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FINDING LEADERS

DRIVING GROWTH

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General Manager

Financial Services



Assignment

Hays Executive was tasked with finding a General Manager for a leading global investment supermarket for private investors that was newly established in Poland. The company aimed to build a new business from the ground up to eventually reach +150 full-time employees (FTE). Our local knowledge and strong network in the market allowed us to respond to our client’s requirements quickly and efficiently.

Solution

In close collaboration with the client’s Board, we defined the competencies for this highly strategic position and pointed out any key issues, such as harmonizing cultures between the central and local teams. Together with our client, we identified potential candidates that would have the required knowledge of the services offered but also of the Polish market.

Result

After a thorough and robust search, only ten candidates were found to be present in the market that could meet the client’s requirements. Even with this tiny candidate pool, we were able to deliver a shortlist of five candidates within two weeks. Within four weeks an offer was accepted and in less than a year the new General Manager established a fully operational company structure with over 50 FTE.