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People Puzzles: Portfolio People Director October 2020

Salary range 60,000 - 100,000
Job Type Contract
Posted: 01/09/2020
Job Start Date October 2020

Are you a highly successful People Director looking for an alternative to corporate life? Are you looking for an interesting and challenging role that can fit around other commitments/interests?  Are you seeking a career that gives you fulfilment and harmony with a work-life balance?

Are you a strategically astute People Director, able to work with SME businesses and like to work with entrepreneurial leaders? Have you ever considered working as a portfolio HR professional and having more control over your working life?

Are you a commercially minded, high energy Director level individual that understands the needs of growing SME sized businesses? Are you a people person with the ability to present compelling strategic HR solutions? Do you believe people are the hub of success?

Do you want to work with a fast growing, fun-loving and ambitious business where our values are key to everything we do?

Who you are/what we are looking for:

  • Share our values. We believe that successful businesses not only need outstanding commercial skills but require a strong and aligned culture in which to thrive. We are proud of our culture. Our four core values "win/win, always passionate, still learning and be pragmatic" provide the foundation on which the culture is built. We seek individuals who are aligned with our culture and values.
  • Demonstrate that you have an excellent empathy towards owner managers in the mid-tier marketplace in which we operate. Have strong leadership and relationship-building skills and an entrepreneurial approach with the ability to support and contribute to a team of high-level People Directors.
  • Believe in “Team”.  We require individuals who can put all their energies into being part of our team and to fully embrace all aspects of working as part of our local and national teams.

The role will appeal to a successful high calibre individual seeking a rewarding challenge incorporating a flexible work-life balance and good earnings potential. You determine how many days you want to work with the earnings potential that matches it. You will have the autonomy and freedom to achieve results with all the marketing and operational support expected from a thriving national company.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the delivery of HR solutions to our client businesses assigned to you
  • Work with the Regional Director and support the process for attracting and gaining new clients
  • Provide a joined-up approach to resourcing, reward, employee relations, learning and development and take ownership for solutions
  • Provide leadership and expertise on all HR matters
  • Full accountability for managing your assigned clients and working in partnership with the whole team to ensure a first class HR service is provided

Skills & Experience 

  • Proven senior level HR experience, either at Director or Head of level.
  • Ideally be CIPD qualified or equivalent
  • A strong “people person” with a natural ability to lead teams and nurture and build relationships
  • Credible and able to “connect” with and influence SME sector Business Owners
  • Ability to provide strategic options by understanding client HR needs and proposing appropriate solutions
  • Energetic, motivated, able to makes things happen
  • Organised and dependable
  • Entrepreneurial non-corporate individual seeking the freedom to work autonomously

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced business professional or consultant with the ability to deliver professional HR services to the SME sector.  Apply now to learn more about joining this leading company, and realise your dream of working for yourself in a remuneration structure that directly rewards your efforts.

 


People Puzzles: West Midlands Regional Director

Salary range £80,000 - £150,000
Job Type Contract
Location West Midlands
Posted: 27/07/2020
Job Start Date September 2020

Earnings stated are achievable over time with commission.

 

Are you a Senior HR professional who loves and excels in sales, who wants the flexibility of self-employment, without the financial outlay of a franchise or start up?

Do you want to work with a fast growing, fun-loving and ambitious business where our values are key to everything we do?

Who you are/what we are looking for:

  1. Share our values. We believe that successful businesses not only need outstanding commercial skills but require a strong and aligned culture in which to thrive. We are proud of our culture. Our four core values "win/win, always passionate, still learning and be pragmatic" provide the foundation on which the culture is built. We seek individuals who are aligned with our culture and values.
  2. Demonstrate that you have an excellent empathy towards owner managers in the mid-tier marketplace in which we operate. Have strong leadership and relationship-building skills and an entrepreneurial approach with the ability to lead and support a team of high-level People Directors.
  3. Believe in “Team”.  We require individuals who can put all their energies into being part of our team and to fully embrace all aspects of working as part of our local and national teams.

An HR/ sales role with a difference

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced director- calibre individual with strong relationship building skills, and an existing business network across the Midlands, to lead and further develop the already established West Midlands region for the UK’s leading provider of part-time People Directors to aspirational SME businesses with £5m - £100m turnover.

Flexibility, choice and earnings from day one

Our income share partnership allows you to work flexibly around your existing commitments, on a self-employed basis, with a funding of £3,000 per month, available for the first 6 months, to support the growth and management of the region.

Your future earnings are only limited by your professional aspirations, with a realistic estimation of £150K earnings per annum after 5 years.

This is a proven, successful model with People Puzzles currently supporting 7 highly successful Regional Directors.

Centralised support

And you’re not on your own, you will have the autonomy and freedom to achieve results with all the marketing and operational support expected from a thriving national company.   You will also work closely alongside our Regional Director for East Midlands in a collaborative and friendly environment.

People and business growth are what we do

Our business development is primarily driven by referrals and inbound enquiries, either from the established client base, or from long-term group partners. This multi-faceted role entails developing opportunities in the West Midlands region, meeting and presenting to warm prospects, proactive account management of the existing clients, and support of the People Directors delivering services to our clients.

Main responsibilities

  • Create new business prospects through proactive networking and relationship building with new / existing partners and business contacts
  • Follow up new business prospects (referrals / inbound enquiries) and win new clients
  • Account manage the portfolio of clients as the region grows to ensure long term client retention
  • Support the team of circa 5 People Directors delivering the service to clients in the Midlands
  • Full accountability for growing the region
  • Give your time and knowledge graciously and generously to both your team and the other Regional Directors
  • Able to attend breakfast meetings, evening events, holiday cover (usually during school holidays)

Skills & experience

  • A strong “people person” with a natural ability to lead teams and nurture and build relationships
  • Previous senior level experience in Human Resources, ideally as an HR Director consultant with CIPD or equivalent professional membership
  • Credible and able to “connect” with and influence SME sector business owners
  • Ability to sell by understanding client HR needs and proposing appropriate solutions
  • Long term account management approach
  • Energetic, motivated, able to makes things happen
  • Organised and dependable
  • Track record of delivering exceptional sales results, including relationship selling and lead generation
  • Entrepreneurial non-corporate individual seeking the freedom to work autonomously

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS: 

All candidates must go through our rigorous recruitment process. Please do not send applications directly to People Puzzles. For any candidate to be considered you will need to go through the normal application process. Please note, we receive hundreds of applications, so it is not humanly possible to speak to each applicant which is why we endeavour to provide all the information you need during the application process.  Candidates must live within a reasonable commuting distance of the areas named above.

Our promise to you: 

  • All applications are thoroughly screened by our senior management team and not by robots. Our senior management team (time allowing!) review applications on a fortnightly basis 
  • We never reject an application based solely on the result of the psychometric profile 
  • We aim to respond to you within two weeks but sometimes this is just not possible 
  • We review all applications before shortlisting or rejecting any; this means the process is quite lengthy 
  • We take confidentiality very seriously and your personal data is kept strictly for the purposes of your application. A copy of our job applicant notice and GDPR statement is available upon request.


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People Puzzles: Portfolio People Director October 2020

60,000 - 100,000

Are you a highly successful People Director looking for an alternative to corporate life? Are you looking for an interesting and challenging role that can fit around other commitments/interests?&nb...

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People Puzzles: West Midlands Regional Director

£80,000 - £150,000
West Midlands

Earnings stated are achievable over time with commission.

 

Are you a Senior HR professional who loves and excels in sales, who wants the flexibility of se...

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