Business Director, Recruitment Agency

Salary: DOE
Type: Executive

Luxury Recruit is a specialist executive search and recruitment agency, we are a recognized market leader focusing on placing talent across exclusively targeted clients within the premium digital, retail, fashion, and luxury goods industries.

We operate both in the UK and internationally and have long standing and demonstrable relationships with our clients, who represent a rostrum of the world’s most admired and best recognised consumer brands.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to head up a business as its own. Luxury Recruit has a stable and longstanding client base and anticipate that this is a unique opportunity to join a small business with relationships to avail from very quickly.

Summary of Role:

  • Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be responsible for the profitability and strategic direction of the permanent team operating within the UK and Europe.
  • Overall responsibility for the continuous development and execution of the sales and strategy for the business internally, including client acquisition, market segmentation and client commercial relationships. The role involves ensuring a dynamic sales culture to drive continuous strong growth across the LR client base for all the company’s services and commercial channels.
  • Direct responsibility for achieving the company budgeted sales targets and cost budget of the designated teams. Collective responsibility with CEO and leadership for the overall P&L and achievement of budgeted sales and profit targets.
    Leadership of a team of staff.

The Role:

  • You will direct, motivate, and inspire a division within the company to achieve short, medium, and long-term goals
  • You will have responsibility for the profitability of the division (i.e. P&L ownership)
  • You will have shared responsibility for the strategic direction of the divisions
  • You will have direct line management responsibility for divisional employees.
  • You will be responsible for driving initiatives to ensure successful recruitment of new divisional employees as well as retention of existing staff within the division with the aim of growing to 20 heads within 24 months.
  • You will interview all prospective new employees for the business
  • You will set sales targets for all consultants and managers within your division
  • You will have direct involvement in Client Relationship Management and Business Development Activities relevant to your division.
  • You will be available to attend key client-facing meetings and to participate in tender processes/PSL reviews.
  • You will be available as a key point of contact for escalation of any issues that may arise day-to-day within the division

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree educated or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years of experience in staffing and recruiting at senior management level
  • You will have a proven and sustained track record of successful billings as a consultant
  • You will have extensive experience in a senior management or director level role within the recruitment industry with a demonstrable track record of success
  • You will have a track record or developing and managing top billers and of creating succession within a recruitment team
  • Experience of recruitment within the fashion & luxury sector is preferred but not essential. We will consider other specialist markets such as Tech, Finance,

Salary: Base + bonuses, equity considered
Clearly defined strategy and vision
Community: attraction, retention & up skilling
Defined career ladder, constant up skilling and strong management & non-exec team

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