Framing The Search Assignment

Position: Vice President of FP&A

Client: The largest kiwi fruit, navel, and mandarin orange grower/ shipper in North America


The Challenge

The largest kiwi fruit, navel, and mandarin orange grower/shipper in North America required a Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to partner with cross-functional stakeholders to drive margin enhancements and improve operational efficiency in the citrus division.

The challenge was in finding a candidate with a background in operations finance within permanent tree crops who also understood the complexity of retail pricing for commodity-based food products.

The Solution

3P Partners successfully placed a local candidate with 14 years of progressive FP&A experience with the last 10 years dedicated to providing hands-on financial forecasting, reporting, budgeting, and analysis for six business units ($800MM aggregated revenue) in the permanent tree crop industry. This portfolio included six crops across 100,000 acres in 10 states.

This candidate has been a great addition to the team as they have been a wonderful resource to the ownership as well as their business partners in operations, supply chain, and sales.


The 3P Difference

We are the industry-leading food and agribusiness executive search firm and approach experienced candidates who are not actively looking for a new position and conduct comprehensive interviews to give you access to a broader, more qualified talent pool. Our reputation relies on our ability to deliver high-quality service and timely results.


The Results

The client was extremely pleased with our collaborative hiring process and ability to identify a candidate who not only had extensive startup experience but was a great cultural fit.