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

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

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Director of Operations
Sheffield Toggle

Director of Operations

Salary: £95k - 120k per year + Competitive benefits package
Location: Sheffield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESJB-36029

Job Description

Director of Operations | South Yorkshire

Parkinson | Lee Executive Search are pleased to be working with one of Yorkshire’s, leading force in innovative engineering and manufacturing. Committed to driving excellence and advancement in their field, with a passion for pushing boundaries and creating groundbreaking solutions, they now seek a Director of Operations to lead their dynamic team in South Yorkshire.

As the Director of Operations, you will be instrumental in driving operational efficiency, fostering a culture of innovation, and ensuring the highest standards of quality and performance across manufacturing operations. This Director of Operations will play a pivotal role in shaping my client’s strategic direction, optimising processes, and maximising productivity to support their growth objectives.

This Director of Operations duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans to optimise manufacturing operations, drive efficiency, and enhance productivity.
  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a multidisciplinary team to achieve operational excellence and exceed performance targets.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and collaboration to drive positive change throughout the organisation.
  • Oversee resource allocation, capacity planning, and budget management to ensure cost-effective operations.
  • Drive quality assurance initiatives to uphold the highest standards of product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, supply chain, and sales, to streamline processes and support business objectives.
  • Identify and mitigate operational risks, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

Parkinson | Lee Executive Search are keen to speak with Senior Operations Leaders with the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Business Administration, or a related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven track record of leadership success in a manufacturing environment, with at least 7 years of experience in operations management roles.
  • Strong strategic planning and business acumen, with the ability to drive operational excellence and deliver results.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire teams to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing lean manufacturing principles and driving continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Deep understanding of quality management systems, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to make data-driven decisions to optimize performance and drive efficiency.

This is an excellent opportunity to lead a talented team and make a significant impact in a rapidly growing and innovative company.

Our client offers a competitive salary and benefits package along with a collaborative and dynamic work environment, where your contributions are valued, and creativity is encouraged.

If you are a dynamic leader with a passion for innovation and a track record of driving operational excellence, we want to hear from you. Please submit your CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience.

Confidentiality Note: All applicants will be treated with the strictest confidence. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further evaluation.

Join our client in shaping the future of engineering and manufacturing excellence!

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John Bohan
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Global Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Manager
Sheffield Toggle

Global Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Manager

Salary: £110k - 125k per year
Location: Sheffield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESCW-36069

Job Description

Global Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager

Parkinson | Lee Executive Search are currently recruiting a Global HSE Manager for a leading client of ours, which operates within a highly regulated manufacturing environment.

As Global HSE Manager you will be responsible for developing and driving the health, safety, and environmental strategy internationally. This role involves the implementation and management of ISO-certified systems and requires influencing and collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure compliance, enhance safety culture, and improve overall HSE performance.

This Global HSE Manager duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive global HSE strategy aligned with the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Ensure the integration of HSE considerations into business planning and decision-making processes.
  • Lead the implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) systems across all international sites.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant HSE standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Influence and collaborate with senior management, site managers, and employees to foster a proactive HSE culture.
  • Provide expert guidance and support to regional and site-specific HSE teams.
  • Develop and deliver HSE training programs and workshops to various stakeholders.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and audits to identify potential hazards and ensure effective risk mitigation strategies are in place.
  • Lead and oversee investigations of HSE incidents, ensuring root cause analysis and the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor HSE performance globally.
  • Prepare and present detailed HSE performance reports to senior management and the board of directors.
  • Utilize data analytics to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Stay updated with the latest HSE regulations, technologies, and best practices.
  • Promote and lead continuous improvement initiatives to enhance HSE performance.

Parkinson | Lee Executive Search are particularly keen to speak with HSE Managers that have first-hand multi-site / international experience in addition to the following:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Professional certifications such as CSP (Certified Safety Professional), NEBOSH, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 10 years of HSE experience, with at least 5 years in a global or multi-site role.
  • Proven track record of implementing and managing ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 systems.
  • Strong knowledge of international HSE regulations and standards.
  • Exceptional communication, influencing, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in diverse cultural environments.
  • Fluency in English; additional language skills are a plus.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop and implement long-term HSE strategies.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and drive change across multiple levels of the organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, capable of conveying complex HSE concepts to various audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify issues, analyse data, and develop effective solutions.
  • Strong project management skills, including planning, execution, and monitoring of HSE initiatives.
  • Ability to navigate and respect diverse cultural practices and perspectives.
  • Happy to travel? This role will require you to travel at least 50% of the time to various sites, to conduct local meetings; training and development and for audit purposes.

Our client offers a competitive salary, travel expenses incl. along with a complimentary and comprehensive benefits package.

For more information, please apply today and a member of the team will make further contact.

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Manufacturing Director
Wakefield Toggle

Manufacturing Director

Salary: £90k - 110k per year + Competitive
Location: Wakefield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESJB-36070

Job Description

Manufacturing Director

Parkinson | Lee Executive Search are pleased to be working with a leading manufacturer of FMCG with the appointment of a multisite Manufacturing Director.

This is an excellent opportunity, reporting into Group you will play a key role in leading and optimising the manufacturing operations across several sites. This pivotal role requires a strategic thinker with a proven track record in managing large-scale production, driving operational excellence, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

This Manufacturing Directors’ key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to multiple manufacturing sites ensuring alignment with the company goals and objectives.
  • Implement best practice to enhance efficiency, productivity, and quality across all sites. Drive lean manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Develop and manage budgets, forecasts, and cost control measures to achieve financial targets.
  • Mentor and develop site managers and their teams, promoting a culture of high performance and professional growth.
  • Ensure all sites comply with industry standards and regulations, maintaining the highest quality of products and processes.
  • Champion a safe working environment, prioritising employee health and safety across all facilities.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and technological advancements, integrating innovative solutions to maintain competitive advantage.
  • Work closely with senior leadership, supply chain and other key stakeholders to drive the strategic initiatives and ensure seamless operations.

Parkinson | Lee Executive Search are particularly keen to speak with experienced Manufacturing Directors with multi-site experience in addition to the following:  

  • Degree qualified (engineering or manufacturing preferred) with a minimum of 10 years in a senior manufacturing leadership role and minimum of 5 years managing multiple sites.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to drive change and deliver results in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing processes, lean principles, and quality systems. Experience with ERP Systems and data-driven decision making.
  • Willingness to travel frequently between sites.

Our client offers a competitive salary, and comprehensive benefits package.

For more information, please apply today and a member of the team will make further contact.

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Managing Director
West Midlands Toggle

Managing Director

Salary: £Six figure salary + benefits + equity
Location: West Midlands
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-33269

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to an industry leading manufacturing business based in the Midlands, in the appointment of a commercially focused Managing Director. Our client is part of a £75M t/o group of businesses owned by Private Equity.

Reporting to and working closely with the Group CEO and wider leadership team, you will be responsible for the full P&L of a c£12 million turnover business and tasked with overseeing its commercial growth strategy.

The company is going through a period of transformation and is poised for significant expansion over the next 3 years through several routes, including new product launches, expanding export sales, and increasing new domestic sales channels.

This role would require someone to be onsite in the Midlands, ideally 4 days per week, with travel to their customer portfolio nationally and internationally (when required).

We are looking to identify individuals with Furniture, Textiles, Seating, Medical Products or Healthcare sector experience.

As the Managing Director you will:

  • Actively participate in driving double-digit annual sales growth whilst driving monthly performance of the businesses and being in complete control of cash and margins
  • Working closely with the business leadership teams on short, medium and long-term strategy incorporating sales development and new product launches
  • Be a role model to the Management Team actively developing and mentoring both as a group and on an individual basis
  • Supporting the operations director to deliver improvements and efficiencies across the manufacturing site to improve efficiency and margins
  • Strengthen systems, processes and controls where required and enforce daily disciplines into all areas of the business
  • Drive effective management of working capital, specifically cash collection and stock
  • Ensure strategic alignment with the Group and maximise cost synergies
  • Comply with Group reporting requirements

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking to speak with commercial business leaders with the following skills & experience:

  • A successful and proven track record of profitably growing a manufacturing business, whilst being fully accountable for the P&L and all commercial outputs
  • An individual from either the Furniture, Textiles, Seating, Medical Products or Healthcare industries is essential
  • We will also consider strong Commercial Directors without full P&L responsibility that come from the above sectors only
  • A solid Pricing, Product and Customer focus
  • Experience of working within an SME environment, whilst being part of a larger group of businesses
  • Strong strategic leadership experience, an individual capable of identifying opportunities and turning them into reality
  • Effective financial management capability
  • A transformation mentality with experience of working in challenging environments
  • Exposure to international operations (would be advantageous)
  • Exceptional leadership skills, with proven history of managing high performing teams
  • Experience of working in Private Equity backed company with an understanding of the value drivers in such a business would be advantageous
  • Office based in the West Midlands – 4 days per week as a minimum

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Managing Director to join a successful, private equity backed group with significant and realistic growth aspirations, ensuring delivery of the strategic plan, ultimately taking the business through its next growth cycle and subsequent transaction.

In return our client is offering a £Six figure salary + benefits + equity

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Commercial Director
Sheffield Toggle

Commercial Director

Salary: £120k - 150k per year
Location: Sheffield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESSH-35543

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partners to a Global manufacturing business, who supply into sectors such as Aerospace. You will need to be based within commuting distance to the South Yorkshire HQ.

They seek a Commercial Director to now lead their global expansion and driving new business activities.

The Commercial Director will be responsible for leading and developing the commercial team and requires the development of sales within a global market through varying customer needs.

You will;

  • Build, develop and maintain a successful sales function including objective setting and performance monitoring
  • Understand the requirements of the existing customer base to ensure their needs are being met
  • Evaluate commercial opportunities that can be developed through new technical process improvements
  • Monitor performance of commercial activities using key metrics and prepare reporting and insights for the executive and senior leadership teams
  • Discuss, negotiate and agree terms and conditions of supply of products to customers that will provide profitability whilst meeting customer needs
  • Keep up to date with developments in the market and seek out opportunities for new business
  • Work internally with finance / production / supply teams to provide demand forecasting data
  • Considerable regular worldwide travel is involved with the requirement to keep well-informed of developments and progress against plans whilst travelling

Parkinson Lee are looking for;

  • Experience of the aerospace customer base industry would be an advantage
  • Understanding supply chain and tender processes in related technical or metals markets – not ‘price list’ sales.
  • Proven experience as Commercial Director working international
  •  Previous track record of leading a sales function
  • Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/ budgeting processes
  • Ability to manage, motivate and build high performing teams
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Sarah-Lee Neesam
Sarah-Lee Neesam

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Managing Director
West Midlands Toggle

Managing Director

Salary: £Six figure salary + benefits + equity
Location: West Midlands
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-33269

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a PE Owned Manufacturing business based in the Midlands, in the appointment of a new commercially focused Managing Director.

Reporting to, and working closely with, the Group CEO and wider leadership team, you will be responsible for the full P&L of a c£12 million turnover manufacturing business.

The company is going through a period of transformation and is poised for significant growth over the next 3 years through several routes, including new product launches, expanding export sales, and increasing new domestic sales channels.

This role would require someone to be onsite in the Midlands at least 3 days per week with flexibility on other days (although travel to customers will be needed).

As the Managing Director you will:

  • Take full P&L responsibility for the business
  • Actively participate in driving double-digit annual sales growth whilst driving monthly performance of the businesses and being in complete control of cash and margins
  • Working closely with the business leadership teams on short, medium and long-term strategy incorporating sales development and new product launches
  • Be a role model to the Management Team actively developing and mentoring both as a group and on an individual basis
  • Supporting the operations director to deliver improvements and efficiencies across the manufacturing site to improve efficiency and margins
  • Strengthen systems, processes and controls where required and enforce daily disciplines into all areas of the business
  • Drive effective management of working capital, specifically cash collection and stock
  • Ensure strategic alignment with the Group and maximise cost synergies
  • Comply with Group reporting requirements

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking to speak with commercial business leaders with the following skills & experience:

  • A successful and proven track record of profitably growing a manufacturing business, while having full P&L responsibility
  • We will also consider strong Commercial Directors without full P&L responsibility that come from a related sector (i.e. Furniture/Seating/Medical/Healthcare)
  • A solid Pricing, Product and Customer focus
  • Experience of working within an SME environment, whilst being part of a larger group of businesses
  • Strong strategic leadership experience, an individual capable of identifying opportunities and turning them into reality
  • Effective financial management capability
  • A transformation mentality with experience of working in challenging environments
  • Exposure to international operations (would be advantageous)
  • Exceptional leadership skills, with proven track record of managing high performing teams
  • Experience of working in Private Equity backed company with an understanding of the value drivers in such a business would be advantageous
  • Office based in the Midlands – 3 days per week as a minimum

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Managing Director to join a successful, private equity backed group with significant and realistic growth aspirations, ensuring delivery of the strategic plan, ultimately taking the business through its next growth cycle and subsequent transaction.

In return our client is offering a £Six figure salary + benefits + equity 

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Chief Commercial Officer
Derby Toggle

Chief Commercial Officer

Salary: Excellent Package
Location: Derby
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESSH-35191

Job Description

Are you a Commercial Leader that thrives in a fast-paced business?

Do you love innovation, technology, and modern media?

Then read on ……

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a PE backed, market leading digital media services business in the appointment of a Chief Commercial Officer.

With a commercial footprint and portfolio of customers that are envied, our client has 11 offices in locations across the UK, EMEA, the US, and Asia. Plus, a customer portfolio that operates in over 165 countries, working with leading retail brands, hotel chains, and consumer businesses.

This is a newly created position, reporting into, and working closely with the CEO. The Chief Commercial Officer will take full ownership for driving all commercial aspects of the company’s operation. They will work across the entire business to create best-in-class capabilities in both internal and client facing business units and be responsible for shaping the organisation’s commercial function.

The CCO will be instrumental in developing a clear plan of change, optimising profitability, driving capex down, ensuring accurate pipeline qualification, customer relationship development, pricing, and revenue management.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to make an impact and drive this energetic company forward across all aspects of the sales, marketing, and customer operations.

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for a Leader with the following background and traits:

  • Recent experience in a Commercial (Sales & Marketing) Leadership role, preferably within SAAS, Agency or related market sectors
  • Experience of sales within an ARR model
  • Experience of managing large, cross functional, multisite teams
  • Experience dealing with large, blue-chip customers and the challenges of making changes and improvements across complex customer landscapes.
  • International experience would be advantageous
  • A natural passion for mentoring, coaching, and developing individuals and building a team ethos that focuses on core business outcomes
  • The ability to create a vision that takes a business on a journey towards adopting new ways of working that focus on commercial business development and customer engagement
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills that drive positive outcomes for the wider business
  • Excellent communication, decision making, and presentation skills
  • Strong commercial and business acumen with the ability to identify both commercial opportunities and financial issues that could affect the business

Our client is offering market leading remuneration, car allowance, bonus, and an executive level benefits package.

 

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Assignment Managed By:

Sarah-Lee Neesam
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Managing Director
South Yorkshire Toggle

Managing Director

Salary: £Significant Six Fig Basic + Bonus + LTIP + Exec Bens
Location: South Yorkshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-34959

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a market leading, International Manufacturing organisation in the appointment of a new Managing Director to be based in Yorkshire.

Our client is a long established and highly successful organisation with a reputation for quality and service delivery.

Historically, the company has consistently delivered high levels of profitability, but in recent years, internal manufacturing issues have started to impact on this. That said, recent investment in new production technology and NPD, combined with a major focus on investment and operational efficiencies across the whole of the business, means they are now poised for a period significant future growth.

The new Managing Director will report directly into the Group CEO and take full P&L responsibility for the organisation.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • The delivery of a detailed strategic plan for the business incorporating the short, medium and longer term goals
  • Undertaking a full operational review across all areas of the business in order to identify current inefficiencies and deliver a plan to drive improvements which in turn will significantly improve profit margins
  • Delivering significant profitable growth through the further development & introduction of new products to existing and new clients
  • Delivering growth in both existing and new markets by identifying opportunities presented through the introduction of new production technologies

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking to speak with business leaders with the following skills & experience:

  • Previous MD/GM within a high-volume manufacturer, within the B2B environment, ideally within a c£30m+ multi-site manufacturing business
  • Experience driving organisations through periods of significant challenge & subsequent growth
  • Strong operations and continuous improvement background augmented with commercial experience
  • Demonstrable experience of implementing and developing exceptional business processes
  • Experience of managing a large multi-site production facility
  • Business change & transformation experience
  • Proven experience in delivering increased sales into new markets

The successful candidate will be a hands-on business leader.  An individual with a positive mind set who works with pace and urgency to deliver results, whilst taking their team on the journey with them.

We are looking for rounded business professionals with strong strategic leadership expertise, an MD capable of identifying opportunities and making them a reality.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Manging Director to join a very successful business with significant and realistic growth aspirations, ensuring delivery of the strategic plan, ultimately taking the business to the next level.

In return our client is offering £Significant Six Figure Basic + Bonus + LTIP + Executive Benefits Package.

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Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

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Managing Director
West Midlands Toggle

Managing Director

Salary: £Six figure salary + benefits + equity
Location: West Midlands
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-33269

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a PE Owned Manufacturing Group based in the Midlands, in the appointment of a new Managing Director.

Reporting to the Group CEO and working closely with the PE investors, you will be responsible for leading a c£20m division of the Group, comprising of two businesses.

The Division is going through a period of transformation but is poised for significant growth over the next 3 years through several routes, including new product launches, significantly expanding export sales and increasing new domestic sales channels.

As the Managing Director you will:

  • Take full P&L responsibility for the £20million turnover division, incorporating 180 people across two locations
  • Actively participate in driving double-digit annual sales growth whilst driving monthly performance of the businesses and being in complete control of cash and margins
  • Driving improvements and efficiencies across the two manufacturing sites to improve margins and get the organisation primed for growth
  • Working closely with the business leadership teams on short, medium and long-term strategy incorporating sales development and new product launches
  • Be a role model to the Management Team actively developing and mentoring both as a group and on an individual basis
  • Strengthen systems, processes and controls where required and enforce daily disciplines into all areas of the division
  • Drive effective management of working capital, specifically cash collection and stock
  • Ensure strategic alignment with the Group and maximise cost synergies
  • Comply with Group reporting requirements

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking to speak with business leaders with the following skills & experience:

  • A successful and proven track record of profitably growing a multi-site manufacturing business, while having full P&L responsibility
  • Experience of working within an SME environment, whilst being part of a larger group of businesses
  • Experience of working in Private Equity backed company with an understanding of the value drivers in such a business
  • Strong strategic leadership experience, an individual capable of identifying opportunities and turning them into reality
  • Strong financial management capability
  • A transformation mentality with experience of working in challenging environments
  • Exposure to international operations (would be preferred)
  • Exceptional leadership skills, with proven track record of managing high performing teams
  • Office based in the Midlands with flexibility to travel to other sites

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Manging Director to join a successful, private equity backed group with significant and realistic growth aspirations, ensuring delivery of the strategic plan, ultimately taking the business through its next growth cycle and subsequent transaction.

In return our client is offering a £Six figure salary + benefits + equity

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Executive Researcher
Rotherham Toggle

Executive Researcher

Salary: Market related
Location: Rotherham
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: EVAK-32590

Job Description

Executive Researcher Rotherham / Hybrid role

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 5 years Parkinson Lee have had record breaking growth and demand for C-Level Executives is high. We are currently looking for a highly professional individual to join our team as Executive Researcher. Reporting to the Managing Partner, this is a highly autonomous role in which you will manage your own workload to specific timescales.

This role would suit an individual from either an internal recruitment or agency background who is looking for a role that involves relationship building and management rather than sales. You will be required to have exceptional customer service and communication skills and be confident when speaking to some of the region’s most influential business leaders.

Working closely with the Partners of the firm and the client Services Manager, you will be responsible for:

– The full end to end research, identification and headhunting of potential candidates on a variety of board level and C Suite search mandates

– Researching industries, market mapping processes, client competitor analysis and candidate identification as part of the search process

– Generating target candidates for headhunting process using various job boards, databases, business publications and market information

– Managing advert responses, setting up interviews and managing partner diaries

– Pre-qualifying potential candidates over the phone and via teams interviews

– Working closely with internal marketing to generate advert templates, proposals, briefing packs and with all elements of company branding

– Supporting the wider team with various administrative and proactive marketing projects · Producing client search reports · Event co-ordination and support

 

In return, we off er an Excellent Base Salary and bonus scheme, a vibrant working environment with remote working options, onsite gym facilities, health & wellbeing days on top of base annual leave allowance, quarterly company events, and on-going training and development

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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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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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Interim CFO
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Interim CFO

Salary: £120k - 140k per year + Pro Rata
Location: Liverpool
Type: Contract
Ref Number: ESLB-35545

Job Description

Parkinson Lee are the retained partner to a highly commercial, Not for Profit organisation based in the Northwest, in the recruitment of an Interim CFO.

The successful candidate will play a critical role in shaping the financial and strategic direction of the organisation. You will be responsible for overseeing the finance and treasury functions, commercial operations, business strategy and governance.

You will need to be a strong people leader with experience in managing teams and encouraging them to work closely together to achieve a common goal.

Reporting to the CEO, the Interim CFO will:

  • Oversee the Financial and Treasury Management of the organisation. You will oversee all financial operations, including budgeting, forecasting, investments, and financial reporting. Manage treasury functions to ensure the organisation has the liquidity to meet its obligations and support strategic objectives
  • Lead commercial initiatives to maximize revenue while maintaining a focus on social responsibility
  • Work closely with the CEO and wider leadership team to develop and implement a comprehensive business strategy that supports the organisation’s mission, enhances its financial sustainability, and drives growth
  • Ensure the highest standards of corporate governance, including compliance with financial regulations, ethical standards, and internal policies
  • Act as a key advisor to the Board on financial matters, risk management, and strategic decisions

 

We are looking to speak to Interim CFO’s with a track record of completing board level assignments within complex environments. A continuous improvement & commercial mindset is a must, along with first rate communication and interpersonal skills.

This is likely to be an initial 6-month contract, with the possibility of an extension.

Our client is looking to appoint within the next two weeks so please apply immediately if you feel you meet the brief.

Due to a high volume of applications received, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding the status of their application. If you have not heard back within 2 weeks, unfortunately you haven’t been successful on this occasion.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Finance Director (Part Time)
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Finance Director (Part Time)

Salary: £750 - 1,000 per day
Location: Sheffield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-35188

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a privately owned, highly entrepreneurial, multi-site service sector organisation in the appointment of a Part Time Finance Director, 1 day per week to be based in South Yorkshire.

Having recently made a significant acquisition, the business has undergone a period of integration and is now poised for further organic growth.  Reporting to the CEO, you will work closely with them to develop and model a strategic growth plan to ensure the business achieves both its medium- and long-term goals.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Highlighting any financial opportunities and threats facing the business, and ensuring strong working capital management
  • Acting as a mentor to the Financial Controller and wider finance team, assessing capability and making recommendations
  • Overseeing the monthly and year end reporting and ensuring they are delivered in a timely manner and are accurate
  • Supporting the business with ERP Systems upgrades
  • Act as a bridge between the FC and Business Owners to highlight the capabilities of the existing finance team
  • Validating and optimising all existing financial processes & reporting
  • Ensuring the monthly board packs are fit for purpose and for the future planned expansion
  • Maintaining relationships with all external relevant advisors including auditors, banks and alternative lenders

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for finance professionals that can demonstrate:

  • Be a proven and successful Finance Director with Mult-Site Service Sector experience
  • M&A experience – understands the challenges that come with integrating acquisitions
  • ERP Systems Experience – ideally sage (as the company will be looking to upgrade the current finance system in the near future)
  • Be available 1 day per week – on site in South Yorkshire, our client is looking for an individua based in the Yorkshire/East Midlands Region.
  • Day rate of £750 – £1000 – depending on experience

Due to a high volume of applications received, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding the status of their application. If you have not heard back within 2 weeks, unfortunately you haven’t been successful on this occasion.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
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Marketing Director
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Marketing Director

Salary: Excellent Package
Location: Wakefield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESSH-35040

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partners of HSL Chairs in the search for their Marketing Director.

For over 50 years, HSL have handcrafted quality furniture here in the UK, bringing true comfort to thousands of happy customers. With a head office and factory in Batley, they now employ over 500 people and manufacture over 90% of their own products in their own factory. They have 55 stores throughout the UK, as well as a free, national home visit service.

We are seeking a Marketing Director to lead their marketing team through a period of growth and transformation.

 Role Summary: Based in the West Yorkshire office, you will lead key priorities such as;

  • Footfall: Ensure marketing plays a key role in increasing footfall to the 55 showrooms across the UK. Utilising both online and offline marketing channels.
  • Team Review and Development: Evaluate and assess the current marketing team’s structure, skills, and performance.
  • Budget Management: Oversee the marketing budget, ensuring optimal allocation of resources across various campaigns and initiatives.
  • Media Events and Campaigns: Develop and execute strategic media events and campaigns to enhance brand visibility and customer engagement.
  • Communications Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy to effectively reach target audiences across various channels.
  • Brand Awareness and Positioning: Develop and execute strategies to strengthen the brand’s position in the market.
  • Online and Ecommerce Development: Drive the development and execution of the online presence and ecommerce strategy. On boarding the new digital agency and collaborate with digital marketing to enhance online visibility and customer experience

Requirements

  • Proven experience in marketing leadership roles, within the consumer products / retail industry, preferably high ticket purchases or grey market
  • Demonstrated success in team management, development, and recruitment
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen, with experience in budget management and cost analysis
  • Proven track record of driving brand awareness and positioning strategies.
  • In-depth knowledge of online marketing, ecommerce, and digital channels.
  • Commercially focused with a firm grasp of technology solutions to aid efficiency

This is an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Leader to join a fantastic brand and family business. For more information please visit our website.

Assignment Managed By:

Sarah-Lee Neesam
Sarah-Lee Neesam

Phone: 07967 644 005 / 01709 723 248
Email: s.neesam@parkinsonlee.com
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Operations Director
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Operations Director

Salary: £150k - 175k per year + Highly competitive salary and benefits package
Location: Keighley
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESJB-34917

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search is proud to collaborate with Teconnex in the search for an Operations Director to join their global board.

About Teconnex:

Teconnex is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of engineered jointing technology. With strategic expansion efforts in recent years, Teconnex now operates in key markets including the UK, Mexico, Romania, India, and China. As part of the Hexadex Group, Teconnex’s legacy in manufacturing technical joint solutions has evolved into ventures in bellows, power, aerospace, automation, and tooling, with exciting developments on the horizon.

Role Overview:

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the Operations Director will play a crucial role in translating Teconnex’s vision into actionable strategies. This role encompasses driving efficiencies, implementing automation solutions, and overseeing strategic transformations. Responsibilities include managing facility expansions, establishing operations in new markets, diversifying product offerings, and spearheading innovation within the in-house automation and tooling division.

The Operations Director’s duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Drive international growth strategies through market evaluation, partnership establishment, and market entry initiatives.
  • Build and lead a high-performing operations team, fostering talent development and retention.
  • Develop and execute strategies to optimize manufacturing processes, reduce waste, and enhance overall efficiency.
  • Champion sustainable and environmentally responsible manufacturing practices.
  • Integrate cutting-edge technologies and Industry 4.0 principles to drive innovation and cost-effectiveness.
  • Enhance operational controls to support global expansion efforts.
  • Collaborate with in-house teams to drive innovation, supporting diversification goals and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning, diversity, and inclusion.

The Operations Director will have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s in engineering, manufacturing, or related field preferred.
  • Previous experience in a similar role within large multinational manufacturing companies with a turnover exceeding £150 million.
  • Experience in a highly regulated component manufacturing sector such as Automotive or Aerospace
  • Extensive experience managing operations across global regions, with flexibility for regular overseas travel.
  • Demonstrated expertise in sustainable manufacturing, technological advancements, and automation solutions.
  • Exceptional strategic planning and execution abilities, focused on driving growth and profitability.

This is a rare opportunity to join a market-leading organization during an exciting period of growth. In return, our client offers a highly attractive package and a clear path to board directorship.

Join Teconnex and be part of shaping the future of engineered jointing technology solutions.

Assignment Managed By:

John Bohan
John Bohan

Phone: 07985 151 131
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Operations Director
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Operations Director

Salary: £150k - 175k per year + Highly competitive salary and benefits package
Location: Keighley
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESJB-34917

Job Description

Parkinson Lee are proud to partner with Teconnex in the search and selection of an Operations Director for their as part of their global board.

Teconnex, is a global manufacturer and supplier of engineered jointing technology. Over the last few years through the strategic growth of its overseas operations. The business now boasts operations in the UK, Mexico, Romania, India, China, and Japan. E

Part of the Heaxadex Group, Teconnexs history began with manufacturing technical joint solutions and continues to grow on a global stage, expanding into the world of bellows, power, aerospace, automation and tooling, with plently more to come.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Operations Director will be responsible for translating the company’s vision into actionable strategies, with a specific focus on driving efficiencies, implementing automation solutions, and overseeing strategic transformations. This will include managing facility expansion, setting up new facilities in new markets, diversifying into new products, and driving innovation through the in-house automation and tooling division.

The Operations Directors key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Drive the company’s international growth strategy by identifying and evaluating new markets, establishing partnerships, and leading market entry initiatives.
  • Build and lead a high-performance operations team by attracting, developing, and retaining top tier talent
  • Develop and execute strategies to optimise manufacturing processes and systems, reduce waste, and enhance overall operational efficiency.
  • Lead initiatives to drive continuous improvement in all aspects of operations, fostering a culture of efficiency and innovation.
  • Champion sustainable and environmentally responsible manufacturing practices.
  • Embrace and integrate cutting-edge technologies and Industry 4.0 principles to drive innovation, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Enhance operational controls to support the company’s growth into overseas territories.
  • Lead and collaborate with the in-house teams to drive innovation, ensuring alignment with diversification goals whilst supporting a culture of creativity and continuous improvement within the division.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning, diversity, and inclusion.

The Operations Director will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree Qualified with a master’s in engineering, manufacturing, or relatable subject.
  • Experience in a similar role with large multinational manufacturing with a turnover in excess of £150 million.
  • Extensive experience in manging operations across global regions with flexibility for regular overseas travel.
  • Demonstrated experience in sustainable manufacturing, embracing technological advancements, and implementing automation solutions.
  • Exceptional strategic planning and execution abilities, with a focus on driving growth and profitability.

This is rare opportunity to join a market leading business in an exciting period of growth. In return our client is offering a highly attractive package and a short-term path to becoming a Board Director.

Assignment Managed By:

John Bohan
John Bohan

Phone: 07985 151 131
Email: j.bohan@parkinsonlee.com
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Sales Director
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Sales Director

Salary: £70k - 85k per year
Location: Harrogate
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESSH-34749

Job Description

Sales Director – Yorkshire Based – Salary circa £80,000

 

Parkinson Lee are proud to partner a leading Yorkshire Manufacturer and Supplier of consumer goods sold both direct and through the trade wholesale channel. Together we are looking for an experienced Sales Director who play a pivotal role in expanding their market presence and driving revenue growth in the electrical wholesale channel and also their online consumer customer base.

 

  • This role requires a strategic leader with a proven track record in sales management, and a passion for delivering outstanding results.
  • You will develop and execute the sales strategy for both channels aligning with overall business objectives.
  • You will lead, coach, and mentor a high-performing sales team across the UK. You will lead the field sales team into trade wholesale and also the internal inbound and outbound online sales team
  • The Sale Director will identify and pursue opportunities to expand market share within the electrical wholesale sector by driving awareness within industries such as Modular Building, Construction, Hotel Groups and much more.
  • You will develop and nurture relationships with key accounts to drive sales growth
  • You will work closely with marketing to ensure increased sales leads and market intel is provided to the inbound and outbound sales team to aid growth targets.
  • Provide regular financial reports and forecasts to the senior leadership team

We are looking for:

  • Proven experience as a Sales Director or in a senior sales leadership role.
  • Ability to be in the Yorkshire office weekly
  • Strong understanding of the building & construction, electrical wholesale market or related industries within product sales.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and growing sales teams both field and internal.
  • Experience of working closely with marketing & digital teams
  • Results-oriented with a strategic mindset and the ability to make data-driven decisions.

Assignment Managed By:

Sarah-Lee Neesam
Sarah-Lee Neesam

Phone: 07967 644 005 / 01709 723 248
Email: s.neesam@parkinsonlee.com
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Operations Director
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Operations Director

Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits Package
Location: Ilkley
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-33428

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partners to High Speed Training in the appointment of an Operations Director, to support their short and medium term development strategy.

High Speed Training are one of the UK’s leading online training providers that have witnessed exponential growth over recent years. To date they have currently certified in excess of 2.5 million learners through their high-quality online training courses covering a large customer base of over 40,000 including enterprise clients, SMEs and individual learners.

With an extensive range of over 180 courses in subjects such as Food Hygiene, Health & Safety and Safeguarding they continue to work with industry experts to create courses that provide the best learning experience and outcome for their customers.

Since their launch in 2008, High Speed Training have seen YoY double digit growth, which has enabled continuous investment in the business. They employ a team of over 100 talented individuals and recently became an employee-owned business.

To support the next phase of expansion, in this newly created role, the Operations Director, you will be responsible for implementing and managing all operational aspects of the business.

You will report directly to the CEO and work closely with other members of the Senior Leadership team to streamline operations, optimise efficiency, spur innovation, integrate automation and building a strong operational infrastructure that aligns with the strategic goals and facilitates scalable growth.

As the Operations Director your strategic leadership, strong business acumen, and exceptional management skills will be crucial in driving efficiency, enhancing customer satisfaction, and achieving their service level goals.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Customer support leadership overseeing and steering the Customer Success Teams and ensuring top-tier service across all facets of business support
  • Working with the product and tech teams to drive automation implementation in the customer support area, enhancing service efficiency and user experience
  • Working with key stakeholders to improve the customer experience to reduce the number of incoming queries into business and learner support
  • Leading and implementing changes across the business, using proven change management strategies to ensure smooth transitions
  • Cross-functional collaboration with various teams across the organisation, fostering cooperation and alignment towards common goals
  • Continuously evaluate and improve operational processes and procedures, aiming to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and scalability
  • Encouragement of innovation to foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within your teams and across the organisation, encouraging new ideas and solutions
  • Ensure clear and effective communication with all stakeholders, providing regular updates on operations, changes, and developments
  • Collaborate with department heads to set performance goals, monitor progress, and implement corrective actions when necessary
  • As an integral member of the SLT you will build strong relationships, keeping the team up to date with customer data, operational insights, improvements, risks, challenges and solutions
  • Facilities management overseeing the operations of the Ilkley office and service office in Leeds, ensuring the office spaces are suitable for the needs of their people and comply with relevant legislation such as Health and Safety
  • Contribute to the company’s overall strategy, aligning operational goals with the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Stay up to date with relevant industry regulations and ensure the company’s compliance with legal requirements. Develop and implement compliance policies and procedures across all business functions. Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to mitigate risks and maintain a robust compliance framework

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for candidates that can demonstrate:

  • Proven experience as an Operations Director, Vice President of Operations, or in a similar senior leadership role within a technology-focused company
  • Experienced working as part of an Executive leadership team, be able to demonstrate leading by example through collaboration, taking teams on the journey to deliver transformational change and projects
  • Demonstrated success in overseeing day-to-day business operations and managing diverse teams (especially hybrid working and remote teams)
  • Strong knowledge of technology industry trends, best practices, and regulations
  • Exceptional strategic planning and execution abilities, with a focus on driving growth and profitability
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Previous experience delivering transformational change, taking your team on the journey by winning hearts and minds
  • Sound decision-making skills and a track record of making data-driven business decisions
  • A strategic thinker, you should be results-oriented and possess the leadership skills necessary to drive operational excellence
  • Flexible with a hybrid role, with presence on site in West Yorkshire c1xMonth (or more if needed)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business in a period of rapid growth as they look to increase their market share in the UK whilst exploring international territories. They are recognised by Best Companies as one of the Top 25 mid-sized companies in the UK to work for and one of the Top 5 best Education & Training organisations in 2023. They recognise that their success is largely down to their people, and they passionately believe in attracting high performing candidates that align to their collaborative and supportive culture and values.

In return our client is offering a competitive salary + excellent benefits package

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Product Director
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Product Director

Salary: £Six Figure + Executive level benefits
Location: Ilkley
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-33535

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partners to High Speed Training in the appointment of a Product Director, to support their 5-year business development strategy.

High Speed Training are one of the UK’s leading online training providers that have witnessed exponential growth over recent years. To date they have currently certified in excess of 2.5 million learners through their high-quality online training courses covering a large customer base of over 40,000 including enterprise clients, SMEs and individual learners.

With an extensive range of over 180 courses in subjects such as Food Hygiene, Health & Safety and Safeguarding they continue to work with industry experts to create courses that provide the best learning experience and outcome for their customers.

Since their launch in 2008, HST have seen YoY double digit growth, which has enabled continuous investment in the business. They employ a team of over 100 talented individuals and recently became an employee-owned business.

To support the next phase of expansion, in this newly created role, the Product Director will provide leadership to the product function, to ensure the successful execution of the business ambition to refine their proposition, committing to an ambitious R&D roadmap, and building out the product vision.

The product function consists of 3 teams including Product, Digital Media and L&D (c30 people).

This role reports directly to the CEO and will be an active and essential member of the SLT.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with their product vision to maintain a product roadmap and deliver against it
  • Be strategic in reviewing and resetting the compelling vision for their product such that it resonates with and inspires teams across the company
  • Engaging with stakeholders from across the company to gather requirements, customer and product feedback
  • Aligning requirements and feedback to existing product planning as well as new products
  • Work with the CTO to jointly lead on R&D initiatives
  • Ownership of competitor insight, analysis, and intelligence
  • Creation of processes for world-class product development and championing PDLC best practice
  • Aligning with their agile software delivery model, including coaching and mentoring the Product Managers, UX and L&D team
  • Be an inspirational and courageous leader that brings visibility and alignment in directing product delivery
  • Clear communication on product vision, roadmap and delivery, clarifying expectations amongst all stakeholders.
  • Directing Product Managers to assess current product strengths and weaknesses constantly
  • Building strong relationships with Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success representing Product cross-company
  • Working collaboratively with the Exec Team on strategy and driving the business to meet its goals and objectives

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for candidates that can demonstrate:

  • Proven record as a VP / Product Director or an established Head of Product with demonstrable experience working at Executive level
  • Experience within a Digital or Tech business
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to coach and mentor across multiple teams (c30 indirect), onsite and virtual
  • Able to integrate teams effectively to deliver results
  • Proven experience in defining and delivering against product strategy
  • A champion of the importance of commercial value within product delivery
  • Able to challenge and be challenged and prioritise projects accordingly
  • Experience working effectively with technology teams in an agile environment, or able to demonstrate other effective product management methodologies
  • Evidence of success in developing existing products and building brand-new products
  • An experience-built ability to know “what great looks like” and lead the team forward to deliver
  • Ability to make courageous decisions confidently through analysing data and active listening to stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, internally and externally
  • Highly personable, experience of working in an open, caring ‘force for good’ culture
  • Flexible, hybrid working. Presence on site 1x month (or more if needed)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business in a period of rapid growth as they look to increase their market share in the UK whilst exploring international territories. They are recognised by Best Companies as one of the Top 25 mid-sized companies in the UK to work for and one of the Top 5 best Education & Training organisations in 2023. They recognise that their success is largely down to their people, and they passionately believe in attracting high performing candidates that align to their collaborative and supportive culture and values.

In return our client is offering a £Six figure salary + executive benefits.

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Head of Business Systems
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Head of Business Systems

Salary: Competitive basic + package
Location: Doncaster
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-33274

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to Omega Plc in the appointment of a Head of Business Systems to lead their in-house IT function.

Omega PLC are a UK based manufacturer of high quality fitted kitchens, supplying kitchens through a network of retail partners and the contractor trade market. Omega employs 350 people across the business and celebrated a record turnover for 2022, reflecting a remarkable annual growth of 22%.  Omega offers a truly nationwide end-to-end service covering design, manufacture, installation and after care.

Omega have invested heavily into their systems and processes in recent years and are now looking to recruit a Head of Business Systems, who will join the Senior Leadership Team, and be responsible for overseeing all IT functions and related activities across the business whilst taking leading major projects across the group.

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will lead the team comprising of 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
  • I.T. reporting and analytics to facilitate real-time information / 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
  • Manage the key relationship with the SAP VAR and all related project activity
  • 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
  • Lead a cross-functional I.T. Steering Committee
  • Control of the I.T. budget and delivery of efficiencies and improvements
  • Maintain a Business Continuity Plan covering all aspects of the business
  • Drive formal accreditation of business systems and processes
  • Manage I.T. related risks, with a particular focus on cyber threats and security

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

  • All all-round I.T. professional with proven experience in a Head of Business Systems or Head of I.T. role
  • A track record of setting and delivering strategies to support business growth
  • Ability to drive change across all functions within an organisation, improving automation, efficiency and functionality
  • Ability to quickly understand complex data and inter-dependencies.
  • Strong technical skills, with knowledge of SAP and Analytics and integration with other manufacturing systems
  • Excellent organisational, leadership and decision-making skills, with a demonstrable record of delivering as part of a senior team
  • Strong project management skills, evidenced by roll-out of significant projects
  • Experience of end to end systems development
  • Strong communication and motivational skills, able to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Professional I.T. or similar qualification

This is a fantastic opportunity for the Head of Business Systems to develop this role within a highly reputable brand focused on their next stage of expansion.

To attract the right talent, my client is willing to pay a competitive salary and benefits package.

Finance Director
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Finance Director

Salary: £Six Figure + Executive Benefits
Location: Alfreton
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-32956

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partners to a Family Owned, FMCG business based in the East Midlands in the appointment of a Finance Director.

This is a demanding role for an ambitious finance executive with drive, determination, and the desire to work in a highly commercial and growth-focused environment at this exciting time to join the business.

The Finance Director will play an important role as part of the team driving this strategy over a 3-to-5-year time horizon. Collaboration across the entire senior team will be pivotal to driving the success of the strategic growth plans of the business.

Key responsibilities will be surrounding strategy, leadership, commercial performance and financial reporting & control. This will include:

  • Working closely with the Managing Director to shape and execute the strategy for the business. Becoming a business partner to them in order to demonstrate the foresight for future growth opportunities.
  • Supporting in the growth of profitability and cashflow of the business organically while maintaining discipline on its return on capital.
  • Paying close attention to Capital allocation which will be a key facet of the decision-making process, given the multiple strategic projects that are underway.
  • Working with the senior management team, lead, develop and motivate the team in the finance function to enhance its capability.
  • Driving the commercial performance of the business for the achievement of its overall vision and strategic objectives – in terms of profit growth, cashflow management and ROCE.
  • Working 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 across the entire business.
  • Identifying cost improvement and performance measures, rolling out change and transformation programs and driving efficiency in all areas of the operations
  • Responsible for the financial integrity and timeliness of the information reported to the business. Further, responsibility for the preparation of budgets and lead the senior management team in the preparation, presentation and delivery of performance against those budgets.
  • Driving and supporting the implementation of finance process and IT strategies, looking for ways to enhance efficiencies.

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for a high calibre Finance Director with the below experience:

  • A Financial Leader with an excellent record of financial and commercial achievement in a competitive and dynamic sector, preferable with multi-site retail or FMCG experience.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly command the confidence and respect of the management team
  • Sound commercial judgement with the ability to contribute directly to the overall business strategy and work with the Board of Directors and other members of the senior management team.
  • Highly analytical with the ability to delve into the detail to drive improvements in the business.
  • Ability to adapt and lead projects that allow the business to keep pace with customer demands.
  • Passion and commitment with high personal integrity and a practical, pragmatic and hardworking ethic.

This is an exciting opportunity within the East Midlands region to join a growing organisation within the FMCG sector. In return our client is looking to pay a £six figure salary + executive level benefits.

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Group CFO
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Group CFO

Salary: £Six Fig Basic + Equity Participation + Exec Level Bens
Location: Halifax
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-32565

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to Aquaspersions, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of high-quality chemicals for the global polymer industry, in the appointment of a Group Chief Financial Officer, based in Halifax.

Established in 1974, they have almost 50 years of experience in their field. Their products allow for the dispersion of additives into polymer materials such as rubber, latex, adhesives, coatings, and plastics. These additives are crucial to the manufacturing process and enable end products to attain enhanced properties such as increased durability.

In 2021, the company was acquired by Private Equity Firm, CBPE, following a successful MBO process lead by Dr Alan Bewsher, the UK MD at the time and now the Group CEO.

The business has a well-earned reputation for quality, consistency, and product innovation. Its customer-focussed approach is reflected in its long-term relationships and impressive 10% per annum revenue growth over the last 13 years. Last year, the company turnover was £40 million.

As a Member of the Board, the Group CFO will provide strategic leadership and plan the financial strategy for the Aquaspersions Group. They will be accountable for the provision of financial and performance information to enable the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Board to maintain a financially viable position for the company.

Key responsibilities will include:

Resource Planning, Budgeting and Reporting:

  • Providing the CEO, Board, and SLT with high quality finance analysis
  • Reviewing and presenting investment cases
  • Directing the Group-wide annual budget, setting longer term strategic financial planning with a robust analysis and justification of intended expenditure, financial forecasts and cashflow
  • Leading the Group Finance team to ensure budget holders receive up to date timely and accurate management accounts and information in order to maintain day to day control of the expenditure budget
  • Leading on transformational change to support delivery of the company strategy

Senior Leadership and Organisational Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the finance team has robust and integrated systems to deliver the business plan, monitoring and reporting on progress towards the achievement of business objectives
  • Ensuring financial and business risks are identified and monitored on a regular basis
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance with internal policy and procedure alongside external requirements e.g. GDPR and Advertising Standards
  • Ensuring a smooth and efficient audit process

As Group CFO, you will also assume the role of UK FD and, in addition, will oversee the finance teams in Malaysia and the USA.

Team and people management responsibilities will include:

  • Being a significant on-site leadership presence, especially when other senior management are away traveling
  • Effectively managing the performance of the team, ensuring they are working to agreed objectives, delivering outcomes, and that they receive appropriate training and support
  • Creating, leading, inspiring, and developing the team, promoting a positive and proactive culture, being visible, energetic and participative, encouraging cross team working

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for:

  • A UK Qualified Accountant
  • Proven experience at Finance Director level in a similar sized or larger manufacturing group, ideally with international multi-site experience
  • Experience of holding the banking relationships and working with External Shareholders
  • Someone who can work constructively as part of a senior leadership team
  • A highly commercial & strategic thinking CFO
  • Previous experience working in a Private Equity environment would be advantageous
  • Experience in the development of long-term financial strategy and plans
  • Excellent communication, influencing, and presentation skills, including the ability to build rapport and credibility across multiple stakeholders, internally and externally at all levels
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Ability to develop and innovative creative solutions
  • “Can do” attitude and the determination to succeed

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced CFO to join a business acting as a strategic business partner to the Group CEO and playing a major role in ensuring the delivery of the strategic plan, ultimately taking the business through its next growth cycle and subsequent transaction.

In return, Aquaspersions are offering a £Six Figure Basic + Equity Participation + Executive level package.

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: £Six Figure Package
Location: Rotherham
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-32558

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to SPI Developments in the appointment of a Managing Director to join the business in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

SPI are a leading fluid control specialist company, supplying high precision application and dosing systems for adhesive, flavour and other liquids. Operating in the global tobacco, paper straw and detergent industries. Having been acquired in 2018, SPI are now part of the Tembo Group, a Dutch family- owned global group of manufacturing companies employing around 1200 people with a turnover of c€200 million.

Originally founded in 1999, by the Chairman and his wife, SPI was fully registered as a limited company in 2002. Now, the company has an experienced team of c27 people with over 60 years of experience dedicated to creating high quality solutions for manufacturing operations around the world. Based in Rotherham, the company now turnover £3.2 million with growth plans to get to £5 million by 2027.

Due to a retirement, SPI Developments are now seeking a Managing Director to lead them through the next phase of growth.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading and driving the Companies SPI and the subsidiary A1 Precision Engineering to achieve its growth target of £5m t/o pa, whilst maintaining profitability, through continued growth of existing sectors with an emphasis on targeting new markets
  • Developing and delivering the future strategy of the company with the Tembo group board and communicating to all personnel within SPI and A1
  • Ensuring suitable working relationships are set up with sister companies within the Tembo group so that they function as needed, within the context of the company and group strategies
  • Ensuring the correct management team is in place, with clear responsibilities and functions
  • Mentoring and motivating the managers and staff of SPI and A1 in their operation and running of the company, including working with customers and suppliers if required
  • Supervising a team and leading on the personal development of all managers and staff, acting as a mentor for the management team, and making sure there is a succession planning process in place
  • Ensuring the company has suitably skilled managers and staff to achieve the company and group goals
  • Ensuring that the company operates to the highest possible CSR-ESG standards, meeting the expectations of the group and its customers by minimising the impact of the company and its products on the environment, together with ensuring that the company supply chain is ethically compliant with all recognised standards

Parkinson Lee executive Search are looking for individuals that can demonstrate:

 

  • Understanding of industrial production processes and equipment with a good general knowledge of engineering
  • Knowledge of the supply and manufacture of products to multinational companies
  • Strong understanding of financial reports and company finance. Ensuring statutory and group deadlines adhered to
  • Experience in managing personnel with strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Understanding of international business and its processes, with empathy for different people and cultures
  • Good understanding of project, productivity and business management
  • Ability to confidently present information at all levels of management, group board level and sales conferences with excellent organisation and communication skills
  • A strong Commercial Acumen with client facing experience
  • Experience of working within a small company environment
  • Strong background in technology and operations management within a manufacturing organisation
  • Flexible with being office based, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Managing Director to join a growing SME business with the opportunity to explore new markets and develop new revenue streams.

In return out client is offering a £six figure package.

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Executive Researcher
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Executive Researcher

Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Location: Rotherham
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: EVAK-32590

Job Description

Executive Researcher Rotherham / Hybrid role

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 5 years Parkinson Lee have had record breaking growth and demand for C-Level Executives is high. We are currently looking for a highly professional individual to join our team as Executive Researcher. Reporting to the Managing Partner, this is a highly autonomous role in which you will manage your own workload to specific timescales.

This role would suit an individual from either an internal recruitment or agency background who is looking for a role that involves relationship building and management rather than sales. You will be required to have exceptional customer service and communication skills and be confident when speaking to some of the region’s most influential business leaders.

Working closely with the Partners of the firm and the client Services Manager, you will be responsible for:

– The full end to end research, identification and headhunting of potential candidates on a variety of board level and C Suite search mandates

– Researching industries, market mapping processes, client competitor analysis and candidate identification as part of the search process

– Generating target candidates for headhunting process using various job boards, databases, business publications and market information

– Managing advert responses, setting up interviews and managing partner diaries

– Pre-qualifying potential candidates over the phone and via teams interviews

– Working closely with internal marketing to generate advert templates, proposals, briefing packs and with all elements of company branding

– Supporting the wider team with various administrative and proactive marketing projects · Producing client search reports · Event co-ordination and support

 

In return, we off er an Excellent Base Salary and bonus scheme, a vibrant working environment with remote working options, onsite gym facilities, health & wellbeing days on top of base annual leave allowance, quarterly company events, and on-going training and development

Director of Innovation
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Director of Innovation

Salary: £Six Figure + Executive Level Benefits
Location: Tyne and Wear
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-31051

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partners to a Private Equity backed Building Materials Manufacturer, based in the North-East, in the appointment of an Innovation Director.

Our client has a fantastic legacy of expertise being UK market leaders within their field, with their products holding a significant market share. The business has seen rapid growth in recent years and is one of the most profitable entities within the PE Owners Portfolio.

This company has a turnover of approximately £60 million and employs 200 people across two manufacturing sites. As part of their strategic growth plan, they are now looking to add an Innovation Director to their Executive Board with the remit of driving growth by creating new and innovative concepts that will take them into new market territories and add commercial value to their wider product range.

This is a newly created leadership appointment, reporting to the CEO, with key responsibilities that include:

·Being at the heart of all creative innovation with the ability to relate, communicate, and inspire Architects / Designers to draw out future programmes/projects

·Create new adjacent product markets whilst expanding existing product portfolio markets to ensure future growth and value creation

·Develop a comprehensive and truly strategic New Product Development Programme whilst leading a highly effective inhouse innovation team

·Being at the centre of Senior Leadership Meetings on all aspects of innovation aimed at expanding the business product portfolio and market offering

·Undertaking a full capabilities and limitations assessment of the current business set-up to understand the history, current position, and potential future opportunities of the business

·Collaborating cross functionally, with the Directors of Sales, Operations and Finance on all strategic goals to ensure Product Innovation and Business Strategy are aligned

·Bringing governance and cadence to the innovation function and introducing a professional, succinct approach to New Product Development

·Formulating and driving key projects whilst managing budgets

Parkinson Lee are looking for individuals with the following skills and experience:

·The traits of a natural born innovator with creative flair

·The ability to inspire and take all levels of stakeholder on an innovation journey building strong relationships both internally and externally

·Creativity, drive, tenacity, and resilience with a medium and long-term approach to design and NPD

·Board level innovation experience, or an individual from an Innovation Consulting background

·A successful career track record developed within a field that has influence within Building Materials/Products, Architecture, Construction, or related Engineering Sectors

·A background in design and engineering with a proven track record of designing new product concepts from inception

·A creative disrupter who can influence and gain followship from the NPD and wider cross functional teams demonstrating a strong understanding of the strategic innovation process

·Experience of working with both commercial sales (distribution, contractors, etc) and specification sales (interior designers, architects, etc.)

·A highly influential operator with the confidence and ability to sell themselves and their ideas and vision, both internally and externally

·A collaborative team player who has a problem solver mentality with a pragmatic approach

·An individual who can add high strategic value and focus on ‘what’s next’ via innovation that will help make the organisation more agile

·Strong academic background (Masters or PHD level preferred although not essential)

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to put their own stamp on leading innovation across a highly successful business which is primed for growth, through adding creative value.

In return our client is offering a £six figure salary + executive benefits

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Director of Procurement
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Director of Procurement

Salary: Six Figure + Benefits
Location: South Yorkshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-31837

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to a UK market leading manufacturing business based in Yorkshire in the appointment of a Director of Procurement. Our client was established over 65 years ago and are market leaders in the field, with a turnover in excess of £200M and employing over 1,200 people across their UK sites.  The business has experienced substantial growth in recent years and the order book for 2023/24 is exceptionally strong.

The Director of Procurement is a newly created role on the Operating Board, and the successful candidate will take the lead on supplier relationship management, developing new and continuing existing arrangements with clients primarily across the UK. You will have the responsibility of building a strategic procurement function that will continue to support the Board towards their business and operational needs in terms of purchase price, supplier quality and delivery of targets whilst playing an integral part in developing the procurement and supplier quality teams.

Parkinson Lee are looking for Procurement leaders who can demonstrate:

  • Proven experience working at Director Level, or a Head of with proven board exposure, ready to step up, within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of working within complex manufacturing buying environments, with a high level of SKUs within the production process
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a procurement function with a proven record in strategic purchasing leadership delivering effective purchasing strategies, policies, processes, and systems
  • Exceptional gravitas and experience of presenting to board
  • Strong leadership skills with experience developing and mentoring inexperienced team members
  • The ability to develop and implement sourcing strategies that add value, mitigate supply chain risk and deliver effective cost savings
  • Previous history of developing purchasing strategy, policy, procedures and process in line with best practise
  • Strong relationship building, negotiation and influencing skills that drives innovation and continuous improvement

The role requires an initiative-taking, commercially focussed and experienced procurement leader who will actively seek to embed themselves within the business.  We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background a full chartered status with CIPS.

Our client would offer flexible/remote working if the candidate can commit to 3 days in their Yorkshire office. In return they offer:

  • A competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to public holidays
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Excellent Group pension scheme (6% employer contribution)
  • Family Private Health Scheme cover
  • Life Assurance 4 x basic salary
  • Excellent development opportunities

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Procurement Leader to join a highly successful business at an exciting period of development and transition, working closely with a Board towards their next phase of growth.  This is a real opportunity for an individual put their stamp of the procurement function, and make a real impact on business performance efficiency and profitability.

For a confidential discussion on this opportunity please send your CV to r.lee@parkinsonlee.com

Please note that all direct and third-party applications will be sent through to Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

 

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Marketing Director
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Marketing Director

Salary: Competitive basic with benefits
Location: Sheffield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESSH-31853

Job Description

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are delighted to be partnering with National Education Group in the appointment of a Marketing Director to join their team in Sheffield.

National Education Group (NEG) are a market-leading provider of digital content and software solutions, helping educators worldwide ensure compliance and drive up standards. Over the last 5 years, the company have experienced exponential growth and now provides expert-led CPD, information services and advanced management tools to over 44,000 schools worldwide.

Now Private Equity owned, NEG are entering their next phase of growth both organic and through acquisition, making this a crucial position in the Senior Leadership Team.

Reporting into the Chief Marketing and Programme Officer, leading a team of 11, the Marketing Director will be delivering marketing strategies which cut through the noise and further cement National Education Group as the leading provider of digital content and software.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Board of Directors with hitting the KPIs for the company
  • Delivering a purposeful marketing plan to drive online sales, awareness of their offering and supplying effective lead generation results through all relevant channels
  • Management and KPI setting within each marketing channel including Online, PR, Advertising, Social Media, Events, Email Marketing, Data and Customer Comms
  • Efficiently manage and grow the marketing department; making it an productive and fun department to work in
  • Measuring and reporting performance on all marketing campaigns; reporting weekly and monthly on all outcomes
  • Managing and reporting on the marketing budget, ensuring all spend links to delivering the core business goals
  • CRM management; utilising Hubspot to maximise opportunities for the business
  • Proposing and developing new and creative strategies to deliver business targets
  • Managing and procurement of relevant data; all managed within the CRM (Hubspot)

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are keen to speak with Marketing leaders that can demonstrate:

  • Solid and proven leadership experience within Marketing, currently working at Director level or as a Head of with proven SLT exposure, ready to step up
  • Proven ability of creating and delivering measurable marketing strategies and plans that have supported a business through a growth cycle
  • Experience of working within the Education Tech sector would be highly advantageous, however transferable industries will be considered (e.g. Professional / Financial Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Tech Services)
  • Previous experience of working within a Private Equity environment or alternatively exposure to a business that has gone through significant growth in a short period of time, either organically or through acquisition
  • Strong experience of developing strategies around Digital Acquisition and Email Marketing is essential
  • Exceptional leadership skills, able to build, develop and lead high performing teams
  • Ability to communicate sensitive information through the correct channels and adapting tone and language for the audiences
  • Previously managed external suppliers and agencies focused on brand awareness and lead generation/acquisition
  • Comfortable using social media from both paid and organically for brand and lead generation
  • Experience with Hubspot or similar CRM system with Advanced IT skills
  • Flexible with a hybrid role and able to commit to sometime spent in the Sheffield office

For more information about the opportunity or to have a confidential discussion please contact Sarah-Lee Neesam on s.neesam@parkinsonlee.com

All direct and third-party applications will be sent to Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

Assignment Managed By:

Sarah-Lee Neesam
Sarah-Lee Neesam

Phone: 07967 644 005 / 01709 723 248
Email: s.neesam@parkinsonlee.com
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Head of Contract Sales
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Head of Contract Sales

Salary: benefits package (car / Bonus)
Location: London
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESSH-42075

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to Omega PLC in the appointment of a Head of Contract Sales. This is a national role, with a significant time in the London / South East region also.

Omega PLC are a UK based manufacturer of high quality fitted kitchens, supplying kitchens through a network of retail partners and the contractor trade market. Omega employs 400 people across the business and celebrated a record turnover for 2022, reflecting a remarkable annual growth of 22%.

To facilitate their next growth journey, Omega PLC has invested heavily to secure materials and increase warehouse capacity, doubling their UK stockholding, and ensuring price stability for their customers.

Within the contract kitchen market Omega have a unique design and consumer focussed proposition. Omega offer a truly nationwide end-to-end service covering design, manufacture, installation and after care.

The business operates with selected partners across 3 core markets of:

• Regional House Builders

• National Premium House Builders

• Major Projects Division

Reporting into the Contract Sales & Operations Director, The Head of Contract Sales will be responsible to take the team forward and continue to drive revenue and margin across the division.

Key responsibilities will include:

• Setting the sales strategy plan to achieve year on year growth, developing a clear strategy on targeting new business across the country in their 3 market segments

• Responsible for leading, motivating, and inspiring the sales team to drive sales activity and achieve KPIs

• Develop commercial proposals for new and existing customer growth, whilst maintaining company financial goals

• Establish strong working relationships with national, regional, and major project customers and attend key strategic customer meetings

• Encourage factory visits with customers and the sales team to showcase the manufacturing operation, first class showroom, and investment in the contracts team

• Ensure customer service level agreements are achieved by the business liaising with internal partners e.g. Contract Design, Contract Operations, Contract Management, etc

Parkinson Lee are looking for experience sales leaders than can demonstrate the below:

• Proven success in managing a National Sales Team in the contract / specification market or dealing with National House Builder Markets in a complex sales process

• Results driven with proven achievements of success within a sales environment

• Able to demonstrate own success with practical examples

• Ideally experience of working in, and selling for, a branded business

• Proven people management experience gained managing a team, i.e. recruitment, performance management, training, and development

• High level of interpersonal and communication skills

• Full driving licence without excessive points

This is a fantastic opportunity for a sales professional to join a leading brand within a newly created role to join them in the next phase of growth.

In return our client is offering a highly competitive basic salary with excellent package.

For more information, please contact Sarah-Lee Neesam

All direct and third-party applications will be sent through to Parkinson Lee for consideration.

Assignment Managed By:

Sarah-Lee Neesam
Sarah-Lee Neesam

Phone: 07967 644 005 / 01709 723 248
Email: s.neesam@parkinsonlee.com
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Commercial Director
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Commercial Director

Salary: benefits
Location: Rotherham
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESSH-42074

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to Harvest Healthcare in the appointment of a Commercial Director to be based at their office in South Yorkshire.

Harvest Healthcare is a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality healthcare equipment. Based in South Yorkshire, supplying the UK and international markets, they continually develop their product range to deliver complete solutions for all modern care environments. Part of the Prism Healthcare Group, a £70M turnover organisation consisting of four core businesses.

Harvest Healthcare is the Long-Term Care (LTC) Division that is on a fast and productive growth trajectory. With core markets across:

• Large Care Home Groups

• Projects Division –new builds / upgrades of care homes.

• Acute Care

• Loan Store / Community Equipment

• Maintenance / Service – with over 40 engineers on the road maintaining and servicing products.

Reporting into the Managing Director, The Commercial Director will be responsible for leading the team across Marketing, Customer Service, Business Development and Key Accounts.

Key responsibilities will include:

• Leading the commercial team and providing larger support to the wider business onsite.

• Framework / Tenders – leading all bid winning projects, working with the team to track pipeline of bids, writing the bid and developing the bid library.

• Actively scope larger deals, working to increase profitability and relationships with key customers.

• New Business –looking at complimentary products, networking, proactively mapping target customers and driving a never say no mentality across the business.

• Governance Meetings – being the front for all meetings with Key Accounts.

• Demand Forecasting – working with internal production / supply teams to look at potential account wins.

• Budgets & Forecasts – in the detail, understanding the granular detail of the contracts, providing regular management information, and supporting the building of budgets, forecasts and 3 year plans.

Parkinson Lee are looking for experience commercial leaders than can demonstrate the below:

• Experience as Commercial Director or CCO, ideally within a healthcare services environment.

• Experience of the UK Care Home sector would be a distinct advantage and understand the supply chain and tender processes in related health markets.

• Ability to effectively present information and negotiate with senior stakeholders across the spectrum of purchasing stakeholders.

• Ability to manage, motivate and build high performing teams.

• Knowledge of budgeting processes and performance reporting.

• Skills in strategic and business planning would be important.

• Must be a self-starter who is detail-oriented and well-organized.

• Excellent written English, communication and analytical skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a sales & marketing professional to join a leading brand in the next phase of growth.

In return our client is offering a highly competitive basic salary with excellent package.

For more information, please contact Sarah-Lee Neesam.

All direct and third-party applications will be sent through to Parkinson Lee for consideration.

Assignment Managed By:

Sarah-Lee Neesam
Sarah-Lee Neesam

Phone: 07967 644 005 / 01709 723 248
Email: s.neesam@parkinsonlee.com
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Finance Director
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Finance Director

Salary: Excellent executive level benefits
Location: Lincolnshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-41726

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partners to an International Manufacturing Group based in Lincolnshire in the appointment of a Finance Director.

As a board director, you will report to the MD and work closely with the Group FD to direct the strategic Finance and IT departments in order to deliver growth and meet the financial targets for the business.

Working in this fast-paced growth environment, leading a multi-disciplined team of 10+, the Finance Director will provide timely and accurate business information to support effective decision-making and drive performance improvements through KPIs. As the business continues to grow you will lead on change management, including an ongoing system update and implementation into an overseas site.

As a strong commercial partner to the MD, you will provide relevant analysis and advice on investment opportunities for the business looking at new markets and new product development, balancing sales income V project investment accordingly.

Key responsibilities will include:

•Full control of the company’s accounting and IT functions

•Accountability for Management Information production, ensuring targets are met

•Responsible for tactical and strategic accounting during the early stages

•Working with the senior team to contribute fully to the development of the company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers

•Working in close collaboration with the Group Finance Director and other peers across the group companies to drive corporate objectives and best practice

•Ensuring that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth

•Ensuring corporate budgeting processes are carried out and cost of sales targets are achieved

•Taking ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies

•Presenting annual accounts to all stakeholders and monthly business performance numbers in a way that is understandable and provides direction for improvements

•Ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met

•Contractual knowledge of joint ventures and wholly owned facilities in overseas locations

•Establishing a high level of credibility and managing strong working relationships with external parties including customers, suppliers, funders and advisors

•Providing support to supply chain to deliver the best cost improvements and payment terms

•Leading the IT/IS function ensuring strategies are in place for security, business support and on-going projects are supported

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

•A solid Manufacturing Finance Director in a SME business

•An individual who is across the detail of finances within the manufacturing process

•A strong manager able to lead and empower a multi-disciplined team

•Strong commercial partner to the MD

•Experience of carrying out robust due diligence on acquisition targets and investment opportunities

•Experience of change management and system implementation, with a keen eye for being ahead of new technologies

•A passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success

•Commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, proven Finance leader to join a growing group of businesses to play a pivotal role in the next phase of the subsidiaries development and success.

In return our client is looking to offer a £Six figure basic salary + executive benefits package.

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Chief People Officer
Milton Keynes Toggle

Chief People Officer

Salary: £six figure + exec bens
Location: Milton Keynes
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-40627

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to the Personal Group Holdings Plc, one of the UK’s leading employee benefit and insurance firms, in the search to appointment a new Chief People Officer.

Personal Group has a vision to help organisations build and maintain a healthy, happy and productive workforce. Through their insurances and bespoke benefit platforms, their purpose is to protect the unprotected and connect the unconnected. The company has a turnover of circa £75 million turnover and employs around 270 people.

AIM-listed since 2000, their strategy is focused on widening their footprint across a broader range of industries, predominantly by driving insurance sales through new and existing channels, transforming reward and benefits, and accelerating their SME offering.

Demand for their services has never been greater as employers put an increased focus on improving their employee value propositions. Employers increasingly see employee benefits and well-being services as essential for recruiting and retaining staff in a competitive talent market.

The current CPO is set to retire this year, as a result an opportunity exists for a new CPO.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the CPO will be responsible for the Group’s people and cultural agenda. Taking overall management accountability for the HR function, leading and directing the associated operational activities to ensure alignment with the strategic aims and objectives of the organisation.

As a trusted partner to the leadership team, the CPO will be the subject specialist around people, culture, regulation, compliance and HR initiatives and solutions. They will be expected to drive organisational transformation and change, developing a high-performance HR service to support the company’s overall business strategy.

The CPO will be responsible for all departments within the HR function including HR Operations, Talent Acquisition and Development, HR Services, Reward & Benefits, Culture & Engagement plus Health & Safety/Facilities Management.

Key Responsibilities:

•Develop the HR strategy that delivers against commercial business requirements

•Provide strategic direction to the business in key activities including leadership development, talent management, succession planning and resource planning

•Provide executive level coaching and mentoring to the Leadership Team on people issues, and in relation to their broader individual development journey towards becoming exceptional leaders

•Ensure the business manages its people agenda within legal and regulatory frameworks and all policies and practices are best practice, as well as ensuring all elements of people risk are appropriately and adequately controlled

•Participate in Remuneration Committee work as the internal lead for all things Reward, and work with Chair of Remuneration Committee to deliver the strategic agenda

•Help to reinforce and stitch together the culture and shared values across the business and employee lifecycles

•Ensure adequate training is delivered to give employees sufficient knowledge of their regulatory responsibilities

•Point of escalation/counsel for the HR Operations team on operational HR activities

•Manage all assigned cost centres, headcount and other budgets appropriately

•Provide ethical leadership and direction, role modelling the Company’s values and acting with integrity at all times

•Strategic and tactical decision making in conjunction with the CEO / Board / SLT on a broad range of people-focused topics (policy, ethical, values, financial, regulatory, legal etc.)

Key stakeholders will include the CEO, the Board and Board Committees, Senior Leadership Team, HR Team and external employment law firms. You will also provide specialist guidance and support to finance, legal, compliance, internal audit and procurement with regards to legislation and regulation.

Parkinson Lee are looking to speak to individuals that can demonstrate:

•Commercially focused HR leadership experience at board level, ideally operating within a number one HR position, or a number two looking to take a step up into a first time CPO appointment

•Experience of working within a regulated background, preferably Financial Services

•Working knowledge of rewards and recognition from a regulation / compliance background, understanding legal and financial frameworks

•Strong leadership skills with a passion for mentoring and coaching high performing teams / individuals

•Proven business acumen with the ability to make a positive contribution to wider business strategies

•Strong emotional intelligence, excellent communication skills and stakeholder management couple with a passion for supporting internal staff and external partners

•Proven Talent Acquisition, able to attract, hire, train and develop top talent focusing on diversity and inclusion

•Experience working within a fast paced, changeable environment and able to challenge and stand by decisions

•Able to be office based in Milton Keynes c3 days a week for the first year

In return, our client is offering significant six figure salary and wider executive benefits package. For more information, please contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Marketing Director – FMCG Drinks
Sheffield Toggle

Marketing Director – FMCG Drinks

Salary: gbp90000 - gbp120000 per annum + Excellent executive level benefits
Location: Sheffield
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESSH-41153

Job Description


Marketing Director – FMCG Drinks

South Yorkshire – Hybrid (3 days)

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for a Marketing Director for a fast growing NPD driven innovative drinks organisation.

Reporting into the MD, this role is crucial to the ongoing growth that our client has achieved over the last few years. As a natural strong leader, you will be instrumental in driving the team to success. The team covers; Design, PR & Digital Content, Brand, Customer Marketing & Events and Insight.

Key Responsibilities:

• To provide leadership, direction and management of the marketing team for a portfolio of brands

• Work closely with the board to influence the broader business and deliver profitable growth for existing Brands and develop new opportunities or new Brands

• Work in hand with the Sales Director to ensure the sales team are given up to date market intel and marketing support

• Be the leading brand ambassador for the business – further developing and defining the brand narrative as well as the creative both internally and externally

• Define brand opportunities through market landscape and consumer analysis to maximise commercial product opportunities

• Spearhead the exploration of Digital – content marketing, SEO and social media to provide added value to existing customers and acquire new ones

• Continue to build proactive relationships with external partners and agencies

• Work in partnership with the team to present customer specific range plans, focusing on all aspects of commercialisation (POS, merchandising, storytelling, promotion/launch and product placement)

Requirements:

• High performing Manager across Marketing and Commercial Experience ideally within the drink industry

• Proven track record in developing and delivering brand growth plans

• Some On-trade experience preferred

• Strong leadership and communication skills

• Highly numerate and commercial thinking with a clear ability to present robust and compelling insight / direction

• Ability to lead and develop a high performing team of marketing professionals

• Focussed on delivering results and both continuous personal and professional development

• Strong business and financial acumen and understanding of overall business objectives with a proven track record of delivering sustainable and profitable growth

This is fantastic opportunity for a commercially focused Marketing leader to join a innovative, rapidly growing FMCG business.

In return our client is offering a basic salary of £90,000 – £120,000 + Excellent Executive level benefits

For more information please contact Sarah-Lee Neesam at Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

Assignment Managed By:

Sarah-Lee Neesam
Sarah-Lee Neesam

Phone: 07967 644 005 / 01709 723 248
Email: s.neesam@parkinsonlee.com
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Chief Financial Officer
West Yorkshire Toggle

Chief Financial Officer

Salary: Six Figure + Exec Bens
Location: West Yorkshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-40836

Job Description


Parkinson Lee are the retained partners to a £50million turnover, fast growing, highly entrepreneurial family-owned manufacturing organisation in the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer. This is a business with a strong heritage and reputation for high quality, bespoke products. They are a market leader in the UK.

The business has experienced exponential growth in recent years and is now looking to maximise its scale by realising all profitable opportunities open to them.

They are very people focussed and customer centric business, and in recent years have gradually become vertically integrated with the aim of delivering a consistent and reliable customer experience, they go above and beyond to exceed expectations.

The Executive Leadership Team are now focussed on developing their brand further with a series of rebranding initiatives being introduced and significant increased allocation to their marketing spend in 2023.

After a successful number of years with the business, the current CFO will leave during 2023, as a result an opportunity now exists for a new Chief Financial Officer.

The CFO will lead a large finance team in addition to taking responsibility for the IT, Analytics, Property Management, Legal and Regulatory and Compliance business units. The CFO will work closely with the Board to continue to execute their strategic vision to ensure all opportunities are maximised in a financially efficient manner with the key focus on EBITDA growth.

Parkinson Lee are searching for a CFO with the following attributes:

•An experienced CFO / Finance Director who has been in a number one finance role within an SME of at least £20million revenue

•A solid understanding of consumer focussed manufacturing

•Multi-site experience

•Proven multi-disciplined leadership skills with the ability to mentor, coach and develop staff to increase the depth of talent across the company

•A proven background with improving operational process and financial performance to drive profit and EBITDA

•Excellent communication skills across all dimensions of the business (shop floor to the boardroom) with an open-door policy

•An individual who continuously builds relationships with key stakeholders within the business and externally with banks, auditors, etc.

•Promoting the continuous development of the company’s culture and values to ensure a high level of employee engagement and wellbeing

•Previous experience of working within family owned or private businesses would be an advantage

•Confident, outgoing personality with a passion for leading teams

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious CFO who is looking to establish their career within a dynamic, highly performing business where they will work closely with the Board and SLT to help drive growth, engagement and performance. In return our client is looking to offer a significant Six Figure basic salary + executive benefits package.

For more details, please e-mail your CV

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Interim Project Director – Business Transformation
Yorkshire Toggle

Interim Project Director – Business Transformation

Salary: gbp1000 - gbp1500 per day
Location: Yorkshire
Type: Contract
Ref Number: ESRL-40853

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently partnering with a significant, Yorkshire Based, financial services organisation in the appointment of a Project Director – Business Transformation.

Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Executive Leadership team, this is a high profile appointment which will deliver a highly confidential, business wide strategic project.

Key Responsibilities will include:

•Providing a confidential project management leadership service, taking responsibility for the full project lifecycle from inception to delivery

•Reporting progress milestones to the CEO and broader governance committees on a monthly basis

•Act as the main point of contact to senior stakeholders and shareholders, providing robust project leadership and acting as business advisor

•Taking responsibility for the progress of various workstreams, including development and management of project plans, management of risk and issues mitigation and resolution

The ideal candidate will have a background in Consultancy or Strategic Project Leadership within the Financial Services Sector.

In addition, we will be looking for you to demonstrate:

•Evidence of successfully owning enterprise transformation strategic projects

•Core consulting competency including but not limited to planning, organising, managing the client and engagement, problem solving, decision making, risk assessment, leadership, client service orientation

•Experience of working successfully under pressure at the C Suite level

to deliver against critical milestones

•Extensive stakeholder management experience

•Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate and engage effectively with senior level, internal and external stakeholders with differing interests

This will be a 6 month contract initially, with the possibility of extending to 12 months.

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Chief People Officer
Milton Keynes Toggle

Chief People Officer

Salary: £six figure + exec bens
Location: Milton Keynes
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-40627

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are the retained partner to the Personal Group Holdings Plc, one of the UK’s leading employee benefit and insurance firms, in the search to appointment a new Chief People Officer.

Personal Group has a vision to help organisations build and maintain a healthy, happy and productive workforce. Through their insurances and bespoke benefit platforms, their purpose is to protect the unprotected and connect the unconnected. The company has a turnover of circa £75 million turnover and employs around 270 people.

AIM-listed since 2000, their strategy is focused on widening their footprint across a broader range of industries, predominantly by driving insurance sales through new and existing channels, transforming reward and benefits, and accelerating their SME offering.

Demand for their services has never been greater as employers put an increased focus on improving their employee value propositions. Employers increasingly see employee benefits and well-being services as essential for recruiting and retaining staff in a competitive talent market.

The current CPO is set to retire this year, as a result an opportunity exists for a new CPO.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the CPO will be responsible for the Group’s people and cultural agenda. Taking overall management accountability for the HR function, leading and directing the associated operational activities to ensure alignment with the strategic aims and objectives of the organisation.

As a trusted partner to the leadership team, the CPO will be the subject specialist around people, culture, regulation, compliance and HR initiatives and solutions. They will be expected to drive organisational transformation and change, developing a high-performance HR service to support the company’s overall business strategy.

The CPO will be responsible for all departments within the HR function including HR Operations, Talent Acquisition and Development, HR Services, Reward & Benefits, Culture & Engagement plus Health & Safety/Facilities Management.

Key Responsibilities:

•Develop the HR strategy that delivers against commercial business requirements

•Provide strategic direction to the business in key activities including leadership development, talent management, succession planning and resource planning

•Provide executive level coaching and mentoring to the Leadership Team on people issues, and in relation to their broader individual development journey towards becoming exceptional leaders

•Ensure the business manages its people agenda within legal and regulatory frameworks and all policies and practices are best practice, as well as ensuring all elements of people risk are appropriately and adequately controlled

•Participate in Remuneration Committee work as the internal lead for all things Reward, and work with Chair of Remuneration Committee to deliver the strategic agenda

•Help to reinforce and stitch together the culture and shared values across the business and employee lifecycles

•Ensure adequate training is delivered to give employees sufficient knowledge of their regulatory responsibilities

•Point of escalation/counsel for the HR Operations team on operational HR activities

•Manage all assigned cost centres, headcount and other budgets appropriately

•Provide ethical leadership and direction, role modelling the Company’s values and acting with integrity at all times

•Strategic and tactical decision making in conjunction with the CEO / Board / SLT on a broad range of people-focused topics (policy, ethical, values, financial, regulatory, legal etc.)

Key stakeholders will include the CEO, the Board and Board Committees, Senior Leadership Team, HR Team and external employment law firms. You will also provide specialist guidance and support to finance, legal, compliance, internal audit and procurement with regards to legislation and regulation.

Parkinson Lee are looking to speak to individuals that can demonstrate:

•Commercially focused HR leadership experience at board level, ideally operating within a number one HR position, or a number two looking to take a step up into a first time CPO appointment

•Experience of working within a regulated background, preferably Financial Services

•Working knowledge of rewards and recognition from a regulation / compliance background, understanding legal and financial frameworks

•Strong leadership skills with a passion for mentoring and coaching high performing teams / individuals

•Proven business acumen with the ability to make a positive contribution to wider business strategies

•Strong emotional intelligence, excellent communication skills and stakeholder management couple with a passion for supporting internal staff and external partners

•Proven Talent Acquisition, able to attract, hire, train and develop top talent focusing on diversity and inclusion

•Experience working within a fast paced, changeable environment and able to challenge and stand by decisions

•Able to be office based in Milton Keynes c3-4 days a week for the first year.

In return, our client is offering significant six figure salary and wider executive benefits package. For more information, please contact Parkinson Lee Executive Search.

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

Phone: 07590 529 274
Email: l.bhandal@parkinsonlee.com
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Group CFO
Yorkshire Toggle

Group CFO

Salary: £150000 - £200000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Exec Benefits
Location: Yorkshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESLB-40186

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently retained partners to a highly entrepreneurial, Global Manufacturing Organisation based in Yorkshire, in the appointment of a Group CFO.

You will join the Leadership team contributing to the Group’s strategic management whilst ensuring financial management globally aligns with the Group’s strategic objectives.

This appointment is of significant importance to the Group and will play a key role that will enable the business to continue its successful growth plans.

This role includes both direct and indirect line management of the IT and finance functions.

We are looking for a strong, motivational leader who is:

• A proven (CFO or FD) with extensive experience of financial leadership within a c£100m-£400m turnover within a manufacturing business

• Experienced in international and multisite operations

• A strategic thinker with the ability to translate into operational output

• Able to demonstrate gravitas and credibility and can forge relationships at pace

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, proven leader to join a highly entrepreneurial, growing group of businesses to play a pivotal role in the next phase of their development and success.

In return our client is offering a basic salary from £150-200k, plus executive level benefits and includes flexibility on work location, including Working from Home and Hybrid, and as a result we are looking for candidates on a National basis.

If so and for more information, please contact Lee Bhandal at

Assignment Managed By:

Lee Bhandal
Lee Bhandal

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

Salary: Competitive basic + bens
Location: Derbyshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-40303

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are retained partners to a highly successful, Advanced Engineering business in the appointment of a Projects Director to be based on site in East Midlands.

Reporting into the MD, the Projects Director, will be the subject matter expert for the business and will take full responsibility for the Project Management Group, ensuring successful execution of project (contract) works to be delivered on time, under budget, and in line with specification compliance (Quality, Technical and Commercial).

Key responsibilities:

•Work closely with the other Board to deliver the agreed Business plan

•Oversee the management of the Project Management & Procurement resources

•Develop the project management capability, through direct mentoring, coaching and governance

•Focus on planning, financial reporting and stakeholder management

•Demonstrate understanding of customer contracts / frameworks

•Understand NEC3 and JCT contracting methodologies

•Work to exceed Business gross margin targets, via strong project delivery and optimisation planning. Reporting progress to the Board of Directors

•Collaborate with areas outside of your direct control to ensure successful project execution

•Work with Sales to ensure appropriate commercial terms are accepted by the business, and that they are understood and governed during operational execution

•Ensure risk and reward is balanced on all terms and contracts

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for candidates with the following skill set:

•A proven track record of leading Projects Teams within a Manufacturing / Engineering setting

•A seasoned leader with experience of motivating high performing teams

•A commercial approach to ensuring projects are delivered on time and in budget

•Strong health, safety, environmental and operational management

•Knowledge of ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Projects Director to join a growing business, in a role that will expand to a full operational remit within the first 12 months (if successful in the primary role) and be a true business partner to the Managing Director

In return out client is offering a competitive basic salary plus benefits.

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Managing Director
Nottingham Toggle

Managing Director

Salary: gbp80000 - gbp100000 per annum + Generous bonus + equity potential
Location: Nottingham
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-40228

Job Description


Parkinson Lee Executive Search are currently exclusive partners with a well-established, SME manufacturer based in the East Midlands region to recruit a Managing Director.

In this commercially focused MD position, you will continue to support the companies next phase in growth by developing and implementing the strategy to support the overall business objectives.

The company is Private Equity backed and will be looking at growth opportunities both organically and through acquisition to form a larger group which could allow potential for this role to develop into a Group MD position for the right person.

Key responsibilities will include:

•Full P&L Management

•Strategy development and implementation

•Staff leadership, recruitment, and development

•Relationship management with key customers and new business development

•Identification, management, and integration of any M&A activity

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are looking for the following experience:

•A proven senior leader with experience working within the Building Products industries

•A commercially driven individual with relationships / contacts within the house building market across the East Midlands region

•Full P&L responsibility of a UK SME business.

•Experience of sales transformation and growth, leading high performing teams

•Knowledge of the production process

•Open on office base role, in the East Midlands area.

This is a fantastic opportunity for either a proven MD or Commercial / Sales Director looking to step up into a number 1 position, joining a business at a pivotal point in their growth.

In return our client is looking to offer a competitive basic salary with generous bonus and potential equity options.

For more information, please contact Rachael Lee on

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Managing Director
East Midlands / Derbyshire Toggle

Managing Director

Salary: Six Figure + Exec Bens
Location: East Midlands / Derbyshire
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESRL-39892

Job Description


Parkinson Lee are the retained partner to a Private Equity owned international, market leading provider of sustainable technologies and solutions, based in East Midlands / Derbyshire area.

Reporting into the Group CEO, the Managing Director will take full P&L responsibility for the business leading operational and sales transformation to make significant contribution in shaping the future of the group.

Leading an international team, you will develop and deliver the strategy to enable growth across your brands.

Key responsibilities will include:

•P&L management

•Business planning and strategy development

•Leadership of functions including operations, material management, customer service, project/product management and sales

•Product and service development to increase customer value

•Sales transformation

Parkinson Lee Executive Search are keen to speak to individuals who have the following skill set:

•An operationally focused MD from a fast-paced business environment

•Experience working in a Private Equity setting is preferable

•A manufacturing / product focused business where there is a focus on revenues achieved through exceptional aftersales care and service

•Multisite management, ideally with international exposure

•Experience building and leading highly engaged teams

•Ability to lead systematic sales transformation to achieve world class commercial performance

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Managing Director with is a proven track record of scaling businesses and driving bottom line and margin growth who is looking for a fast paced, demanding and highly rewarding challenge.

Our client is offering a substantial Six Figure salary and equity, and executive level benefits package for the successful candidate.

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

Managing Director
Lancashire Toggle

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.

Interim Project Manager / Director
Darlington Toggle

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.

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

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

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)
Yorkshire. Hybrid Working Toggle

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 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.

For more information please contact me on

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

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.

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.

Assignment Managed By:

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee

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

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