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The Brief

Our brief was to appoint a Group Merchandising Director into a newly created role reporting to the Board.

To support their continued growth, Fortune Hill were retained by our client, to identify a highly commercial leader with excellent stakeholder management skills and a passion for efficiency and numbers to be appointed to a new role which would drive improved business performance for the Group.

The Process

Due to the structure of our client’s business, it was unlikely that other businesses would have an individual in exactly the same role, so we set about identifying culturally suitable high performers of exceptional capability.

Our research team extensively networked to build a target candidate list of individuals with suitable transferable skills for the role. Despite a geographical challenge, and a limited talent pool, our extensive search and careful management of the attraction process ensured that the client was presented with a shortlist of appropriately qualified individuals.

The Result

Fortune Hill recommended that the client met a high performing candidate who was in a Commercial Director role for a major retailer.

The candidate had the right transferable skills and upwards potential our client was seeking. Despite significant challenges during the resignation and counter-offer process, the first choice of candidate successfully joined our client's business.

"Fortune Hill will be first port of call on any future senior appointments." Group Retail Director

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 By questioning common convention, we have developed a model that challenges the out-of-date methodologies and fee structures of traditional firms.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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