Executive Client Case Studies

At The Exec Pod we are proud to share the challenges, innovation and recruitment solutions we have provided to our clients looking for an executive recruitment agency that really delivers results...
Market leading pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor Seeking - Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Specialist
Innovative sourcing solutions are essential in niche market Executive Search assignments: Being able to spot a candidate that is ready for a big challenge is crucial when searching a market where skill shortages maybe inherent, therefore, limiting the obvious available options. Accurate targeting is paramount in order to attract the relevant talent capable of International exposure.
Our client is a privately owned £30m Turnover business based in a remote UK location. They specialise in the manufacture and supply of own label pharmaceutical products on behalf of the largest UK retail giants. The challenge was to find a Supply Chain Manager who had Pharmaceutical and manufacturing knowledge that could manage all existing client relationships; inheriting all live projects in the UK, Europe and Far East Asia.  
With minimal target companies in the area, The Exec Pod used innovative executive search and selection strategies to deliver this assignment with speed and accuracy.
The executive recruitment director developed a workable solution that resulted in 6 suitable candidates shortlisted. Three candidates were forwarded to the Supply Chain Director for final interview. The best candidate was successfully selected and offered the position and their notice period managed effectively throughout.   The successful candidate currently travels globally to head up a series of international pharmaceutical supply chain projects; this includes yet not restricted to a major project role out for 2008 in India. 
A Guardian listed TOP TEN .com Media Company Seeks a Regional Sales Manager to drive a fierce expansion
A robust advertising campaign and existing business network are essential when an Executive search assignment needs to be delivered with both speed and precision.  Coupled with this, an extra ordinary process that delivers proven results ensures candidates offered actually accept. 
Our client based in London is one of the UK’s fastest growing online media companies whose strategic expansion plans and enhanced brand awareness includes the development  of a Northern sales team, the ideal team would consist of both office based sales executives and field sales executives. Following an unsuccessful executive search via other agencies and experiencing significant inconvenience of candidates accepting counter offers. Our client approached The Exec Pod with the challenge of sourcing a suitable shortlist of executive candidates within 7 days. 
Due to our extensive online advertising and business networking, we searched, selected and shortlisted one exceptional candidate who fully met the cultural, experience and salary expectations. Even at this stage, our experienced recruitment directors knew the candidate was the best in the market place. After completing a four stage senior level interview process at board level which included a psychometric test, our shortlisted candidate received and more importantly accepted the offer of employment to the great satisfaction of both parties.
Our candidate now heads up the Northern sales team, driving existing accounts, new business, recruitment and training.  The client has now agreed to incorporate theexecpod.com as their true business partner of choice for Executive Search campaigns.
  The Exec Pod have taken the time to understand the requirements of the position, ideal personality, team dynamics and as a result have been very effective at placing the Northern Area Sales Manager within our business. The recruitment director has been a pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend them as an agency.  
  Kate Keilty - Recuitment & HR Manager  
Full service SEO Company seeks Corporate Business Development Managers to fuel their aggressive expansion plans
Strong brand attraction techniques are crucial when sourcing corporate senior level talent for rapidly expanding brand names in the market. The upper quartile of executive talent is predominantly snapped up by larger, more established brand giants. Our experience of attracting key executives from major brand giants, to emerging brands with volume executive demands gives us a strong advantage when executing brand attraction techniques. 
After successfully completing an executive search assignment on behalf of a FTSE 500 organisation, theexecpod.com were personally referred to a market leading VC backed SEO company. Our new client offered a unique full web service, in the past they hadn’t received satisfactory results from the executives they hired. Theexecpod.com was tasked with not only the search and selection of Corporate Business Development Managers to sell their SEO services, but also to verify the achievements of the shortlisted candidates. Our client firmly believes that past performance is a great predictor of future achievements. 
A full search and selection campaign was delivered, targeting the most established brand names in the market place.  To enhance our standard challenging face to face interview techniques, we also successfully verified our candidates' sales achievements and administered tasks previously agreed with the client to test the candidates' ability and commitment. 
Our experienced recruitment directors shortlisted two executives who fully met the criteria, they subsequently completed a three stage interview process with the Board of Directors. Both selected candidates are currently delivering great results for our client and ultimately great results for theexecpod.com (this is a 1:1 hiring ratio). As a result, our client has signed The Exec Pod as their sole supplier of choice for all senior executive recruitment going forward.
  As a market leading full service web design, development, Search Engine Marketing and SEO company, we are extremely ambitious and rapidly expanding. As part of our strategy going forward, one of the crucial factors is that we hire Corporate Business Development Managers to drive the growth of our business.    
  My experience of search and selection or recruitment businesses has historically not been very good - we have never truly been satisfied with the results. However, having been introduced to The Exec Pod, I can honestly say I have been pleasantly surprised. They have been both professional and consultative, offering realistic bespoke recruitment solutions and helping us to understand how we can ensure that we hire the right people.    
  Overall, they have delivered a cost effective service and the response time has been quick and to spec.  More importantly, they have delivered exceptionally good Corporate Sales Executives that are a great fit for our business.  The Exec Pod are now our recruitment business partner of choice in helping us achieve our long term business goals.  
Tim Roberts - MD
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