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David Oliver

Food & Beverage- Grocery

Proco Global was retained by this leading manufacturer of food and agricultural products and services for an exclusive search for a General Manager c€100,000k+ role based in a remote location in France.

This client was looking for a lean manufacturing expert from a chemical and food process background with at least ten years’ experience in a complex production environment, willing to relocate.

As a board level role it was important that they also had exceptional communication skills (fluent French) at both a local and international level.
 

The Process & Outcome

The limited pool of candidates (due to this organisation’s   extensive joint venture contracts) combined with the location; and the very specific chemical and food process experience required, made this a particularly challenging search. To ensure prompt delivery on this urgent assignment we specifically assembled a research team with previous success recruiting candidates across Food & Beverage and Process & Chemicals.

Our dedicated research team worked with our extensive networks in EMEA to map the market (using referrals and recommendations), concentrating on candidates with the necessary technical understanding – the most challenging criteria to match.  Within 10 working days we were able to deliver a strong short list of five candidates.

All five shortlisted candidates were taken through to interview stage with one candidate eventually progressed to the final stage - resulting in a successful hire in January 2014 – achieving a successful result in the timeframes set out in the original brief.