With more than 800 million cars and light trucks moving around the globe, the automotive industry designing, developing, and manufacturing these moving wonders is without doubt one of the world's most important economic giants, facing particular challenges represented by the today's world economy, as well as technological advances on the one hand, and environmental concerns, on the other.
The reshaping of the international automotive sector requires dedicated managers and behind-the-scenes support in one of the world's most highly-competitive fields.
The particular nature of the automotive industry also requires comparing the particular needs of different realities in different cultures, which has proved itself time and time again among the Search Net International consultants in their many success stories in this field.
According to certain expert economists, the chemical industry has matured to an industrial and economical stability which is not likely to undergo particular upheavals in the near future. However, this does not translate into "stagnation" by any stretch of the imagination. The international chemical industry is one of the core sectors in the modern world, embracing activities including conversion of raw materials (oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, minerals) into an almost undefinable amount of products each of us use daily. Research continues and market needs fluctuate. Hence this "maturity" can also be translated into continued and continuous stability.
It should be noted that today's stability and the affluence of this industry is not found in each and every company; there are huge variances in the profitability.
What makes the difference? The people within.
The solid platform on which the chemical industry currently rests requires competent management and attentive administration, at all levels, talented people who refuse to be complacent.
The consultants all over the globe belonging to Search Net International understand that the chemical industry needs people who keep their ears to the ground, eyes everywhere, to keep an already-successful business on top, to recognize the right idea at the right moment, courageously ready to make the right, well-planned step to move his or her company out of the shadows and into success.
ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
"Energy, the invisible force moving anything and everything. Pushing, pulling, expanding, contracting complementing or contrasting the basic forces of nature. Natural resources, the gems surrounding us, studied and molded, become transformed into what we see, use, and touch in our everyday life, into the energy shaping our world."
These descriptions penned by an American poetess reflect in a few words probably one of the most, if not the most, influential sectors in modern life.
Professionals working in these fields are fully aware of the absolute requirements that they exercise precision both in the "everyday" activities as well as in interactions with competitors, media, and governmental authorities.
Environmental awareness is also a determining factor.
SearchNet International has successfully filled several key positions within the energy and natural resources fields due to their sensitivity to the fact that these fields are key factors to modern-day life, surrounded on all fronts by economical, political, logistical, and environmental fronts.
The industry generally referred to as "financial services" encompasses a broad range of services dealing with the various aspects of the management of money, including as a short list banks, credit card companies, real estate, wealth management, insurance companies, stock brokerage, investment funds, asset management, financing companies ...
It would be redundant to list the challenges the financial services sector has facing in recent years; SearchNet International has joined that challenge, sharing their international know-how among their colleagues along with an impressive database of potential candidates.
The ideal candidate, from local to cross-border site managers, CFO, financial advisers the list is long has demonstrated his or her experience and flexibility. This candidate believes in the value of the company he or she is representing in whatever capacity and it is this solid belief, enthusiasm, and and thorough understanding of both the local and broader economies that will strengthen and grow the company.
These are the candidates to which SearchNet International has access.
FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES
A sector which embraces our most basic needs: eating and drinking. Going beyond the food pyramid schemes, the Food & Beverage industry has transformed this basic necessity into a world unto itself, where creative ability, enthusiasm, and pure joy express themselves in exploding flavors, textures, and colors.
From mass distribution to supermarkets, schools, and fastfood restaurants, to niche markets of ethnic dining, "health foods", diets to lose weight, diets to gain weight, baby food, 5-star restaurants and resorts. Each of these sectors is experiencing strong growth globally, keeping a close eye on quality, reputation, and competition.
The people behind the growing Food & Beverage Industry are people willing to put themselves on the line to meet the ever-increasing competition. Even multinational chains must be well-equipped to meet the challenges of a local cultural reality when entering a new market; recognition of the sustainability of a brand and/or product both in saturated and emerging markets; establishing a trustworthy reputation, while at the same time renewing itself with innovative ideas.
SearchNet International has established an impressive database with some of the industry's leading minds, from the creations of delights to our palate to the practical administrative and managerial aspects, to sales and marketing in this fascinating and dynamic sector.
HOTELS, LEISURE, CATERING
Hospitality. This single word embraces an incredible range of possibilities, firing the imagination at every level. Every culture, every socio-economic reality, fosters its own unique concept of hospitality, both in the offering and in the receiving.
Hotels, resorts, amusement parks, catering services, restaurants, tourism services, event planning, transportation each facet of the hospitality prism requires its own special set of skills, passion, and vision combining tradition with innovation.
The HR choices made, both on the front-line and behind-the-scenes management, will determine the survival in this highly-competitive, multi-billion dollar industry. Success in all hospitality-related activities depends on management capable of promoting a service-oriented mentality in his or her establishment, while applying fine-tuned analytical and financial skills to every day reality.
The consultants at SearchNet Interntional have developed personal relationships with professionals throughout the hospitality industry, gaining an in-depth understanding of the particular challenges facing Boards of Directors, CFO's, IT managers, sales and marketing, project development. Time and time again, our worldwide network of professionals has successfully filled these roles, just to name a few, building an impressive database of highly-qualified professionals of this unique sector.
The "Information Technology" sector reaches far beyond the programming and managing of computer systems and networks, a complex and ever-changing world in itself.
Today's IT managers and technicians need to be fully-versed in processes, computer software and hardware, programming languages, and data constructs. Companies of all sizes rely on efficient databases, integrated telecommunication systems of all varieties. Worldwide, businesses of all sizes spent more than USD 750 billion such an investment needs to be entrusted in the talented hands of the right people.
Information Technology represents one of the world's most fast-paced sectors, shaping the world we live in. SearchNet International has gained immense experience working with companies ranging from small operations to multinational realities, each with their own requirements for IT.
Luxury goods "Luxury" in itself is an intangible and very personal concept, which can best be described in terms of not simply what someone "wants", but what makes that person special, pampered, privileged.
Thus "luxury" can mean anything from a gold watch, an exotic vacation, to a relaxing massage, or even the privileges associated with a frequent flyer's membership. The list goes on. The psychology behind all this has noteworthy implications for headhunting in the luxury industry, particularly for positions and in markets where candidates with experience, fresh ideas and open minds are a rare and luxurious commodity.
Included among SearchNet International's ranks are consultants with many years of specific experience, particularly in the ever-changing and demanding European fashion industry.
Searching for managers in the luxury goods industry requires determining the candidate's ability to reach that delicate balance between realistically developing the overall concept of "luxury" in today's context, while paying attention to detail in the luxury in the luxury goods sector, where details are not just details.
MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION
Manufacturing refers to the use of tools to produce items to be either used or sold; the term "tools" can mean machines of various types generally for mass / industrial production or can also refer to handmade items, such as tailor-made clothing, handmade jewelry many of the articles found, for instance, in luxury goods. Top-of-the-line manufacturing abilities must include streamlining the entire process, for top efficiency resulting in top quality.
Engineering is used to define the activity of the acquisition and application of scientific, mathematical, economic, social and practical principles to design and construction.
Construction is generally the beneficiary of manufactured products and engineered design, putting each of the above into action to obtain the final results.
While each of the above terms represents a world unto itself, together they represent a constant, global activity undergoing massive upheavals. Already-large companies absorb smaller realities; other small businesses seek partnerships to have the capital necessary to continue, while striving to maintain their own identity. Through it all, each and every activity large or small depends on an unimpeachable reputation in its community.
SearchNet International understands the vast import of this compound-sector: manufacturing ranges from handmade soaps to mass-production of electronic transformers; each sector is subject to governmental regulations and stiff local and cross-border competition. To meet that competition, manufacturing companies must have the right talent at the right levels, leading the way. The world's leading engineers are in high demand. These are the minds that combine modern technology with hands-on know-how to project the tangible growth around us. These highly-qualified professionals must go beyond degrees and book knowledge. Whether a new project or a conceptual upgrade, investors expect solid, profitable results, with maximum efficiency.
Growing, successful construction companies rely on top-notch managers able to juggle the logistics and management of multiple project subject to local regulations and international attention. Recent trends have been reaching out into other sectors to meet this need; SearchNet International's consultants are specially-trained to recognize the potential of directors and managers coming from diversified sectors, who can have a positive, value-added impact in the construction sector.
PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL DEVICES
The pharmaceutical industry is the world's most profitable business.
The dizzying profits this sector can produce are not from simply "selling medicines"; drug discovery and development are very expensive, requiring long-term investments in terms of time, money, and reputation. Each and every item found on the market has undergone years and years of development, testing, re-testing, governmental approval, manufacturing, and continued quality control. The absolute majority of "new" drugs or "innovations" never reach the market; these throw-aways must simply be written-off.
Also subject to stringent governmental requirements are medical devices, the medical industry's "hardware", ranging from tongue depressors and thermometers to artificial hearts and MRI machines.
Behind the laboratories, making the activities from R&D to presentation and marketing possible, are directors who must understand the sector itself, applicable laws, insurance, private and public funding broad and in-depth operational skills must be efficiently put into play to meet the challenge.
The experts in SearchNet International have dedicated themselves to joining the challenge, successfully integrating the knowledge and experience of professionals with sector-related doctorate degree. We have developed long-term personal relationships with successful members in the industry, establishing access to top-rate candidates.