This project to appoint Professors in Manufacturing Systems and Manufacturing Maintenance (and a Senior Lecturer in Maintenance) was undertaken for Cranfield University School of Manufacturing in the summer of 2010. It was won against competition from bigger companies on the basis of our track record of delivering for the School of Engineering within the University, our experience of manufacturing and engineering appointments at this level and probably our value for money fees!

Unlike some other search projects, there was to be no print media advertising in support of the search, only e-media posts on a university sector job board, and a flier that was circulated by the Department around their own network. The expectation was that the search would generate sufficient high quality candidates without the expense of a print media campaign.

The expectations were delivered. Strong short lists were achieved through the search and appointments were made.

We hope to work with Professor Raj Roy again in the near future.