• Office Location: 50-52 High Street, Exeter EX4 3DJ
  • Office Name: Exeter Business Support
  • Salary: £28000 - £37000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 463169

Business Manager

Recruitment Business Manager – Reed Exeter  

  • Salary: £28,000 – £37,000 pa + car allowance and bonus scheme 
  • Location: Exeter – please note that we offer dynamic where you can split your time between working in the office and home
  • Role Type: Permanent/Full Time

The main objective of being a Business Manger within your operations, will be to increase profitability by retaining, recruiting & managing the performance of your direct reports, ensuring targets are met, together with growing & developing your client base to gain the greatest market share. Coupled with this, it will be your personal responsibility to lead by example, developing your own market, to add to the overall growing function of your business. 

If you have a strong leaning towards leadership, a strategic positive mind-set & a driven nature we want to hear from you. Whether you’re a Senior Consultant with a proven track record of success looking to progress into a management role or a Recruitment Manager wanting to find security & to build your career aspirations with the largest family-owned recruitment company in the world, your leadership skills, sales expertise & resilience are exactly what we are looking for.

As a Business Manager you will run a successful recruitment desk, leading from the front to motivate and inspire. You will demonstrate expertise as a recruiter in your own specialist market and act as an example to your team in candidate and client facing activities.

The Business Manager must therefore successfully manage, lead and motivate Recruitment Consultants within their office. This will include:

  • Ensuring that Recruitment Consultants undertake the relevant training, including the three year training and development programme and relevant on-the-job training to ensure that they are effective in their roles
  • Conducting performance reviews and one-to-one meetings in accordance with established performance management frameworks to identify development needs
  • Taking action to address development needs such as coaching, mentoring or identifying further training requirements
  • Encouraging Recruitment Consultants to develop their skills and create opportunities for career progression in line with the career development framework
  • Motivating the team using appropriate reward, recognition and incentive strategies
  • Directly addressing issues that may arise within the team

The Business Manager should always work within best practice guidelines and set an example for all Co-Members to follow in terms of service delivery, creativity, performance, networking and the development and sustaining of professional relationships.

You will receive:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent uncapped Commission scheme
  • Car allowance
  • Career development framework
  • Access to industry leading training and additional courses such as NLP
  • Paid Sabbaticals at 5 and 10 year service
  • Pension
  • Reward Scheme
  • And much more…

Simply submit an application to express your interest! If successful, Talent Acquisition will get in contact to arrange a telephone interview. Following this we will either arrange a video interview or register your interest for a face to face interview once social distancing guidance permits this.  

Please note that confirmation of offers and start dates during this time may be impacted by economic changes and government advice.  

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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a MINDFUL EMPLOYER and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.