WeBuyAnyCar – Recruitment Case Study:
- Finance Director (promoted to Managing Director)
- Head of Finance (promoted to Finance Director)
- Financial Controller
- Finance Manager
- Management Accountants
- Senior Finance Business Partner (covered below)
- Commercial Analyst
- Assistant Accountant
- Purchase Ledger Clerk
- Finance Graduate
WeBuyAnyCar was founded in 2006 and is the UK's largest dedicated car buying services. Headquartered in Greater Manchester, WeBuyAnyCar offers customers a simpler, more efficient and easier way to sell vehicles compared to private sale or part exchange. As such, WeBuyAnyCar (WBAC) has built a trusted brand where customers can dispose of their vehicle independently of a new acquisition. As the market leader, they offer national coverage, competitive prices and an unparalleled customer experience. WBAC is part of Constellation Automotive Group. They are always look to retain talent within the business and, as would be expected in a fast growing, successful organisation, there are many opportunities to take on further responsibility and grow with the business.
Background to Exercise
Axon Moore first worked with WeBuyAnyCar when they were a start up many years ago. We placed their first Financial Director (who is now MD) and their first Financial Controller (now FD) alongside many other hires. This long term relationship has resulted in Axon Moore subsequently recruiting a large number of positions for an true North West growth and success story WeBuyAnyCar, from Graduate-level through to Directors, and on permanent and temporary basis. Our placements have been in both the core finance and commercial finance teams and have included Finance Graduate, Commercial Finance Analyst, Management Accountant, Finance Manager, Finance Business Partner and Head of Finance. Our close relationship with them has coincided with their continued outstanding growth, and in 2021, WeBuyAnyCar instructed Axon Moore to assist with the recruitment of a Senior Finance Business Partner along with other more junior roles within the finance functions.
Following conversations with the Finance Director at WeBuyAnyCar to discuss the roles in detail, we advised on the market, salary benchmarking and showcased how we could add significant value to this recruitment process. For the role Senior Finance Business Partner, a brief was taken alongside advice on the budget and with regards to suitable of candidates in the market. As such, we created a and presented a high calibre shortlist which helped WeBuyAnyCar to identify candidates for their interview process. Several interviews were conducted and the the Finance Director and Managing Director found the successful candidate extremely impressive, which resulted in a superb and highly successfully hire.
As a result of our help, WeBuyAnyCar were able to successfully hire a superb Senior Finance Business Partner. Both Axon Moore and WeBuyAnyCar believe that the individual will grow and develop and progress within the business for years to come. We continue to work closely with WeBuyAnyCar and we regularly place graduates into the business in more junior positions who support the Financial Controller.
“Laura has helped me throughout my career to find a role personally and also helped me to recruit when I have a need within my team. From start to finish, Laura is a pleasure to work with, being very easy to communicate with, being readily available for any queries. She builds relationships excellently in a professional manner. I will definitely contact Axon Moore and specifically Laura again when the need arises.”Luke Rowarth, Head of Finance
NRG Fleet Services
“I was recently placed in my current role by Axon Moore and found the team overwhelmingly simple and supportive. I was relocating from another country and didn't know the job market so it was really important I worked with a recruiter who knew it really well. Axon Moore's client portfolio was incredibly impressive and they used their experience to help me understand the market and how I would fit into it. The support I received throughout and after the recruitment process was second to none and I cannot recommend them highly enough.”Ross Mclellan, Junior Finance Business Partner
Thornton & Ross
“We use Axon Moore exclusively for recruitment into our finance team due to the quality of candidates presented and the proactive way in which they manage the entire process and relationship. In the last year they have helped with some highly successful hires who have added great value to the team and wider business. I would strongly recommend Axon Moore for any financial recruitment needs.”Dave Potter, Financial Controller