Business & Support Services

Access the best B2B, Business and Support Services senior level professionals in our global network.

Thanks to our extensive, established national and global networks, Green Park are able to offer you the very best senior-level professionals to enhance your workforce.

Over the years, we’ve built a solid reputation in recruiting within the Business Outsourcing and Support Services space and work with customers in a collaborative way to ensure we understand your specific needs, pressures and specifications.

Clients value our inside knowledge and deep understanding of the complexities and challenges their businesses face, which helps us to swiftly and accurately identify and attract the right individuals who can deliver the most value in the shortest possible time.We differentiate ourselves by results, our guidance, networks and process helps us protect our customer’s best interests.

We deliver across all functions, but the majority of executive search mandates and interim management assignments that we we execute are in the following areas:

Track Record

Property & Procurement Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
JS6738
Location:
UK
Salary:
£120000 - £150000 Per Year

The Client
Our client, a rapidly expanding technology business is looking to recruit a Property & Procurement Director to manage their Procurement and Property spend, whilst improving and transforming a function to generate commercial benefits for the business and meet its third party supplier and property needs. The role will lead a team of category managers, working closely with the business units, to provide advice on supplier decisions and manage high value tenders; as well as ensuring the Group Property Strategy is implemented.

The Assignment

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Implementation of five year Group Property Strategy (Property Acquisitions, Disposals, Fit-outs, Dilapidations, Relocations and M&A Due Diligence / Integration),
  • Real Estate Business as Usual (Critical Event Management, Lease Compliance, Renewals, Licences for Works/Sublets, Lease Administration & Data, Rent Payment, Business Rates, Insurance and Lease Audit),
  • FM and Operations Business as Usual (H&S Compliance, Operations Management, Minor Works, PPM Strategy, Operational Budgets, Energy Audits & Buying, Third Party Management).
  • Strategic leadership of a team of professional procurement personnel to deliver savings targets and develop best practice procurement processes.

The Manager

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant previous experience in a leadership role in a procurement function where you have been responsible for designing and delivering procurement strategy across an organisation.
  • Extensive experience in managing a UK portfolio of property.
  • Experience of transforming and improving a procurement and property team or function.
  • Experience of achieving significant savings through analysis of group spend and identification of key cost saving opportunities and improving supply.
  • Experience gained in financial services, technology or complicated regulated environments is preferred.
  • Experience of improving processes and procedures to support better buying across an organisation.
  • Previous experience gained across multiple categories of spend, in particular technology categories.
  • Experience of managing sensitive, critical and complicated third party supplier contractors.
  • Experience of successfully delivering cost savings and improved business performance.
  • CIPS qualifications and/or membership of a professional property management body would be advantageous.
  • Operational experience in managing outsourced FM service relationships.
  • Strong analytic skills, comfortable using fact-based analysis to support business decision making.
  • Excellent people and relationship building skills; a strong communicator, powerful levels of persuasion and experience of building board level/C-Suite relationships.
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills with experience of successfully building and leading teams.
Interim M&A Consultant
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH6628
Location:
London
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
6 Months

Our client; a leading international corporate is looking to divest one of its divisions.

They require an experienced M&A consultant who can help to oversee this process, from setting up the Data room, preparing the presentation for potential buyers and the due diligence.

You will have worked on a number of disposals or carve outs of plc businesses and have experience of dealing with Board members.

Procurement Commercial Leaders - Property, Estates and People
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
JR5373
Location:
London
Salary:
competitive
Duration:
Permanent

Our client is presently undergoing a complete transformation of its Procurement capability to create a function that provides innovative and effective commercial arrangements that will support the organisation in delivering against its strategic and financial objectives.

To lead this transformation they are seeking high calibre leaders to drive commercial and procurement processes for contracts that often have multi billion pound values and involve complex stakeholder engagements.

As a specialist in Commercial Management successful candidates will play a key role in working with a global supply base to transform the way our client procures and drives commerciality through its supply chain.

Applicants will need to demonstrate deep category expertise in either Property, Estates or People and be an outstanding leader with a track record in building highly effective teams and influential relationships with multiple stakeholder groups.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 9th September 2015.

For further information and to apply please:  publicsectorresponses@green-park.co.uk quoting job reference number in the subject field: 5373

Commercial Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA5296
Location:
South East
Salary:
Competitive salary
Duration:
Permanent

The Client

We are supporting CIMA on the recruitment of a new Commercial Director. CIMA is the world's largest and leading international professional body of management accountants. The organisation has an extensive global reach with more than 227,000 members and students in 179 countries. CIMA members work at the heart of business in industry, commerce and not for profit organisations.

The Role

The Commercial Director is a newly created role to help shape the future of the organisation as a dynamic membership body. The Commercial Director will be responsible for leading and managing specific commercial relationships, global sales of non-core qualification products and services, key account management to deliver CIMA’s strategic objectives and grow commercial revenues. The new director will also be responsible for identifying opportunities for new products and services.

The Ideal Candidate

This needs a determined individual who can bring fresh insights and ideas to CIMA in order to deliver dramatic change. Energy and dynamism coupled with a clear customer focus are paramount. The onus is to shape the sales function and create a legacy of ongoing achievement. The ability to influence and engage internal and external stakeholders will be key to success. Tenacity and resilience are important skills to possess.

Key Skills and abilities:

  • Customer orientated
  • Consultative selling skills
  • Strategic vision and planning capabilities
  • People management and leadership
  • Successful and proven commercial management skills
  • Proven track record of success in selling intangible benefits to customers
  • Contract development and management

For more information please go to our microsite www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/cima or contact Jaimi Keemer for a confidential discussion. 

Interim Recruitment Specialist
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
SW4872
Location:
London
Salary:
£400 Per Day

The Client 
Green Park are partnering with a leading Engineering brand who are looking to recruit an experienced Interim Recruitment Specialist for a period of up to six months. 

The Interim Assignment 
The Interim Recruitment Specialist will be required to provide end-to-end recruitment at a senior level, supporting heavy industry and infrastructure projects. 

The Interim Manager 
The successful Interim Recruitment Specialist must have a proven track record at supporting the executive team in a recruitment business partner role in a similar industry. You must be able to be flexible in terms of working processes and be able to support multiple locations across the country, so the ability to travel within the role is essential.

Interim Group Chief Information Officer
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
RT5045
Location:
London
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
Interim

My client is a Fortune 100 sized business with international operations in the services sector.

I am interested in speaking to CIO candidates who have:

  • Fortune or FTSE 100 experience at Group CIO level experience
  • Post transformation leadership experience in companies of 10,000 plus staff
  • A agile and flexible approach to customer deliver, and an cable and approachable management style
  • Available for assignment in a maximum of 12 working days

If you feel that you fulfil these four criteria, I would like to have a conversation with you and learn more about your requirements and explain our selection process on this opportunity.

Interim Chief Financial Officer – Iberia
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14906
Location:
South West
Salary:
€1200 Per Day
Duration:
4 months

The Client

Green Park are partnering with a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions.

We require an Interim Chief Financial Officer to join a newly established programme team who have been appointed with the challenge of completing a European business review, country by country of failing units in need of turn around / restructuring.

This Interim Chief Financial Officer will take over the running of the Iberia business, they will need to be fluent in Spanish and English and already based within Iberia regions.

The Interim Assignment

The assignment will surround a partnership with a change programme team appointed to create an end to end business review and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation, design and implementation of a turnaround model that will dynamically restructure the environment to balance competing priorities, including closely managing liquidity, anticipating unforeseen risks and opportunities, and communicating with key constituents.

Your remit will be running the Iberia regions delivering the implementation of change, you will need to be an established CFO who is fluent in Spanish as well as English. You will need to be considered a change management expert with multiple case studies of implementation and turnaround, including company restructuring and disposals both within large and small arenas.

As a change CFO you will have also needed to have exposure of parenting foreign companies, eg. UK, US, NL (Private Equity shareholders ideally)

As a turnaround professional you will need to demonstrate a practical, results-oriented mind-set that understands that, in these situations, failure is not an option.

The Interim Manager

You will need to be an expert CFO with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring environments. You will have gained this exposure through tenure at a leading global services, technology or telecommunications firm.

You must BE already based within the Iberia region, be fluent in Spanish as well as English.

Interim Financial Controller
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH14893
Location:
London
Salary:
£550 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a large outsourcing business.

The Interim Assignment
This role is to work in the management team for a large Government contract, reporting to the FD. You will be responsible for planning the regular management reports, as well as being involved in giving commercial and financial direction to the development of a recovery plan for the contract. The Interim Manager will also assist in the transfer of accounting to a SAP system in a Shared Service Centre. The role will be split between London and the Midlands.

The Interim Manager

The successful interim manager will have the following skills and experience:

  • experience of working on large outsourcing contracts
  • 5 year + post qualified ACA or ACCA
  • experience of working in a FTSE 250 company in a similar role (essential)
  • knowledge or long term outsourcing contracts with government (highly desirable)
  • proven track record of finance control skills
Interim Purchase to Pay (P2P) Transformation Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14859
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, with revenues in the billions.

We require an Interim Purchase 2 Pay Transformation Lead to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre.

The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.

The Interim Management Assignment
The interim Purchase to Pay Transformation Lead will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre.

The interim manager will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, reviewing the current purchase to pay process and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation on how to merge the country/business unit into the shared service centre.

The design and feasibility have already been completed therefore we are now into implementation of the programme. You will need to of completed multiple shared service establishments in the past ideally across global countries with a heavy presence in Europe.

This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.

The Interim Manager 
The Interim Manager will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering R2R and P2P with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments.

This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity.

Individuals who have qualified within a big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure in retail, telecommunications or technology will be given preference upon application however again this is not a necessity.

Interim Lead OTC / O2C Subject Matter Expert
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14863
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions. We require an Interim Lead OTC / O2C Subject Matter Expert to sit within a transformational role to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre and report to the Programme Director. The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.

The Interim Assignment
The assignment will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The Interim Lead OTC/ O2C Subject Matter Expert  will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, you’re remit will be to work with the programme transformation teams of R2R and P2P with a focus on OTC / O2C. Ideally you will have at least 10 years’ experience within OTC / O2C making you a subject matter expert, you will additional need exposure to pricing, contracts and revenue recognition. This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Lead OTC/ O2C Subject Matter Expert will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering OTC / O2C with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments. This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday, Ideally you will be multi-lingual within European languages however this is not a necessity. Individuals who have qualified within big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure will be given favourability upon application however again this is not a necessity.

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