The Client

Shell is an international energy company with expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

Engagement

To help drive innovation across a global energy business with over 86,000 employees in 70 countries, Shell engaged with X4 Technology to recruit key IT & Business Change professionals in the UK and USA. They required a specialist recruitment partner who could react quickly to varied requirements across several different business units.

Our partnership began with the Oil & Lubricants part of the business to headhunt a Senior Programme Manager to lead a high-profile manufacturing execution system deployment. Having sourced the successful candidate from a key manufacturing competitor in under 2 weeks, we have since been trusted to recruit 20+ positions including:

  • Machine learning project manager to develop a real-time diagnostics platform using industrial Internet of Things and advanced data analytics
  • Project delivery manager to lead the build and deployment phase of one of the largest change initiatives within Global, Commercial and Chemical
  • Key agile coach and scrum master hires to help spin up a new agile hub in Rotterdam, responsible for developing applications to process multimillion transactions

We have a fantastic multi-layered global partnership with X4 and what really distinguishes them is their quality of deliverable consultants across all of their office locations, therefore being able to support us as a global business. They have a great ability to deliver in time critical deadlines and understand that our positions are always more than just mere job specifications.

Internal Communications Advisor

Placements

20+