Retained search project for a multinational Consumer Foods company

The challenge:

Our client, a multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods, wanted to find an innovative Marketing Director with strong leadership skills and regional FMCG experience that included China to help with their growing presence in the APAC region.

The key challenge was finding someone who had both the right level of experience and would fit into the company’s culture. The position was confidential, so the client needed to engage in a discreet third party. As a long-time trusted recruitment partner of this brand, Argyll Scott was their first choice.

Our solution:

Our 3-part retainer began with a market map. Our expertise and deep penetration in the region were key in finding and securing candidates who met the unique brief.

After the first shortlist of five, a round of interviews and a second shortlist thereafter, one outstanding candidate went all the way through eight rounds of interviews, including a leadership psychometric test and an external party interview.

Our strong relationship with the hiring manager and regular updates with both China and Singapore HR were critical is securing the hire. We managed the offer process very carefully, ensuring highest level transparency and communication across all parties involved.

The outcome:

  • We successfully placed the Marketing Director within a relatively short time to hire, given the client’s thorough hiring process

  • Argyll Scott is a trusted partner that they know to be a great brand ambassador for them

  • The hiring manager has since engaged us for hiring within his start-up company