Kinsa Finds The Ideal Quality Candidate for Iconic Food Brand

November 24, 2014 in Recruiting Case Studies



Our client, a recognized world leader in the restaurant category, sought Kinsa’s recruiting assistance for a contingency search for their critical Director of Global Quality & Food Safety need. They needed a talented professional with experience leading QA teams in the QSR industry or for a global iconic food brand. They also desired experience working directly with franchisees.

Kinsa designed our recruiting campaign to attract a talented professional with excellent corporate experience within the restaurant category, capable of driving quality through a global organization.  Within the first week of Kinsa’s recruiting efforts, multiple candidates were identified and recruited for the role.  The Top Talent our client selected was submitted 5 days after launch.  Kinsa’s recruiter had this to say with his resume submittal, “Sr. Director of Quality in charge of 950 units nationally and 400 units internationally. He’s held Director of Total Quality, Sr. Total Quality Manager, and Total Quality Manager for [two major restaurant chains].

He was immediately scheduled for phone interviews with HR and the Sr. VP hiring manager the following week.  A month following his resume submission he was visiting with our client at their headquarters in the upper Midwest USA for a face-to-face interview.  The candidate was actively employed but excited about the opportunity to relocate his family closer to their extended family and friends in a neighboring state.

After speaking to the candidate about his supply chain and total quality experiences, he was selected by our client as the ideal candidate.  An offer was made within 2 weeks of the face-to-face interview and accepted the following day.  A success—just 45 days from identifying the candidate to accepted offer!  Our client said, “Thanks to both of you for landing us an ACE. [We] are really happy and think he is perfect for what we need. You were great to work with – definitely will be using you in the future.”  About 45 days later our client reached back out to say, “I have another job for you because… A) I miss you, and B) the candidate was a great hire!”

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