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Retail & FMCG

“Running marathons at sprint speed day after day – welcome to the world according to the retail & FMCG industry. Nowhere else is the timing so precise, the competition so merciless and the audience so strict. One click – and the race is over. It’s not a good idea to compete at the top without exceptional athletes.”

In view of changing consumer behaviour and the increasing influence of digital technologies, managers are needed who have the courage to think disruptively and to actively shape the market with new strategies instead of simply being driven by competition. Whether you’re a David or a Goliath, you need new skill sets and modified leadership styles to meet the challenges of digitisation in both saturated and new markets.

“Does digitisation in retail end with the online shop?”

Talents for seamless shopping, data analytics or anticipatory shipping are just as necessary for this as excellent buyers, gifted marketers and expansion managers who identify gaps in the dense network of shops. This is precisely the area of expertise of the LAB Retail & FMCG practice: finding managers and specialists who are impressive today and fit for tomorrow.

“Traditional retail is dead – long live traditional retail!”

LAB Impact

Trading & FMCG in Flux

“Private label vs. manufacturer’s brand – who will come out on top?”

LAB Experience

Top management personnel consulting for the retail & FMCG industry

The LAB Retail & FMCG practice supports national and international retail and branded goods groups to select and hire experienced specialists and executives as well as board members and supervisory boards. With our well-founded market expertise in personnel consulting for retail & FMCG, we can also advise you on trend developments and their impact on your organisation and executives.

“Cultural fit is the result of good leadership and knowledge of human nature, not hammocks and table football.”

Personnel consulting for retail & FMCG with a worldwide executive search network

Through the global executive search network Penrhyn International, we can also provide you with first-class access to top candidates in more than 40 business centres across five continents. Our mandates cover executive search and coaching as well as management audit services for every role and every kind of subject matter:

  • Executive board, supervisory board and advisory board
  • Procurement
  • Marketing
  • Digitisation
  • Sales
  • E-commerce
  • Logistics & supply chain management
  • Finance

Here you can learn more about our services in Executive Search, Executive Coaching and Management Audit.

LAB Team

Our consultants for Retail & FMCG