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Some endorsements
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“ Napier Port has successfully partnered with Suzanne and the January Group on a number of occasions to help identify and secure key senior people across our business.

It is Suzanne’s genuine approach to understanding our business alongside a thorough recruitment process that has helped us to the identify and secure potential candidates with the core skills and expertise we need at Napier Port.

Suzanne takes the time and a genuine interest in understanding the candidate qualities and attributes needed to work for Napier Port and we appreciate the professionalism Suzanne applies to identify the right candidates for us. Suzanne is very well connected across many business sectors and maintains a high degree of confidentiality and professional integrity working with Napier Port.

As a recruiter January Group and Suzanne stand apart from the crowd and are one of the few that we trust and have confidence in to use. ”

Todd Dawson
Chief Executive Officer
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“ We engaged with Suzanne O’Leary of January Group in April 2021, following the resignation of our Chief Financial Officer.

Over the last 8 years we have used a number of recruitment agencies but at this level we needed an agency with specialist qualification to really understand the role and our business , our requirements and who could search the market for quality candidates that would meet our requirements. Cultural fit was also an important consideration in filling this role.

With an accounting degree herself, Suzanne readily understood the requirements of the role. She outlined a plan and worked methodically to that plan. Her disciplined approach and sense of urgency in selecting and interviewing candidates was apparent from start to finish. Reference checks were very thorough and her constant communication with both ourselves and the candidates provided assurance that she was working to deliver the “right” candidate. Suzanne made the process easy.

Our new CFO has only recently started but already made a great impression within the business. Thanks to Suzanne and January Group. ”

Steve Owens
Chief Executive Officer
“Working with January Group has changed my view about working with executive search firms. It was a very good experience and I was very impressed.

Suzanne took the time to gain a thorough understanding of what we required and to understand the business.

I was impressed with the responsiveness and how she worked transparently with the team involved, including through the challenges that arose during the process. Her briefing about each shortlisted candidate was also very thorough.

It was an enjoyable experience that led to a good outcome that was very good value.”

Oscar Paulich
Corporate Human Resources Manager
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David Randell - Independent Director
“ As a director of several companies I have used January Group over a number of years to attract and recruit CFO talent.

Suzanne is professional and thorough in her approach and always ensures first and foremost she understands fully the business and underlying culture and unique requirements a successful candidate needs to exhibit. Throughout the process Suzanne goes ‘the extra mile’ to ensure both the business and the candidates are constantly communicated with and the ‘right’ candidate identified.

Working with January Group is always a pleasure - easy to do business with and best possible outcomes achieved. ”

David Randell
Director and Chair Audit Committee Provident Insurance
Director Hugh Green Group
Independent Trustee Hugh Green Trust
Director and Chair Audit Committee Tait Communications
“I have engaged January Group for some four Supply Chain recruitment placements in the New Zealand Supply Chain Market over the last year.

I have found them to be outstandingly professional, with an enormous depth of understanding of our requirements.

January Group has consistently delivered us an excellent range of applicants to choose from, at a technical level, but also understanding and matching recruits to our business, operating model and culture. We are looking for a very specific set of skills, and January Group have unearthed fantastic potential recruits to meet our needs for both our core ERP consulting, as well as our specialised Supply Chain Planning vacancies.

Suzanne O'Leary is particularly well connected into the New Zealand Supply Chain at all levels, from Executive level to Business Analysts, and her extensive network has been a real asset supporting our strategic growth in this country.

I would recommend January Group to any new Zealand Company wishing to fulfill any level of, in particular, supply chain related resources.”

James Feeney
Managing Director, Optimity NZ
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“We really look for recruitment suppliers that are able to offer a service beyond what we can do ourselves and to be flexible to work alongside our business model.

It’s all about networks and who you know and also being able to understand our complex business requirements. Suzanne definitely stands out from the crowd in a very noisy and hectic recruitment supplier market. She is a pleasure to work with and gets results.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her services.”

Louise Reed
Employer Branding & Attraction Manager | FPH
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“I have worked with January Group over the past 5 years on many strategic recruitments and on all occasions they exceeded our expectations by identifying quality candidates and working with us to recruit exceptional people who are now making a great contribution to our business.”

Joe Coote
Director, Supply Chain and Operations | Fonterra Brands - Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
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“DHL have used January Group for the recruitment of Supply Chain professionals for many years. Over that time January Group has provided an outstanding service in supporting our recruitment process from a need analysis to eventual hire.

January Group has developed a strong understanding of our business culture, needs and expectations, and this is complemented with a high degree of knowledge and access to key talent in the NZ market.

I have no hesitation in recommending Suzanne and the January Group to other organisations.”

Matt Casbolt
Managing Director | DHL Supply Chain
“In my profession I have frequent dealings with professional people from a variety of lines of business, including recruitment agents. I have personally recruited well over a few hundred graduated professional staff, management, and executives, and as a result have dealt with scores of recruitment agencies over the years. The experience that I have had with yourself over the past 5 weeks places you without a shadow of doubt in a league of your own.

I applaud your dedication, commitment, professionalism, attention to detail, persistence, calm and friendly style, your empathy, and above all your commitment to regular and precise communication and updates.”

Les Greeff
Programme Director, Business Transformation | Inland Revenue Department
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