The Challenge

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Pacific was retained by one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers, and suppliers of building wire and utility cable that responsively deliver power to millions of people around the world, as well as the tools used in their installation. The company continually innovates products, components, and services that enable its customers to deliver solutions for industries that include automotive and transit, renewable energy and electric utilities, mining and construction, and more.

To deliver on its sustainability goals, the company was looking to recruit a Lean Manager who would develop best practices and systems for a crucial North American manufacturing facility.

The ideal candidate needed to have strong lean methodology credentials, experience building lean processes from scratch, and implementing transformational lean manufacturing programs.

The Solution

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Pacific International is renowned for its expertise in lean principles. Our leadership team is Six Sigma-trained and has a track record of placing lean professionals in key leadership roles across various industries. Our deep knowledge of the electrical manufacturing sector made us the perfect partner for this project.

In our quest to find transformational leaders, we employed a rigorous, research-driven search process. This process began with identifying target companies for research and talent mapping. We leveraged our extensive networks and consulted industry experts for referrals. Additionally, we went beyond traditional industry boundaries to identify high-potential, diverse candidates.

The Results

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Pacific’s team identified over 300 highly skilled individuals and conducted comprehensive assessments for each candidate. After this rigorous process, they presented a well-vetted shortlist to the client.

The team went the extra mile, establishing a strong rapport with the shortlisted candidates and guiding them through the interview process. Ultimately, this approach led to the identification of a standout candidate who surpassed the client’s expectations.

The successful candidate not only demonstrated exceptional expertise in lean manufacturing, where he initiated and implemented comprehensive lean programs but also exhibited remarkable leadership skills, essential for gaining buy-in from all stakeholders during the change process.

With a solid foundation in process improvement and a strong work ethic, this candidate is poised for success in their new role at the manufacturing facility. They have already hit the ground running, collaborating seamlessly with other managers and identifying new opportunities.