Vacancy details

Productivity Manager

Location: Peripatetic

Posted on: 01/02/2023

Do you want to work for the UKs leading company for delivery of SME business support?

Do you want to support the Economic Growth in West Yorkshire?

Do you want to work with, support and inspire SMEs?

If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions the role of Productivity Manager could be for you!

About the Role

We are looking to recruit two SME business support experts for a new SME business support contract we have secured in West Yorkshire. The Productivity Improvement Programme will provide cutting edge support to help SMEs in West Yorkshire to make improvements, become more productive and grow.

The role will be responsible for:

  • Managing a portfolio of SME client businesses to ensure they maximise the value of their experience on the programme
  • To perform the effective diagnosis of participating clients using a specialist productivity diagnostic tool
  • To analyse diagnostic data to understand client’s current challenges and opportunities for productivity improvements
  • To facilitate the development of effective productivity improvement plans that will be implemented by the company
  • Working with Productivity Experts from Leeds Beckett University to help make further improvements to your clients

About You

We are looking to recruit a person that has SME business experience. This may have been gained through working with, supporting and growing SMEs from working in business support programmes previously or having run your own SME business. You will be familiar with the challenges SME business are faced with and will be able to empathise with them. In addition, you will have;

  • Significant business experience at a senior level within a high growth SME business environment.
  • Strategic and management consultancy experience in growing, developing and improving businesses.
  • Demonstrable experience and/or understanding of the operational delivery of publicly funded business support programmes.
  • Experience and working knowledge of SME business diagnostic tools and interpreting results.
  • Experience of facilitating meetings with business leaders and owners that lead to the development of high impact business improvement action plans.
  • Knowledge of the Yorkshire SME business base and the business support infrastructure. Existing relationships, networks and connections in the West Yorkshire area.
  • Knowledge and experience of Productivity and how productivity can be improved in SMEs.

What do we offer?

This is a full-time permanent contract. The role is peripatetic and requires travel around the West Yorkshire area working with clients and managing the relationship with the funder and other stakeholders.

  • A generous and competitive salary of up to £46,000 per annum for the right candidate
  • A car allowance of £3,840 per annum
  • Broadband allowance
  • A generous, up to 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme (conditional upon being enrolled and remaining in the scheme for the duration of employment)
  • Ill-health income protection (conditional upon meeting the scheme rules)
  • Life assurance (Death in Service) scheme underwritten under the pension scheme regulations (conditional upon meeting the scheme rules)
  • 26 days holiday (rising to 28 after 2 years’ service, pro rata for part time)
  • Free car parking onsite
  • A flexible and supportive working culture including access to mental health first aiders
  • Wellbeing services for employees including access to discounts, workshops, employee assistance programme, Doctorline and more
  • Modern, open space and technology enabled working environment
  • Flexible benefits including holiday-buy scheme, eye care vouchers, annual flu vaccination, Uno buses discount (Hatfield only), discounted gym membership (Hatfield only) and a cycle-to-work scheme.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and value diversity in our workforce. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

About Us

We are one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations and for over 25 years, we have provided business advisory services to more than 500,000 small to medium sized businesses on behalf of Government and Private sector organisations. As part of our expert team, you can expect to be empowered to be the best you can and share our company values of Openness (I am keen and willing to engage), Inspiration (I want to be the best that I can be), Conviction (We win, or lose, together) and Accountability (I will take responsibility and ownership). As a business we recognise that giving a superior service to our clients depends on making the most of our people and we aim to give our teams challenging opportunities, recognition for achievement, job enrichment and the maximum flexibility we can.

The fine print

  • Please note we are not a Home Office visa sponsorship licence holder and therefore you must be currently eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
  • Please read our recruitment privacy notice on the Exemplas website for information about how we process your personal data.

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