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TUV SUD – Case Study

At Iconic Resourcing, we pride ourselves on connecting businesses with top-tier talent, ensuring the right fit for both the company and the candidate. Our recent collaboration with TUV SUD, a global leader in safety, security, and sustainability solutions, exemplifies our commitment to delivering exceptional recruitment services. This case study highlights our successful partnership with TUV SUD, showcasing how we overcame their recruitment challenges to secure key finance professionals for their team.

TUV SUD – Case Study

TUV SUD is the trusted partner of choice for safety, security, and sustainability solutions. Since its founding in 1866, they have remained committed to their purpose of enabling progress by protecting people, the environment, and assets from technology-related risks.

Iconic Resourcing was approached by the Head of Controlling to assist with supporting a crucial finance vacancy to join their high-performing finance function in East Kilbride. Despite extensive efforts and several interviews over a 5-month period, TUV SUD decided that the more traditional methods of recruitment were proving unfruitful and made the decision to pivot their approach. It was at this point our Accountancy and Finance team assumed sole responsibility on a retained and exclusive basis as this position became increasingly critical to fulfil.


Strategy and Objectives

Our Accountancy and Finance team initially took time to understand TUV SUD’s values and goals as a business, as well as specific information around the people, culture, and team that the successful candidate would be joining. With regards to the role itself, we took a deep dive into the duties and responsibilities, and how this role would add value to the team. We also mapped the candidate profile, looking at the skills, experience, drive, and mindset required for this position, keeping TUV SUD’s emphasis on culture fit as a priority when welcoming a new member to the team.

Thereafter, we created a branded advert and a detailed candidate pack to bring the role to life for interested candidates, allowing them a deeper insight into the role and TUV SUD’s offering. Feedback from candidates highlighted that the role stood out in the market compared to others at this level, and they were more engaged in the hiring process as a result of a more detailed overview of TUV SUD’s vision, which excited the candidates about participating in our unique hiring process.

Iconic Resourcing carried out a thorough head hunt, where we also conducted the first stage interviews resulting in reducing the hiring manager’s time extensively. With use of our video technology, we were able to provide a personality to each applicant’s CV, bringing their profile to life, and providing a robust shortlist.


Solution and Outcome

After the hiring manager had reviewed the shortlist, we moved ahead to 2nd and final stage face-to-face interviews with 3 out of the 4 submitted candidates. Working hand in hand with TUV SUD’s Head of Controlling throughout the entire recruitment process, we were able to appoint their new team member. During the candidate’s notice period, an exciting last-minute business change occurred, and the Head of Controlling was keen to welcome an additional finance professional to the East Kilbride team over the following month. Due to our extensive shortlist with the original role, a candidate was also taken from this, resulting in a quick and quality streamlined process.


Client Feedback

“At TUV SUD, we had been attempting to recruit a management accountant using our own advert, internal resources and latterly another agency for 5 months with no success.

Given the time period that had lapsed with the role still open, we sought a different approach through Iconic Resourcing and their exclusive offering.

Emma took the lead on filling the role for us and proactively came back to us within 10 days with four potential candidates, having taken them through an initial first screening recorded interview which were then shared with us, along with their CVs, through an impressive video and online portal.

Given the time Emma spent with us to understand the role and what we were looking for, we took three of these candidates to face-to-face interview stage.

During that face-to-face interview, it was clear all three candidates understood our role and what we were looking to add to our team.

It took three weeks from initial discussion with Emma to having a candidate accept our offer which we were delighted with, not only to find a great candidate but also for the swiftness of the process given the time previously spent without Iconic’s support.

As a result, I would thoroughly recommend using Iconic as this process removed a lot of pressure, frustration, and lost time from our side that was previously experienced up to the first interview stage.

Using Iconic again in the future will definitely be considered, not only for potential Finance vacancies but also more broadly for the other services offered too, i.e., HR, Marketing & Legal.”

Craig Peck Head of Controlling



Our partnership with TUV SUD highlights the impact of a tailored recruitment strategy and the importance of understanding a client’s unique needs and culture. At Iconic Resourcing, we are dedicated to connecting businesses with exceptional talent, ensuring a seamless and efficient hiring process. If your organisation is facing recruitment challenges, reach out to us to discover how our bespoke approach can make a difference. Stay tuned for more success stories and insights into our recruitment solutions.

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