Consumer goods, trade, media

References in selection

Task Company Revenues Region
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

COOFoods producer
> € 1 bnKazakhstan

SPECIAL STRATEGIC CHALLENGE

Transforming a technologically-oriented market leader into modern management organization

CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CAPITALENT

Our consulting services made people in charge aware of the significance of management component for this specific cultural setting regarding an appointment. In addition, the company is establishing Talent Management for training local experts

LONG-TERM RESULT

A corporate culture characterized by giving and taking orders was changed so that taking own initiative is now possible for employees. In addition, the training of local experts was successful enabling the company to be less dependent on ex-pats as sources of expert knowledge in the future

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

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

Shopper MarketingRetail> € 1 bnEurope

SPECIAL STRATEGIC CHALLENGE

Transformation from perceiving own company as a purchasing organization to a culture of thinking like the customer

CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CAPITALENT

Presentation of a candidate at the CEO level and completion of the project in less than one month

LONG-TERM RESULT

The company became a worldwide benchmark in retail sales for shopper marketing

Managing DirectorCommercial enterprise> € 1 bnGlobal

SPECIAL STRATEGIC CHALLENGE

Replacement of retiring manager at established commercial retailer

CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CAPITALENT

Securing succession in record time (under three months)

LONG-TERM RESULT

Successful reappointment, professionalization of structures and opening up new markets in emerging economies

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