Client
A multi-national consumer goods company with a multi-billion euro turnover and a diverse range of branded products.

Objective
Find a Procurement Professional to take control of all spend activities for all indirect goods and services within the Research & Development function across Europe.  The candidate must have experience influencing at senior management level and will have previously developed category purchasing across a diverse spend totaling several hundred million pounds.

Method
Advertising & Selection method utilising a combination of the trade press and specialist internet sites.  Capitalised on the client’s strong branding and the careful placing of the advertising to generate a strong targeted response.

Result
Narrowed the response to 8 possibles following initial screening then carried out a full interview screening against defined competencies to produce a shortlist of 3.  Client carried out two interviews and further behavioural assessment before making a successful offer.