Princes is one of Europe’s fastest ever growing food and drink groups. Founded in 1880 by Simpson & Roberts, the company initially began trading solely in canned fish. It wasn’t until 1946 that the company transitioned into the manufacturing sector, which was the catalyst for their phenomenal journey.
Princes specialise in sourcing and manufacturing quality products and, as a leading international grocery supplier, millions of consumers across Europe buy their products every day. From baked beans to cooking oil, the company has expanded across many areas in the FMCG industry, building a household name to millions of customers and shop owners.
Whilst their main head office is based in the UK, they also have a growing presence across continental Europe. Owning various offices and processing facilities in countries such as Poland, France, Italy and Mauritius. This shows just how far the company has grown.
The rich history and success that Princes has seen throughout the years has resulted in the company becoming one of the most sought after food and drink companies in the world. Their ambition and drive to further grow the brand across the world inspired us to develop a strong working relationship and provide the talent they require to keep up their momentum.
A receptionist role mainly involves the individual meeting and greeting visitors, in person and on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries as well as providing general office support with a variety of clerical duties. Possessing strong communication skills, as well as the ability to multitask in a fast working environment, is essential to succeed in this role.
Due to the overall quality of the shortlisted candidate, the client decided to progress the individual along to an interview just three days after we sent over their CV. As the client was working with another recruitment company at the time, they progressed three of their selected candidates to interview which provided us with a level of competition. After this initial interview stage, the client came to a decision and offered our candidate the position on a permanent contract to start immediately.
In just over 7 days the position was successfully filled with the perfect candidate. As a result, we accomplished an interview to placement ratio of 1:1 whilst also being up against competition with three separate candidates from another company.
The client was extremely pleased with our service and has since reached out to us in regards to placing numerous other positions within the business – with our team already filling in two assistant roles at a turn-around time of 7 days.
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