Sustainability is now the cornerstone of every business strategy – it’s a cause that should be embraced


It probably comes as no surprise that Sustainability has become the cornerstone of every business strategy. It’s a given. It’s expected, from your consumers, your shareholders, your employees and the wider community.

But actions speak louder than words. To be successful, sustainability must become core to your business, embedded into the DNA, in order to create real value. It’s a cause that should be embraced by everyone, and every department in the business.

Most importantly, Senior leaders within Procurement, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Engineering need to be extremely aware that cost reduction cannot come at the expense of the environment and society as a whole.

At Manners Maclean, we’re passionate about sustainability and, working alongside our clients, we want to be part of the solution not part of the problem. We use our own, specialist, insight and expertise to help clients identify the right leadership who can see them through the challenges of creating a better, more sustainable future, delivering cost performance and efficient supply chains without costing the earth.

Change for the better

Making a change for good is not always easy. In fact, it has to be said that the challenges of delivering sustainable solutions in the Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Engineering sectors can be fraught.

In most cases, depending where you are on your journey, it can require substantial business transformation, which in turn requires outstanding leadership to steer you through to success.

However, nothing good ever came easy. Sustainability is the key to a better future.

At Manners Maclean we understand the impact that delivering sustainability has on your business. We know how it can affect every single area of your business. We’ll work with you throughout your journey to help you identify and engage the right leadership talent, that will maximise the opportunity and build a successful, sustainable business for the long-term.

Our capability

Understanding your business is our starting point. Everything we do after that is based on providing the right outcome for you.

In fact, our comprehensive portfolio of data driven solutions have been intelligently created to enable us to give you efficient and effective programs flexible enough to meet the demands, and budgets, of any client.

Add to this, the focused nature of our business combined with both the sector and functional specialism of our consultants, means   that our clients can leverage deep and long term relationships.

Ultimately this means that we can provide our clients with immediate access to a highly concentrated network of specialist candidates who would not normally respond to an approach from an unknown source.

Sustainability – Overview document

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Don’t just take our word for it…

Steven Gross - VP, Unilever

During the last 10 years Jim Mundell and Manners Maclean were always my first port of call when looking to fill senior positions in Unilever. Jim’s ability to quickly understand (from both an organizational culture and talent perspective) what we needed, his knowledge of the talent market and his network of key talent meant that we always received a quick response and, a shortlist of blue chip talent which ultimately resulted in successfully filling key vacancies.

I highly recommend Jim and Manners Maclean to any organization needing leadership search and talent acquisition services.

Frederic Landtmeters - President Canada, Molson Coors Beverage

I had multiple opportunities to discuss talent and fill senior commercial positions with Jim Mundell and Manners Maclean when I was a CMO/CCO for Starbev & Molson Coors in (Central) Europe. As a hiring manager, I found it important to talk to someone like Jim, who has a clear vision on talent, an extensive network across Europe and beyond, and who spends time before, during and importantly also after the hiring process to ensure the recruited talent lands well. I highly recommend Jim and Manners Maclean to any organization needing personalized talent acquisition services.

Ranjan Das – Henkel

Manners Maclean International was selected by Henkel as one of our preferred recruitment partners for the India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey region in December 2019.

In my previous capacity as Henkel’s Regional HR Business Partner Laundry & Home Care, as well as in my current capacity as Henkel’s Head of Human Resources Sub-Saharan Africa, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Manners Maclean on many search and recruitment assignments for roles based in Nigeria. Manners Maclean consistently delivered, regardless of the location of the search. I found Manners Maclean to differentiate themselves from other firms as they have a thorough research methodology which is tailored for each search.  They are extremely diligent and always cover as much ground as is required for every assignment.  Their consultants are experienced and act as an extension of your organization and behave as a genuine partner.

Dalia Salib – General Manager, Mars Egypt

Robert Gordon & Manners Maclean puts a high level of quality work and diligence though-out the recruitment process. He successfully manages to offer solid guidance as well as give strong clarity on expectations while being warm, friendly and genuinely caring.

I strongly recommend him as a highly capable Talent Acquisition expert.

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