Nigel Wright is the largest specialist recruiter for the consumer sector in Europe and has supported many of the world’s leading consumer companies as a preferred talent partner on both a local and global level for nearly 30 years. We have over 100 international consultants communicating to the market on a daily basis.
Nigel Wright specialises in the appointment of commercial and operations professionals for national and international consumer products and services companies. We understand the differences between premium and luxury, on and off trade, retail and wholesale, chilled and ambient, high street and high end and this means we find you people that will immediately understand your business.
Our UK Consumer team has nearly 100 years’ combined recruitment experience. Half of our UK consumer consultants have worked for more than 10 years’ experience in industry and recruitment.
Last year, Nigel Wright’s consumer division had an impressive Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 54%, following submissions from over 900 clients and candidates. NPS is a global management tool that can be used to gauge the loyalty of a firm’s customers. Analysis of other B2B providers indicated that a Net Promoter Score of 30+% means you are largely seen as ‘unique’ by your customers.
Click below to view the full range of specialisms that we cover within the consumer sectors.
Nigel Wright has been instrumental in developing the talent framework behind many of the best known consumer brands. Our consumer industry division works alongside small family businesses as well as global leading blue-chip companies, supporting them in the selection and development of talent.
During the last decade, 40% of our UK consumer clients referred us into other parts of their business and 75% of our clients use us as an ongoing and trusted partner.
We have made 1,323 placements within the consumer sector in the last three years. Examples of these include:
- Operations Director - EMEA - Yankee Candle
- Brand Director - Hovis Ltd
- Head of Digital/E-commerce - Premier Foods
- Global Marketing Director - Tuborg - Carlsberg UK
- Head of Research - Boots UK
- Brand Trade Marketing Manager Sweden - Innocent Ltd
- Managing Director of Spain - Red Bull
- HR Director Algeria - Heineken
- Sales Director - Mars
- VP Sales EMEA The North Face - VP Corporation
- Regional Sales Manager - Skechers
- Brand Manager - Dananino - Danone
- Logistics Manager Northern & Central Europe - Barilla
- Supply Chain Manager - Kerry Foods
- Product Manager, Innovation - Orkla Foods
- National Account Manager - Del Monte
Consumer knowledge & expertise
As a specialist in the consumer sector, Nigel Wright regularly produces reports, magazines and updates focused on the consumer products and consumer services industries. Nigel Wright also produces annual Consumer Sector Salary Surveys for the UK and the other international markets that we operate within. Working with some of the biggest brands in the consumer sector gives us access to highly influential individuals within the industry, allowing us to showcase key expertise and knowledge through our interviews and thought leadership articles.
- Business leaders' breakfast briefings
- Seminars on topics such as: Discounters & Grocers: Winning in the heat of battle
- Directors' dinners
Our consumer team
With an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to solving talent requirements, Nigel Wright’s specialist consumer sector consultants thrive in this highly competitive recruitment market. They are committed to delivering a quality service; most have an industry background and all have significant experience dealing with key companies in your sector.
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