PHILIPS // UK
“TOBY IS ONE OF THE BEST RESEARCHERS/TALENT SCOUTS I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH. HIS COMPETITOR INTELLIGENCE KNOWLEDGE IS SECOND TO NONE AND HE COMBINES THIS WITH AN ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND BUSINESS NEED AND TRANSLATE THAT INTO INTERESTED AND VETTED CANDIDATES.”
After a decade in sourcing, research and recruitment, Toby is now is Global Head of Talent Intelligence at Philips. This is a newly created role, reflective of the growing demand, importance and value that this function provides in determining Philips’ buy v build strategy, talent attraction strategy and location strategy.
Prior to this Toby was the Lead Researcher, Executive Recruiting – EMEA & MEE at SAP where his responsibilities included all research, market mapping and competitor intelligence, as well as being heavily involved in the pure search / headhunting work they completed on various vacancies and projects across the EMEA and MEE regions. Toby has worked in a number of guises; external search, internal, RPO as well as running his own research and market intelligence firm. The key throughout has using the insight and intelligence gathered through research / search activities to have a true business impact.