Program and project managers are tasked with the planning and managing the execution of a project from start to finish. They must be able to master the art of leading large teams via influence while keeping everyone on track to hit key milestones and ultimately deliver the project on time and on budget. Being able to gauge the skill level of a project manager takes a recruiter that can understand the many responsibilities and skills needed to be successful in this role. Many recruitment agencies and executive search firms simply are not equipped to handle such a task.
180 Engineering is a firm rooted in project management as its owner and CEO, Joe Coletta, a former PM, set out to form a recruitment agency that could accurately screen and place project managers for leading organizations across industries such as medical devices, pharma, automotive and aerospace. Every PM candidate we work with must pass a thorough interview process with a recruiter from our team to ensure that we only present the best talent.
A global leader in speciality chemical manufacturing was in need of a Project Manager with experience leading large industrial organizations through business transformation to lead multiple projects for their Latin American operations.
The VP of HR did not hesitate to give 180 Engineering a call for help as he had relied on them as his recruiter of choice for several key engineering and manufacturing roles in the past. An account manager from 180 Engineering took the time to connect with the VP of HR and VP of Business Transformation to gain a full understanding of the scope of the projects involved as well the ideal personality type they felt was needed to be successful in this role.
In less than a week, our recruitment team had sourced several qualified PMs, each with experience leading large scale business transformation projects for companies within Latin America. After just submitting four candidates, the client enthusiastically hired our candidate who checked all the boxes they were seeking for such an important role.