Four new directors, with salaries totalling almost £500,000, have been appointed at Aberdeen City Council.
The local authority began searching for the staff in the autumn as part of plans to save £125million over the next five years.
Each of the positions – heads of customer services, commissioning, operations and resource management – were advertised with wage packets of £115,002 per year.
Last night, the local authority announced it had filled the vacancies via the London Stock Exchange, which it joined last year in order to raise £370million through a bond issue.
Andy MacDonald has been named the new customer services director, and moves to the Granite City from a similar role at Glasgow City Council.
Derby City Council director Frank McGhee has been given the commissioning portfolio.
He has held public sector jobs for more than 30 years, including two separate national adviser position with the UK Government.
NHS West Hampshire associate director Rob Polkinghorne have been given the commissioning and operations portfolios.
In this role he will combine a number of council services including children’s and family services, which cover education and social work.
He will also gain responsibility for the local authority’s parks, waste services and trading standards.
Meanwhile the council’s current head of finances, Steve Whyte, will now oversee its resources, including the delivery of major infrastructure projects.
Earlier this year he was named the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s public finance professional of the year.
Interviews for the posts took place in recent weeks.
Last month the hiring process was criticised by SNP group leader Stephen Flynn, who resigned from the interview panels over concerns that councillors had been left out of making certain decisions.
However he said last night he wished them “all the best” in their new roles.
Council chief executive Angela Scott said: “We are delighted to have reached the final stages of the recruitment process for our new senior management team and are looking forward to welcoming the directors to Aberdeen City Council in the new year.”