Consumer System Relationship and Management Services
A global garment giant wanted to improve the management and leadership gender ratio within the supply chain of its lubricants division. Whilst already culturally diverse, they lacked significant female representation at the management or leadership levels of the business, a situation they urgently needed to remedy. Although this was also a priority for the Group as a whole, they had a particular focus on gender in this business function due to the endemic underrepresentation of women in the supply chain sector as a whole.
Research & Analysis
ESI partnered with the senior leadership team to support the ambitious gender balance targets set by the Board. We worked with the business to appoint a role model hire for the business as well as providing an ongoing female succession strategy through the wider supply chain organisation.
ESI’s executive search team worked alongside the organisation to ensure attractive employer branding whilst delivering diverse candidate shortlists with at least 50% female representation from across a APAC target universe. ESI further supported the business to overcome individual unconscious bias throughout the recruitment process.
Project Driven Results
Through appointments at multiple levels of the organisation, we were not only able to define a clear line of female succession but to also create a strong female peer group with subject matter expertise – creating ongoing value and credibility.
ESI achieved a rigorous search approach with better female supply chain representation across a wide APAC geography. This was combined with an ongoing process of client engagement to ensure that employee branding, role specifications and shortlists were attractive from a D&I perspective. New female talent was introduced at regional and country leadership levels whilst ensuring all new hiring decisions were based on a tight set of predefined technical capabilities.