The Business:Walter Geering have supplied quality products to the hospitality industry for more than 100 years. Today, still run by the Geering family, they continue to supply a comprehensive range of bedroom and bathroom products. They pride themselves in offering fine quality products from sustainable sources and great service at outstanding value for money.
As the owners were looking to take a step back from the business, they required a Managing Director who would continue to deliver the company's vision and mission, focusing on quality products, service excellence and value for money. They had used recruitment agencies on a number of previous occasions but without success as they were unable to get candidates of the requisite calibre.
As a result, they felt headhunting was the right approach and engaged us due to our detailed methodology and thorough process as well as our proactive approach.
The Challenge:The significant challenge for this role was finding individuals who had suitable gravitas and credibility to deal with the high end customers of our client, including top quality hotels and universities.
In addition, given the nature of the role, it was a major challenge to identify candidates who were not currently in a Managing Director's role, but were suitable to step up into such a role as their next career step.
Our Solution:In order to find the best possible candidate, we undertook a thorough search of our client's direct competitors as well as a number of other similar markets supplying high end quality products.
We compiled a long list of candidates who were currently employed for companies that ranged from large blue-chips to SMEs.