Framing The Search Assignment
Position: Vice President of Operations
Client: $300MM AUM farmland asset manager
A fast-growing agricultural investment manager and farming company with an incredible culture, broad geographical footprint, and a diverse workforce required a Vice President of Operations to architect the scale of their business by 3x in the next 24 months.
This was a newly created position at a company that has invested heavily in cutting-edge technology and their employees — offering their farm workers a starting wage of $20 p/hr., fully paid healthcare, retirement, and parental leave. These strategies have allowed them to generate double-digit returns on investors’ capital.
The challenge was in finding a candidate to act as a strategic partner to the CEO through the acquisition and integration of new acreage while hiring, coaching, engaging, and retaining a rapidly expanding hourly workforce.
3P Partners successfully placed a wonderful candidate within three months of commencing the search. The successful candidate had 16 years of experience in food safety, quality, warehouse, and operations. She was the vice president of fulfillment of a meal kit business that scaled by >227%, adding 1,000+ hourly workers within four years. Most important, she is an excellent leader and cultural fit for the organization.
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The client was extremely pleased with our collaborative hiring process and ability to identify a candidate who not only had extensive industry experience but was a great cultural fit.
Prior to this search, 3P Partners had forged a strong relationship with this client and a solid understanding of their business needs. Our team placed their Vice President of Finance, Head of People, Finance / BI Director, FP&A Lead, and Special Projects Asset Manager, among others.
Since the successful completion of this search, the client has tasked 3P with filling several middle management positions.