Placement Report
Days to Present Placed Candidate25
Days to Placement109
Total Candidates Presented7
Total Candidates Interviewed by Client7
Total Prospects DDI Spoke With40
John “JR” Rybak, Vice President and Building Technologies Recruiter
Lead Consultant

John “JR” Rybak

Vice President

Company Description

Global Building Automation System OEM

Job Title

Operations Manager

How long was client searching prior to our involvement?

2 months

Did client have internal recruiting resources?

Yes. Client has internal talent acquisition staff.

Why was this a real problem for the client?

This branch office has changed over the years from a more mature staff to a largely young and immature staff. The incumbent manager was a capable operations leader, but didn’t have a particular strength in the mentoring and training functions that became a necessity for success with a team that had changed its core demographic makeup. This is a highly technical industry, so the client also needed candidates who were coming out of a relatively small pool of direct competitors in the local market.

How did this opportunity help the candidate?

The placed candidate is a very hand-on leader who thrived in operations management roles with teams that needed close day-to-day contact and field training & development. Ironically, the company that this leader was with previously was going the other direction and needed an operations leader that was a more strategic P&L driver. This was a very logical transition that allowed the candidate to thrive in his technical area of strength, while being surrounded by a team that really needed the leadership and training that he was most passionate about delivering.