Who are IFS?
IFS employ over 2,800 personnel in 50 countries including 250 employees within the UK. Their global headquarters are in Sweden and they have been established since 1983. Their client base stands at over 2,500 customers, and over one million users. IFS are a leading global ERP vendor, and develop, supply and implement IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. It is one of the most comprehensive solutions available from any supplier, combining a wide footprint with deep functional strengths. They provide three main enterprise software elements: enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). They focus predominantly on industries where any of the four core processes are strategic: service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects.
What was the brief?
IFS were looking to recruit a Technical Services Manager to join their UK team. An initial specification was obtained during a face-to-face meeting between JPS’ Professional Services team and the Managing Director. Due to the team’s knowledge of the market place, it was advised that the role be split in two – with one externally-focused position and one internally-focused position.
What was our process?
Based on a number of in-depth discussions between JPS Selection and IFS, a highly-specific and detailed brief was obtained by our consultants. Our team got to work mapping out the market, allowing them to target specific companies and technology domains. A shortlist of candidates were drawn up, and six candidates presented to IFS for consideration. Of the six candidates presented, four of those candidates were interviewed by IFS.
What was the outcome?
Due to the high calibre of candidates, a third position was opened resulting in offers being sent to three, high-quality candidates. The process took six weeks to complete.
More information on IFS can be found here: www.ifsworld.com
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