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Managing Director
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Managing Director

Salary: £six figure + exec bens
Location: Lancashire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-39477

Job Description


Parkinson Lee are the retained partner to an international, Market Leading Engineering / Manufacturing Group, in the appointment of a Business Unit Managing Director.

The group is privately owned, highly entrepreneurial & acquisitive organization, that have experienced exponential growth over the last 10 years.

One of their strategic acquisitions was a privately owned, traditional Engineering Company based in Lancashire. This business unit still operates autonomously, that said, the group is investing heavily into the business, as they seek to exploit a major new market and take further market share with existing products.

As a result, the Group is now looking to appoint a Managing Director to lead the company in the realisation and delivery of its objectives. They are looking for a strategic and passionate professional, who can support a progressive and driven company, in delivering world class solutions across an increasingly varied product landscape.

This is a chance to join an extremely exciting business in a strategic position and add true value across its operations.

Reporting to the Divisional Managing Director, key responsibilities will include:

•Developing and executing the business strategy, planning cost-effective short-and-long-term business objectives and developing new ideas based on market and industry data

•Directing the activities of the business while ensuring bottom-line profitability

•Managing the day-to-day running of multiple businesses across a number of sites

•Updating the Divisional MD and wider Exec team on budget targets, business strategies and industry developments, and collaborate closely with the Executive team across the Division on future growth plans

•Developing reporting tools to monitor the ongoing performance of the company

•Acting as a role model, promoting core values, being a champion of people to ensure employees are valued and motivated at work

In appointing the new Managing Director, we are looking for individuals with:

•An operational background gained within the engineering sector (i.e., Automotive, Aerospace, Metals, White Goods etc), ideally with fabrication and raw materials experience, although not essential

•Visionary leadership & strategic planning expertise

•A continuous improvement mindset

•Experience operating in an autonomous position but with the willingness and gravitas to build relationships across the group to build and successfully deliver a joined-up strategy

•Strong commercial and financial acumen

•Extensive budgeting, planning and forecasting experience

•Advanced problem-solving ability

In addition, we are looking for passionate, highly driven and professional individuals who are results orientated & creative. Of course, first rate interpersonal skills are expected.

In return, our client is offering a generous benefits package and the opportunity to put your stamp on the development and future substantial growth of a highly successful, strategically important group company. This could be a career defining role for the right individual.

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Chief Commercial and Sales Officer
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Chief Commercial and Sales Officer

Salary: £six figure + exec bens
Location: Midlands
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-39022

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to a highly successful, global business within the Rail industry in the appointment of a Chief Commercial and Sales Officer.

Reporting into the CEO, you will be a key member of the Executive team and will be tasked with leading a global sales team towards maximising revenues, key account management and profit margins for the group whilst driving a continuous improvements using the CRM/ERP system and data analytics as part of a modernisation program.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Chief Commercial and Sales Officer to join an international business with a rich history at a time of investment and be an integral part of the leadership team responsible for their continued growth on a global scale.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

•Strong leadership of the commercial, sales and marketing function

•Transforming selling practices through sales excellence training, coaching and collaboration

•Ownership of developing and continually improving the commercial and sales maturity of the companies entities and Business Units, including strategy for selling value, margin growth, and managing pass-through during economic cycles

•Providing advice and support to business units and selling entities in the creation and review of commercial sales contracts, license, agency, rebate, joint venture, consortium, license technical, agreements etc.

•Drive excellence across the commercial and sales organisation to maximise sales and profit margins whilst managing risk through best practice in commercial and contracting

•Hands on Key Account Management of a selection of global customers

•Influencing alignment and collaboration between commercial and sales function together with operational business units and entities

•Active membership and contribution to decision making within global exec meetings on policy and strategic direction whilst providing support in potential M&A activities

•Represent the company in selective partnership activities

•Work closely with legal and finance departments on risk management (commercial and other)

•Responsible for commercial risk mitigation in commercial and sales

•Optimising CRM and ERP systems

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are keen to speak to individuals with impressive, demonstrable track record and skills / experience gained within the following:

•Clear evidence of success within a senior role in a Sales or Commercial business development capacity

•Previous experience gained within the Rail, Transport or Heavy Industrial sectors

•Committed, high energy and motivated individual with a solid educational background (degree level or equivalent)

•Strong knowledge of working with ERP, MRP or CRM systems for processing data outputs including management reporting, pipeline, sales and operational planning etc.

•Strong proven leadership skills, with excellent training, coaching and mentoring ability

•Commercially astute and customer focused with a good understanding of commercial contracts and other commercial agreements such as license, agency, joint venture, consortium, license technical agreements etc.

•Tenacious and results driven with sound business judgement and high-level negotiating and influencing skills

•Experience in analysing and managing risk and applying risk mitigation to commercial contracts

•Previous experience in international markets and an in-depth understanding of export procedures and financing

•Fluent in second European language would be advantageous (but is not essential)

In addition to an excellent six figure basic there will be an excellent executive level benefits package.

This role will offer hybrid working with 50% of the time being allocated to the office based in the Midlands.

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Associate Partner
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Associate Partner

Salary: £market leading salary + exceptional benefits
Location: Rotherham
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-00004

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently looking for an ambitious, committed and experienced Senior Recruiter to join their expanding team across the Yorkshire region.

Part of the Elevation Recruit Group, Parkinson Lee is Yorkshire’s fastest growing Executive Search firm, partnering with clients across the region and assisting them to recruit Business Leaders, Board Directors and Senior Executives across a range of functional disciplines.

If you are a career focused, motivated individual who is looking to join a highly entrepreneurial, successful team, and contribute to their continued growth and success whilst establishing yourself with as an executive recruiter of choice with a high profile client base, then this could be the perfect role for you.

What will the role involve?

In achieving – and maintaining – sector leadership, your challenge will be to establish yourself as a leader in your field through the development of a Business Owner and C Suite Network. You will take the lead for of our established practices with the aim of taking it to a market leading position.

In this context, you will determine and implement new business and client development strategies, helping to achieve agreed customer acquisition and revenue growth targets. You will also take a leading and pivotal role with major accounts, strengthening exclusive relationships with key clients, while achieving the necessary activity thresholds and service expectations across your sector.

Main responsibilities will also include:

•To deliver significant business growth, both with new and existing clients

•To originate, agree and implement a successful Sales Strategy for your desk/business

•To identify and exploit new market opportunities for sales growth by niche sector, customer, service type and method

•To be authoritative and compelling in your understanding and use of Parkinson Lee’s sales propositions, notably covering candidate attraction, service delivery and other Divisions/ Services within Elevation Recruitment Group

•To leverage a strong and loyal candidate network, asking for recommendations, converting candidates into clients, stimulating market intelligence and promoting both your reputation and that of Parkinson Lee

•To work closely with and support the Managing Partner and Operations Director in the future development of the Firm

•To ensure that your attitudes, attributes and application enable you to become a role model for staff, both within your division and across Elevation Recruitment Group

•To lead formal pitches and tenders

•To originate new marketing ideas for your desk/business, working positively with the Marketing Department

What do we expect of you?

Commercial growth, relationship development and personal accountability are central to this important role for an influential sales leader. You will be a professional recruiter with experience of working on a retained basis with senior/executive level clients.

Additional skills required:

•Demonstrable track record of repeat business through the development of partnership client relationships

•Confident and personable with the ability to build rapport quickly, strengthen relationships and deliver results

•The ability to interview and advise prospective candidates while demonstrating an eye for detail and good judge of character

•Ambitious, collaborative and possess a positive outlook

•Ability to identify business opportunities for the wider for the Elevation Recruitment Group

What will you get in return?

We pride ourselves on being a truly employee-focused business and offer market-leading remuneration packages as well as outstanding benefits. As part of the Parkinson Lee team, you will have a high degree of autonomy to build both your practice and personal brand across the Region.

Some perks include:

•Market leading uncapped commission structure

•Flexible/hybrid working that suits you

•Additional Monthly cash incentives

•Quarterly High Achievers Club

•Annual Leave package including Christmas shutdown AND your birthday off!

•Access to a free on-site gym

•Companywide social events

•Fun, encouraging & inclusive working environment where hard work is acknowledged and rewarded

This is a career defining opportunity to join an exciting, innovative and high entrepreneurial business. You will be instrumental in helping to shape the future of Parkinson Lee as well as your own career, whilst having the reassurance of knowing you are working for a highly successful group!

If you are interested in having a confidential conversation to explore opportunities please contact Rachael Lee, Client Services Manager.

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Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

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Chief Information Officer
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Chief Information Officer

Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Bens
Location: West Yorkshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-38415

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to an AIM listed manufacturing business, based in West Yorkshire, in the appointment of a Chief Information Officer / Chief Technology Officer to join their growing business.

As a key member of the Executive Team, you will help drive the strategic agenda through your deep understanding of technology, data architecture, digital transformation and analytics, leading and motivating a high performing team in order to drive business goals and support company growth.

Key Responsibilities will include:

•Leadership and development of the IT team

•Development the Group’s IT roadmap for infrastructure and enterprise/systems architecture

•Responsibility for providing the necessary framework, defences and safeguards for the Group’s data, including all sensitive data from both internal and external threats.

•Acting as a key leader and change agent as the Group continues its digital transformation and upgrade to legacy systems

•Driving Innovation through the application of pragmatic, business-oriented technology solutions that assist the business in differentiating from its competitors, improves the customer journey and enables scalability in line with the Group’s growth plans

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are inviting individuals with the following backgrounds to apply:

•The proven ability of working at Board level, supporting the strategic goals of the Group whilst also being very comfortable with a hands-on approach whereby they immerse themselves in the detail.

•Multisite manufacturing experience would be preferred with experience of direct-to-consumer model

•Must thrive on all aspects of people management, including mentoring and development of the core team

•Resilience and can-do attitude are a must

•Enjoys the challenge of working in a dynamic, highly operational environment

•10+ years of relevant experience, in particular management of infrastructure and exposure to digital transformation

•Proactive business-focused leader with an excellent track record of driving technology change and overseeing IT transformations (including consolidation)

•Proven experience of building scalable platforms and integrating existing platforms and solutions

•A strong track record of managing cyber security, for example leading the accreditation of Cyber Essentials+ or similar

•Exposure to cloud technology – Microsoft Azure – AWS – Google

•Exposure to leading ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Salesforce etc.

•TOGAF certification

A substantial £six figure salary with executive benefits package will be available for this fantastic opportunity, an exciting challenge for an experienced CIO/CTO to drive digital change within growing PLC.

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Adam Dickson
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Head of Recruitment
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Head of Recruitment

Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Bens
Location: Rotherham
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-35909

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are part of Elevation Recruitment Group, one of Yorkshire’s leading employers with an exceptional reputation in specialist recruitment.

Parkinson Lee are Yorkshire’s Leading Executive Search Firm. We specialise in conducting senior & executive level search mandates on behalf of an increasingly diverse and expanding list of clients, from Owner Managed SME’s through to Private Equity Backed and PLC’s, across a breadth of business sectors.

Over the last 12 months Parkinson Lee have had record breaking growth and demand for C-Level Executives is high.

We are looking for a Head of Recruitment to lead all aspects of recruitment operations within Parkinson Lee. You will the lead the Recruitment team, reporting to the Group Operations Director. You’ll be responsible for the operational backbone of recruitment within the brand, owning the systems, data, analysis and processes that help us find great candidates, attracting the best people to the mandates and delivering an outstanding candidate and client experience. As a strategic partner in the brand, you’ll help tell the recruitment story through data as well as market knowledge, and enable the Managing Partner and wider team to identify new opportunities.

This is a unique and compelling senior recruitment opportunity. In a fast paced, encouraging and enterprising environment some of your key responsibilities while working closely with the Managing Partner will be:

•Manage, build and lead the recruitment team, including associate partners and researchers.

•Source, deploy and manage all systems and tools relating to recruitment that help the team recruit more effectively and support the team’s efficiency

•Develop a culture of data and analytical rigor, and build the foundations to enable data-informed recruitment and actionable insights.

•Own the candidate journey and overall experience.

•Own learning and development for the recruitment team, including training, onboarding and knowledge management.

•Working closely with the Managing Partner and wider executive team to agree a strategy for the structure and development of the inhouse research team.

•Conducting extensive national research, market mapping and talent identification in order to source potential executive candidates for the vacancies you are briefed. You will use a variety of techniques including database searching and networking, direct head hunting, job board searching, effective use of social media and advert writing

•Pre-Qualifying and then Briefing candidates about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question

•Interviewing relevant longlisted candidates face to face in order to generate a shortlist to present to our partners

•Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with candidates through providing a high calibre of service

•Preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of our shortlist presentations

•Preparing proposal documents, candidate brief packs, project plans and presentations using a variety of Microsoft packages

•Organising key events and managing invites and logistics

What you will need:

-Experienced in a recruitment management role; proven ability to use discretion and judgement where required whilst maintaining a high level of confidentiality

-Experience of developing a team from the ground up including recruitment, coaching, performance management and mentoring

-Excellent communication skills both oral and written with the confidence and professionalism to forge strong business relationships with clients, candidates and this close-knit team

-You will be forward thinking; Self-motivated with a professional approach and the ability to work proactively; on your own initiative

-Organisation skills are a must with the ability to manage multiple projects at any one time and prioritise workload accordingly whilst delivering a high-quality service to all parties

-Experience working in a fast paced and professional recruitment environment with an understanding of the full recruitment lifecycle

If you are a passionate recruitment professional that is looking to join one of Yorkshire’s leading entrepreneurial employers in an exciting and rewarding role please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Managing Partner, Lee Bhandal.

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Lee Bhandal

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Interim Project Manager / Director
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Interim Project Manager / Director

Salary: Up to gbp400 per day
Location: Darlington
Type: Contract
Ref Number: ESRL-39544

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering with a start-up, private equity backed organisation, in the appointment of an Interim Project Director, to be based in the North East.

Our client is an electronics manufacturing organisation that is about to embark on an exciting period of exponential growth.

Having recently acquired a factory to house all manufacturing, they are now in the process of significantly upgrading and refurbishing the factory prior to installing a high tech, state of the art, production line.

This is a significant investment of over £40million, as such, they are now looking to appoint a Project Director to oversee this key stage of the businesses development.

Reporting to the CFO, you will oversee this significant project which is divided into 2 parts:

• Refurbishment of an old building (£6m)

• Installation and commissioning of a high-tech production line (£37m)

The successful candidate will be a proven Project Manager / Director who:

• Is Financially astute

• Is a strong leader, with first rate interpersonal and influencing ability

• Knows what ‘good’ should look like

• Is Robust and firm (non-nonsense approach)

• But also, emotionally intelligent

We are looking for a seasoned project/programme manager for an initial project of circa 6/9 months. There may also be the opportunity for further employment once the initial assignment is completed.

This is a hands-on appointment and as such we are looking to speak to individuals who are prepared to base themselves in the North East at least 4 days a week.

Interim Finance Director / Executive – Process Re-Engineering
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Interim Finance Director / Executive – Process Re-Engineering

Salary: gbp700 - gbp1200 per day
Location: leeds
Type: Contract
Ref Number: ESLB-39055

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering with a significant Supply Chain / Logistics organization based in Yorkshire in the appointment of an Interim Finance Executive. The initial assignment will be for approximately 3 months.

Reporting into the Finance Director, key aspects of the project will include:

• Conducting a business process review within the organisation Freight Forwarding that goes through the current processes in detail for each revenue flow, describes the current state, and analyses issues, risks, and gaps.

• Making recommendations to the business on process improvements, and what controls would be best placed to close any gaps or reduce risks.

• Driving the recommended changes, embedding them into the teams and reporting on the effectiveness of any changes

The successful candidate will likely be operating at the Finance Director / CFO level and will have significant knowledge and experience of management systems and their effective use.

In addition, our client is looking for :

An action orientated individual with a ‘roll up the sleeves’ attitude

Experience in identifying risk, designing processes and embedding improvements

Well developed analytical skills

Experience of implementing change and process improvements

Knowledge of supply chain and logistics is preferred but not essential

In the first instance we would ask that you apply online.

Due to the high volume of applications we are currently experiencing we are unable to respond to every one individually. If you have not heard from us within a week then please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
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Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Salary: Negotiable day rate
Location: Yorkshire. Hybrid Working
Type: Contract
Ref Number: ESLB-39289

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently working with a leading Financial Services business based in Yorkshire in the appointment of an Interim CFO.

Reporting to and working closely with the CEO and wider executive team, you will contribute to the successful delivery of planned results, both operationally and financially.

Leading the team, you will provide effective strategic direction and operational efficiency, for the duration of the contract, in relation to:

• Group strategic plans

• Corporate Development

• Shareholder and Stakeholder relations

• Achievement of financial and operational plans

Some of the key accountabilities during your time in post 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

• Financial planning, reporting and statutory accounting for the Group

• Effective management and oversight of Support Functions

• Effective Executive and Stakeholder management

• Budget management

The successful candidate will be a qualified Finance Executive, Immediately Available, with previous experience at senior level within a regulated environment.

Skills required include:

• Experience of working within the UK financial services sector

• Available to start a contract either immediately or at short notice (1-2 weeks)

• Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW)

• Any additional qualifications (ACII / FCII) would be highly desirable

• Must be FCA approved

• Strong leadership skills, able to build relationships quickly and effectively

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Chief Executive Officer
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Chief Executive Officer

Salary: Up to gbp100000 per annum + + benefits
Location: Nottingham
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-37905

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently working with D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, in the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer to join their team based within the East Midlands.

As the CEO the main purpose of your role will be to provide high quality leadership and support to the D2N2 LEP and its associated public and private sector partner organisations in driving the strategic direction for the economic growth of the D2N2 area and to ensure the delivery of its strategic priorities.

The CEO will report into the Chair of the Board of Directors and will lead, mentor and develop the Senior Leadership Team.

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

Strategy and Leadership:

•Providing energetic and visionary leadership which inspires staff, partners and stakeholders

•Leading the implementation of the LEP’s local industrial strategy and Economic Growth and Recovery Plan which underpins regional and national strategies and is agreed with public and private sector LEP partners

•Responsible for overseeing an annual LEP budget and to monitor performance against budget

•Working with the LEP Executive Team to stay alert to new business opportunities and sources of income through a product and service development programme, bringing relevant and innovative projects to the Board for consideration

•Working closely with the LEP Chair and the Board of D2N2 to oversee the implementation of Board decisions

•Proving management information to the Board on all D2N2 LEP activities to make properly informed strategic decisions

•Speaking on behalf of the D2N2 LEP to represent their interests via press releases, meetings and other forms of lobbying

•Ensuring that D2N2 maximizes investment opportunities from Government funds

Operational Management:

•Leading an effective and high-quality executive support and secretariat function, including line-managing the LEP Senior Management Team

•Actively shaping and delivering a leading and trusted service offering to the private, public and third sectors

•Providing support to the D2N2 Board and Investment Board and overseeing the operation of its advisory boards and sub-board structures

•Ensuring that all LEP objectives are achieved and supporting the Chair in everyday duties

•Agreeing and setting milestones and key performance indicators for the LEP team in order to measure effectiveness

Relationship Management:

•Using exceptional interpersonal skills, communicating with a diverse stakeholder group including, the Board, business leaders, local and national politicians, senior public-sector officers and civil servants, education and training leaders

•Developing and maintaining relationships with other LEPS and the LEP Network including neighbouring LEPs

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for applications with the following experience:

•Demonstrable local, regional and national political awareness

•Strong strategic, influencing and negotiating ability

•Experience in both public and private sector organisations

•Proven experience of developing and driving strategic change with the ability to lead, manage and motivate through change

•Experience of partnership working across complex geographies

•Previous experience at board level working with NEDs

•Proven ability to lead a multi-faceted organisation

•Proven public speaking skills and the ability to inspire and build confidence

•Excellent leadership and communication skills

•Knowledge and understanding of central and local Government funding mechanisms

Our client is looking to offer c£100,000 basic + benefits.

Closing date 10am on 11th April.

Face to Face Interview dates: 19th and 20th April 2022

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Managing Director
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Managing Director

Salary: gbp130000 - gbp140000 per annum + + exec bens + equity participation
Location: Wakefield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-37630

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to a leading manufacturing firm based in Yorkshire in the appointment of a Managing Director.

Joining the company during a rapid period of growth, you will lead the day-to-day management and performance of the company, with responsibility for delivering the strategic plans, as well as developing and delivering annual business plan targets and budgets.

With a strong commercial and customer focus, you will lead on key customer relationships, ensuring clients are maximising opportunities with the introduction of new products and aftersales services.

Key responsibilities include:

•Ensuring there is continuous profitable growth of the business, implementing relevant systems and processes to manage commercial gain

•Establishing and maintaining strong customer focus

•Full P&L responsibility

•Reviewing activity reports and financial statements to determine and progress attaining objectives

•Leadership and day to day management of the Senior Team

•Providing overall leadership and ensuring employees have the right competencies and capabilities deliver the agreed financial goals in the short, medium and long term

•Researching and analysing the industry, market, and competitors to make informed strategy decisions on developments, market opportunities, customers and suppliers. To support the positioning of the business as the market leader within the industry

Parkinson Lee are looking for applicants with the below skill set:

•A proven track record of working at Managing Director level with a strong commercial focus

•Experience of working within a manufacturing environment that offers after sales, service, and repairs

•An exceptional customer focus with a hands-on approach to building and maintaining key customer relationships

•Full P&L responsibility

•Experience of working in a SME environment or a larger corporate as divisional MD level

This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious business leader who thrives in developing and scaling businesses. In addition to an excellent six figure package, there will an equity participation opportunity.

Head of Purchasing
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Head of Purchasing

Salary:
Location: Doncaster
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-36905

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are pleased to announce their retained partnership, with Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems, in the search and selection for a new ‘Head of Purchasing’, a key position for the business. Reporting directly into the CEO, you will be responsible for a team of 4 and have full accountability across all areas of Purchasing. Areas include but are not limited to: Purchasing Projects; Supplier Selection incl. Development and assessment; Rationalisation; Reviews; Benchmarking; Negotiations through to Approvals for the business.

Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems engineers the most advanced integrated piping systems for the distribution and control of liquids and gases for key verticals, like industrial, utilities, commercial and residential. They offer fully integrated piping systems in valve, connection, fastening and piping technology and are at the forefront of innovation. Founded in 1975 Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems, formally known as Pegler are now a multibillion turnover organisation with over 16,000 employees worldwide.

Role Summary

A key part of this role is the ability to build, maintain and develop relationships across all areas of the Group and external suppliers. You will lead all projects; from evaluating; benchmarking and sourcing suppliers, reviewing all aspects of supplier shortages; price changes and risk ensuring commercial recommendations are considered and the best in line with company objectives. You will then go on to develop a supplier and product strategy, initiating a full proof contingency plan to secure future sourcing projects and strategic weaknesses. You will be responsible for initiating and implementing improvements across all procurement systems.

This Head of Purchasing Duties & Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

– Relationship management: Internal departments incl. Group; Projects and External suppliers

– Management: Manage a team of four in the delivery of procurement projects and a spend of c£80m

– People Management: Outline KPIs for your team; report and track progress; conduct appraisals; support ongoing training and development

– Project Management: Evaluate, benchmark, make sourcing and commercial recommendations as noted above detailing supply chain risks; price changes and supply shortages

– Systems: Reviewing the procurement systems in place; initiate and make recommendations for change / improvement

– Procurement: Support all areas where required and procure products for the business as and when required

– Strategy: Curation through to execution as detailed above, highlighting all product and supplier strategic weaknesses

We are keen to speak with individuals that meet the following skills and experience:

– You will be degree qualified with work experience in a multi-site / manufacturing environment or strong technical background with an ability to read and interpret drawings

– Highly desired sector experience: FMCG environment across the following: Health, Safety & Environment. Manufacturing / logistics processes

– Strategic thinker, analytically strong with experience in budgets, forecasting and problem solving

– Demonstrable experience operating at both detailed and strategic level

– Commercially astute; driven with a creative approach

– Motivated with a desire for continuous improvement and techniques

– Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop both team and business function

– Flexible approach with the ability to travel within the UK and Europe, if / when required

– IT Literate with Microsoft packages

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

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

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

Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Bens
Location: North of England
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-37506

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partners to IPL, a world-leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging products, in the appointment of a Finance Director based in the North of England.

IPL partners with customers to deliver sustainable solutions to the food, consumer, agricultural, automotive, logistics and environmental end-markets.

As a packaging partner IPL manufactures customised injection-moulded and blow moulded packaging solutions. They partner with their customers to create products that are truly designed for circularity and the transition to low carbon.

With a global turnover of $1billion, IPL employs circa 2500 employees and manufacture their products at 19 facilities located in UK & Ireland, USA, and China. Their Business is organised into two segments: Consumer Packaging Solutions (CPS), and Environmental, Returnable and industrial Solutions (ERIS).

This is an exciting time to be joining the senior leadership team of the ERIS division, which has seen exponential growth both organically and via acquisition in recent years. The Finance Director will play an important role as part of the team driving this strategy. The role will require the person to gain a deep understanding of the ERIS EU Division and become a key decision maker within its leadership team.

Recent acquisitions over the last 5 years have seen the business grow from around £50million to over to £200m in revenue across 6 UK sites / P&L’s.

The Finance Director will be responsible for a central finance team and over 30 finance staff across the various sites.

The location of the role will be flexible and will involve regular travel to sites, located in Tamworth, Wolverhampton, Rotherham, Hull, Castleford & Haydock.

Key responsibilities will include:

Strategy

•Work closely with the ERIS Managing Director to shape and execute the strategy for the division with the rest of the senior team

•The strategy will grow the profitability and cashflow of the business both organically and by acquisition while maintaining discipline on its return on capital

•This will involve assessing acquisition targets and large capital projects for appropriate returns on capital as well as driving improved performance in the areas of sales growth, margin enhancement, cost control and cashflow

Leadership

•Working with the senior management team, lead, develop and motivate the team in the

finance function to enhance its capability

•The overall development of the team and the promotion of a performance culture are

important aspects of the role

•Actively taking part in the finance leadership across the group along with the group CFO and other division finance directors to shape and implement a finance strategy for the group

Commercial Performance

•Driving the commercial performance of the division for the achievement of its overall vision and strategic objectives – in terms of market share, profit growth, cashflow management and ROCE

•Work with the senior management team to evolve the KPIs used in the business to ensure that they are both measuring and optimising the operational performance

•Evaluating divisional business opportunities, preparing and presenting business cases and making recommendations

•Identifying cost improvement and performance measures, rolling out change and

transformation programs and driving efficiency in all areas of the operations

Financial Reporting and Control

•Responsible for the financial integrity and timeliness of the information reported to the group

•Look to continuously improve the weekly management information packs and monthly

accounts close process

•Responsible for the preparation of divisional budgets, business plans, strategic plans for the di-vision and to organise and lead the divisional management in the preparation, presentation and delivery of performance against those budgets, business plans and strategic plans

•Assess opportunities to improve existing systems including identifying areas of efficiency and control improvement

•Develop and improve financial planning, analysis and forecasting within the division and to group

•Responsible for managing and maintaining the required high level of effective controls including coordinating the internal audits of the ERIS UK division to ensure compliance with the Group internal control policies and SOX submissions

•Responsible for the preparation of divisional Group financial statements according to set dead-lines including managing the division’s quarterly results and preparation of quarterly MD&A

•Support implementation of Divisional IT and HR Strategies. Build and develop the finance & IT teams to deliver and support the needs of the division

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are keen to speak to candidates with the below skill set:

•A Finance Director with a minimum of 10 years” PQE and an excellent record of financial and commercial achievement in a competitive and dynamic sector, ideally within a manufacturing business within a multi-site environment

•Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly command the confidence and respect of the management team

•Highly analytical with the ability to delve into the detail to drive improvements in the business

•Sound commercial judgement with the ability to contribute directly to the overall business strategy and work with other members of the senior management team on their commercial issues

•Change management experience with ability to lead change projects including integration experience

•Passion and commitment with high personal integrity and a practical, pragmatic and

hardworking ethic

•Experienced within fast growing businesses and possessing a demonstrable track record of establishing systems and processes, as well as growing & aligning highly capable finance teams

This is an outstanding opportunity for a high calibre Finance Director within an exciting and fast growing, private equity backed, sustainability focused organisation.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Managing Director
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Managing Director

Salary: Significant Six Figure Basic +Exec Bens
Location: North of England
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-37376

Job Description


Substantial Six Figure Basic + Executive Benefits Package

Location: North of England

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partners to a Private Equity backed, market leading, medium sized (around 200 employees), manufacturing organisation based in the North of England, in the appointment of a Managing Director.

As Managing Director, you are joining this highly successful business at an exciting time of investment. You will deliver on the strategic plan in place; you will play an instrumental role in the projected future organic and acquisitional growth.

Over the last 12 months the company has been through a major transformation; it has already seen remarkable improvements in profitability, efficiency, and cultural profile.

The organisation has identified opportunities for growth via the introduction of new systems / products and is investing heavily into new product development to increase the size of both its potential customer base and market share.

Working collaboratively with the shareholders’ representatives, the Managing Director will continue to entrepreneurially pursue commercial and innovative opportunities for the medium term.

As the Managing Director, you will lead the Senior Management Team and implement new initiatives which aim to elevate standards across the company. You will drive a company culture of collaboration, inclusive team leadership transparency and one where everyone has a voice.

You are

•An individual with gravitas and a straight-forward, flexible, and partner-like approach

•An entrepreneurial achiever with exceptional commercial awareness

•An outstanding thought leader and problem solver who makes change happen; willing to challenge the status quo; and willing to challenge what your own previous experience seems to suggest

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are keen to speak to high calibre business leaders with demonstrable experience of:

•Leading within mature, successful manufacturing organisations

•Making an extraordinary footprint as Managing Director level or as leader of entrepreneurial units within their organisations

•Taking a good organisation and making it great, essentially taking a business to the next level on a journey to profitable, sustainable growth

•Operating as a leader within a Private Equity environment, backed by first-class references

•Effectively managing upward with business owners/private equity investors

•Enhancing your teams’ performance through coaching, mentoring, and modelling

•A degree of academic achievement (Masters, MBA or equivalent)

This is an outstanding, career defining opportunity for an ambitious business leader who thrives in developing and scaling this successful business, who is committed to leading the business towards and beyond the shareholders’ exit.

For a confidential discussion please contact Lee Bhandal at Parkinson Lee on 07590529274.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Interim Finance Director
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Interim Finance Director

Salary: Competitive day rate
Location: Yorkshire
Type: Contract
Ref Number: ESAZ-37563

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently working with a leading multi-site manufacturing organisation to recruit an Interim Finance Director.

Joining the SMT at a time of high growth for the organisation the Interim Finance Director will be responsible for guiding the team of 20+ to drive the strategy forwards for the business.

This multi-site role will require flexibility to travel across the sites, situated in the UK, driving commercial performance.

Reporting to the CEO, key responsibilities will include:

•Full financial management and leadership of a significant multi-site group of businesses

•Developing and executing business strategy

•Driving improved performance across sales growth, margin enhancement, cost control and cashflow

•Development and leadership of the finance team

•Ensuring accurate and timely reporting to the group

•Evaluating business opportunities and making recommendations to the SMT

•Rolling out change and transformation programs

•Budget planning

•Looking at continuous improvement for financial planning, analysis, and forecasting

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for Finance professionals that can demonstrate the below skill set:

•A Finance Director with a proven track record within the Manufacturing sector, with multi-site experience.

•Proven leadership skills of high performing teams

•Previous experience of working in a matrix organisation with dual reporting line would be preferred

•Sound commercial judgement

•Gravitas to command confidence from the SMT

•Experience of leading change projects

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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Interim Chief Information Officer / IT Director
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Interim Chief Information Officer / IT Director

Salary: Competitive day rate
Location: Yorkshire
Type: Contract
Ref Number: ESAZ-37562

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to an Internationally listed global manufacturing company to recruit an Interim CIO / IT Director to join the business in Yorkshire.

Reporting into the CEO, you will drive the strategic agenda through your deep understanding of technology, data architecture, digital transformation and analytics, leading and motivating a high performing team in order to drive business goals and support company growth.

Key Responsibilities will include:

•Providing best in class IT Operations Service within the business with full accountability for Networking, Infrastructure and Cyber Security.

•Acting as a key leader and change agent as the company embarks on a Digital transformation

•Driving Innovation, evaluating and scouting emerging technologies

•Man-management, Leadership, nurturing and up skilling the team

•Building strong relationships with key vendors, with strict management of licences and contracts

•Building modern solutions for customers, internal & external

•Guarding all company data, particularly sensitive data, from both internal and external threats

•Providing leadership on day-to-day monitoring for unusual activities, implementing defensive protocols, and reporting incidents

•Introduce constant monitoring for attack and run appropriate defensive protocols if breaches occur

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are inviting individuals with the following backgrounds to apply:

•Proven track record of working in a senior capacity within a large corporate environment (FTSE 100/250 or equivalent)

•Available for an immediate start or on a short notice period

•A proactive business focused leader with experience of delivering results through large teams

•Experience of driving technology change and overseeing IT transformations

•Working experience with latest technologies, digital capabilities and trends

Our client is looking to offer a £six figure salary (or equivalent day rate)

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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Finance Director
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Finance Director

Salary: £six figure salary + Exec level bens
Location: North London
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-36826

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to a North London based organisation within the construction industry who are looking to appoint a Finance Director to work closely with the ELT through a period of transformational change and rapid growth.

This role will have full leadership responsibility for the finance function that supports the core business and its entities (£120m t/o) as they aim to grow to £150M t/o over the coming 12 months.

Acting as a key sounding board to both the MD & Commercial Director and providing timely reporting and MI to the wider senior leadership team, your responsibilities will include budgeting, forecasting, cashflow management, accounting process, financial reporting, tax and managing the key relationship with external parties such as auditors and banks.

Key responsibilities will include:

•Developing effective relationships with other Departments and the Board of Directors including Joint Venture Companies

•Completing the monthly financial statements and accounts, including month end and year end consolidated reports, balance sheet reconciliation, fixed asset maintenance for the company, Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures

•Prepare and present financial information papers for the Senior Management Team

•Provide business and commercial financial analysis on acquisition opportunities

•Supporting the preparation of weekly cashflow forecasts

•Supporting the preparation and updating of monthly commercial/ financial budgeting/ forecasting

•Supporting the preparation of the quarterly reforecasting of the commercial/ financial budgets

•Supporting the preparation of the annual group budget

•Supporting the recording of Bid Pipeline/ Secured sales and reporting monthly movements

•Reporting to stakeholders including commentary on material variances and Opportunities/ Threats alongside Key Performance Indicators

•Identify trends early (negative and positive), with the production of meaningful financial Key Performance Indicators/ Ratios

•Developing means to increase profitability and optimise operational costs

•Internal audit of all financial matters pertaining to the business to ensure not only compliance, but also best practice is observed; ensuring as a minimum compliance with Group Minimum Requirements (GMR’s)

•Year End Audit pack and Statutory Accounts preparation, including liaising with External Auditors

•Corporation Tax computation and liaising with External Tax Advisors

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for individuals with the following experience:

•A proven track record post qualification of working in a senior finance position, ideally within the construction or associated sectors

•Meticulous accounting skills and knowledge of procedures

•Positive and constructive outlook, with powerful analytical thinking and problem-solving skills; being able to work effectively under time pressure with a hands-on approach

•Experience within a fast-growing SME would be highly advantageous, coupled with a strong desire to be part of the business

•High level of integrity, being trustworthy and respectful of confidential information

•Show successful leadership skills, being a natural communicator who can influence and negotiate with finance and non-finance at all levels

•Highly proactive approach

•Strengths in information technology skills, particularly accounting packages, and systems (Microsoft Navision understanding preferable)

•Experience of Joint Venture and Subsidiary accounting practices (preferable)

As the Finance Director you will be a true financial business partner to the ELT that will progress towards a senior leadership role within the group, therefore, this would be an ideal opportunity for an ambitious Financial Controller with a proven track record of delivery and growth within a larger or similar sized business or an experienced Finance Director from within the industry who is looking for their next challenge and a route towards and ELT opportunity within an established enterprise.

Along with a competitive six-figure salary and benefits package, you will also have an opportunity to earn annual bonus.

If you would be open to having a private and confidential conversation regarding this opportunity, please e-mail your CV or call me directly on 07935 502 755.

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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Director of Product Management
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Director of Product Management

Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Bens
Location: London
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-36879

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are working with a leading UK business within the Insurance, banking and financial services sector to recruit a Director of Product Management. This role is primarily based in the London office (c2/3 days) with hybrid working.

Reporting into the CCO, the Director of Product Management will be responsible for leading the product function for the required business unit delivering the strategy in line with commercial performance taking ownership of the overall proposition to ensure the portfolio is at the forefront of the sector.

As the Director of Product Management you will immerse yourself within the industry and become an expert within the sector, constantly identifying potential opportunities to develop new products/propositions and take the lead on seeing these through to launch, developing a go to market strategy in order to do so.

The duties and responsibilities of the Director of Product Management will be to:

•Evolve the product management methodology and embed across the organisation

•Bring the voice of the market into the definition of the product strategies.

•Cross functional collaborating

•Create compelling product strategies that deliver on the overall proposition and develop roadmaps that deliver on the strategy.

•Develop Go-To Market processes to build compelling launch material that maximises the opportunity of benefits realisation.

•Ensure the team follows industry best practice and are aligned to bank wide strategic direction

•Ensure all governance and compliance requirements are adhered to and ensure product reviews are complete in a timely manner

•Monitor and track the realisation of benefits

•Ensure the product strategy is linked to the technology strategy.

•Provide senior leadership, strategic and professional management for the team

•Recruit, train and employ high calibre employees within budget, headcount levels and temporary resource requirements

•Coach, mentor, and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced business leader who has established themselves at Director level, to join and make a significant impact within a top-tier leading organisation in the insurance sector who are embarking on an exciting period of transformational change.

Our client is offering a Six Figure Salary + bonus + executive benefits

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

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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Senior Manager – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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Senior Manager – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Salary: Up to gbp85000 per annum + + Excellent Bens
Location: Selby
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-36454

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are working in partnership with Drax plc in their search for a Senior Manager – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Drax are a dynamic and forward thinking plc business, listed on the London Stock Exchange, who are looking to hire a similar-thinking individual to lead their Equality Diversity & Inclusion strategy.

This is a senior position where you will be required to bring the strategy to life and be the subject matter expertise in this field. You will be accountable for leading the delivery and governance of the Diversity Equality Inclusion strategy, supporting the Company’s ambition to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company.

You will inspire and influence various stakeholders to deliver the global Diversity Equality Inclusion strategy and use your expertise to support local teams with local Diversity Equality Inclusion plans. Project management, Governance, regular reporting on progress to key stakeholders all form part of this role. Reporting to the Head of Resourcing you will work closely with all levels of staff including the Board.

You will work with external stakeholders and service providers acting as a credible expert voice of Diversity Equality Inclusion within the business.

With a commercial approach, a growth mindset and a passion for change, you will have Diversity & Inclusion expertise from different labour markets with strong experience of developing and delivering strategic D&I plans to desired outcomes. You will understand the importance of and have a strong track record in relationship building and influencing skills to operate successfully at senior levels and cross functionally with a personal responsibility to hold yourself and others accountable for performance.

You will be assigned to an office in the North of England where you will be able to visit twice a week.

Generous package with PLC benefits on offer.

This is a truly fantastic opportunity to join this business in a period of growth and change. If you would like more information please feel free to contact Emma Noble, Partner.

Please note any 3rd party applications sent directly to Drax will be forwarded to Parkinson Lee.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Group Chief Financial Officer
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Group Chief Financial Officer

Salary: gbp130000 - gbp150000 per annum + equity + bonus + car
Location: Leeds
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-11060

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a highly entrepreneurial, owner managed, Civil Engineering Organisation based in West Yorkshire, in the appointment of a Group CFO.

Reporting to the CEO (Owner), you will lead a high calibre multifunctional Finance, IT and HR team, and key responsibilities will include:

•Being an active member of the Board in the overall running of the business to achieve the organisational goals

•Acting as a strong business partner and ‘sounding board’ to the CEO and other Board members, supporting and challenging where appropriate

•Supporting the business in the creation and implementation of both short and longer term strategic plans

•Full financial management of the business to include overseeing the production of monthly, quarterly and yearly reports and accounts

•Developing an FP&A function to deliver MI and business intelligence for the first time that will significantly improve operational effectiveness through more informed commercial decision making

•Strict cash flow and working capital management

•Reviewing the business plan and comparing actual vs projected budgets and making recommendations and influencing at board level

•Ensuring compliance with statutory financial and accounting requirements

•Managing all third relevant third party relationships, i.e. banks, auditors, insurers, funders etc

The ideal candidate will be:

•A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with experience of operating at board level

•An experienced and well established FD, with proven experience operating in a number one finance role

•Experienced within civil engineering, construction or contracting

•Must have contract accounting experience, in particular an understanding of the revenue recognition process for WIP

•A highly experienced, and charismatic business leader with the ability to influence at all levels both internally and externally

•Confident, personable and possess the gravitas to gain the credibility at board level quickly

This is an outstanding career opportunity, and the successful candidate will participate in a planned transaction within the next few years.

For a confidential discussion please contact Adam Dickson on or apply on line.

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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Senior Manager – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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Senior Manager – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Salary:
Location: Selby
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-35773

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are working in partnership with Drax plc in their search for a Senior Manager – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Drax are a dynamic and forward thinking plc business, listed on the London Stock Exchange who are looking to hire a similar thinking individual to lead their ED&I strategy.

This is a senior position where you will be required to bring the strategy to life and be the subject matter expertise in this field. You will be accountable for leading the delivery and governance of the DEI strategy, supporting the Company’s ambition to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company.

You will inspire and influence various stakeholders to deliver the global DEI strategy and use your expertise to support local teams with local DEI plans. Project management, Governance, regular reporting on progress to key stakeholders all form part of this role. Reporting to the Head of Resourcing you will work closely with all levels of staff including the Board.

You will work with external stakeholders and service providers acting as a credible expert voice of DEI within the business.

With a commercial approach, a growth mindset and a passion for change, you will have D&I expertise from different labour markets with strong experience of developing and delivering strategic D&I plans to desired outcomes. You will understand the importance of and have a strong track record in relationship building and influencing skills to operate successfully at senior levels and cross functionally with a personal responsibility to hold yourself and others accountable for performance.

You will be assigned to an office in the North of England where you will be able to visit twice a week.

Generous package with PLC benefits on offer.

This is a truly fantastic opportunity to join this business in a period of growth and change. If you would like more information please feel free to contact Emma Noble, Partner,

Please note any 3rd party applications sent directly to Drax will be forwarded to Parkinson Lee.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

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

Salary: gbp100000 - gbp130000 per annum + + Benefits
Location: Sheffield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-36492

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a Global Engineering Organisation in the appointment of a Finance Director within a £130million turn over specialist division based in South Yorkshire.

Reporting into the Managing Director, and working closely with the executive leadership team, you play a key role in the implementation an agreed turnaround plan. In addition, you will be responsible for overseeing the financial planning process, organisational and systems development. You will lead a small but highly skilled finance team and ensure that the company is well positioned to achieve both its short and long term objectives.

Main responsibilities will include:

•Preparation and delivery of the monthly management accounts and associated supporting submissions including for statutory audit processes

•Overseeing and maintaining robust controls over the financial systems and preparing management accounting analysis to support business decisions

•Overall accountability for the development and updating of the costing system, ensuring accuracy, and improving the quality of information

•Leading the team to compile regular financial statement forecasting and the annual budgeting process

•To drive cost reduction initiatives and improved business efficiency through both the sites and the supply chain

•Working alongside the MD to deliver forecasts and maximise business performance

•Provide leadership, coaching and support to the finance team and wider senior members in relation to finance transformation requirements of the business

•Manage cash and maximise working capital and funding requirements to support business growth

•Oversight and development of the capital expenditure strategy

•Challenge current working practices to drive improvements and ensure common best practice processes across the sites

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for applicants with the below experience:

•Proven experience as a Finance Director within an engineering, metals or manufacturing business

•Immediately available, or on a short notice period

•Strong leadership skills, able to motivate and direct a small team

•Experience in M&A would be advantageous

For a confidential discussion please contact Lee Bhandal on or apply directly online

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Interim Finance Director
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Interim Finance Director

Salary: £Six figure basic (equivalent day rate)
Location: Sheffield
Type: Contract
Ref Number: ESLB-35792

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a Global Engineering Organisation in the appointment of an Interim Finance Director within one of their divisions based in South Yorkshire.

Reporting into the Managing Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the financial planning process, organisational development, and systems development. Leading a small, highly skilled, finance team, you will ensure the company is well positioned to achieve its short and long term objectives.

Main responsibilities will include:

•Preparation and delivery of the monthly management accounts and associated supporting submissions including for statutory audit processes

•Overseeing and maintaining robust controls over the financial systems and preparing management accounting analysis to support business decisions

•Overall accountability for the development and updating of the costing system, ensuring accuracy, and improving the quality of information

•Leading the team to compile regular financial statement forecasting and the annual budgeting process

•To drive cost reduction initiatives and improved business efficiency through both the sites and the supply chain

•Working alongside the MD to deliver forecasts and maximise business performance

•Provide leadership, coaching and support to the finance team and wider senior members in relation to finance transformation requirements of the business

•Manage cash and maximise working capital and funding requirements to support business growth

•Oversight and development of the capital expenditure strategy

•Challenge current working practices to drive improvements and ensure common best practice processes across the sites

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for applicants with the below experience:

•Proven experience as a Finance Director within an engineering, metals or manufacturing business

•Immediately available, or on a short notice period

•Strong leadership skills, able to motivate and direct a small team

•Experience in M&A would be advantageous

For a confidential discussion please contact Lee Bhandal on or apply directly online

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Managing Director
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Managing Director

Salary: Executive level bens+ Equity Opportunity
Location: Sheffield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-36369

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to a highly successful, and rapidly growing Owner Managed SME business within the Construction industry in the recruitment of a Managing Director to be based at their head office in South Yorkshire.

Reporting into and working closely with the Owner/Group Chair you will lead the day-to-day management and performance of the company, with responsibility for delivering the medium-term strategic plans, as well as developing and delivering annual business plan targets, budgets and relevant outputs.

You will lead and develop a loyal team in this hands-on role, with a strong commercial and customer focus to drive sustainable revenue & profit growth, and manage substantial contracts through to closure.

Key duties include:

1. Define and manage overall annual targets and budgets, ensuring pro-active management of cashflow and that project/company costs are closely monitored against budget.

2. Leadership and day to day management of the Senior Team.

3. Oversee the activities, performance and development of staff, ensuring succession planning and performance monitoring systems are in place.

4. Implement relevant systems and processes to manage commercial and contractual risk adequately, reduce bureaucracy and ensure that the business is managed effectively.

5.Research and analyse industry, market, and competitors to make informed strategy decisions on developments, market opportunities, customers and suppliers.

6.Liaise closely with a related company, looking for ways to maximise collaborative opportunities to the benefit of both businesses.

7.Establish a close working relationship with the Group Chair, and through this relationship as well as regular briefings and/or papers, keep the Chair and Non-Executive informed and up to date on key developments, opportunities, risks and issues within the business.

8.Ensure that company policies and systems with regard to health, safety and environmental management and quality assurance are in place and fit for purpose.

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are keen to speak to people who can demonstrate the below skills for this role:

•A proven track record working at a senior level within the Construction or closely related industries.

•Experience of developing and implementing 3/5 year strategic plans

•Strong commercial background with a hands-on approach to developing and maintaining business with customers

•P&L experience

•Excellent leadership, organisational and management skills

•Strong IT and Processes background, to support the continued modernisation of the business

This is a significant piece of recruitment for the organisation with succession planning at the forefront. The company are poised to deliver continued significant and sustainable growth over the next five years and the new Managing Director will play a pivotal role in achieving this.

In addition to an excellent six figure package, there will an equity participation opportunity.

For more information on this appointment please contact me confidentially on

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

Phone: 07935 502 755
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Sales Director – Personal Lines
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Sales Director – Personal Lines

Salary: Executive Salary and Benefits
Location: London
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-36319

Job Description


Parkinson Lee are working with a leading UK Merchant Bank to recruit a Sales Director – Personal Lines to be based in their London office.

Our client is a FTSE250 company employing over 3000 people primarily in the UK, they support over 3 million businesses and customers across the UK and Ireland to spread the cost of their insurance premiums.

The Sales Director will sit within the Personal Lines division of the business, reporting into the MD. The main purpose of this role is to drive business growth within the division collaborating with marketing, sales, account management, delivery teams and external partners.

Key responsibilities will include:

•Actively seeking to understand Partner needs, goals and business plans whilst building and maintaining effective partnerships with key external stakeholders

•Implementing strategies to drive Value aligned to Partner goals in line with the divisions proposition

•Understanding the requirements of new and existing customers to ensure their needs are being met

•Leading a team of insurance specialists and product owners that work with insurance brokers and external stakeholders to deliver new and enhanced capabilities to support business growth objectives

•Supporting the sales team in acquiring new brokers and managing existing relationships

•Setting and delivering the financial targets & business plan alongside other directors

•Collaborating with the commercial function to conduct market research and analysis to evaluate commercial opportunities (expansion, business development etc.)

•Collaborating with diverse teams including sales, marketing, strategy, and customer service

•Tracking, measuring and analysing performance of commercial activities using KPI’s

Parkinson Lee are inviting candidates from and insurance / financial services background to apply to this exciting opportunity. You will have:

•A proven track record within a Senior Sales or Commercial capacity within the Insurance sector

•Experience of working within Personal Lines (essential)

•Strong Knowledge of premium finance / SaaS is preferable

•Solid internal and external stakeholder management experience (essential)

•Ability to develop and manage UK and global partnerships

•Open to travel on a UK basis (c40%)

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join an established leader within the insurance sector to make a real difference in a measurable way

Our client is offering a Six Figure Salary + bonus + executive benefits

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

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Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

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Director of Group Corporate Services
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Director of Group Corporate Services

Salary: gbp80000 - gbp100000 per annum + benefits
Location: West Yorkshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-36021

Job Description


Parkinson Lee are the retained partner to a fast growing, highly entrepreneurial SME Organisation within Building & Construction Sector currently looking to appoint a Director of Group Corporate Services. Based in the West Yorkshire region.

Our client is a c£30 million turnover business poised for substantial growth over the next 18-24 months. Currently employing c100 staff across 3 business units. This role will have 3 direct reports with a wider team of permanent, contract and subcontract staff.

Reporting into the Group MD and supporting the wider Executive Team, the Director of Group Corporate Services will take direct responsibility for managing and leading the groups corporate functions including HR, IT, Supply Chain, Health & Safety, Quality and Administration.

In this newly created role, the strategic development and leadership of these functions will ensure the business is maximising all opportunities presenting themselves. By ensuring the necessary processes, accreditations, regulatory compliance, and quality controls are in place, the successful candidate will afford the Exec Team to focus on their respective roles.

In this leadership position, the Director of Group Corporate Services will work closely with the Board and Executive Team to set strategies around each core function to ensure they are aligned to the overall business strategy whilst setting key objectives that will be continually managed and assessed. Ultimately ensuring an efficient and robust operational / shared service function is established.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join rapidly growing SME organisation. Parkinson Lee are inviting applications from Directors with the following skills & experience:

•A proven track record of operating at board level within an SME

•Experience of leading multiple corporate functions (HR, IT, Supply Chain, Health and Safety, Quality and / or Administration)

•Ability to develop strategies across multiple corporate functions to align with the business strategy

•Strong leadership and performance management experience

•Ambitious and motivated to help drive growth within the company

•Able to build solid relationships with a close nit team and comfortable providing ideas for divisional discussions to help develop and drive the strategy.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join a dynamic and growing organisation during an exciting period of growth.

Our client is offering a basic salary from c£80,000 – £100,000 + benefits

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

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Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

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Regulatory Director
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Regulatory Director

Salary: Executive Salary and Benefits
Location: Leeds
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-35830

Job Description


Parkinson Lee are working with a Global Chemicals Business to recruit a Regulatory Director with a global reach.

The purpose of this position is to be the lead on all regulatory issues and management of compliance for the business globally, managing external service providers to support compliance management strategy. You will also be the focal point for PSRA relationships with senior managers in the region and be able to establish effective business controls by country/region to underpin compliance strategy.

Key Responsibilities Include:

•Providing specialist expert opinion and guidance on product safety and regulatory developments to ensure ongoing compliance of products sold in their specific regions

•Proactively monitor new regulatory developments in the region and to develop plans to mitigate or realise opportunities.

•To work with trade associations to influence Regulatory Authorities in the development and implementation of new legislation to minimise the variation and hence cost of compliance globally

•To develop business controls for compliance and plan for their implementation

•To implement working practise to manage regulatory compliance for products on an on-going basis to minimise business risk, regulatory action, and loss of customer confidence

•To facilitate business growth opportunities by taking regulatory action to remove barriers to market and support new product introduction.

•To proactively explore non-standard notification routes that allow for reduced testing and hence reduce the time and cost of new product information.

•To manage all chemical regulatory notifications/registrations in the region by offering a single focal point in the global resource. This will require considerable influencing skills to get an agreement on priorities between different regions and the co-ordinations and instruction of internal technical resource and management and selection of external service providers

•To provide training to country managers sales professionals, R&D scientists, site technical managers to understand the variety of country specific regulations. To provide training in regulatory requirements to develop local expertise and to ensure that all in the PSRA team have a working knowledge of relevant legislation

Management & Key Stakeholders:

The Regulatory Director will have 7 direct reports who will be based remotely across Asia, North America, and Europe. Key stakeholders will include Country Managers, Site Technical Managers, Site HSE Managers, R&D Scientists, Sales Managers, Regulatory contacts at other companies, Industry working groups, Regulators and Regulatory consultancies.

Experience Required:

This position requires the job holder to deal with a high complexity of regulations covering a variety of products applications and markets, involving multiple departments across the group where information is not always readily available and can be scattered across multiple locations and departments. To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of financial, commercial and liability implications of regulatory assessments and can influence key stakeholders across the group using a high level of professional diplomacy, negotiation and persuasion. This role will also challenge the development of on-going business strategies.

Personal Attributes:

•Degree level qualification gained within a technical field (i.e., chemistry, engineering, etc.)

•Professional product safety specialist

•Expert in detailed knowledge of complex and varying chemical control legislation across multiple regions

•Experiences business leader within large complex organisations with global reach

•Proven track record of managing regulatory programs in multi regions

•Cultural awareness and knowledge of routes or influence

•Wider scientific and regulatory uncertainty requiring expert judgement and informed interpretation

•Significant negotiating and influencing skills and assertiveness

For more information please contact or apply online.

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

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Non-Executive Director – Audit Chair
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Non-Executive Director – Audit Chair

Salary: Up to gbp17500 per annum
Location: Hull
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-35346

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a long standing and well-respected Yorkshire Based, Financial Services Organisation in appointment of a NED – Audit Chair.

After a successful nine-year term with the organisation, the current Chair of Audit will be stepping down in 2022 and as a result there is now the need to appoint a successor, for an initial term of 3 years.

The Audit Committee is the key assurance committee of the board, and our client is looking to appoint an individual who is:

• Qualified or skilled in financial accounting with deep experience of financial controls and systems of risk management

• Suitably qualified within Finance & Audit, or experienced in the audit chair role with first class interpersonal skills and sound knowledge of board governance

• Skilled in chairing complex meetings effectively

• Experienced in the management of risk and complex risk management

• Experienced within the financial services regulated environment and have previously held approved person status. That said we will consider NED’s with Audit Chair experience that either live within or have an affinity with the Yorkshire Region.

• Able to demonstrate the ability to build positive working relationships with our auditors, and other stakeholders and partners

• Able to absorb significant amounts of financial and statistical information in order to reach sound judgements

• Curious and willing to learn

Skills and experience are of course important, but so is organisational cultural fit, and as such we are looking for candidates who:

• Have a genuine interest in the importance of the mutual organisations and their wider social purpose

• Are able to contribute constructively to board discussions across the organisation’s broad agenda

• Bring deep experience in their sector, which may not exclusively be in financial services

• Can demonstrate a natural ability to think strategically, think independently and demonstrate integrity.

• Understand the role of the non-executive director, in particular, in respect of providing both challenge and support to an executive team to drive the performance of the organisation

• Are stimulated by a fast-moving environment, understand the need for change and recognise the crucial role of technology

• Share our client’s ambition to create a sustainable future for their business

This is a highly influential and rewarding appointment. For a confidential discussion about this appointment please contact Lee Bhandal, Parkinson Lee at , or alternatively apply online.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

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Managing Director
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Managing Director

Salary: gbp120000 - gbp140000 per annum + +40% bonus + benefits
Location: Yorkshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-35678

Job Description


Parkinson Lee are the retained partners to an International, Market Leading, Manufacturing Business, based in Yorkshire, in the appointment of a UK Managing Director.

With a turnover of approximately £15million, the UK Business is the most profitable within the group and is poised significant future growth, both organically and via acquisition.

The purpose of this role will be to lead all activity in the UK, establishing strategic goals and driving plans to ensure goals are achieved.

Main duties will include:

•Communicating with the Board of Directors to plan business objectives, developing organisational policies, coordinating functions and operations between divisions, and establishing responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives

•Setting the overall strategic direction of the company alongside the board

•Planning and implementing long term business strategies to achieve the company’s objectives

•Reviewing activity reports and financial statements to determine and progress attaining objectives

•Directing and coordinating formulation of financial programs to provide funding for new or continuing operations to maximise returns on investments and to increase productivity

•Planning and developing industrial, labor, and public relations policies designed to improve company”s image and relations with customers, employees, suppliers, and the general public

•Directing and supervising the activities of staff including the delegation of tasks, providing guidance for workers as needed and approving training opportunities

•Creating initiatives to take advantage of market opportunities, reducing operational threats, forestall business risks, and maximizes core strengths

•Identifying core competencies and defining operational goals

•Formulating, directing, and coordinating new growth markets in accordance with companies growth plans and limitations

•Researching and analysing the industry, market, and competitors to make informed strategy decisions

•Analysing opportunities for growth in market segments to drive profitability

•Building the companies public profile through networking, conferences, and speaking engagements

We are inviting candidates from the following background to apply:

•A proven track record of operating at MD level within a manufacturing organisation, ideally with experience of reporting into a larger group

•Full P&L responsibility

•A strong commercial / sales or manufacturing background, prior to progression through to MD

•Experience of working within a business that designs & manufactures its own products

•Experience of supplying products into the NHS or wider public sector would be advantageous

•Strong customer focus with the ability to adapt style to the customer

•Gravitas to build rapport quickly through all levels of the business

•Flair for innovation and a strong problem solver

•Degree qualified OR MBA qualified

•Flexible with travel (approximately 35%)

This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual to make a significant impact in the group by the development & growth of the UK Business which is currently the most profitable business within the group.

Our client is offering a £six figure base salary + excellent benefits package.

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

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Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

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Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services
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Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services

Salary: Excellent benefits package
Location: Leeds
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-36264

Job Description


Parkinson Lee are delighted to be retained partners with a market leading Conveyancing business, based in the Yorkshire, to recruit a Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services to join their expanding business.

The main purpose of this role is to provide legal leadership and supervision, supporting lawyers to ensure all work is carried out in line with the business and clients’ regulatory requirements.

As the Director of Conveyancing & Legal Property Services your key responsibilities will include:

·An understanding of all aspects of the business, providing quality practical/ legal advice and support to the lawyers and the wider business on complex matters, liaising with internal and external parties (including client lenders, borrower’s and external lawyers).

·To manage and inspire the lawyers with ongoing coaching, training and development, ensuring the workload is equitably distributed within the team to enable them to maximise their potential, managing the team effectively delivering difficult messages when required with clarity and sensitivity being persuasive where required.

·Providing continued direction and support to the lawyers to ensure first-class service and that the legal and process support being provided in respect of any matters referred is being carried out accurately, efficiently and in line with business/client and regulatory requirements.

·To assist their institutional lender clients when requested in developing new processes or products, communicating with them in a clear honest practical and enthusiastic way to enable them to build trust in your and the companies’ ability as a business to add value to any proposition.

·To promote the business ethics and values promoting the companies’ brand and focusing on what matters to their clients.

·Identify process and policy improvements, ensuring guidance is maintained and the lawyers are updated with any changes where appropriate.

·Keeping abreast of current property issues/ forthcoming legislation that may impact on existing internal processes and ensure these are adapted accordingly.

We are inviting candidates with the below skills set to apply:

·Qualified Licence Conveyancer / CILEX or qualified Solicitor with extensive knowledge in property law

·Confident in technology focused conveyancing and keen to explore other digital tools to keep the company at the forefront of the industry

·An ability to act as the key contact for the regulatory body and take ownership of the regulatory aspects for the business with time

·An excellent communicator with strong influencing skills who has experience of building strong client and stakeholder relationships

·Exposure to people management experience (preferred) to lead a small team of lawyers

·A practical approach with the ability to identify new policies and procedures to drive the business forwards

·A sound commercial awareness with the ability to make quick crucial decisions for the business, taking ownership for decisions made to protect the business.

·Strong team player with a non-hierarchical approach

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone already at Director level or looking to step up into a Director level role within a company at the forefront of the conveyancing market.

Our client is offering a competitive base salary + senior management level benefits package.

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

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Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

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Head of Transport
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Head of Transport

Salary: Excellent benefits package
Location: Basingstoke
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-35393

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to Gist in the appointment a Head of Transport to be based primarily at their Head Office in Basingstoke, with travel to sites across the UK.

Gist are a leading logistics and distribution company with 6,000 employees located in sites across the UK, Europe and the USA. The business has an annual turnover of £530million and is part of Linde plc, the world’s largest industrial gases business that has an annual turnover of more than $US27billion.

Gist prides itself in working in partnership with their customers to deliver innovative solutions and transform supply chains, with a proven track record spanning more than 50 years.

As a niche third party logistics and distribution company, Gist works with well-known brands including Marks & Spencer and Starbucks, amongst a host of food groups and retailers across the UK and internationally.

With people and safety at the heart of its business, Gist invests in the best people who are passionate about creating supply chain solutions that are innovative, practical and provide competitive advantage for their customers.

Gist’s core service offerings are:

•Contract Logistics

•Global Freight Management

•Temperature Controlled Logistics

•Food Service

As part of a strategic change agenda Gist now have the need to appoint a Head of Transport to support the next phase in their transformation and modernisation.

The Head of Transport will hold responsibility for the management of strategic and tactical transport activities; central planning, fleet policy, driver resourcing and the optimum execution of all transport operations, whilst adopting best in class standards in all aspects of transport legislation.

You will provide direct leadership to the National Planning and Fleet Management teams, ensuring they remain aligned to the organisational goals and values. Leading the design and delivery of a Transport Control Tower, leveraging their integrated transport management system to enhance schedule efficiency, plan execution, continuous improvement and delivering the customer promise.

Key responsibilities for the Head of Transport include:

•Contribute to develop the Gist 5-year business plan and play a key role in corporate decision making

•Set direction for effective transport health & safety management and best in class transport legislation compliance

•Owner for Driver Vehicle Management within the businesses Integrated Management System

•To support the Business Transformation programme and engage the SLT and wider organisation in its delivery

•The design and implementation of a centrally planned Control Tower that provides a fully integrated transport operation, maximising customer service and cost efficiency

•Owner of the business IT transport capability road map

•Develop end to end transport management system capability to generate leading KPI’s and continuous improvement initiatives

•Build, lead and develop a team of transport specialists with clear alignment to the business objectives

•Provide functional leadership and technical expertise to site based Logistics management teams

•Develops initiatives that attract and provide in house training for new drivers into the business

•Business coordination of peak driver and partner resourcing

•Owner of the business fleet replacement policy and seasonal fleet requirements

•Develop robust fuel management performance through driver engagement, training and in cab systems

•Ensure transport compliance requirements are being controlled, documented and maintained in accordance with regulations and best practice

This is an exciting time for someone to join the business, taking ownership and driving ideas to support the 5-year strategy. Gist is also looking for someone to be able to step up into a more senior capacity over the coming years.

We are therefore inviting people from the following backgrounds to apply:

•A proven track record of working with a senior Transport role

•Ideally experienced within the Logistics and Supply Chain sector, other sectors will be considered with large fleet experience

•Educated to degree level or equivalent

•CPC or equivalent experience and / or accreditations

•Strong working knowledge of Health and Safety within a transport function

•Multi-Site / National experience

•Sound knowledge of transport planning and transport management systems

•Budget ownership experience

•Exceptional leadership skills (training, coaching, mentoring) with the ability to develop and maintain high performing teams to meet business objectives

•Strong communication skills with internal and external stakeholders

•Experience of managing complex projects through teams and across multiple functions within an organisation

To attract the right talent, Gist is offering an excellent competitive salary and associated benefits package. We are looking for someone to be site based at least 3 days a week.

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
Lee Bhandal

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Non Executive Director (Audit Committee)
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Non Executive Director (Audit Committee)

Salary:
Location: Sheffield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-35091

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be retained partners to Westfield Health in the search to appoint a Non-Executive Director to join their Board and Audit Committee, and ultimately become the Chair of Audit no later than November 2022 when the current incumbent is due to step down.

Westfield Health are an FCA regulated, International, market leading Insurance, Health & Wellbeing organisation with a head office based in Sheffield and operations at numerous sites in the UK and across Europe.

For more than 100 years Westfield Health have been empowering people to lead healthier, happier lives. The business has evolved significantly since their humble beginnings in 1919, and today Westfield Health are proud to work with over 400,000 customers and more than 8,000 companies.

Their vision is to power the world’s most resilient businesses by transforming the mental and physical wellbeing of their people.

Westfield Health are on a mission to transform mental and physical wellbeing, pushing themselves to help more people and businesses experience the benefits of putting wellbeing first. They are proud that their work makes a healthy difference every day, not just to their customers, but to their colleagues and communities.

As a not-for-profit organisation Westfield Health are committed to giving back and in the last 20 years alone, they have donated over £15 Million to a wide range of charitable causes.

In recent years, Westfield Health have undergone substantial transformation and

modernisation, with a strategic plan to diversify their product offering and become a major player in the European Wellbeing Market, in addition to being a UK market leader in the provision of health insurance. The business transformation has been a huge success and has seen Westfield Health almost double their headcount through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

The organisation has an exceptional Executive Team, led by their CEO, Dave Capper, and COO, Jason Hogan. Through their vision, passion and leadership, the business has a renewed energy, culture and purpose.

The current Chair of the Audit Committee is due to step down no later than November 2022 and as a result an opportunity now exists for a new NED to join the Audit Committee with a view to stepping into the role of Chair within the next 16 months.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and will require FCA/PRA approval to hold Senior Management Function (SMF), so we are inviting applications from only those individuals that have an extensive track record of Audit within the Financial Services Sector and have held or would be capable of being approved to hold an “approved person” role. We would consider individuals looking for their first NED role however you would need to evidence your experience in attending audit committee meetings.

Importantly, we are looking for individuals who are aligned to the vision and values of Westfield Health and have a passion for helping others and improving lives.

Westfield Health are committed to ensuring their workplace environment is inclusive and diverse, we would therefore welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

For more information on this appointment please contact Adam Dickson at Parkinson Lee at

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Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

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Director of Safety and Risk
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Director of Safety and Risk

Salary: + Executive level benefits
Location: Oxfordshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-35079

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be retained partners with a global Logistics and Supply Chain business in their appointment of a Director of Safety and Risk.

Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer and joining the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for developing and leading the companies 5-year SHEQ business plan.

You will own all aspects of the companies safety plan, prioritising a behavioural programme of change and delivery of an employee led Safety culture.

To provide leadership to the SHEQ team, ensuring they remain aligned to our organisational goals and values. Supporting the design and delivery of multiple Safety focussed works-streams aimed at the elimination and / or mitigation of Risk across each of the company’s operations, improving performance through the evolution SHEQ management systems, to current standards and legislation.

As the Director of Safety and Risk your key responsibilities will include:

•Represent Safety and Risk perspectives in strategic decision making

•Set direction for effective health and safety management and appropriate workplace wellbeing programmes for employees, work proactively across functions to establish and maintain a programme of SHEQ continuous improvement

•To own a Behavioural Safety change programme on behalf of the SLT and prioritise an employee led Safety culture

•Provide Leadership to the SHEQ team to ensure alignment with business objectives and delivery of the ‘Safety in the Line’ model

•To develop a structured Safety Audit programme

•To own Safety management for facilities/buildings and property

•To own Risk in the context of change management

•Monitor, evaluate and review existing, new and upcoming health and safety legislation and ensure that the company has systems and procedures in place to meet legal compliance and other requirements

•Reporting and presenting Safety to internal and external stakeholders

This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior health and safety professional to join a global logistics organisation to drive strategy and develop a high performing, industry leading team.

We are inviting candidates with the below skills to apply:

•Graduate, with Safety and or Risk qualifications (degree level or NEBOSH diploma level)

•Corporate Member of IOSH

•At least 5 years’ experience in a senior Safety leadership role (in a logistics environment would be an advantage)

•Multi-site, national experience

•Developing high performing teams aligned to business objectives

•Ability to create and lead Safety strategies

•Influential and dynamic leadership capability, ideally demonstrated within a logistics in particular transport environment, with experience in training, coaching and mentoring to develop health and safety knowledge and capability

•Track record of delivering and embedding a progressive Safety culture

•Experience in the delivery of a Safety Management System including policies, infrastructural risks and operational Safety risks

•A comprehensive knowledge of current health and safety legislation, management and standards

•Ability to interpret and provide authoritative advice on health and safety and risk management issues

•Knowledge of workplace wellbeing initiatives and how they add value to an organisation

•Experience of successfully managing complex projects through a team and across multiple functions within an organisation

To attract the right talent, our client is offering an excellent six figure 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.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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IT Director
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IT Director

Salary: gbp85000 - gbp100000 per annum + Senior Leadership Benefits
Location: Sheffield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-28635

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a leading Manufacturing organisation based in South Yorkshire in the appointment of an IT Director.

Our client manufacturers consumer products, selling across the UK through a variety of channels (B2B). Following recent growth, and poised for further, our client is now looking to recruit an IT Director to join the newly established senior management team.

As the number 1 within IT for the business, The IT Director will develop and drive the IT strategy leading a small team to ensure that all IT functions (Systems Development, Programming, Project Management, Infrastructure and Support) are delivering effective systems and processes to drive forward the companies growth plans.

Responsibilities:

•Leading and development the IT strategy to integrate into the overall business strategy.

•Managing the department budget

•Management of small team (c8), leading the team to drive ownership and accountability.

•Ensuring the business and each department has the most effective technology which is scalable to drive growth and increase profitability. Also ensuring clear ROI on investments.

•Review and develop new KPI reporting tools for the business

•Leading developments within the organisation’s ERP system.

Requirements:

•Strong technical background with experience of working in a manufacturing environment

•Proven track record of operating as number 1 within IT within an organisation

•Experience of SAP or other ERP systems within a manufacturing setting

•Experience of working with SMT to drive business growth

•Strong leadership and communication skills

This is a fantastic opportunity for an IT Director to join a rapidly growing manufacturing firm in this newly created role.

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.

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

Phone: 07935 502 755
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Chief Commercial Officer
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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.

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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Head of Operations
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Head of Operations

Salary: Up to gbp100000 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.

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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Head of Operations
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Head of Operations

Salary: Up to gbp100000 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.

Assignment Managed By:

John Bohan
John Bohan

Phone: 07985 151 131
Email: j.bohan@parkinsonlee.com
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Chief Operating Officer (COO)
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Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Salary: gbp130000 - gbp150000 per annum + Executive Benefits
Location:
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
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Salary: gbp130000 - gbp150000 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.

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

Phone: 07935 502 755
Email: a.dickson@parkinsonlee.com
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Salary: gbp130000 - gbp150000 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.

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
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Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Salary: gbp130000 - gbp150000 per annum + Executive Benefits
Location:
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.

Group Finance Director
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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

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Head of Business Systems
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Head of Business Systems

Salary: gbp80000 - gbp90000 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.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Interim FP&A Director
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Interim FP&A Director

Salary: gbp500 - gbp800 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
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Chief Financial Officer
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Chief Financial Officer

Salary: Up to gbp100000 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
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Strategic Projects Director
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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
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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