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CMS Flexible Resource Manager

Business Services
18000400 Requisition #
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We are seeking a Flexible Resource Manager to join our talent acquisition team.

About the role

The successful candidate will bring experience of developing and running a sales and/or a recruitment process within a B2B environment. The Flexible Resource Manager will take a prominent role in building productive resourcing relationships with senior stakeholders, management and our clients.
This role will report to the Head of Recruitment and will work closely with our Head of Legal Service Design & Delivery, who is responsible for CMS Mix.
The position will suit an individual who is adaptable, resilient, collaborative and thrives in a fast-paced environment. 
This role is offered on a full time basis for an initial 12 month fixed-term basis.
The key responsibilities of this role include:

- Having oversight of the CMS Mix ‘opportunities book’. Delivering on revenue, margin and placement targets for flexible resource. This requires knowing in detail our internal resourcing capabilities, our flexible resource processes and the opportunity book.

- Build rapport and trust with CMS partners and clients to understand their flexible resourcing needs and steer them through our flexible resource process.

- Using our databases, networks and supplier relationships, identify the most appropriate internal resource or external consultant for the each opportunity. This will mean carefully matching appropriate consultants with the placement opportunity while ensuring the client has the opportunity to work with the best consultant available.

- Work closely with other stakeholders (especially the BD Client Team and HR Business Partners) who work on our secondment process.

- Developing strong relationships with key stakeholders, including the Business Managers, Resource Managers, Legal Services Unit Director and HR Business Partners.

- Develop and drive a proactive client development programme, moving the business from being reactive to more actively developing opportunities with clients. This includes both individual opportunities and more strategic ventures or partnerships of larger scale with individual clients.

- Assisting the development and delivery of a high-quality ‘sale process’ that delivers on the CMS by Design experience for both consultants and clients. This requires creating momentum in the fulfilment process but never at the expense of transparency or “doing the right thing”.

- Assisting in the communication and understanding of our flexible resourcing capabilities, including being able to describe the different resourcing options available.

About you

Proven recruitment experience, ideally in a professional services environment, is essential. You will also be able to demonstrate experience in;

- Experience in a client-facing recruitment or business development role would be advantageous

- You should be an excellent “relationship builder” with the ability to leverage relationships commercially

- Sound personal judgment

- Excellent communication skills, with a sophisticated writing style

- Exemplary service delivery ethic with a commitment and passion to always deliver

- Exceptional organisational skills with a meticulous eye for detail.

- Experience managing suppliers

- Experience in reporting and tracking key metrics and presenting to senior stakeholders

About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide. 

A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence.  We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.

Equal opportunities

CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).

For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here.to view the diversity pages on our website. 

How to apply

If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Tahira Choudhry, Talent Aquisition Advisor.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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