Technical Manager New Zealand

The challenge / opportunity

Lallemand is a leading global biotech agribusiness group operating in diverse R&D and technically focussed sectors ranging from bio-ingredients through to the manufacture of animal nutrition products.

To support its growth strategy, Lallemand was seeking a Product and Technical Support Manager to be based at its subsidiary company in New Zealand – but was unsuccessful at filling the role using a local New Zealand-based approach.

Eden Search & Select was engaged on a retained and exclusive basis to run a global search in order to find the right individual with a complex skillset. The requirement was for someone with high-level technical qualifications and the ability to manage a large team and deliver improved commercial results. Lallemand’s ideal outcome was to find a candidate who had UK ruminant experience and a university education to fit with the changing market conditions in New Zealand’s ruminant market.

Our approach

Our research team identified over 100 appropriate companies in several relevant countries – including New Zealand – that nurtured professionals and demanded the rigorous standards required by Lallemand. Having established a candidate list of over 250 individuals, and using our industry contacts in relevant countries, we identified the key technical field- based managers within those businesses. We also approached the most highly respected candidates outside of New Zealand, encouraging them to meet with the team to explore a senior role opportunity and a life changing career move that would involve emigration and the chance to contribute to the evolution of the New Zealand ruminant nutrition industry.

The results

Eden Search & Select delivered a strong shortlist that included candidates from the UK, South America and New Zealand. All individuals presented had excellent formal qualifications, relevant experience and the entrepreneurial flare required for the role and the organisation. The successful candidate was appointed from the UK and with our support – through all immigration paperwork – has happily relocated to New Zealand with his wife and young family. Our client now has the high level technical input required to drive their business forward.

Client feedback

Stuart Goodinson, Country Manager, UK, Ireland & South Africa commented, “ Lallemand Animal Nutrition UK Limited are delighted with the service and relationship that has been built with Eden Search & Select. They have a unique and professional candidate search and select process that has resulted in the employment of two very successful employees”.