Food Manufacturing Case Study: Quick Turnaround For A New Director of Operations

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A Partnership With Capstone Search Advisors Filled A Critical Food Manufacturing Role — Just In Time For Peak Business Season


A 70-year-old global food manufacturing company purchased another food manufacturer with a facility in a new geography. They needed a senior-level Director of Operations to oversee expansion, hiring, capital, and equipment in order to position the acquired company for growth.

The Problem

The client needed to fill many new positions as part of this acquisition and growth plan, but did not have a dedicated internal acquisition team. With HR managers overwhelmed with onboarding and managing acquired employees, the client needed to outsource recruiting for this special role.

The Solution

The client selected Capstone Search Advisors due to our:

  • 40+ years of food industry knowledge and expertise
  • An extensive database of specialized candidates
  • Access to state-of-the-art recruiting tools
  • Emphasis on relationships

The Impact

After tapping into our database, Capstone was able to identify high-quality candidates and the client’s new Director of Operations started 3 weeks later, just in time for peak business season. The client has now chosen Capstone as their partner for all of their plant locations. We’re proud of our impact, which includes:

  • Time-To-Fill: Hired the right candidate in 21 days, which allowed the new plant to move forward with confidence.
  • Cost Savings: Saved the client time & resources that would have been spent on their own search, including up to $2,000 in external advertising expenses.
  • Quality Sourcing and Matching: Our Proven Process found the right hire based on skills, experience, and culture.
  • Improved Productivity: Integrated a new leader to ensure the new shifts get up and running smoothly.

“Capstone sourced top candidates for our newly created Director of Operations position! Now we use them for anything that we have an opening for in our plant locations. I love that they specialize in food & beverage. They are always responsive, build great relationships with people in our company, and they truly go above and beyond to help us find the best candidates!

– VP of Human Resources

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