Consumer Products, FMCG & Retail

The Consumer Product, FMCG and Retail landscape are rapidly changing. The advancements in e-commerce and technology, as well as evolving consumer demands, mean businesses must constantly adapt their strategies and have strong leadership in place to remain competitive.

How we can help

Collingwood helps companies achieve better performance, gain clearer direction and as a direct result maintain a competitive edge. We achieve this by providing end-to-end strategic services that make individuals, teams and organisations stronger:

We support SME's through to established businesses and believe that every interaction should add value. By listening to our clients and understanding their pain we can provide successful solutions, to help them achieve their desired ambitions.

Why choose Collingwood?

We offer a 'Saville Row' level of service; bespoke solutions and a consultative approach. Our clients and their leadership teams are at the heart of everything we do and we combine our expertise across this sector with our passion and drive to achieve purpose-led, commercially driven results. 


Here is a selection of our recent case studies, visit our case study page for more examples of our work:       

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We are experienced in the sector, having worked with high profile clients in all areas of Food, FMCG and Retail. Our Consumer Products search consultant Chris Barker, brings his enthusiasm, industry insight and previous Retail Head Office experience to every project, making him the ideal advisor for your senior level appointments.  Jennifer is an organisational change specialist, with proven leadership and delivery of multi-million global transformation programmes in direct client-facing roles. She combines her business leadership experience with a specialist consultancy discipline of organisational transformation, leadership and cultural change and is a qualified executive coach and a certified practitioner of evidence-based diagnostic tools such as MLQ360, SDI and Hogan.

Below are further examples of Board and senior level roles we have recruited and programmes we have delivered within the FMCG and retail arena:

Managing Director | Supply Chain Director | Marketing Director | Operations Director | Site General Manager |Commercial Director |  Executive Director | R&D Director | Procurement Director | Head of Innovation | Finance Director | Plant Director | Sales Director | Business Development Director | Head of Ecommerce.

  • Purpose-led organisational change programme - High Street Retailer
  • Retail leadership transformation - Big-box Retailer
  • Leadership benchmark and development - Specialist Retailer 
  • Executive transition programmes - European Home & DIY Product Distributor 


"Through significant upfront investment, Collingwood was able to fully understand our brief, but more importantly, the cultural fit of the individuals required. Through their targeted headhunt approach, along with behavioural profile assessment, they were able to provide a high calibre shortlist each time.

At the end of this process, I gained feedback from candidates and senior management regarding their Collingwood experience, and they all praised the high level of professionalism and accountability, along with the detailed business insights, communication and advice they received during the process. It was pleasing to hear that my team had had an equally positive experience of engaging with Collingwood and I would highly recommend Collingwood as an Executive Search and Talent Development partner in the future.”
Managing Director, European Stationery Business