Joe joined us from a technical recruitment background in August, as our new business development consultant. He’s had about enough time to get to know us and see first-hand how things work at MarketingMoves. Let’s hear his side of the story:

 

1- Tell us about your role at MarketingMoves.

I dedicate my time at MarketingMoves to business development, connecting with senior marketers and HR teams to discuss their upcoming marketing campaigns and plans for recruitment (if any). I pride myself on a consultative style, without pushiness or pressure.

2- What should a good recruitment company offer a client?

A good recruitment consultancy has a wide view of the market and strong long term relationships with talented, on and off the market candidates. They should take the time to meet and get to know candidates and clients so as to better match the needs of both and find that all important culture fit. Drawing on considerable expertise, they should take a consultative approach and offer advice on hard to fill roles, where aspects might need tweaking or priorities clarifying to find the one who will turn out to be the perfect new hire.

3- Which sectors are MarketingMoves building up a particular niche in?

MarketingMoves are highly specialised for a recruitment consultancy, with a narrow focus on recruiting marketers for the technology sector, and more recently, pre-sales professionals within technology. Consultants here also build up their own niche within a niche. For example, Nathan [Davies] owns the CyberSecurity marketing space and has done for a number of years. Go with him to an RSA conference and you’ll be surprised at how many people he knows. Carly [Lake] drew on her finance background to build up her Fintech specialism.

4- How does MarketingMoves identify a great marketing candidate?

With the wealth of recruitment experience in the MarketingMoves office we do have a knack for spotting talent. Over the last 20 years we’ve placed well over 1500 permanent and interim marketing professionals, from marketing executives to CMOs, at over 400 leading technology companies from start-ups to multi-nationals.

5- What’s the best way to get in touch with MarketingMoves?

New clients will either call our main office number (01932 253 352), or if I’ve made contact first, they’ll drop me a quick email on jspencer@marketingmoves.com or try my mobile (07557 746 984). Our existing clients are looked after by their particular account manager, so contact a consultant directly – all details are on our brand new team page

As for candidates, the best way is to email your CV or apply to one of our job posts. It just means we can judge the best consultant to give you a call back, and they’ll call you from a position of knowledge. They can check with colleagues about potentially suitable roles in advance and ask specific questions about your experience from the CV in front of them.

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