OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Sam Weller
Director of Managed Services

Sam Weller

Director of Managed Services

Sam is Director of managed services for the Fircroft Group and has approaching 20 year’s expertise in applying Recruitment Process Outsourcing and managed service solutions on a global basis, with experience that spans the UK, APAC and EMEA.

As the strategic driving force behind FGMS, Sam advises board level clients on strategic HR issues, providing innovative and workable solutions for streamlining recruitment and employment-related services.

Within the Fircroft Group, he works with his colleagues advising clients exploring RPO and managed service solutions, and is pivotal to ensuring that we continue to lead the global benchmark in our core industry sectors. His emphasis is always on improving the quality of clients’ talent acquisition, delivering significant process efficiencies and achieving significant cost savings without compromising on quality.

Simon Woodhouse
Managing Director

Simon Woodhouse

Managing Director

As the Managing Director of Fircroft’s Vendor Neutral Managed Service Provider, Italic Managed Solutions, Simon is responsible for the Strategic, Contractual and service relations with our Clients, Global supply Base and the Italic Delivery teams around the globe. He launched the MSP program for Fircroft in 2005.Simon’s background is both Purchasing and Recruitment.

Over the past 27 years, Simon has worked for Ford, Fiat, Mars and British Railways, all in Strategic Procurement roles. He has over 17 years experience in implementing, delivering and running successful Vendor Neutral MSP programs.
In 1995, he was drafted onto Ford Motor Company’s globalisation team to help drive the Ford 2000 initiative into Europe, majoring on IT and Human Capital Management.

He has successfully delivered the Oil and Gas sector’s first global Vendor Neutral Program into Suncor Energy, which has been renewed 3 times over the past 8 years. This operation has demonstrated process efficiencies, significant cost savings, and very high levels of customer and supplier satisfaction.

Anthony Breen
Solutions Director

Anthony Breen

Solutions Director

In his role as Solutions Director, Anthony’s primary goal is to work closely with our customers to identify and overcome their recruitment challenges, with tailored services that transform those challenges into solutions with quantifiable benefits and a defined return on investment (ROI).

Anthony’s 20 year recruitment career incorporates 10 years in managed services which means he can call upon a in-depth and broad range of experience built across multiple sectors including power and energy, automotive and the public sector.

Simon Marshall
Operations / Implementations Manager

Simon Marshall

Operations / Implementations Manager

Simon has worked in Managed Service arena since 1997, starting with Ford’s Premier Auto Group managing the on-site operations between their various UK locations of Ford, Jaguar and Land Rover. Simon is our subject matter expert with responsibility for implementation and supply chain management and was bought onto the Italic team in April 2005 to launch the Vendor Neutral platform for Petro-Canada. Initially this was for their UK operations in London & Aberdeen, later expanding into Trinidad & Tobago, Libya and Syria. During this period he managed and ran a continual improvement program for the service, which lead to the extension of the service to the other areas of the business. This included rolling in the direct consultancies.

In 2011, Simon was part of the team that successfully tendered for the Vendor Neutral service with the EON’s Exploration and Production division. Simon was the Implementation Manager for the launch of the service with a “Go Live” date of December 2011, which was delivered on time. Since then, the EON account has continued to grow and Italic are currently in the process of extending the service to include Norway.

Les Toop
On-Site Representative

Les Toop

On-Site Representative

Les has over 14 years of recruitment, HR and Managed Service experience. Les is currently responsible for the day to day operations onsite for EON E&P UK Ltd. This covers both their contract and permanent recruitment, the later covering Norway in addition to the 3 key UK locations. In addition to this Les oversees the contractor recruitment side of Suncor’s Libyan operations.

His duties are focussed on forging strong relationships with the various client users, vendors and the active contractor community.

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