Retail and Consumer
Society has been active in the Retail and Consumer sector since our earliest days. We are incredibly passionate about supporting clients and candidates in today’s fast-paced, multi-channel business world.
We have delivered successful projects around the world: from Tokyo to Istanbul, and from London to New York. Our dedicated Retail and Consumer team has a deep understanding of what makes a best-in-class business in this sector. We get particularly excited about companies that innovate, delight, disrupt, and understand how to connect with their consumers digitally; as well as by companies that are seeking to embed responsibility and sustainability into their core operating model. Our clients range in size from iconic global brands to high street boutiques. We have hands-on experience working for everything from ‘big box’ retailers selling DIY products through to luxury clients selling handbags and jewellery. We are also familiar with the particular dynamics within both founder-led, family-run, and private equity-owned businesses.
Being effective search partners in this sector requires high levels of speed, flexibility and agility, as well as an in-depth knowledge of all functions within the modern retail ecosystem. We know the business competencies that drive the growth of consumer brands today and have a good feel for the leadership profiles that deliver success. We are particularly at home handling commercial, operations, branding, creative, sales, supply chain, product, marketing, OmniChannel and eCommerce appointments.
B&Q, Asset and Development Manager
Donna Turner has joined B&Q as Asset and Development Manager for their property portfolio....
B&Q, Category Director for Building Interiors
Society were delighted to work with B&Q on the appointment of Lennert Kuijper, who has joi...
Coach, Director of Planning and Allocation
Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Tooke to the position of Direc...
Fossil UK, Head of Merchandising
Jane Richardson will soon be joining Fossil UK as their Head of Merchandising.
John Bell and Croyden, Operations Director (GM equivalent)
Society handled the appointment of Robin Winfield as Operations Director of John Bell and...
Liberty of London, Head of Brand Development
Society has had the pleasure of assisting Liberty of London in the appointment of Zoe Gear...
Liberty Fabrics, Head of Brand Partnerships
Society is delighted to announce that Jalil Rahman, previously of Vertu, has been appointe...
Liberty Japan, Managing Director
Naruhiko Kamata is a highly regarded and experienced retail operator, who has led the Japa...
Lloyds Pharmacy, Head of Retail
Following an extensive search by Society, Lloyds Pharmacy has today announced the appointm...
Oxfam GB, Head of Retail
Society were pleased to work with Oxfam recently on their appointment of Ian Matthews, who...
QVC, Buying Director
Joanne Lee from House of Fraser will be joining QVC in May following an extensive search b...
University of Warwick, Director of Food and Retail Strategy
Society is delighted to announce three exciting appointments to the University of Warwick....