Placement Report
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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

Multi-billion dollar global producer of flexible packaging

Job Title

Manufacturing Process Engineer

How long was client searching prior to our involvement?

2 weeks

Did client have internal recruiting resources?

Yes, they have a robust internal recruiting team

Why was this a real problem for the client?

Our client wasn’t having any luck identifying candidates through their job ad. The manufacturing site is located in a very attractive spot but with the economy being in such a strong position, they needed outside help to identify the right person. Our client was also seeking someone with a few years out of college that could grow and develop within the organization. That happens to be the most desired profile in the industry as a whole.

How did this opportunity help the candidate?

The candidate we identified actually came from a coated paper mill that recently announced an ownership change. This individual along with several others was on the verge of being released. While the paper industry continues to decline, plastics and flexible packaging is poised for growth and investment. His process engineering background transferred right over while the only small learning curve was the packaging technology. This also allowed the candidate to stay local and provided an increase in compensation and overall earning potential.