In August 2017, Consort Ural completed a search project that lasted for almost nine months, to find a Logistics Director for Magnat group of companies — the largest distributor and 3PL services operator in the Urals.
The major challenge laid in the fact that — by the time of signing the contract — the candidate market was “rummaged through” by other search agencies and the stop list included ninety-two (!) candidates. It was necessary to find a top manager who was capable and prepared to simultaneously carry out operational activities, strategic planning, inventory management of up to one billion rubles a month, as well as manage changes related to the company’s expanding its territorial outreach and responsibilities (achieving extensive development of business).
Nadezhda Ekhlakova, Managing Partner of Consort Ural, and Consultant Alexander Elantseva worked hand-in-hand and employed various search tools to ensure completion of the project. The candidate was found in a non-standard way (via the Best Employees announcement board of one of the largest retail network companies). Moreover, that candidate was motivated to change jobs and move from Moscow to Yekaterinburg. A true example of search consultants’ team work!
After this initial success, Magnat entrusted Consort Ural to search for a number of other top management positions.