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Retail & Consumer Goods

The Retail and Consumer Goods industry has seen considerable changes in recent times and with convenience retailing being the prominent focus, Hamden has been a key driver in attracting talent to accelerate this change for leading businesses in this sector.

We’re seeing online retailers growing rapidly, challenging the traditional approach to shopping and additionally, logistics, supply chain and the restocking of returned goods are all becoming critical challenges.

Online retailers will need to develop innovative ways to attract and retain custom and high street retailers must adapt to entice customers to their stores by creating an enjoyable atmosphere and brand consistent experience. There have also been big changes in customer expectations when it comes to customer service. Successful retailers will consistently work harder to put their customers first, saving them time and money. Hamden have a dedicated team of specialist Associates that have an expertise in the varied retail and consumer goods segments. We assist in attracting the calibre of individual that can make an instant and lasting positive impact on your business with the qualities and experience to help overcome and aid in the above transitions.

The most sought after talent in this industry is not actively looking for new challenges. Using our 6 Stage Process and our Direct Search methodology, we confidentially promote the opportunity to and attract these valuable individuals. This identification, approach and assessment offers our clients the opportunity to select from a shortlist comprised of only top performers.


In my role as Head of Talent Acquisition for Nike Inc one of my biggest challenges is identifying the right external search partners. Overpromising and underdelivering is an unfortunate fact in our business. One search partner that I had the good fortune to identify, who does not fit the above description is Hamden Executive Search. Talent Acquisition Director
Asia Pacific
Once appointed as Chief HR Officer in 2016, my task was to make strategic appointments for the executive committee, including two C-level roles and a Supply Chain Director to accelerate the transformation of the business. We selected Hamden based on their ability to measure local talent in Switzerland against the top performers in their retail network across Europe.

Hamden’s ability to identify and attract talent at the top level is a product of their extensive networks, talent pipeline and understanding of department stores and the wider retail environment in Europe.

Throughout the whole process we have been kept informed of progress, they have honoured all timescales and met every deadline. Hamden has been available on the phone to speak to as required and has spoken with us at every opportunity to answer our questions and to provide additional information. We found the service very personable and professional which also reassures us that Hamden will have provided the same courtesy and sensitivity to the candidates that they approached on our behalf.
We have no hesitation in recommending Hamden to other employers and we will speak with them again in the future as we continue to expand into Europe

HR Lead
United Kingdom

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Hamden has refined the search process down to 6 clear steps.

Our 4 week proven process allows us to thoroughly understand the client needs, research the desired market utilising our extensive networks in our sector practices and deliver leading talent.

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