Consumer goods, trade, media

References in selection

Task Company Revenues Region
Chief Executive OfficerSupply chain systems vendor
> € 1 bnGlobal

SPECIAL STRATEGIC CHALLENGE

Centralize a global, decentralized structure and manage the regions actively from central head office

CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CAPITALENT

From a large number of qualitatively heterogeneous candidates from a very specific field it was possible to identify the few executives capable of taking command of a complex decentralized structure on the fly and strategically realign it

LONG-TERM RESULT

The new organization was set up and the regions convinced of the value of the reorganization in record time

VP Marketing Toy manufacturer> € 1 bnDenmark

SPECIAL STRATEGIC CHALLENGE

Unification of a fragmented marketing organization and setting up Talent Management

CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CAPITALENT

After having gone on almost a year, Capitalent took over a previously unresolved consulting assignment from the competition and successfully completed it in record time

LONG-TERM RESULT

Unification of the organization was successful, value-added contribution by employees substantially increased and brand recognition maintained at top level

Head of International SalesCommercial enterprise> € 1 bnWorldwide

SPECIAL STRATEGIC CHALLENGE

Transforming former sourcing markets into sales markets

CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CAPITALENT

Started as a key account assignment, but during project it became obvious that introducing head of international sales was best option for completing assignment.

LONG-TERM RESULT

An organization for sales in the former sourcing markets (South America, Asia, …) was rolled out and strategic partnership with international retail significantly strengthened as a result

Leadership Advisory Head of SourcingCommercial enterprise> € 1 bnIndia

SPECIAL STRATEGIC CHALLENGE

Setting up new local sourcing and sales structures

CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CAPITALENT

Candidates with an international profile from Europe and Asia were presented

LONG-TERM RESULT

In particular by means of closely facilitated on-boarding, a long-term success emerged from what was initially a “second best” placement

Head of SourcingTextile manufacturer€ 10 – 100 mnMyanmar, Shanghai

SPECIAL STRATEGIC CHALLENGE

Further development of sourcing from the point of view of local sustainability, quality and job security, against the background of narrow price restrictions in Europe

CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CAPITALENT

With a focus on procurement success actually achieved together with respective partners, the relevant candidate was quickly identified

LONG-TERM RESULT

Quality and cost leader in the low and middle price segment

Group HR DirectorMedia enterprise
€ 100 – 1000 mnGermany

SPECIAL STRATEGIC CHALLENGE

Phase of conversion of the group from an administration focus to being a service organization

CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CAPITALENT

Confirming the true ability of the candidates for the necessary change through several personal references

LONG-TERM RESULT

Within a few months the new office holder was able to provide decisive impetus

Managing DirectorBeverage producer
> € 1 bnEurope

SPECIAL STRATEGIC CHALLENGE

Setting up highly profitable areas of business in an extremely price sensitive environment

CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CAPITALENT

Advising the board chairperson on equal terms and against internal resistance

LONG-TERM RESULT

Development of a new consumer goods business model, profit margins well above the usual market average, and short-term establishment of close relationship between client and candidate