Our client is a VC-backed company in the renewable energy sector with multiple manufacturing sites around the world. Page Executive was enlisted to find a Finance Director for their global maintenance services division to play a key role in strategic planning and in defining their mission and goals.
The process was coordinated by the division’s HR director, who provided us with a thorough job profile, facilitated meetings with the division’s general manager and group CFO for additional input on the position, and played a key role in setting up interviews with the preferred candidates. The interview process was made difficult by international travel demands of the decision makers involved.
After in-depth meetings with the HR director and hiring managers concerning the job profile, it took us two weeks to introduce the perfect candidate. After three rounds of interviews with the decision making team as well as with four more future colleagues, the position was offered with a unanimous buy-in from all. The employment contract was signed five weeks after the candidate’s first meeting.
Due to the good working relationship with the international finance recruitment division of PageGroup, I invited their executive search division Page Executive to pitch. During this meeting, it didn’t take long before I was convinced that I didn’t need to look elsewhere. From my perspective, this was not a straight forward job profile, due to the complexity of the company situation. The Page Executive team put time and effort into learning what we needed and showed a full understanding of the way the company was organized, the company’s culture, the company’s situation and the implications for the position. Subsequently, Page Executive was able to deliver which they did swiftly. The first candidate was introduced after a couple of weeks and we ended up appointing him. We didn’t need to see other candidates as this person seemed to be the perfect match and has proved he is.- HR director