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How we recruited a Director of Operations

About the client

Our client is an importer and exporter of premium livestock and chilled / frozen meat. They pass their livestock through a strict, veterinarian-run program to ensure health and safety.

  • Location - Saudi Arabia
  • Industry - livestock import / export
  • Size - 120 employees

We applied our three-phase service delivery model for this recruitment drive.

Video job advertisement

Social media algorithms prioritise video content over still images, so we produce video advertisements for all vacancies to enhance our candidate sourcing efforts.

By leveraging this unique and highly effective approach, we aim to connect with the right candidates at the right time.

We share our videos on LinkedIn, and Facebook, posting them 10-20 times based on relevance. Typically, our videos receive over 1,000 views within the first 24 hours.

Job advertisement

We continually refresh, rewrite, and reformat our job advertisements to ensure we receive high-quality applications. Our strategy is proactive, with approximately 20 advertisements posted for each permanent job. These advertisements are shared across:

  • Job boards - Seek, Adzuna, Glassdoor, Indeed and Jora
  • Social media - LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
  • 11 Recruitment's website

On average, our advertisements receive over 100 applications and significantly outperform the market benchmark for Seek, shown in this graph.

Director of Operations

  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Manage the entire day-to-day sheep farm operations / logistics
  • Excellent remuneration package - tax FREE


Our client is seeking an experienced Director of Operations to be responsible for farm management and logistics for sheep from Western Australia to Saudi Arabia. You will relocate to Jeddah to run the farm on-site with complete responsibility for large-scale sheep management.

The farm is 20km2 with plans of expansion into 2020. There will be an estimated 100k - 110k sheep located at the farm. 

You will be provided with flights for you and your family to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to begin directing all farm operations. With a generous tax FREE salary package, you can enjoy the beautiful region of Jeddah whilst experiencing a new and exciting destination to call home.


The duties for this role will include:

  • Undertaking all farm management to ensure efficiency and welfare of livestock exportation
  • Overseeing the transportation logistics between stations
  • Managing a team of approximately 40 farmhands and veterinarians
  • Maintaining compliance with WH&S policies, and safe work practices
  • Undertaking regular risk assessments and implementing relevant mitigation actions
  • Managing the animal husbandry and welfare for the farm


The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience running all day-to-day operations of a sheep farm
  • Experience in large-scale farm management
  • The ability to manage, organise, and operate a livestock property
  • The ability to conduct internal stock movement, monitoring, induction, exiting, sorting, classing, marking and healthcare / welfare supervision
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safe-keeping sheep
  • The ability to identify associated risks with the livestock exportation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to work with key decision-makers

Experience with farm logistics, including livestock exportation, would also be an advantage.

Assessment Matrix design

Our custom-designed, in-house software generates an Assessment Matrix, serving as the blueprint for our recruitment process. This process includes screening, interviews, document verification, skills testing, personality profiling, and reference checks.

The Assessment Matrix marks the stage at which each criterion is addressed, with the most critical criteria being checked multiple times throughout the recruitment process.

Selection criteria







Animal health / nutrition - advantage


Large-scale farm management

Livestock management

Classing and marking sheep

Livestock security supervision and management

Sheep health and welfare

Animal disease identification

Farm logistics execution - advantage

Livestock mortality rate reduction

Farm management - 20km2

Staff management - 50

Livestock management - 100k


Relocate to Saudi Arabia

Proficient in / will learn Arabic

Current passport

Technological aptitude to record data in electronic systems

MS Office - advanced

Verify LinkedIn vs CV

Accept expected salary ($250k)

Previous warning of termination?

Will you pass a drug test?


Dominance - 69%

Influence - 45%

Steadiness - 27%

Compliance - 47%

Forms signed

Health / police check

Signed document - tell the truth

Docs verified

Driver’s licence

Citizen AU / NZ or PR

DISC profiling

Just like people, jobs have their own behavioral profiles based on duties, environment, and communication. For every job vacancy, we create a profile that allows us to match an applicant's behavior to the specific role.

We utilise the DISC assessment, which examines the following attributes:

  • Dominance - accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence
  • Influence - persuading others, openness, dependability
  • Steadiness - cooperation, sincerity, dependability
  • Compliance - quality, accuracy, expertise

DISC profile - Director of Operations

Director of Operations

Shortlisted candidates

Candidate A

Candidate B

Candidate C

Behavioural adaptation by candidates to match the job profile:

Candidate A

Candidate B

Candidate C


We shortlist candidates by sourcing widely and measuring every stage of our recruitment process to meet our key objective.

Our service includes an extended 18-month replacement guarantee, aligning our interests with yours—to recruit high achievers who will excel and stay.

Christian Madsen | Managing Director

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