Retained Search Services

OPUS International. Inc. has earned a reputation as being one of, if not the most respected search firm in the food science industry. Based on our results and our strong belief in ethical business practices we are highly thought of and trusted across the industry.

As a result of this trust, many clients now enlist our services on a retainer basis as opposed to (or in addition to) our standard contingency search services. Retained search assignments are on a contract basis only. Under the contract, we first endeavor to gain a thorough understanding of the client’s organization and of their positional requirements before commencing our search.  From this we seek to create as comprehensive job outline as possible and a candidate criteria list from which to begin our search for that perfect square peg to fit the square hole in the client’s organization.

Retained searches often require us to identify and evaluate potential candidates who are not necessarily currently active in the job market. To identify and approach such requires a skill set we have spent years in developing and our professionalism at all times has contributed greatly to our longevity and success. Where possible, our goal is to provide a minimum of three potential and highly qualified prospects for any given position.  Our efforts greatly reduce the cost of our client’s management and human resources time investment and it is often easier for an independent third party recruiter, especially one with visibility such as ours, to make the initial discrete approach to a suitable and potential target employee.

Under our retained search policies we deem it necessary and ethical to provide a guarantee of finding the successful client and to offer our Off-Limits Policy.

Some of our recent placements include:

  • Vice President, Research and Development
  • Vice President, Quality Assurance
  • Vice President, Technology
  • Vice President, Engineering
  • Senior Director, New Technologies
  • Senior Director, R&D
  • Senior Director, Food Safety

Off-Limits Policy

From the date that a Retained Search Contract is signed by a client, we guarantee that we will not recruit senior executives (or other pre-defined positions or levels) for the duration of the contract or a period of 1 year from the time at which the contract goes into effect, whichever is the longer. We reserve the right to negate this policy in the event of cancellation of the contract before the search is completed, non-payment of fees and/or expenses due, or changes in the client organization’s ownership that affects the contact and our relationship with the client.  Also, under our Off-Limits Policy, any candidate placed into the client’s employ as the result of any contract with OPUS International, Inc., will not be targeted for future recruitment by OPUS International, Inc. while he or she remains in the client’s employ.  Additional terms and conditions to our Off-Limits Policy may be requested by the client. Should such clauses be required, OPUS International, Inc. can be counted on to provide complete secrecy and discretion.

Testimonial:

"OPUS International, Inc. is very thorough, knowledgeable about the marketplace and takes a proactive approach to bringing the right candidate and right company together. President Moira McGrath understands the business world and genuinely cares about both the clients she works with and the candidates she places. During a recent search, Moira delivered a number of excellent candidates for our review in a very short period of time. Her attention to detail, exceptional follow through, accessibility and expertise in the Food Science industry are real assets to all involved with the process. She takes the time to understand your company and what it takes for a candidate to be successful in your organization. Working with Opus International, Inc. is a pleasure and the right business decision."

Jane Seitz
Vice President Human Resources
HP Hood LLC

Some of our recent placements include:

  • Vice President, R & D
  • Vice President, Quality Assurance
  • Vice President, Technology
  • Vice President, Engineering
  • Senior Director, New Technologies
  • Senior Director, R&D
  • Senior Director, Food Safety

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