Yusen Logistics are a leading provider of supply chain and transport solutions with over 25 years of service in Australia. With 20 locations throughout Australia and one location in Auckland, New Zealand, they have over 460 staff covering international freight forwarding, in-house customs clearance, contract logistics (warehousing and distribution) services and sensitive freight solutions. Yusen provides vertical specialisations across numerous key industries including Retail and Fashion, Healthcare, Technology, Automotive, Project infrastructure and Aerospace.
Recruiting A Crucial Senior Position
After successfully placing a number of key positions within their organisation, CSG’s consultant was approached by Yusen’s Managing Director, with the Business Improvement Manager vacancy. As such a key role in a growing, global company, this position required a candidate with a very specific blend of skills and work experience. The role had vast range of responsibilities, managing a large part of the company’s improvement and innovation strategy, so it was pivotal to get someone with the appropriate leadership style.
“I've worked with CSG Talent on recruitment campaigns for our Australian business, and I have found their consultant to be professional and highly knowledgeable across all aspects of the Supply Chain and Logistics industry. Apart from the job requirements (responsibilities, skills, experience), a truly effective recruitment partner seeks to understand your business, your company culture, your strategic direction, and anticipates the types of profiles you recruit on a regular basis; CSG's consultant does exactly this. He presents us with solutions tailored to our business’ needs. On the same token, he understands where he can deliver value and doesn’t try to be all things to all people; an important quality you don’t always find in recruitment.”
The Recruiting Process
We then carried out numerous internal interviews, both face to face and via telephone overseas, selecting candidates based on experience, recommendations, motivations and culture fit. Throughout the whole process CSG maintained regular contact with Yusen.
Our consultant then conducted an in depth, direct head hunt search through CSG's vast network of candidates. CSG conducted expansive networking through our database, taking leads from personal recommendations, candidate references and our own research of the field.
To begin the process, CSG's consultant carried out a detailed market map, and a thorough research of the location he was recruiting into.
With 9 placements made to date and several others in the pipeline, our relationship with Yusen goes from strength to strength.
In total, CSG’s consultant contacted over 30 candidates, carried out over 20 interviews and shortlisted four of these for Yusen to review. After interviewing two of the candidates we put forward, Yusen hired one for the job.
"I highly recommend CSG Talent for anyone looking for a new role, Diligent, results driven and professional. Consultants will always go the extra mile for you" - Business Improvement Manager