As another mainstay focus sector since inception, this desk has done some brilliant work to help regional and local firms scale up with some top quality talent. Our geographic spread includes the Middle East and Africa region where we have successfully managed the next career moves of local nationals (across MEA) as well as expatriates. Our functional exposure includes Sales, Marketing, Product & Branding, Finance, Human Resource, Manufacturing / Plant roles. We are one of the leading FMCG recruitment agencies in Dubai.
- Marketing Manager, Foods with a leading UAE FMCG firm
- Head of Growth with a leading UAE FMCG firm
We partnered closely with the HR and Leadership team of a leading FMCG firm who were doing an organization-wide restructuring. They wanted to hire three new business heads for business units that were not performing as per expectations. This was not an easy task because the client already tried their hand in hiring people for these positions but they were unsuccessful in finding the right people for these positions; plus there were current incumbents in each of the roles.
Our Search Strategy
We did a full market mapping exercise to identify top performing general managers from their direct competition. Because of the nature of this assignment we had to keep many details confidential.
After several rounds of interviewing candidates from food based FMCG companies, we presented our shortlist to the panel. The candidates we presented were experienced in turning around businesses during their careers.
All our candidates were interviewed by the panel and five candidates were shortlisted for the final round with the CEO.
The CEO and the panel selected three candidates from our list to lead various business units. The positions were 2 General Managers and one Marketing Director.
Two of our candidates joined in Q3 of 2019 and one candidate joined in Q1 of 2020 to lead their strategic business units.
The entire search from receiving the mandate to joining was done in a span of 6 months. The client was really happy with us and we continue to partner with them for other roles within the organization.