Achievers engaged us to recruit two Product Management Directors as part of a transformation that would scale out of their product organization.

The Search Statistics 

  1. Number of days to the first round of resumes: 10
  2. Number of candidates considered: 6
  3. Number of candidates interviewed: 4
  4. Number of business days to complete the search: 63


The Search

Achievers engaged us to recruit two Product Management Directors as part of a transformation that would scale out of their product organization. Each leader would be responsible for a product line and people management with the mandate to grow their respective products.

Their current internal recruitment efforts had not yielded candidates senior enough for the mandate which led to our engagement. This opportunity was the Director Product role for their Voice of the Employee suite of products.


The Client 

Achievers is a leader in web-based human capital performance solutions and has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Best Workplaces in Canada.

Their SaaS-based platform leverages cloud, social, analytics, and mobile technologies and is designed to drive higher levels of employee engagement and align culture with business objectives and company values.


Search Requirements 

Senior-level B2B SaaS product management experience was the number requirement. Experience leading and managing a team of high performance Product Managers who deliver value consistently was also important. All candidates needed business acumen related to product strategy & definition, and the ability to engage credibly with engineering and design counterparts to achieve adoption and growth outcomes.

This product required a champion who could step into a business that had ambitious goals for the product and make the necessary decisions to delight their enterprise customers.


The Hire

The chosen candidate had over 20 years of employment experience, including 16 years working in the CPG industry, responsible for digital transformation and innovation projects for their employer as well as those impacting retail partners. They transitioned into a pure Product Management role in 2016 and was promoted into a leadership role the same year of joining.

Experience leading teams of 8 Product Managers delivering value across native mobile apps and web products. Past experience launching net-new digital experiences that are in the market today and being used by millions of Canadians.

Recognized as an inspirational leader through the establishment of a DEI program. Graduated with an Engineering Degree and MBA.


"Martyn Bassett Associates truly understands product and product management recruiting. We were able to partner with them to help us build a world-class team."

–– Michael Cohen, Chief Product Officer 

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