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SEARCH: SVP Transformation - Logistics - Switzerland

Using of expertise to find a SVP Transformation

Search overview

The company

  • Market-leading logistics provider with over 100 strategic locations nationwide
  • 14,000+ employees- offering a full range of supply chain solutions to anywhere in the world via air, overland or sea.
  • One of the most successful contract logistics operations.
  • Responsible for the distribution of some of the world's most popular brands.

The search

European and Country-level reorganisation, transformation strategy, and roadmap for operational effectiveness and growth and market share penetration.

S-CAP Tools deployed

  • Research and Data
  • Diversity Metric
  • Cultural Assessment

Mutually agreed Search approach

  • Critical success factors and desired future state outcomes
  • Competency matrix definition (Technical and Behavioural)
  • Designed bespoke evaluation assessment from S-CAP inputs
  • Value proposition creation to attract passive candidates.
  • Project plan the process, stakeholder accountability, and route to success


Research & Outreach

  •   Research into operational excellence programs within substantial volume manufacturing firms with their own logistics capabilities.
  •   Research into 3PL and contract logistics providers with established Operational Excellence (OPEX) programs
  •   Research into “Transformation maturity” in the above examples


Phase 1

Value prop delivered – (Stress test)

Phase 2

Exchange of information under NDA – (Stress test)

Phase 3

Competency interview - – (Stress test)

Phase 4

Behavioural assessment - including cultural fit, leadership style, personality, EQ/IQ

Shortlist delivery of six candidates within the agreed timeframe accompanied by a detailed search report and SWOT analysis for each prospect


Melium provided several solutions, however, there was one clear standout prospect. From one single candidate introduced into the formal client-side process, it was a unanimous decision from the board, to complete the search and secure that individual to drive the transformation.

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