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Find the next extraordinary leader to transform your business.

When time, complexity and confidentiality are critical, retained search firms are a sound option. Retained search is particularly appropriate when the need is urgent, the vacancy is causing significant pressures on company performance, or new projects emerge that must be quickly addressed.

Retained executive search represents a commitment from both sides and sends a strong message to candidates that the company highly values this opportunity.

As one of the Region’s primary retained search firms, we provide our clients with speed, quality, and guaranteed performance outcomes.

Our performance-based pricing structure ensures that you are provided with:

  • Higher priority
  • Lower risk of bad hires
  • The best quality
  • Headhunting capabilities
  • Access to resources you don’t have
  • In-depth Assessment strategies

At Bastian Consulting, our Consultants are committed to and accountable for filling your positions. The result of that singular dedication is an extremely high success rate for retained executive search.

To ensure that the candidate you hire will ultimately drive business success for your company, our retained search experts invest upfront in comprehensive research. For critically important hires, getting everything right the first time is crucial. By clarifying expectations and minimizing misunderstandings at the outset, we ensure that your organization moves efficiently through the retained recruiting process.

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Top Talent Resource.

Candidate REF: SSTR

Profile – Broad experience (20+ years) across retail and supply chain disciplines, including warehouse operations, transport and distribution, online fulfilment centres, retail operations, and customer service management. Project engagements include WMS implementation, Telematics implementation, Omnichannel strategy, Supply Chain network design and new Warehouse go-lives. Experienced in leading teams 350+, executive development, implementation of performance metrics, and employee motivation and engagement. Holds a Master of Business Administration.

Roles – General Manager of Supply Chain and Store Operations, Executive Manager- Logistics

Industries – FMCG, Retail, E-commerce, Transport, Distribution and Warehousing

Salary – Commensurate with opportunity

Location – Melbourne

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Candidate REF:DHTR

Profile – Logistics and Supply Chain Senior Leader experienced leading operations across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Proven experience of working cross-functionally and managing transformation in both the 3PL/4PL industry and also with large multinational businesses.

A demonstrated senior professional that is strategic thinking, developing end to end strategies and complex solutions bring together and interlinking the end-to-end supply chain.

Roles – Global Logistics Director, Regional Logistics Director, Regional Supply Chain Head

Industries – Logistics, Agriculture, FMCG, Manufacturing

Salary – $250,000 plus superannuation plus bonus

Location – Melbourne (flexible for the right role)

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Candidate REF:GLSM

Profile – With over 25 years of executive management experience in the Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport, Warehousing and FMCG industries, possesses a unique range of skills and experience delivering best practice management and leadership to a diverse range of international organisations. Has been responsible for the warehousing and distribution of a variety of large brands including Diageo, KFC, Ecco, Fossil, Coach, Reebok, Speedo, Ben Sherman, Lee, Lacoste, Nautica, North Face, Decathlon, Ugg, William Sonoma, Freedom, Fantastic, and Greys online wine with companies including Imperial Logistics, Digistics, The Foschini Retail Group and DHL Supply Chain and Unitrans / Greenlit Brands. Experience working with world-class automation technologies, finding optimal solutions for retailers covering the full Omni channel requirements namely wholesale, retail and ecom channels including optimised transport solutions. Over the years, has worked on a variety of warehouse solutions designs, ranging from manual solutions to mechanised solutions, and, in the last decade, fully automated solutions.

Roles – Head of National Operations / Supply Chain Director / General Manager Operations

Industries – FMCG / Retail / Bulky Goods / 3PL

Salary – $260,000 plus superannuation

Location – Sydney

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Assignments we’ve delivered.

  • Consulting – Associate Director IBP – Australia
  • Consulting – Program Manager – Australia
  • Consulting – Senior DC Design Consultant – Australia
  • Consulting – Associate Director NZ – New Zealand
  • FMCG – GM Australia – Australia
  • 3PL – Contract Manager – Australia
  • eCommerce – Head of Fulfillment Technology – Australia
  • Building materials – Quality Health & Safety Manager – Australia
  • Consumer goods – Head of Logistics – Australia
  • Consulting – Supply Chain Director, Mining – Australia
  • eCommerce – Head of Supply Chain – Australia
  • Building materials – Logistics Manager – Australia
  • FMCG – Plant Director – South Korea
  • QSR – Managing Director Middle East – UAE
  • QSR – Senior Strategy Manager – Australia
  • Technology – Sales Director ANZ – Australia
  • Technology – Professional Services Director – Australia
  • Technology – Professional Services Director – Japan
  • Technology– Managing Director Japan & Korea
  • Beauty – AMEA Procurement Logistics Leader – Singapore
  • FMCG – Supply Chain Director – China
  • FMCG – VP QHSE APMEA – Thailand
  • Logistics – Regional Operations Lead – China
  • Technology (Blockchain) – Chief Technology Officer – Hong Kong
  • Technology (Blockchain)  – Chief Information Officer – Hong Kong
  • Technology (Blockchain) – Regional Finance Director – Philippines
  • Technology (IoT) – Chief Technology Officer – Australia

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