The Business:Monika are a UK based technology SME with over 20 years success in developing, building, marketing, and supporting integrated hardware and software solutions for the food and clinical products industries.
Since its inception in 1992, Monika have been consistent leaders in their field in the UK, the Middle East and Australia. They have recently taken a giant step forward by releasing a totally new generation product range geared in particular to the needs of multi-site food service corporates, most of whom still rely on pen and paper solutions.
The Challenge:The senior management team at Monika asked us to find a commercially focussed MD to come in and replace the existing MD and founder whom had decided to take a step back from the day-to-day running of the business.
They required an experienced MD to join the company to further strengthen the team, streamline operational processes and drive the business forward long-term.
The current MD’s successor would initially take control of the UK operations with the subsidiary operations overseas forming part of their responsibility in the future.
Our Candidate:The team at Monika outlined a number of skills and experiences they required from candidates in order for them to be successful in landing their multi-faceted MD role.
Their spec included an individual whom had led a £5-£10M+ B2B organisation with a product development focus, had an understanding of the food service and food retail sectors, plus, was comfortable working within a technical environment and with a technical, consultative sell.
Our Solution:We spoke to a number of suitable people in our search, all of whom were experienced and successful in their careers, but a candidate stood out to both ourselves and Monika when we compiled and delivered the shortlist.
Their strong personal attributes which included a positive attitude, strategic nouse, hardworking nature, excellent communication skills and natural gravitas immediately appealed to Monika.
A brilliant personal profile coupled with ample management achievements in the sectors Monika operates in was the perfect combination for this MD role.