Professional Services

Following the economic upheaval and reset economy, there is fierce competition for the highest calibre talent as organisations look to rebuild and revitalise.

However, the candidate market has also changed, characterised by more conservative, risk-averse behaviours – meaning candidates are far less open to moving to new opportunities. At Green Park, we have a demonstrable track record helping our clients across the Private and Public sectors to secure the best new talent, ensuring we convert identification into attraction by pro-actively positioning you as an employer of choice.

Green Park’s Professional Services & Management Consultancy recruitment team focuses on high-level executive placements.  We concentrate exclusively on identifying and attracting executives across market sectors and service lines, placing Senior Managers through to VP / Partners.  The team at Green Park understands the complexity and subtleties of a matrix organisation, bringing clarity, transparency and open communication to any recruitment exercise we are engaged to deliver. We work with a range of firms across the industry that range from ‘Big Four’ to boutique strategy houses with particular traction across business change and transformation, sales and business development, IT consulting and business strategy.

We deliver the bulk of our work with major consulting and professional services firms, in-house consulting teams of large corporates, professional services arms of major systems integrators and technology / software vendors, as well as niche consultancies. We are deeply committed to building long-term relationships with clients, providing flexible resourcing solutions with a tailored approach to each individual requirement.  We also develop long term relationships with our candidates, providing them accurate and impartial advice on their career options, as well as pro-actively presenting their details to our client base where appropriate.

To see a selection of the previous high profile Professional Services assignments we have been mandated to assist, please view the track record section at the bottom of this page.

As you will see, whilst we deliver across all functions, the majority of executive search mandates and interim management assignments which we are engaged to execute for our Professional Services clients are in the following areas:

Track Record

Interim Outsourcing Transition Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5875
Location:
London
Salary:
£450 per day
Duration:
3 - 6 Months

A global corporate is outsourcing its Finance function to a major outsourcer and needs 2 transition managers to ensure the changeover goes smoothly. Some is going to India and some to a  European Service centre. You will have experience, either from working in an outsourcer or in a company that has gone through this process.

 

Interim Head of Business Development
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5807
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
3 Months

The Client
Our client, an independent employee-owned research and consultancy organisation which supports and champions the delivery of social impact are looking to hire an Interim Head of Business Development for a period of 6 months. The organisation works with public, private and third sector organisations to deliver research and insight, evaluation and impact analysis, and stakeholder/public engagement.

The Interim Assignment
The role will be to update and, where necessary, establish effective systems for business development across the organisation and to develop the overall approach to BD including embedding effective practices. The role will also be tasked with helping implementing the business development plan, establish the approach to key account management and understand the markets including developing sector BD plans. The role will also be tasked with carrying out targeted external BD activities, including direct client representation, in order to generate new markets, business and sales, representing the organisation to key partners and developing new partnership relationships in support of the overarching strategy. The role will also include raising the profile of the organisation through networking, social media etc while developing effective resources and messaging to help sell the organisations services and products to current and new clients. The post holder will also help colleagues understand and keep abreast of key trends and drivers in our relevant markets by collating and sharing insights into market trends.

The Interim Manager
Applicants will have a strong track record of significant success in business development and client relationship management in similar fee-earning organisations and in similar markets (public, third sector, utilities, infrastructure). Applicants will also have an in depth understanding of at least two of the organisations’ core market sectors (health, social care, voluntary sector, infrastructure, utilities and transport). 

Internal Communications Consultant – Public Sector
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
LA5710
Location:
North West
Salary:
£550+ per day
Duration:
6 Months

The Client
A management consultancy with a unique commercial model who are now looking to recruit an Internal Communications Manager to lead the internal client communications in a North West Local Authority.

The Interim Assignment
The purpose of the role is to lead communications deliverables for a client project as part of a broader operational consultancy team.  Working with a Local Authority in the UK to recognise the importance of effective internal communication and engagement leading to a successful project outcome.

Responsibilities
Work as part of an operational consultancy team, taking the lead on the project communications strategy and deliverables and supporting the team in delivering the key messages, through coaching and mentoring where appropriate

Take full responsibility for sourcing, creating, and finalising all communications materials, including creating of intranet and newsletter articles and case studies, posters and other branded materials; as well as events management

Proactively leading the client engagement work where required, through kick-off events and workshops

  • Build an effective communications strategy based on the SWOT analysis, stakeholder analysis and existing channels/tools in the client organisation

  • Scope and draft communications materials tailored to different audiences and stages of the change programme (e.g. key messages, leader scripts, Q&As, slides, campaign posters, online content, etc.)

The Interim Manager

  1. Strong internal communications experience, especially change communications, ideally within a large public sector organisation, a commercial business or a large-scale consultancy.  An understanding of marketing and design is desirable
  2. Proven track-record of developing change communications strategies, with methods to measure impact and effectiveness
  3. Ability to successfully engage with stakeholders, including in-house communications teams, to confirm who is accountable for deliverables
  4. Ideally will have worked in a large management consultancy           

 

 

 

Internal Communications Consultant – Construction and/or Manufacturing
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
LA5709
Location:
North West
Salary:
£550+ per day
Duration:
6 Months

Mandatory requirment for applicants is that they must have a current SC Level Security Clearance

The Client
A management consultancy with a unique commercial model who are now looking to recruit an Internal Communications Manager to lead the internal client communications in a project team on a major client site.

The Interim Assignment
The purpose of the role is to lead communications deliverables for a client project as part of a broader operational consultancy team.  Working with a private sector engineering and aerospace client in the UK to recognise the importance of effective internal communication and engagement leading to a successful project outcome.

Responsibilities

Work as part of an operational consultancy team, taking the lead on the project communications strategy and deliverables and supporting the team in delivering the key messages, through coaching and mentoring where appropriate

Take full responsibility for sourcing, creating, and finalising all communications materials, including creating of intranet and newsletter articles and case studies, posters and other branded materials; as well as events management

Proactively leading the client engagement work where required, through kick-off events and workshops

  • Build an effective communications strategy based on the SWOT analysis, stakeholder analysis and existing channels/tools in the client organisation

  • Scope and draft communications materials tailored to different audiences and stages of the change programme (e.g. key messages, leader scripts, Q&As, slides, campaign posters, online content, etc.)

The Interim Manager

  1. Strong internal communications experience, especially change communications, ideally within a large public sector organisation, a commercial business or a large-scale consultancy.  An understanding of marketing and design is desirable
  2. Proven track-record of developing change communications strategies, with methods to measure impact and effectiveness
  3. Ability to successfully engage with stakeholders, including in-house communications teams, to confirm who is accountable for deliverables
  4. Ideally will have worked in a large management consultancy             

              

 

Interim CFO EMEA – Southern region
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5607
Location:
London
Salary:
£1000+ per day
Duration:
6 months

A global business services organisation is going through a major merger. They need to integrate the 2 businesses and make significant changes to the finance operating model, leading to business efficiencies and cost savings. The global financial transformation plan is underway. You will cover the southern European region, based out of London, reporting to the EMEA CFO. In some countries there are currently 2 finance teams and P&L’s which must be merged, the company is also actively looking at acquisitions so investment appraisals must be made to plan for future integrations. You will have been a CFO of a multi country business, ideally speak French, and overseen major integrations.

Interim EMEA CIO
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
JH5511
Location:
London
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

A global professional services firm needs an Interim CIO for their EMEA region. Following a recent acquisition you will initially help to integrate the 2 businesses. Ideally you will have worked for a B2B organisation and have good integration experience. The business has over 5000 employees in the region with well over $500m revenues. You will work closely with the Global CIO (US Based) and the EMEA leadership in London. There will be a reasonable amount of travel across the region.

 

Interim Marketing Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
LA5512
Location:
UK
Salary:
£700 per day
Duration:
6-7 Months

The Client
A trailblazing consultancy with a unique commercial model backed by a track record of consistently delivering client programme ROI objectives who are now looking to recruit a Marketing Lead to join their growing Marketing & Business Development team.

The Role
The key objective of the role is to work with the leadership teams of some of the key sector practices to design marketing plans and deliver multi-channel marketing activities (including digital marketing) that will support achievement of those practices' business development (including lead generation) objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Development and execution of marketing activities designed to support business development and recruitment objectives
  • Creation of a calendar of marketing activity (including social media, PR, advertising, conferences, events and sponsorships) to raise brand awareness and generate leads in key target sectors
  • Creation/collating/shaping of marketing content/collateral (incl. case studies) for website and PR use, by working closely with copywriters and sector teams
  • Development and management of relationships with media, suppliers (i.e. agencies, associates etc.) and third party trade/member associations
  • Use of innovative tools and technologies to facilitate achievement of marketing objectives
  • Work with the in-house Research team to identify potential external partnerships and create briefing packs for specific opportunities
  • Identify and manage charity event opportunities
  • Provision of bid-management support (e.g. collating bid materials/documentation) on specific business development/tendering opportunities

The Candidate

  • Good understanding of what it is to market/sell to clients
  • Experience of designing and executing marketing plans/activities in the B2B arena (including research, brand awareness, lead generation, digital marketing and social media, content generation, events management, PR, agency management) is essential
  • Experience of working in a Marketing role in a professional services environment is preferred
  • Strong team-working, stakeholder-management and influencing skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Energy, enthusiasm and ambition
Interim Head of HR Operations
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JS5267
Location:
London
Salary:
c.£1000 per day
Duration:
6-12 months

The client
Our client, a global Professional Services company requires an Interim Head of HR Operations to own the strategic delivery of all HR operations processes and activities across the business to include design, efficiency and effectiveness of processes through standardisation, optimisation and automation of real time, accurate HR systems and processes.

The Interim Assignment
The successful candidate will be responsible for optimising operations to provide high standards of customer service in preparation for scalability within a shared service environment; as well as working with senior global stakeholders in HR, Technology and Business Lines to design and implement globally scalable and highly optimal solutions and service delivery.
Key responsibilities will include:

  • Accountable for the HR Systems and infrastructure which supports real-time data and management information contained in HR Systems
  • To optimise and prepare HR Operations for potential transfer to shared service environment
  • Budget and Resource accountability for systems optimisation
  • Accountable for the management and service quality levels in Global HR Operations
  • Manage relationships and negotiations with vendors
  • Define and develop the global HR Operations strategy as well as the HR Operations systems strategy
  • Accountable for all HRIS and reporting across the business

The Interim Manager
The ideal candidate will have:

  • HR or Operations professional with an understanding of HR processes and policies and related operational aspects
  • Track record of delivering technological and operational change to support HR customer service delivery
  • Experience in managing global payrolls, HR systems and infrastructure
  • Ideally experienced working within an HR Shared Service environment
  • Experienced working in change environments
  • Excellent stakeholder relationship building skills
Head of Digital Delivery
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH4865
Location:
Scotland
Salary:
£700 - £800 per day
Duration:
3-6 months

The Client
Our client is a public sector organisation undergoing huge transformation.

The Assignment
Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer the interim Head of Digital Delivery will be responsible for setting the strategy for digital delivery and defining the customer journey as the organisation seeks to become a customer focussed centre of excellence. Through digital delivery they are looking to reduce call volumes, improve performance measures and increase customer satisfaction.

The Interim Manager
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in delivering high quality digital services using agile project management techniques.

Head of Sales Delivery - ACCA
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14467
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) the global body for professional accountants has an ambitious growth strategy to be recognised as the leading global professional accountancy body in reputation, influence and size. We now seek a Head of Sales Delivery to drive efficient and effective sales performance. This is a newly created role as part of a much wider organisational transformation programme designed to move the ACCA to a more commercially focused organisation. This is a senior team leadership role reporting to the Director, Marketing and Acquisition and will be based in London. The role will involve international and UK travel. The following experience is sought: • Experience of leading sales/business development and client management teams within a multinational consumer/retail organisation (i.e., B2B or B2C business development leadership). • Experience of re-engineering sales teams to drive performance. • Evidence of improving performance across all aspects of sales and client management processes. • Experience of collaborating with business functions to shape propositions and go-to-market strategies • Beneficial to have experience of analytical research and competitor intelligence. • Excellent analytical/numeracy skills with the ability to interpret data and to summarise information to enable effective decision making. Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to julie.hacon@green-park.co.uk

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