Head of Engineering

Case Study

Leading Contract Production & Packaging Company

We were trialled by a new client after previous search agencies had struggled to fill a key role for them. Despite being briefed last and so starting ‘behind the curve’, as industry experts we conducted a comprehensive search, constructively challenging and advising on select requirements of the role such as search location and candidate criteria, which other agencies lacked the specialist knowledge to do. After presenting a shortlist of eight CV’s to the client, six were taken forward, compared to two in total from the other agencies, with three of those progressing through to final interview, and one candidate being offered the role.

Following the successful placement of the role, we quickly became the client’s preferred Operations recruiter as their team grew, with a further fifteen roles following to date.

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Leading European Fitness Retailer

We were appointed by the business following their sale to new German owners, tasked with professionalising their leadership team. Specifically we we’re briefed to target dynamic, high performing directors and establish their E-Commerce platform through strong hires.

After a thorough headhunt, we presented a mix if high-performing candidates to the client, from which they hired. Following this, their success has allowed for the business to broaden their warehousing and logistics capability, whilst strengthening and consolidating their retail estate.

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‘Top 3’ Global Sports & Lifestyle Brand

We were chosen as the exclusive international search partner for the client in their global HQ based in Europe, having successfully worked with them on multiple assignments in the digital space including: Ecommerce Director, Head of Performance Marketing, Interim Business Development Director EMEA and many more.

Through placing this key hire in their Ecommerce Europe business, the candidate we secured has grown
their .COM & marketplaces (Amazon & Zalando) business from top-line sales of €45m to €105m in a 10 month
period with a healthy profit margin.

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Leading Outdoor Brand

We were tasked with finding the final piece of the company’s ‘brand re-positioning puzzle’. With this assignment we were retained by the the client to conduct an international search, looking for a global Brand Marketing Director. Following an extensive international search, a candidate was secured from one of the brand GM’s list of target brands, who was not only an almost perfect cultural fit, but also someone hugely passionate and engrained in the outdoor, lifestyle & action sports markets. The client has since seen an impressive growth trajectory & has subsequently launched directly into new markets such as Germany, China, the Nordics and North America, following the work we completed.

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High End Homewares Retailer

We were contacted by the client to appoint an E-Commerce expert, tasked with re-structuring their online business, with a particular focus on Amazon. We we’re responsible for locating a very specific individual who was up to date with all new ways of working with Amazon, and other pure play retailers, to become a digital champion within the business. Based on our existing network within consumer and identifying the need for having strong online talent in advance of the trend, the recruitment process was completed within tight time scales, with the management team interviewing and appointing within a 2 week period.

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Consumer Electronics Brand

Appointed to work on the role with the company’s Israeli board, to understand their plans to re-launch the brand in Europe with new key retailers, as well as being confidentially briefed on their launch into new product categories. We initially prioritised working with the client on their candidate engagement and re-positioned the employer brand in-line with their vision for the future. As a result, we were able to add significant value in establishing candidate uptake throughout the process, by developing a deeper understanding of the true employer brand and how they could be a more appealing employer for the future.

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UK Privately Owned Business

We were retained to appoint our client’s first employee in the APAC region after an exceptional period of growth in the UK. The position was responsible for launching the brand into retailers through a direct and distributor model. Having assessed the market, which involved conducting interviews across a range of different time zones, we advised & agreed on Australia as the ideal location for candidates to understand the brand and gain traction. A candidate was appointed and has since successfully launched the brand into specialist and mass market retailers within Australia and China, contributing to a large increase in revenue for the business and subsequently enabled further expansion within the region.

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Leading Sports Equipment & Apparel Brand

We were retained by the current GM to find his next Sales Director, prior to the company’s sale to private equity. Having assessed the market, we found an exceptionally seasoned candidate sitting in the lifestyle category of a major competitor, & managed to close a very pacey process due to our levels of candidate connectivity in our specialist markets. The client has since seen huge growth since the sale of the business and continues to be a market leader in both hard & soft goods to this day.

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Leading Nursery Brand

We were briefed with appointing the next strategic Head of International Sales to drive international business growth of the client brand, across major international territories via the wholesale (direct & distributor) channel. The position had a key focus on the EMEA & APAC regions and the process required an in-depth search conducting, headhunting from within direct competitor brands, recognising the importance of culture fit as well as the assessment of relevant experience to deliver a dynamic and thorough shortlist. Following successful completion, the client has successfully launched into new markets across Korea, Middle East and North America, and have re-positioned the brand in high value territories across Russia, Germany and Spain.