The business was due to open a new office here in London, which would run in addition to their existing head office based overseas. They required several management level candidates to head up and manage key categories for the company, including Mens Fashion, Ladies Fashion, their French business and their overall Merchandising function also.
Having met with the UK General Manager, we set to work! Through detailed discussions and meetings with their existing team, we were able to get a real understanding of the business and its growth strategy and came away with a clear brief as to who and what they were looking for from their employees.
From here, we devised a ‘hit list’ of who we felt would work in terms of culture and work experience. Utilising our database, industry network and Linked In resources we effectively headhunted and sourced a pool of candidates. Having invested time in to learning about our client at the beginning of the process we were now able to really educate each candidate on the business, as well as the specific job opportunity, with our enthusiasm and genuine passion for the business coming through.
As a result, we were able to gain the interest of a strong group, who having already met with our consultants, were then presented to the UK General Manager.
Within just 4 weeks of the original project brief we had successfully managed the interview process and gained offers for all of the vacancies given to us. These candidates went on to start with the company and are to this day, thoroughly enjoying working for the business.
As a result of this success, we have now secured an exclusive working relationship with the client and are now overseeing the relocation of their Global Head Office to here in the UK.
This is an ongoing project which we have designated resource working on in order to maintain our success and fulfil the client’s needs. Watch this space!