A detailed understanding of the seafood industry
We hired Seafood People to assist in recruiting a new Sales Manager to Alltech’s aqua division in Bergen. Seafood People has a detailed understanding of the seafood industry and was able to provide us with advice on every step throughout the recruitment process. They understood the needs of our organization and what we were looking for in terms of a candidate. I would highly recommend Seafood People to any company within the industry. Our recruitment advisor, Jørgen Aase Bjørsvik, did an excellent job and was a delight to work with!Elin Kvamme, Aqua Division Manager at Alltech Norway
In recent years we have worked for a wide range of companies in the seafood industry.
Here is a selection of our references
An effective process
We needed an outstanding talent to lead our next phase of growth in Norway, so of course we asked Seafood People for help! We were spoilt for choice with the quality of candidates presented and this itself is testament to the capabilities of the Seafood People team. First they took care to fully understand our needs and then they performed an effective process to help us select the right talent for the role. We’re delighted with the outcome and it was a pleasure to work with the Seafood People team.Ian Carr, Global Business Development Director at Veramaris
Recruitment process from A to Z
Benchmark Genetics Norway engaged Seafood People to assist us with the recruitment process for the position as Regional Sales Manager. We are normally conducting recruitments ourselves, but since the position in question is of key importance to our revenue, maintenance of our customer relations and to the reputation of our brand, we decided to use an external consultant. We are very satisfied with the services delivered by Seafood People and their professional way of handling the recruitment process from A to Z. The communication during the process, their tools and the support in selecting the best candidate was very smooth and reassuring. We can definitely recommend Seafood People to other companies in the seafood industry.Birgitte Sørheim, DIVISIONAL MARKETING DIRECTOR at Benchmark Genetics Norway
Vast network in the seafood industry
We engaged Seafood People with the assignment of hiring a person to a newly established position as Marketing and Sales Manager. Initially, we chose to partner up with Seafood People due to their vast network in the seafood industry, but we experienced early in the process that they also added important elements that assisted us in identifying the desired qualifications, professional and personal, among the candidates. The process was orderly and structured from start to finish thanks to their professional and empathetic approach. Overall, we are left with a very good impression of how Seafood works and will give them our warmest recommendation.Nicolaj Refshall Weiergang, CEO at Arctic Seafood Group
Valuable insightNASF – The North Atlantic Seafood Conference hired Seafood People AS to assist in recruiting a new Managing Director for the business. NASF is the world’s largest seafood business conference providing an important platform for meeting and discussion within the global seafood industry. We are very happy with the work that Seafood People has carried out in the recruiting process on our behalf and we value their expertise. Seafood People’s understanding of the seafood business and their broad network in our industry resulted in excellent candidates being considered for the position. Seafood People also gave us valuable insight in the difficult task of making our final selection.Henning Lund, Chairman at The North Atlantic Seafood Conference
Eide Fjordbruk hired Seafood People to recruit several key company positions. Bottom line: we were thrilled with the Seafood’s People recruitment process. Seafood People did a thorough job selecting candidates and had frequent communication with us during every step of the process. In Eide Fjordbruk, our vision to set the standard for aquaculture now and in the future. With a stronger organization in place, we feel confident that Seafood People put us on the right path to achieve our vision.Sondre Eide, CEO at Eide Fjordbruk
Rolf Domstein, CEO at Domstein
Structured and efficientWe were in need of a Regional Manager in a challenging area of Norway. We had previously worked with local head-hunters and recruitment companies to fulfil other positions within the company and have experienced limited success. Based on this, we decided to commission Seafood People with this rather difficult task. We were amazed with how structured and efficient the process was with this firm. The thorough approach from initial candidate testing to interviews yielded a new hire of a qualified Regional Manager that fit our corporate culture. We would highly recommend Seafood People to others in the seafood industry.
We worked together with Seafood People in the process of recruiting to our office in Bergen, Norway. We provided Seafood People with several requirements for the position and they carefully interviewed us to make sure they properly understood the qualities and capabilities we were seeking. The recruitment process was conducted in a well-structured and thorough way. We maintained close communication throughout the project and Seafood People were always available to provide us with their expert advice. We give them our best recommendations.Christian Trovik, Branch Manager Bergen at Furuno Norge
Based on recommendations by colleagues in the industry, Australis engaged Seafood People to conduct a global search for a senior aquaculture operations manager at our Southeast Asia facility. Thomas and his team delivered a strong list of candidates for review, quickly took selected candidates through the interview and testing process and supported us in concluding the negotiations with the successful candidate. Their internal testing, in particular, was a very useful component of the selection process. Overall, the process was highly structured, efficient and thorough. We would highly recommend Seafood People to others in the industry.Jonathan Daen, Chief Financial Officer at Australis Aquaculture
We have worked with Seafood People on both business consulting and recruitment, adding to our Commercial team. We are very pleased with the results and the professionalism of the service and would recommend Seafood People to anyone in the industry.Knut Helge Vestre, CEO / Partner at Coldwater Prawns of Norway
Seafood People´s wholistic approach to recruiting is truly unique. From start to finish, they take a genuine interest in understanding and meeting the personnel needs for your business. In addition to this, their extensive network and experience in the industry result in value add that is unmatched by traditional HR hiring practices or going at it on your own.I have previously worked in major capital projects in Oil and Gas where staff and consulting salaries ranged from $80k-$500k/yr. I don’t think any of the hiring practices by any of the HR pros in that capital intensive industry can match what I received from Seafood People. As such, I would highly recommend their services to companies in any industry, not just seafood.Vicky Green Samuelsen, CEO at Eir Of Norway
InnovaSea hired Seafood People to find a Business Development Manager to add to our growing sales team. We provided Seafood People with several unique requirements for the position. They carefully interviewed us to make sure they properly understood the qualities and capabilities we required. Within several weeks they came back to us with multiple qualified candidates in rank order. Seafood People moved quickly and efficiently during the negotiation process and we soon had the person of our choice on board. We would recommend Seafood People for any recruiting needs you may have in the seafood industry.Langley Gace, Senior Vice President at InnovaSea Systems
INSULA hired Seafood People to find a senior resource that will play an important role in further development of our group.The recruitment process was conducted in a well-structured and thorough way, the recruiter (Thomas Bakke) executed a well developed network and in-depth knowledge of the industry, and all candidates were professionally handled. We therefore warmly recommend their services to others.Kristel Pedersen, HR-leder Konsern at Insula AS
We worked together with Seafood People on two recruitments for our office in Bergen, Norway. Their well organised and structured recruitment process together with close communication throughout the processes ensured the right candidates were identified for the positions within agreed timeframe. We are very pleased with the job they have done in finding two new professionals for our company and we would not hesitate to recommend their services to others.Benedikt Halfdanarson, Operations Manager at Pentair
We partnered with Seafood People on two very specialised assignments that concluded successfully and within the agreed timeframe.
Seafood People work with a wide network of well-qualified professionals around the globe and they have a deep understanding of the unique demands of the aquaculture sector.
Their well structured evaluation process ensured the right candidates were identified for each position. We maintained close communication throughout the projects and Seafood People were always available to provide us with their expert advice.
Having a business partnership with Seafood People is valuable to Andromeda Group and to its talent acquisition needs and we would highly recommend them for their sector expertise and excellent service.Jo Mingina, Head of HR & Organisational Development at Andromeda Group
Seafood People was both resourceful and responsive in helping us identify talent available within the Seafood Industry. We have recently recruited for engineering and commercial roles and we find the firm to be adept at matching the positions to the people. They were able to create important momentum within a very efficient timeline. Our recruitment contact Lene Faye Jordan did an excellent job all-round.Jørgen Horntvedt, CEO at Biomega
Eurofins hired Seafood People to find a regional Manager for our sites in the Mid-West of Norway, and a Key Account/Business Developer in aquaculture.Jon Ragnar Røed, Managing Director at Eurofins Food & Feed Testing Norway AS
We are very happy we chose Seafood People to find our new talents. They have a very big network in the aquaculture industry; they understood our needs and had excellent follow up from start to end. We give them our best recommendations.
Salmon Group used the services of Seafood People to recruit a veterinarian that will play a key role in our organization. The process was conducted in a professional and well organized manner and the tools employed were modern and efficient. The Seafood People staff are friendly, able and determined to find the right person for the job. We highly recommend their services.Anne Kristine Øen, Managing Director at Salmon Group
We have worked with Seafood People on a Country Manager position for Norway in Aquaculture. They met our expectations in terms of providing a quality service, high calibre candidates and within the agreed timelines. They are very professional in their process and presented information in a very structured manner enabling a faster decision making process. We can highly recommend Seafood People as a head-hunter/recruiter for the seafood industry.Pravin Gogia, Vice President Exports at Garware Wall Ropes Ltd, India
Seaborn hired Seafood People in the process of recruiting several key employees. The assignment was delivered in a professional and efficient manner. The outcome was well within our expectations, and we can absolutely give them our best recommendations.Frank Yri, Deputy Managing Director at Seaborn
We hired Seafood People to help us find a Sales and Marketing Director to sell and develop our VAP ( Value Added Products) segment.Agnar Lyng, CEO at Babord Group
Seafood People ran the whole process in a timely and very professional matter. We were very pleased with Seafood People`s sector knowledge, and ability to find relevant candidates. We have no problem recommending their services to other companies in the Seafood Industry, and welcome anyone to contact us for references.
Marel hired Seafood People to help search for a Vice President for Fish in the North America Region. From start to finish Seafood People delivered above our expectations, and we are still using them for other assignments. The ability to understand our core business made them a very useful sparring partner, far beyond the recruitment process itself. We would be happy to recommend their services to anyone looking for exceptional Seafood industry expertise, and unique headhunting skills.Sigurdur Olason, Managing Director Fish at Marel
The Norwegian Seafood Council asked recruitment specialist Seafood People to assist in finding a key employee to oversee our white fish sector. We were impressed with the straight forward process and positive results. Seafood People quickly understood our needs and delivered according to the specifics of the task in a very efficient and professional way. We are confident in recommending Seafood People’s servicesRigmor Abel, HR Director at The Norwegian Seafood Council
Our experience using Seafood People has been very positive. We had a requirement for hiring a Purchasing Manager and the Seafood People team provided us with dedicated and efficient service and helped us find the right professional from a large talent pool. We especially appreciated the unique presentation of candidate information and the extensive process of recruitment.Hartwig Retzlaff, Managing Director at Deutsche See GmbH
Seafood People’s approach to understanding our requirements for the role of the Feeding Advisor – Salmon Farming operations at Multiexport Foods was very thorough. All shortlisted candidates had essential skills and experience and the recruitment process allowed us to fill the placement with exactly the candidate that was needed for the role. The service we received was professional and proactive.Andrés Lyon Labbé, CEO at Multiexport Foods
We have successfully worked with Seafood People on two corporate roles and one in Shetland in 2017. All three positions were filled according to our expectations and deadlines. Seafood People has a professional approach to their recruitment process, which was vital for us to provide our candidates a good experience and retain our reputation in the industry. We can highly recommend Seafood People as a headhunter/recruiter for the seafood industry.Kathleen Offman Mathisen, Director HR and Internal Communication at Grieg Seafood ASA