Are you looking for a world-class recruiting firm to handle your higher level and most confidential searches? Look no further! FPC of Columbia is an industry leader in retained searches and considered by many as one of the top firms in the country in retained search.
FPC of Columbia has conducted numerous successful manager and senior level retained search assignments for a wide range of clients. By engaging FPC of Columbiaon a Retained Search basis, you are purchasing the “undivided attention” of our senior staff. Should you wish to engage FPC of Columbia in a Retained Search contract, our normal retainer search fee is 33%.
Our approach is composed of three distinct phases: Preparation, Search, and Selection.
Preparation We begin each search with an in-depth conversation with you, the client. The purpose is to learn as much as possible about your company (its purpose, its people, its product and/or service, its short and long-term goals, its management style/philosophy, its competition, etc.). We also want to gain insight into the position you are trying to fill (why it’s open, its purpose/responsibilities, the qualifications, experience and background you’d like to see in the ideal candidate, how this position fits in the overall organizational structure, etc.) as is possible. We like this conversation to be with the actual hiring authority and to be as in-depth as possible, to ensure that we fully understand what you need, and to ensure that we fully understand your organization’s culture. The product of this conversation is a position Profile. This is a written description of what we learned through our conversation(s) and is an important tool that we use throughout the search process.
The development of the Profile has the benefit of promoting a tighter focus by appropriate members of the management team on the type of executive to be sought as the search begins. It also ensures that the FPC of Columbia consultant has a clear understanding of the needs of the organization and the views and perspectives of those involved in the hiring process. In this way, everyone is on “the same page” regarding the profile of the candidate we are seeking.
Search FPC of Columbia uses original research for each new search we conduct, in addition to contacting individuals who are known to us through our extensive database or previous search projects. Senior level consultants manage your search personally, not junior level staff or researchers. We conduct in-depth interviews with each candidate and submit reports/resumes to those involved in the search process.
Selection The final stage of the search involves scheduling candidate interviews and managing the search to closure. This includes coordinating the logistics of the interview process, debriefing candidates and providing feedback to you, checking references thoroughly, confirming educational credentials, and working with you to evaluate candidates and negotiate an offer with the finalist.
Examples of recent FPC of Columbia Retained Search Placements:
EXECUTIVE LEVEL RETAINED PLACEMENTS
|Corporate VP, Materials & Purchasing||Major steel producer|
|VP of Materials & Purchasing||Telecom equipment|
|Sr. Director, Materials||Home appliances|
|Director of Logistics||Consumer products – HBA|
|CFO||Financial holding company|
|VP, Finance||Outdoor power equipment|
|VP, Customer Service||Telecom equipment|
|VP & General Manager||Consumer products – toys|
|VP, New Product Introduction||Telecom equipment|
|Sr. VP, Manufacturing||Appliances (white goods)|
|Director of Logistics||Consumer packaging|
|VP, MIS||Telecom equipment|
|VP, Worldwide Sales||Consumer products – toys|
|VP, Quality & Customer Service||Telecom equipment|
|VP, Operations||Gas grills|
|VP, Engineering||Recreational vehicle access.|
|Executive VP, Program Development||Automotive components|
|VP, Product Development||Plastic signage|
|VP, Operations||Consumer products|
|VP, Sales & Marketing||Appliance controls|
|VP, Operations||Consumer glassware|
|VP, Engineering||Gas grills|
|Executive Director, Process Excellence||Environmental remediation|
|Executive Director, Process Excellence||Consumer products – HBA|
|Corporate Director, Quality Assurance||Consumer products – batteries|
|Corporate Director, Sales & Marketing||Plastic tubing|
|Director of Six Sigma||Electronics|
|Director of Quality||Automotive components|
|Director of Finance||Automotive components|
|Director of Operations||Automotive plastic trim|
|Director of Continuous Improvement||Consumer/office products|
|Director of Process Excellence||Consumer products – HBA|
|Corporate Director of Quality Assurance||Consumer products – HBA|
|Corporate Director, Process Excellence||Ceramic tile|
|Director of Manufacturing||Consumer products – HBA|
|Director of Sales & Marketing||Metal flexible hose/tubing|
|Director of Manufacturing||Marine depth finders|
|Director of Materials Planning||Telecom equipment|
|Director of Operations||Wooden cabinet doors|
|Director of Quality||Telecom equipment|
|Director, Q6 Deployment||Commercial lighting|