SPIRE EXECUTIVE: WHAT’S IT FOR?

– THE BOLD WANTING TO GET BOLDER

– THE CHANGEMAKER LOOKING FOR CHANGEMAKERS

– DEFINERS LOOKING FOR REDEFINITIONS

– THE ORGANISATION TAKING THE LEAP

Born in 2019, Came to life in 2020, Creating Change in 2021

Lifting our Customers

Helping you get ahead, it’s why we get in front of the laptop at 6 am… On a Saturday. Taking you to the next level, whether it’s by helping you bring in game-changers or by helping you become self-sufficient, but more importantly differentiated in your talent world

Spire Executive Leads with Empathetic Equity

Empathetic Equity always creates a win win win. Even if Spire Executive doesn’t make the placement and the talent doesn’t get the job. Saying no today for a longer-term yes. Because being long-term is commercial.

Spire Executive is About Increasing the Level of Knowing

Referrals from your network work because there exists a level of knowingness. Trust carries through connection and social pressure ensures that we keep relationships intact. Digital networks will never replace analog ones, front and center to our business is our ability to make referrals where trust exists. 

PERFORMANCE NOT PROCESS

One single process doesn’t get you the right people. People get you the right people.

Some of our Fundamentals

WHERE WE CREATE RESULTS

Change Maker & Impact Player Searches across Apparel, Footwear and Hardlines Supply Chains

  • Simply put, this is where we have our strongest connections as well as network. It’s also where the Spire Brand has the most equity. Remember Equity > Recognition
  • The distress of supply chains from 2020 will see continual change and with change comes a redefinition to the changemaker
  • Our insights are unlike anyone else’s. They mightn’t be agreeable, but that’s the point. To raise your reflective state & to help you challenge biases
  • We love working with leaders in this space, there’s no better reason than this

APPROACH

THE PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE US

Every search is unique, flexibility is important. Having guiding principles that defines Spire ensures that we create the most value possible.

– The recommendations we make are known to us

– Our engagement; creating meaningful and positive influence

– Our evaluation and assessment process is substantive

– Transition management; Long after day one we remain present  

01. KNOWING OUR TALENT

We work within our networks, knowing our recommendations through long standing relationships allows us better access to talent and ensures that we are in the best position to fill our shortlists with professionals that are in a position to deliver the impact that clients are looking for.

02. INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Our insight and knowledge in the areas that we focus enables us to engage with key talent through meaningful interactions. When we work with talent throughout our searches we interact often and face to face.  Any selection process is a journey and we take every step necessary to achieve the right result for both talent and client.

03. SUBSTANTIVE ASSESSMENTS

We take the best of the “four eyes principle” and employ it into Spire Executive. Our team is in a strong position to offer perspectives and experiences that make our talent and client evaluations unique. We have the ability to advise all of our stakeholders.

04. TRANSITION MANAGEMENT

Transition management is key for us. We know there is a huge amount of value for us to bring after the first day of a new employee and employer relationship. Transitioning is always a challenge and we provide an accessible and invaluable channel of communication as well as feedback for clients as well as talent.

SEARCH SOLUTIONS

RETAINED SEARCH WITH SPIRE

What difference does a retainer with us make to you?

No matter which approach you opt for you will always get the same level of service, the same level of engagement and the same result we strive to achieve for our clients. When we work on retained searches with a client we are both committing to a journey, a time frame as well the result. Together we will agree on milestones and construct a process that delivers the right person.

CONTINGENCY SEARCH

You will still get us at our very best with our contingency search solution, we will collaborate and engage with you to deliver lasting results. Some roles don’t justify a retainer internally and some relationships are too new to explore the guarantee as an option. Contingency with us will still have us working at our best

HIRING OFFSHORE & OUR REGIONAL APPROACH

Hiring key people on the ground in geographies where you lack the resources is where we look to stand out with what we offer. Leadership selection in offshore production & operations hubs comes with more risk and uncertainty, on a retained search basis we travel to the hiring location to meet with our shortlists. This way we leave no stone unturned and your next hire has an engaging experience that differentiates your brand from the rest.

REGIONS

Richard is based in Hong Kong and Eric splits his time between Hong Kong and France, they are both in proximity to key customer and operations markets. The networks and flexibility that we have enables Spire Executive to support hires in a wide scope of geographies.

OUR TEAM

Richard Donne – Founder & Director

“Having led of the set up of two new recruitment & search desks I have been fortunate to connect and take a deep look at the Apparel, Footwear and Sourcing industries. Spire Executive was the next step for me in delivering the Search and Recruitment experience that I feel is needed from our stakeholders. I am very excited to partner with Eric and I believe together we have the perfect mix of ingredients to bring a new as well as real flavour to the industry.

The Apparel, Footwear and Sourcing industries are full of great talent as well as inspirational leaders, many of whom I’ve had the chance to connect with. The rate of change is high and shaping talent around this volatile landscape is critical.  The people in the industry are a huge draw for me to be working in this space “

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Eric Soffer – Co Founder & Director

“I’m a Retail Executive that has taken several journeys of entrepreneurship and many of these experiences have been core to my previous roles leading multi-national retail operations in Asia and Europe. After a great experience within the Carrefour Group where I was managing global procurement operations, I joined Metro Group in Germany and created the international private label business, I then had the opportunity to develop the APAC sourcing activities based in Hong Kong. I am the founder of Spirit of Retail Consulting based in Hong Kong with the goal to support retailers in regards to their turnaround strategic procurement operations. I’m also a Partner at 123Sponsor, a newly digital marketplace to connect worldwide sponsors with project owners. I am passionate connecting with people and growing multi-cultural businesses during start-up phases.
Having spent time on the hiring side of the table I believe that accessing the best talent makes a difference, it goes without saying the level the impact on culture and commercial is immeasurable. I’m excited to take my experience positioning as well as developing talent and creating value for organisations with their leadership hiring.”
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INSIGHTS

Your Non-Vanilla Insights, Sourcing Soundbites – https://www.spirexec.com/blog/

1. Making Sourcing Moves that Matter

2. Shaping Supply Chain Change

3. Pressing Reset on the Sourcing industry

Contact.

GET TO KNOW US

Write to us to see how we can partner together, contact either Richard or Eric directly

richard@spirexec.com or +852 9242 5537

eric@spirexec.com or +852 6016 1701