Consultant (Visa provided)

Hong Kong, Central
£20,000 - £25,000
02 Aug 2013
02 Sep 2013

Job Title:  Consultant
Reporting to:  Director

Location:          Hong Kong, Central 
Benefits:  Visa provided, 20 days holidays, + good benefits package, plus commission

VMA Group is the leading corporate communications recruitment consultancy in the UK, Europe and Asia. The business focuses on permanent recruitment and headhunting in the specialist areas of Corporate Communications, Financial Services, Investor Relations, Internal Communications, Agency, Healthcare, Public Affairs and Marketing Communications VMA Enhance is the professional development division of the VMA Group offering public and private training and personal development courses, plus mentoring in strategic communications. VMA Group has offices in London, Manchester, Brussels and Hong Kong, and has a strategic alliance in New York with Patino Associates (Michael Patino is ex Spencer Stuart).

Position within VMA Group
This role sits within the Corporate Communications team and will specialise in junior, permanent corporate communications roles within finance and investor relations sectors.

Job Purpose
• To build and maintain loyal, profitable relationships with both existing and new clients
• To develop business for VMA, for the practices and for the individual
• To create and develop relationships with existing and new candidates
• To handle permanent/interim recruitment assignments from brief to completion
• To ensure that individual and team revenue targets are met and maximised by the successful and continuous placement of candidates within your practice area

Principle Responsibilities

• Build and develop relationships with candidates
• Interview candidates and ensure the correct registration procedures are adhered to using the database
• Maintain regular post-registration contact to demonstrate commitment and support the process of sourcing leads/referrals
• Ensure candidates are fully briefed and debriefed regarding client interviews
• Assist colleagues with other assignments by recommending suitable candidates to ensure we optimise all business opportunities
• Help candidates with some career counsel eg CV hints and tips, as appropriate

• Grow existing client relationships, re-establish old ones and generate new business via company marketing initiatives and cross-selling within the financial and investor relations sectors
• Secure face-to-face client visits to build knowledge, establish rapport and powerfully present the benefits of working with VMA Search and Selection and with you as an individual
• Manage client expectations during the recruitment process to ensure a fast, streamlined and productive result
• Take advantage of networking opportunities both in and out of office hours
• Set and achieve a realistic % fill rate on roles worked on

• Prepare advertising copy for any client paid advertising and general VMA Group advertising
• Take part in the planning and executing of annual marketing plans for your practice area
• Attend any marketing events that take place, including out of hours events
• Follow up client enquiries and sales leads

Other Responsibilities
• Keep abreast of industry developments through research and examination of relevant media to increase market awareness
• Build and maintain a relevant network of business contacts – clients and candidates
• Continually promote team and company spirit, and act with integrity, honesty and professionalism at all times
• Develop a full understanding of search, database and advertising methodologies
• Provide cover for colleagues during their absence
• Be fully aware of VMA’s vision and mission statements

Key Experience and Skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Outstanding spoken and written English skills
• Good listening and questioning skills and an ability to make sound assessments of people’s abilities
• A natural interest in people and their development
• The ability to remain calm under pressure
• Strong administrative ability with high attention to detail and the ability to follow tasks through to completion
• A positive, adaptable and flexible attitude is required as you will be dealing with all levels and cultures of candidates and clients
• A broad understanding of the business environment
• Educated to degree level, or the equivalent in experience

Contact: Katrina Andrews, VMA Group, Hong Kong:

In the first instance please send your CV in word format via email to Katrina Andrews on quoting reference KA1

VMA Group is the global executive recruitment and professional development partner in corporate communications, PR and investor relations.

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VMA Group is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.

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