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Production Director

The client had recently commissioned a large, highly automated frozen food manufacturing plant which they were struggling to bring to the necessary levels of efficiency.

They saw an opportunity to bring on board a Production Director with direct responsibility for the new frozen plant, but who would also take on a group role leading eight other manufacturing units.

Location was to prove a major factor as the position was based in the North East and competitors in the region that operated on the necessary scale were few. Consequently, we identified similar organisations nationally and searched into those businesses. In addition, we ran an online advertising campaign to generate candidates, leads and interest in the relevant community. Our known network played a large part in the successful identification of appropriate candidates as well.

The combined strategy delivered a number of good candidates, although location caused some to withdraw. Of the candidates left, we met and interviewed twelve and submitted a short list of four plus one other who was identified as highly talented and quickly appointed as a Factory Manager.

The rest of the candidates were discussed with the client and three were invited to interview. After three client interview and psychometrics, a candidate was appointed to the role of Production Director.

Industrial & Manufacturing