Automotive Leadership Recruitment

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We live in a rapidly changing world. Consider that, in a single generation, organisations large and small have had to adapt to entirely new marketing channels, decide how to invest in and utilise new technologies, and compete on a global stage — things that were barely imaginable to previous generations.

One side effect of these rapid changes and growth is that no single manager — or any employee, for that matter — can be an expert in everything. This was perhaps always true, but it has never been more apparent.

Managing resources is of course still a necessary skill.  But if an Automotive organisation wishes to gain maximum commercial advantage over its competitors, managers must be capable of maximising the combined power of the people within their immediate and extended teams in such a way the whole team are enthusiastically engaged and focused upon delivering results quickly and effectively.

We recruit commercially focused automotive Leadership talent.

Our Leadership Recruitment model is specifically designed to attract and recruit commercial leaders. People who have a history of making positive things happen and getting the right things done within organisations.

As with any highly competitive business environment you will know the commercial orientation of your managers makes all the difference, part boss, part coach, part friend.  They inspire teams of people to perform during both good and bad times.

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The most successful automotive organisations have strong commercial leaders who exercise leadership and establish a code of behaviour, usually unwritten,  which they expect all team members to abide by. They employ their experiences to determine strategic direction and coach team members individually. Most importantly, they know how to keep the team on track, focused and winning.

But how do you find out if a candidate for your leadership job is everything they say they are, how do you get under the skin and test it?

At Gibson our specialist senior recruiters have been involved in leading teams of people in the most arduous of environments, both commercially and during combat operations. This puts them in a very select group of people who “really” understand what leadership is and how to identify individuals who “have what it takes” to be a great leader.

Using a combination of focused interviews, psychometric analysis and assessment; our specialists assess leadership potential using Performance Accelerator model.


The model is unashamedly commercially focused and results oriented because we strongly believe that leaders create hard working winning teams through motivation not through endless “to-do” lists.  The model seeks to identify:

Our assignment doesn’t stop when we recruit a leader for you.

30 Mission focused days…We want to support your new recruit to start the process of making positive things happen.  So, as part of our process, all newly appointed leaders are given access to our online new start accelerator programme. A modular e-learning system covering the basics of the new role and a specific area for an online learning area for your business.