Contingency Search Services

Contingency searches require a different methodology from our Retained Search Services. The fact that contingency search is results driven and payment is dependent on performance allows any recruitment firm to enter into the fray and claim to be search specialists in the slim hope they will be able find a suitable candidate for a position while having little to risk for failure. The only ones to suffer from such practices are the employers. Even though no fees are paid, the cost of time wasted can be colossal.

At OPUS International, Inc., we specialize in the Food Science industry and in that industry only. Established in 1993, we have over twenty-five years of experience in the industry and have established a network of potential clients and industry contacts that allows us to provide the most expedient and accurately targeted search results.  Our longevity in this business is entirely due to our ability to present the best candidates in the shortest possible time. We are able to do this by taking a holistic approach and maintaining a thorough understanding and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the food science industry and all of the major players involved.

Over the years, we have developed a fine reputation based on our ethics and results. It is our demonstrated track record in contingency search that has led many clients to place their trust in us to provide them with retained search services, and we are honored and flattered to be in such a position. In either case, we guarantee that you will not be disappointed in our thoroughness and professionalism.

As with any search, we strive to complete a comprehensive assessment and understanding of the client’s needs, from technical aspects of the job function, to relocation concerns, to remuneration. The more thorough we can be at this stage, the easier it will be for us to identify, pre-qualify and approach potential candidates. For most positions, we like to provide at least three qualified candidates for consideration. But the process does not stop there. We remain available throughout the interview and evaluation process to provide assistance, expertise and consultation to both candidate and client and will assist in negotiations if and when required.

We firmly believe that contingency search means that our fee is contingent on providing the best available candidates for any given position in the shortest possible time. We offer our knowledge and assistance to the interviewing, negotiating and hiring process whenever required. Only then will we have earned our fee. Individually, and as a company, we pride ourselves on treating each contingency search with the same enthusiasm, professionalism, and completeness that has earned us the reputation we deserve within the industry. OPUS International, Inc. has a long history of providing exceptional candidates for a wide range of food science related positions with many of the industry’s leading companies. When it comes to contingency or retained searches in the food science industry, we are trusted, thorough, discrete, professional, and we deliver.

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OPUS International, Inc., is an executive search firm specializing in the Food Science industry. We're proud of our tradition of ethical, professional service to our clients - the world's leading food and beverage companies.

We're equally proud of the trust placed in us by our candidates - scientists and executives who turn to OPUS when it's time for career advancement.

Over our 25 year history, we have developed a reputation in the Food Industry as being one of the leading recruitment companies offering Contingency Search and Retained Search services. We also serve our clients by offering free postings of Student Internship positions on this Food Science web site.

If you are looking for a new career in the Food Science industry, check out our complete Job Listings. If you don't see what you are looking for, please contact us - we may know of the ideal upcoming opportunity.