Posted1 February 2021
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Connect recently appointed a Global CFO for a FTSE 100 manufacturing and retail group. A brief overview of this assignment is provided below.

The Brief

To identify a Global CFO for a FTSE 100 Group with international mobility and the potential to develop into a General Management role within the group. The group is a Global Manufacturing and Retail Group incorporating B2B and B2C Business Units. 

The Process

In depth networking and a detailed search template were developed to ensure true Global coverage. A thorough search across multiple sectors was conducted to provide a diverse and international shortlist within 3 weeks. The remaining process was conducted over a 2-week period and produced a clear favourite who was involved in 2 other processes at final stages. Building on our knowledge of another recent international search with the same Group, we worked closely with our client to speed the process through to a positive conclusion. 

The Result

A smooth start and impressive feedback in terms of capability, cultural fit and the potential to develop within the Group. Our client is confident that this talented individual is on track to develop into a wider General Management role within the next 12 months. The successful candidate was required to relocate within Europe.