BH HR® Case Study

Direct-Hire Search for HR Manager of Retail Company

Our client, an established European retailer looking to expand operations in the U.S., needed a hands-on HR leader to direct all operational aspects of its opening, as well as managing talent and running several retail locations on the East Coast.


The role required a unique blend of experience combining operations, administration, and legal/human resources. Our client was looking for someone with multi-site experience, start-up experience, and complete expertise in all areas of HR. A strong, high-level human resources executive was required because the company did not have previous U.S. experience, and needed someone who could help navigate the complex U.S. employment laws.


The Beacon Hill HR team leveraged our network to identify a candidate with the required skill-set, who was a previous contact at one of our clients. After a few conversations about the opportunity, this candidate, who was not actively searching, agreed to an exploratory conversation with the head of US operations for our client, and they both recognized a strong fit.

The Results

The client was able to move forward with opening a flagship location in Boston, as well as continuing expansion plans in other markets, including Washington DC.