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Graduate Business Development - Community Analyst- Manchester

Graduate Business Development - Community Analyst- Manchester

Posted 1 July by Harmonic Group Ltd
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Graduate Business Development - Community Analyst

Harmonic get great people and great organisations to work in tune together. And following a bumper start to 2021, we're looking for two talented people to help us expand our reach into exciting new markets in Manchester and across the North West.

As one of our new Community Analysts for Spring/Summer 2021, we're offering you the opportunity to shape the direction of one of Manchester's most exciting start-ups. You'll be amongst the coolest, most creative workplaces in the city, surrounded by cutting edge independent shops, live music venues, international restaurants, a lively bar scene and access to arts & culture.

About Harmonic:

Harmonic supply the finance, operations and legal professionals who make our clients brilliant.We work with some of the most exciting organisations in Europe, ranging from ground-breaking technology start-ups (Fintech, Software, AI, Robotics, Electronics, BioTech). 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'. 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.

Have a very active social scene which - although focussed upon online activities right now- provides new colleagues with a supportive environment within which to learn the ropes and to build relationships with colleagues. In normal (see: no global plague) circumstances, we will have weekly drinks in Manchester, visits to our London office, regular gig attendance and fly 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!

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.


·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.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.


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 will be reporting into Oliver Gaydon who after joining Harmonic 2 years ago as a Lead Community Analyst, is now one of our two Community Managers and is heading up the Manchester office, his journey over the last two years is a great reflection of the extensive growth opportunities that are on offer at Harmonic.

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


·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 £21,000 (rising to £22,000 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)new castle to

Recruitment process:

Candidates who pass the first screening process will receive a short telephone interview. If successful, this will be followed by a formal face-to-face interview.

Reference: 43222962

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