The challenge:

This global bakery business that had partnered with Proco Global in EMEA retained us in New York to identify a Senior Procurement Director for Commodities in Chicago. This was a new position paying $185,000 + 30% bonus, and was an urgent hire.

Our mandate was to produce a shortlist in a week and have four candidates scheduled for first and second interviews during week two. The CPO wanted to offer in week three, with an immediate start date.

The solution:

Thanks to our specialist commodities market knowledge and excellent network of senior procurement professionals across the US, we conducted a national search and quickly identified and attracted a strong shortlist of candidates for interview. 

After spending a week in interviews alongside the client, an offer was extended and a successful appointment made. 

Our results:

This entire process, from taking the assignment brief to presenting the offer, took less than 30 days. 

Our flexibility and ability to work to a client’s strict time frame, along with our confidence in delivering on a difficult, technical search, has resulted in a stronger partnership with this important client across both the US and the EMEA region. 

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