ICT Executive Search

 

Executive, Retained Search (fixed fee)
Executive Search

Strategic recruitment for management & executive level positions & highly specialised positions From our experience, we know that the "most expensive," candidates are not necessarily the best candidates, therefore we offer our retained search services on a fixed fee basis, as this service provides better results and eliminates any conflicts of interest that can typically occur during direct search projects. We offer our clients a genuine and objective choice of the best candidates available in the market, focusing on their experience and proven results as opposed to having an interest in introducing candidates with higher salary requirements that ultimately generate higher placement fees. During our interview process we pay particular attention to our candidate's technical, strategic, management skills & experiences in conjunction with their motivating factors, the potential to grow, develop and bring lasting beneficial results to their employer, you, the Client. As highly experienced head hunters our preference for this service is for a fixed period of exclusivity on the assigned role(s) which then allows us to focus on finding the best talent, rather than being involved in a CV race where multiple agencies are involved in the recruitment process.

For more information about our Retained Search - Fixed fee. Exclusive strategic recruitment, please contact us
Pavla Mulvey
+420 724 021 765
pavla.mulvey@ictrecruit.com

 

Our Areas of Expertise

Food and Drink
This is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable segments to work in. We all love food and know when we taste quality and fresh produce.
Our experience in this segment is therefore memorable and it is great to see some of the brands or products in the market we helped to establish here, through our successful hiring efforts.
We were lucky enough to work for many international and local companies involved in production, distribution and their expansion in our part of Europe.
We have visited a great many of their production facilities and learned a lot about food safety, market regulations and the general guidelines that make companies successful.
Within the production side of the business, we successfully delivered candidates to various roles in production, quality management, laboratory positions and also new product implementation and so on.
We have also helped our clients to find talented colleagues to join their sales, marketing, finance and human resources. 
We have worked for companies such as Chipita, Bonduelle, Döhler, Lactalis, Pivovary Staropramen (Molson Coors), Anheuser-Busch InBev, Findus, Hamé, Groupe Bel, Kofola, Allied Domecq. 
Further companies related to the food and drink industry can be found under Chemical sector. If you are interested in jobs within this area, please register your CV with us.

 

 
 

Banking and Finance
In the past, the Czech Republic was, for many banking and finance organisations, the first country in the former “Eastern block” where companies expanded their activities whether through acquisition or by opening their first branches here.
Many locally hired managers became responsible for their company’s expansions further East and could enjoy a very progressive career development and broadening their scope of responsibilities to wider geographic regions.
Initially, our focus was predominantly on those companies that entered the market by opening their first offices here and looking for local talent that could be developed to take on further expansion responsibilities in the whole CEE region and sometimes beyond.
Naturally the first positions hired were Operations Managers, Risk Managers, Human Resources and various customer support functions, later Credit Risk Managers, Senior Process and Risk Analysts, Capital Participation Managers, Corporate Advisors, Product Managers, Head of Trade Finance, Senior underwriters and so on.
Besides the “typical” banking roles, we were also involved in searching talent for positions in IT, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, Branch Management and many other areas.
We pride ourselves in being a successful partner to companies such as Cetelem, Coface, Deutsche Bank, GE, Crédit Agricole, Marsh, Colonnade Insurance (QBE), Česká pojišťovna, Citibank, AXA, NLB Factoring, ČSOB, HVB, Generali. If you are interested in jobs within this area, please register your CV with us.

Retail segment
Over the years we have partnered with a number of leading food, fashion, cosmetics and other retailers in the CEE region.
We have been heavily involved in bringing brand-new companies into the local markets, whether by assisting our clients with hiring their very first staff in the region or by assisting regional management with their local expansions by hiring “hands on deck “.
We have worked for some of the major international fashion retailers, hiring their first Shop or Branch managers with the view to grow the retail network into other locations across the Czech Republic and other CEE countries.
We also had a unique opportunity to work for some of the “duty free retail“ chains, exclusively found at airports. Besides hiring the customer facing or expansion executives, we were also involved in more strategic corporate roles such as finance, strategy and planning, brand management, HR and training.
For many retailers involved in the food or textile industry we have successfully carried out searches for marketing staff including: BTL marketing, ATL marketing, mystery shopping, visual merchandising or overall communication creation and local on-line presence also product managers focusing on selected products or private labels.
Further positions placed into the retail segment include IT specialist – Project / Process Managers, Store IT Team Leads, candidates into infrastructure positions or applications development.
Some of the clients we have successfully assisted with their hiring needs include:
Marks & Spencer, H&M, Pepco, Orsay, Dufry, Tesco, Penny Market, Rossmann, Deichmann, Pernod Ricard, Sarantis, Brown - Forman. 
Further details regarding other players involved in the food segment and distribution can be found under the Food Industry section. If you are interested in jobs within this area, please register your CV with us.

 
 

Utilities and Energy
Within ICT Executive Search, we have over 15 years of experience providing our Executive Search expertise to the utility and related sectors.
Many years ago, we started our cooperation with one of the pioneers in clean sustainable energy focusing on wind and water power generation.
The candidates that we have approached with the various technical and sales roles, had virtually no experience in this segment but were excited by the prospect of developing something new and being part of responsible and sophisticated business models.
Since then we never looked back. Thanks to meeting many different professionals involved in the utilities segment in various roles, whether technical, sales, regulatory or others, we have gathered an excellent network of well qualified and passionate professionals, which we have nurtured ever since.
Now, we are proud to be a hiring partner to many local and international companies involved in this segment. We have clients in gas, water, electricity and other utilities segments and have successfully placed candidates to top managerial roles such as: Country Managers, Managing Directors, Expansions Directors, CFO, CEO, CIO but also into mid management executive roles with a focus on the technical aspect of their business, operations support, customer service and many others.
Some of our clients in this segment include: Alpiq, Alstom Power, E.ON, Innogy, Pražská Teplárenská, ČEZ, Lumen, RWE.
We have also worked closely with some of the major suppliers to the utilities sector such as: Brush SEM, ABB, IMI CCI, Eaton, HACH Lange and many others. In this area, most of the positions successfully completed are mainly in the technical area, we have also managed to strengthen our client’s sales and product management operations. If you are interested in jobs within this area, please register your CV with us.

Chemical Industry
The chemical industry is significantly present in the Czech Republic and other neighbouring countries and the demand for experienced and qualified candidates is always present here. We have started to work for some of the predominantly local players and thanks to expanding our network soon became hiring partners to many multinationals not only in the Czech Republic but the whole of Europe. Our successful projects include candidates placed within the manufacturing environment into positions such as Plant Director, Process Technology Engineer, Lean 6 Sigma Coordinator, Health and Safety Manager, Quality Manager but also into supportive roles such as Finance Director, HR Manager and also in client facing positions covering sales, product management and technical support. These positions were placed in the various market segments - from monomers, polymers to coatings and various additives. We have successfully completed projects for companies in the basic or wider chemistry such as Brenntag, Azelis, Barentz, IMCD, Deza, Donauchem, Ravago, Spolana, Synthos, Synthomer, Chesterton, Klüber Lubrication in the petrochemical industry Unipetrol, Paramo, Benzina in the rubber making industry HEXPOL Compounding, Kaučuk, Gumotex, Barum. Further chemical companies may be found in Food and Drink section as well. If you are interested in jobs within this area, please register your CV with us.

 
 

Automotive Industry
With over 18 years of experience sourcing candidates for the various automotive industries. I have interviewed over one thousand professionals involved in various fields of this industry segment. This includes automotive manufacturing covering OEMs, Tier 1, 2 and 3, services connected to the automotive industries such as leasing providers and components, parts distributors and automotive retail. I still remember visiting my first automotive production plant and being amazed by the ingenuity of all the processes involved. Over the years I had a chance to work for some of the leading suppliers to the automotive industry such as AGC, Automotive Lighting, Benteler, Brose, Continental, Denso, FTE Automotive, Grupo Antolin, Magna, Koito, Knorr-Bremse, Tenneco, TRW, Robert Bosch, placing candidates into production related positions in plant, quality, lean, logistics, purchasing, industrialisation, MES, R&D and continuous improvement, supplier management. Other positions included HR, finance, controlling and other areas. We also had a chance to work directly for the car manufacturer TPCA in Kolin and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing. We have developed a close working relationship with Elit – an LKQ company where we have placed Regional Commercial Director, Country Manager and Finance Director positions. Our company was successful in identifying candidates for Auto Kelly – an LKQ company for Export Director and Import Manager roles. Furthermore, we have closely cooperated with ALD Automotive on expanding their international salesforce, team of leasing consultants and their finance and marketing management team. Based on our market contacts and excellent networking, we have also successfully assisted ČSOB Leasing with their talent hunting needs. On the retail side of the automotive business, we have identified candidates for Opel, Mazda and Kia into top positions responsible for the dealers’ network management but also other supportive positions in finance, marketing and technical service. We have also placed talented professionals into Nissan Europe, positions included Area Fleet Manager, Marketing Director, After Sales Director, Dealer Performance Manager, Regional Strategy and Planning Manager. If you are interested in jobs within this area, please register your CV with us.

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