The Challenge

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Pacific was retained by the electrification business unit, headquartered in Colorado to identify the newly created position covering global Programs and Portfolio Management.

Given the fact that the new division was growing rapidly and had already sold their products, they required a leader level expert with strong leadership skills and PMO experience to manage projects to successful complete the customer delivery programs. The CEO needed a pivotal leader to be responsible for the execution and coordination of major strategic business and customer critical projects and programs.

The Solution

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As Pacific had previously delivered talent acquisition mandates across the business globally, the client asked us to deliver on this newest and most crucial new divisions. Their own search process, last 6 months, has failed before they engaged us. Following our intake meeting with the CEO and the Business Unit HR Leader, we took the brief to identify both an expert in electrification programs who was demonstrated a strong leadership track that could help transform the business and inevitably change the way our world operates.

The search allowed us to work across both our US and European offices and we therefore delivered a full and thorough shortlist of candidates, within 3 weeks, who were presented to the CEO through our video interview platform to reduce the cycle time of this already long search. We presented German, Spanish, Nordic and US based candidates due to the global footprint of the business unit.

The Results

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Following our shortlist presentation, the successful candidate was identified, put through the interview process, and accepted an offer within one month. With his strong background in Electrification Program Management and his inclusive leadership and driven personality for the new role and organization, the candidate hit the ground running and was already creating his 100 plan for the PMO before his start date.

Pacific has since delivered a number of other key leadership mandates for the business unit globally.