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Marmon Group/Duracell

Marmon Group/Duracell

The Marmon Group, part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a global, diversified industrial organization. Marmon comprises three autonomous companies consisting of 11 diverse, stand alone business sectors, and more than 150 independent manufacturing and service businesses. Duracell products power countless devices that people use every day to stay connected, protect their families and simplify their increasingly mobile lifestyles. As the world's battery company with more than $2 billion in annual sales, Duracell is a trusted household name for longer lasting, reliable power when it matters most.
Brand new IT Organization build within a full scale M&A exercise
Executive Summary: 

In 2015, Hirewell was retained by the Marmon Group to manage the recruitment process for the build-out of a new 39-person IT Organization, dedicated to The Duracell Company after its acquisition of Duracell from Proctor & Gamble. A full-time, onsite Hirewell resource enabled all parties to identify issues and sprint towards resolutions collaboratively in real time. The streamlined partnership between all levels of Marmon stakeholders and Hirewell resulted in a comfortable, transparent and predictable processes for our candidates and a great recruiting and employer brand strategy for the Client.

Challenges: 
11 months to 1) Define the recruitment process and the 2) Facilitate Organizational design 3) Hire 27/28 roles
Solution: 
Hirewell had to quickly gain the trust of the new Global IT Leader of Duracell, as this resource would be the major stakeholder for the rest of the project. A full-time, onsite Hirewell recruiter was embedded into the Marmon/Duracell offices to ensure constant feedback loops and real time issue resolution. Working with the Global IT Leader, Marmon HR and Marmon Finance, Hirewell developed an organizational design, compensation structure and the recruitment and interview processes for the IT Organization including interview team assignments, strategies, offer negotiations and offer approvals through Marmon HR. Marketing collateral, job descriptions and offer cadence were developed to attract best-in- class talent to the Organization. These descriptions have been retained by Duracell for later use.
Results: 

27 of the 28 roles allocated to Hirewell were successfully filled with no attrition for an acceptance rate of 96.4%. For this accomplishment, Hirewell was rewarded with additional business within the Duracell Finance Organization. Hirewell secured, recruited and filled a role within the Finance group at Duracell.

The Duracell/Hirewell partnership resulted in accomplishing the goal of equipping the business with best in class IT Talent within timelines and budget constraints. Ongoing discussions continue about how Hirewell can be of assistance to the Duracell Organization in the future.

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