Consumer, Retail and Luxury

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These are challenging times for the consumer, retail and luxury sector as it strives to have a seamless shopping experience and adapt to advancements in technology. While many retailers are closing stores and shifting to e-commerce, others are remodeling stores and using digital innovation to grow and monitor in-store experience. Businesses are increasingly using technology to gather intelligence on consumer behavior, but crucially, need to make sure they convert data into sales, by ensuring omni-channel strategies.

The explosion in online shopping has opened up markets to wholesalers and international competitors, in addition to competition from local or national retailers.Consumers are aware of their options and go online to research products and compare prices.To successfully compete on this global stage, companies must have robust digital strategies and strong brands.

Penrhyn’s distinctive client approach, tailored to meet increasingly complex talent requirements, goes well beyond traditional search and recruitment methods.

Our dedicated consumer, retail and luxury sector specialists are some of the world’s most experienced search experts in the field. While retailers struggle to adapt to the new reality of e-commerce and digital innovation, we understand the need for senior leaders with the ability to adapt to rapid and constant change, drive innovation and create sustainable growth.

Through long-term trusted relationships we can act as your strategic partner to help you harness the transformative opportunities digital innovation is bringing to the consumer, retail and luxury sector and get the best from your human capital to meet your business objectives.

We can help you to:

• Identify the qualities of your future leaders

• Gain market insights from around the world

• Create attractive compensation structures for your candidates

• Evaluate board effectiveness and performance

Lead: Cynthia Labonte (Montreal),

Global practice experts: Dominik Sonnberger (Vienna/Moscow), Fanny Lellouche (Paris), Peter Juul (Copenhagen), Sandy Boyce (Dallas) and Ian Nankivell (Melbourne).

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Practice Groups

  • Practice Groups +

    Practice Groups Penrhyn has extensive experience and contacts within the Industrial & Auto, Financial Services, Consumer, Retail and Luxury Goods, Energy, Utilities & Renewables, Life Sciences, Education and Not-For-Profit, Technology & Telecommunications, Professional Services, and Logistics & Supply Chain sectors.
  • Automotive +

    Automotive   Intense global competition is driving rapid and transformative change across the automotive industry. On top of the need for cost efficiency, high volume and high speed production, consumers are demanding ever-higher quality and safety standards, sophisticated technology and design Read More
  • Consumer, Retail and Luxury +

    Consumer, Retail and Luxury These are challenging times for the consumer, retail and luxury sector as it strives to have a seamless shopping experience and adapt to advancements in technology. While many retailers are closing stores and shifting to e-commerce, others are remodeling stores Read More
  • Education and Not-For-Profit +

    Education and Not-For-Profit Penrhyn has represented government education departments, schools and universities, excelling at finding the ideal fit for each educational institution. Our searches also extend to sport, housing, the environment, church organisations and charities. Lead: Julia Soutter (Melbourne) Global practice experts: Teunis de Haas Read More
  • Financial Services +

    Financial Services   A volatile macroeconomic environment and continued market consolidation, combined with greater regulatory and investor scrutiny, have redefined financial services since the global financial crisis.The sector’s dynamic businesses must continue to adapt to change to create competitive advantage. This presents significant challenges, Read More
  • Life Sciences +

    Life Sciences Our Life Sciences and Biotechnology practice benefits from the wide knowledge and insight of the partners and associates in Europe, America and Asia. Our expertise extends beyond the pharmaceuticals market to also include to medical devices, diagnostics and generics, as Read More
  • Logistics & Supply Chain +

    Logistics & Supply Chain A volatile global economic environment and changes in the supply chain, combinedwith intense competition and continued market consolidation are reshaping the logisticssector. New technology and the drive towards a global footprint by many operators presentsignificant challenges, but also unprecedented opportunities Read More
  • Private Equity +

    Private Equity We have a proven track record of placing CEOs, CFOs and COOs into private equity portfolio companies, ranging from midcap to multi-billion dollar funds, as well as in small, medium and large-cap businesses backed by private equity investors – both institutional Read More
  • Professional Services +

    Professional Services Penrhyn has long-standing relationships with many of the top global management consultancies, technology systems integrators and outsourcing services companies. We have developed expansion strategies, identified practice leaders and built specialized industry teams throughout regions and countries. Additionally, Penrhyn has broad Read More
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications +

    Technology, Media & Telecommunications Technology is changing the world very quickly, with leading Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) companies at the frontier of this disruption. To be successful in facing these new challenges, businesses across these industries must harness the significant opportunities technology offers Read More
  • Board Services +

    In an ever-evolving governance landscape, with increased scrutiny from investors and other stakeholders, a strong and effective Board is essential in meeting an organisation’s responsibilities and steering it to success. Penrhyn International member firms provide a range of services designed Read More
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