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State Manager - Manufacturing & Technical

Born and raised in Sydney, Eugene now calls Melbourne home after travelling around the globe as a backpacker, as well as having worked internationally for over a decade.

Eugene comes with over 2.5 years in boutique Human Resource & Recruitment Consulting on top of 15 years of operational people and performance management. His expertise in the fields of technical FMCG and operational management spans from Australia, Canada and Hong Kong; in particular, Eugene has worked extensively with clients across alcoholic beverages, milk powder formula, food manufacturing and distribution verticals. His experience in these sectors allows him to provide clients and candidates with deep industry knowledge and career advice. His work also spans regional and international recruitment from junior to C-Suite level recruitment for his clients, and he’s skilled in multiple systems and psychometric testing tools.

Eugene’s “out of office” passions include an immense palate for food and beverage, being an amateur rugby and soccer athlete, avid water sports buff and enjoys travelling off the beaten track. Eugene is a citizen of the world, having lived and worked in three continents and travelled the globe. Eugene is fluent in Spanish while having a proficient understanding of Asian cultures and business etiquette.

 What is important to you?

Family, travel and good food. And having a good laugh in the process.

What is something quirky about you?

I have never finished reading a book from start to finish, can only organise myself with a daily to-do-list and have watched Coming To America, The Departed and Gladiator approximately 2000 times and counting.

What is it about the recruitment industry that motivates you?

The diverse challenges it presents. Being in the Human Resources field – I am faced with complex issues that require time-sensitive solutions; this is motivating for me. Having come out of operations, I put myself in client shoes and see myself as an extension of their team.

My teammates would describe me as…

Passionate. Sometimes too passionate! I take great pride in all I do and try to get others onboard in sharing that passion.