Planning and Strategy Consultant (Agency) £25-40K

City of London
£25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + iphone, commision, laptop
20 Feb 2014
20 Mar 2014
Ali Wallace
Contract Type
Full Time

Core competences for this role:

- Maintaining and growing existing & prospect client base
- Budget management
- Individual, team & marketing
- Billings (£20K monthly target)
- Contribute to and look to get involved in developing the DNA brand both on and offline
- Using sales, business development, marketing and networking techniques in order to attract new clients and retain those DNA are already working with
- Filling briefs & sourcing candidates to ensure that DNA is ahead of its competitors
- Establish partnership relationships with client companies becoming a trusted advisor on talent
- Develop and maintain sales targets for business and personally (20K per month)
- Where possible drive the search product for DNA and use the headhunting model to find talent for clients
- Completing a search of the candidate database to find the right candidate for the client vacancy, receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and shortlisting candidates; requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client
- Briefing candidates about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question
- Ensuring all candidates whether successful or not receive feedback
- Negotiating salary and finalising arrangements between client and candidates

Previous experience:

- Advertising or Marketing recruitment experience for agency planning departments
- Agency experience in a strategy and or planning department would be an advantage, but is not essential
- A track record in building and managing client relationships whether from scratch or an existing relationship
- Experience in working with numerous candidates to build solid relationships and develop a network of talent individuals
- Having the ability to work both on permanent and freelance briefs would be a plus. 95% of the roles are perm currently. This will evolve over time to up the freelance both for the consultant and in the business
- Team management would be a bonus

Who are we searching for?

- A strong senior planning consultant who can join a growing team and agency where the pace is quick, but the delivery is executed perfectly
- Someone who likes a challenge, who has a vision to be the best and would like to come on an adventure
- Somebody who thrives on delivering high quality work
- A talented sole who wants to change the perception of a recruitment consultant and be better
- Someone with Leadership/Management qualities - Able to work on own initiative
- A person with a professional manner and superb client service skills
- A deeply ethical person who keeps a confidence, is trustworthy and can be relied upon
- Someone with a naturally positive outlook who always brings out best in others
- A born self-starter with great influencing skills and resilience
- A decision maker with strong commercial instincts

This is a fantastic opportunity for a consultant who can see the ceiling above them and who is frustrated by not being able to progress. It's essential that you have experience working in recruitment within the marketing agency sector as you'll be expected to get stuck in from day one. Due to the size of our consultancy, only self-starters need apply - we have a very entrepreneurial culture and are highly motivated to drive the business forward. We are looking for someone who is building themselves an industry-wide reputation for being a well-connected recruitment consultant, with really solid client relationships, a talented pool of candidates and someone who is able to drive their own new business.