Regional team and ensure employees have the right competencies and capabilities within a right sized organization to deliver the agreed financial goals in the short, medium and long term
    • Establishing and maintaining strong customer, governmental and professional association relationships at the senior leader level
    • Ensuring Tunstall operate within all legal, financial & regulatory laws and statutes, adhering to any code of conduct which may be in place for their industry or country
    • Supporting the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to ensure the organisation maximise its short, medium and long-term profitability and shareholders returns.
    • Effectively implement changes decided by the Company


    The successful candidate will be a graduate, and preferably MBA qualified Managing Director with:
    • A minimum of 12 years in commercial business demonstrating career progression through multiple roles of increasing responsibility aligned with a proven track record of success
    • Experience of delivering results in a multi- national matrixed organisation
    • Evidence of managerial integrity throughout career
    • Experience Ideally gained within 2- 3 different companies at senior management level
    • International experience
    • Strong leadership capability and track record; able to set and execute the strategic vision and direction of a business
    • Experience in managing people & businesses through organisational change
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills – able to confidentially navigate across all areas of the business, with a tailored and polished management style.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a key role with the Tunstall Group, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the future growth of the business across the UK & Ireland, and Globally.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium brand organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Managing Director - UK & Ireland Goole

    Managing Director - UK & Ireland

    Salary: Significant Six Figure Base + Executive Benefits
    Location: Goole
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-26258

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are acting as the retained partner to Tunstall Healthcare Group Ltd, in the appointment of a Managing Director – UK and Ireland.

    Tunstall are a profitable private equity owned, global group operating in more than 50 countries and employing approximately 2,800 people. Group turnover in 2017 was approximately £240m, with the UK & Ireland contributing circa £70 million.

    Over the last sixty years, Tunstall has pioneered the use of technology to enable independent living, creating the Connected Healthcare industry as we know it today, and supporting more than five million people and their families across the world.
    Tunstall blend British design and manufacturing with externally sourced innovation to create a cost-effective portfolio of services, underpinned by their global experience of enhancing care in the home.

    As the digital opportunity accelerates the speed of change, Tunstall continue to work in partnership with their customers to develop more ground-breaking and innovative, life changing solutions.

    Tunstall have a clear strategic plan in place, and are looking to grow significantly across the UK & Ireland, as such an opportunity now exists for a Managing Director - UK & Ireland.

    Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, the Managing Director will play a lead role in the transformation and growth of business. This is a key strategic appointment for the group, and an opportunity for the right individual to make a real impact on business growth and success.

    Key Deliverables will Include:
    • Ensuring there is continuous profitable growth of the Tunstall business in the UK & Ireland
    • Positioning Tunstall as the market leader both in the numerical definition but also as a thought leader and ‘trusted advisor’ whose opinion is valued by all stakeholders in their market place
    • Full P&L responsibility for the business in the UK & Ireland
    • Providing overall leadership to the UK & Ireland/Regional team and ensure employees have the right competencies and capabilities within a right sized organization to deliver the agreed financial goals in the short, medium and long term
    • Establishing and maintaining strong customer, governmental and professional association relationships at the senior leader level
    • Ensuring Tunstall operate within all legal, financial & regulatory laws and statutes, adhering to any code of conduct which may be in place for their industry or country
    • Supporting the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to ensure the organisation maximise its short, medium and long-term profitability and shareholders returns.
    • Effectively implement changes decided by the Company

    The successful candidate will be a graduate, and preferably MBA qualified Managing Director with:
    • A minimum of 12 years in commercial business demonstrating career progression through multiple roles of increasing responsibility aligned with a proven track record of success
    • Experience of delivering results in a multi- national matrixed organisation
    • Evidence of managerial integrity throughout career
    • Experience Ideally gained within 2- 3 different companies at senior management level
    • International experience
    • Strong leadership capability and track record; able to set and execute the strategic vision and direction of a business
    • Experience in managing people & businesses through organisational change
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills – able to confidentially navigate across all areas of the business, with a tailored and polished management style.
    This is an outstanding career opportunity in which you will play a key role with the Tunstall Group, contributing both strategically and operationally to ensure the future growth of the business across the UK & Ireland, and Globally.

    If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium brand organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or email

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Managing Director - UK & Ireland

    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 are delighted to be working on a retained basis with a global manufacturing and distribution organisation, based in Yorkshire, who are looking to appoint a COO into their global executive leadership team.

    Working closely with the CEO, the primary responsibility of this position will be to lead and oversea the daily operations of the group functions in accordance with the strategic plan and operational and capital expenditure budgets.


    Key responsibilities include:


    • To assist the CEO and the CFO in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    • Developing an annual operating plan that supports the group’s long-term strategy whilst keeping C-suite briefed on all operational and revenue performance, resolutions of issues and project development in advance of Board meetings

    • Assisting the C-Suite in overseeing the group’s achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within our industries

    • Oversee all growth and change projects including a full review of the end to end supply chain across the group

    • Embracing and driving a culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity

    • Assess and manage the principal risks of the groups’ business within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).

    • Conduct employee performance reviews and ensure that direct reports adhere to their respective job duties whilst continually ensuring that all internal procedures are updated and followed by all staff

    • As part of the Group Leadership Team, attend all global leadership meetings and help plan and guide strategic global growth


    Ultimately, this position will be charged to deliver key business and functional results whilst working towards and developing the core strategic direction of the outlined group business plan. The successful candidate will have a background in engineering and operations, and will have operated at board level within an international engineering/manufacturing group.









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    Adam Dickson is an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. He has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    Adam has spent 10 years of his career in Australia, leading an executive search firm with reach across the Asia Pacific market, whilst operating within a global ASX listed business based out of Sydney. Adam has substantial experience in completing retained search mandates for a broad range of clients, ranging from Blue Chip, SME and Private Equity backed organisations.

    As a previous business owner, and having held numerous leadership roles, Adam prides himself on exceptional service delivery for clients and candidates, acting as both a trusted career advisor and search partner. As an Associate partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam delivers executive assignments on behalf of a comprehensive list of FTSE and Aim listed PLCs, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

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  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Salary: £130000 - £150000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAZ-34496

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be working on a retained basis with a global manufacturing and distribution organisation, based in Yorkshire, who are looking to appoint a COO into their global executive leadership team.

    Working closely with the CEO, the primary responsibility of this position will be to lead and oversea the daily operations of the group functions in accordance with the strategic plan and operational and capital expenditure budgets.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • To assist the CEO and the CFO in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    • Developing an annual operating plan that supports the group’s long-term strategy whilst keeping C-suite briefed on all operational and revenue performance, resolutions of issues and project development in advance of Board meetings

    • Assisting the C-Suite in overseeing the group’s achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within our industries

    • Oversee all growth and change projects including a full review of the end to end supply chain across the group

    • Embracing and driving a culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity

    • Assess and manage the principal risks of the groups’ business within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).

    • Conduct employee performance reviews and ensure that direct reports adhere to their respective job duties whilst continually ensuring that all internal procedures are updated and followed by all staff

    • As part of the Group Leadership Team, attend all global leadership meetings and help plan and guide strategic global growth

    Ultimately, this position will be charged to deliver key business and functional results whilst working towards and developing the core strategic direction of the outlined group business plan. The successful candidate will have a background in engineering and operations, and will have operated at board level within an international engineering/manufacturing group.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Adam Dickson
    Adam Dickson

    Phone: 07935 502 755
    Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
    Online: Join my network on LinkedIn

    Apply for Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    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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    • Developing an annual operating plan that supports the group’s long-term strategy whilst keeping C-suite briefed on all operational and revenue performance, resolutions of issues and project development in advance of Board meetings

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  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Salary: £130000 - £150000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESAD-34496

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be working on a retained basis with a global manufacturing and distribution organisation, based in Yorkshire, who are looking to appoint a COO into their global executive leadership team.

    Working closely with the CEO, the primary responsibility of this position will be to lead and oversea the daily operations of the group functions in accordance with the strategic plan and operational and capital expenditure budgets.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • To assist the CEO and the CFO in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the group and establishing the appropriate organizational structure

    • Developing an annual operating plan that supports the group’s long-term strategy whilst keeping C-suite briefed on all operational and revenue performance, resolutions of issues and project development in advance of Board meetings

    • Assisting the C-Suite in overseeing the group’s achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within our industries

    • Oversee all growth and change projects including a full review of the end to end supply chain across the group

    • Embracing and driving a culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity

    • Assess and manage the principal risks of the groups’ business within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).

    • Conduct employee performance reviews and ensure that direct reports adhere to their respective job duties whilst continually ensuring that all internal procedures are updated and followed by all staff

    • As part of the Group Leadership Team, attend all global leadership meetings and help plan and guide strategic global growth

    Ultimately, this position will be charged to deliver key business and functional results whilst working towards and developing the core strategic direction of the outlined group business plan. The successful candidate will have a background in engineering and operations, and will have operated at board level within an international engineering/manufacturing group.

    Apply for Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    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 are the retained recruitment partner to a high growth SME organisation based in Leeds, as they seek to appoint a Chief Financial Officer.

    This owner managed business was established in 2010 and supplied products into the building/construction sector, and has been highly successful, experiencing exponential growth over recent years.

    With strategically placed depots across the north of England and at a turnover of around £15million, the company has built an outstanding reputation based on providing its customers with market leading product availability and over-night, industry leading delivery times.
    With ambitions to grow the business further and expand its geographical offering, my client has recently secured PE investment.

    With that deal now confirmed and an exciting few years ahead for the company, the strategic decision has been made to bring in a Chief Financial Officer. The CFO will form a key part of the businesses board team with the primary responsibility for managing the investment, ensuring the requirements from the PE firm are met and delivering the reporting and analysis required to both satisfy the investors, and support the owners ensuring they meet their growth objectives.

    The CFO will be a business partner and sounding board to the owners and play a significant role in the future growth and success of the business. In addition to operating as part of the board team, the CFO will have day to day responsibility for the 10 strong finance team. With an excellent and trusted Financial Controller in place, the role will be required to up-skill and further develop the busy finance team to support the company’s growth, create strategic reports such as a detailed business plan and 5 year forecast and act as a mentor to the FC as he continues his development.

    There is also an opportunity to contribute significantly from a commercial viewpoint, delivering on projects such as the selection and implementation of new IT systems, providing insight and analysis around potential new depots/locations, analysing potential acquisitions and working closely with the Sales Director and Managing Director to maximise sales performance and company profitability.

    For this appointment, we are seeking an ambitious, driven and commercially focused Finance Director who is ready for their next challenge. Applicants must be qualified accountants with significant post qualification experience and be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering the above key accountabilities within a similar sized growing business. Experience working within a PE backed company is desired, however candidates who have operated to strict reporting deadlines for a larger parent or different ownership set up will be considered. My client is looking to bring in an individual, who in addition to having the technical ability, will complement the current management team and demonstrates a passion for the company and its success that mirrors that of the owners.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Director to join an highly entrepreneurial and ambitious executive team with substantial growth aspirations.

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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Chief Financial Officer Leeds

    Chief Financial Officer

    Salary: Up To £100000 Per Annum + + Equity + Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-33551

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained recruitment partner to a high growth SME organisation based in Leeds, as they seek to appoint a Chief Financial Officer.

    This owner managed business was established in 2010 and supplied products into the building/construction sector, and has been highly successful, experiencing exponential growth over recent years.

    With strategically placed depots across the north of England and at a turnover of around £15million, the company has built an outstanding reputation based on providing its customers with market leading product availability and over-night, industry leading delivery times.
    With ambitions to grow the business further and expand its geographical offering, my client has recently secured PE investment.

    With that deal now confirmed and an exciting few years ahead for the company, the strategic decision has been made to bring in a Chief Financial Officer. The CFO will form a key part of the businesses board team with the primary responsibility for managing the investment, ensuring the requirements from the PE firm are met and delivering the reporting and analysis required to both satisfy the investors, and support the owners ensuring they meet their growth objectives.

    The CFO will be a business partner and sounding board to the owners and play a significant role in the future growth and success of the business. In addition to operating as part of the board team, the CFO will have day to day responsibility for the 10 strong finance team. With an excellent and trusted Financial Controller in place, the role will be required to up-skill and further develop the busy finance team to support the company’s growth, create strategic reports such as a detailed business plan and 5 year forecast and act as a mentor to the FC as he continues his development.

    There is also an opportunity to contribute significantly from a commercial viewpoint, delivering on projects such as the selection and implementation of new IT systems, providing insight and analysis around potential new depots/locations, analysing potential acquisitions and working closely with the Sales Director and Managing Director to maximise sales performance and company profitability.

    For this appointment, we are seeking an ambitious, driven and commercially focused Finance Director who is ready for their next challenge. Applicants must be qualified accountants with significant post qualification experience and be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering the above key accountabilities within a similar sized growing business. Experience working within a PE backed company is desired, however candidates who have operated to strict reporting deadlines for a larger parent or different ownership set up will be considered. My client is looking to bring in an individual, who in addition to having the technical ability, will complement the current management team and demonstrates a passion for the company and its success that mirrors that of the owners.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Director to join an highly entrepreneurial and ambitious executive team with substantial growth aspirations.

    To attract the right talent, my client is willing to pay a competitive salary and benefits package which will include equity (either on joining or soon after).

    Assignment Managed By:

    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] => Interim FP&A Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering a successful B2B Private Equity Owned business in the appointment of an Interim FP&A Director to be based at their head office in West Yorkshire.

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this will be a 6-month contract that will oversee all FP&A functions and key responsibilities will centre around:
    • board pack preparation
    • KPIS dashboards
    • build business plans and business cases
    • financial analysis
    • working capital management and cash flows
    • customer dashboards
    • S&M effectiveness
    • ROCE and ROI metrics

    The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified finance executive with extensive FP&A experience. Although at the FP&A Director level, we are looking for an individual with the willingness to get stuck into the detail as and when required whilst managing a small team of 3.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Interim FP&A Director west yorkshire

    Interim FP&A Director

    Salary: £500 - £800 Per Day
    Location: west yorkshire
    Type: Contract
    Ref Number: ESLB-34001

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering a successful B2B Private Equity Owned business in the appointment of an Interim FP&A Director to be based at their head office in West Yorkshire.

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this will be a 6-month contract that will oversee all FP&A functions and key responsibilities will centre around:
    • board pack preparation
    • KPIS dashboards
    • build business plans and business cases
    • financial analysis
    • working capital management and cash flows
    • customer dashboards
    • S&M effectiveness
    • ROCE and ROI metrics

    The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified finance executive with extensive FP&A experience. Although at the FP&A Director level, we are looking for an individual with the willingness to get stuck into the detail as and when required whilst managing a small team of 3.

    For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Interim FP&A 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] => ESLB-32574
        [title] => Commercial Director 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to High Speed Training in the appointment of a Commercial Director.
    High Speed Training (HST) are the UK’s leading online training provider. They are a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, technology business which prides itself on its values, people culture and customer service.
    HST is a highly engaged and motivated team of over 50 people who are striving to fulfil their mission: Deliver training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the career they’ve chosen. To do this, they have created online training courses across multiple sectors that help across a wide range of subjects and sectors. They work with an extensive list of clients from owner managed SME’s, through to some of the UK’s most widely recognised PLC’s.
    Having trained over a million people, HST are always looking to create new ways of engaging with their learners, and they are very much looking forward to training the next million.
    The business has a clear vision and goals, and as part of their continued growth strategy an opportunity now exists for a Commercial Director to join the organisation.
    HST are a dynamic business that has embraced home working. So, although the head office is based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, we are inviting applications from across the UK.
    This is a newly created role. The Commercial Director will take full responsibility for developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to the company goals and strategic growth plan.
    As a valued member of the Senior Leadership team you’ll play a pivotal role in developing and contributing to their wider business plans.
    Reporting into, and working closely with the CEO, you will be responsible for shaping the organisation’s commercial function, key responsibilities will include:
    ● Driving revenue and market penetration, with responsibility for driving recurring revenue growth
    ● Developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to company goals and strategic growth plan
    ● Demonstrating excellent leadership, leading diverse teams with a collaborative approach to deliver quality outcomes for their customers, and being a role model to others
    ● Leading and developing diverse teams of (Sales, Marketing, Commercial Sector Heads)
    ● Developing a sector-based approach to business development, and building agile cross functional teams with specialist experience to create new and diverse course content that services their market requirements
    ● Setting of financial targets in partnership with the Head of Finance and monitoring and reporting on performance against targets
    ● Being the voice of the customer - ensuring all teams understand customer needs and requirements and deliver excellence
    ● Collaborating with other Leaders and functions to ensure everyone is working effectively together to deliver for their customers
    ● Working closely with Marketing continuously working to attract new business
    ● Keeping up to date with industry trends and competitors



    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader with at least 5 years’ experience at the “head of” Or “director” level within the SaaS software / technology sector.
    In addition, we are looking for individuals with:
    ● Demonstrable experience of delivering consistent trajectory of recurring revenue growth in previous roles
    ● Proven and effective leadership and coaching skills - creating, leading, and developing diverse teams within a digital or tech business environment
    ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    ● A passion for customer excellence, innovation and pushing the boundaries with product and services to deliver the very best customer outcomes
    ● Great interpersonal and communication skills

    You will be a self-starter with an energetic approach that engages and motivates others. A problem solver with analytical, and numerical ability and a keen eye for detail.

    The HST culture and values are at the heart of everything they do, so the natural ability to collaborate with teams and individuals cross functionally to ensure everyone is working effectively to deliver our mission is an essential requirement of the role.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Commercial Director

    Commercial Director

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32574

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to High Speed Training in the appointment of a Commercial Director.
    High Speed Training (HST) are the UK’s leading online training provider. They are a highly entrepreneurial, fast growing, technology business which prides itself on its values, people culture and customer service.
    HST is a highly engaged and motivated team of over 50 people who are striving to fulfil their mission: Deliver training that helps people to be engaged, effective and safe in the career they’ve chosen. To do this, they have created online training courses across multiple sectors that help across a wide range of subjects and sectors. They work with an extensive list of clients from owner managed SME’s, through to some of the UK’s most widely recognised PLC’s.
    Having trained over a million people, HST are always looking to create new ways of engaging with their learners, and they are very much looking forward to training the next million.
    The business has a clear vision and goals, and as part of their continued growth strategy an opportunity now exists for a Commercial Director to join the organisation.
    HST are a dynamic business that has embraced home working. So, although the head office is based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, we are inviting applications from across the UK.
    This is a newly created role. The Commercial Director will take full responsibility for developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to the company goals and strategic growth plan.
    As a valued member of the Senior Leadership team you’ll play a pivotal role in developing and contributing to their wider business plans.
    Reporting into, and working closely with the CEO, you will be responsible for shaping the organisation’s commercial function, key responsibilities will include:
    ● Driving revenue and market penetration, with responsibility for driving recurring revenue growth
    ● Developing and implementing commercial strategies aligned to company goals and strategic growth plan
    ● Demonstrating excellent leadership, leading diverse teams with a collaborative approach to deliver quality outcomes for their customers, and being a role model to others
    ● Leading and developing diverse teams of (Sales, Marketing, Commercial Sector Heads)
    ● Developing a sector-based approach to business development, and building agile cross functional teams with specialist experience to create new and diverse course content that services their market requirements
    ● Setting of financial targets in partnership with the Head of Finance and monitoring and reporting on performance against targets
    ● Being the voice of the customer - ensuring all teams understand customer needs and requirements and deliver excellence
    ● Collaborating with other Leaders and functions to ensure everyone is working effectively together to deliver for their customers
    ● Working closely with Marketing continuously working to attract new business
    ● Keeping up to date with industry trends and competitors

    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader with at least 5 years’ experience at the “head of” Or “director” level within the SaaS software / technology sector.
    In addition, we are looking for individuals with:
    ● Demonstrable experience of delivering consistent trajectory of recurring revenue growth in previous roles
    ● Proven and effective leadership and coaching skills - creating, leading, and developing diverse teams within a digital or tech business environment
    ● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    ● A passion for customer excellence, innovation and pushing the boundaries with product and services to deliver the very best customer outcomes
    ● Great interpersonal and communication skills

    You will be a self-starter with an energetic approach that engages and motivates others. A problem solver with analytical, and numerical ability and a keen eye for detail.

    The HST culture and values are at the heart of everything they do, so the natural ability to collaborate with teams and individuals cross functionally to ensure everyone is working effectively to deliver our mission is an essential requirement of the role.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Commercial 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] => Head of FP&A
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are delighted to have been appointed as a retained partner to Willerby as they seek to hire a Head of FP&A.

    Now entering it’s 75th year in business, Willerby is the UK market leader in the manufacture of Lodges and Caravans and has, since it’s 2017 sale to PE house Equistone, seen turnover increase significantly to exceed £170m. With the current high levels of interest for staycations, the business is in a strong market sector and has recently made major investments to support further increases in market share and competitiveness.

    The Head of FP&A position is a newly created role, that has been put in place to ensure the business has Financial Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting and reporting processes that are consistent with its scale, sophistication and market placement. Working alongside the Group Financial Controller, the role will provide close support to the Group Finance Director and will be tasked with taking ownership for the FP&A function and providing drive and impetus to its development.

    Following the recent implementation and go-live of a new ERP system, the finance department has an opportunity to reduce the time it spends creating data/reports and maximise its value-add to the company through providing better analysis, insights and business partnering. In addition to the below core responsibilities, the Head of FP&A will have management responsibility for a team of 7 and be required to support them as the FP&A function changes its focus over the coming months/years.

    The Head of FP&A will have full responsibility for all Operational & Commercial aspects of reporting and planning.

    Other specific areas of responsibility will include:

    -Own the end to end processes and outputs for annual and in year Budget / Forecasting cycles from collection, consolidation, review and presentations to final approval
    -Manage core weekly and monthly reporting processes for all aspects of Operations and Commercial profitability including managing deliverables, analysis of outputs, summarising KPIs for senior management and investors
    -Collaborate with the Group Financial Controller to ensure Group reporting is completed to a consistent standard and timetable as per P&L and BS reporting
    -Maintain a strong handle on external business trends in order to keep the Board appraised of all emerging issues / opportunities that could impact performance
    -Orchestrate monthly management reviews of performance by category, business unit or function as appropriate
    -Partner with the Board of Directors to identify and drive opportunities for efficiencies and growth
    -Manage the full investment submission / evaluation / approval cycle

    Due to the fast paced and demanding nature of this high growth, PE backed business, it is essential that all applicants are qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) Accountants who can demonstrate a strong track record working within FP&A. Experience of managing/developing teams, driving process improvements and effectively utilising systems will also be key shortlisting criteria on this high profile job opportunity.

    Willerby is an ambitious and driven business but one that balances a demanding environment with flexibility to support their employees. In addition to a competitive salary and package, flexibility to work from home when required (post Covid) and a 2pm finish on a Friday will all be available to the successful applicant.

    If you believe you have the ambition and drive to make an impact in this great company and have the technical skills and FP&A experience to support this, do not hesitate to get in touch and apply today.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Head of FP&A Kingston Upon Hull

    Head of FP&A

    Location: Kingston Upon Hull
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-33044

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are delighted to have been appointed as a retained partner to Willerby as they seek to hire a Head of FP&A.

    Now entering it’s 75th year in business, Willerby is the UK market leader in the manufacture of Lodges and Caravans and has, since it’s 2017 sale to PE house Equistone, seen turnover increase significantly to exceed £170m. With the current high levels of interest for staycations, the business is in a strong market sector and has recently made major investments to support further increases in market share and competitiveness.

    The Head of FP&A position is a newly created role, that has been put in place to ensure the business has Financial Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting and reporting processes that are consistent with its scale, sophistication and market placement. Working alongside the Group Financial Controller, the role will provide close support to the Group Finance Director and will be tasked with taking ownership for the FP&A function and providing drive and impetus to its development.

    Following the recent implementation and go-live of a new ERP system, the finance department has an opportunity to reduce the time it spends creating data/reports and maximise its value-add to the company through providing better analysis, insights and business partnering. In addition to the below core responsibilities, the Head of FP&A will have management responsibility for a team of 7 and be required to support them as the FP&A function changes its focus over the coming months/years.

    The Head of FP&A will have full responsibility for all Operational & Commercial aspects of reporting and planning.

    Other specific areas of responsibility will include:

    -Own the end to end processes and outputs for annual and in year Budget / Forecasting cycles from collection, consolidation, review and presentations to final approval
    -Manage core weekly and monthly reporting processes for all aspects of Operations and Commercial profitability including managing deliverables, analysis of outputs, summarising KPIs for senior management and investors
    -Collaborate with the Group Financial Controller to ensure Group reporting is completed to a consistent standard and timetable as per P&L and BS reporting
    -Maintain a strong handle on external business trends in order to keep the Board appraised of all emerging issues / opportunities that could impact performance
    -Orchestrate monthly management reviews of performance by category, business unit or function as appropriate
    -Partner with the Board of Directors to identify and drive opportunities for efficiencies and growth
    -Manage the full investment submission / evaluation / approval cycle

    Due to the fast paced and demanding nature of this high growth, PE backed business, it is essential that all applicants are qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) Accountants who can demonstrate a strong track record working within FP&A. Experience of managing/developing teams, driving process improvements and effectively utilising systems will also be key shortlisting criteria on this high profile job opportunity.

    Willerby is an ambitious and driven business but one that balances a demanding environment with flexibility to support their employees. In addition to a competitive salary and package, flexibility to work from home when required (post Covid) and a 2pm finish on a Friday will all be available to the successful applicant.

    If you believe you have the ambition and drive to make an impact in this great company and have the technical skills and FP&A experience to support this, do not hesitate to get in touch and apply today.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Head of FP&A

    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 the retained partner to one of Yorkshire’s leading manufacturing organisations in the appointment of a Managing Director to be based in West Yorkshire.

    The group has a turnover in excess £75 Million and has a long and successful Yorkshire Heritage. They have several well-known, market leading brands within their portfolio, with a strong reputation for innovation and quality. With global coverage, the company consists of a number of businesses that distribute products to a variety of sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Defence and Oil & Gas.

    An opportunity now exists for a Managing Director to lead one of these businesses within the group. With a turnover of approximately £17million, this high precision manufacturing company has three production facilities in the UK and sales offices in both China and Canada.

    Reporting to the Group CEO, you will lead a team of circa 120 colleagues through 6 direct reports and key responsibilities will include:

    • Developing and executing the company’s business strategies in order to attain short
    and long-term goals
    • Providing strategic advice to the board and Chairperson so that they will have
    accurate view of the market and the company’s future
    • Preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by
    planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
    • Maintaining budgets for the business as well as the individual projects it takes on
    • Communicating and maintaining trust in relationships with business partners, key
    customers and suppliers
    • Maintaining regular dialogue with the Group’s subsidiaries in China and Canada
    • Overseeing the company’s financial performance, investments and other business
    ventures
    • Delegating responsibilities and supervising the work of executives providing
    guidance, mentorship and motivation to drive maximum performance
    • Acting as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in
    ways that strengthen its profile
    • Researching and analysing the industry, market, and competitors to make informed
    strategy decision
    • Creating initiatives to take advantage of market opportunities, reduce operational
    threats, forestall business risks, and maximises core strengths

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

    • A successful track record operating at the MD or Operations Director level within a
    high-pressured manufacturing and engineering sector
    • Experience of working in multi-faceted and multi-site operations, ideally with UK
    and International exposure
    • Experience of implementing and monitoring modern manufacturing techniques
    • A proven ability to deliver strategic business plans
    • Strong man management and mentoring skills - will be hands on when needed, but also
    understands the strengths of your existing team members
    • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills
    • A good understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
    • Ambition, drive and passion

    Ideally you will be based within commutable distance of either West Yorkshire or Surrey and be willing to travel both in the UK and Internationally as required.

    The role offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic, forward thinking and technically advanced company, and in return the successful candidate will enjoy a challenging and rewarding future, with a competitive remuneration package. [type] => Permanent [location] => Bradford [dateposted] => 2021-06-10 09:40:46 [priority] => 0 [broadcast] => Executive Search [salary_currency] => gbp [salary_from] => 90000 [salary_to] => 100000 [salary_per] => annum [salary_benefits] => benefits [salary] => gbp90000 - gbp100000 per annum + benefits [ordering] => 13 [sticky] => 0 [postcode] => S60 2AF [brand] => pl [lat] => 53.4266 [lng] => -1.35552 [homepage] => 1 [status] => 1 [job_posted] => 28-10-2020 [branded] => [employerID] => [completed] => [managerName] => Lee Bhandal [manager] => Array ( [1] => [6] => 07590 529 274 [3] =>

    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Managing Director Bradford

    Managing Director

    Salary: £90000 - £100000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: Bradford
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32963

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to one of Yorkshire’s leading manufacturing organisations in the appointment of a Managing Director to be based in West Yorkshire.

    The group has a turnover in excess £75 Million and has a long and successful Yorkshire Heritage. They have several well-known, market leading brands within their portfolio, with a strong reputation for innovation and quality. With global coverage, the company consists of a number of businesses that distribute products to a variety of sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Defence and Oil & Gas.

    An opportunity now exists for a Managing Director to lead one of these businesses within the group. With a turnover of approximately £17million, this high precision manufacturing company has three production facilities in the UK and sales offices in both China and Canada.

    Reporting to the Group CEO, you will lead a team of circa 120 colleagues through 6 direct reports and key responsibilities will include:

    • Developing and executing the company’s business strategies in order to attain short
    and long-term goals
    • Providing strategic advice to the board and Chairperson so that they will have
    accurate view of the market and the company’s future
    • Preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by
    planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
    • Maintaining budgets for the business as well as the individual projects it takes on
    • Communicating and maintaining trust in relationships with business partners, key
    customers and suppliers
    • Maintaining regular dialogue with the Group’s subsidiaries in China and Canada
    • Overseeing the company’s financial performance, investments and other business
    ventures
    • Delegating responsibilities and supervising the work of executives providing
    guidance, mentorship and motivation to drive maximum performance
    • Acting as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in
    ways that strengthen its profile
    • Researching and analysing the industry, market, and competitors to make informed
    strategy decision
    • Creating initiatives to take advantage of market opportunities, reduce operational
    threats, forestall business risks, and maximises core strengths

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

    • A successful track record operating at the MD or Operations Director level within a
    high-pressured manufacturing and engineering sector
    • Experience of working in multi-faceted and multi-site operations, ideally with UK
    and International exposure
    • Experience of implementing and monitoring modern manufacturing techniques
    • A proven ability to deliver strategic business plans
    • Strong man management and mentoring skills - will be hands on when needed, but also
    understands the strengths of your existing team members
    • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills
    • A good understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
    • Ambition, drive and passion

    Ideally you will be based within commutable distance of either West Yorkshire or Surrey and be willing to travel both in the UK and Internationally as required.

    The role offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic, forward thinking and technically advanced company, and in return the successful candidate will enjoy a challenging and rewarding future, with a competitive remuneration package.

    Assignment Managed By:

    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] => Strategic Projects Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search have been selected as the retained partner to a high growth, leading, global technology business in the appointment of a Strategic Projects Director to be based in their South Yorkshire Head Office.

    With a turnover of circa £40 million, and significant buy and build growth plans, our client employs over 300 staff globally. They design and deliver technologies that support critical business assets around the globe within the Water, Broadcast, Power, Oil & Gas, Transport and Power Industries. The technology provides their clients with trusted insights to make business critical decisions for the advancement of productivity, safety and security.

    Due to their continued success an opportunity now exists for a Strategic Projects Director. Reporting directly into the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for leading, motivating, managing and developing the Project Management function and have overall responsibility for the timely and quality delivery of a broad range of projects for clients and across the business.

    The company have a number of ongoing projects which you will be required to lead on, having a key impact to ensure these projects are delivered successfully working closely with the clients to make improvements, suggest changes and review time frames and costs.

    Core responsibilities include:

    •Build and manage a Project Management Office (PMO)
    •Lead the organisation through strategic change and transformation initiatives
    •Manage new global business integrations via M&A
    •Ensure all projects are delivered to time, quality and budget requirements
    •Design and deploy (based on industry best practice) appropriate delivery frameworks and solid project governance across all functions ensuring alignment to ISO9001 & ISO27001 standards
    •Provide deep analysis of the programme/projects schedule and ensure it is robust, coherent and optimised
    •Build and maintain excellent relationships with varied and multiple stakeholders, across geographic boundaries, in order to ensure the success of the projects and strategic initiatives
    •Lead, inspire and empower a growing team of project managers and the wider PMO and product teams, providing mentorship, direction and oversee the prioritisation of work
    •Provide continuous improvement (ITIL) and implement and maintain CI best practices in the PMO and product teams

    The Strategic Project Director should be able to demonstrate the following work experience:

    •A successful track record of building and managing a Project Management Office (PMO)/Centre of Excellence (CoE)
    •Demonstrable experience working in and with different countries and cultures, ensuring local customs, cultures and delivery approaches are considered and appropriate people engagement is applied
    •Demonstrable experience delivering large projects and programmes with appropriate delivery methodologies
    •Delivery of business/group wide change and transformation programmes aligned to defined strategic initiatives
    •Experience in M&A including managing integrations
    •Thorough experience of building strong relationships with key stakeholders and leading in complex environments
    •Experience in building and developing successful teams
    •Ideally some experience of working within the IT software or Technology industries

    The successful candidate will be a proven senior projects leader with a demonstrable track record of developing, organising and leading a well organised programme office. You should be a strong communicator and decision maker with the inter personal skills and gravitas to influence stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally with customers.

    You will be a graduate and possess project management qualifications/Training/Experience/Knowledge to include:

    o PRINCE2
    o AGILE (Scrum, Kanban etc)
    o PMP (PMBOK) or APM
    o P3O (building successful Project Management Offices)

    •ITIL v3/v4 qualified or experience.
    •Experience/delivery of ISO standards (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, ISO27001)

    This is an outstanding opportunity to join a globally recognised brand at an exciting time to lead on and deliver multi-million pound projects coupled with developing a first class Project Management Team. For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Strategic Projects Director South Yorkshire

    Strategic Projects Director

    Salary: Benefit
    Location: South Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-33130

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search have been selected as the retained partner to a high growth, leading, global technology business in the appointment of a Strategic Projects Director to be based in their South Yorkshire Head Office.

    With a turnover of circa £40 million, and significant buy and build growth plans, our client employs over 300 staff globally. They design and deliver technologies that support critical business assets around the globe within the Water, Broadcast, Power, Oil & Gas, Transport and Power Industries. The technology provides their clients with trusted insights to make business critical decisions for the advancement of productivity, safety and security.

    Due to their continued success an opportunity now exists for a Strategic Projects Director. Reporting directly into the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for leading, motivating, managing and developing the Project Management function and have overall responsibility for the timely and quality delivery of a broad range of projects for clients and across the business.

    The company have a number of ongoing projects which you will be required to lead on, having a key impact to ensure these projects are delivered successfully working closely with the clients to make improvements, suggest changes and review time frames and costs.

    Core responsibilities include:

    •Build and manage a Project Management Office (PMO)
    •Lead the organisation through strategic change and transformation initiatives
    •Manage new global business integrations via M&A
    •Ensure all projects are delivered to time, quality and budget requirements
    •Design and deploy (based on industry best practice) appropriate delivery frameworks and solid project governance across all functions ensuring alignment to ISO9001 & ISO27001 standards
    •Provide deep analysis of the programme/projects schedule and ensure it is robust, coherent and optimised
    •Build and maintain excellent relationships with varied and multiple stakeholders, across geographic boundaries, in order to ensure the success of the projects and strategic initiatives
    •Lead, inspire and empower a growing team of project managers and the wider PMO and product teams, providing mentorship, direction and oversee the prioritisation of work
    •Provide continuous improvement (ITIL) and implement and maintain CI best practices in the PMO and product teams

    The Strategic Project Director should be able to demonstrate the following work experience:

    •A successful track record of building and managing a Project Management Office (PMO)/Centre of Excellence (CoE)
    •Demonstrable experience working in and with different countries and cultures, ensuring local customs, cultures and delivery approaches are considered and appropriate people engagement is applied
    •Demonstrable experience delivering large projects and programmes with appropriate delivery methodologies
    •Delivery of business/group wide change and transformation programmes aligned to defined strategic initiatives
    •Experience in M&A including managing integrations
    •Thorough experience of building strong relationships with key stakeholders and leading in complex environments
    •Experience in building and developing successful teams
    •Ideally some experience of working within the IT software or Technology industries

    The successful candidate will be a proven senior projects leader with a demonstrable track record of developing, organising and leading a well organised programme office. You should be a strong communicator and decision maker with the inter personal skills and gravitas to influence stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally with customers.

    You will be a graduate and possess project management qualifications/Training/Experience/Knowledge to include:

    o PRINCE2
    o AGILE (Scrum, Kanban etc)
    o PMP (PMBOK) or APM
    o P3O (building successful Project Management Offices)

    •ITIL v3/v4 qualified or experience.
    •Experience/delivery of ISO standards (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, ISO27001)

    This is an outstanding opportunity to join a globally recognised brand at an exciting time to lead on and deliver multi-million pound projects coupled with developing a first class Project Management Team. For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Strategic Projects 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] => Head of HR Business Partnering 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a market leading, multi-site organisation within the Industrial sector in the appointment of a Head of HR Business Partnering to be based in West Yorkshire.

    The business is going through a significant period of change and modernisation and HR are playing a significant role in this transformation.

    Reporting into the HR Director joining the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for leading a highly engaged team that consistently delivers against the HR organisational plan within a business that covers multiple sites and over 1000 people.

    Specifically, you will play a lead role in ensuring:

    •The business has a motivated, engaged and productive workforce, and that the Business Unit activities are productive and efficient
    •A high level of individual and team capability and line leaders and managers have the skills to manage people through change and get the best out of their teams and team members
    •The Business Unit Leadership team are considered a high-performing team
    •The Business Unit workforce value and champion cultural diversity and individual difference, lever-aging different strengths and perspectives to deliver stronger teams and better business solutions
    •The Business Unit HR team share learning and deliver excellent HR services and impactful HR interventions and utilising the Core Services Function effectively
    •The business understand performance levels and progress against their HR strategy and plan

    In addition, you will:

    •Provide first class leadership for the HR team and role modelling what great leadership looks like for the senior leadership team
    •Review HR trends and metrics; providing insight, challenge and support and proactively working with the business to develop solutions to improve business performance
    •Work alongside business leaders and management team(s) to challenge, support and coach them in the delivery of the business plan through their people, including the successful and effective management of business and organisational change
    •Develop the Business Unit people plans and interventions to ensure that performance is raised and the business plan is delivered; in addition, ensuring that there are plans in place that build the capability to deliver the business plans of the future
    •Ensure any required Business Unit changes or initiatives are aligned and optimised with the people plan for the whole group
    •Deliver an effective service that reinforces the business HR model, i.e. the HR Business Partner facilitates and prioritise the demand on the services and expertise of the Centres of Excellence
    •Develop and embed effective ways of working with Trade Unions across all sites, ensuring a collaborative working environment and avoidance of industrial action
    •Review change outcomes and their contribution to achieving business strategy thereby driving continuous improvement
    •Coach and develop people leaders, building their skills and competency to manage and maximise their effectiveness and performance and that of their teams
    •Communicate and drive the People plan through both operational excellence in business-as-usual and transformational change

    Parkinson Lee are looking for the successful candidate to be able to demonstrate the following:

    •Expert knowledge of a broad depth of HR practices and legislation
    •Proven track record in leading HR teams and working with senior business leaders to deliver large scale / and or multiple projects and strategic change initiatives
    •Previous experience of working with Trade Unions and in a Unionised environment
    •A resilient and strong personality to be able to challenge where needed
    •Strong leadership skills with experience of evaluating team structures
    •Motivated to drive cultural change within a business
    •Experience of delivering agendas around talent and succession planning
    •Experience of contributing to leadership board with confidence
    •Experience of working across multiple sites

    This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of the regions most recognisable brands at an exciting time of cultural change and transformation. You will significantly influence the direction of travel and be instrumental in the future success of the organisation. For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Head of HR Business Partnering Knottingley

    Head of HR Business Partnering

    Salary: £90000 - £100000 Per Annum + Benefits
    Location: Knottingley
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-33038

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a market leading, multi-site organisation within the Industrial sector in the appointment of a Head of HR Business Partnering to be based in West Yorkshire.

    The business is going through a significant period of change and modernisation and HR are playing a significant role in this transformation.

    Reporting into the HR Director joining the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for leading a highly engaged team that consistently delivers against the HR organisational plan within a business that covers multiple sites and over 1000 people.

    Specifically, you will play a lead role in ensuring:

    •The business has a motivated, engaged and productive workforce, and that the Business Unit activities are productive and efficient
    •A high level of individual and team capability and line leaders and managers have the skills to manage people through change and get the best out of their teams and team members
    •The Business Unit Leadership team are considered a high-performing team
    •The Business Unit workforce value and champion cultural diversity and individual difference, lever-aging different strengths and perspectives to deliver stronger teams and better business solutions
    •The Business Unit HR team share learning and deliver excellent HR services and impactful HR interventions and utilising the Core Services Function effectively
    •The business understand performance levels and progress against their HR strategy and plan

    In addition, you will:

    •Provide first class leadership for the HR team and role modelling what great leadership looks like for the senior leadership team
    •Review HR trends and metrics; providing insight, challenge and support and proactively working with the business to develop solutions to improve business performance
    •Work alongside business leaders and management team(s) to challenge, support and coach them in the delivery of the business plan through their people, including the successful and effective management of business and organisational change
    •Develop the Business Unit people plans and interventions to ensure that performance is raised and the business plan is delivered; in addition, ensuring that there are plans in place that build the capability to deliver the business plans of the future
    •Ensure any required Business Unit changes or initiatives are aligned and optimised with the people plan for the whole group
    •Deliver an effective service that reinforces the business HR model, i.e. the HR Business Partner facilitates and prioritise the demand on the services and expertise of the Centres of Excellence
    •Develop and embed effective ways of working with Trade Unions across all sites, ensuring a collaborative working environment and avoidance of industrial action
    •Review change outcomes and their contribution to achieving business strategy thereby driving continuous improvement
    •Coach and develop people leaders, building their skills and competency to manage and maximise their effectiveness and performance and that of their teams
    •Communicate and drive the People plan through both operational excellence in business-as-usual and transformational change

    Parkinson Lee are looking for the successful candidate to be able to demonstrate the following:

    •Expert knowledge of a broad depth of HR practices and legislation
    •Proven track record in leading HR teams and working with senior business leaders to deliver large scale / and or multiple projects and strategic change initiatives
    •Previous experience of working with Trade Unions and in a Unionised environment
    •A resilient and strong personality to be able to challenge where needed
    •Strong leadership skills with experience of evaluating team structures
    •Motivated to drive cultural change within a business
    •Experience of delivering agendas around talent and succession planning
    •Experience of contributing to leadership board with confidence
    •Experience of working across multiple sites

    This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of the regions most recognisable brands at an exciting time of cultural change and transformation. You will significantly influence the direction of travel and be instrumental in the future success of the organisation. For a confidential a discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee or apply via this advert.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Head of HR Business Partnering

    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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    Please note
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        [title] => Financial Controller 
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to MJ Gleeson plc as they seek to appoint a Financial Controller for their homes division.

    MJ Gleeson is a high-growth PLC, listed on the Main Index of the London Stock Exchange, specialising in housebuilding and strategic land trading. The Group operates two businesses:

    • Gleeson Homes – operating in the North and Midlands building high-quality, low-cost homes to young, first-time buyers on low to mid incomes, where they are needed, for people who need them most
    • Gleeson Strategic Land – operating in the South promoting land and enhancing its value by securing mainly residential planning consent

    MJ Gleeson is a highly profitable business and the Group has experienced rapid growth over recent years, particularly in the Homes Division, with ambitious growth plans for the future.

    In addition, the business is currently undergoing a period of exciting transformation and cultural change. Finance is a highly valued commercial function within the business and is at the heart of all key strategic decisions.

    Due to the continued growth and success, the organisation now needs to further strengthen its high calibre finance team with the appointment of a new Financial Controller within its Homes Division.

    The Financial Controller role is a newly created position within the organisation and will form a pivotal part of the finance management team. Due to the increased focus and demand on finance to support the wider business, this is a fantastic opportunity for a prospective candidate to take on high profile role where they will be provided with the platform, with the support of the Finance Director, to make it their own.

    Main Responsibilities will include:

    - Key member of the senior finance team supporting the Homes Finance Director
    - Ownership over the production of monthly management accounts for the Homes Division
    - Regular balance sheet and cashflow reviews, ensuring key reconciliations undertaken
    - Development of weekly, monthly and annual reporting of actual results
    - Analysing trends to inform key operational decision makers
    - Oversight and involvement in preparation of budgets and financial forecasts
    - Key involvement in interactions with external audit and tax advisors
    - Provide direction and supervision to the Management Accounts team
    - Specific projects and other analysis as required by the Homes FD, CFO and wider business
    - Regular interaction with the CFO and other members of the Homes Senior Management Team

    Due to the fast paced and dynamic nature of the business; the drive, ambition, and attitude of potential applicants, is just as important as their technical skills. Gleeson has a strong track record of providing development and progression opportunities for their staff and in return they ask for hard work, passion for the brand and a drive to produce work to the highest standards.

    The successful candidate will need to be a qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) with post qualification experience in a financial management position. In addition, we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate a strong understanding of management accounting and recent practical experience of driving process improvements and better utilisation of IT systems.

    This is a unique opportunity to come available on the South Yorkshire market and would be a fantastic next step for any ambitious Finance Manager/Financial Controller. For a confidential discussion or to express your interest, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Seniority Level
    Mid-Senior level

    Industry
    Commercial Real Estate Construction
    Employment Type
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Financial Controller Sheffield

    Financial Controller

    Salary: £Six Figure Package
    Location: Sheffield
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-31803

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to MJ Gleeson plc as they seek to appoint a Financial Controller for their homes division.

    MJ Gleeson is a high-growth PLC, listed on the Main Index of the London Stock Exchange, specialising in housebuilding and strategic land trading. The Group operates two businesses:

    • Gleeson Homes – operating in the North and Midlands building high-quality, low-cost homes to young, first-time buyers on low to mid incomes, where they are needed, for people who need them most
    • Gleeson Strategic Land – operating in the South promoting land and enhancing its value by securing mainly residential planning consent

    MJ Gleeson is a highly profitable business and the Group has experienced rapid growth over recent years, particularly in the Homes Division, with ambitious growth plans for the future.

    In addition, the business is currently undergoing a period of exciting transformation and cultural change. Finance is a highly valued commercial function within the business and is at the heart of all key strategic decisions.

    Due to the continued growth and success, the organisation now needs to further strengthen its high calibre finance team with the appointment of a new Financial Controller within its Homes Division.

    The Financial Controller role is a newly created position within the organisation and will form a pivotal part of the finance management team. Due to the increased focus and demand on finance to support the wider business, this is a fantastic opportunity for a prospective candidate to take on high profile role where they will be provided with the platform, with the support of the Finance Director, to make it their own.

    Main Responsibilities will include:

    - Key member of the senior finance team supporting the Homes Finance Director
    - Ownership over the production of monthly management accounts for the Homes Division
    - Regular balance sheet and cashflow reviews, ensuring key reconciliations undertaken
    - Development of weekly, monthly and annual reporting of actual results
    - Analysing trends to inform key operational decision makers
    - Oversight and involvement in preparation of budgets and financial forecasts
    - Key involvement in interactions with external audit and tax advisors
    - Provide direction and supervision to the Management Accounts team
    - Specific projects and other analysis as required by the Homes FD, CFO and wider business
    - Regular interaction with the CFO and other members of the Homes Senior Management Team

    Due to the fast paced and dynamic nature of the business; the drive, ambition, and attitude of potential applicants, is just as important as their technical skills. Gleeson has a strong track record of providing development and progression opportunities for their staff and in return they ask for hard work, passion for the brand and a drive to produce work to the highest standards.

    The successful candidate will need to be a qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) with post qualification experience in a financial management position. In addition, we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate a strong understanding of management accounting and recent practical experience of driving process improvements and better utilisation of IT systems.

    This is a unique opportunity to come available on the South Yorkshire market and would be a fantastic next step for any ambitious Finance Manager/Financial Controller. For a confidential discussion or to express your interest, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Seniority Level
    Mid-Senior level

    Industry
    Commercial Real Estate Construction
    Employment Type
    Full-time

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Financial Controller

    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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        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to Bartoline in the appointment of a Managing Director.
    Bartoline Limited, is a highly entrepreneurial and profitable, privately owned family business, first established in 1876, they are Europe’s leading manufacturer of decorating sundries for the home improvement industry with a turnover of circa £22 million.
    Bartoline are UK Market Leaders and their products include pre-packed paint solvents such as White Spirit, ready mixed and powder fillers, wallcovering adhesives, sugar soaps, paint strippers, garden wood protection products, paraffin, BBQ lighting fluid, etc.
    The company has established a strong brand identity that has become instantly recognisable on retailers’ shelves. This has recently been enhanced further with a complete redesign of the whole range to provide a more modern and streamlined look, providing a powerful and formidable alternative to their competitors. Their customer’s private label requirements also represent a significant part of the company’s business.
    Bartoline are based in the popular market town of Beverley, East Yorkshire, which is an ideal location for the company’s manufacturing sites, head office and warehouses.
    Products are manufactured and distributed extensively through retail, wholesale and trade outlets throughout the United Kingdom and an ever-expanding number of countries overseas. As well as traditional export markets such as the middle east and Africa, recent successes include Australia, Kazakhstan, Chile, Moldova, and many others.
    Subject to volume, Bartoline provide a service which can include everything from the original design concept to finished product. Toll manufacturing is also a growing specialty with many household blue chip companies in the industry taking advantage of the superior facilities on offer.
    The business has seen a significant increase in demand for its products over the last 10 years, with 2020 revenue and profit figures set to exceed all expectations.
    The current MD, Simon Barton, is planning to retire around Dec 2020 and will assume the role of Chairman for at least 12 months following to ensure a smooth and effective handover, as a result an opportunity now exists for a new MD to join Bartoline as his successor.
    Reporting to the Chair and responsible to the shareholders, key responsibilities will include:
    • Directing and controlling the work and resources of the company and ensuring the recruitment and retention of the required numbers of well-motivated, trained, and developed staff to ensure that the company achieves its mission and objectives.
    • Preparing both a corporate and annual business plan whilst monitoring progress against these plans to ensure that the company attains its objectives as cost effectively and efficiently as possible
    • Providing strategic advice and guidance in association with members of the board, to ensure the company is aware of developments within the industry and ensure that the appropriate policies are developed to meet the company’s mission and objectives
    • Establishing and maintaining effective formal and informal links with major customers, relevant government departments and agencies, local authorities, key decisionmakers and other stakeholders generally, to exchange information and views and to ensure that the company is providing the appropriate range and quality of services
    • Developing and maintaining research and development programmes to ensure that the company remains at the forefront in the industry, applies the most cost-effective methods and approaches, provides leading-edge products, and services, and retains its competitive edge
    • Preparing, presenting, and monitoring the implementation of the annual budget to ensure that budget targets are met, that revenue flows are maximised and that fixed costs are minimised whilst maintaining the support of the finance department
    • Developing and maintaining an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the products, services, and image of the company in the wider community
    • Representing the company in negotiations with customers, suppliers, government departments and other key contacts to secure for it the most effective contract terms were necessary
    • Developing and maintaining Total Quality Management systems throughout the company to ensure that the best possible products and services are provided to customers
    • Developing, promoting, and directing the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s work
    • Developing and directing the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that the company complies with all health and safety and other statutory regulations
    The successful candidate will possess:
    • A minimum 5 years’ experience operating as a Managing Director within a similar sized organisation SME Organisation
    • Experience within the FCMG Sector, ideally high-volume low margin products into the Retail or DIY sectors
    • Experience of working within a family owned/owner managed organisation and managing relationships with multiple stakeholder groups
    You will be a commercial and financially astute business leader. An individual with energy, drive and passion, and someone with the gravitas and personality to galvanise through a period of transition. We are seeking a Managing Director that can flex their leadership style without compromising their values, someone that empathetic, but also tough, as the situation demands.
    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Managing Director Beverley

    Managing Director

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits
    Location: Beverley
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32496

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are the retained partner to Bartoline in the appointment of a Managing Director.
    Bartoline Limited, is a highly entrepreneurial and profitable, privately owned family business, first established in 1876, they are Europe’s leading manufacturer of decorating sundries for the home improvement industry with a turnover of circa £22 million.
    Bartoline are UK Market Leaders and their products include pre-packed paint solvents such as White Spirit, ready mixed and powder fillers, wallcovering adhesives, sugar soaps, paint strippers, garden wood protection products, paraffin, BBQ lighting fluid, etc.
    The company has established a strong brand identity that has become instantly recognisable on retailers’ shelves. This has recently been enhanced further with a complete redesign of the whole range to provide a more modern and streamlined look, providing a powerful and formidable alternative to their competitors. Their customer’s private label requirements also represent a significant part of the company’s business.
    Bartoline are based in the popular market town of Beverley, East Yorkshire, which is an ideal location for the company’s manufacturing sites, head office and warehouses.
    Products are manufactured and distributed extensively through retail, wholesale and trade outlets throughout the United Kingdom and an ever-expanding number of countries overseas. As well as traditional export markets such as the middle east and Africa, recent successes include Australia, Kazakhstan, Chile, Moldova, and many others.
    Subject to volume, Bartoline provide a service which can include everything from the original design concept to finished product. Toll manufacturing is also a growing specialty with many household blue chip companies in the industry taking advantage of the superior facilities on offer.
    The business has seen a significant increase in demand for its products over the last 10 years, with 2020 revenue and profit figures set to exceed all expectations.
    The current MD, Simon Barton, is planning to retire around Dec 2020 and will assume the role of Chairman for at least 12 months following to ensure a smooth and effective handover, as a result an opportunity now exists for a new MD to join Bartoline as his successor.
    Reporting to the Chair and responsible to the shareholders, key responsibilities will include:
    • Directing and controlling the work and resources of the company and ensuring the recruitment and retention of the required numbers of well-motivated, trained, and developed staff to ensure that the company achieves its mission and objectives.
    • Preparing both a corporate and annual business plan whilst monitoring progress against these plans to ensure that the company attains its objectives as cost effectively and efficiently as possible
    • Providing strategic advice and guidance in association with members of the board, to ensure the company is aware of developments within the industry and ensure that the appropriate policies are developed to meet the company’s mission and objectives
    • Establishing and maintaining effective formal and informal links with major customers, relevant government departments and agencies, local authorities, key decisionmakers and other stakeholders generally, to exchange information and views and to ensure that the company is providing the appropriate range and quality of services
    • Developing and maintaining research and development programmes to ensure that the company remains at the forefront in the industry, applies the most cost-effective methods and approaches, provides leading-edge products, and services, and retains its competitive edge
    • Preparing, presenting, and monitoring the implementation of the annual budget to ensure that budget targets are met, that revenue flows are maximised and that fixed costs are minimised whilst maintaining the support of the finance department
    • Developing and maintaining an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the products, services, and image of the company in the wider community
    • Representing the company in negotiations with customers, suppliers, government departments and other key contacts to secure for it the most effective contract terms were necessary
    • Developing and maintaining Total Quality Management systems throughout the company to ensure that the best possible products and services are provided to customers
    • Developing, promoting, and directing the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s work
    • Developing and directing the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that the company complies with all health and safety and other statutory regulations
    The successful candidate will possess:
    • A minimum 5 years’ experience operating as a Managing Director within a similar sized organisation SME Organisation
    • Experience within the FCMG Sector, ideally high-volume low margin products into the Retail or DIY sectors
    • Experience of working within a family owned/owner managed organisation and managing relationships with multiple stakeholder groups
    You will be a commercial and financially astute business leader. An individual with energy, drive and passion, and someone with the gravitas and personality to galvanise through a period of transition. We are seeking a Managing Director that can flex their leadership style without compromising their values, someone that empathetic, but also tough, as the situation demands.
    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

    Assignment Managed By:

    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.

    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] => International Sales Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are currently partnering with an International Marketing Leading Digital Technology Business in the appointment of an International Sales Director. Location is open across the UK.

    Reporting into the Chief Revenue Officer, the role will have full P&L responsibility for the company’s International business (excluding Australia).

    You will be responsible for growing revenues from the current portfolio of products and integrating sales of products within any strategic investments that the business may make to accelerate its international growth.

    This is a key leadership role, leading two sales verticals, new business, and account management globally with key territories in APAC, MENA and Europe.

    International revenues currently account for approximately 10% of the overall group revenue. The primary objective is to increase revenue to a minimum of 30% of total group revenues by acquiring new business, and driving growth of existing accounts through business renewals and cross sell.

    Key role responsibilities Include:

    Revenue and Planning

     Direct and oversee the organisation''s international sales policies, objectives, and initiatives
     Responsible for managing the growth of the renewal, cross sell and new business revenues across the world with key markets as a priority
     Achieve targeted annual net revenue growth across relevant cross sell product lines
     Lead the annual account sales planning cycle to set and achieve annual sales targets
     Produce global and country plans and execute these to achieve the annual sales targets
     Develop and deploy mechanisms and processes to accurately forecast sales achievements
     Coordinate the operations of the sales teams across the globe by establishing goals and monitoring the volume of sales. Review progress reports to determine sales potential, customer needs, and the pricing of products or services
     Building, managing and developing key business relationships internationally
     Identify investment opportunities (partnerships, strategic investments, M&A) to accelerate growth


    Leadership and Management

     Lead, motivate and manage the whole international sales team, ensuring a high performing team is in place at all times
     Contributing and developing a best in class relationship management team/group
     Be able to bridge the continuum between selling and delivering consulting services, and offer sales coaching and mentoring to direct reports and the wider team
     Work alongside the UK Sales Director to share best practice and drive sales improvements that benefit the entire sales organisation
     Monitor and ensure the highest level of customer service
     Understanding of cultural differences, ability to build strong trusted relationships with team

    The Candidate:

    The successful candidate will be a proven international sales leader with a track record of driving significant business growth. In particular you possess experience of selling a SaaS platform or data analytics.

    You will be a creative problem solver with true entrepreneurial flair, and a passion for technology consulting and driving new business opportunities.

    You should have the leadership ability to inspire a new team of business development managers and specialists to deliver, and have the ability to translate marketing and sales strategy into deliverable operational results. In addition, you should have a creative mindset with regards to product innovation, community development and customer experience.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity and will play a major part in our client’s strategic goal of building significant and sustainable international revenues.

    Given the amount of anticipated travel, location is not an issue and we are inviting applications from across the UK.
    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.


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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • International Sales Director Yorkshire

    International Sales Director

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Benefits Package
    Location: Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32427

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation Recruitment Group, are currently partnering with an International Marketing Leading Digital Technology Business in the appointment of an International Sales Director. Location is open across the UK.

    Reporting into the Chief Revenue Officer, the role will have full P&L responsibility for the company’s International business (excluding Australia).

    You will be responsible for growing revenues from the current portfolio of products and integrating sales of products within any strategic investments that the business may make to accelerate its international growth.

    This is a key leadership role, leading two sales verticals, new business, and account management globally with key territories in APAC, MENA and Europe.

    International revenues currently account for approximately 10% of the overall group revenue. The primary objective is to increase revenue to a minimum of 30% of total group revenues by acquiring new business, and driving growth of existing accounts through business renewals and cross sell.

    Key role responsibilities Include:

    Revenue and Planning

     Direct and oversee the organisation''s international sales policies, objectives, and initiatives
     Responsible for managing the growth of the renewal, cross sell and new business revenues across the world with key markets as a priority
     Achieve targeted annual net revenue growth across relevant cross sell product lines
     Lead the annual account sales planning cycle to set and achieve annual sales targets
     Produce global and country plans and execute these to achieve the annual sales targets
     Develop and deploy mechanisms and processes to accurately forecast sales achievements
     Coordinate the operations of the sales teams across the globe by establishing goals and monitoring the volume of sales. Review progress reports to determine sales potential, customer needs, and the pricing of products or services
     Building, managing and developing key business relationships internationally
     Identify investment opportunities (partnerships, strategic investments, M&A) to accelerate growth

    Leadership and Management

     Lead, motivate and manage the whole international sales team, ensuring a high performing team is in place at all times
     Contributing and developing a best in class relationship management team/group
     Be able to bridge the continuum between selling and delivering consulting services, and offer sales coaching and mentoring to direct reports and the wider team
     Work alongside the UK Sales Director to share best practice and drive sales improvements that benefit the entire sales organisation
     Monitor and ensure the highest level of customer service
     Understanding of cultural differences, ability to build strong trusted relationships with team

    The Candidate:

    The successful candidate will be a proven international sales leader with a track record of driving significant business growth. In particular you possess experience of selling a SaaS platform or data analytics.

    You will be a creative problem solver with true entrepreneurial flair, and a passion for technology consulting and driving new business opportunities.

    You should have the leadership ability to inspire a new team of business development managers and specialists to deliver, and have the ability to translate marketing and sales strategy into deliverable operational results. In addition, you should have a creative mindset with regards to product innovation, community development and customer experience.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity and will play a major part in our client’s strategic goal of building significant and sustainable international revenues.

    Given the amount of anticipated travel, location is not an issue and we are inviting applications from across the UK.
    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for International Sales 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

    Contact Information

    Current Employment Details

    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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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering with an international building products group in the appointment of a Commercial Director.

    Initially reporting to, and with the plan to become the successor for the Regional Managing Director, this is a newly created, significant leadership appointment within the organisation.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    • Leading a multifunctional team of over 100 colleagues including sales, commercial and design
    • Leading the transformation of the commercial team as part of a wider business transformation
    • Ensure close working relationships with key customers to ensure the renewal of existing business and the generation of new business
    • Lead and support the commercial teams to ensure they are securing and delivering significant major contracts
    • Identifying and securing export opportunities via inter-Co cross selling; third party distribution channels, and other routes to market as appropriate

    • Analysing and adapting commercial policy to prevailing and future market conditions enabling the company to maintain its competitive position and deliver growth

    • Ensuring commercial excellence throughout the organisation

    • Working as part of the SMT to ensure strategies are supported and embedded in the business, with particular focus on price management, safety, costs, profitability, quality and customer service.
    • Coaching and performance managing all direct reports and the wider commercial function to drive a high-performance culture through the sales and commercial teams.

    • Contributing to the new product development strategy based on customer feedback and requirements

    • Ensure in country marketing activities are aligned to the group ‘s commercial strategy and add value

    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader within the building products sector, ideally supplying significant construction clients.
    You will possess first class leadership ability and the gravitas to manage a variety
    Of stakeholders within this international group.

    In addition, to be successful in your application, you will:

    • Have proven ability to lead commercial teams including customer relationship management; pricing; strong negotiation skills.
    • Possess outstanding communication skills, with the flexibility and adaptability to liaise with and manage at all levels in the organisation
    • Be pragmatic and results driven with the ability to be both strategic and detail orientated
    • Have previous experience of technical specification driven sales within the building products sector

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.
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    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Commercial Director Yorkshire

    Commercial Director

    Salary: £100000 - £120000 Per Annum + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32273

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering with an international building products group in the appointment of a Commercial Director.

    Initially reporting to, and with the plan to become the successor for the Regional Managing Director, this is a newly created, significant leadership appointment within the organisation.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    • Leading a multifunctional team of over 100 colleagues including sales, commercial and design
    • Leading the transformation of the commercial team as part of a wider business transformation
    • Ensure close working relationships with key customers to ensure the renewal of existing business and the generation of new business
    • Lead and support the commercial teams to ensure they are securing and delivering significant major contracts
    • Identifying and securing export opportunities via inter-Co cross selling; third party distribution channels, and other routes to market as appropriate

    • Analysing and adapting commercial policy to prevailing and future market conditions enabling the company to maintain its competitive position and deliver growth

    • Ensuring commercial excellence throughout the organisation

    • Working as part of the SMT to ensure strategies are supported and embedded in the business, with particular focus on price management, safety, costs, profitability, quality and customer service.
    • Coaching and performance managing all direct reports and the wider commercial function to drive a high-performance culture through the sales and commercial teams.

    • Contributing to the new product development strategy based on customer feedback and requirements

    • Ensure in country marketing activities are aligned to the group ‘s commercial strategy and add value

    The successful candidate will be a proven commercial leader within the building products sector, ideally supplying significant construction clients.
    You will possess first class leadership ability and the gravitas to manage a variety
    Of stakeholders within this international group.

    In addition, to be successful in your application, you will:

    • Have proven ability to lead commercial teams including customer relationship management; pricing; strong negotiation skills.
    • Possess outstanding communication skills, with the flexibility and adaptability to liaise with and manage at all levels in the organisation
    • Be pragmatic and results driven with the ability to be both strategic and detail orientated
    • Have previous experience of technical specification driven sales within the building products sector

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Commercial 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

    Contact Information

    Current Employment Details

    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] => Finance Director
        [description] => 
    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering a Financial Services Organisation in the appointment of a Finance Director to be based at their head office in Yorkshire.

    The company is a subsidiary of a larger, successful UK group and is poised for a period of significant growth, which may include additional acquisitions.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and working closely with the board, key responsibilities will include:

    • Working with the senior leadership to formulate and execute the business strategy, across the short, medium and long term
    • Create a best in class finance department which delivers high quality, accurate financial and commercial reporting and analysis to aid strategic and operational decision making
    • Research external funding options, and putting in place agreements for additional sources of funds to finance the future business growth
    • Assessing future acquisitions including full due diligence and integration analysis
    • Maintaining effective business relationships with the existing banks, and developing relationships with additional financial institutions, lenders, and corporate finance professionals
    • Oversee the year end process including annual and half yearly external audits

    The successful candidate will be a qualified finance director with previous experience within the financial services sector, ideally debt or consumer lending.
    You will posses first class interpersonal skills and have the gravitas to build effective relationships quickly with both internal and external stakeholders.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.
    Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive online, particularly in the current climate, we are unable to respond to everyone personally. Therefore, if you haven’t received a positive response within the first two weeks of your application then I’m sorry to say you have not reached our shortlist on this occasion.

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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Finance Director Yorkshire

    Finance Director

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits Package
    Location: Yorkshire
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32247

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering a Financial Services Organisation in the appointment of a Finance Director to be based at their head office in Yorkshire.

    The company is a subsidiary of a larger, successful UK group and is poised for a period of significant growth, which may include additional acquisitions.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and working closely with the board, key responsibilities will include:

    • Working with the senior leadership to formulate and execute the business strategy, across the short, medium and long term
    • Create a best in class finance department which delivers high quality, accurate financial and commercial reporting and analysis to aid strategic and operational decision making
    • Research external funding options, and putting in place agreements for additional sources of funds to finance the future business growth
    • Assessing future acquisitions including full due diligence and integration analysis
    • Maintaining effective business relationships with the existing banks, and developing relationships with additional financial institutions, lenders, and corporate finance professionals
    • Oversee the year end process including annual and half yearly external audits

    The successful candidate will be a qualified finance director with previous experience within the financial services sector, ideally debt or consumer lending.
    You will posses first class interpersonal skills and have the gravitas to build effective relationships quickly with both internal and external stakeholders.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.
    Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive online, particularly in the current climate, we are unable to respond to everyone personally. Therefore, if you haven’t received a positive response within the first two weeks of your application then I’m sorry to say you have not reached our shortlist on this occasion.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    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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    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are the retained partner to Eville & Jones in the appointment of a CEO.
    Established more than 27 years ago by Pete Eville and Rob Jones, with an annual turnover of circa £33million, Eville & Jones are the leading provider of veterinary official control services and meat inspection services to the government Food Standards Agency (FSA). Their staff deliver audit, verification and enforcement services in the fields of animal health, public health and animal welfare.
    The organisation also has related operations overseas in Spain and Australia - albeit on a smaller scale.
    Eville & Jones has a wide range of skills and expertise contained within its personnel base: employing around 750 staff, ensuring that most skill requirements can be met directly from within the team. The company is recognised as the clear UK industry leader and is well connected to key decision-makers throughout Europe and further afield. The strength of the company lies in the core capability and competence of its staff and the management team.
    An opportunity now exists for a CEO. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the CEO will take full day to day control and responsibility for the Eville & Jones organisation, here in the UK and overseas.
    In addition to ensuring the business delivers the annual budget over the next 3-5 years, the CEO will be responsible for developing and implementing a growth strategy; ensuring Eville & Jones are taking full advantage of the huge, post-Brexit opportunities presenting themselves to the business.
    As CEO, key responsibilities will include:
    • Ensuring the FSA contract continues to be delivered to the very highest standards.
    • Establishing and maintaining strong personal relationships with the Food Standards Agency and other customers.
    • Ensuring the continued profitable growth of the business.
    • Providing overall leadership to the Head Office /regional management team.
    • Developing and growing the commercial arms of the UK business.
    • Ensuring the business is on target to deliver the annual budget whilst protecting profitability and improving efficiency.
    • Further development and growth of the Australian business.
    • Implementing a strategy to improve field staff engagement and retention.

    In addition, the CEO will
    • Be a visionary and inspiring leader who can develop and empower teams to deliver to agreed objectives.
    • Ensure that for reporting team members, and throughout the organisation, employees have the experience, skills, competencies, knowledge or necessary training and development plans to achieve both Eville & Jones’ and their own individual objectives.
    • Develop, with the team, a comprehensive short and long-term commercial plan for business growth demonstrating prioritisation of resources, investment where required and action or project plans.

    This role is as much about your personal leadership qualities as it is about knowledge. We are seeking a well-rounded leader who enjoys delivering corporate business objectives and priorities. You will need to have a strong work ethic, be driven to succeed and have the ability to lead, inspire and engage a large multi-disciplinary team of highly engaged individuals.

    Our ideal candidate will be:
    • A graduate, with an MBA being advantageous.
    • An individual capable of leading high performing teams through organisation development & growth, preferably within a multi-nationality, multi-site environment.
    • Experienced in leading a remote workforce – ensuring individuals feel part of and engaged with the business.
    • Someone who possesses the ability to communicate a compelling vision to key stakeholders internally and externally to achieve operational outcomes.
    • A passionate business leader who displays energy, drive & gravitas.
    • Capable of flexing their leadership style without compromising their values.
    • Empathetic but also tough, as the situation demands.
    • Respected for supporting, coaching and influencing your team, senior colleagues and peers.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

    Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we receive online, particularly in the current climate, we are unable to respond to everyone personally. Therefore if you haven''t received a positive response within the first two weeks of your application then i''m sorry to say you have not reached our shortlist on this occasion.
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    Lee Bhandal is our Managing Partner.

    Lee is a Board Director at our parent company, Elevation Recruitment Group, and a key member of the team that completed the successful MBO of that Group in 2014. As well as providing day-to-day leadership for Parkinson Lee, he also takes the lead for the appointment of CEOs and Business Leaders, and our CFO and Finance Directors’ practice.

    When it comes to Executive Search, exclusively and continuously in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Lee is almost certainly the most experienced practitioner in the region, benefitting from a network that is probably unrivalled.

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  • Chief Executive Officer Leeds

    Chief Executive Officer

    Salary: £Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits
    Location: Leeds
    Type: Permanent
    Ref Number: ESLB-32028

    Job Description

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of the Elevation recruitment group, are the retained partner to Eville & Jones in the appointment of a CEO.
    Established more than 27 years ago by Pete Eville and Rob Jones, with an annual turnover of circa £33million, Eville & Jones are the leading provider of veterinary official control services and meat inspection services to the government Food Standards Agency (FSA). Their staff deliver audit, verification and enforcement services in the fields of animal health, public health and animal welfare.
    The organisation also has related operations overseas in Spain and Australia - albeit on a smaller scale.
    Eville & Jones has a wide range of skills and expertise contained within its personnel base: employing around 750 staff, ensuring that most skill requirements can be met directly from within the team. The company is recognised as the clear UK industry leader and is well connected to key decision-makers throughout Europe and further afield. The strength of the company lies in the core capability and competence of its staff and the management team.
    An opportunity now exists for a CEO. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the CEO will take full day to day control and responsibility for the Eville & Jones organisation, here in the UK and overseas.
    In addition to ensuring the business delivers the annual budget over the next 3-5 years, the CEO will be responsible for developing and implementing a growth strategy; ensuring Eville & Jones are taking full advantage of the huge, post-Brexit opportunities presenting themselves to the business.
    As CEO, key responsibilities will include:
    • Ensuring the FSA contract continues to be delivered to the very highest standards.
    • Establishing and maintaining strong personal relationships with the Food Standards Agency and other customers.
    • Ensuring the continued profitable growth of the business.
    • Providing overall leadership to the Head Office /regional management team.
    • Developing and growing the commercial arms of the UK business.
    • Ensuring the business is on target to deliver the annual budget whilst protecting profitability and improving efficiency.
    • Further development and growth of the Australian business.
    • Implementing a strategy to improve field staff engagement and retention.

    In addition, the CEO will
    • Be a visionary and inspiring leader who can develop and empower teams to deliver to agreed objectives.
    • Ensure that for reporting team members, and throughout the organisation, employees have the experience, skills, competencies, knowledge or necessary training and development plans to achieve both Eville & Jones’ and their own individual objectives.
    • Develop, with the team, a comprehensive short and long-term commercial plan for business growth demonstrating prioritisation of resources, investment where required and action or project plans.

    This role is as much about your personal leadership qualities as it is about knowledge. We are seeking a well-rounded leader who enjoys delivering corporate business objectives and priorities. You will need to have a strong work ethic, be driven to succeed and have the ability to lead, inspire and engage a large multi-disciplinary team of highly engaged individuals.

    Our ideal candidate will be:
    • A graduate, with an MBA being advantageous.
    • An individual capable of leading high performing teams through organisation development & growth, preferably within a multi-nationality, multi-site environment.
    • Experienced in leading a remote workforce – ensuring individuals feel part of and engaged with the business.
    • Someone who possesses the ability to communicate a compelling vision to key stakeholders internally and externally to achieve operational outcomes.
    • A passionate business leader who displays energy, drive & gravitas.
    • Capable of flexing their leadership style without compromising their values.
    • Empathetic but also tough, as the situation demands.
    • Respected for supporting, coaching and influencing your team, senior colleagues and peers.

    For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590 529274, alternatively apply online.

    Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we receive online, particularly in the current climate, we are unable to respond to everyone personally. Therefore if you haven''t received a positive response within the first two weeks of your application then i''m sorry to say you have not reached our shortlist on this occasion.

    Assignment Managed By:

    Lee Bhandal

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

    Apply for Chief Executive 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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Parkinson|Lee bring a dynamic and fresh approach to Executive Search across the Yorkshire region, our team have over 80+ years combined experience and we are proud of the executive networks we have developed through our service delivery and strategic advice

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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.

  • Façade & Glazing Solutions - CEO & CFO

    As a newly established company, carved-out from a major building materials corporation and acquired by US-based PE Firm Cobe Capital, Façade & Glazing Solutions Ltd, needed to rebuild our Senior Management team. First, the CEO was recruited and subsequently the CFO. Being based in Yorkshire, as were Parkinson Lee, we successfully chose to work with a locally rooted recruiting partner. Parkinson Lee did not only excel at understanding and co-shaping the required personality profile, they identified a number of highly capable individuals. When a first round of interviews had not yet led to filling the role, they energetically carried on eventually allowing us to appoint suitable candidates.

    Throughout the process, Parkinson Lee, specifically Lee Bhandal, was on top of the process, developed drive to move forward and ensured alignment with us as the client. He served as a sparring partner at eye level accommodating the process and way of working as preferred by us.

    — Dirk Jaspers, Director Operations at CoBe Capital

  • Medical Protection Society - Non-Executive Director

    Parkinson Lee provide valuable guidance, advice and support in a very professional and engaging way, bringing a valuable perspective on an NED role to potential candidates.

    I worked with the Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal, and he skillfully explored the requirements of the role, displaying knowledge of the organisation, its business model and the specific skill and competence requirements of the NED role.

    Throughout my selection process Lee was a positive source of information and advice with, at the heart of his approach, a genuine desire to find the very best match between organisation and individual.

    — Stuart Purdy, Non-Executive Director at Medical Protection Society

  • MJ Gleeson PLC - IT Director

    I have had the pleasure of working with Parkinson Lee on my recent successful appointment as the IT Director of MJ Gleeson PLC.

    Lee was extremely supportive through the whole process and he clearly understood not only the experience and skill set required for the role, but he has also used his knowledge of the company to match the right cultural fit.

    I'm delighted to have found what I was looking and l highly recommend you contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search for your next opportunity.


    — Costas Moraitis, IT Director at MJ Gleeson PLC

  • Ovarro - Chief Financial Officer

    As an experienced CFO looking for my next appointment, I didn't hesitate to get in touch with Lee Bhandal, Managing Partner at Parkinson Lee Executive Search. I was introduced to Lee Bhandal and Parkinson Lee 10 years ago and they have always impressed me with their ability to match quality candidates with great opportunities throughout the Yorkshire region. In addition, they are one of the very few executive search firms who cultivate genuine lasting relationships with their clients through enjoyable one-to-one catch-ups, interesting events and speaker opportunities.

    After an initial discussion to align what I was looking for with what was likely to be out there in the market place, we soon started to discuss opportunities - impressive in these uncertain times! The role which caught my eye most was CFO of a significant, private equity owned, market leading business, poised for significant growth. My confidence in Lee’s ability to pin point the right opportunity for me was clearly well-placed. Following an intensive 2 week remote and face-to-face interview process that included participants in the USA and the UK, with guidance and support from Lee Bhandal throughout, I was successfully appointed CFO Ovarro based in Sheffield.

    I'm delighted to have found what I was looking for and if you are looking to do the same with a professional search firm with an exceptional local network that supports you throughout your candidate journey and beyond, I’d highly recommend you contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

    I very much look forward to continuing my 10 year working working relationship with Parkinson Lee once I am in position at Ovarro.

    — Rob Williams, CFO Ovarro

  • Eville & Jones - Co-Founder & Chairman

    Myself and co-founder, Pete Eville established Eville & Jones more than 27 years ago, we are now the leading provider of veterinary official control services and meat inspection services to the government Food Standards Agency (FSA). We employ around 750 staff and we are recognised as the clear UK industry leader.

    We felt it was time to appoint a CEO, an individual who would take full day to day control and responsibility for the business here in the UK and overseas, We were looking for an individual who would ensure our business delivers the annual budget over the next 3-5 years, but also a CEO who could develop and implement a growth strategy; ensuring Eville & Jones are taking full advantage of the enormous, post-Brexit opportunities presenting themselves to us.

    Given this was such a key appointment we wanted to partner with a search firm we felt fully understood our business and requirement.

    We approached a number of firms and appointed Parkinson Lee to carry out the search on our behalf. We were impressed by their networks & track record across the region, their professionalism, and their willingness to assist us at every stage of the recruitment process. We wanted a true busines partner, a firm that would act as an extension of Eville & Jones, and one that we felt we could trust to deliver a shortlist of potential candidates that not only had the skills & track record we were looking for, but also were spot on from a cultural perspective.

    It was a pleasure to work with Lee Bhandal, who was a true professional from start to finish.

    It was clear from the outset that Lee clearly understood our brief and within 7 weeks had presented us with a shortlist of high calibre candidates, all of whom matched our requirements. In the end, we had two brilliant potential CEO’s to choose from, and we are delighted with the individual we ultimately appointed. The recruitment process was seamless, Lee sat in the first interviews with myself and our board team, we felt this was important and gave us continuity and an additional sounding board when it came to making the decision on who to take forward to the second stage of the process.

    We would not hesitate to recommend Parkinson Lee to any organisation recruiting at senior, executive or board level.

    — Rob Jones, Co Founder & Chairman, Eville & Jones

  • Eville & Jones - Chief Executive Officer

    As an experienced CEO looking for my next appointment, I was looking for an executive search firm that was based in Yorkshire, highly networked and had an excellent track record and reputation.

    Parkinson Lee Executive Search, are just that, and more. I met with their Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal, initially on a general basis to register myself on their network. I have to say, the advice and guidance given was invaluable, particularly in helping to capture my career highlights and demonstrable experience as well as frank, clear and concise feedback and advice in regards to my initial engagement meeting with Parkinson Lee. This specialist advice continued throughout the 3 stage interview process I had with my prospective new employer.

    After only 3 weeks since my initial contact with Parkinson Lee, Lee Bhandal called me with an opportunity which he describe as left field but ticked many of the boxes I was looking for in my next career challenge. My confidence and trust in Lee’s ability to pin point the right opportunities for me, lead me to taking a look at the role further and subsequently, formally submit my interest.

    The role was CEO of a significant, owner managed business with a market leading position that is poised for significant growth. After a seamless 6 week process, that included continuous advice, support and guidance from Lee, I have just been appointed as CEO of Eville & Jones based in Leeds.

    I couldn’t be happier. If you are looking to engage with a professional, credible search firm that delivers on their candidate journey promises, while demonstrating an exceptional local network I’d highly recommend you contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

    I look forward to continuing my working relationship with Parkinson Lee once I am in position at Eville & Jones.

    — Charles Hartwell, CEO Eville & Jones

  • DFDS Seaways - UK & Ireland HR Director

    I was delighted with the calibre of candidates put forward by Lee, and the regular updates and communication we had throughout the search. Lee and the team fully understood our exact requirements and were able to match high quality candidates to these. Throughout the interview process, Lee kept in regular contact and we were able to make an appointment which we are delighted with. I would definitely recommend Parkinson|Lee and will not hesitate in using them again in the future.

    — Andrew Byrne, Managing Director, DFDS Seaways PLC

  • Chief Financial Officer MJ Gleeson plc

    Parkinson Lee has a unique combination of integrity and tenacity. I’ve used Parkinson Lee on a number of searches for senior positions and they have always delivered. I can be blunt and demanding, Parkinson Lee is challenging and honest. That combination works well.

    — Stefan Allanson, CFO, MJ Gleeson PLC

  • Director of Organisational Development - Wakefield and District Housing

    As an HR Director, it is imperative to trust an executive search agency that gets to know your business in-depth and provides a bespoke service which is very credible.

    I have had the pleasure of working with Lee Bhandal on many assignments for Wakefield and District Housing, and have always found him to be professional, diligent and extremely customer focussed.

    I am happy to highly recommend Parkinson Lee, as an executive search agency, and Lee Bhandal in particular, who is a supportive advisor of WDH, to ensure the very best of candidates are signposted to our organisation.

    — Tracy Tallant, HR Director, Wakefield and District Housing

  • Chief Financial Officer - Omega PLC

    My experience of Parkinson Lee, and Lee Bhandal in particular, has been extremely positive.

    I first met Lee 4 years ago during my job search and whilst he didn’t place me then we have continued our relationship and stayed in touch with regular catch ups.

    This meant that Lee fully understood me, my skills and the sort of role that would interest me when the time came for me to undertake a new search earlier this year, and this resulted in him successfully placing me in the CFO role here Omega Plc.

    This level of investment in a candidate is rare in my experience of the executive search market.

    Also, Lee and his team are excellent at returning calls and messages which, again, is something that can be hit and miss with other firms.

    — Julie Turnbull, Chief Financial Officer, Omega PLC

  • Hargreaves Services PLC - Finance Director

    Lee is an effective search specialist, who has a good knowledge of the market. Lee is very professional and manages to balance both the needs of clients and candidates, which isn't the easiest of tasks to accomplish. I would have no hesitation in using Lee for an individual or large scale recruitment.

    — Karen Wilson, Finance Director at Hargreaves Services PLC

  • UK Products at CPL Industries - Finance Director

    Lee has been recently assisting me in my search for a senior finance position in the Yorkshire area. My whole experience of working with him has been extremely positive and I would thoroughly recommend Lee. Areas in which I found he excels and stands out from the majority of his counterparts in the region are as follows: Understanding - Lee genuinely takes the time required to fully understand his candidates' requirements, skills and cultural fit. Insightful advice - Lee has an excellent knowledge of the senior finance market and uses this to provide carefully considered and pragmatic advice. Proactivity - In my case, Lee was extremely proactive and innovative in reaching out to his clients (many of which were not actively recruiting at the time) with my specific skill set. Contact - My recent experience of the quality and regularity of contact from other recruiters has been rather hit and miss. Lee, however, has been in constant contact throughout my search and has always responded extremely promptly to my calls and messages. General approach - Lee has a very friendly but always professional approach and coupled with his above-mentioned attributes, this makes it a genuine pleasure to work with him.

    — Paul Grant, Finance Director at UK Products at CPL Industries

  • Liberty Steel - Human Resource Director

    As the HR Director of an International steel and manufacturing business, I am delighted to recommend Lee. I have enjoyed a long-standing business relationship with his organisations, both Elevation and Parkinson Lee involving a number of exec search commissions and more Junior roles across a number of business functions. A particular capability I value highly is the focus and speed of response and the ability to juggle several roles at the same from a number of different disciplines. A professional with a real understanding of client service.

    — Mick Hood, Human Resource Director at Liberty Steel

  • Tunstall - Group Human Resources Director

    I have worked with Lee and the team on a number of senior assignments and on each occasion, they have delivered in full. Their communication has been second to none, the shortlists were delivered on time and with quality candidates and the candidate management is as one would expect for a professional search company.

    The fact they deliver this service is a testament to their understanding of the business, the search briefing they take and the positive challenge they pose to the business throughout the process.

    — Sonia Belfield, Group Human Resources Director

  • Chief Executive Officer - Wakefield and District Housing

    Recruiting the right leaders can be challenging for any Housing Association, but I have found a very effective partner in Lee Bhandal at Parkinson | Lee Executive Search. Across several assignments recently, Lee has identified and recruited some outstanding candidates, providing a bespoke service, tailored precisely to our individual needs. Lee has been accessible, insightful and very supportive. If you need to recruit at a senior level, Lee stands out as a Trusted Adviser.

    — Kevin Dodd, Chief Executive

  • Tenet Group - Group Finance Director

    My experience of working with Lee has been extremely positive. Lee took the time to understand my career history and my personality and then applied this knowledge in matching me to a role, and more importantly to a culture and a CEO. That fit has been invaluable and I love my role.

    Lee is a league ahead of others in the recruitment arena for this insight into what makes a good match between employee and candidate and minimises wasted time on both sides and increases the chances of success. I would highly recommend Lee and his team from both a candidate and a hiring employee perspective.

    — Keely Craig FCA, Group Finance Director

  • Jeld-Wen - Finance Director

    I relocated to Yorkshire a few years ago. I had no professional network in the area. Lee took the time to understand my background, skillset and expectations. He also recommended other useful contacts. Lee differentiates himself by being reliable. I define reliable as - picking the right roles for your skills and experience, giving honest feedback, calling you back when he saying he will and calls you to check on your progress.

    He invests time in you as an individual. In my 16 years as an FD he is one of the best I have dealt with.

    — Chris Martin, Finance Director

  • BeSavvi, part of Hitachi Capital Plc - Chief Executive / Head of Commercial

    I have worked with Lee over the past 12 - 18 months in order to recruit a couple of senior roles. Lee has a great approach to the process, meeting with me initially to get to know me, the business aspirations and also the ideal candidate fit.

    Lee has a superb knowledge of the local market and has built up an extensive network. This has been invaluable when recruiting key roles.

    Lee is down to earth and has worked with me rather than 'for' me. We have built up a good rapport over the past year and I would not hesitate to recommend Lee and his team.

    — Nick Gibbs, Chief Executive / Head of Commercial

  • Learn Direct - Managing Director

    I originally met Lee 12 months prior to asking him to help me with the recent CFO search. We had stayed in contact and his relaxed style to recruitment made him the obvious choice when the time came.

    Lee understood the role and person we needed perfectly and I was more than pleased with the ‘long-list’ prepared. We had conversations along the way about people raising their heads who I probably knew from the sector, and also took some steer from me about people who were ‘wild cards'

    I have asked Lee to help me on another role at the moment as you honestly do feel as though he is part of the team when he is working on an assignment.

    Great communications have upmost confidence in his credibility with candidates and a great sense of humour! All three are rare from recruiters!

    — Jenny Parkes, Managing Director

  • TMD Friction Group - Finance Director

    I have dealt with Lee on a number of occasions, both as UK FD and Group CFO of TMD Friction Group.

    Lee proved to be well connected and able to pass through numerous suitable candidates at short notice and well aware of the key requirements of a business operating under PE ownership. His connections in the north of England supported temporary roles both locally in West Yorkshire, but also for temporary support within the head office function in Leverkusen, Germany.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Lee and look forward to working with him again in the future.

    — Mal Hartland, Finance Director

  • 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

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

    Parkinson Lee have 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. They worked tirelessly behind the scenes on my behalf, from securing the initial interview to the final acceptance of offer. Parkinson Lee's dedication, attention to detail and comprehensive post-interview follow-up were outstanding.

    I have since started to work with Parkinson Lee as a client and found their service to be equally impressive.

    I look forward to continuing to work with Parkinson Lee and would recommend their 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 Parkinson|Lee Executive Search for the last 8 years and have been lucky enough to receive their career guidance and advice that has resulted in them placing me in my last two executive level roles.

    In my experience, Parkinson Lee manages the process in a professional, thorough and effective manner, and hve always provided me with the exact executive level opportunity I was seeking. I would have no hesitation in recommending 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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  • 15/06/2021 Why Diversity in the Boardroom Matters

    With the rapid advancement of technology and the shift in workplace demographics, the need for greater board diversity has never been stronger.

    Company decisions made in the boardroom impacts both the operation, and workplace culture. Therefore, creating a board team with complimentary attributes results in strong corporate governance and strategic execution and in turn, signifies to the wider company that diversity is valued and practiced within the entire organisation.

    For years, in many organisations, board independence was discouraged, with members feeling beholden to the CEO and subsequently tunnel visioned in their thought process. Opinions and new ideas were disregarded, and this led to an environment of fear - fear of standing out, of thinking adversely to the majority and of losing their place on the board.

    In the UK positive discrimination is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010, meaning companies cannot recruit solely on the basis of ethnicity or any other protected characteristic. It is important that diversity is recognised as more than a tick box in the recruitment process, and that board level appointments are hired as a result of merit and the valuable contribution they can bring to a business.

    Great progress has been made in several areas of diversity over the last decade, but momentum appears to have stalled and businesses are pushing their efforts of diversifying their boardrooms to the bottom of the do list. Even in today’s world, women are often still approached for board roles because they represent a diverse demographic and not because they bring a specific, vital perspective. Many also fear that having children or caring for family will create a glass ceiling for promotions.

    Businesses that have strategically incorporated diversity across their workforce and principally in the boardroom, have experienced an upsurge in corporate governance, increased innovation, improved risk management, stronger partnerships with customers and investors and an enhanced workplace culture where stakeholders share the companies’ values.

    A 2018 McKinsey & Company international study found that businesses that incorporated more diversity into the workforce were 33% more likely to have higher financial return. Whilst research also found that 83% of millennials feel more engaged in an inclusive workplace.

    Companies and their employees benefit from a diverse and inclusive culture, when leaders are appointed that create a psychologically safe workplace, combat systems of discrimination and subordination, embrace employees with different identity groups, and make cultural differences a resource for learning and improving organisational effectiveness.

    “Boards with a diverse mix of genders, ethnicities, career experiences, and ways of thinking are less likely to succumb to group thinking or miss new threats to a company’s business model. And they are better able to identify opportunities that promote long-term growth.” - Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock.

    Creating an effective and diverse board is often complex and requires careful consideration in the recruitment process, taking into consideration multiple types of diversity. To enhance the recruitment strategy, developing a company policy for board seats can demonstrate to shareholders, employees, and other organisations that the business is committed to diversity in the board composition.

    A diverse board can provide more than a “check in the box”, it can expand the knowledge, experience and practises that go into a company's decision-making process and ultimately, drive growth for the business.

    Lee Bhandal, Partner of Parkinson Lee Executive Search shares his experiences of businesses addressing diversity in boardroom appointments. “Over the last few years, we have seen more and more companies tackling the issue of diversity in the board room.Of course, there are still a number of traditional, old fashioned businesses that will only ever see diversity as a tick box, but in general we are seeing more business leaders really striving for a diverse boardroom. There is greater focus than ever before on appointing inclusive board members that can make a substantial contribution to the business, by challenging decisions in the boardroom and identifying operational improvements.

    At Parkinson Lee, we always stive to ensure our shortlists are as diverse as possible but we never compromise on the brief, we always believe the candidates we shortlist are there on merit alone.”

    For more information on how you can add more diversity in to your boardroom, or to discuss any recruitment requirements you may have, please contact Lee Bhandal on 07590 529 274 or l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com

  • 18/05/2021 How Covid-19 Impacted Engineering and Manufacturing and Changed the Future of the Sector

    This past year has been an extremely challenging one for business within the Engineering and Manufacturing sector. During the first lockdown, businesses were forced to close and the ‘stay at home message’ significantly impacted businesses across the entire industry, who had to all but shut down completely at the height of lockdown.

    As we began to emerge from the initial shock of the first lockdown, it was clear that the pandemic had affected different sectors in various ways, with some dramatic repercussions. Aerospace and Automotive were particularly hit hard, as demand for products and services up and down the supply chain dropped significantly. This had a knock-on effect not just on the immediate supply chain but other associated sectors too.

    Conversely, other industries have been thriving, at times even being challenged to meet extraordinary levels of demand. Home improvements, building materials, automation, NHS clean room technology and food manufacturing, to name just a few, have been extremely busy and some have even reported record growth over the last 12 months.

    There were also some significant changes in demand for the types of skills required within the sector in order to adapt to the challenges that Coronavirus brought. Technology and innovation have also been at the forefront of changes businesses have made, as they sought to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.

    Coronavirus has also brought about some big changes in the way companies in the industry operate on a daily basis too. Businesses across all areas have had to adapt and risk asses their day to day working environments to social distancing and ensure Covid-safe environment measures are in place and properly adhered to, which has led to increased pressure on health & safety teams.

    And at the heart of business survival in this sector, has been their ability to adapt to rapidly changing conditions, changing the way they operate at unprecedented speed and scale, and innovating and diversifying in order to survive. It can certainly be argued that the engineering and manufacturing industry has been thrust very quickly into the future of digital transformation, automation and technological innovation. It was perhaps already in the making, especially for the early adopters, but even traditional engineering businesses are now well on their way to a new future and a new way of working.

    How the Engineering and Manufacturing industry adapted, diversified and is now at the forefront of the fight against Coronavirus.

    At first glance, it could seem like a bit doom and gloom for the industry, at least for those sectors who have really struggled. However, there have been many examples of businesses diversifying what they do and what they offer in order to help combat Coronavirus. Indeed, the industry seems to have come together in a way never seen before in a collective battle against the pandemic, to help us get back to normal, but also to save lives.

    Ventilators

    At the height of the first wave of the pandemic, one of the biggest concerns was the potential lack of ventilators to treat those who needed acute care, with the Prime Minister calling out to the industry to help in any way that they could.

    Many engineering and manufacturing companies worked tirelessly to diversify and modernise their capabilities in order to build new ventilators, even without previous experience of doing so. Big companies such as Dyson, as well as small specialists and even car manufactures and those from the aerospace industry stepped up to help.

    PPE

    During the start of the pandemic, the lack of PPE was a big news story for many weeks. Doctors and nurses, who were looking after out most vulnerable and sick, were crying out for equipment which could potentially save their lives and help curb the spread of infection within hospitals. Many engineering and manufacturing companies stepped forward to help in the effort to manufacture protective equipment for our carers, finding new ways to change their output in order to design and deliver vital equipment. This was a huge effort by the industry which not only helped the government to overcome the shortage, but undoubtedly saved countless lives.

    Hand Sanitiser

    Even before the first lockdown, hand sanitiser was nowhere to be found on the supermarket shelves. Supply simply couldn’t meet demand, not even for weeks. This was a particular concern for hospitals, but also work places which needed to ensure that they were Covid secure. Many distilleries across the UK came to the rescue then, switching their operations to produce alcohol based hand sanitiser, many of them doing so without making a profit.

    Vaccine

    Engineering businesses are playing a critical role in the rollout of the vaccine too - a vital part of saving lives and getting the country, and the world, back to normal. The rollout of the vaccine on a large scale in a limited amount of time is unprecedented and under normal circumstances would be unheard of.

    A huge part of meeting this challenge has been the introduction of artificial intelligence to rapidly produce the vaccine. Technological innovation has a huge role to play in the rollout of the vaccine and will certainly have a big impact on the industry in the future.

    How Coronavirus has shaped the future of engineering and manufacturing

    So what does this all mean for the future of the Engineering and Manufacturing industry? Well one thing is for certain, the challenges that the industry has faced, the way businesses have adapted to it, and how they have helped in the fight against the pandemic will have a long-lasting effect on the industry. Technological transformation has been brought forward by many years in a lot of cases and will be at the forefront of the future for businesses within the industry.

    Adaptability and agility

    We know that it may be a while before the long-term impact of Coronavirus is fully understood. The industry seems to be on the road to recovery, especially with the rollout of the vaccine. However, we are yet to understand whether we will truly return to what we used to know as ‘normal’. We are also yet to fully appreciate what the long term impact on customer demand will be and how their behaviour might change in the future.

    In order to ensure that business can adapt quickly to changes in the industry as they occur, it is important that they are able to collect and analyse data and respond quickly to market changes in order to be ahead of the curve. As consumer demand continues to change, new ways of working will need to be adopted and embraced quickly. Having the agility to change production quickly and effectively could be vital for future survival.

    Sustainability and clean growth

    Perhaps not the most obvious of future changes to come out of the pandemic, but green and sustainable technology has been in a pipeline for a long time and businesses need to be making plans for implementing new technology in order to ensure they are prepared for the future.

    Governments around the world are preparing for a global effort to reduce emissions and look after the future of our planet. Goals are already being set and governments will be intervening to ensure that businesses are on target for reducing emissions.

    Technological innovation

    Technological innovation has been at the forefront of business response in the industry. Robotics, 3D printing, automation and artificial intelligence have all been key to ensuring that the industry was able to adapt, improve efficiencies and adhere to socially distanced environments. The speed at which new technology has been embraced and adapted can only mean that innovation will continue to be a key priority for businesses in this sector in the near and long term future. Businesses need to embrace new technology and look for ways that they can transform the way that they work in order to ensure that they remain competitive.

    Collaboration

    As we have explored above, the engineering and manufacturing industry has been crucial in the fight against coronavirus, coming together to collaborate, innovate and pool resources in order help the country in its fight against one the biggest threats in recent years.

    Companies across the UK came together in a collective effort to provide protective and life saving equipment for NHS staff and patients and are now an integral part of the rollout of the vaccine which will help us get back to normal. Undoubtedly collaboration between organisations has been a key part of the industry’s response to the call for help. And what it showed us is how much can be achieved and how quickly when resources and knowledge are pooled for collective good. We can expect to see this type of collaboration continue as businesses work together to improve the industry as a whole and put it at the forefront of advances once we reach the end of the pandemic.

  • 27/04/2021 The Importance of Financial Leadership in Times of Crisis

    From a Financial Leader’s perspective, their role is arguably one of the most important during a crisis; not just from a strategic business perspective, but a people leadership one too – it is potentially one of the toughest. The Coronavirus pandemic has taught us that quick thinking and fast acting is essential during a crisis, to stabilise and control financial assets and ensure that the business recovers quickly. And all of this has to be done whilst the situation is fast changing, complex and volatile.

    There are so many uncertainties to navigate through and eventualities to plan for. This is not just in terms of immediate cash availability, other key considerations include; the impact on supply chains, the security of the business, changes in customer demand, what government assistance there is, debt funding, capital investments and sale of assets.

    Finance leaders are a crucial part of navigating an organisation through a crisis of any kind. They need to be prepared, plan as much as they can, whilst remaining agile. They must be flexible to try and forecast for all eventualities, communicate with stakeholders at all levels internally and externally, whilst leading the organisation through critical and challenging times.

    Coronavirus has highlighted some critical things that finance leaders need to do in order to prepare themselves for any future crisis that may arise. It is vital that they build resilience within the finance function to try and mitigate the risk of any future uncertainties. We have taken a look at the market, what finance leaders have been doing during Coronavirus, and considered what practices finance leaders can put in place to ready themselves for any unprecedented crisis that they may find themselves in in the future.

    Preparation

    Whilst the Coronavirus crisis was fast in its approach and its effects thrust upon businesses without much warning, what it did teach us was the need to step back in times of uncertainty to try and plan as much as possible when a crisis hits a business.

    It is important that when any organisation is faced with such a situation, that finance leaders take the time to map out what the key threats are to the organisation, operationally, financially and from outside market influences. They then play a key role in influencing and sharing these finding with the SMT and relevant stakeholders. As a finance leader, you may have different opinions to other leaders on what the immediate threats are and what key actions need to be taken. That is why these should be discussed and agreed as soon as possible.

    It is important to understand who will make decisions and what your role as finance leader is, in developing an action plan. Find out what information the CEO will need and what you need to prepare in order to make informed decisions.

    You need to be able to think outside the norm here and develop plans that are agile with the full knowledge that they may need to change as the situation develops. What you plan for may never happen or what actually happens might be so unforeseen that you couldn’t have prepared for it in advance. It is important therefore to build an agile plan, be prepared to deviate from it or change it and stress test it to ensure that it can withstand the difficulties that you and your team might face.

    Focus on cash flow

    Optimised cash reserves and reduced costs have been a key focus for finance teams throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, and they will always have an important part to play during any crisis.

    The phrase ‘Cash is King’ is never more important during times of uncertainty. Cash flow forecasting should be done regularly, if not daily and finance leaders should be keeping an eagle eye on cash reserves. It is vital that you understand sales forecasts, cash collections, what payments are due to be collected, what outgoings can be deferred and where you might be able to raise capital should cashflow become a problem.

    Knowing this information in real time will enable you to make decisions on sales and marketing, operational activity, and resourcing during the challenging and uncertain circumstances.

    Financial Planning and Analysis

    Financial Planning and Analysis was key for many businesses in helping them continue to navigate through the vastly uncertain times that were brought about by Coronavirus.

    When a crisis hits, budgeting and forecasting must be at the forefront of activity in your team. This will ensure that you have continually updated information on how the business is performing in order to make informed decisions. Pre-crisis budgets and forecasts will need to be revised and continually updated as the crisis unfolds. Real time, in depth reporting will be crucial for you as a finance leader to be able to react quickly to any shifts in business activity or market conditions and help you to guide the business through the coming months.

    Scenario planning

    During a crisis, it is likely that there are multiple possible outcomes, risks and scenarios that the business might face. In order to be able to act quickly to changing circumstances and any threats to the organisation that may arise, it is imperative that you plan for multiple eventualities.

    You should prepare at least two scenarios for each eventuality that your organisation may face. Consider what might trigger each key action so that you have clear, pre-planned interventions ready for when changes do occur.


    Digitalisation

    The use of technology to automate processes and help provide the finance function with real time information is nothing new to the world of business. However, it was perhaps something that all businesses were not considering in their immediate pipeline. What the pandemic has taught us, is that the speed at which that information can be provided to business leaders is critical in a crisis situation.

    Whilst it does surmount to investment in the short-term, the long-term savings of building automated forecasting and collaborative dashboards, could be invaluable in times of uncertainty and crisis, providing finance leaders with the ability to react rapidly to swift market changes. It is an investment worth making, and one which will likely save you money in the long run.

    Open conversations with the entire organisation

    As a finance leader, your voice is probably one of the most important in the business during times of uncertainty. You will be making decisions on department budgets, operational activity and possibly resourcing. And some of the decisions you will make or assist in making, will be tough. The likelihood is that these times of crisis will be very unsettling for employees within the organisation.

    It is vital that you communicate plans to try and overcome anxiety, but also to ensure that your team, and the rest of the business know what the plan is for moving forward. They need to know the importance of cash flow and cash reserves. This will help them understand why it matters and what part they play in your future plans.

    Lead from the front

    At a time of crisis, managing the psychological impact on your employees is crucial. It not only ensures that they are of sound enough mind to be able to do their job efficiently, it also lets them know that you care and that they are looked after. It is important that you consider the challenges that your team are facing as a result of the crisis and what you can do to support them.

    Make sure you are checking in with your employees, not just about their workload, but also just how they are doing in general. Encourage a supportive environment within your team and provide opportunities for employees to speak up in a trusted environment if they are struggling. Be flexible where you can and provide clarity, not just on your expectations, but on how the crisis is unfolding too.

    And make sure you take care of yourself too. The uncertainty of a crisis can make you doubt your own abilities and can lead to a large amount of fatigue and stress, making it difficult for you to process information and make sound judgements. Be kind to yourself, even when things don’t always go right. Confide in your line manager and make sure you take time to look after your own wellbeing too.

    Post crisis analysis

    It is important for you and your team to constantly learn what you did well and what you didn’t, after every intervention if possible. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, especially if you are taking a few risks. The situation is likely unprecedented, and you can’t and won’t always get things right. The important thing is that you evaluate both the good and the bad so that you can learn and improve from it.

    A well-managed crisis can improve share value and some of the most successful businesses that emerge from a crisis evaluate their methodology and interventions so that they are continually learning and improving.

    For more insight into how Covid-19 has effected the Accountancy & Finance sector, or to discuss any recruitment requirements you may have within Accountancy & Finance, please contact Lee Bhandal on 07590 529 274 or l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com

  • 21/04/2021 Exciting new hire for the Parkinson Lee Executive Search Team

    Parkinson Lee are delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Dickson who joins the Executive Search team as Associate Partner.

    Adam has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting executive & board level appointments across the UK (Yorkshire, East Midlands, London, Thames Valley), and internationally across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the UAE.

    As an Associate Partner at Parkinson Lee, Adam will deliver executive assignments on behalf of the Parkinson Lee’s every increasing client base of PLC’s, Private Equity & Venture Capital, SME and Not For Profit / Public Sector organisations.

    Following his recent appointment, Adam has given an insight into his extensive career in executive search and why he joined Parkinson Lee.


    Interview with Adam
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    What initially attracted you to Parkinson Lee?

    Having done some research it was clear that Parkinson Lee has an unrivalled reputation in the Yorkshire & North East Lincs, and Derbyshire regions. Once I had met Lee Bhandal (Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Parkinson Lee), Emma Noble (Operations Director), and Greg Parkinson (Chief Executive), I felt we shared the same vision and values in terms of how to successfully operate within the search market.

    Having run my own business overseas I have a strong track record in the identification, assessment, and attraction of strong leaders and I understand how important the cultural fit can be to the success of a business. Joining Parkinson Lee, I felt assured that I would be able to continue my career with an executive search business that is thorough, dedicated and meticulous in the way it delivers its searches.You only have to look at the amount of testimonials the business has received over the last few years to see how satisfied the client base has been with service delivery, and as someone that shares these principles this was something that was very attractive to me.

    I want to work with likeminded individuals who share the passion, core values, principles and ambition as myself. I have no question the team of people at Parkinson Lee do that, and since joining the team, I can clearly see we are completely aligned.

    I am really looking forward to extending my network of C level professionals across the region and working closely with the team here.

    Can you give us a whistle stop tour of your career?

    After initially starting my recruitment career as a Manager of Industrial Recruitment. I quickly moved into more senior specialisms in London and Windsor.

    In 2006, I relocated to Australia as a leader within a Specialist Finance Recruitment Business. This was a great opportunity as the company had a global reach, with sites in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. After 4 years, I set up their Executive Search brand and expanded that side of the business for a further 2 years. This lead on to me being appointed as Director at Pinnacle Executive Search between 2011 and 2017.

    In 2017, I relocated back to the UK and prior to joining Parkinson Lee was Managing Director of a specialist senior recruitment business.

    What do you enjoy most about working in executive search?

    What initially attracted me was the human collective element that comes with recruitment, the people that survive in this industry are those that have built great relationships and I see that as one of my key strengths.

    What has kept me dedicated to executive search is the challenge. I meet with people that are extremely qualified, that have built, sold and invested in businesses and projects, and those that are going though huge transformations or change in their careers. Nothing ever stands still. There is always an opportunity to talk about what the next project is, and that’s what makes it interesting.

    I am passionate about working with, and intimately understanding the business I am recruiting for, and what is the right cultural fit for that company. Having successfully delivered key mandates for hundreds of businesses over the last 20 years, for me, there is nothing better than seeing that person thrive in a role and business in which I have placed them.

    In addition to my executive search experience, I have also set up and run my own business in Australia. I feel I am highly qualified to advise and guide senior business leaders, not only in developing their own career, but also successfully providing them with senior professionals to add to their executive teams.

    Looking through Parkinson Lee’s portfolio of completed mandates, we work with businesses of all sizes, with a variety of ownership models across various industries, but the common theme is that these companies are striving for investment and serious growth in a number of years. I take great satisfaction in seeing how the people I placed have greatly impact these companies.

    I still have a great network of people that I have helped in Australia, Asia and the UK because of the natural relationship transition from ‘just a recruiter’ to a ‘confidant’. I’ve helped to shape the careers of many executives, and I’m proud to consider many as friends.

    I pride myself on building long term relationships that last.

    What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

    Family is so important to me, I have a 12 month old son and being a doting father, he takes up pretty much all my free time now. He was born in lockdown, so we have not been able to do all the fun things we would have liked.

    I’m a huge football fan, I used to play a high-level up until I was 40. I managed a semi-professional team out in Australia and played in their reserves. I’m a Manchester United fan, I try to go and see them around 3 or 4 times a season in Manchester and more so when they’re playing near my home. I love most sports, I watch football, boxing, tennis, rugby and formula 1.

    I love socialising, going out with friends, going to the races, Doncaster races are always great fun and so is Ascot. I love music, so I go to gigs as much as possible. I’m really missing those kinds of activities since Covid.

    Travelling is what I enjoy most though, I’m on a race to get to 100 countries, I’m currently on 76. I try to go on holiday 3 or 4 times a year with a mix of new places and my favourite places.

    What job would you do if you weren’t in Executive Search?

    The job would definitely involve working with people and have an international flavour to it. It would be driven by the same principals of my existing career, doing something I enjoy, getting to meet interesting people and making a good living from it.

    Unless I could go back 20 years and become a professional footballer and retire at 30.

    For more information on how Adam can help you in your career, or with your next hire, you can view his profile here or contact him via email a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com or by mobile on 07935 502 755.

  • 20/04/2021 How Covid-19 Has Changed Recruitment

    It is safe to say that every business across the globe has been dramatically affected by the Covid-19 crisis in some shape or form. And the recruitment industry has certainly seen some considerable fluctuations in demand; some industries have seen a dramatic decline in hiring activity, whilst others have seen demand for their products and services soar and have needed to increase their headcount to unprecedented levels as a result.

    What the Coronavirus has done is make some fundamental changes to the way we work and the way that we recruit. It is safe to say, that some of these changes are not just here until we return to a post-Covid world, but rather they are now the new ‘normal’.

    The face of recruitment has changed and there are some fundamental things that hiring managers now need to take into account when considering their future recruitment plans.

    Digital Recruitment

    The introduction of remote recruitment on such a scale is arguably the biggest change that the recruitment industry has seen throughout this pandemic.

    When we went into the first lockdown, almost overnight, businesses across the country and around the world were thrown into the modern era of talent attraction. And many of them realised how effective digital recruitment can be for increasing flexibility, improving candidate attraction, speeding up the recruitment process and reducing costs. It’s little wonder then, that digital recruitment will continue to be an important part of the recruitment process beyond Covid-19.

    Now it’s not without saying that remote recruitment has its challenges and it’s also not always appropriate for the whole of the recruitment processes – as some job roles just require some face to face interaction and will need to be conducted on site.

    However, the majority of businesses will embrace remote recruitment for at least part of their recruitment process as standard throughout 2021 and beyond. If it can enable you to streamline your recruitment process, it is certainly something that needs to be considered for the long-term, especially as you are likely to already have the technology and processes in place.

    Globalisation of Talent

    Of course, as more and more businesses begin to recruit for roles which will be predominantly, or even permanently home based, this broadens the limits of the talent pool significantly. Effectively more and more people can work any place at any time. If you are embracing this concept, then you have a wider pool of candidates with which to tap into.

    It is also worth bearing in mind though, as more and more businesses begin to offer remote working and start to look for talent from beyond their immediate locations, competition for the best candidates begins to hot up. This will increase the need to have an exceptional employer brand and will have repercussions for your recruitment strategy. This heightens the need to plan your recruitment processes well, to ensure that you are ahead of the market when looking for your next hire.

    Talent Shortages

    It may seem as if ‘talent shortage’ has been the buzz phrase in the industry world for a while. And you would be forgiven for thinking that the position of power is now well and truly in the hands of the employer. To some extent this is true - we have seen an upturn in the number of available candidates on the market, however this is specific to certain sectors i.e. hospitality and industries which were hit harder by the pandemic than others.

    It is also worth noting that candidate confidence is quite low at the moment, with a high amount of candidates putting their job search on hold and becoming extremely reluctant to move. Even where we are seeing redundancies, the best candidates get snapped up very quickly.

    It is important, therefore, that employers aren't complacent when it comes to the availability of talent. It is likely that talent shortages will continue and the market largely remains very candidate led.

    Changes in Candidate Expectations

    It is true that for a while, there has been a shift in focus of candidate priorities. Even pre-pandemic, more and more candidates were looking for a sense of purpose when considering their next role, and monetary compensation alone was beginning to decline in importance.

    The reputation of companies, flexible working, work/life balance, company culture and corporate responsibility are just a few of the things that are becoming increasingly important to candidates in addition to the package itself.

    Implications of digital recruitment on the Employer Brand

    Whist virtual interviewing is likely to continue, it needs to be considered that it can be very hard to interact with a candidate in an online environment. Building trust, reputation and a distinguished perspective of organisational culture is now more important than ever. And as recruitment becomes more digitalised, businesses need to sell themselves in a more dynamic way.

    Engaging career page content is vital for this. Virtual tours, video interviews with hiring managers and engaging social media content will be a really effective way of helping to improve your employer brand.

    Speed of Process is Becoming Increasingly Important

    With increased competitiveness in the market and sought after talent getting snapped up quickly, keeping candidates engaged is vital. It is important that recruitment processes move quickly and efficiently in order to ensure that you don’t lose good candidates to competing organisations. Lengthy processes and lack of proper communication can be damaging to an organisation’s reputation and employer brand.

    Virtual recruiting offers a great way to keep recruitment processes as short as possible. It provides maximum flexibility around diaries and can be a great way to screen candidates, even if you would prefer to meet them face-to-face at the final interview stage.

    Parkinson|Lee have worked with multiple businesses across the region sutpporting them through Covid-19 and the impact this has had on their recruitment processes.

    If you need any further help and guidance in this area, please contact our team of specialist Executive Search consultants today.

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