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Headhunting & Executive Search Case Studies

We know appointing the right individual can be a painful, long-winded process. In fact, it’s one of the reasons we exist – Our experience helps us to change our clients mind set from one of right hire to perfect leader, value added hire, with a bright future which creates a far superior on-boarding experience for both parties.  

We have an excellent track record as a specialised Management Consultancy that works across all industry verticals. We have a reputation for matching talented staff with the right career moves.  

Scroll down to review a small selection of our Headhunting & Executive Search Case studies

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Head of UK Sales - £76,000 Comp & Bens. &
Head of Asia Sales - £72,000 Comp & Bens.
Magnetic Propulsion Systems

A unique brief to create a new sales channel in Asia utilising a UK employee for our US client. A very special business who produce Magnetic Propulsion systems with travel and manufacturing applications.

RMS went to market unearthing 162 individuals for consideration. Our MD led the investigation to streamline a large number of profiles down to 10 individuals that work for direct competitors both in the UK & Europe.

RMS setup Interviews and our client flew over; 2 days later our client left very impressed. Two strong individuals were invited to the US and both were employed. The Asia Market has now grown to over £17M & the UK has far surpassed exceptions.

Sales & Operations Director
Solar & Renewable Solutions
£84,000 Comp + Bens.

Our client is one of the largest independent solar PV installers in the UK, specialising in roof-mounted systems.

Due to expansion & Management team development activities, Resilient were instructed to find and appoint 3x individuals, starting with the 'Sales & Operations Director'. Once the Sales & Ops Director. was in place, the 'Head of Installation' & then a 'Senior Business Development Manager'.

Our team successfully appointed all 3 individuals within 3 months and we are currently hiring additional individual for their ever increasing team.

Solar & Renewable Solutions

Senior Application Manager
Medical Applications
£87,000 Comp + Bens.

With 88,000 people in 70 countries, our client is committed to the innovations they create. To capitalise on market changes a planned restructure in the 'Medical Applications' team was required. 

Reporting to the SVP for Europe this newly created post required an individual with up to date competitive knowledge of device testing and integrated client side application. 

Resilient defined the market, identified 43 indirect competitors, created a market map of over 237 individuals, longlisted 29, shortlisted 7, presented 5, 3x 1st interviews, 2x second interviews, 1x offer, 1x Successful appointment. 


Senior Application Manager Medical Applications

Key Account Director
Automotive - HUD
£82,000 Comp + Bens.

Our client is a leading global provider of High-Tech engineering Services. Due to an expanding £MM relationship with JLR a seasoned Key Account Director with strategic 'developed' relationships with the customer was required. 
Our research team did a fantastic job to establish a target list of businesses currently delivering £MM contracts to JLR. Following 136 approaches, 57 profile evaluations & 27 face to face interviews RMS delivered a 5 strong shortlist. 
We successfully appointed on a 3:2:1 Ratio with another happy customer & employee.
Key Account Director Automotive - HUD

Head of Customer Relationships
Leading Mental Healthcare Charity
£78,000 Comp & Bens.

Our client is the leading UK authority and provider of Mental Healthcare services. Who historically relied on past relationships, however felt the need to proactively nurture & develop, but in a market very sensitive to "Business Development' they simply did not know how. 

On behalf of the CIO Resilient spent some time inside the business implementing a cultural change program, shift in business unit hierarchy alignment and development of the first company commission scheme.

We are proud to say that we created the first proactive business development, customer engagement, key account & customer relationship teams for our very important client.

Leading Mental healthcare Charity

Director, Quality Management
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
£97,000 Comp + Bens.

Our client is an innovative biopharmaceutical business who develop, produce and supply over 100 different medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare items that transform the lives of people around the world every year.
A complex search that required onsite interviews with all stake holders for such an important appointment. This role had been given to 4 recruiters prior to our engagement. We worked closely with HR to review all past profiles to avoid duplication and to ensure that our shortlist was perfect.
After a 6 week project Resilient completed a full market map, navigated & interviewed 64 individuals and appointed with great success on a 5:3:2:1 ratio.
Quality Management Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Energy & Sustainability

Information Technology

Alternative Energy

Building of the Future, M&E, HVAC


Defence & Ballistics

Professional Services

Engineering & Emerging Tech.


Property & Estates

Pharmaceutical & Scientific

Facility Management

Senior B.D Director
Backup Power Solutions
£76,000 Comp & Bens.

For over 30 years our client has provided backup power UPS & Generator solutions to ensure critical service & systems continue to function.

A vertical that is very unique and extremely limited in resources. Recruitment of industry leading resources has been difficult for our client for a number of years. Typically relying on agencies to present CV's but frustrated by a limited pool of the same candidates.

Resilient undertook a large data & market hierarchy mapping project. We mined that data to identify those that had not been approached, never been seen & whom were of interest.

After developing a Succession / Critical Hire Plan we diligently headhunted & appointed 3 individuals that have delivered a significant business benefit both in terms of knowledge, intel & revenue.

Backup Power Solutions

Head of Estate Maintenance
Retail Giant
£87,000 Comp + Bens.

Resilient successfully navigated through a complex market mapping & competitor analysis exercise to unearth and onboard the 'Head of Estate Maintenance' for the Group Property Director of our prestigious retail client.

This role is responsible for all aspects of the Groups High Street, Office, Distribution centres, sub-let and contingent property Portfolio. Including value creation from existing portfolio, new store acquisition, occupancy costs & estate management.

Property Director - Retail Clients

Marketing Director
Dental Devices
£72,000 Comp + Bens.

Our client are a dental device specialist with 3 offices & 8 manufacturing / distribution hubs in the UK which includes their Midlands HQ. As part of their group development Resilient was asked to review the market, research the competition and establish a new Marketing strategy whilst appointing the right individual to lead it.
The dental market is saturated with practices & suppliers, however finding a business with a developed marketing strategy that focuses on all social and traditional mediums to attract from was complex.
Our team diligently identified 32x individuals, approached 17x, assessed 14x, shortlisted 6x, and presented 4x. We successfully appointed on a 4:2:1 Ratio with another happy customer & employee.
Marketing Director Dental Devices

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