Business Manager Defence & Engineering Recruitment Consultant

Hays Building
£26600 - £35800 per annum + + car/allowance + uncapped commission
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Defence & Engineering Recruitment Consultant Business Manager, Watford, Manchester or Bristol.

**Salary & package is dependent on your skills and experience, so if you are seeking a higher salary, please still apply - We are looking for the right people, with the right behaviours, someone that can make a difference!

Vacancy Overview

Joining a specialism for Hays that has seen significant growth and investment in the past 18 months, we are looking for people to join the team who have an interest in recruitment within the Defence and Engineering sectors. You will ideally have previous experience and if you have expertise in the Defence / Engineering sector already that would be a great advantage. It may be that you feel there is a lack of career progression in your current role, or you're seeking your next challenge in a forward-thinking and innovative business. Either way, if you have experience in the Defence / Engineering recruitment sector, and place clients and candidates at the heart of everything you do, or if you are excited to start your career in specialist recruitment, then we want to hear from you.

Your new job in Hays

Due to established performance and growth in our Engineering business, our Watford office has two exciting opportunities for you to be part of a growing and ambitious team. Our Defence Engineering business covers the project development life-cycle for the UK Defence, from R&D through to decommissioning. We are doing exciting things within the UK Defence sector, working with many of the Prime Sub-contractors delivery Top Secret programmes for the UK Ministry of Defence.

You will be a true expert in your field, advising businesses and candidates on recruitment and career strategy within your chosen sector. Some typical job opportunities you would work on:

Defence Project Manager | Project Planner | Electrical Design Engineer | Mechanical Design Engineer | Thermal Engineer | Rocket Scientist (well, not far off!)

Some key aspects of the role will include working closely with colleagues to identify opportunities to collaborate, identifying opportunities that promote company approved products, presenting at external meetings representing the Hays brand, managing the penetration of your market according to an agreed development strategy and developing new and existing business using effective, appropriate and ethical sales methods. Ultimately, you will work to exceed targets set to generate and fill vacancies in your technical space and geographic remit with the full and significant support of the Hays Leadership team.

About Us

Hays Specialist Recruitment was established 52 years ago and the leading specialist recruiter globally. Watford, Manchester and Bristol are all high performing offices, with an inclusive and welcoming culture and a forward thinking and engage Leadership team.

What you'll need to succeed

Ideally you will have Defence / Engineering recruitment experience from an agency environment, be confident in the development of new business, both targeting new clients and nurturing existing Hays relationships and able to display that you are adept at dealing with a diverse portfolio of clients. If you are new to recruitment, either starting or changing careers, then core competencies will include the ability to build and solidify lasting relationships, deliver exceptional customer service, having a results-driven approach and a genuine passion for evolving your knowledge of Engineering and Recruitment. If experienced, you will likely have a proven track record of consultative partnership development, evidence of delivering consistent new business and growing existing, and be able to demonstrate effective selling and presentation techniques to showcase our products and services to the customer. Career advance opportunities at Hays are ever present, If you are an experienced hire looking for a new adventure for you, you can take advantage of our industry leading training to gather all the knowledge you need to excel in your role and progress.

What you'll get in return

On joining Hays, you will be given the support of our market-leading brand, receive world-class and sector leading training and have access to the best tools and technology in the industry, a competitive base salary, commission on billings, access to a range of excellent incentives and rewards, and we also have a large choice of generous employee benefits. We operate a meritocratic culture where you are rewarded, recognised and promoted based on your results. Recruitment is hard work, and we expect excellence here at Hays, but if you deliver the results your earning potential and career progression has no limits.
You will also receive

  • Direction from highly experienced Engineering Directors
  • Continuous learning and development, both professionally and personally
  • A competitive package
  • The chance to grow your career exponentially
  • Our leading tech tools which enable you to open doors with candidates and clients

What you need to do now

Apply now! You can also call Stephanie McKay, Talent Acquisition Partner on 0759 450 8810 for more information or a confidential discussion about your career goals, or send your application over now and you will be assessed via our inclusive recruitment process.

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