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Case Studies

Digital Optimisation

CIO | Salary Circa: £205K - £210K

With a digital/retail infrastructure of 1500+ locations, our client needed to keep up with increasing customer demand and get new products to the market faster. With hundreds of applications – under the guidance of the CIO – the team had an opportunity to provide an infrastructure that enabled them to develop new products faster – and stay one step ahead of their competitors.

How we helped: Freedom People appointed an interim CIO on a two-year contract to hire and lead a highly collaborative and result-oriented IT team to assist with the migration from its ageing on-premises infrastructure to a cloud-based system as part of its digital transformation strategy. By being Cloud-based, the team were able to focus on delivering the best-in-class service to their internal stakeholders and a safer experience for buyers across the globe.

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Digital Transformation

CDO | Salary Circa: £165K | + share options + benefits

A retail giant required a CDO to optimise the retail roadmap and drive their digital transformation strategy. The position was to ensure the appropriate technologies and procedures were adopted to be ingrained into their business. As the role intersected with other areas, the CDO was to stay on top of their company’s digital skills and evaluate the return on investment.

How we helped: While encompassing a broad brief, the Chief Digital Officer was expected to act unilaterally across the business reporting with discretion to the CEO. This was a global search with a primary focus on the Top 20 Retail Markets. A shortlist of five qualified applicants resulted in a successful hire from the U.S. market.

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Brand Rejuvenation

Marketing Director | Salary Circa: £145K | + relocation + attractive benefits

A privately owned business comprising fashion, property and homeware required a candidate who would lead the creation and execution of brand experience for customers of multiple brands across 6 international markets. Their role encompassed: campaign management, content creation and production, media buying, PR, visual merchandising and tactical ad-hoc marketing to support trade.” 

How we helped: Freedom People successfully appointed a candidate sourced from Italy who offered an entrepreneurial and dynamic pro-active mindset. They constantly evaluated opportunities to improve CX and company performance along with a proven track record in leading omnichannel campaigns, leading large teams and marketing budgets.

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Retail Optimisation

Head of Stores | Salary Circa: £100K - £105K | + 25% bonus

Our multi-category luxury client was seeking a commercially focused retail leader to join them as Head of Stores (72 in total) across the UK. Ongoing collaboration with our client was essential as the role entailed working with a high number of partners across the business – including the Retail & Ecommerce Director – to reduce headcount and develop long-term strategies to improve market share.

How we helped: Our shortlisted candidates were to demonstrate balancing existing successes whilst presenting ways to drive continuous improvement and initiate new ways of working from a team. A customised search strategy was agreed upon and passive candidates across 23 preferred organisations were approached. A shortlist was qualified against key criteria, references were gathered and the offer through to on-boarding was completed within a 3-month period.

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Retail Operations

Store Manager | Salary Circa: £60K | + £10k bonus + benefits

Our niche luxury furniture client was seeking a Store Manager with a background in interior design to generate more attraction and sales in their flagship store. Our shortlist of candidates was brand specific and very importantly enthusiastic about the nicheness of the products sold.

How we helped: The process was ongoing for 6 weeks and we partnered with several heads in the company to find the perfect fit. Due to the nature of the role, we did publicise it however headhunting proved to be most effective.

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