Consumer Goods & Retail

The consumer goods and retail sectors face unprecedented challenges and opportunities. In emerging markets, rising disposable incomes continue to drive up demand. Meanwhile, other markets struggle with increased price sensitivity against a backdrop of austerity, unemployment and competition - especially via mobile, online and discount channels.

For global organizations, it is particularly difficult to harmonize global strategy with regional economic variations. These dynamics demand unique people who can flex and adapt. We help companies build a solid talent strategy, identifying Leaders For What’s Next to spearhead performance and growth.

Across the world, Amrop’s dedicated teams of professional consultants take a structured approach to executive search based on clear-sighted knowledge of the market, its key players and industry trends and a powerful network of high-level relationships. The practice is configured to meet varying demands – from the Fortune 500 company to the family enterprise.

Amrop partners and researchers combine local market expertise with the backing of global resources. We work closely with clients in the cost-effective, robust and sustainable deployment of local, regional and global talent.

Our track record speaks for itself: since 2010, more than 50 specialist Amrop consultants have conducted over 2,200 assignments in consumer goods and retail. Client organizations range in size from $100 million to $25 billion and assignments cover leadership roles in all key functions and in general management

Context

Today, the traditional retail business model co-exists alongside other growing channels, creating the omni-channel retailer. Data mining and business analytics have become core functions. Consumer goods companies struggle for relevance, intensifying the emphasis on innovation. To meet retail expectations, they must also be efficient and cost effective, as margins continue to be squeezed and shared.

This dynamic context demands senior business leaders able to navigate with minimum effort and focus energy on manageable solutions. People with the agility to adapt to accelerating change and opportunities whilst maintaining a forward-looking strategic focus.

However, these new skills are scarce and sought-after. The competition is intensifying to attract those leaders who are truly able to pave the way in helping companies redefine themselves – and to do so sustainably.

Expertise

Amrop’s global Consumer Goods and Retail Practice Group has deep insights into the challenges facing specific market segments - enabling us to identify the talent that will fit each client’s unique culture, structure, business and strategic goals.

We understand the drivers of a new multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce. We can assist you in designing a compelling employee value proposition to attract and retain the highly-skilled executives with the leadership qualities and resilience you seek.