EXPERIENCED

With over 25 years, creating relationships in the Canadian Consumer Goods and Services industries, McLennan has become one of the most trusted names in Marketing and Sales recruitment. It is the people, not a process, that makes recruitment firms successful. Our industry knowledge, our enterprise mindset, and our discerning eye for talent are the key assets that put us a step ahead of the rest.

ENTERPRISING

We are keenly aware of the financial and cultural costs associated with an empty desk. We work to balance moving quickly while allowing the market time to reveal the best possible candidate, not just someone who can do the job.

We are small and agile, so your primary contact is the recruiter working directly on your mandate from brief to offer. Removing layers allows us to keep communication uncomplicated and deliver the best quality talent in a timely fashion.

DILIGENT

We are genuinely interested in your business, your structure and the culture that makes your company unique. We are very interested in the individuals who create your culture; what motivates them, how they like to operate and what their vision is for the success of the organization.
Meeting people who are exceptional at what they do and matching them with the career opportunities that allow them to make their mark, is what drives us. We take pride in the shortlists we present to our clients, and strive to ensure every candidate you meet with is a productive use of your valuable time.

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I’ve had the opportunity to work Laura and would highly recommend her to any organization who is looking to match key talent to both current and evolving organizational structures. Laura’s approach to understanding the needs of both the organization she is working with and the candidates they are considering, is one of her greatest strengths. Her ability to match cultural fit, individual competency sets and leadership ability is a critical difference in her success with bring the right people and organizations together. I would highly recommend Laura to any organization that is looking for guidance and consultancy on evolving and maximizing their organizational design, while matching great talent to the right roles.

Adam Shea, VP and General Manager, CPG

“Laura is a consummate professional with the ability to synthesize her experience in the CPG industry and recruiting for win/win results. I have worked with Laura on both sides of the desk and the common theme has been her passion, listening and perseverance to bring like minded candidates and organizations together to win. Her non-cookie cutter approach to recruiting in addition to that “extra mile” Laura undertakes, truly separates her from others in the business. I would recommend Laura without hesitation.”

Paul Jew, VP Sales, CPG

Having known Laura for many years and having had the opportunity to work with her closely, I can recommend her confidently as a recruiter and as a business person.

Laura brings her passion, intelligence and energy to everything she does. She takes what she does seriously and drives forward to find the right solution for everyone.

She cares about what she does, the people she works with and always makes a positive difference.

Todd Kelly, General Manager, CPG
I had the very good fortune to partner with Laura on a number of Marketing and Sales searches within the CPG industry for which my firm was recruiting. I found Laura to be very knowledgeable of the industry, marketplace and industry players. Equally critical was her demonstrated ability to understand the culture of our organization and the dynamics of our people to ensure a strong fit between our business needs and the selected clients she put forth. As a true business partner, Laura was an active advocate for our firm in the marketplace, worked diligently for the candidates she represented, and was motivated by achieving successful long term relationships between client and candidate. In short, Laura is a wonderfully personable, professional and talented search consultant who goes the extra mile for both client and candidate to secure a successful placement. I viewed Laura as an extension of my team and look forward to the opportunity to work with her once again in the future.
Bill Bennett, Manager, Human Resources, CPG

Laura has an incredible ability to source/find candidates, who are both well qualified and a superb match from the perspective of organizational fit. She is professional, thoughtful, and can read a candidate exceptionally well. Her services are worth every penny, and I hope to work with her for many years to come.

Kirstin Grant, Director People and Wellness, CMHA, Ontario
Laura is a true professional in the field of recruiting. She was able to use her solid business experience and talent understand the nuances of our industry and was able find highly skilled candidates that fit extremely well in our organization. She effectively met our organization’s needs while managing the candidate side of the relationship very well. I would highly recommend Laura as a corporate recruiter.
Alison Doherty, Director Human Resources, Mattel
I had the great pleasure to work alongside Laura during her time at KIND and also to benefit from her incredible recruitment talents multiple times as she helped us fill both Marketing and Sales roles. Laura is extremely professional and does an amazing job understanding the needs of an organization, recommending talent that will not only help achieve company goals but also ensures cultural fit. Her enthusiasm for what she does and positive outlook on solving for her client’s needs has made her someone I know I can rely on and look forward to working with each time an opportunity arises. I highly recommend Laura to any company looking to match the right talent to their evolving team.
Stacey Bowman, Sr. Director Marketing, KIND Snacks

About Laura McLennan

Laura brings 15 years of search experience primarily within the Consumer Goods and Services Industry. She has partnered with some of the most highly regarded Brands in North America to help build their Marketing, Sales and Operations teams and as such is particularly well connected within CPG Food/Bev, Alc. Bev., HABA, Sporting Goods and Apparel.
Prior to her career in search, Laura held senior Sales and Marketing positions within Colgate Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Molson Coors and Kind Snacks. Her industry knowledge and breadth of business experience has made her a trusted partner in recruitment for many Fortune 500 clients.

Laura is a volunteer with Girls E-Mentorship (GEM) in Toronto, has worked extensively recruiting in the non-profit sector and is an alumnus of Wilfrid Laurier University.

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