The challenge:

This global client approached Proco Global with a search for a Country Supply Chain Director for its greenfield build in Myanmar.

A unique proposition in a truly emerging market required a qualified candidate who would relocate as an expatriate to a country with very limited infrastructure. The client needed someone with a strong brewing background, with greenfield experience, preferably in South East Asia or in another developing market.

The solution:

The Proco Global APAC research team undertook a full mapping of the brewing industry in South East Asia as well as exploring competitors in Africa.

Within three weeks, a short list of nine qualified candidates was introduced, of whom six progressed to interview. After a lengthy process, the client ultimately filled the role internally, but then engaged Proco Global exclusively to identify a Brewing & Process Manager to be based in Myanmar, reporting to the newly appointed Supply Chain Director.

Our results:

Thanks to our strong network in the brewing industry, Proco Global delivered a shortlist of candidates based on both professional experience and personal circumstances within two weeks. As the preference was for someone overqualified, rather than up-and-coming, we creatively suggested a three-year contract and presented a retired candidate with over 30 years’ experience who was subsequently hired.

The client has also hired two of the candidates previously introduced for opportunities in Laos and Vietnam.

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