We operate in various sectors and enrich our experience with this diversity of approach. The particularities and challenges of the sectors and markets we encounter give us a global vision and allow for an interesting and creative interdisciplinary approach. We specialize both in leadership, management (HR, finance, quality, logistics, sales, etc.) and in technical roles (R&D, engineering, IT, etc.) and adapt our candidate search accordingly.
Whether you are a “smart factory” or a more traditional industry, the current context of international competition means that you constantly need to remain open to the possibilities of optimisation, innovation and continuous improvement. With these evolutions in mind, at ALPHOM Executive Search, we use targeted search techniques at a local or international level to approach candidates for either managerial positions or specialized technical roles. From business unit director to specialized engineer, R&D researcher or country sales representative, we adapt our candidate sourcing according to the targeted skills, geographical zones or sectors.
With strong market growth, the life sciences sector is severely lacking talent, and cross-sector transferability is difficult, as knowledge of specific standards (FDA, EMA, ISO 13485, etc.) is essential. In quality control, production management or product marketing, in-depth knowledge of a given speciality is also required of candidates, whether it be in implantology, oncology, injectables, etc. In the pharma, medtech and biotech sectors, the candidate search process is very often international, and at ALPHOM Executive Search, we check that qualified and experienced candidates are also open to and ready for international relocation.
Given the strong development of the IT sector, it has become unrealistic to recruit IT specialists via ads on traditional job boards. Whether the candidates are IT security engineers, data scientists or developers, the recruitment process will be digital and highly personalized, as potential candidates are rare and also highly solicited via social networks. Forums or specialized platforms remain the most effective methods when proactively approaching candidates. At ALPHOM Executive Search, we even manage permanent candidate pools for certain start-ups with regular ultra-specialized recruitment needs.
With the spread of 3D digitization and the progressive growth of BIM (Building Information Modeling), the world of construction is experiencing great change. Careers which were once learnt on the job are becoming increasingly professionalized and computerized, requiring operational managers to be constantly updated. Similarly, support positions (administration, logistics, purchasing, communication and finance) are strengthened, and Environment, Health and Safety issues are becoming ever more important social concerns. From construction economist to project manager or business unit director, roles are becoming more complex across the board, as is the market structure and the professionalization of the sector. At ALPHOM Executive Search, we offer proactive talent sourcing using advanced search techniques, which allows us to find the most suitable candidates within this very competitive environment.
The service sector is highly diversified and is constantly renewing itself in response to market changes and technological developments. In terms of recruitment, two approaches are employed at ALPHOM Executive Search to tackle the issues faced: while certain transversal positions in finance, insurance, or the legal field attract numerous local candidates and the recruitment challenge is essentially in selecting the right person, other positions require very specialised skill sets and a highly developed understanding of the market is necessary in order to find candidates using a direct (candidate) approach. The latter is the case with commodity traders, risk managers, logistics experts or specialised consultants. In these sectors, confidentiality is often called for and the search for candidates may be at an international level.
In the fashion, luxury and retail sectors, our clients require a perfect understanding of their positioning, as well as of the expectations and demands of their market. In these sectors, the search process and the selection of candidates entail in-depth evaluation of the behavioral and technical skills of the people who will go on to represent the values and image of a brand. Identifying and attracting international profiles is also one of the challenges ALPHOM Executive Search resolves when a company aims to establish a brand and message in a new country. From general management to operational management roles (marketing, sales, distribution, etc.), we work with our clients to fill numerous positions which require in-depth understanding of the positioning of a brand and the values it represents.
For the public sector, ALPHOM Executive Search works on filling very diverse positions, requiring a personalized approach. For public bodies and NGOs, we work on a full range of positions, from country/program directors, to international relations managers to sector specialists (aeronautical, IT, prevention, child welfare, etc.). When dealing with expats, we guide candidates through the international relocation and cultural adaption processes. For these special positions, the search process combined with personalized HR consultancy are of great importance.