Principle Recruitment Consultant - USA at Cognitive Group

£33,000 - £50,000

Annual Basic Salary
London, UK
Agency Recruitment

What Hunted Says

Based in London, Cognitive is a specialist in Microsoft Tech and Transformation, their clients include funky fashion brands, adventurous global agencies and thought leading consultancies. But it’s their culture that's really unique, they all work collaboratively on clients and candidates, and instead of chasing KPI’s and money, they focus on building relationships. Their commitment to training is awesome, with up to 20 hours per week provided. There are also some cool perks on offer such as weekly flexi time and finishing at 3pm every summer Friday. With all of this, it’s no wonder you’ll be billing 48% above industry standard.

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Permanent Roles




Senior Recruitment Consultant / Principal Recruitment Consultant / Business Manager Based in the UK for now, then USA after a year OR you could end up staying in London if you prefer. This role requires experienced Consultants; from Senior up to Senior Business Manager Level. The most exciting opportunity we’ve ever recruited for! That’s obviously a subjective opinion but it really is a great role.

Bit of background

Cognitive Group recruit talent for Microsoft projects.  We have mirrored Microsoft’s set up to ensure we are in the best possible position to support all those we interact with.  We’re predominantly UK based but growth in the US market is integral to our future and this opportunity is a key hire within this space.   We currently have 1 experienced Consultant (American national who knows the market inside out) working on the Microsoft Dynamics side of the business with great results, we’re now looking for an experienced permanent consultant focusing on Azure Cloud (Data, Apps, Machine Learning and AI). We already have the strategy AND some of the clients (we have signed terms with most of the Tier 1 consultancies), just need more great people to bring it all together!


We're incubating this from our London office at the moment and plan to open an office in New York within the next 12 months. The successful candidate will either go to the USA with us (fully supported of course) or continue working from London. It’s up to you really!

Why are we the best for Microsoft?

- As a Microsoft Partner, the credibility it brings - you get a different response from candidates and clients. - Being so well networked in Microsoft UK, we know and meet the leaders in the cloud business, and customers they’ve won, so knowing where to focus is powerfully simple. - Delivering to your roles is just a bit easier with 47,000 registered Microsoft candidates on our database, all the phone numbers, notes and background from 11 years of working in this space. - We sponsor and attend the main Microsoft events ie Future DeCoded, 365 Saturday and host our own Azure Meets Ups, so the brand affiliation with Microsoft is incredibly strong. - Microsoft is the ‘main event’ at Cognitive, so each conversation, lead, referral, training, and every penny of marketing budget is linked to the area you focus on.

What should you expect in this role?

* Supported by senior industry experts in London and the USA. * Huge spend on LinkedIn products including Recruiter, Talent Insights, Pipeline Builder, Job Wrapping, Job Slots and more. * Given the tools to penetrate existing and historical client relationships, leveraging over 10 years of relationships made within the Microsoft space. * Maximising Cognitive's vast network and excellent reputation in the Microsoft market to acquire high level candidates. * “Employee Number 2” in our USA business. We want our New York office to eventually be a major force within the US Microsoft Staffing industry so great time to be involved in that. * Part of an organisation who have a truly phenomenal reputation in the Microsoft staffing world. Let’s be honest, this is more than can be said about most recruitment businesses…

What's in it for you?

* Very competitive basic salary (depending on experience). * Up to £50k for Senior Principal Consultants. * “Golden Hello” shares rewarded on start for Principle Consultants and above (worth a significant amount!). * New commission structure, making it one of the most competitive in the market (as well as easy to understand!). * All expenses paid incentive trips connected to performance. * Monthly "Lunch Clubs" in Michelin Star restaurants. * Private Healthcare. * Help with relocation costs.

What are we looking for?

* Proven track record of developing a successful recruitment strategy and implementation, ideally within technology. * Energy and great interpersonal effectiveness. * An irresistible drive for success. * Resilience and ability to self-motivate. * An ability to build market knowledge and expertise. * Love of consultative sales!

Final Thought...

Have a think about what you need from the company you work for, what market platform and reputation they can offer you in order to achieve your goals and stand out from the 150,000 odd recruiters in the UK. If you're interested in this position please apply as soon as possible, I'd love to have a chat with you! You can find me on LinkedIn by typing "Berker Acar Cognitive Group" in your LinkedIn search bar.