Director of Supply Chain - Case Study - Osborne
Director of Supply Chain – Case Study

The Assignment

Our client was a major manufacturer and distributor of chemical product for consumer and industrial markets. Headquartered in Europe with sites located in more than 60 countries, they are a truly global organisation.
The company had a high-level requirement for their Middle East operation and were seeking a Director of Supply Chain. The desired candidate would have relevant qualifications and experience with a direct competitor in the Middle East Region and suited to senior level representation reporting to C-level executives based at company headquarters.

The ideal candidate would have strong experience in end-to-end global supply chain with the ability to lead multi-cultural and diverse teams across a multi-site, international region.
The successful appointee would be required relocate to the Middle East, if not already located there, and would be expected to travel frequently across the region as part of their role.

The Process

Osborne Executive Search were appointed as the recruitment partner and mobilised a very co-ordinated team to conduct a global search and initiated a selection process. This involved a talent mapping exercise to identity suitable profiles within the client company’s sector and a targeted approach and adverting campaign.

The team researched academic affiliations with the middle east region and sought out expressions of interest in the post through the alumni network.
The search process took place during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Osborne Executive Search team utilised innovate platforms to facilitate interviews via video.

A process driven and proactive search guided by our network of referrals and strategic sourcing tools led to the successful appointment of a Supply Chain Director for our client.

The Result

The entire process took place remotely and the successful candidate was supported by Osborne throughout the offer and negotiation stage through to the transition and relocation period.
The candidate was a French national who was based in Dubai and relocated to join our client in Bahrain

To find out more about Osborne Executive Search or to speak to one of our team in confidence please contact Aine Wallace, Recruitment & Business Manager, Osborne Executive Search at [email protected]