Making the Right Connections #32 – Global Partnership Takes Flight

December 17th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

global partnership airline industryThe Scenario:

Australia-based client seeks VP Manufacturing, Quality and Supply in the US
A company in the airline cabin technology and inflight entertainment space is experiencing rapid growth. After the acquisition of a well-known competitor, it was determined that a new VP Manufacturing, Quality and Supply was needed. This role would also have significant interaction with its manufacturing facility in Mexico, spending considerable time there at the beginning.

The Action:

NPAworldwide partners collaborate to identify candidates
The client was working with an NPAworldwide recruitment firm in Brisbane, Australia. The Brisbane partner connected with an NPAworldwide member firm in San Diego, California with deep experience in both the industry and the territory in Mexico. The client met in-person with the San Diego partner to provide additional details while on a trip to the US. The San Diego partner sourced a number of candidates, with five being presented to the candidate. Three candidates made it through the initial round.

The Result:

A successful placement was made
The global partnership between the two NPAworldwide member recruitment firms resulted in one candidate from the initial pool being selected for reference checks, which were undertaken by the San Diego partner while the Brisbane partner conducted psychometric assessments. An offer was presented, and the candidate accepted the new role.