Pricer – Research & Development Team Taiwan

The Client:

A leading global Electronic Shelf Labelling (ESL) provider who serve the rapidly growing smart retail market with in-store experience enhancement solutions engaged Gillespie Manners to support on a business critical, multi-hire search.

The Challenge:

The business sought to establish a brand-new R&D department in Taiwan. Though they had three existing employees in the region, they had never employed anybody within the R&D function for this territory.

They needed to build a full team from the ground up, which would cover a range of expertise from DevOps Engineers, Backend Developers, Frontend Developers, Full-Stack Developers to a Project Manager, Components Engineer and Data Scientist.

Due to the high volume of specialist and senior roles required and the importance of the teams establishment for the business, the client needed to move as quickly as possible. With a limited knowledge of the market and compensation packages, Gillespie Manners were able to act in an advisory capacity thanks to our deep understand of the niche market and region.

The Solution:

The specialist retail technology practice at Gillespie Manners utilized a combination of tactics in their approach to this complex multiple-hire search. To combat the fast-pace of the market in Taipe , the team combining headhunting, digital channels and existing network connections to fill the roles.

The first placement was made in just 7 weeks, and over the following 3 months, a total of 9 hires had been made.

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