This family-owned company within the food manufacturing, engaged Pacific on the search mandate for their Head of Digital and Industrialisation situated in North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany.
Having infrastructure from the 1960s, automation and digitization projects needed to be implemented urgently for this leading FMCG client. Furthermore, the existing team of 20 FTE’s was not set up according to the team members’ key strengths and lacked some of the key skills required to run modernisation projects. The business was therefore looking for an experienced leader with a strong motivational leadership style and the necessary expertise in electrical engineering to drive this cultural and technological change.
As Pacific had successfully delivered in over 50 talent acquisition mandates for another unit of this business and the client asked us to solve human capital problem with an individual who was change management agent and innovative thinker. Drawing our local knowledge and large network of mid to senior management in the engineering and change management field, we were able to present a full and thorough shortlist of candidates with the right technical experience and native German skills as well as the key alignment to the company culture and vision.
The successful candidate was found and in the position within 16 weeks. A strategic leader as well as hands-on executer, he is also passionate about modernising the business and to motivating his team to work more autonomously. We continue to support the digital transformation journey for this client.