Global Manufacturer Builds IT and Creative Teams for Enterprise Project Management Office

Our partnership

When a global manufacturing company had a number of IT and creative positions to fill, Horizontal Talent stepped in to meet their needs. In 2013, we were selected to participate in this manufacturer’s Contingent Labor Program as Preferred Staffing Supplier.

In 2017, this manufacturer made Horizontal Talent their Exclusive Staffing Partner for the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO). Since then, we’ve been sending them project coordinators, project managers, program managers, Agile coaches and change managers. Currently, we have over 140 active consultants working for this manufacturer in eight states. More than 60 of these consultants are working within the EPMO.

Their need

In 2013, this manufacturer wanted to employ user experience (UX) specialists in-house. With key projects in the pipeline and zero UX resources on-site, they needed help—fast. Other staffing suppliers struggling to understand the complexities of this manufacturer’s business, job requirements and unique culture.


In the face of major acquisitions and significant organic growth within the EPMO, this manufacturer needed a single-staffing vendor model that enabled them to scale up and down based on their peak demand phases and growing business.

Our solution

After connecting with the hiring manager, Horizontal Talent quickly delivered the UX support this manufacturer desperately needed. Our first placement turned into another. And another. Soon we were filling IT and creative roles across the organization. To manage this undertaking, we built a team of veteran recruiters and account directors to support the EPMO.


In addition, we procured a bench of over 200 qualified project and program managers, Scrum masters, Agile coaches, business and systems analysts, change managers, project coordinators and portfolio managers to help out with projects at a moment’s notice.

Their benefit

Since 2013, we’ve placed over 400 consultants within various business units throughout this manufacturer’s U.S. locations. We precisely understand the type of talent they expect and know exactly how to deliver it.


Within our first five quarters of operation, we filled 80 positions at the EPMO alone, helping the manufacturer save over $500K. To date, our efficient process and flexible rates have helped this manufacturer save over $2 million.


In addition to financial benefits, the completion rate for contractor assignments has shot up while the time to hire and onboard talent has dropped. Thanks to our UX expertise, this manufacturer’s overall customer experience has significantly improved. Our partnership is thriving and continues to grow. We’re excited for what’s next.

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