As one of the main barometers of the economy, retail has had its ups and downs over the past few years. The retail sector in the UK employs nearly 3 million people and contributes to c. 8% of our GDP, it is a constantly evolving, consistently challenging area to work in. As a result of this, companies need effective hiring and business strategies that will provide not only exceptional talent but that will also deliver shareholder value and strong financials in one of the most interesting global economic environments we have experienced for a while.
Our retail practice excels at delivering executive talent for high street retailers, multinational brand and retail services providers. With retail experts in all of our global offices, our substantial UK market knowledge extends into the international arena and we can offer a cohesive approach to your recruitment needs. Consultants have gained in-depth industry expertise that enables them to immediately understand clients’ requirements and provide a consultative approach and a bespoke solution to their recruitment needs. We complement this with a high level of candidate management, working closely with our candidates to ensure they are also moving their career in the right direction. In fact, the majority of our clients have been our candidates at some point!
We excel in not only individual search, but also large scale team re-organisation and functional design; whether it be working with a client to create a new product stream and bringing on board the talent to deliver it, or restructuring a field function to better align it to the customer, our search assignments work because we manage clients and candidates alike - with insight, empathy and first class sector knowledge.
Our Retail research is recognised as highly authoritative and we regularly provide incisive corporate intelligence to clients. This keeps us a step ahead of the market when it comes to identifying new trends and talent spotting. So, whether your business wants to know about franchising in the Middle East, if you want to benchmark your compensation and benefits offering against the market, or if you simply want to compare functional structures against the market norm, we will have the resources to provide you with timely and accurate information that will allow you to make better informed business decisions.
Our functional specialisms include:
- Value Chain
- Marketing & Sales
- Supply Chain