Aerospace Operations Excellence & Supply Chain Manager - China
Customer ProfileA leading global coatings and specialty products organisation, this business provides solutions to customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance surfaces in more ways than any other company. They have over 40,000 employees providing these services to customers across 60 countries around the world.
Executive SummaryThe organisation had a unique requirement for an Aerospace Operations Excellence and Supply Chain Manager with strong experience within the coatings industry.
Business PlanThis leading global coatings and chemical organisation approached Aerotek with a unique requirement for an Aerospace Operations Excellence & Supply Chain Manager for the Asia-Pacific operations. This was not a typical operations and supply chain position, as the organisation required an individual with strong operational excellence and certified Lean / Six-Sigma experience within the highly profitable coatings industry.
The position also required frequent travel with responsibility for several factories across the region. Candidates that meet these specific requirements are scarce in the current market and can be difficult to find.
Aerotek’s SolutionAerotek has a strong and experienced team of professional consultants specialising within the Chemical industry. We assigned two of our experienced consultants to support our customer with this important requirement. The first action was to ensure that Aerotek understood the company structure, department, job description and any other requirements of the role by speaking with HR and the line managers.
From these discussions we were able to gain a deep understanding of the company culture and style which was important in ensuring the selected candidate had a strong cultural alignment to the business. Aerotek then applied this information to our existing candidate networks and provided a recommendation of five candidates to our customer within two days.
ResultOver the next month the candidates underwent a rigorous interview process, at the end of which one candidate was offered the position. The candidate not only had the necessary technical experience and skills for the role, but is also perfectly aligned to the culture of the organisation.
This was the second placement Aerotek has made with this customer in China and as a result of the professional process, service and continued success, the internal HR team has now referred Aerotek to their factory in Suzhou for support with further recruitment needs.
The organisation had a unique requirement for an Aerospace Operations Excellence and Supply Chain Manager with strong experience within the coatings industry.