- Skill Sets
- Sectors - Commercial
- Sectors - Not For Profit
Thewlis Graham has extensive experience in placing outstanding candidates within a number of sectors. Whatever the role, whether permanent or interim, we have the expertise and contacts to secure an exceptional appointment. It’s a testimony to our success rates that over two-thirds of our assignments derive from existing clients or recommendations.
We have an impressive track record of successful placements across a range of roles, including but not limited to:
- Fundraising and development
Fundraising requires a very specific skillset. Relationship-building, diplomacy and sensitivity are all as important as knowledge of technical databases, research skills and an understanding of fundraising law, best practice and ethics. Fundraising is a key function for many non-profits, trusts and social enterprises, and as scrutiny on fundraising practice increases, and organisations are under more pressure to compete for funding, the successful recruitment of qualified and experienced fundraisers is essential.
- Logistics and operations
Supply chain professionals are up against a raft of challenges as expectations of their capabilities increase. As organisations work towards penetrating markets through a greater global presence, the complexity associated with supply chains require a greater degree of precision, planning and strategic thinking. From sourcing and procurement to distribution, a Thewlis Graham Executive Search can help to identify logistics and operations professionals who are up to the challenge.
- Buying and merchandising
Thewlis Graham regularly identify and recruit outstanding professionals in buying and merchandising roles within verticals such as health, beauty, clothing, food, electricals, entertainment and other consumables.
Sometimes organisations find that an Interim Management solution is right for their circumstances. For instance, there may be an immediate requirement for executive expertise, and recruitment for a permanent position - which traditionally takes several months - would take too long, putting the company's impact or reputation at risk.
Interim Managers and CEOs tend to act on a consultative basis, bringing exceptional project management skills and a high level of industry knowledge. Interim Managers can offer a fresh, objective viewpoint, free from the politics that often arise within organisations. Motivated by solving problems, they give an intensive focus to a particular organisational challenge or project. They are often versatile, used to deadlines, and adept at managing change, while allowing a company to take the time to fully define their requirements for a permanent position.
Our Executive Search Service
We work tirelessly to understand the precise details of each appointment, as well as the unique environment, dynamics and culture of every organisation we work with. We use our research capabilities and contacts to build a pool of talent for shortlisting, examining skills and experience, as well as personality, motivation and attitude.
In the past we've placed excellent candidates successfully in Distribution Director positions for Brakes Group, and for Mackays Stores, and a Director Logistics & Supply Chain for McCain Foods (GB) Ltd. We're always ready to rise to a new challenge.
We always solicit references, and conduct careful cross-checking to ensure a candidate’s motivations match the needs of the vacancy. We also provide a high level of extensive aftercare for both successful and unsuccessful candidates.