Managing Director

Location: Wilmslow, North West England GB


Job Number: 5578

Position Title: Director

External Description:

Managing Director, Pareto


Company Overview

Pareto’s mission is to empower people and businesses worldwide to realise their potential.


Pareto is recognised as the UK's largest and most successful graduate assessment, placement and training organisation. With over two decades of industry experience and investing in talent across the globe, Pareto has placed over 30,000 graduates and trained over 150,000 sales professionals.


Pareto now works with over 1,800 clients varying in industry from tech to finance to FMCG, delivering them the top 20% of graduates into Business to Business sales roles.

Role Overview

The Managing Director will lead the strategic development and operational delivery of Pareto, shaping and delivering the mid to long term strategy for the Company. The role will align the Pareto trajectory with the Randstad UK and Ireland goals and objectives and deliver long term sustainable growth for both.   Liaison and relationship development with external clients and internal colleagues at all levels are core to the role.


Specific focus will be establishing and rapidly accelerating the client and therefore business base within existing and new sectors leveraging existing networks, top talent, best practice and exemplars of performance. 

The role will drive the rapid development of consistent excellence in our delivery across all clients, both internal and external, while developing the brand reputation in the market as the industry leader for delivering growth to clients through trusted business partner relationships.

Finally ensuring commitments made to clients are specific and deliverable, ideally exceeded!

The role will lead, progress and personify the inclusive and diverse culture within the company ensuring the Company values are positively influencing the entire environment and ways of working. The embedding of a true retention culture which has stay and perform at its heart and which builds positive and engagement and belonging to all.


To be successful in the role you will:

    • Develop the mid to long term company growth strategy and associated operational business plans
    • Develop stretching and achievable budget forecasts outlining investment requirements and projected ROI
    • Manage and deliver excellence in compliance in every process and function 
    • Manage and deliver the business operations, identifying areas of success and areas of challenge, improving operational efficiencies and performance
    • Establish and develop engaging and consultative relationships with clients, colleagues and internal partners
    • Establish and maintain the positioning of Pareto as the preferred growth partner for clients
    • To develop a persuasive story for our offering and performance that connects and engages clients and leads to opportunities for business development and growth
    • To deliver compelling thought leadership, which is relevant and actionable
    • Robustly manage the company financial performance.
    • Build team capability and invest in growing first-class delivery and business development functions
    • Establish and develop a deep culture of operational excellence with a focus on effective and rapid problem solving
    • Align the team collaboratively around a focussed vision, strategy and goals
    • Build a strong talent pipeline which will strengthen the offering


  • Provide strategic sector advice to the Group Board ensuring an accurate view of the market and the company’s future is communicated 



Experience Required

  • Proven experience at Managing Director or Senior Director level position delivering significant growth and profitability in challenging markets and economic conditions
  • Exemplary leadership skills, with significant experience at delivering positive inclusive cultures with retention and engagement at their hearts
  • Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and operational business plans
  • Thorough knowledge of market changes and forces that influence the company
  • Strong understanding of finance and measures of performance
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities


Whats on Offer

  • Competitive salary DOE + commision/bonus
  • Car/Car Allowance
  • Flexible benefits package including; enhanced pension scheme, private medical insurance, family private health care, company shares
  • A progressive, collaborative culture that has to be seen to be believed


If you are interested in this position please apply now or get in touch with Zoe Macgregor on


We are an inclusive employer and should you require any reasonable adjustments in order to complete any aspect of the recruitment process, please contact the Internal Talent Acquisition (ITA) team.


Randstad values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application


State: North West England

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