Recruitment Team & Retail & Consumer Products

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Recruitment & Headhunting in Retail and Consumer Goods Markets

Retail trade and consumer products have a relatively large workforce. It is characteristic of the sector that the so-called performing workforce is very fast-moving, often changing, and tied to shifting schedules. In such cases, temporary employment agencies often assist companies in managing and coordinating the necessary workforce.

Managerial and expert-level personnel are traditionally well-trained, and well-known brands often receive numerous open applications from graduates of higher education institutions. The dynamics of labor mobility in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and durable goods companies are linked to economic cycles, as the trade in durable goods can be very cyclical.

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Retail and Consumer Goods Labor Market

Retail and consumer product sectors have traditionally been some of the most labor-intensive industries in Finland. These sectors are also highly heterogeneous in terms of job roles, employers, and workforce. In recent years, the rapid shift from physical retail locations to e-commerce has been one of the most significant changes in the general business environment in a long time.

Retail Transformation Retail, in essence, refers to any consumer trade where a consumer purchases a physical product. It is estimated that retail employs 110-120,000 people in Finland.

Key trends in the industry include:

  • Automation of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retail locations
  • Focus on larger units and partial transition to online orders and transportation services
  • In the case of durable goods, the shift to online platforms has been even more pronounced
  • Service design and logistics have become highly significant factors

Market for Producers of Consumer Products On the FMCG side, selling products through retail remains the mainstream approach. However, a growing trend is that, thanks to more efficient logistics markets, companies are selling their products directly to consumers or through fewer intermediaries.

For durable goods, the number of online orders is growing significantly, and foreign markets are often almost as accessible for online orders as domestic markets.

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Recruitment Team Solutions

The Recruitment Team offers a variety of solutions in the retail and consumer goods sectors. In most cases, we are involved in managerial or expert-level recruitment, for which our typical assignments involve advertisement searches or hybrid searches combining advertisement searches with headhunting. We provide a 12-month recruitment guarantee for our placements.

It is also quite typical in the industry that potential candidates undergo an aptitude assessment, for which we use the MPA tool. This tool allows us to assess the fit of the new person in the team and support onboarding. Find out more about our range of services and pricing here.

Roles We've Recruited Over the Past Year

  • Store Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • IS Specialist
  • Internationalization Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Product Manager
  • Online Retailer

Our Most Popular Services in Retail and Consumer Goods

  • Headhunt
  • Advertisement Search
  • Suitability Assessment

Our References

We have conducted recruitments for the following companies, among others: Ruohonjuuri, Imperial Brands

NBO & Recruitment Team

"The partner helped us save time and focus it on our core business."

NBO, a partner in modern solution sales, needed an agile expert for recruitment. With the help of the Recruitment Team, NBO found several new B2B sales experts in six months.

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