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Targeted Search Campaign for Director of Sustainability
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A Targeted Search Campaign Utilising Psychometric Profiling Identifies a Progressive and Passionate Director of Sustainability

  • Publish Date: Posted over 1 year ago
  • Author:by Sarah Gould


We were approached by a global logistics company with a requirement for a brand-new position – Director of Sustainability for EMEA, with the scope for the role to become global in the future.

They needed someone who wasn't put off joining an organisation with no current sustainability strategy. This, however, was a big positive for the top candidates we spoke to - offering the chance to be creative, make their mark and navigate their way across the organisation.

Profiling and assessing talent with a tailored search campaign yields a high return on investment.

As it was a new role, it was essential for Shirley Parsons to understand what was driving the appointment.

Using our Talent Consultancy division, we developed a cultural appreciation and explored their motivators and expected impact in the sustainability space.

We accomplished this through a series of exploratory meetings with key stakeholders, with each conversation bringing to life and enhancing the role's potential impact. It became clear that someone from a similar industry would produce the best results, and the organisation was happy to provide flexibility by providing a variety of European base locations.

The Shirley Parsons retained model was determined to be the best approach for this type of search. Shirley Parsons sourced a pool of talented, passionate sustainability professionals from the United Kingdom, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Germany and presented them to the hiring organisation. We successfully selected and transitioned the best candidate into the organization's work structure after an extensive recruitment process and Psychometric profiling using our Talent Consultancy tools.

Find out more about our Talent Consultancy here.

The Result

They have hired a passionate, knowledgeable sustainability professional with a wealth of industry knowledge. The hiring organisation are now making great strides in designing and delivering their sustainability strategy, setting them apart from their competitors and positively impacting a greener future.

Sarah Gould, Principal Sustainability Consultant at Shirley Parsons

For further information about ESG and Sustainability Search, please contact:

Sarah Gould

Principal Sustainability & ESG Consultant

Phone: +44 1296 611317