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 Finance Business Partner
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
KM271014
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is a financial services organisation which is going through a finance transformation.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Finance Business Partner role will involve:

  • working with the executive management team to ensure clear alignment between high level strategic objectives, detailed annual budget modelling right down to weekly team KPIs
  • identifying the key drivers of business profitability and demonstrating clear links between weekly business activity and financial performance
  • building strong relationships with the business to create a value added benefit

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Finance Business Partner is likely to be a qualified accountant with experience of doing a similar role in a financial services organisation.

Interim Finance Project Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
KM14348
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Our client is a financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment

The interim Finance Project Manager role will involve the following:

  • Managing the finance workstream
  • Organisational transformation
  • System items to include changes
  • Process improvement

The Interim Manager

The interim Finance Project Manager will ideally be an accountant with excellent programme management methodology who has undertaken a finance workstream in a programme. Good communications skills are essential as you will be dealing with everyone from the Board to junior people within the organisation. You will need to have experience as a finance transformation professional, good Programme management skills and an understanding of the technical aspects of finance. You MUST be immediately available.

Director of Strategy & Brand
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14357
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a global professional services body with an ambitious growth strategy.

The role
Our client is looking for a Director of Strategy & Brand to join the senior management team, responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the Strategy and Brand teams whose role it is to develop, deliver and monitor the strategic direction, voice and personality of the organisation. The post holder’s remit will include the following functions: strategy implementation, brand strategy and research, public relations, and publishing.

The Candidate
The Director of Strategy & Brand will possess the following essential experience: • educated to degree level or equivalent and holds a professional marketing qualification, MBA or equivalent • Substantial experience in roles which require a global organisation-wide, cross-functional strategic perspective on issues and challenges. • Passionate, creative, strategic individual who has extensive direct experience of managing, building and maintaining global brands. • significant experience of interacting with, influencing and working directly with executive boards or equivalent • significant experience working across all levels of a global enterprise, with demonstrated skill at building relationships • excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and external contacts and clients • a consultative approach to management with the ability to work in partnership with other teams and direct reports, but with the ability to lead change and introduce innovation • a highly-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic individual who is able to work with minimum supervision and with the ability to meet strict deadlines • excellent written and oral communication skills For further information or for an informal discussion please contact Jaimi Keemer on jaimi.keemer@green-park.co.uk or 020 7399 3993. The closing date for applications is: 28 March 2014.

Director of Marketing & Acquisition
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14356
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a global professional services body with an ambitious growth strategy.

The Role
Our client is looking for a Director of Marketing & Acquisition to join the senior management team. The post holder will have responsibility for leading the corporate Marketing team and ensuring that ‘in-market’ marketing and acquisition/sales plans are developed and executed effectively and efficiently to accelerate growth. The area will bring together performance insights, with marketing and sales to achieve business targets. The Director will have responsibility for all corporate marketing, promoting research and insights policy work, managing the social media sites and marketing to members.

The Candidate
The Director of Marketing & Acquisition will possess the following essential experience: • Experience of operating at senior leadership level, and leading a significant Marketing function in a B2C and B2B environment within a multinational organisation. • Strong understanding of the overall digital marketing ecosystem, including channel specific best practice, technology and data solutions. • Expertise in direct response performance marketing, acquisition and optimisation techniques. • Current working knowledge of marketing campaign optimisation. • Working knowledge of major online analytics and testing platforms such as Google Analytics and Visual Web Optimiser or similar. • Highly analytical and data-driven mind. • The ability to be an effective communicator at all levels both internally and externally is essential as is a track record in building and developing trust and confidence across the organisation, through stakeholder engagement and influencing senior level management teams. • Educated to degree level with a professional qualification in marketing, MBA or equivalent. For further information or for an informal discussion please contact Jaimi Keemer on jaimi.keemer@green-park.co.uk or 0207 399 3993. The closing date for applications is 28th March 2014.

Interim Risk Analyst
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
KM14363
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
Interim Risk Analyst

The Client

Our client is a financial services organisation who are going through a finance transformation and is looking for three interim Risk Analysts of different levels who have experience in Retail Banking. 

The Interim Manager 

The successful interim Risk Analysts must have excellent, proven stakeholder management skills and a background in either Database, Technical or Infrastructure security.

Interim HR Consultant
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JS14371
Location:
South West
Salary:
£400 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Cient
Our Client is a financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim HR Consultant will:

• Support the change HRBPs through a collective consultation process that forms part of an integration programme. Activities will include meeting organisation and room bookings etc.

• Partner line managers in individual consultation meetings; provide guidance, take and write up notes, interpret and implement policy and principles associated with the programme.

• Work closely with the programme HR Analyst to ensure all data of in scope employees and contractors is accurate and kept up to date at all times. • Work closely with the Project Manager to ensure the activities are aligned with the P&O programme and look forward to ensure good preparation.

• Partner with HR Operations to ensure all individual paperwork and communication messages are accurate and issued in a timely manner.

• Manage the appeals process.

• Carry out ad-hoc activities to support the P&O Workstream throughout the consultation period.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim HR Consultant will have a good ER track record and prior experience in a Financial Services, Professional Services, Utilities or Telecoms would be highly advantageous.

Capital Modelling Director
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
SS14437
Location:
London
Salary:
£250k - £300k depending on package

The Client
Our client is a global consulting group which is experiencing significant growth and is looking to appoint a senior member within their capital modelling team. The Capital Modelling Director will be expected to be involved in a wide variety of assignments, ranging from working with clients to improving the performance of their business through capital modelling. They are specifically looking for experienced capital modelling actuaries who have either been working in a company or as a consultant advising companies.

The Role
The Capital Modelling Director will have responsibility for: • Providing a commercial perspective and suggest practical solutions to clients for optimisation and streamlining of their internal controls, processes and capital modelling data flows and manage teams to implement these solutions • Being highly aware of market and regulatory developments and be pro-active in identifying the challenges and opportunities they create and helping clients to strategically position themselves in a changing market place • Having extensive experience with one or more of the major market capital modelling software packages and the implementation of a capital model in a practical business environment • Showing leadership in developing the capital modelling offering for our clients, identifying upcoming areas of demand driven by regulatory and market trends and actively targeting clients and leading proposals

The Candidate
The Capital Modelling Director must have: • Strong knowledge of the general insurance industry built up from at least 5 years of experience • The ability to apply your knowledge in practical and commercial situations • Excellent communication skills • Experience of managing people, projects and client relationships • A solid academic track record, ideally a degree in Actuarial Science or a quantitative subject, and good progress towards a recognised actuarial qualification

Interim Head of Strategic Financial Planning
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
KM211086
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate

The Client

Our client requires an Interim Head of Strategic Financial Planning.

The Role

The role of the interim Head of Strategic Planning involves ownership of the bank’s strategic financial modelling capability and accountability for strategic financial analyses. This includes maintaining and developing the model itself, currently Excel based, thought leadership in the development of strategic analytical and decision making tools and responsibility for maintaining the multi-year financial plan and stakeholder reporting of actuals against such plan. The person will be required to develop insight into the bank’s performance and plans, and assist the CEO and CFO in challenging the business. The overarching aim is to assist the executive committee in maximising the enterprise value of the bank through optimising value generating activities and returns, and all other objectives are in support of this.

Interim Financial Controller
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
KM13598
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client is looking for a fluent Italian speaker who understands Italian accounting standards and the Italian regulator.

The Role

The interim role includes managing the regional aspect of a new global finance system implementation. 

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a capital markets background to help drive the organisational restructure and to move the corporate functions from geography lead to corporate lead. 

Interim Financial Controller
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL13896
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client, a utiltiies company, require an Interim Financial Controller with a blue chip background at Financial Controller, Group Financial Controller or Finance Director level.

The Person

Ideal candidates should demonstrate experience of having worked in logistics or services businesses. The individual must have a very good strategic background, an eye for detail and must be ACA qualified. 

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