Executive Search Case Study

Client: Global chemicals and sustainable technology company

Executive Search Case Study

Our client was looking to develop and centralise its global procurement function to maximise value from its many suppliers. They mandated Wilbury Stratton on a two-stage project; firstly, to find an interim global procurement director; and, secondly, to produce a shortlist of outstanding candidates to lead the function on a permanent basis.

Wilbury Stratton created a target list of key businesses known for their excellence in global procurement. We also spoke to sources in the market to gain insight into recommended talent, regardless of employer. Within four weeks we were able to provide two shortlists – one for the interim role and the other for the permanent role.

Our client hired their preferred interim director within a week of receiving our shortlist. Meanwhile they took three of the six shortlisted permanent candidates to interview. In the event, they decided to offer the permanent position to the interim director based upon the strength of her delivery in the role.

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