Of the 13 candidates our firm presented who had interesting work backgrounds in healthcare, retail, and corporate environments, two finalists were selected to meet the executive team at the organization’s corporate offices. One stood out for his outgoing, energetic personality, willingness to travel, and demonstrated experience in managing a complicated portfolio. He had led facilities management efforts for a multinational retail corporation. There, he lowered operating expenses across 138 locations by 24% in a three-year period. Within 88 days of the start of the search, the candidate accepted an offer of employment.
Since joining the dental services provider, the new Director, Facilities Management has utilized his experience making detailed evaluations and recommendations of process improvements. He has been able to the lower average life cycle of a workorder from 17 days to nine days and reduce the average invoice amount by $6. With more than 20,000 workorders annually that equates to a projected savings of $120K.
The director has also proven to be a great strategic addition to the team. He has collaborated with the leader of corporate real estate to conduct a critical analysis of where and when to invest. He is also proposing a refresh of the physical brand and expansion of the facilities management team. Most importantly, the CIO is pleased with the results of the search, stating that he is thankful he and the other members of the leadership team made the decision to hire him.