Above and Beyond
Dibba Bay Oysters are farmed in the pristine waters of Dibba, Northern Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates. They are the first farm in the Middle East growing gourmet oysters locally for our home market. The nutrient rich waters off the Gulf of Oman, combined with our team’s dedication to rear a remarkable product, make Dibba Bay Oysters a world class and distinctive product.
Prior to our involvement, the business entered in a growing fase and they been looking to recruit a suitable Farm Manager, who will be able to grow and increase productivity.
A considerable challenge was presented on this recruitment, by 3 limiting factors. Firstly the location, but also the requirements for candidates to ideally have both industry experience and successful business results, as the appointee needs to manage 10 tonnes monthly oyster operation, with plans to triple in the next 2 years.
A meeting with the CEO allowed us to take a full brief on each role and make plan to fill in the role, match the candidates to the organisation – and to each other – and for them establish the operation team as quickly as possible.
A search assignment and prominent advertisement in our network and system attracted around 20 candidates onto our long-list with a shortlist of 6, and 1 appointments were made after a 2-stage interview process.
Successful candidate comes with 20 experience in aquaculture business.
Consultation: a full brief from CEO
Documentation produced: full candidate and role specification.
Methodology: Headhunting search and selection.
Appointee: Very experienced with aquaculture business, who led several aquaculture projects in different countries and all of them have been the result of his job as a business developer for new aquaculture projects.
Location: Fujairah, UAE