Technology ExecutiveA successful search for a senior level technology executive.
We’ve worked with the client’s management team in helping them scale with developers in the past. They called upon us to identify and hire a top-level software development executive who was both hands-on and also had strong management experience to navigate change.
The company had scaled so quickly that they needed to implement a new methodology when it came to software development and products, Agile. The major challenge was identifying someone who not only could fill the leadership role, but also had the mentality and drive to support the business vision.
The solution Bristol & Bates came up with combined strategic hiring and traditional recruitment. We worked with the company by going beyond the job description and defining the intangibles needed to succeed.
- Identifying the right candidate
We targeted candidates with the skills required for the role and a background heavy in training and leading cross-functional teams during times of transition.
- Behavioral Interviewing:
We used behavioral interviewing techniques to best determine the candidate fit. Our selection criteria were heavily based on this strategy.
- Final candidate selection and hiring:
The diagnostic determined the stressors that affected sales and service levels. The teams focused on resolving issues related to higher-than-normal back-orders and lead times, which stressed the entire supply chain and led to delays in medications reaching
The individual hired immediately contributed to the growth of the company and culture. With a background in development and training, he was able to integrate and assist the company in improving and implementing agile processes and communication throughout the organization.
Key Performance Indicators:
- Hired within 20 days
- Only one of two final candidates
- Immediate contributor to business objectives
- Candidate remains a key member of technical management staff