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If you’re looking to recruit new talent for your team, it’s always worth checking out this page!

Each week we speak to hundreds of people who are searching for their next job opportunity. Following an initial telephone screening, we invite the very best candidates to come in and register with us in person, where we interview them in more depth and gain a better understanding of their skills, personal qualities and the types of role they are looking for.

From there, we hand pick a select few to be our weekly Star Candidates – these are people who have made an exceptional impression based on their positive attitude, achievements and abilities.

Introducing our Star Candidates

Every week we’ll reveal details of our latest Star Candidates below.

To arrange an interview or find out more about any of them, simply click on the link underneath their description or call your local office: 01908 200270 (Milton Keynes) or 01604 439380 (Northampton). Alternatively you can email us stating which candidate you are interested in.

Our Star Candidates tend to get snapped up very quickly so if you like the sound of any of them, it’s worth acting quickly to avoid missing out!

October 2017

 

Customer Service:

 

Caroline - Customer Service - £21,000 (perm) or £9.50 per hour (temp) Immediately Available!

“Sensational, great and absolutely lovely! Caroline is a customer service specialist with over six years’ experience across fast-paced, busy roles and a courteous yet efficient approach. Caroline excels at gaining and retaining customer confidence, helping to resolve disputes quickly whilst maintaining all KPIs. She is reliable, flexible and assertive when the situation demands, so don’t miss your opportunity to meet this customer service champion!”

Current salary: £21,000                                

Expected salary: £21,000

Own transport? Caroline is happy to consider roles across Wellingborough.

Reason for leaving: Unfortunately Caroline’s previous role was made redundant, so she’s immediately available for contract, temporary and permanent roles.   

Caroline in her own words… ‘An enthusiastic self-motivated individual who always strives to achieve a very high standard. I have shown that I am forward-thinking and organised in my work and demonstrated levels of excellence within customer service.’


Skills and experience

  • Assisting with in-depth investigations, resolving disputes within 30 days and ensuring all KPIs are achieved
  • Closely following internal procedures when dealing with replacement items or credit notes
  • Quickly resolving any customer / supplier disputes by raising the issue and troubleshooting on behalf of the customer if required
  • Proactively escalating complaints if unable to resolve them satisfactorily
  • Escalating issues with couriers to resolve issues around damaged goods or delivery problems
  • Credit control; contacting clients to ensure accounts are paid in line with payment terms
  • Administration; making sure all queries and correspondence are logged on accounts and kept up-to-date
  • Escalating overdue accounts to the legal department for collection, in line with company requirements
  • Building strong working relationships with customers to ensure ongoing business and satisfaction with the service
  • Skilled at building rapport, strong working relationships and resolving complaints

Click here to enquire about Caroline!

 

Joanne - Customer Service - £16,000 (perm) or £8.00 per hour (temp) Immediately Available!

“If you’re seeking a knowledgeable, customer-focused individual with ten years’ experience across both face-to-face and telephone based roles, you need to speak to us about Joanne. With excellent communication skills, an organised approach and the ability to improve systems, she’d bring a host of benefits to your business. Joanne is available immediately and keen to secure a new role, so call us today to find out more.”

Current salary: £16,000                                

Expected salary: £16,000

Own transport? Joanne drives and is looking for a role in Northampton, Kettering, Corby or Wellingborough.

Reason for leaving: Joanne’s latest temporary role has ended, so she’s immediately available and keen to secure a new job.

Joanne in her own words… ‘Has 10 years’ experience in customer service, strong computer knowledge, excellent communication skills and a determination to put the customer first.’

Skills and experience

  • Handling customer enquiries, both over the telephone and face-to-face
  • Taking orders from customers and arranging deliveries with couriers
  • Developed a new system for filing paperwork, improving the efficiency of the process whilst ensuring compliance requirements were met
  • Good knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Improved sales by installing a business generated board in the office, encouraging salespeople to keep pace with their colleagues
  • Adept at managing confidential data, ensuring it is stored and disposed of correctly 
  • Undertaken internal training courses in sales, business services and the customer journey
  • Passionate and eager with a love of customer service roles
  • Trustworthy; experience of cash handling and managing tills
  • Experience of changing currencies and transferring money worldwide

Click here to enquire about Joanne!

 

Fiona - Customer Service Administrator - £22,000 Immediately Available!

“Outstanding! Fiona is a loyal and driven lady with a wealth of customer service knowledge, excellent communication skills and a strong track record of going the extra mile to provide a trustworthy and exceptional customer experience. In addition, Fiona is a highly skilled administrator with an outstanding attention to detail who’s comfortable updating records, providing analysis and compiling reports. She also has some impressive professional achievements, so don’t miss your chance to meet this incredible candidate.”

Current salary: £24,000

Expected salary: £22,000

Own transport? Fiona drives and is happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

Reason for leaving: Unfortunately, Fiona’s role has recently been made redundant so she’s immediately available and keen to secure a new job.

Fiona in her own words… ‘An accomplished, loyal and motivated individual with a reputation for delivering excellent customer service and high levels of quality through a diplomatic and conscientious approach.’

Fiona in her employer’s words… ‘I have found Fiona to have a number of exceptional skills, particularly around communication and organisation. Her performance is maintained at a high level and her empathy and passion for customers has meant that she has built up a large network of individuals who hold her in high regard. Fiona would be a valuable asset to any company.’

Skills and experience

  • Resolving customer queries and complaints, ensuring compliance with all regulatory rules and procedures
  • Administration; assessing credit reviews, updating account details and compiling accurate reports
  • Attending customer meetings in order to build stronger working relationships and better understand their requirements
  • Confident working within tight timeframes to meet strict deadlines and resolve issues
  • Deputising for the line manager; supporting team members and monitoring workflows
  • Received World Class Performance Awards in 2011 and 2014 following nominations from colleagues
  • Initiated and implemented a streamlined process for a big client, saving time and demonstrating superb customer service
  • First point of contact for clients; administering their accounts and answering any queries or concerns
  • Coaching staff on a one-to-one level to help them attain required service levels and accredited standards
  • Adaptable, empathetic and flexible

Click here to enquire about Fiona! 

 

Simon - Customer Service Executive - £20,000

“Superb. If you’re looking for a professional, friendly and diligent person to provide an outstanding customer experience and help your customers resolve queries, then you need Simon! He has over four years’ experience of handling complex issues, meeting strict KPI targets and training and integrating new colleagues into the customer service team. In addition, Simon is comfortable handling difficult situations and offering an empathetic and patient approach when assisting vulnerable customers.”

Current salary: £20,500                                

Expected salary: £20,000

Own transport? Simon drives and is happy to consider roles across the Northamptonshire area.

Reason for leaving: Simon is looking for a new challenge, where he can develop his skills whilst using his current abilities to provide an exceptional customer experience.   

Simon in his own words… ‘I am a hard-working, professional and diligent individual who is adaptable, able to meet targets, handle difficult situations, build relationships and consistently achieve positive outcomes.’


Skills and experience

  • Managing customer arrears, from default stage to external involvement and litigation, always focusing on positive customer outcomes and relationships
  • Effectively managing time and workload in order to efficiently meet daily targets
  • Training and integrating new starters and providing ongoing support
  • Ensuring all work complies with processes, procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Negotiating effective repayment methods across a range of products
  • Empathetic; employing discretion and sensitivity when dealing with arrears and debt
  • Using a flexible, analytical approach when handling issues and employing initiative to find amicable solutions
  • Maintaining efficient and accurate customer records whilst ensuring confidential data is handled sensitively
  • Self-improvement; constantly expanding knowledge of new products and services in order to improve the customer experience
  • Skilled at building rapport, strong working relationships and resolving complaints

Click here to enquire about Simon!

 

Clare - Customer Service Executive / Administrator - £20,000 (Immediately Available!)

“Incredible! Clare is highly organised, dedicated and meticulous, with superb communication and listening skills. She’s incredibly amiable and the kind of person you warm to immediately, which means she’s able to manage difficult customers and help them resolve their issues. In addition, Clare is adept at improving the efficiency of internal systems and building strong working relationships with both customers and clients.”

Current salary: £18,000                                

Expected salary: £20,000

Own transport? Clare is happy to consider roles across the Northampton area.

Reason for leaving: Clare has recently completed a temporary role so is now immediately available and keen to secure a permanent position.

Clare in her own words… ‘I am a friendly, proactive person with strong IT skills and the ability to resolve customer queries and issues. I also consider myself to be a highly motivated individual that can rise to any challenge.’


Skills and experience

  • Handling high volumes of calls and emails from customers regarding financial assessments and payments
  • Responsible for answering urgent calls via the company triage system
  • Empathetic; adept at resolving issues and handling complaints with tact, professionalism and understanding
  • Designing spreadsheets in order to effectively catalogue procedures, helping the team work more efficiently
  • Quality control; ensuring placed orders are correct before booking them on to the system
  • Initiated various changes to the goods management system, making it easier to oversee and administer customer orders
  • Advanced Excel and strong knowledge of SAP, Navision and Scotty
  • Building strong working relationships with clients, customers and third party suppliers
  • Finance skills; experience of working in credit control and analysing cost margins
  • HND in Accounting and Finance

Click here to enquire about Clare!

 

Holly - Customer Service Executive - £18,000

“If you’re seeking a dedicated, personable and confident new addition to your customer service team, then Holly could be the one for you! She has over five years’ experience within fast-paced customer service roles and the ability to handle and resolve complaints and meet set targets. In her current role, Holly was given the responsibility of training new starters after just six months in the job, so you can sure she’s a dedicated and highly skilled candidate.”

Current salary: £18,000                 

Expected salary: £18,000

Own transport? Holly drives and is willing to consider roles in Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough and Milton Keynes.

Reason for leaving: Holly’s training secondment is due to end soon, so she’d like to find a challenging new role where she can expand her current skill set.

Holly in her own words… ‘A confident, ambitious and hardworking person with excellent customer service skills who works well as part of a team and is keen to achieve daily challenges.’

Skills and experience

  • Promoted to training new starters after just six months in her current role
  • Strong telephone skills; answering customer queries and resolving issues
  • Experience of handling difficult complaints and resolving them to a high standard
  • Good knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Fast-paced environments; adept at handling high volumes of calls
  • Administration skills; managing customer records and ensuring the CRM system is accurately updated
  • Enthusiastic, hardworking and eager to learn

Click here to enquire about Holly!

 

Sasha - Customer Service / Administration - £8 per hour (temp)

  • Available for temporary or contract roles until January 2018
  • First point of contact for all customer queries
  • Monitoring and responding to emails and telephone enquires in a professional manner
  • Good knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Liaising with contractors to arrange visits and resolve outstanding issues
  • Accurately updating the CRM system to ensure a trackable audit trail and customer journey
  • Updating customers on a regular basis to ensure timely closure and complete satisfaction
  • Enthusiastic, personable and loves helping people
  • Drives and available for work in Northampton or Towcester

Click here to enquire about Sasha!

 

Nancy - Senior Customer Service - £12.00 per hour

  • Fifteen years’ experience across customer service and sales administration roles
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients
  • Managing client orders using SAP
  • Processing payments and chasing up unpaid invoices
  • Managing logistics and delivery issues from customers
  • Drives and happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas

Click here to enquire about Nancy!

 

Morgaine - Customer Service Executive - £8.50 per hour

  • Gained customer service experience within retail roles
  • Recently graduated with a degree in History and Psychology
  • Strong data analysis skills, including using SPSS software
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Answering customer queries and working on the till
  • Available for work in Bletchley and Milton Keynes

Click here to enquire about Morgaine! 

 

Administration:

 

Claire - Administration - £16,500 (perm) or £8.00 per hour (temp) Immediately Available!

“Excellent! Claire is focused, flexible and efficient with over 10 years’ experience within fast paced administration roles across a range of industries, including finance, construction and the charity sector. Her strengths include meticulously updating systems, resolving customer queries and processing. Claire is also highly IT literate and adept at picking up new systems quickly, so call us today before she’s snapped up!”

Current salary: £16,000                                

Expected salary: £16,500

Own transport? Claire drives and is looking for a role in Wellingborough or within a 20 mile radius.

Reason for leaving: Claire’s latest temporary role has ended, so she’s immediately available for contract, temporary and permanent positions.  

Claire in her own words… ‘I am a highly experienced administrator who loves to work as part of a team. I am a very proficient communicator towards all kinds of people, open to new challenges and able to adapt well to new tasks and environments.’

Skills and experience

  • Accurately updating spreadsheets, ensuring all data and details are correct
  • Cross-referencing employee information to ensure it is up-to-date
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook and Alpha
  • Meticulous; checking employee Right to Work documentation is compliant with Home Office regulations
  • Finance; processing standing orders and payments and preparing cheques for banking
  • Handling customer queries and complaints in a professional manner
  • Administering company pensions and communicating with companies regarding their schemes
  • City and Guilds in IT and Pitmans Typing and Shorthand qualification
  • Preparing paperwork for scanning and indexing policies to the correct account
  • Organised, methodical and accurate approach 

Click here to enquire about Claire!

 

Greg - Graduate Administrator - £17,000 (perm) or £9 per hour (temp) Immediately Available!

“Greg is a well-presented, ambitious and hardworking graduate who loves dealing with people and comes with excellent IT skills and the ability to manage / interpret data. He has a 2:1 degree in History with International Relations, a strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office and two years’ experience of working in fast-paced office environments. Greg also comes with a fantastic reference from his previous employer, so get in touch today if you’d like to see his CV.”

Expected salary: £17,000

Own transport? Greg is happy to look at roles across Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.  

Greg in his own words... ‘I am a confident and reliable graduate with good time management skills, the ability to prioritise and a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.’

Greg in his employer’s words… ‘Greg is a very personable young man and I was very impressed with how professionally he coped in a new environment. He interacted well with new colleagues, picked up tasks quickly and his problem solving skills were excellent.’

Skills and experience

  • Methodical; undertaking a large project to reorganise the company’s records
  • Digitising and refiling documents in a logical, ordered manner
  • Using Excel to locate and update important information, ensuring all records were accurate
  • Strong Microsoft Office knowledge, encompassing Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Distributing post to the relevant departments
  • 2:1 degree in History with International Relations
  • Working closely with the IT department to ensure the server is working and managed correctly
  • Analytical; data entry and database administration experience
  • Customer service; answering the telephone and resolving enquiries
  • Creating promotional material using Adobe Creative Suite

Click here to enquire about Greg!

 

Laura - Administrator - £21,000

“Outstanding! Laura is an enthusiastic, well organised and hardworking lady with over five years’ experience within challenging administration, office support and PA roles. She has a strong knowledge of several software systems, the ability to analyse data and produce thorough reports and a love of learning new things. Laura is currently working for one of our clients on a contract basis and we’ve had nothing but great feedback about her, so don’t miss your chance to find out more about this impressive individual!”

Expected salary: £21,000

Previous salary: £23,000

Own transport? Laura has a full driving licence and is happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes.  

Reason for leaving: Laura’s current contract role is due to end soon so she’s keen to secure a permanent position.

Laura in her own words… ‘An enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organised administrator with a proven ability to run office functions, undertake specialist projects and provide full administrative support.’

 

Skills and experience

  • Reorganised the department filing system to make it more efficient and easier to locate documents
  • Highly organised; responsible for arranging staff training days and leadership training programmes
  • Assisting the Head of Operations to design office floor plans and seating arrangements
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills, plus strong knowledge of Sage and Access
  • Raising purchase orders and goods received notes for her department
  • Reliable; comfortable handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Issuing paperwork for the hire of goods, chasing responses, raising agreements and updating invoices
  • Extensive experience of managing databases, including web-based and Access
  • Running accurate weekly reports detailing supplier spend and SLAs
  • Working with communications teams to ensure customer queries and issues are resolved swiftly

Click here to enquire about Laura!

 

Ashley - Administrator - £18,000 Immediately Available!

“Ashley is a highly motivated and ambitious graduate with a 1st Class degree in Business and Management who’s seeking to start his career within marketing or HR. He has 18 months’ experience within marketing and administration roles, where he gained knowledge of producing reports, coordinating emails sends and assisting with market research. In addition, Ashley is fluent in Spanish and has the ability to learn new tasks and computer systems quickly.”

Expected salary: £18,000

Own transport? Ashley is happy to look at jobs across Wolverton and Milton Keynes.

Reason for leaving: Ashley has recently graduated so is immediately available and keen to start his career.

Ashley in his own words… ‘I am an ambitious and self-motivated graduate who is looking to pursue an exciting career in business and ultimately progress into managerial roles.’

 

Skills and experience

  • First Class degree in Business and Management
  • 18 months’ experience across busy marketing and administration roles
  • Assisting with market research, including creating questionnaires and distributing product samples
  • Handling telephone and email requests from customers and clients
  • Creating and publishing a monthly marketing report
  • Coordinating large mailing drops for several internal departments
  • Good knowledge of Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, SAP and Avante
  • Bilingual; fluent in English and Spanish
  • Assisting with the organisation of events, including planning stands and preparing literature for distribution
  • Designing PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets for the Marketing Manager

Click here to enquire about Ashley! 

 

Ellen - Administrator - £8.50 per hour

  • Experience across customer service and administration roles
  • Recently graduated with a 2:1 degree in English
  • Accurately updating systems and databases
  • Taking orders over the telephone and sending invoices
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Available for roles across Milton Keynes and Towcester

Click here to enquire about Ellen! 

 

Sales & Marketing:

 

International Sales Manager - £65,000 plus benefits

“An enthusiastic and entrepreneurial business professional, this candidate has over 20 years’ experience across fast-paced international sales roles. A charismatic, creative individual, he is confident conducting business at different levels and using his commercial insight to develop and expand global presence. In addition, this focused person is multi-lingual and experienced in creating a strong team spirit within sales teams.”

Skills and experience

  • Managing, restructuring and streamlining companies, taking full responsibility for P&L and staff management
  • Developing sales policies, marketing strategies and product launches to help grow the business
  • Securing representation at trade and consumer events across the globe
  • Ensuring an efficient management structure is in place and creating a strong team spirit
  • Multi-lingual; adept at communicating both in writing and verbally in English, Dutch, German, Spanish, French and Italian
  • Approachable; able to convey ideas and concepts to groups with enthusiasm, confidence and honesty
  • Delivering business growth; improved trade sales from £150,000 in 2011 to £1.5 million in 2014
  • Generating and establishing suitable product ranges
  • Coordinating international sales, including appointing and managing both distributors and agents
  • Overseeing all pricing and general terms and conditions negotiations with major retailers

Click here to enquire about this International Sales Manager!

 

Head of Business Development - £45,000 plus benefits

“Impressive! If you’re seeking an energetic, well-presented business development manager with over 15 years’ leadership experience, we could have the man for you. He’s commercially astute with a proven track record within business development and sales management and is confident implementing successful strategies that achieve results.  An assured, dedicated communicator with the ability to engage others and negotiate effectively, he is committed and results-focused.”

Skills and experience

  • Customer-focused, including key account management and project coordination
  • Developing and launching a corporate membership programme
  • Introducing networking forums and benchmarking clubs to improve members’ benefits
  • Presenting new market intelligence resources to support members’ objectives
  • Diploma in International Advertising and degree in Business
  • Establishing strong commercial partnerships with international businesses
  • Identifying growth opportunities and pursuing these across various sectors
  • Responsibility for managing budgets, sales volume and regional profit
  • Experience across data management, media relations and supplier management
  • Utilising research, marketing and merchandising support to improve sales

Click here to enquire about this Head of Business Development!

 

Business Development Executive - £25,000 plus benefits and bonus

“A creative, dedicated and sales-focused individual, this impressive candidate has some valuable experience across customer-facing roles in both retail and sales. Her strengths include the ability to think fast and make critical decisions in pressurised situations, build strong working relationships and seek out new opportunities to increase instore profits. She’s now seeking a new role where she can develop and improve her business development skills.”

Skills and experience

  • Driving availability, distribution and sales within stores across the Midlands
  • Targeting stores and adding them to the new lead database
  • Seeking new opportunities to increase instore profits and auditing and recording all store visits
  • Planning store visits during promotional periods to ensure good stock and marketing collateral visibility
  • Responsible for setting and achieving quarterly targets and coverage deadlines
  • Working closely with the Regional Account Executive to visit traders and gather new business leads
  • Arranging meetings with store owners and managers to update them on new promotions and events
  • Presenting territory updates at monthly regional meetings
  • Degree-educated and undertaken training in Excel, presentation skills and sales
  • Excellent communication skills; able to build strong working relationships and negotiate with stakeholders

Click here to enquire about this Business Development Executive!

 

Marie - Marketing Executive (part time) - £30,000 pro rata Immediately Available!

“Terrific! Marie is a loyal, focused and high-achieving senior marketer with strong all-round skills and a deep understanding of aligning marketing strategy to sales via creative campaigns. She has over 16 years’ experience of working with major brands, the ability to liaise with external creative agencies and some impressive achievements across direct mail, social media and events. Marie is seeking a part time role across three or four days, so get in touch if you could benefit from her excellent expertise!”

Current salary: £30,000 pro rata

Expected salary: £30,000 pro rata

Own transport? Marie owns her own car and is happy to look at roles across Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford and the surrounding areas. 

Marie in her own words... ‘An experienced marketer who enjoys taking on responsibility and new challenges. Experience of working with both leading major and emerging brands, running successful marketing campaigns and business management.’

Skills and experience

  • Developing new communications approaches to target audiences who historically have been reluctant to engage
  • Utilising ecomms, social prospecting, direct mail and events to create engagement and awareness with prospective partners
  • Educating the marketing team and business group on campaign insights and marketing intelligence 
  • Partner management; educating and supporting partners to motivate and encourage transactions
  • Working closely with key partners to help them grow their revenue through sales and marketing campaigns
  • 2:1 degree in Marketing and Human Resource Management
  • 40% positive response rate from direct mail campaign, resulting in eight meetings with resellers
  • Managing vendor marketing funds of up to £600,000 annually
  • Undertaking in-depth analysis of campaigns and ROI
  • Working closely with external creative agencies including copywriting, design, print production and proof reading

Click here to enquire about Marie!

 

Ruth - Operations Manager - £32,000

“Superb! Ruth is an outstanding candidate with nearly three years’ experience of managing business operations within a challenging, fast-paced environment. She has a wealth of valuable knowledge across business planning, financial management and professional development, as well as an impressive track record within sales and target attainment. Ruth managed to improve rolling sales averages by 33% and increase both memberships and revenue within her first six months in an operations role, so you can be sure she’s dedicated and resourceful.”

Expected salary: £32,000

Previous salary: £32,000

Own transport? Ruth owns her own car and is happy to look at permanent roles across Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.  

Reason for leaving: Ruth is relocating to the area in the next couple of months, so is keen to find a new role.

Ruth in her own words… ‘An accomplished professional with a proven record of providing exceptional customer service and an ambition to strive for excellence.’

 

Skills and experience

  • Responsibility and accountability for all business operations, processes, service provisions and staff
  • Improving sales and increasing memberships and revenue within six months of starting the role
  • Analysing and managing company KPIs in order to improve team performance and create quarterly business plans
  • Responsibility for adhering to compliance, safeguarding policies and company quality assurances
  • Managing all HR and recruitment processes, including talent identification and interviewing
  • Building and improving customer relations through meetings, open evenings and information sessions
  • Line managing 25 staff members, including holding annual appraisals and pay reviews
  • Reviewing company training courses and adapting learning materials based on feedback
  • Impressive track record within telephone and face-to-face sales
  • Financial management, including handling queries, debt collections, refunds and voucher allocation

Click here to enquire about Ruth!

 

Joanne - Senior Sales Administrator - £25,000 / £10 per hour Immediately Available!

“Wow! If you’re seeking a highly professional, confident and customer-focused person to assist with your sales administration and account management, you need look no further than Joanne. She has over 11 years’ experience across project management and a strong track record of meeting strict deadlines and building strong working relationships with clients and customers. Joanne also comes with an impressive reference from her previous employer, so call me today to find out more.”

Current salary: £28,000

Expected salary: £25,000

Own transport? Joanne drives and is happy to consider permanent, contract or temporary roles across Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

Reason for leaving: Joanne has recently relocated to the area, meaning she’s immediately available to start a new temporary, permanent or contract role. 

Joanne in her own words… ‘A highly organised and self-motivated individual with over 11 years’ professional experience and a record of working to very high standards.’

Joanne in her employer’s words… ‘Joanne is loyal, organised, vibrant and dedicated to her work. She is a real asset to the team with her attitude, organisational skills and excellent communication. It has been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with Joanne.’

Skills and experience

  • Superb project management skills; overseeing the process from end-to-end and achieving client satisfaction on completion
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with clients, builders, designers, manufacturers and colleagues
  • Highly organised, able to prioritise and multi-task in order to deliver an exceptional service
  • Confident working within tight timeframes to meet strict deadlines and resolve issues
  • Extensive experience of utilising CRM databases to manage work orders, sales agreements, contact information and coordinate projects
  • Training new staff in administrative systems and company procedures
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook and adept at picking up new systems quickly
  • Compiling quotes and managing the tendering process for both residential and commercial projects
  • Highly accurate; calculating costs for quotations from measurements or blueprints
  • Dedicated; providing additional support across the business where required, including reception

Click here to enquire about Joanne!

 

Experienced Telesales Professional - £25,000 basic plus commission

“This consummate telesales professional has over six years’ experience within telesales, business development and internal sales roles and the ability to create sustainable business relationships. He possesses a great telephone manner and a good understanding of prospective clients’ needs, including the ability to deliver solution-orientated plans. This superb salesman is enthusiastic, self-motivated and an excellent team player.”

Current salary: £23,000  basic plus commission                                  

Expected salary: £25,000 basic plus commission

Own transport? This candidate drives and is happy to consider roles across the Milton Keynes area.

Reason for leaving: He is seeking a role where he can fully utilise his sales skills and interact with colleagues and customers.

In his own words… ‘I have excellent communication skills, a good understanding of client needs and a strong background in conflict resolution and negotiation.’


Skills and experience

  • Cold calling prospective leads in order to develop new business opportunities
  • Arranging and attending field visits with director-level prospects and decision makers
  • Liaising with the marketing team to set objectives and improve campaigns
  • Recording data on the CRM system to manage workloads and gain insights into productivity
  • Managing key accounts in order to develop core business
  • Strong telephone skills including negotiating and upselling products
  • Hitting targets; generating consistent sales on a day-to-day basis
  • Strong understanding of effective sales techniques and how to implement them
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ambitious, dedicated and keen to learn

Click here to enquire about this Experienced Telesales Professional!

 

Nancy - Marketing Assistant - £19,000

“If you’re seeking a creative, dynamic and highly motivated candidate to assist your marketing team, you need to talk to us about Nancy. She has a wealth of experience across several sectors including PR, marketing and the media and has previously run her own image consultancy business. In addition, she’s worked as a magazine columnist, reviewer and blogger, so you can be sure she has excellent writing skills. She’s now seeking a role where she can utilise her communication skills and impressive knowledge, so call us now to find out more!”

Current salary: £17,000

Expected salary: £19,000

Own transport? Nancy drives and is happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

Reason for leaving: Nancy is looking for a role where she can use her strong PR, social media and marketing skills to help the business develop.

Nancy in her own words… ‘I am a dynamic, hardworking and motivated professional with extensive experience across many sectors including PR, media and marketing.  ’

Skills and experience

  • Ran her own image consultancy for thirteen years, including managing all aspects of PR and marketing
  • Reviewing arts and theatre productions for a lifestyle magazine and hosting a radio programme in her spare time
  • Experience of managing Google and social media campaigns, including improving search engine rankings
  • Creating, writing and sending targeted email campaigns
  • Strong communication skills; liaising with corporate clients to assist with image branding
  • Attending networking opportunities to increase business visibility and promote services
  • Producing advertising campaigns for clients via social media, TV and radio
  • Volunteering; undertaking PR duties for a local charity
  • Nominated for Bedfordshire Businesswoman of the Year in 2008
  • Dynamic and focused with excellent interpersonal skills

Click here to enquire about Nancy!

 

Hollie - Sales / Customer Service - £10.00 per hour

  • Over three years’ experience across fast-paced sales roles
  • Hitting strict daily and monthly targets based on appointments and sales
  • Superb interpersonal skills; building strong relationships with customers and clients
  • Adept at generating new business
  • Reliable and enthusiastic with strong customer service skills
  • Owns her own car and happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes

Click here to enquire about Hollie! 

 

Analysts:

 

Dennis - Data Analyst - £20,000 (Immediately Available!)

“A young bright shining star, Dennis is one not to miss out on! He is well presented, an excellent communicator and possesses a strong work ethic. Dennis has recently completed a Masters’ degree in Economic and Financial Analysis and is now looking to make his first step into a role that will push him. Dennis is very eager to get his teeth into an analyst role and is ready to show how committed and hardworking he is.”                          

Expected salary: £20,000

Own transport? Dennis drives and is willing to consider roles in across Northamptonshire.

Reason for leaving: Dennis has recently completed his studies and is immediately available to start a new role.  

Dennis in his own words… ‘I am an ambitious, hardworking and well-presented graduate with a Masters’ degree in Economic and Financial Analysis, who is looking for a role where I can utilise my analytical skills.’


Skills and experience

  • Masters’ degree in Economic and Financial Analysis
  • Highly analytical; knowledge of Bloomberg and Microfit and completed a course in Intermediate Statistics using STATA
  • Adept at analysing different markets and economic situations
  • Advanced data analysis and numeracy skills
  • Degree in International Business with German
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience of conducting market research with businesses
  • Managing and analysing questionnaire data and developing new research methods

 

Click here to enquire about Dennis!

 

Finance & Accountancy:

 

Rebecca - Assistant Accountant - £28,000

“Love her! Rebecca is a meticulous and hardworking candidate with a passion for finance and nine years’ experience across a range of challenging roles. She is currently responsible for ensuring financial policies and procedures are adhered to, alongside producing budgets, reconciling accounts and financial reporting, so you can be sure she’s meticulous and well organised. Rebecca’s biggest strength is her commercial acumen and she’s eager to self-finance her AAT or ACCA studies in order to gain a recognised qualification that will support her superb practical knowledge.”

Own transport? Rebecca drives and is happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes, Buckingham, Bicester, Towcester and Aylesbury

Rebecca in her own words… ‘A hardworking, caring and conscientious problem solver who is able to identify tasks that need completing or processes that need to be revised and implemented.’

Skills and experience

  • Budgeting; producing draft budget figures for presentation to senior management, including three-year budget plans
  • Reconciling all accounts on a monthly basis, identifying, analysing and rectifying any discrepancies
  • Producing in-depth financial reports, including estimated budget figures and any revisions
  • Processing invoices for payment via BACs or cheque and resolving any payment queries
  • Preparing accounts for month and year-end, including calculating and processing the accruals
  • Using financial acumen to identify areas of relative spend, assess trends and advise stakeholders
  • Experience of liaising with multiple internal and external agencies
  • Bookkeeping experience; preparing P45s, P60s and P11ds for HMRC and completing VAT returns
  • Good knowledge of cashflow forecasting, sales, purchasing and general ledgers
  • Advanced Excel; amending the payroll spreadsheet so any variations in basic pay, overtime and SSP are easily identifiable

Click here to enquire about Rebecca!

 

Claudia - Finance Graduate - £16,000

“A dynamic, enthusiastic and confident graduate, Claudia is one you’ll want to meet! She is well presented, has great interpersonal skills and possesses dedication and a strong work ethic. Claudia has recently graduated with a 2:1 degree in Accounting and is now seeking an entry-level role where she can put her degree to a practical use. In addition, Claudia has experience within administration and customer service roles, so you can be sure she’s well organised and approachable.”

Expected salary: £16,000

Own transport? Claudia is willing to consider roles in Northampton.

Claudia in her own words… ‘I am a confident and dynamic graduate with a 2:1 degree in Accounting. I love to challenge myself, set myself new goals and learn new skills.’


Skills and experience

  • 2:1 degree in Accounting
  • Strong administration and customer service skills
  • Confident, dedicated and accurate
  • Eager; keen to begin her AAT studies
  • Available to work in Northampton

Click here to enquire about Claudia!

 

Raj - Finance Manager - £50,000

  • Proactively managing budgets, accounts staff and day-to-day finance activities
  • Part-ACCA qualified with a degree in Accounting and Finance
  • Analysing and investigating complex financial information, including expenditure trends and budget variances
  • Strong understanding of trading activities, year-end auditing and the production and posting of all journals
  • Hands-on person who enjoys the transactional side of accounts, credit control, purchase ledger and invoicing
  • Drives and happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire

 

Susan - AP / AR Team Leader - £30,000 (Immediately Available!)

  • Currently studying towards AAT Level 3 qualification
  • Advanced bookkeeping skills; bank reconciliations, trial balances, double-entry bookkeeping and management costings
  • Accurately maintaining the sales ledger
  • Producing supplier payment runs and processing their BACS and bank reconciliations
  • Advanced Excel, including Pivot Tables and VLOOKUPs and a good working knowledge of Sage
  • Drives and looking for a role within Milton Keynes or Northampton

 

Marcus - Credit Control Team Leader - £30,000 (perm) or £14 per hour (temp) (Immediately Available!)

  • QBE with over ten years’ credit control experience
  • Managing a team of credit controllers, ensuring all client objectives are achieved and overseeing credit risk monitoring
  • Reviewing all customers for appropriate credit limits and credit insurance coverage on an ongoing basis
  • Maintaining customer ledgers and developing specific solutions in order to automate and improve processes
  • Producing weekly progress reports of credit management for the team of directors
  • Drives and happy to look at roles across Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire

 

Sinela - Accounts Assistant - £25,000

  • Reconciling company credit cards, quarterly VAT returns and supplier statements
  • Maintaining the BACs payment system, ensuring timely supplier payments
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Sage and SAP
  • Assisting with monthly management accounts and the establishment of budget targets
  • Analytical; investigating and reporting on variances within budgets
  • Car owner and happy to work across the Milton Keynes area

 

Iba - Credit Controller - £24,000 (perm) or £10 per hour (temp) (Immediately Available!)

  • Managing and balancing client accounts, including creating and distributing accurate invoices and statements
  • Using Oracle to update and check ledgers
  • Making calls to chase payments and recover aged debt
  • Writing off unrecoverable debt or escalating it for further legal action
  • Degree in Business Studies
  • Drives and looking for a role within Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire or Northamptonshire

 

Jack - Finance Graduate - £20,000 (Immediately Available!)

  • 1st Class Degree in Economics
  • Five years’ experience within a financial services operations role
  • Knowledge of purchase ledger, sales ledger and data analysis
  • Reviewing cheque payments and identifying suspicious or fraudulent payments
  • Accurate; regularly meeting and exceeding performance targets in an analytical role
  • Drives and happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes, Northampton and Wellingborough

 

Steven - Credit Controller - £20,000 (perm) or £9.50 per hour (temp) (Immediately Available!)

  • Ten years’ experience across collections, debt management, reconciliations and credit control
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and rapport-building skills
  • Fast-paced roles; collecting payments from and managing relationships with around 600 active clients per month
  • Efficient; reduced 120 day debtors to zero and reduced 90 day debt dramatically in the space of six months
  • Highly accurate; resolving queries with rates and timesheets, ensuring all invoices were sent out with the correct information
  • Happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes

 

Rashmi - Purchase Ledger Clerk - £17,000

  • Checking, coding and inputting supplier invoices using JD Edwards
  • Reconciling supplier statements and handling all purchase ledger enquiries
  • Ensuring VAT charges are correct across multiple accounts
  • Degree in Public Administration and Managerial Studies
  • Experience of handling large transactions, foreign currency and cash reconciliations
  • Car owner and happy to work across the Milton Keynes area

 

Nicholas - Assistant Accountant - £14 per hour (Immediately Available!)

  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly and year-end accounts for a multi-million pound business, including audit and corporation tax packs
  • Preparing quarterly intercompany reconciliations for European and worldwide ledgers
  • Managing the purchase ledger function, including approving invoices and credit notes, inputting invoices and monthly BACs payment runs
  • Highly methodical; detailed analysis of costs, variances and trial balances as well as fixed asset reporting
  • AAT qualified and HND in Business with Finance
  • Drives and looking for a role in Northampton, Milton Keynes or the surrounding areas

 

HR:

Sheena - HR Assistant - £22,000

“Exceptional! Sheena is a well presented, adaptable and driven candidate with over six years’ HR experience and some really impressive professional achievements. Her background encompasses employee engagement, starters and leavers and performance management and she has a good knowledge of several IT systems, including Oracle, PeopleSoft and SAP. Sheena is also extremely analytical, meaning she’s adept at updating and maintaining employee databases. A true HR superstar!””

Current salary: £26,000                                                

Expected salary: £22,000

Own transport? Sheena drives and is willing to consider roles in Bedford, Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

Reason for leaving: Sheena is relocating to the area and is keen to find her next challenge.

Sheena in her own words… ‘I am a highly driven HR professional with extensive experience in managing all aspects of HR functions, primarily within the international IT, ITES, and retail industries.’

Skills and experience

  • Masters’ degree in Business Administration and Six Sigma Green Belt certified
  • Coordinating a career choice programme, including arranging onsite classes across the UK and distributing project marketing material
  • Assisting with the creation of an ER case management tracker, conducting ER audits and compiling reports
  • Implementing a long term service award policy
  • Developing and distributing training materials and using learning management systems to gather evaluation
  • SharePoint; built intranet sites for internal data sharing, managed all security and content and created a user manual
  • Excellent IT knowledge, including advanced Excel, SAP, Oracle, ERP and PeopleSoft
  • Conducting and analysing data from employee engagement surveys and developing a follow up action plan
  • Managing sickness and absence, occupational health and other medical HR issues
  • Coordinating the delivery of HR project reports and surveys

Click here to enquire about Sheena!

 

Helen - HR Administrator - £24,000 Immediately Available!

“An excellent candidate! Helen is extremely polished and well presented with over 15 years’ experience across fast-paced HR, recruitment and training roles. She’s a consummate HR professional who’s adept at managing disciplinaries / grievances up to senior management level, dealing with legal compliance and handling TUPE and redundancy consultations. In addition, she has a CIPD Level 3 qualification and an industrious, highly professional approach. First class!”

Current salary: £26,000                                                

Expected salary: £24,000

Own transport? Helen drives and is happy to consider roles across the Milton Keynes area.

Helen in her own words… ‘As a perso