Managing Director 🚀

Job description

London | 11-50 employees


A bit about us…


Canda is your first subscription-based talent acquisition and employer brand partner. With a curiosity to break things, we're a tribe of doers determined to reinvent recruitment. Together, we help transformational brands scale sustainably through building a culture-first approach to recruitment.


Our team has experienced the world of sales-driven recruitment and have always begged the question - there’s got to be another way? We wanted to make partners out of clients and friends out of our candidates. We couldn’t find one, so we built it. Now we’re in a world we love and we’re here to stay. We’re not working in recruitment; we’re working on it. Our model provides scaling businesses, like ourselves, with the unique support they need to develop their rapidly growing team. Our ongoing collabs include Trouva, Hello Fresh, Tech Nation, Feast It, Chip, flatfair and many more...


Think of us as the Spotify for hiring; you can start, pause or stop at any time.


About the role...

As Managing Director, you'll report directly into our Founder and lead on scaling our UK expansion. You’ll be the driving force behind our unique offering, overseeing how we deliver and improve our service, identifying new opportunities, devising business strategy and being a focused and inspirational leader for our SLT. 

You'll be working with the fastest-growing startups in London, a passion and interest for the tech and startup space is a must. Phase I is complete with our brand, product and digital solution at Beta phase, you'll be experienced and passionate in building out propositions that solve customer challenges. 

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A bit about you...

  • A strong and clear communicator, you’re able to adjust your style to the context and provide clarity for all internal messaging. Building rapport with both the Canda team and key customers will be a breeze
  • You'll have experienced high growth culture and operational expansions. 
  • Excited by the thought of a green SLT, and eager to coach and upskill as you work together. Able to adapt to and mentor different working styles
  • Taking a step back to see the whole picture comes naturally to you; you’re able to dive down into specifics where needed, but always with a strategic lens
  • A love for scalings organisations combined with a desire to see us grow sustainably and a willingness to put the work in to get us ready
  • Data-driven, you love to share your opinion but ultimately decisions are influenced based on what the market tells us and how commercially viable a solution is; you thrive on being challenged and are always open for a respectful + insights-led discussion.

What’s in it for you…

  • An opportunity to work with some of the most transformational startups in the market.
  • A team that is built on values, capability and passion... our team and our mission is what makes us tick! 
  • Frequent socials including quizzes, team sports days, drinks, dinners, and charity projects.
  • Regular knowledge-sharing sessions.
  • All of the latest tools you need to get the job done.
  • A culture of learning: we’re growing pretty darn fast and give you the chance to shape your role as we do.
  • 30 days’ holiday a year (plus UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up!
  • Meaningful equity 
  • Annual bonus