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We are an award winning team of hiring experts. Our heritage lies in marketing appointments, but we but have evolved into trusted client partners working across numerous business functions in Scotland, the UK and internationally. Our membership of Talentor International Executive Search Network also brings insight, support and coverage across 27 countries around the world.

From second job through to Board level, we advise on talent strategy, assessment, and successful onboarding. Far from competing with in house recruitment teams, we support them when that all important future-fit talent is needed to gain a competitive advantage.

MARKETING

Marketing is a vital function of any organisation, the eyes, ears and voice of the customer, which helps ensure that commercial reality influences all the other key functions of a business. The best marketing people understand how to influence the customer and their colleagues in equal measure. So, whether you need a CMO or a Scrum Master, or any of the multitude of job titles found in Marketing, it is as important to have a recruitment partner that can screen candidates for attitude and cultural fit just as intelligently as for past experience and skillset.

We help hire permanent and interim talent across:

  • Marketing/Brand management
  • PR and Communications
  • Creative and Design
  • Research and Insight
  • Events and Experiential
  • Content creation
  • Digital media and much more…

SALES

Often underrated in UK business, the sales function, carried out professionally, is an absolutely vital function of any successful commercial operation. The best sales people have a high level of emotional intelligence needed to understand the customer, combined with the energy and determination to drive business growth. This combination isn’t always easy to spot, which is why our clients rely on our experienced team of specialist sales consultants armed with the best recruitment technology to help them build their sales operations.

Here are a few of our recent hires:

  • Sales Director
  • Head of Sales
  • Field Sales Controller
  • Head of Business Development
  • Business Director
  • Software Sales Manager

DATA

In 2002, we started out specialising in sales and marketing recruitment. Since then, and fuelled by the digital revolution, the science of gathering and analysing data has become an increasingly important element in the commercial competitiveness of our clients. As a result, the battle for talent in all areas of data management remains fierce.

We now have consultants with over 25 years’ combined experience in sourcing data experts across a wide range of disciplines.

Typical roles that we recruit for:

  • Chief Data Officer
  • Head of Data Science
  • Data and Analytics Manager
  • Head of Decisioning
  • Data Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Database Administrator

TECH

For years, we’ve specialised in sales and marketing recruitment. The digital revolution blurred the lines between marketing and tech, with software expertise becoming vital to how well companies can compete in the marketplace. As a result, our clients are increasingly asking us to source software experts in a market where demand is high.

Typical roles that we recruit for:

  • Head of Software Engineering
  • Development Manager
  • Principle Engineer
  • .NET developer – C#, MVC, WPF, ASP
  • Python Developer
  • Java Developer – JEE, Hibernate, Spring, RESTful Web Services, JMS
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Web Developer – JavaScript (Node, React, Angular), HTML, CSS, Ruby, PHP, JQuery
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Mobile Developer – iOS/Andriod 
  • UI/UX
  • C/C++
  • Oracle – PL/SQL

HR

An organisation is only as strong as its people which makes the HR function so vital to any business.

At Denholm, we have colleagues with direct experience of HR recruitment and working client-side in HR for leading UK companies. 

This gives them real insight into the mindset of this discipline as well as having the practical recruitment technology to source and select a wide range of HR professionals.

Here are some of the areas in which we recruit:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Relations and Compliance
  • Internal Communications and Employee Engagement
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Diversity and Inclusion

FINANCE

Finance is the lifeblood of any successful business. And the most valued finance professionals are those who can combine essential vocational qualifications with the people skills necessary for promoting positive external relations and strong internal teamwork.

Denholm works extensively with entrepreneurial companies in Scotland’s high growth sectors such as Technology and Food & Drink, where candidates with a positive mindset are at a premium. Of course a rigorous approach to discipline, risk and compliance are also vital and we are experienced at finding people who combine all these strengths.

Roles that we’ve recently placed include:

  • CFO
  • Finance Director
  • Head of Finance
  • Finance Manager
  • Risk and Compliance Manager

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Denholm are delighted to be working exclusively with Loch Lomond Group; one of the most exciting and fast-growing global spirits companies in the country. To assist with their growth ambitions, they are looking to recruit a commercially astute and strategic marketer to join their team in a newly created role, as Head of Whisky Marketing.

Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Head of Whisky will create and drive a comprehensive and strategic brand plan including positioning, range architecture and pricing strategy to allow delivery of the business growth ambitions. You will have a background of working with premium spirits and be confident in launching NPD and range extensions across the global marketplace, ensuring alignment to the brand values through promotional toolkits. In addition to a background in brand-building, with the consumer at the heart of global activations, you will have experience of leading brand communications across all platforms including digital, sponsorship, PR and Events.

The Head of Whisky will be a visionary thinker and will bring passion and enthusiasm to the role. You will have the ability to nurture and lead a high performing team to ensure that all strategic plans are translated into commercially successful activations.

Sponsorship & Events Manager

The Loch Lomond Group are seeking a commercially-savvy Sponsorship and Events Manager to join the marketing team.

You will be responsible for developing Loch Lomond Group's sponsorship and events strategy and delivering a program of activities and partnerships that will support the business growth ambitions. Other responsibilities include managing renewals and negotiations, overseeing communication with sponsors as well as aligning business and market needs.

The Sponsorship & Events Manager is a key role in the business. We are looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and driven professional who has an understanding of how to build brand advocacy through sponsorship and events. You will ideally come from a marketing and sponsorship background in spirits or have a passion and understanding of the category and its nuances.

This is an incredible role and an exciting time to join one of the most talked about spirits companies in the marketplace. If you think you have the magic that they are looking for, get in touch today!

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Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management.

Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for several Communication Advisors to join our fast-growing team. You’ll have previous agency experience at Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients.

You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors. Your expertise might lie in marketing, creative projects and digital content, turning bright ideas into impactful campaigns. Or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships.

Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Developing and delivering a wide range of project and campaigns
  • Creating compelling content that engages audiences and influences behaviour
  • Managing the delivery of creative, design and digital projects
  • Retaining and growing activity with existing clients by delivering exceptional results
  • Producing winning proposals and pitches to secure new business
  • Creating strong relationships with our clients, colleagues and associates
  • Delivering high-quality work on time and on budget and with passion
  • Actively measuring, evaluating and reporting performance

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Exceptional writing skills and real attention to detail
  • Great client management, communication and presentation skills
  • An ability to work at pace across numerous clients and projects
  • Creativity, confidence and calmness under pressure
  • That you’re a strong team player, who can inspire colleagues to deliver great results
  • Excellent planning, prioritisation and project management skills
  • A delivery-focussed attitude
  • A desire to learn, develop and grow

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