Consumer Products and FMCG

As consumers demand more transparency, brand engagement and sustainability, Novo’s consumer markets capability is at the forefront of industry trends to provide cutting edge advice to clients in a wide variety of consumer sectors. Our consumer market expertise is backed by a history of successful talent acquisition and organizational alignment.

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer.  Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions.  Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. This means having the right leadership in place is critical.

We have the ability to recruit the talent necessary to leverage established and emerging functional expertise and even entirely different roles within a company. This often means integrating the organization with talent from other industry sectors.  With broad global presence and deep sector expertise, we anticipate future needs to help clients successfully secure the right leaders who will enhance innovation within their organization.

The daily conversations and network of our global team brings understanding of leadership dynamics in growth markets and how to answer the critical questions to meet talent demand.

Backed by a team of passionate experts, we advise clients in a variety of consumer sectors to clearly assess and identify the competencies needed for success. From building powerful brands and streamlining supply chain operations to penetrating new markets and delivering financial objectives, we are focused on helping companies realize their investment in talent for today and the future.

Novo's Consumer Products and FMCG sector experts can help you identify & attract your next exceptional executive.

Retail and Apparel

Retailing remains a fragmented business, with millions of transactions occurring in thousands of local outlets and over multiple channels making competition for consumer spending fiercer than ever. Our Retail & Apparel team of experts have conducted numerous senior-level and board director assignments for the retail, fashion and luxury goods industries. In short, we know how to harness this vast retail sector to deliver results with passion, creativity and ingenuity.

Novo understands the requirements of increasingly complex management positions in the retail and apparel sectors. We develop customized plans illustrating how organizational structures need to evolve. Successful companies need both creative and conceptual executives who know how to enhance brand image, operational excellence, customer experience and quality product into a competitive advantage.

Our constant activity in this marketplace positions us to identify and engage executives with key critical attributes for retail clients:

  • An understanding of the complexities of an omni-channel strategy
  • The merchandising savvy to anticipate customer needs
  • The ability to cultivate brand equity and increasingly brand community
  • The financial acumen to increase revenues while controlling operating costs and shrinkage
  • The team building skills to attract, develop, motivate and retain top talent
  • Experience to successfully lead organizations in global markets

With unsurpassed geographic scope, Novo serves retail and apparel clients across a broad range of functions and sectors, including multi-nationals, regional and local players and increasingly, private equity-backed firms. 

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Media & Entertainment

For media and entertainment companies, recruiting and retaining top leadership talent is not only the key to success, but critical for survival. Novo’s Media & Entertainment sector experts focus on helping companies realize their investment today by delivering the right leadership and developing those leaders for tomorrow.

Few organizations face such complex hiring challenges as those in the media and entertainment industries. The digitization of media allows multiple platforms to now deliver content of constantly shifting value. Traditional companies have watched their revenue models implode, their geographic footprint expand, and their consumers become more demanding and less predictable. At the same time, technology innovations have changed how media and entertainment is consumed and created new segments and opportunities for growth across the globe.

We know talent and understand the crucial nature of future talent so we can connect the best business leaders with the best companies based on their strengths and assets.

We understand  that our clients "create and distribute" content broadly; thus, our work also includes areas where content intersects with consumer products and video games, technology, retail and licensing, sports and live entertainment, and across all areas of the digital spectrum including online, mobile, eCommerce, social media and ad networks.

HOSPITALITY & LEISURE

As the hospitality and leisure industries battle for consumer spend, executives leading these businesses continue to hunt for strategies that will help give them market edge. Novo’s Hospitality & Leisure team knows that securing the right talent is a critical success factor in this fiercely competitive industry. We also have learned that the future success lies in not just delivering, but developing leaders.

Both consumer and business travel trends are now being defined and tested out in areas beyond the mature markets in Europe and the US, with regions like the Middle East and Southeast Asia at the forefront of those trends. In addition, technology innovation is redefining  how hospitality companies interact with their customers.  

Having worked with some of the most recognizable brands around the world, we have extensive experience helping clients tackle the many critical issues facing today’s talent needs:

  • CRM/database management and segmentation strategy
  • Digital/eCommerce
  • Revenue management
  • Loyalty programs Strategic partnership development
  • Real estate management, acquisitions and development
  • Co-branding initiatives
  • New market entry
  • Strategic sales leadership
  • Food and beverage
  • Spa management
  • Financial officers for global brands across multi-site operations
  • Design and management of operations focused on "Guest Experiences"

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Sector Clients

  • Clarks
  • Mulberry
  • Seiko
  • Framptons

Current Roles

We have recently successfully fulfilled numerous roles in this sector.
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Head of Sales

Salary: Highly competitive package

Our client is a market-leading business within the UK’s private label food and drinks sector (with a growing own label presence). It sells to many, if not all, of the major retailers in the UK and continues to enjoy strong profitability. Following a promotion, our client seeks to appoint the best possible person to join as Head of Sales. This person will lead a small sales team (and a small marketing team if appropriate) and work closely with the MD to expand the company’s current product range, across various categories, at their existing, enviable, client…

Sales/Business Development

Consumer Products and FMCG

Bedfordshire (GB)

Job Ref No: HOS/MS/22

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Chief Executive Officer (B2C E-Commerce)

Salary: executive package

Chief Executive Officer East Midlands Six Figure executive package Our client is a successful and well-respected B2C e-commerce and distribution business. The business has an extensive high-quality product range. The company has enjoyed exceptional growth in recent years and fully expects the current growth to continue. The company benefits from significant resources and experience offered by being part of the larger International Group, a diverse, market leading and international organisation. This is a particularly exciting time for the business as it continues to…

CEO/MD

Engineering
Consumer Products and FMCG

East Midlands Region

Job Ref No: DP-CEO 05/22

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Recruitment and Sales Training Manager

Salary: Suggested band (which may change based upon experience): £45,000 - £50,000 + car + bonus + benefits

Our client is a market-leading manufacturer of premium home furnishings – supplying directly to homes across the UK. To help the business continue its double-digit annual growth it wishes to appoint a Recruitment & Sales Training Manager. In this position you will be responsible for the recruitment and training of high calibre sales agents throughout Great Britain. You will work to ensure the business has a full complement of agents to handle the quantity of leads delivered by Head Office marketing and to ensure their teams have the selling and product knowledge…

Manager/Team Leader
Sales/Business Development

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing

Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: MS 0422/01

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Supply Chain Manager

Salary: excellent package

Our client is a successful and well-respected luxury lifestyle homewares business. The company has achieved several national and regional growth awards. Our client is enjoying an exciting period of opportunity and sustained fast growth with revenues soon to achieve £50m pa. There are significant opportunities for our client to further develop its capabilities and high-end luxury product range. This appointment will enjoy significant levels of autonomy and responsibility. The successful appointee will lead the day-to-day supply chain operations of the business.…

Manager/Team Leader

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing
Construction and Property

North East England (GB)

Job Ref No: SCM DP 04/22

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Head of Operations

Salary: excellent executive package

Our client is a successful and well-respected luxury lifestyle homewares business. The company has achieved several national and regional growth awards. Our client is enjoying an exciting period of opportunity and sustained fast growth with revenues soon to achieve £50m pa. There are significant opportunities for our client to further develop its capabilities and high-end luxury product range. This appointment will enjoy significant levels of autonomy and responsibility. The successful appointee will lead the day-to-day operations of the business. Working with the…

Manager/Team Leader
Operations

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing

North East England (GB)

Job Ref No: HoO DP 04/22

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Head of E Commerce

Salary: excellent executive package

Our client is a successful and well-respected luxury lifestyle homewares business. The company has achieved several national and regional growth awards. Our client is enjoying an exciting period of opportunity and sustained fast growth with revenues soon to achieve £50m pa. There are significant opportunities for our client to further develop its capabilities and high-end luxury product range. This appointment will enjoy significant levels of autonomy and responsibility. The successful appointee will lead the day-to-day operations of the business. Working with the…

Marketing
Manager/Team Leader

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing

North East England (GB)

Job Ref No: HoEC DP 04/22

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Finance Director

Salary: Executive

Finance Director East Midlands Six Figure executive package will be offered to attract the best. THE COMPANY Our client is a successful and well-respected E Commerce, distribution and manufacturing engineering business. The business has an extensive high-quality product range including, Power, Hand and Garage Tools, Tool Storage, Hydraulics, Generators, Lighting, Garage Equipment and Workwear.    The company has enjoyed exceptional growth in recent years and fully expects the current growth to continue. The company benefits from significant resources and…

Finance/Risk
Manager/Team Leader

Consumer Products and FMCG
Engineering

Derbyshire (GB)

Job Ref No: FD DP 01/22

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Finance Director

Salary: Salary: £85,000 - £95,000 p.a. + Car Allowance: £8,000 + Bonus

FINANCE DIRECTOR, FMCG Our client is a market leading food and drink producer in the UK and part of a very large privately owned international group. To replace the retiring incumbent, work closely with the MD and be part of the forward-thinking executive leadership team, our client seeks to attract the best possible Finance Director. The new Finance Director (FD) will be a UK qualified accountant and have proven financial leadership experience of a business unit at a large manufacturing or production company. You will be an exceptional accountant, hands-on with company…

CFO/FD

Consumer Products and FMCG

Dunstable, Bedfordshire (GB)

Job Ref No: MS FD 09/21

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New Business Development Manager (Print Services)

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Package

Our Client & Background Our client is a SME full solutions provider in the managed print sector helping businesses in central London manage their printing and document management requirements. Their growing sales team are looking to recruit an experienced and successful New Business Development Manager. Typically, the company recruits graduates straight from university who undergo sales induction and extensive training programme. However due to the Covid crisis they are looking to hire a more experienced sales professional who already has solid experience that they can…

Sales/Business Development
Manager/Team Leader

Consumer Products and FMCG

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Job Ref No: GWNewBusiness 09/21

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Warehouse Operations Director (Somerset)

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Benefits (Flex)

Client Our client is a Somerset based warehousing and distribution company that is privately owned and very successful. The business provides logistics solutions for a wide variety of clients. The company’s values focus around providing an exceptional service for clients that major on being prompt and reliable.  Having invested heavily in a suite of the most advanced technologies to ensure security, tracking and stock control the company prides itself in delivering a first class level of service to make sure that clients’ goods are looked after to the very…

Procurement/Supply Chain
Operations

Consumer Products and FMCG

Somerset (GB)

Job Ref No: GW Warehousing 05/21

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Finance Controller

Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits

Our Client Our client is a well-established distributor of household products, based in Staffordshire. The business is a division of a global group and has grown over recent years, servicing customers in the Retail sector. As a result of the company’s ongoing success, there is a requirement to appoint a Financial Controller to the business. Forming part of the senior leadership team, the successful appointee will be responsible for leading the finance function, implementing and streamlining processes and systems. The Role The Financial Controller oversees the day to…

Finance/Risk
Strategy/Planning

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing

Staffordshire

Job Ref No: BG/FC 10/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Marketing Manager

Salary: Up to £65,000

Our client is a well-established specialist in retail analytics with an ambitious outlook and Private Equity (PE) investment. With a UK HQ, the business is international with some of the world’s leading retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies as clients. The Marketing Manager will report to the CEO to define and deliver all aspects of the company’s marketing and communications activities. The aim is to describe the unique value proposition to new customers and drive engagement. Current activity includes PR, email and social media, sales support…

Marketing
Strategy/Planning

Consumer Products and FMCG
Technology

London (West), London (Greater) (GB)

Job Ref No: PT MM 07/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Production Manager (Food Sector - 'Biscuits')

Salary: £55,000 Base Salary (with flex) + Benefits

Our client is a specialist food manufacturing company based in the East Midlands that is financially successful and fast growing. The business has a range of products that are produced across the various lines at its East Midlands state of the art modern technology site. Due to continued development and growth there is the strategic requirement to recruit a suitably experienced Production Manager into this post. The main functions of the job are: Full autonomy and accountability for the safety, quality, cost, delivery and people within the manufacturing area of direct…

Operations
Strategy/Planning

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing

East Midlands Region

Job Ref No: GWPM 07/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Production Manager

Salary: Competitive

Our client is a European leader in the manufacture of luxury bathroom tissue and kitchen towel. The company is proud of its enviable client base which includes many of the country’s leading supermarkets. To lead the production function of this leading paper manufacturer with a focus on the highest possible standards of health and safety, product quality and production process excellence. Key points to the role…

Manufacturing/Production
Manager/Team Leader

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing

South Wales

Job Ref No: PM MS 06/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Marketing & Communications Manager

Salary: Competitive package

Our client is a leading developer and manufacturer of medical devices used within Critical Care. Due to their continued growth and success they now need to appoint an experienced Marketing & Communications Manager to assist in the marketing of new and existing products. Summary of Position – Marketing & Communications Manager Responsible for activities around UK product management & market launch of products. Conducts market research and development of market requirements for existing/new products and line extensions. Events management and monitor…

Marketing
Product/Service Development

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing
Manufacturing

Edinburgh

Job Ref No: SM M&CM 04/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Facility Operations Director (Europe)

Salary: Excellent package to attract the best

The Company Our client is a very successful £multi-Billion International Group. It successfully operates Globally as a market leading Property, Leisure and Hospitality business. The company is enjoying an exciting period of opportunity and growth. There are significant opportunities for the business to further develop its capabilities and services and to continue to lead in the marketplace. This appointment will enjoy significant levels of autonomy and responsibility. The successful appointee will lead the FM operations and working with the executive team, be…

Operations
Strategy/Planning
Board Director/Partner

Consumer Products and FMCG
Construction and Property
Sports & Leisure

Flexible

Job Ref No: FOP-JS

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Interim Director of Contact Centre

Salary: Competitive Salary

Excellent Remuneration  The Opportunity A Private Equity-backed Manchester based organisation is looking for an Interim Contact Centre Director to join the business as soon as possible. Directing the Contact Centre you will manage 80 B2B sales professionals across 2 offices. You will be responsible for delivering against sales targets through the  recruitment, development and leading of sales teams within multiple market verticals. You will be focussed on driving performance in B2B business…

Sales/Business Development
Customer Service/CRM

Consumer Products and FMCG

Manchester

Job Ref No: CN994 10/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Finance Director (Leading UK 'Homewares' Business)

Salary: Circa Base £90,000 + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

The Company Our client is one of the most successful homewares suppliers in the United Kingdom. Operating from a distribution centre in Bristol, the company employs 50 staff and has strong financial and operational disciplines, with excellent management information and KPIs being monitored and reported on a timely basis. The company’s annual turnover is in the region of £18m and the business is in a very strong financial position.   The Requirement – Finance Director Due to the pending retirement plans of the company’s long-standing Finance…

Board Director/Partner
Finance/Risk

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing
Accountancy

City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: Bristol FD 08/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Sales Director - Meat

Salary: Executive salary plus bonus + package

Our client is a quality supplier of assured British food products to retailers and food service professionals across Europe. The business has a turnover in excess of £80m with realistic ambition for growth into new markets and to service new customers both in the UK and Europe. To maximise this growth potential the business has a requirement to appoint a Sales Director to join the senior management team with the responsibility of evaluating the current routes to market and driving the strategic growth of the business. The appointed Sales Director will…

Sales/Business Development
Strategy/Planning

Consumer Products and FMCG

Midlands/North West

Job Ref No: JW/HSFS 05/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Sales & Marketing Director ('Technical Engineering Components')

Salary: Circa £60,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

The Company Our client is a privately owned global stockist and distributor of precise components for the aerospace industry. This highly successful Hertfordshire based company supplies components to a wide variety of airlines, OEM’s and their sub-contractors throughout the UK. The Role & Responsibilities    Reporting into the company’s Managing Director, there is a strategic requirement to recruit a suitably experienced Sales & Marketing Director. The individual will get heavily involved with: growing sales, managing sales staff and…

Sales/Business Development
Marketing

Engineering
Consumer Products and FMCG

Hertfordshire

Job Ref No: GWSMD

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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