A tailored resourcing solution for a client undergoing transformational change

THE BRIEF

The OEM had recently changed ownership and was going through a period of dynamic restructuring and organisational change.

The challenge was to get the business operational again, plugging leadership gaps with experienced executives who could quickly turn strategy into action, whilst simultaneously building bench strength in leadership talent for the longer term.

OUR SOLUTION

Magma defines its unique way of working as Automotive Intelligence; which is the product of the sum of unparalleled knowledge, experience data and insight multiplied by transformational thinking and innovative implementation.

Key areas of immediate need were the creation of an integrated European Fleet Strategy including a programme to communicate whole life costs and improve residual values, as well as development and roll-out of a pan-European used car programme.

Permanent recruitment needs included country managing directors and senior positions across both retail and fleet sales.

Magma People worked closely with the executive director, Global Sales and the executive director, Personnel to develop a clear understanding of both the future business strategy and the organisational culture of the business. This enabled us 
to effectively screen both interim and permanent candidates to ensure they had not only the professional skills and experience required for individual roles but would also be an appropriate cultural and personality fit with the organisation and the existing management team.

THE RESULTS

Magma People was able to deliver a team of highly experienced interim consultants within ten days of briefing. With extensive knowledge and capability in specific business areas, the team was effective from day one, putting in place new systems and processes and delivering measurable improvements in operational effectiveness over a six month period.