An American client, in the FMCG sector had plans to enter the European market. To roll-out their expansion plans they needed to recruit someone for the most senior position: the General Manager. Extensive experience in an executive position in one of the major European Food & Beverage companies was an absolute must, but, equally important was the right personality. Energy, flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit were essential for this client as they needed to make a strong and immediate impact on the new market.
Finding candidates for the most senior position in a company is always challenging but doing this for a company that is completely new to the market adds pressure. Our approach had to be customized to suit our client’s specific needs. Our executive recruiter carried out a thorough and very discreet search using his senior level network. Following careful analysis and discussions he presented the candidate who matched the very particular requirements not only in terms of experience and knowledge but also in terms of character. We found the right person for the job.
After placing the General Manager, our team were trusted to fill other senior positions including sales, marketing, operations, and finance. Our partnership continues with this valued client and we are proud to have helped them conquer the market with the right leaders on board.