Green Park’s Retail & Consumer team operates at the forefront of the consumer revolution. From leveraging data and improving the customer experience, to engaging new markets through greater relevance and representation, we align our clients’ corporate and leadership strategy to build the right shape and skills mix required to compete in their markets.
We support major consumer businesses and retail brand owners, as well as newer entrants disrupting the sector, building high performing teams and supporting their journeys towards greater inclusivity. For many retailers, a trend of senior executives moving away from the sector, plus budget restrictions in difficult trading conditions, has heightened the challenge of finding and keeping the right talent. Our clients benefit from our cutting-edge sector insights and extensive diverse candidate networks, giving them access to customer-centric leaders who are keen to embrace new business models and digital marketplaces.
Our services span executive & interim recruitment, leadership consulting & development, organisational design and diversity & inclusion consulting. Our Retail & Consumer clients include fashion, lifestyle & luxury, grocery, general merchandise, specialty retail, department stores, and pure-play brands, both in the UK and internationally.
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Retail clients aiming to re-engage with their workforces through their leadership team look to our track record for placing diverse candidates capable of driving new thinking. Our data insights across different industry sectors broaden clients’ outlook on recruitment possibilities, by identifying leaders across-sector that can bring the skills they require and a fresh perspective.
We get to know our clients by understanding their business models and cultures, so we can fine-tune candidate selections for customer-facing, digital, trading, HR, finance and technology roles, in addition to executive and non-executive leaders. We are comfortable challenging clients on their perceptions about the skills that particular job roles will require and the inclusivity of their recruitment processes. This encourages clients to think differently, so they attract a wider range of appointable talent.
We bring decades of experience supporting retail and consumer-focused clients, not only in executive searches but also by providing external insights, such as salary benchmarking and on organisational developments that other retailers are undertaking.
We know the challenges of seasonality and the pressure cyclical trading puts on retailers to attract talented candidates at the right time to drive growth plans with maximum effect. Clients can call on our well-established track record in diversity and inclusion to broaden their executive outlook and make their organisations more attractive to employers.
Our Diversity, Inclusion, Culture & Ethics Consultancy has a strong track record in retail, undertaking global D&I audits and assessments and helping build bespoke strategies to tackle specific recruitment and organisational culture issues.
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Green Park advises and leads a number of core Retail & Consumer bodies across the globe, giving us access to many of the world’s leading retailers. These relationships give us an unparalleled and unique view of global retail leadership.
We have interviewed over 200 retail boards around the globe on the key themes impacting global consumer leadership. We share our knowledge for the benefit of the industry, for example, our recruitment data has been used by Retail Week and we have co-hosted events with their Be Inspired leadership programme to drive diversity within the sector.
“Paul has worked extensively and very successfully with me previously at Kingfisher, and is now doing so at Ocado. His knowledge of the executive leadership markets and his consultative approach have made him a valued, strategic hiring partner for many years. I believe that Paul's approach would be successful in any given industry and I personally look forward to working with him for years to come.”
Group Head of Talent Acquisition | Ocado Group
"Working with Green Park was my first experience of the Interim management market. What I appreciate about the team is the effort they put in to develop deep and long term relationships with their interim candidates."
Group HR Audit | Natixis Bank
“Paul is great at joining the dots by identifying the business needs and the professional skills/ experience appropriate to add value to organisations. He thinks outside the box to recommend advisory/NED appointments which bring diversity of thought and perspectives to enhance Boards. Thanks to Paul, I was placed on the Digital Board at Dreams.”
CFO | Digital Catapult
“With Paul, what you see is what you get, I found him honest, straightforward and to the point. Saying that, I also found him a great support and his coaching skills are exemplary. Paul seems to instinctively know business culture and fit and makes sure client and applicant have both the right Technical and cultural fit.”
Group Quality & Sustainability Director | Kingfisher plc
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