Commerce & Industry

Feel like there’s a shortage of specialist workers? It’s because we’ve already shortlisted them.

Fierce, competitive markets are where we really excel. And the Commerce & Industry sector is one of the strongest with strong competition in a niche field.  We help organisations seek out those rare finds and ensure they fit seamlessly into the company.

Where many sectors have best practice standards that can be readily transported into other industries, Commerce & Industry organisations typically require executives with either highly developed technical knowledge, or proven leadership experience understanding complex challenges of both scale and culture.

Our reputation is built on developing long-term, sustainable relationships with organisations in this sector, relying on our wealth of experience to swiftly and accurately deliver them the best interim and permanent executives.

Whether your organisation has a current skills gap, needs to launch a new product or service, or is attempting to turnaround a poorly performing project or department, we can provide you with experienced, performance-driven executives with the industry knowledge you need to make a genuine, lasting impact.

Drawing on our established, fully ISO 9001:2008 pre-qualified network, we can help you fill capability gaps, find skilled resources for business critical projects and programmes, and ultimately find new channels for cost savings and sustainable growth. Within the sector, we supply to functions and roles including:

We deliver across all functions, but the majority of executive search mandates and interim management assignments which we are engaged to execute for our Commerce & Industry clients are in the following areas:

Track Record

Interim IT Procurement Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5127
Location:
London
Salary:
£450 per day
Duration:
3 months

The Interim will have broad experience in procurement IT services. You will have experience in RFPs and contract management for IT outsourcing in a large corporate environment. You will report to the Commercial Director so be comfortable working with senior management.

Interim SQL Database designer
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5114
Location:
London
Salary:
£450+ per day
Duration:
6 Months

Our client is undertaking a global change programme and part of this is to centralise Managed Print Services. This covers countries around the world and over 100K users. The Interim will be responsible for gathering and collating data and designing a database which can help the planning team going forward. You will be able to produce reports to help analyse needs. You will be an experienced SQL designer and have excellent data analysis and management skills.

Interim SQL Database designer
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5114
Location:
London
Salary:
£450+ per day
Duration:
6 Months

Our client is undertaking a global change programme and part of this is to centralise Managed Print Services. This covers countries around the world and over 100K users. The Interim will be responsible for gathering and collating data and designing a database which can help the planning team going forward. You will be able to produce reports to help analyse needs. You will be an experienced SQL designer and have excellent data analysis and management skills.

Interim Commercial Lead – Shared Services
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5092
Location:
London
Salary:
£700+ per day
Duration:
6 months

The Interim Commercial Lead will have extensive experience of negotiating contracts with shared service suppliers. This project is a major public sector shared services programme so you will be working with senior management of customers and suppliers.

Interim HR Shared Services Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5070
Location:
London
Salary:
£750+ per day
Duration:
6 months

Our client is a large public sector organisation. You will have experience of leading the implementation of very large, complex HR Shared Services programmes. You will need very strong stakeholder management skills and be comfortable negotiating with Board level sponsors.

Interim Head of Construction – Europe
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5063
Location:
London
Salary:
£700 + per day
Duration:
12 months

Our client is a leading European data centre business, going through expansion to keep up with client demand. You will be responsible for overseeing new building projects across several European countries, managing a number of projects concurrently. You will establish new sites, manage the design, planning process through to procurement, and delivery. You will have extensive experience of managing multiple construction projects (up to £40m each), detailed knowledge of standard contracts and legal elements of them, and a track record of completing projects to time, budget and quality.

Interim Systems Accountant
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5051
Location:
London
Salary:
£500+ per day
Duration:
6 months

Our client is a leading global outsourcing company. You will be working with the R2R Global Process Owner to work on process improvement initiatives. You will need good experience in the FI/CO and ideally PA SAP modules. Experience of delivering a balance sheet reconciliation tool would also be useful. You must have experience of managing projects and working autonomously. You must by a qualified or part-qualified accountant.

Interim Systems Accountant
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5051
Location:
London
Salary:
£500+ per day
Duration:
6 months

Our client is a leading global outsourcing company. You will be working with the R2R Global Process Owner to work on process improvement initiatives. You will need good experience in the FI/CO and ideally PA SAP modules. Experience of delivering a balance sheet reconciliation tool would also be useful. You must have experience of managing projects and working autonomously. You must by a qualified or part-qualified accountant.

Interim Programme Manager – Life Sciences
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5032
Location:
London
Salary:
£700 per day
Duration:
3 - 6 months

Our client is a start-up in the life sciences field, helping SME businesses to get to market. They help them with research facilities, advice and introductions to potential funding opportunities. This role will sit at the heart of the business, monitoring progress of all the projects.

You will have strong programme management experience, specifically in a PMO and be trained in Lean Six Sigma methodology. You will need a good knowledge of the life cycle of clinical trials and the life sciences sector.

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

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