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Reckitt Benckiser Recruitment Case Study
Uniting Ambition partners with Reckitt Benckiser to support a transformation programme of their IS function

The Client

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) are a global FMCG business renowned for producing a number of health, hygiene and home products including Dettol, Durex, Air Wick, Nurofen, Vanish, Harpic, Strepsils and Clearasil amongst others.

These products are sold in over 200 locations worldwide. RB are dedicated to investing heavily in research and development to find new ways for people to look after themselves, their families and homes. With a Central Headquarters in Slough, RB truly are a global business with over 37,000 staff across 60 locations and a turnover of over £10 billion.


The Brief

Over a period of time RB strategically acquired a number of businesses globally, resulting in an extremely fragmented IS function. The CIO was tasked with driving innovation and transforming IS into one shared service to support the Global business.

Uniting Ambition were retained by RB’s IS Director to initially support the creation of an Enterprise Architecture function, allowing the rationalisation of its outsource partners to one key supplier.

Due to the size and scale of RB, Uniting Ambition were presented with a number of challenges around culture, integration of existing business units and availability of top quartile talent with global expertise.


The Solution

Uniting Ambition initially worked closely with the IS Director and HR Business Partner to help build a highly influential Enterprise Architecture function. Following the success of this partnership, we delivered a number of key interim and permanent roles within RB. This has included the placements of:

  • IS Supply Chain Directors
  • IS R&D Directors
  • IS Technical Services Directors
  • Programme Managers
  • Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Service Delivery Managers
  • Global Licensing Managers
  • PMO Managers

A number of RB’s strategic programmes are still in flight and we continue to support their talent strategy. Our partnership supports RB in key areas - including transformation, process improvement, merger & acquisition activity, regulatory projects and technical integrations.