Human Capitalist - Product Supply Insights Edition

 Volume 1, Issue 3  "A" player human capital leadership by Hunt Executive Search
 The Human Capitalist
 Product Supply/Manufacturing/Purchasing Insights Edition
 This Human Capitalist issue is dedicated to the Product Supply / Manufacturing / Purchasing vertical.
 Featured Articles

Building a Global Team of "A" Players: Challenges for Multinational Corporations
More and more one time regional companies are making their way onto the global stage. In this article, we explore the steps that multinational corporations should take to ensure they establish successful international operations from the outset. FREE whitepaper>>...  

Managing for Peak Performance: 5 Key Steps
To achieve peak performance, each person must find the right job, tasks and conditions that match his or her strengths. Facilitating the right fit therefore becomes one of a manager’s most crucial responsibilities. While every employee has the potential to deliver peak performance, it’s up to the manager to find ways to make it happen. Executive Edge

Balancing Family Life and Career
One of the most critical problems facing today’s successful executive is learning how to balance career and family. This issue has faced every executive at one time or another. For many, it is an issue that never goes away. It demands making a choice, not once, but almost every day. The Monthly Mentor

 People On The Move

Unilever Names Coke Vet Mathieu as No. 2 Global Marketing Executive more>>...         

Liz Claiborne Names Edgar Huber EVP, Global Business Development more>>...           

Former Pfizer exec Erica Mann named President Bayer Consumer Healthcare more>>...            

Jeff Ansell appointed CEO at Sun Products as Neil DeFeo retires more>>...  

Del Monte names Vestar's Neil Harrison Interim CEO more>>...   

Levi's Brand appoints Rebecca Van Dyck Global CMO more>>...  

Consumer Goods News 

AB-InBev buys Goose Island Beet & Busch family relinquishes board seat
Anheuser-Busch InBev is acquiring Chicago craft brewer Goose Island for $38.8 million as part of a larger effort to increase craft-beer offerings. "We really needed to step up our efforts in the high end," said Dave Peacock, president of Anheuser's U.S. unit, which also plans to increase ad spending for specialty beer, including Shock Top wheat ale, Stella Artois and Landshark Lager. Wall Street Journal      

The 20 Most Innovative Consumer Goods & Food Companies Learn more>>...   

Accenture acquires CAS — A powerful combination
By providing an integrated suite of enterprise software applications, the most demanding requirements of the consumer products industry can now be met. Learn how the acquisition of CAS by Accenture helps consumer products companies execute in-store strategies more effectively. Learn more>>...   

Retail Spotlight

Walgreen Buys Drugstore.com for $429 Million
Walgreen Co., the largest U.S. drugstore chain, agreed to buy Drugstore.com Inc. for about $429 million to add about 60,000 products available online. Bloomberg

"Star" Candidate Review

The Hunter's Horn
A sampling of the "Star" and "A" player human capital we represent in each functional vertical. General Management (CxO, Div. President, GM), Commercial (Sales, Marketing), Product Supply (Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Purchasing), Technical (R&D, Quality, Engineering), Administration (HR & Finance) and Diversity.  Coming Soon

Product Supply Insights

Newell Rubbermaid S&OP Optimization nets $603 million in cash
Newell Rubbermaid’s Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process has been the subject of an intensive improvement effort over the past two years. An initiative launched in 2008 generated 30 percent more cash for a total of $603 million in 2009 despite one of the most challenging business environments in a generation. As an enterprise-wide initiative, Newell Rubbermaid executives Andrew Downard, Director of Supply Chain; Bill Hess, Vice President of Supply Chain; Steve Sigrist, Vice President, Customer-Facing Supply Chain; and Tracey Grimshaw, vice president, Global Organizational Development, all took part in the development and implementation. Here, they team together again to tell us about the S&OP project that fostered tremendous change and improvement across the entire organization. Consumer Goods

Improve the Agility of Demand-Driven Supply Network
This paper discusses where untapped manufacturing information may exist in plants and how it can be managed through Operational Excellence initiatives to optimize production and planning for significantly reduced costs. Click to download a FREE whitepaper>>...  

Recruiting & Retention

How bad managers are holding you and your company back
What's the biggest roadblock is recruiting talent? Weak hiring managers, writes Dr. John Sullivan. The best talent will identify them even before the interviews, Sullivan argues, and will recognize the barriers to accomplishment that they represent. Learn more>>...  

Hunt Group News & Events

Product Supply/Technical executive search vertical expands
Due to a significant increase in demand, the Product Supply/Technical vertical will add two Talent Acquisition professionals located in the Charlotte Operations Center. Heather Whaley, a Principal in the Product Supply/Technical practice indicated that the vertical had a 25% increase in new search starts in Q1 over the previous year.

 

Hunt Executive Search adds Partner in Netherlands
Hunt Executive Search, welcomes Hagoort & Partners as a new member firm. The Amsterdam-based company, among the top executive search firms in The Netherlands, adds multinational recruitment experience to strengthen our commitment to serve client companies with an expanding global, multilingual recruitment platform.  Learn more>>... 

 

Featured Searches

 
Job Title  "Featured Supply Chain" Company/Industry Job Location
Head of North American Purchasing $8B Consumer Packaged Goods MidWest - US
Vice President Stategic Sourcing & Purchasing $1B OTC division / $40B Pharmaceutical SouthEast - US
Vice President Business Development $1B 3rd Party Logistics Provider MidWest - US
Vice President Purchasing $500M Specialty & Household Chemical SouthEast - US
Director of Transportation - North America $4B Personal Care SouthEast - US
Director of Operations - Plant Manager $500M Household Products SouthEast - US
Vice President Operations $50M Specialty Chemical division / $20B Chemical SouthWest - US
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Anthony Robbins,
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