Expat SQA Leader for a global manufacturer of on-board railway systems

A major global manufacturer of on-board railway systems with revenues exceeding € 1 billion needed an expatriate Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) Leader for its Indian operations. The mandate was to implement the SQA policy on behalf of the European entities for the parts imported through the India Purchasing Organization.

Efforts to hire the expatriate SQA Leader through other Executive Search Firms went futile and Fachmann Berater was hired to crack this project. We stepped in and casted a wide net. Result – A candidate based in London was identified who exactly matched with the client’s specification and he was on board at the Indian subsidiary within a very short period. Our candidate’s performance was unanimously admired by the top management and his service engagement was extended to another term.

Collaborative Leadership for an European power transmission enterprise

Client is a global leader in manufacturing gear motors, drive systems and gear boxes with annual sales of about € 800 million and presence in 16 countries across the globe. They wanted to partner with a Leadership Consultant to drive their Cross Business Unit Leadership Taskforce Program to strengthen the internal communication and break the barriers of the two business units.

Fachmann Berater was hired to instill fresh perspectives on Collaborative Leadership among the senior management team of the two Business Units. Further, we wanted to create a synergy between the business units, identify bottlenecks and convert them to opportunities. Hence, we created a sense of urgency among the leadership team to unleash their power through group problem solving exercises & Organizational Learning Diagnostics (OLD) instrument and suggested priority projects through Cross Functional Teams (CFT). The program was well received by the leadership team and recognized as a significant Organizational Development (OD) initiative.

Head of Operations for an Aerospace & Defense Company

A large Indian multinational conglomerate client with revenues of over $ 8 billion diversified into Aerospace & Defense business for manufacturing hydraulic actuators and aerostructures. To lead the production operations, they wanted to hire an expert with precision engineering background in a high-tech manufacturing environment.

Fachmann Berater was entrusted with this particular mandate and we completely scanned the talent landscape to hand-pick the right professional. We presented a senior executive with attractive credentials who invested his major career in a precision engineering setup and scaled up to lead operational excellence, production & quality. He was the preferred choice for our client and we got him on board immediately to spearhead the Aerospace & Defense operations.

Sales Head for a Water Treatment Company

Through the acquisition route, our client entered into the water treatment business and they required a Sales Head to maximize growth.

We launched the search and identified a candidate with more than 15 years’ of expertise in water treatment. The client was impressed with the candidate’s experience and recruited him straight away. Further, this was only the second employment for our candidate after a 15-year stint with his previous company.

Head of Analytical Research & Development for a Pharma Company

Our client is a listed Indian pharmaceutical company with interests in Contract Research & Manufacturing, Drug Discovery Research and Formulations Development. They were keen to fulfill the role of Head - Analytical Research & Development (AR&D) to lead a research team, develop project strategy and manage deliverables intended for the global markets.

Based on the complexity of the assignment, Fachmann Berater was hired to identify a suitable candidate for this role. Normally, this client drives recruitment through their in-house team. But, as a special case, we were brought in to handle this search for adding value with speed. We commenced the search and the candidate was presented in a span of one week. The client got their dream candidate and our efforts were highly appreciated by the management.

Director – Sales & Service for a global railroad client

Client is a global producer of railway products with operations spanning over 25 countries. They wanted to bring in a successor, in place of the outgoing executive (retired) to direct the sales & service function. The search was on for more than a year to hire the perfect successor with expertise in rail domain, but no candidate was zeroed in.

Fachmann Berater was appointed by the client to run this critical search to identify and recruit the successor. Through our extensive research, we narrowed down the search and identified a candidate with over 28 years’ of rich experience in railway domain. Client was very happy to welcome our candidate on board and appointed him as the successor. In a span of 4 years, our candidate moved up the career ladder and became the Business Head of a division.

Director – Purchase & SCM for an European Engineering Company

Client is a major supplier of engineered products to the rail transportation equipment manufacturers. The mandate was to hire an expert in Purchase and Supply Chain Management (SCM) to assist the organization in formulation & implementation of strategies with a strong focus to QCD (Quality, Cost & Delivery).

Fachmann Berater is committed to precision and our belief system does not allow us to bombard our clients’ mailboxes with resumes. We presented only one candidate for this assignment and both the India Managing Director and Global Purchasing Director (Europe) liked him very much. Result – The 40-year-old professional commenced his work at client’s organization swiftly and got promoted as Business Head within 3 years of service.

On confidentiality grounds, we are unable to divulge the names of our clients and candidates.