Löger Recruitment Case Studies

  • Case 1:
    Business Development

    Case: Business Development for an Austrian based engineering office seeking new clients or projects We have been involved in business development and marketing activities (SWOT Analysis, development of new Marketing&Sales material, acquisition etc) as an associate business development for the Austrian based SME engineering office Fluentum GmbH.

    Fluentum GmbH had until then provided breakthrough engineering services for such projects as the ESA Ariane 5 space launcher and the BMW Hydrogen 7, in partnership with MagnaSteyr Aerospace and Astrium/EADS for 15 years. During these and similar projects the engineering office succeeded in problem solving, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and in providing critical technology. Due to the ending of this collaboration, the office was seeking new partnerships.

    Their main know-how

    • Fluid Dynamics/Mechanics
    • Fatigue strength
    • Control Engineering
    • Aerodynamics &Aeroelasticity
    • Science & Mechanics of Materials
    • Cryogenics & Thermal insulation
    • Liquid Hydrogen storage systems
    • Machine Dynamics

    Their main capabilities

    • Quality Management Documentation, QA & Qualification Tests
    • Control Mathematics
    • Complete care of Cleanliness Concepts, Procedures &Test Equipments / Facilities
    • Organization & Construction of a variety of Equipments, Test Facilities & Laboratories
    • Custom-made Prototype Development
    • Team management & leadership
    • Cost effectiveness

    Their project experiences

    • Ariane 5 production of liquid hydrogen propulsion fuel feed lines
    • BMW 7 cleanliness concepts for the cryogenic liquid hydrogen storage tank (space technology)
    • BMW X3 Titanium Stiffness Quality Assurance of cabin doors and roof
    • Ariane 5 & BMW 7 cryogenic liquid hydrogen tank systems: Helium Flow Calibration for Isolation
    • Future Launcher Hydrogen Technology: Development of a Slush-container
  • The Outcome
    I conducted an extensive market research about the engineering office through multiple interviews and analysis of documentation. I followed through with a SWOT analysis and a business plan as part of our business development efforts. We conducted acquisition activities in the fields of (Aero)Space which led to client prospects and leads in such sectors as gas turbine and space sectors. The business development division was revamped and made future proof.

    Case 2:
    Recruitment Sourcing

    Case: An aerospace engineer seeking employment at an aerospace company We inquired with some aerospace companies within our network to learn about their internal vacancies and their current hiring needs. We then sourced several aerospace engineers through our own database, online recruitment marketing channels, and networking events. We conducted interviews with several candidates and collected information about their backgrounds and capabilities. One particular candidate had a degree in aerospace engineering and already had many years of experience within the gas turbine industry. He wanted to see whether he could land a role specifically within an aerospace manufacturing organization.

    The Outcome As a result of our successful search & selection activities we send the Curriculum Vitae of the particular candidate to several aircraft manufacturing companies upon which the candidate was invited for an interview at a leading aerospace company. Before the interview took place, we advised the candidate about the job role and the organization.

Löger Recruitment Case Studies

Technical Recruitment - Case Study I

Technical Recruitment - Case Study I

Sourcing & Selection of an Analog Design Engineer for Cirrus Logic Inc, Austin, US. Date: Mid 2018

Client | Cirrus Logic, Inc is a premier supplier of high-precision analog and digital signal processing components for audio and energy markets. Founded in 1984, Cirrus Logic develops complex chip designs with feature integration and innovation. Cirrus Logic has more than 1,000 patents that are key to their more than 700 products serving more than 2,500 end costumers globally, through both direct and distributor-based channel sales. The company's headquarters are in Austin, Texas, with international locations in Europe, China, and Japan. Cirrus Logic has around 1500 employees in about 10 offices globally, and around $1,5 billion in annual revenues. The main customer of Cirrus Logic is Apple, Inc.

Requisition details | Our client Cirrus Logic's Mixed Signal Audio Division was seeking highly skilled Analog IC Design Engineers to join their team developing high performance data converter integrated circuits for professional and consumer audio markets. The hires were going to be responsible for the development of analog and mixed signal circuitry in high performance mixed signal audio processing integrated circuits. Their participation would span all aspects of the design including design specification, architectural development, transistor level design, layout supervision, chip level verification, and lab validation.

Recruitment Process | It was one of those recruitment requisitions that involved challenging recruitment conditions and a role that contained a few rare hard to find skills. The required background included having industrial experience in DC to DC buck and boost converters, delta sigma converter design, and preferably a PhD degree. Additional challenging conditions were the complex VISA immigration laws and related procedures for non-US citizens, as well as the volatility that Cirrus Logic's main customer Apple was experiencing in the stock market and eventually their purchasing power. Tools, instruments, and methods used were role analysis, boolean search, situational competency assessment framework, and KSA interviewing.

Outcome | During a period of roughly 6 months we have intensively sourced and interviewed around 50 candidates, of which 5 were selected for a first phone interview with Cirrus Logic, and several moved on in the hiring process to be invited for a third and last on-site interview.

Technical Recruitment - Case Study II

Technical Recruitment - Case Study II

Sourcing & Selection of a Senior Power and Semiconductor Application Engineer for Keysight, Detroit, MI. Date: 2018-2019

Client | Keysight Technologies, Inc is the world’s leading electronic, software measurement and test company, developing and delivering solutions in automotive, energy, wireless communications, aerospace, and semiconductor markets. Keysight was the electronic test and measurement division of first Hewlett-Packard, and later Agilent. In 2014, Keysight was spun off from Agilent Technologies, taking with it the product lines focused on electronics and radio, leaving Agilent with the chemical and bio-analytical products. Keysight headquarters are in Santa Rosa, California. They have around 15000 employees worldwide, and annual revenues of $4,5 billion as of 2019.

Requisition details | Keysight Technologies was looking for an experienced Power and Semiconductor Engineer for their Electric Automotive Vehicle and Energy unit Detroit, MI office. The role required strong knowledge of- and experience in the R&D of EV and Lithium-ion battery and materials (IGBTs, FETs, Diodes, SiC devices, GaN), in addition to programming/scripting skills. Since this concerned a customer facing role, Keysight was specifically interested in candidates who could be of commercial value to their EV business from a business development perspective.

The recruitment process | The requisition covered a very cutting edge and multidisciplinary domain. Keysight did not provide VISA sponsorship for this role, making the job for our recruitment agency extra complicated. However, as we had a constructive and informative working relationship with the hiring manager in charge, we managed to complete the project successfully. Tools, instruments, and methods applied by our agency were Linkedin premium, role analysis, boolean search, pre-screening, situational competency assessment framework, KSA interviewing, reward negotiations.

Outcome | For a period of about 8 months, we screened around 100 candidates, with 1 job offer extended by Keysight Technologies, Inc. to one of our candidates.

Finance Recruitment - Case Study III

Finance Recruitment - Case Study III

Sourcing & Selection of a Senior Sustainability Investment Manager for Vontobel Private Banking Unit in Zurich, CH. Data: End of 2018

Client | Vontobel AG is a global financial service provider with Swiss roots, specializing in wealth management, active asset management and investment solutions. Vontobel has 2000 employees and an annual turnover of CHF 1,157 billion.

Requisition details | Vontobel was looking for a Senior Sustainability Investment Manager for their Wealth Management Unit in Zurich. This client facing role focused on developing, constructing, and communicating customized multi-asset class solutions to clients.

Recruitment Process | Vontobel's hiring process is characterized by an extremely selective assessment process based on strict criteria of professional experience, qualifications, and citizenship immigration status. They are exclusively interested in candidates who have recently, consistently, and entirely in the specialization area required, in terms of geography, type of ex-employers, sector. Almost all their positions require the candidate to be fluently proficient in the German language, preferably Swiss German, as well as be a Swiss/EU citizen. Certifications, diploma's, and related types of background credentials are shared with the client as part of the application procedure. This ensures that the candidates are thoroughly motivated but also adds and extra workload for our recruitment team, and high expectation on the side of the candidates. A shortlist of 10 matching candidates have gone through an extensive but efficient screening process consisting of Resume screening, phone call, phone call with our Senior recruitment consultant partner, and introduction to client Vontobel. Tools, instruments, and methods used were role analysis, boolean search, situational competency assessment framework, KSA interviewing, skills GAP analysis, career development & management, coaching & knowledge management, talent Mapping, candidate relationship management.

Outcome | Based on Vontobel's feedback about the presented candidates, we implemented a talent mapping intervention to close any talent gaps that were existing between on the one hand our talent pool offering and on the other hand Vontobel's Sustainability products and performance objectives. The initiative consisted of Löger briefing the candidates to share insight about Vontobel's organizational culture and to shape their career along lines that would increase their likelihood of being hired in the future by Vontobel or similar types of employers.