Adecco Group

Special Counsel - Executive Director - Minneapolis, MN

Special Counsel


The Executive Director is responsible for developing business opportunities as well as increasing branch revenue, gross margin and net income. Responsible for developing a cohesive and productive team for sustaining growth and expansion.




  • Leads daily branch sales & recruiting strategy meetings with all colleagues; conducts strategic analyses of monthly, quarterly & annual sales/client reports; and conducts market analyses to develop & execute target sales plan.
  • Executes personally and through team initiatives, the sales & recruiting strategies to ensure revenue goals are met and fill ratios for retail & POTD lines of business are increased.
  • Evaluates all current clients for expansion & cross selling opportunities. Ensures proactive steps are taken to secure the business.
  • Increases client retention by performing regular quality calls to active clients to identify areas of strength and opportunities.
  • Performs strategic analysis of monthly, quarterly & annual sales and client reports; and performs market analyses to develop & execute target sales plan.
  • Drives team performance by setting and reviewing performance metrics; and through conducting weekly staff and training meetings, periodic business review meetings, and team coaching.
  • Conducts branch needs assessment to ensure branch is staffed appropriately to meet market demand & financial targets; hires and on-boards the right people for defined roles.
  • Assesses attitude, aptitude & experience for the role to ensure a good cultural fit within the branch & company.
  • Observes, assesses, and reports on behavior, attitude, areas of development & successes for non-direct, dotted line reports. Aids in their coaching, mentorship, discipline or termination.
  • Manages colleagues, adhering to HR & legal best practices regarding colleague disciplinary action.
  • Designs and executes overall market strategy to ensure annual targets are met.
  • Designs and executes branch/market specific internal & external promotions to drive results and foster an engaging culture.
  • Acts as brand ambassador & leads public relations efforts through networking, speaking engagements, and local community involvement.
  • Leverages local and national agreements & relationships to win local business.
  • Acts as local market liaison to corporate departments, sister companies, leadership teams & colleagues.
  • Reviews weekly aging reports from client services & takes appropriate action to ensure clients are paying their invoices within agreed upon terms; and ensures maintenance of company DSO standards.
  • Ensures company policies and standard operating practices are followed.
  • Serves as liaison and point of escalation to external departments.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in business, law, or a related field with a minimum of three (3) years of legal professional experience is required. Combination of post-high school education and related professional work experience equivalent to seven (7) years may be considered in lieu of a degree. Previous experience working within an Adecco Group North America business unit or in the staffing or human resources solutions industries is highly desirable. Willingness and ability to travel is required.



  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledge of all SCI service offerings
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the business environment quickly
  • Ability to focus on client needs with a commitment to quality and customer service
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems through recommending and implementing creative solutions
  • Ability to demonstrate business acumen and market insight
  • Demonstrated success in sales and relationship management
  • Knowledge of and the ability to utilize Applicant Tracking Systems, Customer Relationship Management Systems and/or related tools
  • Knowledge of current sales, sourcing, and recruiting trends, best practices and methodologies within the staffing and workforce solutions industries
  • Ability to focus on client needs with a commitment to quality and customer service
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and understand employment-related laws, rules and regulations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 




Adecco Group North America through an impressive portfolio of staffing industry leading brands, including Accounting Principals, Adecco Staffing, Ajilon, Beeline, Entegee, Lee Hecht Harrison, Modis, Paladin, Parker+Lynch, Pontoon, Special Counsel and Soliant is the world’s leading provider of Human Resources solutions.


We are the workforce experts delivering staffing and career service solutions to organizations and individuals across all industries. Collectively we harness the power of some of the greatest talent in the world. That talent and expertise allows us to do business globally and act locally with deep knowledge in niche areas.


Every day, we have more than 100,000 associates on assignment, 30,000 colleagues working internally to support more than 10,000 clients in the United States and Canada. Ensuring our business units are prepared to deliver outstanding service to our associates and clients, the Adecco Group North America team provides a strong infrastructure through our corporate and shared services team.


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