Sourcing a new Finance team for a multinational beauty company

The challenge:

Our client, a multinational beauty company, wanted to establish their Legal Entity in Dubai. They were looking for a trusted recruitment partner to support and hire a new Finance team of 12, with roles across multiple business units, from CFO through to FP&A and AP. Candidates ideally had to be the best in their fields, with FMCG experience and local market expertise.

Our solution:

A team of two specialists moved onto the project full-time to manage the whole recruitment process and began by mapping out the UAE market to ensure we uncovered the best talent the region had to offer. We ran a high-profile advertising campaign in partnership with the brand, at the same time engaging passive candidates through our network of referrals and by targeting their key competitors. We met the hiring manager regularly throughout the process for feedback and to accelerate the mandate.

The outcome:

  • The full Finance team was sourced and placed within just 12 weeks

  • We saved the client over 100,000 AED

  • Argyll Scott is now the client’s exclusive recruitment partner for all their Finance needs and also provides support across their Sales & Marketing, HR and Supply Chain functions