GO Outdoors is one of the largest outdoor fashion and equipment retailers in the UK. It boasts the UK’s widest range of outdoor products at the lowest prices.
The company was set-up in Sheffieldin1969, where its HQ is still based,and it nowhas 49 stores across the UK.
Chris O’Brien, Crimson’s specialist IT recruitment consultant for the retail sector, approached GO Outdoors to see if he could help the retailer, who had struggled to source a Business Analysis contractor for their technical team.
At this point, GO Outdoors had been working with a number of IT recruitment agencies for more than a fortnight but they had all failed to ‘come up with the goods’.
With phase one of a major omni channel retail technology project due to launch in a week’s time, it was crucial that the right candidate be found.
Working alongside Paul Lyon, CTO at GO Outdoors, Chris created a detailed job specification including all of the ideal candidate’stechnical and personal qualities.
Having specialised in retail recruitment for more than five years, Chris’s then scoured his extensive book of contacts to find the candidate that fit Dave’s criteria.
It took Chris just two days to source the perfect candidate for GO Outdoors.
As a result, the retailer was able to begin their new omni channel development project on time and with the right team in place.
Over the past few years, GO Outdoors has invested heavily in its technology strategy to improve the efficiency of their e-commerce, logistics, and in-store services. This investment helped to foster an8.5% increase in profits in the financial year ending 26 January 2014.
Paul said: “Crimson were two weeks behind the game with a POS software requirement on our omni channel programme.
“Chris O’Brien called and said he knows the perfect candidate for the role, so with his retail network, I decided to give him a chance.
“Sourcing the right candidate within 48 hours, Crimson were hands-down the best recruitment company I dealt with and provided me with the best service.
“GO Outdoors will be using Crimson to source and deliver phase II of the POS, e-commerce and omni channel programme.
“I will be contacting Chris when I move to my new CTO position to recruit my staff.
“If anyone wants to use a reputable/credible IT recruitment agency, I will highly endorse Crimson”.
Chris added: “We have never worked with the GO Outdoors team before so it was a privilege to meet with them and help them to find the right staff needed for their latest project.
“It was especially good to work with Paul and we look forward to assisting him in the future.”
If you are trying to source candidates for digital jobs in your business contact Crimson’s IT recruitment experts on 01675 466 477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.