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Take a look at some recent examples of our international executive assignments where we help our clients resolve their sector-specific recruitment challenges.

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Chief Legal Officer

Banking

Due to the extremely large scope of the role, the candidate pool for this search was small. We produced a list of relative competitors and targeted suitable candidates within each organisation. Due to our strong network many of the candidates were already on our database.

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Chief Executive Officer – Hospital Group

Healthcare

In close collaboration with the client’s Board, we defined the necessary competencies required for the CEO role. Our research team put together a longlist of 100+ candidates in which we identified 15 profiles who had the necessary expertise and were open to relocate to Bahrain.

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Global FP&A Director

Financial services

A company in the luxury fashion world following the integration with the new American parent company involved us in the selection of the new Global FP&A Director.

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Group CFO for Italy

Technology

A South African multinational that manages private clinics and diagnostic centres around the world asked us for support in identifying the Group CFO for Italy..

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General Manager

Consumer, retail & luxury goods

Our client is one of the world leaders in the distribution of high-end perfumes, manages partnerships with the most prestigious maisons and collaborates with them in the development of brand awareness.

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General Manager

Information Technology

Our Client needed comprehensive help in building a company in Poland. We have recommended the best place and general principles of operation that will bring the company success. Our Client formed his vision and our fruitful cooperation began. At the beginning we recruited for General Manager.

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HR Director

HR & Legal

Our client wanted to hire a Managing Director and HR Manager, but decided to combine these roles and employ one person - HR Director. The recruitment project took a long time due to the demanding profile and location of our client's company.

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Country Manager

Manufacturing

An International manufacturing business seeking a replacement Country Manager in this highly confidential assignment.

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Managing Director

Manufacturing

An International technology manufacturer was seeking a Polish native who was ideally fluent in both German and English to lead this start-up operation in Poland.

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General Manager

Travel & Leisure

Our client didn’t have direct operations in Colombia, they needed to find a General Manager that could build, inaugurate and manage a new hotel in Bogota.

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Chief Investment Officer

Financial Services

Our contact for this search project was with a Regional Vice President based in north America who tasked us with finding suitable candidates for this sensitive role, that would be reporting to him from Chile.

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CFO

Retail Industry

We were approached by one of the world’s most recognized clothing companies to recruit a CFO for their recently acquired subsidiary in Argentina.

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Commercial Manager

Information Technology

We provided our services to help hire a Commercial Director for a client needing to bring its business to the next level in terms of sales and quality in their processes, and at the same time bring efficiency and productivity to its sales teams.

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General Manager

Electrical Equipment

Hays Executive was tasked with finding a General Manager for the Argentine offices of a leading global Electrical Equipment company with presence across several markets in Latin America.

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Commercial Director

Life Sciences

Hays Executive was hired to find the Commercial Director with a responsibility over North Latam region that in a midterm would be the succession plan of the current General Manager who was going to be promoted to another role.

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General Manager

Financial Services

Hays Executive was tasked with finding a General Manager for a leading global investment supermarket for private investors that was newly established in Poland.

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Management Board

Travel & Leisure

We developed our relationship with this large national ferry services company by securing them talent for a number of commercial positions in middle management.

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Country Manager

Automotive

A well-known European brand operating in the automotive retail sector engaged the services of our Belgian team to secure a new Benelux Country Manager.

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Chief Finance Officer

Financial services

A leading finance company selected Hays Executive to identify a CFO for their company based in Spain.

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Quality Director

Industry

Hays drove the executive search for a Quality Director in the aerospace industry in France.

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Finance Director

Life Sciences

Hays drove the executive search for a multi-national life sciences company looking for a new Finance Director in Latin America.

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Vice President and CFO

Technology

We supported our client in their search for a Vice President to lead their Brazilian and Latin America businesses, with the challenge to develop integrated solutions for its customers,

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Commercial Director

Security

We provided our services to help hire a Commercial Director for a client needing to overhaul its business processes and policies, while bringing efficiency and productivity to its teams.

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General Manager

Consumer, retail & luxury goods

Hays Executive was tasked with finding a General Manager for a market leader in the automotive sector.

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Operations Director

Industry

One of the leading companies in specific distribution, part of an international group with its corporate HQ in France,

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Finance Director

Finance

The local Belgian production unit of a machinery manufacturer and distributor, part of an international holding group, asked us to search for a Financial Director.

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Interim Chief Financial Officer

Finance

As a result of internal promotion, our brief was to source an external candidate for the post of Finance Director.

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HR Planning and Development Director

Industry

One of the leading integrated building materials solutions providers in the Czech Republic with operations in more than 50 countries around the world,

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Product Manager

Financial services

Hays Executive was asked to recruit a Product Manager responsible for establishing a new product in the Czech market for a fast growing multinational insurance company.

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Nordic Finance Director

Financial services

An international listed company and leader in their sector tasked Hays with sourcing a Nordic Finance Director.

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Turbine Energy Expert

Industry

We were tasked to source a very complex and specific Turbine Energy Expert, a role that the client had had great difficulty in filling.

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Director

Industry

We were set a brief in Denmark to recruit their new Danish Director, a person with proven industry experience.

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Production Manager

Industry

As a result of previous contact we had with this multi-specialist firm that included a plastics factory in France, we were tasked with finding suitable candidates for this sensitive role.

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Director

Technology

We were approached by a manufacturer of driver information systems who supplies the world’s leading automotive brands. Located in various European countries, we were set the challenge to find the right person to spearhead the opening of their very first office in France.

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HR Manager

Consumer, retail & luxury goods

The challenge was to find a business oriented HR profile with very strong generalist skills but also a good track record in HR project management at corporate level.

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Product Manager

Financial services

The challenge was to discreetly identify outstanding individuals within a niche industry sector, in which specialists could be based in North America, Asia, the UK or Continental Europe.

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Plant Manager

Industry

Hays Executive was asked to recruit a plant manager / managing director to manage and reorganise the European facility for the Dutch production site for a major operating holding company.

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International Trader

Consumer, retail & luxury goods

A global trading company asked us to search for an international trader.

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Chief Financial Officer

Financial services

We were approached by one of the world’s biggest steel manufacturers to recruit a CFO for their recently acquired subsidiary in the Netherlands.

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Procurement Manager

Industry

Hays Executive was asked to recruit a Procurement Manager for Poland, Germany & Czech Republic.

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Managing Director

Industry

Hays Executive was asked to recruit a Managing Director, Poland for one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of metal processing for the construction industry.

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Managing Director

Industry

Hays Executive was asked to comprehensively map a specific target client list in order to provide information to evaluate a possible recruitment need for a Managing Director and set a benchmark for the client’s organisation.

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Various

Industry

One of the largest global public works and civil construction companies asked us to present a proposal to identify talent with geographical mobility to fill several positions in a new branch.

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Store Manager

Consumer, retail & luxury goods

We were approached by one of the biggest fashion retailers who were looking to recruit a Store Manager to help drive the organisation’s growth strategy.

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Various

Life sciences

A renowned pharmaceutical company tasked us to define new roles in the therapeutic sector, which were to be introduced in Portugal.

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Air Conditioning Engineers

Industry

One of the biggest consumer electronics companies in the world approached Hays Executive in Madrid to hire air conditioning engineers. Given the difficulty to identify and attract these skilled professionals, we offered to conduct a Talent Benchmarking related to this search.

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CEO

Logistics

We were approached by a major Spanish logistics company to search for a new CEO as their current one was about to retire.

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Sales and Marketing Manager

Life sciences

A Portuguese pharmaceutical company tasked Hays with sourcing a fluent English speaker with more than three years’ experience working as a Sales and Marketing Manager in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Regional Business Manager

Industry

We were contacted by an international transportation systems operator, who was looking for a new regional business manager for one of their Swedish regions.

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European Sales Manager

Technology

An award-winning global leader in hardware and software solutions for eye tracking needed to start up a direct sales force; we were tasked with finding a European Sales Manager.

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Senior Asset Manager

Financial services

One of the world’s leading Real Estate Investment Managers tasked us with finding a Senior Asset Manager in the Nordics.

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CIO

Consumer, retail & luxury goods

A leading Swedish gaming company was looking to appoint a new CIO given the high demands on its IT department in terms of availability and security.

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