Working with great clients, its a privilege to help build their business through recruiting senior staff that make an impact.
Client Services Director
With a key requirement for someone leading the technology/infrastructure which drives customer service, this Life company identified it would be difficult to get the skills witin the local market. We undertook an extensive national search with specific core criteria which resulted in a 'big4 consultancy' Director being engaged.
An essential element of this process was helping with the candidate's assessment of an unusual opportunity against a strong existing career path. Our consulting input became more necessary as the scope of the role changed during the process.
FOOD & DRINK
Head of Financial Planning
This assignment was to recruit a Head of Financial Planning for a newly established Joint Venture within the Drinks Industry. From the highly branded environment within FMCG, a successful candidate was found with the appropriate skills and character, through a process of search, networking and advertising. However, the quality of the shortlist saw another high quality candidate taken on as Group Financial Controller. Having applied for the first role, our consulting advice was important in that second candidate's adjustment in considering the new opportunity. Both individuals have gone on to make a stong contribution to the business.
Head of Risk
This high profile investment management company required a Head of Risk advisory. It had been proving difficult to find high quality staff with the right experience for previous roles and a change in approach was sought. We were engaged and, through a thorough search process, a number of potentially suitable candidates were presented and a candidate appointed. Again, an additional candidate for another role in the team was identified, reflecting the strength of the candidate shortlist presented to the client.
This niche global business reached a point where the scale and complexity of the business required a first Finance Director. We worked with the founder to identify the key requirements and shortlisted individuals with the requisite qualities whilst considering the challenging location. There were many key stakeholders in the decision making process, based in different locations, with different perspectives, which required focussed attention. The successful individual has susequently helped to drive the business forward.
FOOD & DRINK
This international business had been growing quickly and wanted to further strengthen the management team. A Commercial Director was sought with specific experience in the client's market, in relation to strategic development with key retailers. An extensive, focussed search produced a range of high calibre candidates, with the successful candidate impressing with the mix of large corporate track record and entrepreneurial potential. An important part of our assessment was that candidates were clear on the challenges of such a transition , as much as the opportunities.
Group Financial Controller
Against a background of financial pressures and the demands of University faculty investment, the client was looking for a candidate from a commercial background with the ability to make a strong contribution. This required a robust personality and great communication skills backed by the required technical srength.
A combination of headhunting, use of an extensive network, database and advertising produced the shortlisted candidates. However a key feature of the process was our credibility in selling the opportunity (and potential) as much as the assessment.