The Challenge

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This newly acquired business unit of a world leading industrial manufacturing organisation was growing rapidly due to the increasing focus on electrification. With a growing sales orderbook, they needed an expert with strong leadership skills and Program Management Office experience to manage projects to successful complete the programmes. The Business Unit CEO (our main client) needed a pivotal leader to be responsible for the execution and coordination of major strategic business and customer critical projects and programmes.

The Solution

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As Pacific was the existing executive search partner for the parent firm, the client asked us to deliver the mandate due to our global office presence in Europe and the US. Following the kick off meeting with all stakeholders, our team in London and Philadelphia went to the market for a strong leader that could help transform the business and inevitably change the way our world operates. They were looking for a direct, process driven individual that was trustworthy, relatable and outgoing.  Utilising our knowledge of the global electrification sector, we were able to draw on our network and present a shortlist covering both regions within 4 weeks.

The Results

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The search mandate for this critical hire was closed within 8 weeks of the first call with the CEO. The individual demonstrated a strong background in Electrification Program Management and the cultural fit and change mindset allowed them to hit the ground running and deliver significant value as part of the global leadership team. Pacific has been retained on three further talent acquisition search mandates for the business unit covering the German and US offices.