The Brief

We were asked to recruit a Director of Product Portfolio, reporting to the Board level Group Product Director, to be responsible for understanding global consumer requirements.

Our client had an ambitious 5-year plan to double their profits. As part of their on-going global transformation agenda, we worked in close partnership to support their talent acquisition programme which has resulted in high-calibre, international talent join their existing management team to drive their business forward. Due to the unique structure of their business, this role did not exist in its exact form in many other organisations.

The Process

Our team conducted a global search to identify individuals capable of fulfilling the role.

We networked extensively with senior leaders who operated within the product space in fashion business. We were able to generate a significant number of recommendations which highlighted 'hidden' talent, including the individual who(m) our client ultimately appointed to the role. In addition we mapped out an agreed list of target organisations to provide our client with the evidence to confirm they were able to hire the best candidate in the industry for their requirements.

The Result

We have received outstanding feedback from our client about the contribution of this individual.

This search presented Fortune Hill with a number of challenges, including a change in reporting line, international relocation and budgetary changes. The final offer made provided only a very small increase in total compensation for the chosen candidate. The offer was communicated in person by one of our Directors. This personal touch provided him and his family with the clear signal of our client's desire for him to join their business.

"They really get under the brief, map the market with a high level of detail and accuracy, turn every stone to find what you're looking for and engage the very best with a compelling story." Group Head of Resourcing

The Fortune Hill difference

Our approach is different and that makes all the difference. By questioning common convention, we have developed a model that challenges the out-of-date methodologies and fee structures of traditional firms.

Exceptional talent

We perform in-depth due diligence to ensure that the talent we introduce is of the highest calibre and the best fit for your organisation.

Bespoke approach

We tailor our approach to each assignment and our team dedicates significant time to understanding your business, culture and specific requirements.

Industry leading results

Fortune Hill has a 98% success rate (the industry average is 65%).

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