Placement Report
Days to Present Placed Candidate20
Days to Placement116
Total Candidates Presented1
Total Candidates Interviewed by Client1
Total Prospects DDI Spoke With1
Conner McKercher, Practice Leader and Andrew Borrell - Vice President and Paper, Packaging & Printing Recruiter
Lead Consultant

Connor McKercher

Practice Leader: Paper & Flexible Packaging

Company Description


Job Title

Sales Director

How long was client searching prior to our involvement?

Several months

Did client have internal recruiting resources?

They relied on their HR Manager to attract and assess candidates.

Why was this a real problem for the client?

Our client had a Sales Manager in place to handle the day to day sales operations but no one at the highest level to truly focus on strategy. Finding the right candidate that knows the Chicago market and their product would help grow the business by leaps and bounds. Our client is also family owned and they wanted to incorporate a more traditional reporting structure like most corrugated companies.

How did this opportunity help the candidate?

The candidate we found was working for a leading provider of facility supplies, packaging and marketing materials. He was hired to drive the organization's corrugated business through the existing sales force. Earlier in his career, he worked for a very strong regional corrugated producer where he managed sales, design and customer service This was the most fun he had in his career. The job we brought to his attention allowed him to get back into that space, managing a larger team of sales people along with design and customer service. Given his knowledge of the Chicago market and his experience implementing similar strategies, this match was perfect.