Brief:

1st Executive have been a trusted PSL partner for contingent labour for this FTSE100 ‘super-major’ oil and gas operator with offices and interests in over 100 countries world-wide for over 8 years. The client is vertically integrated and operates in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has renewable energy activities in bio-fuels and wind power and was the 5th largest company in the world based on 2012 revenues. Their global headquarters are based in Sunbury on Thames, South-West London and they have offices in 115 countries with major hubs in the UK, US, China, Brazil and the Middle-East. 1st-Executive have specifically supported the IP (Indirect Procurement) and PSCM (Procurement Supply Chain Management) functions for Corporate, E&P (exploration and production) R&M (refining and marketing) and are regularly required to supply interim personnel to ‘high risk’ countries globally.


Solution:

Our delivery has utilized our 7 step sourcing methodology to deliver specific campaigns for roles ranging from Interim Supply Chain Analysts at circa £200 per day through to exec level and overseas appointments at £1000+ per day. Due to the volume and variety of roles required 1st Executive have appointed an Account Director to the organisation who ensures resources are effectively dedicated to meet the client’s needs, monitors SLA’s and KPI’s and meets regularly with the client to discuss scorecard results and promote a true partnership.. Just as important is a clear focus on contractor satisfaction – ensuring that contractors have a single point of contact at 1st-Executive for resolution of issues and queries during the length of their tenure with the client. We pride ourselves on having extremely high contractor satisfaction; this ensures that we maintain an active pool of talent that can be deployed to the client at short notice whilst ensuring that contractors complete their assignments. 1st-Executive has never had a contractor finish their assignment earlier than the client requested..

Outcome:

Success is demonstrated by over 160 interim placements since acceptance to the PSL in 2005. Whilst initially our focus was UK since 2009 the organisation has utilised 1st Executives network in supplying interims across wide ranging international locations such as US and Canada, Africa and Middle East regions, East and West Europe, Nordics and Benelux. Supplier rankings released in April 2013 give special recognition for shortlist hit rate and response, interview rate, overall placement ratio and bill rate competitiveness to market conditions. In addition 1st Executive has never failed a quarterly compliance and process audit test with a 100% rating for onboarding contractors with full compliance. Of more importance is our success in delivery when compared to competitor agencies delivering interims alongside us – the feedback we receive is that we consistently outperform our competition in every area, for example we the organisations No1 supplier of Contingent labour for procurement and supply chain and when compared with the rest of their suppliers across all disciplines (46 suppliers globally) we are ranked No:2.