West Bromwich Building Society – Branch Manager
Having been approached by West Bromwich Building Society, TMS Search & Selection were delighted to help them find a Branch Manager for one of its key locations. They needed a mix of qualities; financial services background, personality fit and career profile.
• Responsibility for everything within your branch: leading people, hitting sales targets and driving team performance and maintaining excellent customer service standards.
• Meeting customer needs through the sale of non-regulated financial service products, other products and referrals to appropriate specialists. In addition to achieving your own personal targets you will manage and motivate team members to achieve target / compliance objectives.
• Flexible, versatile and able to multi-task, demonstrating the ability to plan ahead to ensure everything runs smoothly day to day in your branch.
• Proven track record in sales, demonstrate success in target delivery, driving activity, performance management, effective control, adherence to compliance requirements and the development and coaching of staff.
• Background in financial services would be an advantage – highly motivated individual, and have highly-developed customer service skills.
• Due to increasing regulatory control and a greater emphasis on governance, the client needed to ensure candidates had a strong combination of sales & control.
• Despite a flood of recent redundancies within the financial services sector, the overwhelming level of interest from a sea of active candidates meant identifying quality candidates was a particular challenge.
• A proactive headhunting, networking and referral methodology to maximise exposure to quality individuals.
• Thorough competency based interviewing to ensure complete alignment of both candidate and client expectations.
After successfully headhunting a Branch Manager from one of the clients competitors TMS Search & Selection is now regarded by the client as a strategic partner, over and above their other preferred supplier search firms, and have subsequently been tasked to complete several further mandates at more senior levels.
"We chose TMS Search to help us as we knew they would identify the right people with the mix of experience and desire we required. We weren’t disappointed and were really pleased to fill the position with someone who ticked all the boxes. The discreet way TMS Search went about their work combined with the quality of candidates is why we use them."