Case Study: Executive Search

The Brief

To recruit a European Supply Chain Director for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company based at one of five offices located across Europe. The desired skill set included identifying a proven functional leader with experience of delivering major supply chain transformation across a multi-site business.

The Challenge

Researching five separate regional talent pools in France, Denmark, Germany, Italy and the UK, Edbury Daley needed to identify candidates with a very specific track record of driving successful business change. In addition, Edbury Daley also needed to act as brand ambassadors for a business with a low profile in Europe and coordinate a selection process involving multiple senior managers spread across Europe and America.

The Solution

In order to generate genuine interest in the position, Edbury Daley worked closely with the Regional HR Director and European VP of Operations to develop a compelling candidate “pitch”. There then followed a detailed search of each relevant geographical area for relevant candidates.

Once a shortlist was identified, Edbury Daley used online interviewing tools to record initial interviews enabling all senior managers in the recruiting process to assess the candidates. Final stage interviews were organised for all relevant candidates in one location by Edbury Daley, enabling multiple senior managers to access the process.

The Result

An outstanding candidate was appointed in Italy and a very strong back up candidate was available in Germany had the preferred candidate not accepted the offer for any reason. Edbury Daley worked closely with the client to design a solution and process geared towards their specific business criteria and desired outcome. Using all their experience and knowledge of the market to assemble an outstanding shortlist of candidates, Edbury Daley managed the process in a manner that maximised the probability of the desired outcome.