“I really thought it would take longer, I was surprised that LS International could get it done so quickly.”
-Andre Grünwald, Global Director eCommerce at Logitech
After a record sales year in 2020 at Logitech, the online channel had been close to 50% of the source of that growth. The eCommerce function had been put under tremendous pressure to rise to the challenge, causing a significant acceleration of its developmental plans. Under that context, Andre Grüenwald – Global Ecommerce Director at Logitech- has been already looking for 8 months from a Global Marketplace Strategy Lead role to join his team. Someone who could manage the complexity of creating strategy, give guidance and influence the regional teams on how to integrate marketplaces like JD.com, Lazada, Mercado Libre or Walmart into go to market strategy.
Andre did not have the time, and the internal talent team did not have the network to successfully recruit this type of talent. We were able to quickly assess the situation and understand which type of international, senior, digital talent was going to be needed based on Logitech’s E-commerce maturity level. We went to the market and we were able to share their next Global Marketplace Strategy Lead within 21 days.
Of course, the candidate still needed to meet various other stakeholders, but after this process, offers were accepted 19 days later! Through this entire process, Andre spent just about 5 hours of his time on interviews and was able to hire the perfect candidate!
State 1: Logitech had been looking for 8 months for someone to define, communicate and influence to implement the long-term Marketplace strategy for 6 regions globally.
State 2: Met the perfect-fit candidate.
Time Frame: 21 Days.