Consumer market

Current market conditions are placing new demands on suppliers and retailers. It is leading to an increase in demand for experts who can offer an innovative take on a company’s operations, based on the best practices and the success of Russian business. Recent years have been  marked by a continued interest in marketing specialists and experts in business development in modern trade formats. Additionally, growing regulatory pressure is increasing the need for specialists capable of building productive relationships with state bodies.

At the same time, the consumer market is traditionally regarded as ‘an academy’ for almost any industry. Apart from actual work in core market companies, ‘graduates’ of the best international companies and Russian blue chips have been active in establishing and developing the financial and insurance sectors, the telecommunication market, and even some major industrial holding companies over the past several years. 

The Consumer Goods practice is a long-standing, key component of Ward Howell’s business. Our partners (customers) include large global corporations, leading Russian companies, and international and local manufacturers beginning their expansion into the Russian market. Due to our industrial focus and sound professional experience, the Ward Howell team has the unique expertise needed to meet our clients' needs. Our goal is to help Ward Howell customers develop Human Capital as a company asset, using a range of solutions focusing on identification, development, recruitment, retention, and motivation of talent. In more than 20 years of work in Russia, our consultants have completed over 400 projects for customers in the Consumer Goods sector.

Completed projects in Consulting include but are not limited to:

  • Key leaders development program
  • Development of a long-term motivation system
  • Individual coaching
  • Strategic sessions

In the sphere of Executive Search we regularly carry out searches for the following positions:

  • General Director / СЕО
  • Business Director
  • Director of Marketing or Communications
  • Sales Director
  • Director of Corporate Accounts
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Chief HR Officer
  • Chief Legal Officer

Additionally, our team has extensive expertise in functional and regional department management.