Board Practice & Advisory

The highest level of your organisation deserves the highest level of resourcing expertise.

Overcoming recruitment hurdles is a speciality of ours at Green Park and our Board Practice really showcases that. By focusing exclusively on challenging areas such as timing, accuracy, equitability and transparency of process, we’re able to deliver accommodating solutions at the highest level.

But what does that mean? Quite simply, we understand that your unique business culture has to be fully understood and considered before it evolves. Our Board Practice members have the business expertise and people skills to not only direct the organisation to a more beneficial outcome but also represent the corporate and stakeholder needs and business strategy going forward.

Our Board Practice delivers solutions from the platform of a scientific, evidence-based approach to head-hunting, with a thoughtful and highly consultative approach to assignment due diligence, coupled with consideration for customer sensitivity and the enormous effect a senior level hire of this nature can have on any business.

When helping you recruit at board level (including NEDs), we understand your needs are individual as an entrepreneurial partner. We openly reject a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to board assessment, since every organisation has unique challenges, goals and priorities.

Discover a refreshing new way to recruit at this level with Green Park and you’ll get the confidentiality and security of a watertight process, coupled with the entrepreneurial flair and passion you need to find the right people for your most crucial roles. When we work on Board or NED mandates, our focus is on ‘action-orientated’ hires: people with the board level experience, attitude and passion to make a genuine and sustainable difference.

Track Record

Global Director of Digital IT & Analytics
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR14672
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
€130,000 per annum

The Client
Our client is an international fashion company that designs clothes and accessories for men, women and children. The company’s collections and accessories are sold in over 250 owned retail stores, department stores, chain stores, specialist stores and nearly 300 franchise stores. They are on a mission to define and implement a truly global omni-channel vision with a clear 3 year roadmap.

The Position
Reporting to the Global VP, Digital and CRM, the Global Director of Digital IT & Analytics will support the brand through accomplishing the formulation and implementation of a global digital platform, translating into a seamless brand & shopping experience; an integrated digital commercial strategy; a robust and cost effective digital consumer value proposition and an integrated digital Go-to-Market process to ensure flawless execution. You will define the strategic and tactical digital roadmap by providing technology leadership for the end-to-end digital consumer experience, partaking and contributing to all cross-channel and omni-channel initiatives. Consulting with the IT management team to ensure that all digital technologies and enhancements are in line with the enterprise architecture, you will develop a robust consumer journey, marketing analytics roadmaps and delivering actionable insights. You will lead the project management of the digital platform project across all areas including technical architecture, design, development and delivery.

The Person
With solid digital IT and analytics experience - preferably for a fashion pure-player or iconic omni-channel fashion brand - you will drive an organisational culture that instils focus on customer satisfaction and profitability by continuously improving services, processes, systems and collaborative capabilities. Able to think through problem solutions, sell cooperative solution agendas and integrate internal/external efficiencies, you will have a proven track record of success with metric-driven results. With strong coordination and multitasking skills, you will have the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks of various complexities. Experience in leading enterprise ecommerce platforms such as Demandware, Hybris, etc. and analytical tools such as Omniture and E-crm tools are necessary. For further information, please contact William Richards at Green Park on 020 7399 4300.

Non Executive Director (NED)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA27381
Location:
South West
Salary:
£12,687 per annum for 3 days per month

The Client
Our client is South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The Role
As the NHS continues to undergo significant transformation, we are offering an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing organisation with a real focus on people’s experience, and to play a key role in shaping the future of South Devon’s health economy. We are now looking for a new Non-Executive Director to complement the skills of the existing Board, help keep the Trust in the vanguard of developments in the NHS, and equip them for the more integrated service environment that is evolving in their community.

The Person
With a demonstrable record of leadership and personal achievement within an organisation of significant budgets and complexity, you will understand the setting in which a Foundation Trust operates. In becoming part of this ambitious organisation, which is actively pursuing a strategic change programme, you will bring appropriate senior or board level experience and strategic acumen in at least one of the following areas: clinical, commercial, community. Your insight, judgement and ability to challenge constructively will be invaluable in contributing to the development of the Trust’s strategy, while your capacity to horizon scan will help mould our vision and ensure long term sustainability during times of significant change. To be eligible you must live in the Trust’s South Devon catchment area.

Further Information
More details on the roles, catchment area and how to apply can be found at www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/southdevon

Deadline for Applications
10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Interim Marketing Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14635
Location:
London
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client description
Our client is a leading global fashion brand.

Assignment description
Due to the expansion of their group marketing function, our client is seeking an Interim Group Marketing Director for a period of 6 months. This role will be pivotal in driving marketing change throughout the organisation, predominantly surrounding the forthcoming Autumn / Winter seasons. You will be handling execution of these seasons in addition to leading the global multi-channel marketing plan for the remainder of this calendar year. You will also be solely responsible for the marketing function whilst the expansion and restructure takes place - these duties will include coaching, developing and leading the function in addition supporting resourcing and induction of new team members.

Candidate Description
This is an opportunity for an established, seasoned Interim Marketing Director who has worked within fashion and apparel previously - with understanding of seasons and alignment to a multi-channel marketing plan. You will need to be pragmatic, confident and an experienced Marketing Director displaying instant gravitas and engagement with stakeholders, peers as well as reports. Please note it is imperative that you come from a retail fashion / apparel background, our client will not consider applications from other backgrounds. 

Interim ERP Programme Implementation Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14631
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1200 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a pan-European technology business through a major business transformation by appointing an Interim ERP Programme Implementation Director to deliver a cradle to grave implementation.

The Interim Assignment
This Interim ERP Programme Implementation Director will be pivotal in driving organisational change by implementing the new ERP system throughout the European organisation. You will have full view of the organisation and engagement with the senior leadership team, be responsible for agenda and delivery of the ERP, It will be an incredibly hands on assignment and will involve European travel. The ERP system has been decided upon however we will consider multiple ERP backgrounds to handle this programme.

The Interim Manager
This is an opportunity for an established seasoned Interim ERP Programme Implementation Director with multiple experiences of pan-European implementations.

*We will not consider applications without multiple proven ERP implementations within medium sized enterprises *

Interim Director / Head of Data
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH27381
Location:
North West
Salary:
£1000 - £1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a large financial services organisation who have a requirement for an interim data management specialist.

The Interim Assignment
The role is part of the evolution of data management and will be critical in creating a single source of data for the business. The role will involve the following: •    Scoping out the size of the issues •    Understanding the requirements •    Creating the strategy for the data management •    Working with he business to understand what needs to be actioned •    Managing and implementing the quick wins •    Putting in place the governance to ensure the data is being inputted correctly •    Ensuring everyone is aware where the data needs to be reported •    Ensuring there are enough checks in place to ensure this happens •    Working closely with the business to influence a positive outcome •    Remaining firm to ensure the data management is delivered •    Managing a diverse group of stakeholders across the business

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of Financial Data Management will have experience of doing a similar role in the past. Applicants must also possess: •    Financial Services experience •    several years of managing financial data •    resilience •    proven delivery capability 

Chief Information / IT Officer (CIO)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AB14684
Location:
East of England
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a council in the East of England.

The Role 
The purpose of the CIO is to:

•   Provide vision, strategic direction and leadership in the development and delivery of the Council’s Information Technology (IT) systems and service capabilities.
•   Lead the development and implementation of the IT Strategy to ensure the Council has the information, digital capabilities and technology systems that it requires to deliver current services and achieve its strategic ambitions.
•   Responsible for ensuring the Council governs its data and digital intelligence appropriately to facilitate the provision of excellent customer services and effective use of information and technology resources.

Person Specification
The successful CIO will possess extensive experience of having advised at Director/ CEO level including advice on strategy, future of IT function, reducing cost/improving performance, best practice and best in-class processes. With a broad knowledge of core infrastructure, technical services, information systems and trends in the technology market place, you will demonstrates strong leadership with flair, credibility and a passion for promoting and supporting business transformation. 

Human Resources Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RR14733
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a finance institution owned by the UK Government. This company supports the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.

The Role
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the HR Director / HRD will support the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer in building and developing an organisation which supports the new strategy. The Human Resources Director will work in a close knit leadership team in an entrepreneurial, creative and open environment. The role is a mix of tactical and strategic, involving development and implementation of strategies to create a sustainable high performance team culture. The role will involve working as a true business partner and confident sounding board to the Chief Executive. The team requires a strong leader to build a robust and professional service to facilitate and drive change in a changing environment. Primary responsibilities are: - Development of the ‘employer proposition’ - Acting as a trusted advisor to the senior management team on people and organisational issues - Designing, delivering and management of the HR strategy, with a demonstration of value for money and impact upon performance - Coaching and counselling of line managers in the company’s philosophy

The Person
A senior HR generalist in a commercial organisation, candidates will be well versed in: - recruitment at all levels - development strategies - reward structures - organisation and job design. Moreover, you will be able to demonstrate delivery of improved organisational performance through enhanced processes and policies. From a performance management perspective, the Human Resources Director will have an ability to analyse and benchmark employee performance reports and data. Candidates will have strong management/mentoring skills and be a strategic thinker with an ability to place the client as an employer of choice. Additionally, strong written and oral presentation skills are required as well as experience in interpersonal relations with effective influencing skills. University educated, ideally with a working knowledge and interest in developing countries. Please contact Julie Hacon at Green Park to discuss the role in more detail.

Interim Merchandise Planning Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN27381
Location:
Africa
Salary:
£700 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a renowned fashion retailer who require assistance restructuring their internal merchandise planning, based out of London but covering EMEA.

The Interim Assignment
Our client will be appointing an Interim Merchandise Planning Director to assist with a review of the end-to-end process throughout the International Merchandise function. After completing your review of the function our client will require a full overhaul or the merchandise planning, process, procedures, gap fixing and RMS system leveraging. You will be solely responsible for this - however, you will have a team supporting you.

Candidate description
This is an opportunity for an established, seasoned Merchandise Planning Director within Fashion / Apparel, ideally with proven experience throughout EMEA. Regrettably we will not be processing applications without either fashion, apparel or general merchandise planning at Director level. 

Interim Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
KM14682
Location:
North West
Salary:
£1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a bank which requires an Interim CRO.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim CRO will manage the day-to-day aspects of the risk department - such as managing the team, resolving issues arising from the business and liaising with the regulators.

The Interim Manager
The Interim CRO will need to have been a CRO in a financial services organisation, ideally retail banking, and have a broad range of experience - covering a number of areas in risk. You will have strong leadership, stakeholder management and credibility, and be able to work in a demanding environment. 

Interim Operations Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14664
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is currently partnering a renowned name on the high street within retail / fashion. We will be assisting with the continued development of their management function by appointing an Interim Retail Operations Director – EMEA for a period of six months.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Operations Director role will be pivotal in driving the retail store networks throughout the EMEA regions with responsibility of the retail operations managers and/or area managers to seek opportunities and initiatives that result in the achievement of the business plan. The role is responsible for all operational aspects of brand, marketing and visual impact across the EMEA markets. You will be handling execution of driving and delivering sales performance and profit return, You will have control over manpower performance and development whilst monitoring conditions and trends within the local market. This role will be based predominantly in Amsterdam with travel required.

Candidate description
This is an opportunity for an established, seasoned Interim Retail Operations Director with senior management experience with a multi-site retail fashion / general merchandise brand. You will need to have exposure of managing operations teams across a wide geographical area (at least pan-European for a brand over £150 Million t/o). You will be responsible for identifying and deliver initiatives to enhance business and increase sales and will need a track record within this previously. 

**Please note: it is imperative that you come from a retail fashion/apparel background. Regrettably we cannot consider applications without this.** 

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