KDS Accessories

General Manager Headhunters

The Business:

KDS Accessories are part of the KDS Garment Manufacturing Group based in Bangladesh. Specialising in the global supply of trims and packaging to fashion retailers, their products include sewing thread, hangers and labels.

The Challenge:

KDS wanted to establish a separate European division, based in the UK. They needed an experienced General Manager for their European arm, with a thorough understanding of the global fashion business and a strong network of European contacts. Unfortunately, specialist fashion recruitment agencies had been unable to identify the true high performers in this market.

Our Candidate:

Six outstanding candidates were identified through our thorough research and headhunting process.

KDS made an offer to their preferred candidate in 2009. He was delighted to accept – and has since been promoted to become CEO for the global KDS Accessories business.

Moving forward, our candidate is now focusing on opening new markets in China and the US, and continues to use Executive Headhunters when sourcing the best possible individuals for each new venture.

Our Solution:

A tailored brief resulted in the right candidate - the perfect fit.

Knowing the Client:

When we met the senior management team at KDS, it was clear that the funding and support would be available to help the successful candidate develop a high level of business growth in Europe. The client list was already extensive, and the successful candidate would be building on a strong reputation, already developed in Bangladesh.

Identifying the Candidate:

Our recommendation was to look for prospective recruits within garment and accessories businesses across Europe, focusing on those who had achieved high levels of growth through entrepreneurial leadership in recent years. We used our network of contacts to source recommendations and referrals to the most successful General Managers working in the industry today.

Simply Bringing the Right People Together:

Our strategy was to highlight this as an opportunity for one individual to be autonomous in building and growing the European business, benefiting from the funding and support of the larger KDS Group. Not surprisingly, there was a high level of interest in the role as a result. We screened those candidates, interviewed suitable parties – and created the optimum shortlist for KDS to work with…Why use Executive Headhunters? & What does is cost?  FREE eBOOK A Guide to understanding how headhunters work and the fees involved  We understand the frustrations associated with recruiting at executive level  and for technical positions or senior roles. Download our FREE guide for a  detailed insight on the journey you are about to begin. Simply complete the  form below and download our guide DOWNLOAD NOW!