Retail Executive Search
Our Founding Partners’ first-ever international search, dating back to their PwC days, was in the retail sector. The mandate was to build a product development and design team, whose candidates were to be drawn from leading European design centres and globally-branded consumer product manufacturers. This sparked the beginnings of what has since become, for Waterford Global, a recognized strength in international search and a depth of knowledge in the global retail sector.
Most recently, our firm’s activity in retail has been focused primarily on the areas of ecommerce, digital retail, omni-channel retailing, and customer/user experience. As the explosive growth of online retailing continues, so too does the fierce global competition for this highly-sought after talent.
To date, we have worked with retailers in:
- farm inputs
- agricultural implements
- food services
- home decor
- building materials
- retail banking
In addition to retail recruiting, our body of work also includes searches for retail franchisees. Although different than executive search, franchisee recruitment benefits from applying many of the same processes used in executive search.