Graduate Business Development

Camden Town, London, UK
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  • 4 August 2022

About the Job

Harmonic get great people and great organisations to work in tune together. And following a bumper start to 2022, we’re looking for five talented people to help us expand our reach into exciting new markets in the UK. As one of our intake of Community Analysts for 2022, the position offers you the opportunity to shape the future direction of one of London’s most exciting start-ups. And to do this while working in one of the coolest, most creative workplaces right in the centre of the Stables Market, Camden Town, London. We have recently opened our Manchester office within in a great co-working space and also plan to open a second office in the diverse, fast paced heart of Brixton. Combining business development, networking, research, marketing and commercial negotiations, Harmonic Community Analysts will be taken through a broad education in recruitment business development which offers unrivalled career progression. But without the alpha male, salesy nonsense that some firms in our space are sadly infamous for.

After a successful 6 month trial in 2021, we are also very proud to formally work to a standard 4.5 day week (finish at lunchtime Friday) with no reduction in salary or bonuses. Rested and healthy colleagues, makes for a happier and more effective team!

About Harmonic: Harmonic supply the finance, operations and legal professionals who make our clients brilliant. Focussing on filling roles ranging from Chief Financial Officers through to Operations Directors, we work with some of the most exciting organisations in Europe, ranging from ground-breaking technology start-ups (Fintech, Software, AI, Robotics, Electronics, BioTech) and record labels through to major fashion labels, vegan food start-ups, leading furniture designers and media businesses. The recurring theme across our customers is ‘non-corporate’ businesses: if a company aren’t innovative and values-driven, then they aren’t the right fit for us. Led by Charlie Walker, the youngest-ever recipient of the prestigious Recruitment International ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ and a judge for the Great British Business Awards, Harmonic is our founder’s second business (having built his first to a £30 million turnover operation aged just 24 back in 2008).

Charlie is also regarded as a thought leader within the London business community and is often asked to speak on topics including Leadership and Values In Business. He and his co-founder Fin Glanvill are passionate about operating working cultures where values underpin everything. And where colleagues are rewarded for what they have contributed to the growth of the business. Their intention is for the senior management team of 2023 to be 90% comprised of former Community Analysts. Our values are at the core of what we do and following a challenging year for everyone in 2020 we have doubled down on our commitment to the wider community and commitment to giving our people the support they need inside and outside of the world of work. Harmonic are proud to sponsor one of London’s leading mental health charities – GetAhead – and make sure that everyone gets the day off to attend their annual festival at Omeara in London Bridge! This is alongside support tools, coaching (taken by one of Europe’s leading Executive coaches!) and access to counselling services. We have a very active social scene which – during lockdown focused upon online activities but as restrictions have lifted has begun to take place in person again. Our social community provides new colleagues with a supportive environment within which to learn the ropes and to build relationships with colleagues. Increasingly as restrictions lift we begun to have our weekly drinks in Camden and will hopefully soon be regularly attending gigs and flying to international music festivals (most recently Nova Batida in Lisbon) paid for by the company. Our insta will help to fill in the gaps here! We have achieved some exceptional growth in the last 4 years scaling at circa 100% per annum which has been driven by our team of incredibly ambitious Community Analysts resulting in the creation of multiple new leaders and managers in as little as 18 months after joining! This is really just the beginning and following the launch of our US business in Boston at the start of the year there are massive opportunities for people with ambitions to live and work overseas. The Role: Community Analyst is the first rung on the Harmonic career development programme. The position is a broad introduction to recruitment and staffing, which focusses upon the development of business development skills (80% phone, 10% meetings, 10% marketing and events) and the building of a trusted community of candidates within a niche marketplace. Daily and weekly targets will be used during your training so if you don’t thrive in a competitive environment (albeit a super-friendly one!), then this probably isn’t the role for you. We expect successful candidates to make promotion to Senior Community Analyst between their fifth and eight months in the job.


·Build a niche candidate community via phone and face-to-face business development (perhaps more Zoom heavy initially!) ·Source information or ‘leads’ on urgent hiring opportunities for Harmonic to fill ·Source candidates for live Harmonic vacancies ·Take responsibility for the quality of the Harmonic CRM data ·Manage and monitor social media channels ·Write and co-ordinate the design of bespoke marketing materials for your marketplace ·Create original content specific to your market for the Harmonic website Work Environment and our Values: Let’s make no bones about it: we expect high standards. Harmonic Group is going places. And quickly. You should therefore expect to work long hours when needed, and not be too phased by the prospect of competition. However, while we expect our colleagues to apply themselves, we also pride ourselves on being model employers. Our working environment is supportive and empathetic, with advice and coaching on hand when needed outside of our regular review process. Above all, our three core values: Knowledge, Respect and Community aren’t just there for PR purposes, they underpin everything we do internally as a business, as well as externally. And although we’re fans of great British tailoring, we only pull out the suits and formal dress for client meetings and parties. It’s important to us that you’re able to work comfortably and express your own personality. In keeping with this, our offices are based out of Labs, Camden- voted London’s most vibrant workspace no less- where we work alongside some of Europe’s most exciting creative and technology businesses. As a Labs Camden member, you will gain regular access to talks by entrepreneurs ranging from the founder of Boiler Room through to the CEO of Barclays. We even have our own magazine. And dogs! Training: We’re usually a modest bunch (or at least by industry standards!). But Harmonic offer the best training and coaching. Bar none. As you’ll be joining us nice and early, you’ll reap the full benefits of reporting directly into our Co-Founders with a combined 23 proven years of developing Trainees into elite consultants and Board Directors. We are also hugely proud of the fact that we have a dedicated Learning and Development Manager: Alex Sharp, who is CIPD Level 5 qualified specialist. Check our site and Linkedin profiles to see what people have to say. What we’ll need to see throughout the recruitment process (essential): ·Fantastic verbal and written communication skills ·Good educational background ·A competitive spirit ·An appreciation and sharing of our values ·Creativity ·Strong, lateral thinking processes ·Previous paid work experience (can be part-time or between terms) What we would like to see (non-essential): ·Some prior business development/sales experience Package & Benefits: ·Basic salary of £22,000 (rising to £23,000 following probationary period) ·Annual bonus (linked to display of values) ·Uncapped commission scheme (evidenced average minimum first year earnings=30-36k, second year earnings= 55-75k, third year earnings 75-120k) ·1 x company international weekend away (paid for by Harmonic!) ·1 x individually-targeted weekend away (New York or similar) ·Weekly Yoga, Pilates, SPIN ·Free luxury breakfast every Weds ·Free ticket to Getahead wellness and music festival ·Incentives relating to music, health and fitness and food ·Advance access tickets for The Roundhouse music venue ·Discounted food and drink in Camden Lock and Stables Market (up to 30%) ·Funded home working set up

Recruitment process:

Candidates who pass the first screening process will receive a short telephone interview. If successful, you will be invited for a tour of Harmonic HQ followed by a formal face-to-face interview. Find out more: Insta: @harmonicgroupHQ Twitter: @HarmonicGroupHQ FB: @HarmonicGroupLtd In line with Harmonic’s values of knowledge, community and respect we are creating a diverse work environment where all employees have equal opportunities. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, and everybody will be considered for roles regardless of race, religion, gender expression, disability, or sexual orientation. We are rapidly growing and are looking to continue to build a culture where difference is valued. Diversity connects us to our clients and the communities which we work within. We believe that diversity drives multiple points of view and helps us to be better.

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