Two days before the COVID-19 Lockdown in March 2020, our client, a multi-billion-dollar NASDAQ-listed logistics business, completed a major acquisition across Europe. This involved adding 25,000 people to the headcount. To make sure the post-integration phase from a people perspective was completed smoothly, they needed to appoint a VP Human Resources, Europe. And fast.
We partnered exclusively with the SVP Human Resources to find a very specific person. We were looking for a talented VP Human Resources, Europe, who could lead on post-acquisition integration, provide expertise on European Working Councils, and who had extensive international experience within large complex organisations. We quickly identified a shortlist of candidates who met the criteria and successfully placed someone who was not only a great team fit, but also immediately available.
Even though they had to work remotely, the new VP Human Resources, Europe, swiftly gained a thorough understanding of the strategic direction of the business. As a result, they were quickly able to develop an appropriate Human Resources strategy to support the strategic goals of the new European acquisition, and lead on fostering an employee-orientated high-performance culture.
The challenge Fat Face is a recognised multichannel lifestyle retailer offering its own brand of good quality casual clothing, footwear, and accessories. It has an established footprint of stores across the UK and Internationally, as well as a strong e-commerce proposition. Once their Microsoft Data Lake strategy was defined, it became apparent that they would…