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Bernard Kelly

Bernard Kelly

Sydney, New South Wales

15 year executive recruiter with direct work experience in the industries to which I consult - manufacturing, engineering, construction.

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160 AUD
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1 reviews
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My Recruiting Experience

From General Manager to Project Engineer to Design Engineer in manufacturing, engineering and construction environments.
Roles hired:
General Manager Operations Director Engineering Leader Principal/Senior Engineer (various disciplines) Product Design Engineer Project Engineer Project Manager Engineering Manager Engineering Director Commissioning Manager Equipment Engineering Manager Engineering Services Manager Electrical Engineer Estimating Manager Process Engineer R&D Manager
AB Mauri Boral Sara Lee George Weston Foods John Holland Group Thiess COLAS Australia Group WorleyParsons Yum! Lion Carlton & United Breweries Stone & Wood Asahi Premium Beverages Solomon Breweries Flat Technologies Huhtamaki Broad Constructions MWH BlueScope Steel
As a former HR and Industrial Relations practitioner of 13 years prior to moving to the "dark side" ie Recruitment, I understand how HR fits into the business strategy and I know what a good HR talent looks like. My first placement in executive recruitment was a Head of HR role for a leading FMCG company.
Roles hired:
Head of HR HR Director HR Manager HR Business Partner HR Adviser Various IR L&D and Comp & Ben roles
Boral Sara Lee Imperial Tobacco George Weston Foods John Holland Group Thiess Coates Hire COLAS Australia Group
Having worked closely with Sales in my period as a senior HR Manager, I have a strong understanding of what makes Marketing Leaders tick.
Roles hired:
Brand Manager Marketing Manager Head of Innovation NPD Manager Category Manager
BlueScope Steel Sara Lee George Weston Foods
Having worked closely with Sales in my period as a senior HR Manager, I have a strong understanding of what makes Sales Leaders tick. This includes being up to date with the latest in Sales capability through the use of "insight" via The Challenger Sales Model.
Roles hired:
Business Development Manager Sales Manager Management Consultants
Sara Lee George Weston Foods White Industries MWH

Where I work...

Sydney, New South Wales
I recruit nationally across Australia - from capital cities such as Brisbane and Melbourne to regional centres including central Queensland, NSW Central Coast, Newcastle and Geelong.

I had the pleasure to work with Bernard on a couple of different recruiting assignments.
In each case the assignment was quite challenging, as we were recruiting for a role that was not a standard position, and we were also looking to significantly upgrade the capability and upward stretch of the candidate.
In each case, Bernard provided excellent candidates that fitted perfectly into the roles that we had scoped, and each candidate has successfully grown and developed and is now adding even more value to our organization.
In working with Bernard, I found him to be very professional, highly motivated, and very time sensitive. Not only was he able to identify excellent candidates for challenging and non-traditional roles, he was also able to help us convince candidates who already had secure roles and good career prospects with their current employer, to think positively about taking on a different challenge with a new employer.
I have no hesitation in recommending Bernard to others who may be looking for a recruiting partner.

Bruce Perkin Chief Research and Development Officer, Pizza Hut, LinkedIn profile
Positions held:
Owner & Director 2004 - current
Principal Consultant 200 - 2004
Senior Conultant 1999 - 2002
University of Sydney 1985

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