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Vodafone Case Study

Three days, three CVs, three interviews... and specialist role is filled

The challenge

Vodafone required a billing process manager for a business-critical project to introduce Single European Payments Area (SEPA), the European Union's payment-integration initiative for simpler of bank transfers in Euros. The company needed a talented individual to join its team in Düsseldorf, Germany. However, the position needed filling within 72 hours as the 'go live' date was approaching fast

The solution

The Vodafone team in Germany called Vine Resources for help, having received a recommendation from a colleague. Crucially, Vodafone's project manager was able to spend a 30-minute call with Vine Resources, exploring and agreeing a precise brief for the contract position - a consultative/partnership approach that always delivers great results. The assignment was received by Vine on a UK public holiday weekend. But, even so, the recruitment specialist worked to tight deadlines, finding candidates and flying out to Germany. Within 48 hours, three high-quality, German-speaking candidates were identified. Based on their CVs, Vodafone invited them all for interview.

The result 

With just 24 hours remaining, Vodafone interviewed and chose their ideal candidate. Vine helped to negotiate his contract and the appointment was confirmed within the deadline. "At short notice, we were able to onboard an experienced professional," says Susanne Romanowski, SEPA Business & People Readiness Lead within Finance Programmes at Vodafone Group Services GmbH. "In summary, I'd describe Vine Resources as quick, personal and flexible. They had good response times, even on a public holiday weekend. Their single-point-of-contact (SPOC) also meant it was always the same person taking care of the recruitment process, end-to-end which was a great help to us."

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The challenge in short

  • Billing process manager needed for business-critical project
  • German-speaking candidate with specialist skills required within 72 hours
  • Selection process needed to start on public holiday weekend

The solution in short

  • Vine Resources found three candidates within 48 hours
  • All three professionals accepted for interview, based on CVs
  • Outstanding candidate appointed with 72 hours of the process starting​