The Challenge

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Pacific was retained by the Regional Operations Leader following the business’ own 6-month internal search which of the local French market provided no results. They turned to Pacific due to our network and depth of knowledge in highly specialised chemicals and broader process industries. This newly created position required a well experienced candidate coming with extensive knowledge across a production environment, implementing a transformation with industrial or chemical products. The ideal candidate would be fluent French speaker and have good senior leadership skills of leading a team and being able to relocate from any European country.

The Solution

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This was Pacific’s first hiring process with the client, so it was critical for us to engage with a strategy session with the stakeholders to provide advice of the market and our pre-search mapping our team had carried out.

Utilizing Pacific’s native French language capabilities on the team, Pacific approached not only our existing network in the business but also made other targeted headhunt approaches. This delivered the client a full overview of targeted candidates and video screened candidates who were short listed in the first 7 days of the start of the search. This included French based and international candidate with French fluency.

The Results

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The overall search took approximately 6 weeks to find the right talent with all critical requirements. The candidate himself was extremely driven towards the passion for change within the business itself and relocated from Spain to France (utilising his French language skills). He matched exactly what the client was searching for and was identified directly by Pacific with the result of an accepted offer and signed contract within one month. Following the success of the search Pacific continues to support the business with other leadership positions on a global and regional level.