No other marketplace is as dynamic, diverse and human-centric as retail and consumer goods. Consider the exciting retail innovations over the past decade, from digitalisation to omnichannel, influencers to self check-outs and how they connect with cultural, political and economic shifts.
Ecommerce, a phenomenon that started well before the pandemic but accelerated during lockdown, has forever changed the way we shop, particularly with everyday and mid-priced consumer goods. At the other end of the spectrum, the luxury goods market is excelling at producing sophisticated bricks and mortar retail experiences, requiring a huge investment in creativity, marketing, design, and AI.
While these tech and media-driven phenomena show no sign of slowing down, the B2C space has suddenly been disrupted by something much more traditional - supply chains. Not only do interruptions to supply chains increase the time goods are available to the consumer, but they also increase their end price, a situation we are witnessing in rising inflations rates across the world. Whereas once supply chain management and optimisation was back-office domain, this skill set has now moved to the boardroom. For the foreseeable future, experts in the supply chain and logistics fields will be in greater demand and be in a much more specialized and decision-making position within the company hierarchy.
Diversity, adaptability and agility are the underlying characteristics of effective senior-level placements in the retail and consumer goods industries. Our success stories cover the full range of executive positions but are particularly strong in-country and regional general managers, HR managers, and heads of sales, marketing and e-commerce.
Gender, cultural and racial diversity is something the Page Executive Retail and Consumer Goods team prides itself on. Female leadership in particular is finding success in the industry. The Page Executive global retail team aims to ‘bridge the gap’ by filling leadership positions with the best female talent. By working closely with regional partners and sophisticated HR databases, we are able to produce diverse candidate shortlists that answer the unique and multilayered needs of your company’s geographies and markets.
Located across the world, the Page Executive Retail Practice Team is formed by some of the company's most seasoned talent recruitment professionals. Each one is committed to offering their clients a search and selection package tailormade to diverse contexts, geographies and cultures in the consumer goods megasphere.
By acting globally, thinking locally, and drawing on a rich network of potential candidates, they are able to provide long-lasting, sustainable solutions in this fascinating and constantly moving marketplace.