Our client, a leading global insurance broker, was looking for an application services manager to lead their European-based global applications teams. This permanent senior-level position, required a candidate with extensive experience in broking systems, business analysis and stakeholder engagement. In addition to managing the network of European offices, the successful applicant would also be required to develop and implement training.
When Venquis received the brief, the role had been open for three months. However, none of our client’s key suppliers had managed to source the right candidate. We started to headhunt across the market, searching for a candidate with the right combination of experience. Shortly into our search we received a referral for a senior systems business analyst with a solid insurance background, who had also been a trainer in a previous role. A new mother, she had been with her current employer for eight years and was looking for a move, ideally to a more flexible role.
Our referral was delighted to be approached for two reasons: first, she had already identified our client as her preferred employer and second, the position involved a combination of business analysis and training which was, for her, ideal. She interviewed and was subsequently offered the role on a 4-day week basis. Our client was also absolutely delighted to have finally found the perfect candidate.