A New Global Asset Protection Director in China
A returning client is the most sincere testimonial to good work. SMR is fortunate to have many clients who return to us following previous projects. We successfully placed the Head of International Security for one of the world’s largest retailers, and we were honored when they reached out to us again, this time to find a Senior Director of Global Asset Protection and Security.
Whereas the previous role had been domiciled in the United States, this newly developed role was to be based in mainland China in an area bordering on Hong Kong. Our client required a security recruitment firm with deep reach into the Asia Pacific market. SMR was a natural fit given our successful track record with our client together with our large volume of work in the region.
There were several unique challenges to filling the position. Our client was seeking cross cultural executive level candidates with multi-country experience. Fluency in both English and Mandarin at an advanced level was required. Lastly, while they would entertain candidates from outside the area, the role would be hired directly under local terms that did not include expatriate allowances.
The position had substantial responsibilities, accountable for asset protection, supply chain security, operational compliance and crisis planning and management. SMR went right to work, utilizing our extensive network of personal contacts developed over years of work in the region.
We identified and looked at over 100 candidates from 13 different countries, ultimately providing a short list of 8 candidates. Our client was extremely happy with the resulting candidate pool we were able to attract.
The regional security executive SMR placed in the job was a diversity candidate who exceeded all the requirements for the position. We can’t wait to work with them again on another of their challenging global projects.
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