Our Case Studies - achieving success together
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We are always proud of receiving positive feedback and many of our clients have been with us for over 10 years. In fact, 99% of our clients return, continuing to trust us to find them the talent they need to drive their businesses forward.
Here are a few case studies to provide an outline of the types of roles we have successfully appointed and how we have worked with our clients.
Managing Director - Railway Component Manufacturer
Using our knowledge of the Rail industry and in-depth market research Collingwood generated a target list of organisations and approached 120 candidates for the position
Operations Director – Cable Manufacturing
Collingwood combined headhunting and advertising led selection to identify candidates.
Rail Service Director - Infrastructure
Using comprehensive experience and knowledge of the industry, our consultant compiled and presented a list of target companies to the client.
Engineering Manager - Operating Company
Our market research was presented to the Managing Director and HR Director, explaining what we felt would need to be offered to secure the right candidate.
Project Executive - High Speed Rail
Using our knowledge of the rail industry and in-depth market research Collingwood generated a target list of organisations
Head of Environment – Rail Infrastructure
Candidates were targeted who along with all the relevant qualifications and experience, were able to deliver management and strategic solutions
Managing Director - Fleet Services
Our search took two routes. One was a thorough scouring of the marine and defence industry, with the project team taking the time to attend two major trade shows
Head of Sales - Aggregates, Rail Freight
Engaging our client in a regular update on how the research and approach work was going was key
Key Account Managers - Specialist Medical Therapy
Meetings were held with Apos Therapy to allow us to fully understand the technical and behavioural characteristics the individuals would need to possess
Operations Director – Medical Devices
Collingwood made confidential approaches to all of the individuals and, following qualification, were able to produce a long list of 8 individuals
Business Development Director - Respiratory
We delivered a proactive Headhunting solution, which required us to build and leverage a network in the medical devices packaging environment
Marketing Director - Medical Design & Manufacturing
The company have a clear vision – to break down barriers and change people’s lives. In order to deliver this vision, their people are at the heart of what they do
Managing Director - Surgical Instruments, Ophthalmology
We have an extensive track record in the medical devices sector and so had a solid understanding of its culture and process to supply products to hospitals
Managing Director, Defence Manufacturing - France
Collingwood supported the CEO and his team by attending all candidate interviews in order to offer guidance, support and up-to-the-minute feedback
Manufacturing Process Manager - Aerospace
This candidate was only in his mid-20’s, but came with the wealth of relevant experience, recruited with this research heavy, headhunting approach
Head of Quality - Aerospace
Collingwood managed all negotiations, progressing the offer and notice arrangements to a successful conclusion
SHEQ Director – Utility Infrastructure Installer
As with previous assignments with this client, the key to securing the right candidate was the two-way, intelligence led communication throughout the process
Business Development Director – Aerospace Manufacturer
Having worked within the aerospace industry for nearly 20 years, Collingwood were able to draw out businesses that could potentially fulfil all of the criteria
Managing Director – Aerospace and Defence
Collingwood understood that the softer skills of candidates would be tested as much as their exposure to working for an established aerospace manufacturer
Chief Executive Officer - Aerospace
Within the first 12 months of the appointment, the business continued to go from strength to strength
Sales Director - High End Furniture
Using behavioural profiling tools we went about putting together a benchmark for the type of person we felt would succeed in the business
Site General Manager - FMCG Manufacturer
Not only did they have the right skills sets to succeed, they had the drive, energy and determination to succeed in our client's fast-paced culture
Operations Director - National Construction Provider
Experience of developing a major council awarded contract, managing a large, diverse directly employed workforce, were key areas to explore for this recruit
Managing Director Roles - Construction Products
The result has not only been successful in terms of their individual performances but the three appointees regularly meet up to share best practices
Sales Director - Utilities Infrastructure Installer
Unlike situations Collingwood often find themselves in, this client was not insistent on an individual coming from the competition
Finance Director - Construction
Through listening to the client, it was clear they required a very specific skill-set within a fixed location but someone who was also willing to travel
Head of EU Operations, Global SaaS Organisation
Given our strong network of senior operators within varying SaaS sectors, an initial target list of aligned companies was collated
Director Roles - Window Systems Provider
This proved to be a really challenging assignment but through this informed, data led and consultative approach, a strong candidate was secured
Operations Director - Construction Manufacturer
Collingwood were approached by this construction product manufacturer of cementitious materials to secure an Operations Director
VP General Manager - Enterprise, EMEA
At each point in the process, the client and candidates had knowledgeable support on hand from the consultant at Collingwood
Technical Director, provider of SCADA and command and control systems
Our primary focus was to provide a strong shortlist of genuine options. We targeted candidates possessing the right blend of technical and leadership qualities
Product Management, programme of four executive search projects
This leader had to be of a global mind-set and, more than likely, have a home life that allowed for travel or country relocation
Global Account Director
This placed candidate surpassed the expectations of all the parties involved and, after three months, moved into a senior vice president-level position
Regional Sales Director US, Global Cyber Security
Collingwood identified and targeted in excess of 100 candidates and submitted a shortlist of five candidates within six weeks of initial commission
Commercial Director - Building Product Manufacturer
Mark was able to identify 55 companies who sell into similar markets, having thoroughly researched the regional building materials market. A total of 55 candidates were then approached, across the three disciplines.
Supply Chain & Logistics Director – Building Products
Pulling together research on the regional building materials market, Mark was able to identify 49 companies who manufacture building products. Candidates from these target organisations were then approached, across the three disciplines.
Innovation Director –IT/OT and Industrial Automation
From the list of target organisations we submitted a shortlist of 3 candidates within 4 weeks.
Solutions Consultant –IT/OT Convergence and IA
Within a 12 week period we submitted 5 separate shortlists, identifying over 300 candidates across multiple regions. Collinwood interviewed 100 candidates and successfully negotiated offers for 5 candidates.
Chief Sales Officer - Cyber SaaS
With a target list of 80-100 organisations drawn up, a targeted and focused search followed. Resulting in 4 high potentials put forward for interview.
OEM Sales Manager - EMEA
Recognising that the sales organisation in EMEA was lacking the direction required to achieve their ambitious growth targets, our client needed expert support in recruiting a new member of the EMEA senior leadership team. Identifying over 50 candidates, we progressed 9 through a vigorous internal process and shortlisting 3 exceptional candidates.
Solutions Sales Director - CPG
Collingwood Executive Search case study following successful recruitment of a Solutions Sales Director, CPG within a global leader in industrial connectivity
Sales Engineer - SIEM
Collingwood Executive Search case study following successful recruitment of a Sales Engineer, within a Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) solutions vendor
Managing Director, EMEA
Case study following the successful placement of a Managing Director, EMEA within a global distributor of wire, cable and associated products.
Business Strategy Leader EMEA
Case study following successful placement of a Business Strategy Leader, EMEA within a global industrial and enterprise technology organisation
Global Account Director – 5G/Broadband
Case study following successful placement of a Global Account Director - 5G/Broadband within a global industrial and enterprise technology organisation
Global Supply Chain Director, IA
Case study following successful placement of a Global Supply Chain Director - within a global industrial automation and enterprise technology organisation
Business Development Director - Italy
Case study following successful placement of a Business Development Director - Public Transportation and Defense
Commercial Director - Windows and Doors Manufacturer
Case study following successful placement of a Commercial Director within a large windows and doors manufacturer
General Counsel Pharmaceutical Company
Case study following successful placement of General Counsel as part of the new senior leadership team within a Pharmaceutical Company operating globally from UK premises
Associate Director Product Engineering Development
Case study following successful placement of an Associate Director within a Product Engineering Development Company based in the UK