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International Subsea Company Needed Specialist Search

23 January 2016

Download the official case study: Oceanworks - Subsea Company Needed Specialist Search


OceanWorks International is an internationally recognized subsea technology company specializing in the design and manufacture of manned / unmanned subsea systems and specialized equipment for military, oil and gas, scientific, and other marine markets.



Thanks to the award of a key new international contract, OceanWorks needed to launch a design, manufacturing and customer service centre in Turkey. A key role of General Manager was identified – someone with marine engineering and services expertise couple with a business drive and customer service mentality – who could take responsibility for managing and growing the operation in country.



OceanWorks is a US/Canada based organization and they needed a new European Search partner to find the right General Manager for the Turkish operation. Hunter & Chase were one of a number of search companies shortlisted and were challenged to identify some potential “blind” candidates as a resourcing test – which Hunter & Chase were able to do within a week, winning OceanWork’s confidence and thus the appointment to run the search campaign.


A target list of companies within the marine engineering sector was created and, following a large sifting and identification exercise, a shortlist of eight marine industry candidates from locations as diverse as the North Sea, South Africa and Singapore was created. Following in-depth interviews, referencing and personality profiles, one candidate stood out and was offered the position in Turkey. The candidate was a British national based in Singapore and, due to their local understanding and with the comfort of a fixed fee being agreed up-front, Hunter & Chase were trusted to negotiate an appropriate contractual package, incorporating salary, accommodation and relocation expenses.


The candidate is now in position and is already making a significant contribution to OceanWorks growth and evolution in Turkey.



"We selected Hunter & Chase because they seemed to have the most passion and willingness to work hard to find us the right candidate. They had experience of Europe and the Middle East and we thought they would be a good partner. We definitely made the right choice. Hunter & Chase worked very hard to source us the exceptional individual that we need and then went the extra mile to help us secure his services. He has an excellent track record and his proven skills and experience will immediately make a significant contribution to OceanWorks Aykor’s growth and evolution."

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Download the official case study: Oceanworks - Subsea Company Needed Specialist Search

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