Country Manager in Angola

The Client

A large multi-national Pharmaceutical organisation with operations in 180 countries world-wide including 26 markets across the African continent.

Their Needs

An experienced Country Manager to spearhead the company’s entry into a new market in Angola, preferably an Angolan national, or someone with previous relevant and impressive track record and a current right to work in Angola.

Our Solution

GCC has over 9,000 Angolans on our proprietary database, many of whom are at a senior level as well as an extensive Alumni network of senior Pharmaceutical contacts, both of which provided a valuable source of referrals and channels.

Traditional desk-top research and candidate sourcing techniques, augmented by advertising on our sister company’s CareersInAfrica website, which receives 100,000+ visits per month, created the nucleus of a rich talent pool for our dedicated Portuguese and English-speaking Researcher and Consultant to approach and interview.

The Outcome

Within six weeks, a highly credible shortlist of five candidates was presented to the Client. After three rounds of interviews in Angola, Dubai and London, one candidate was offered and accepted the role. He had dual Angolan/Portuguese nationality with a substantial successful experience in the healthcare sector in Angola.

Client View

This was a most challenging search given the need for someone to join as our first employee in a new market, but who had the right mix of previous experience and entrepreneurial approach. GCC delivered an excellent shortlist of at last two candidates we could have hired and managed the offer negotiation process expertly.”

Candidate View

“It has been 3 months since I joined the Company and I am loving both the company and the boss. I just wanted you to know that all is going well. I really thank you for all your efforts that made it possible for me to be here.”