Retail and Consumer Goods
We have been active in the Retail and Consumer Goods sector since the earliest days of our firm.
Although our work originally focused just on the UK, it is now highly international and diverse, much like the sector itself. We have handled appointments from Tokyo to Istanbul. Some of our clients are publicly-listed FTSE 100 business. Others are privately owned, which includes both family-run and private equity-backed companies. These clients range in size from huge iconic global brands to small high street boutiques. We pride ourselves on being as comfortable with ‘big box’ clients selling screws and MDF as we are with luxury clients selling handbags and diamonds.
Being effective search partners in this sector requires high levels of speed, flexibility and directness, as well as a really in-depth knowledge of all functions within the modern retail ecosystem. Due to commercial sensitivities, we frequently find ourselves handling confidential assignments which require all potential candidates to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before we can even discuss the role with them. This is something we happily take in our stride. We are particularly at home within the commercial, operations, branding, creative, sales, supply chain, OmniChannel and eCommerce areas.
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....