For the majority of this year much has been made of both construction and building products having to deal with a very different challenge to the usual - the sourcing and supply of materials have put huge pressure upon businesses and projects alike.
Having worked for a fellow building materials business under the holding businesses umbrella previously, Collingwood was recommended by their Managing Director for this interior product manufacturer. This MD had created a new board from the start of his reign, with the manufacturer driving forward with their 2025 vision.
However, in realising this vision he had identified the need to bring in a new position to their board. The below Case Study outlines key issues and strengths that were required from this new investment.
Due to the exacting requirements across three key disciplines; namely logistics (demand and stock control), supply chain (de-risking an overreliance on a few overseas suppliers), and production; together with the need for this person to live within c.30 mile radius of the plant, it was evident Mark Goldsmith was going to be researching from a very shallow pool.
Fortunately, and certainly evidence of best practice, Mark's main contact appreciated the importance of sharing and discussing intelligence gathered; especially when creating and executing the shortlist of candidates available. Read in full below.
Having completed boardroom positions for another company under the wider group, Collingwood were recommended to this individual manufacturer to partner in the search for a newly created board level appointment.