Our partner, a genomics company headquartered in China, was looking to expand into Europe having developed a best-in-class sequencer. Having worked with the company on previous hires, we were selected by the global head of HR to help them source a European general manager as the first of a series of hires that would form the organization’s European operations.
The company faced the new challenge of launching into an increasingly crowded European marketplace and remodeling its market perception. To achieve this, it was key for them to have talented people who were adaptable and able to communicate a new global vision for the organisation. They also required a quick turnaround as the international rollout was planned for HY1 that year.
To meet the broad geography and specific senior commercial leadership requirements of the search, we utilised our country level expertise and deep sector knowledge. After an initial shortlist of 5 candidates presented to our partner, we managed the interview process, scheduling meetings across various American, European and Chinese time-zones. Once a candidate was selected, we also helped with salary benchmarking and onboarding.