Manufacturing a Massive Restructure

A manufacturing case study in the North East of England

Restructuring any section of a business can prove to be a daunting task. On the other hand, completely overhauling both the commercial and technical teams at key leadership levels will test the breaking strength of any organisation.

This is what a leading manufacturer based in the North East of England was facing in early 2017. After a run of challenging years, they had decided that injecting fresh energy and expertise was not only the way to steady the ship, but drive the business forward. Having previously worked with Hybrid Search team, the Engineering Business Manager approached us to secure the crucial recruitment needs of his engineering management team.

A business dinner at a restaurant in the North East with the COO and Hybrid Search’s Directors followed, leading to the team’s first search projects; a Head of Mechanical Engineering and Head of EI Engineering.

Securing the high potential candidates required to drive the business forward proved difficult, with a non-attractive site location and stiff competition who were able to provide higher salaries proving to be the main protagonists. Showing persistence, Hybrid Search delivered on both roles, leading to the commercial and IT teams asking for help in filling vital roles .

The Commercial Manager was in need of a new Sales & Operational Planning Manager and also facing the resignation of the top performing Account Manager, who was leaving after a 20 year tenure. Two crucial roles were also required by the Group IT Manager, needing an IT Migration Manager for a major project and replacing the retiring Software Manager. Hybrid Search delivered again on all counts.

With the pieces falling into place, the manufacturer and Hybrid Search turned their attention to a Business SHE Manager role that would be responsible for their 3 sites in the UK and Europe. Another search for a high performing individual was followed after another successful placement.

Through headhunting top level candidates within the Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Steel and Food Manufacturing sectors, Hybrid Search placed nine high performers into the company in less than a year, building a foundation capable of overcoming immediate obstacles and driving future success.

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"It was clear that Hybrid Search had taken the time to understand the client and were consistently engaged throughout the process. I would definitely recommend them from my experience".

Sales & Operational Planning Manager | North East England

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