Perfect Timing for Reaching Candidate Results in Hire

CLIENT: $1 billion retail services company


Bell Oaks was retained to find a Senior Product Manager for the company. The company sought the firm’s assistance after its internal recruiter was unable to make progress in filling the position.


By direct recruiting from competitor companies and relying on strong referrals within the Bell Oaks network — not simply “fishing” on job boards, we were able to quickly and effectively hand-pick the best product management talent from the local market. Four qualified candidates were presented within two weeks of Bell Oaks being hired. The slate was narrowed to two after the first round, and an offer was made to the final candidate the following week.


Feedback from the client confirmed the hire was a perfect culture fit for their company. The hiring manager also commented that this was the first he had worked with a search firm that “actually recruited,” versus simply brokering resumes from a database. From the candidate’s perspective, the team presented the opportunity at just the right time and made the client and position compelling so that she felt she needed to explore what they had to offer. She has since been a great contributor to the team and an internal advocate for Bell Oaks.