Consumer, FMCG & Retail

Shifting consumer behaviour has led to a wave of new challenges for businesses in these sectors. From the need for more customer centric digital transformation and the threat of DTC to the shifting role of bricks & mortar stores and the demand for purpose and diverse teams more representative of a brands' consumers.

The injection of new thinking and diverse talent to drive innovation has never been more important than it is today.

Our team have an exceptional track record of identifying and attracting talented individuals from C-suite to functional leadership positions across Commercial, Marketing, E-commerce, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Operations and Procurement that make an impact, drive positive change and go on to bigger and broader roles within the organisation.

As immersed market specialists we apply an “always-on” approach in building our networks and relationships. So alongside the interviews we conduct for live search assignments, we meet and stay connected with the key members and decision-makers across the consumer goods, FMCG and retail community, whether multinational board members, private equity fund managers or owners of SMEs looking to scale and/or sell.

As a consequence, we have a real-time understanding of the dynamics affecting the market place and the people within it. We also have an outstanding platform at the outset of each assignment that allows us to provide invaluable advice and counsel in shaping the brief, as well a greater speed and established trust when approaching the market.

What do our clients say?

Appointing a new Marketing Director was a crucial building block in completing our Senior Leadership Team.  This meant being absolutely clear on the brief and in selecting the right search partner. bpesearch spent the time in scrutinizing as well as challenging the brief to ensure there was clear alignment on not only the skills and experience required, but the mind-set and attitude of someone who would have the ability to help take us and our marketing forward in a significant way.  The process was excellent and robust, but equally flexible and adapted to our needs. Most importantly, they invested time to learn who we are and what makes us different, and then brought this to life in an authentic manner enabling candidates to see the beating heart of our business.  We were highly impressed with the calibre of the shortlist and are thrilled with the quality of the appointment. We are very happy to have partnered with bpesearch and we would most certainly recommend them as an Executive Search partner.

The Collective, GM UK & Europe

I have been working with bpesearch on various senior assignments over the last 5 years. They’ve become a trusted partner who offer great market insight and their candidate management is exceptional. They are absolute experts in their field, challenge my thinking and deliver great results.

co-op, Executive Resourcing Partner

bpesearch have supported a number of key strategic appointments to help us improve the capability of our leadership team.  They took time to really understand our business, culture & needs and constantly offered good counsel and guidance during the process. Every candidate they have recommended has been extremely well briefed and well prepared for interviews and the team have kept in touch throughout notice and onboarding periods.

Evergreen, Managing Director UK & Ireland

I was pleased to have worked with bpesearch on a very senior appointment within my executive committee.  They were hugely collaborative, communicative and very able to match my requirements to their network in order to deliver a really compelling shortlist within the agreed tight time schedule and ultimately a great recruitment result for us.

Suntory, COO UK

bpesearch are tenacious in achieving the right outcome and deliver to a very high quality standard. They are great to work with and they have their finger on the pulse when it comes to understanding client needs and finding the right for person from a candidate perspective – they know the market incredibly well. I would highly recommend bpesearch and would be delighted to work with them again.

Costa Coffee, Global Digital Director

bpesearch delivered an impressive shortlist and we’ve hired an outstanding individual from a process that was thorough, professional and joined up with the key stake holders in our business.  Andy provided valuable counsel, guidance and expertise at each step of the way by listening to our needs and challenging where appropriate. He clearly demonstrated the value in our choosing a search partner that brings insight, knowledge and understanding of the market place in which he operates.  We’re thrilled with the appointment we’ve made and more so having been able to secure an individual that helps to further provide gender balance to our senior leadership team

Britvic, Chief Marketing Officer

Meet the Consumer, FMCG & Retail team

Andy Young

Partner

Rob Hill

Partner

Rachel O’Sullivan

Director

Michael Thomas

Director

Céline Siragna

Research Lead

Alison Livesey

Director

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