The Challenge

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The client was looking to realise its ambition and transform from mid-sized company to a true global corporate group within the sector. To enable this, the existing business processes needed to be aligned throughout the group, whilst ensuring they remained agile in both design and decision making. They urgently needed an experienced Head of Lean who would be able to improve their end-to-end business processes across is all areas covering over 30 international commercial locations and plants.

The Solution

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With a legacy of over 20 years’ experience in supporting strategic change and transformation growth for our clients means that we have the  largest network of Business and Operational Excellence experts. Understanding that speed was of the essence and that candidate personality was as important as key skills, we used a mix of face to face meetings coupled with our video assessment process to quickly present a strong shortlist and run these through our technical assessments.

The Results

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The client was delighted by the quality of the shortlist which we identified through active head-hunting, networking and local industry knowledge. The chosen successful candidate, originally from the US but residing in Germany, is passionate about driving change as well as inspiring cross-functional teams in different countries. We continue to support the CEO and his leadership team with succession planning activities.