Business Director

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  • 40 uur


Interested in worldwide consultancy? Our client is a boutique recruitment business with offices based in the heart of London and Amsterdam. They operate globally, acting as a Recruitment Partner specialising on placing high calibre Finance & Accountancy professionals as well as Change and Transformation specialists into companies within the Consumer, Media and Entertainment, Technology, Charity/Non-Profit and Property sectors.

Culture is hugely important within the company. They are a high performing business and work hard to ensure they have a supportive environment for people to flourish and achieve. By investing in their employees they ensure everyone has clear career development plans with endless progression opportunities. Being part of this group means you will be part of a firm that is passionate about social corporate responsibility; in 2022, they completed a mini Triathlon, in 2019 21 team members went to Sierra Leone to run the marathon and in 2018 they cycled from our Amsterdam office to our London office all to raise money for various charities including Street Child.

If you want to be part of a fun and successful team AND be based in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, then this may be the right opportunity for you!

Your position in the field

As a business director your role is to ‘own’ a defined business area and deliver against agreed upon budgets and targets through the effective recruitment, development, deployment and delivery of your people in alignment with our client’s mission, vision and values. By delivering upon agreed targets the Group will be able to continue to grow, invest in its people and positively impact society through the Foundation’s work, therefore a great greenfield entrepreneurial opportunity!


Team Leadership:

Take responsibility for leading and managing the activities of direct reports/team;
Ensure the development of direct reports by having regular 1:1 review meetings, identifying development needs, supporting, and tracking progress against set objectives;
Provide effective coaching as required to ensure your direct reports/team can carry out their duties to the best of their ability and encourage a positive working environment;
Manage upwards where applicable, participate in and sometimes lead management discussions;
Accept responsibility and accountability for the outputs and performance of direct reports/team;
Adhere to and follow HR procedures in a timely fashion relating to staff, such as resourcing, performance reviews, absence reporting, annual reviews, payroll submissions and exit arrangements.
Business Delivery:

Lead and support managers on client or PSL/pitch meetings and encourage colleagues to work collaboratively in progressing PSL accounts;
Establish and reinforce relationships with key clients;
Proactively advise clients on new issues and the external environment;
Identify untapped business opportunities in the market and build out identified areas;
Promote cross selling, information sharing, communication;
Be aware of the wider industry, client competitor strategies and market environment, and use this knowledge to direct the teams’ work in consultation with clients;
Lead the preparation and presentation of new business pitches;
Full responsibility for setting and executing the business strategy, aligned to the Benelux strategy and delivering the business area P&L whilst achieving the controllable profit number and plans for growth.
Individual Leadership:

As a Business Director, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, it’s expected that you’ll espouse the Group values in all that you do;
You’ll inspire, influence and guide others to participate in the Group purpose and mission;
As an effective leader you’re expected to communicate well, motivate the team, own and delegate responsibilities, listen to feedback, and have the flexibility to solve problems in an ever-changing workplace;
You’ll assume ownership for seeking opportunities for self-development and take responsibility for self-growth.
Organisational Development:

You’ll be a thought-leader, you’ll always prioritise the bigger picture, think positively and proactively, embrace diversity and be self-aware enough to understand and build upon your strengths and act as a mentor to juniors across the Group business;
‘We’ always before ‘me’;
Our culture is the key to our success. You will therefore help to build self-awareness among all colleagues, develop programming that involves everyone, support open & transparent communication, make culture a part of our recruitment process and recognise and reward colleagues who espouse the organisation’s culture.

Transfer requirements

  • Bachelors or master’s degree, preferable in the direction of business economics;
  • 5-10 years’ experience in a similar job;
  • Experience in worldwide consultancy;
  • You master English orally as well as on paper.

Conditions player contract

  • 24 day’s annual holiday;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Annual bonus and awards scheme;
  • Up to 6 percent pension and attractive fringe benefits;
  • Weekly drinks and an early finish on Friday's.



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