Dimexon Eurostar is an international group in the diamond and jewellery business that was founded in 1939. They have a worlwide network of manufacturing operations and sales offices. With over 15.000 employees they are located in several cities all over the world: New York (USA), Antwerp (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Gaborone (Botswana), Mumbai (India), Hong Kong, Qindao and Shanghai (China). They have partnerships with, amongst others, Diamond Trading Company (De Beers), Rio Tinto Diamonds, BHP Biliton and Alrosa.
In 2005 the branch in Hong Kong was founded for high-end jewellery. It exports to major clients in the watch and jewellery brands. Dimexon Eurostar employs more than 400 people, amongst which 10 expats.
For the branches in Hong Kong and Qingdao, Dimexon was looking for two expats in factory management. For Europe and the Middle East, they were in need of a product manager and head of sales & marketing. They relied on the expertise of our senior consultants at Seven Seas to find the right people, with the right background.
The process for all four applications was the same. After collecting all the applications, a first cv screening was done to reduce the number of candidates to a first list of potential individuals who meet the right criteria. All those selected for the long list were then invited for a first interview via Skype.
From those interviews, a second screening was conducted. Several people were invited for a second interview, this time on location in Antwerp, London, Milan, Rome, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Dubai. All candidates were also given a questionnaire to fill out. This was done for various reasons:
Thanks to the (online) interviews, questionnaires and screenings, the longlist could be reduced to a shortlist of adequate candidates for each position.
All candidates were then invited for a final interview by the client himself. Our senior consultants at Seven Seas supported the final recruitment process with reference checks, and by mediating and facilitating between the client and candidates concerning salaries, family situations, contracts etc.
All positions were succesfully filled within the year.
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