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Vanessa Sproedt

Process & Chemicals

In April 2013, Proco Global was retained by a global chemicals company for a highly confidential search for their Global Purchasing Manager; responsible for the sourcing of raw materials for the group, ensuring time and cost efficiency.

The successful candidate would also be responsible for formulating and executing the Purchasing Strategy, in joint cooperation with Operations and Sales & Marketing.

The need for confidentiality combined with a ‘difficult location’ in The Netherlands coupled with the very specific pigment and dyes procurement experience required, made this a particularly challenging search.

To ensure prompt delivery on the assignment. we specifically assembled a research team with previous success recruiting candidates within pigments and dyes in the plastics industry.

Our dedicated research team worked with our extensive networks across EMEA to map the market (using referrals and recommendations), concentrating on candidates with the necessary technical understanding – the most challenging criteria to match. A long list of 98 candidates was identified within three weeks of the initial brief, followed by a short list of five candidates shortly after.

All five shortlisted candidates were presented in a formal report highlighting their suitability (relating to pigments experience), affordability, and summarising strengths, weaknesses, motivation and management style. The role was successfully filled within the expected timescale.