Our client owns a large iron foundry and plastic injection molding operation, the right candidate would be acting as General Manager of the manufacturing plant and would also have a role of Executive Vice President of the parent holding company. The Company, needed to hire an individual with senior level industrial manufacturing experience as well as operations, production, supply chain management, talent management, as well as business development. Not an easy task to find the right person! The pool for talent that fit the mold was tight and would likely require a relocation to a remote part of Virginia.
This was a classic passive search as the criteria was tight, requiring industry experience and a proven history of success. Beyond identifying candidates with the proper experience and skill sets, the culture fit was vital to the CEO. It was important that the right candidate could not only manage the manufacturing operations but also be a strategic partner at the holding company level. As most foundries are family owned, the talent pool shrunk even further – a top prospect would not leave their family business to join a competitor. Our client possesses and excellent reputation for the level of quality of their work, their responsive service, a great work environment, and top-notch safety requirements – all very meaningful to anyone considering joining their team.
After an exhaustive search we were able to present two very strong candidates to our client for the role. Ultimately our client offered the role to the candidate who met every qualification. After facilitating the compensation negotiations, we were able to land the candidate. The CEO helped the new hire to relocate his family to Virginia and the transition was a smooth one. Both client and the new GM/EVP are very happy with the outcome.