Rheem Australia

Rheem_logo_1Rheem Australia is an iconic Australian brand and leading supplier of hot water systems with a range of solar, gas, electric storage, and continuous flow or heat pump heaters. Watermark Search International was initially engaged to search for the Executive General Manager for Rheem and has subsequently built a strong relationship with the business as the search partner of choice. As Rheem’s business transitioned to a growth strategy, we successfully supported the further appointments of a number of their senior leadership team.

A sample of roles recruited include:
• Chief Executive Officer
• General Manager Research and Development
• General Manager Finance
• National Service Manager
• Research and Development Managers
• Business Unit Manager

Watermark Search International established a close relationship with the senior leadership team to clearly understand the strategic and commercial goals of the business. Recognising Rheem’s unique organisation and cultural style, we overlaid the search briefs with our leadership competency framework to identify the cultural success factors of potential candidates and employed this in our candidate assessment process to ensure the shortlisted candidates all held close alignment with Rheem’s organisational culture. This has ensured that Rheem has not only enjoyed continued commercial success from Watermark candidates, but a 100% ‘stick rate’, in that none of our executive search appointments have exited the business through a cultural misalignment or ‘mis-hire’ during the course of our relationship.