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Executive Search Recruitment Consultant

REF: GJAM 1 - 137  
Job Type:
Job Title: Executive Search Recruitment Consultant
Company Description: Recruitment Consultant
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Permanent  
Remuneration: £18k - 25k per year (+ generous bonus)  
Location: Manchester  (View Map)

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Job Description:

This opportunity is for a leading, true specialist in IT and Telecoms Recruitment. Their biggest strength is the extent to which we specialise, placing sales candidates and only operating within the IT & Telecommunications markets. Alongside this, they are looking to grow our technical, marketing and European divisions following on from consistent and rapid growth.
The sectors they cover include Software, Services, Telecommunications, Networking, Hardware and E-Commerce. They have tremendous growth plans over the next few years, adding to the team in core IT Sales capacity, as well as growing marketing, technical, European and contract divisions.

You can expect internal and external training. Induction training is backed up by weekly in-house training and external training is provided periodically on core skills such as retained assignments and head-hunting. They like our employees to have fun by providing events like golf days, days at the races, spa days, regular team nights out and even duvet days! They invest massively in our Consultants, giving them all the tools they need to be successful including top of the range technology and Premium LinkedIn Accounts to help with the headhunting.

They have people who have worked for them for years, and people who have joined them as graduates and are now Directors. They have people billing high and earning lots of commission and due to their growth plans they need more people to come in and do the same.

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Identifying potential leads, working on specific markets and developing a go-to-market strategy
  • Identifying and following business leads
  • Dealing with speculative calls, from both candidates and clients
  • Taking detailed and comprehensive job specifications, identifying requirements and providing client feedback
  • Managing accounts and ensuring that colleagues are kept up to date with live vacancies
  • Negotiating fees and rebates that are in line with company policy
  • Writing proposals and tenders, and issuing these to clients alongside our Standard Terms of Business
  • Writing the job spec up, alongside the advert and other internal admin that may be required
  • Setting up and visiting both new and existing clients, on both a retained and contingent basis
  • Up-selling and cross-selling to ensure that all relevant vacancies are issued to the company
  • Meet sales/gross profit targets in line with ramp-up and ongoing targets.
  • Generate new candidates, with use of LinkedIn, ad response, our extensive database and access to job boards (both active and passive candidates)
  • Market map potential targets, via research and headhunting candidates
  • Short-listing CVs in line with the vacancy requirements, ensuring that candidates match the criteria
  • Pre-screening and qualifying relevance of potential candidates
  • Taking candidates through the registration process, interviewing them, controlling them and managing expectations
  • Matching the candidate background to existing vacancies and potential one-off calls
  • Provide information to candidates on clients and job specifications for permanent jobs
  • Any other duties as required

Essential requirements:

  • Fluent in English and either French, German, Dutch or Swedish
  • Commutable to Manchester on a daily basis
  • High calibre individual
  • Excellent level of written and verbal English
  • Resilience, energy, proactive, organised
  • IT literate

Desirable attributes:

  • Experience of working within the IT, sales or marketing recruitment market
  • Sold to and worked with retained clients (training will be provided as well)
  • Degree educated

Company activity:

  • Recruitment Consultancy


  • Manchester

Salary details:

  • £18k-£25k base, Double OTE, plus incentives, 20 days holiday (raising to a maximum of 30 days)

NB: This remuneration package is not negotiable under ANY circumstances. Any attempt by any applicant to re-negotiate remuneration will result in immediate and permanent withdrawal of our services.

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