Retail & Consumer

The turbulent economic climate continues to destabilize the Retail sector and the significant changes that we have witnessed over the last few years continue to send shockwaves through our consumer businesses.

Across the industry, retailers are having to regularly re-examine their proposition, pricing costs and supply chain in order to remain competitive, with change and transformation featuring highly on Board agendas.

Consequently, we are seeing new trends emerging; new strategies to address the changing dynamics of the UK retail & consumer sector; more innovative ways of working to capture customers in an increasingly competitive sector; and ultimately a new breed of leaders that are equipped with broad commercial skill sets, increasingly customer centric focus and the vigour required to bring fresh thinking to a world that has been somewhat paralysed by economic turbulence and the emergence of the ‘super-sophisticated’ consumer.

Major challenges like these require expert assistance and at Green Park, we’ve been recognised for exactly that. In fact, Retail Week recognised our company as one of the top 10 head-hunters in the market, and we’ve also been proud sponsors of the Retail Week Power 100.

Green Park is at the vanguard of identifying, supporting and fostering the ongoing development of this future talent. We pride ourselves on our track record of placing game-changing individuals and teams into organisations that are looking to position themselves ahead of the competition in terms of the war for talent.

Our collective experience of over 50 years in the industry means we’ve an enviable track record delivering leadership and senior management talent across department stores, fashion and luxury, high street and speciality retail. Our functional expertise spans the full C-suite and enabling functions including finance, technology, HR and marketing in addition to the more retail specific disciplines such as operations, buying and merchandising and omni-channel.

As the digital revolution and globalisation have both impacted our clients and how they operate, so our own work has had to evolve.  In recognising the transiency of new world talent, Green Park has undertaken extensive research to investigate and scrutinise the current and future people development strategies of retail and consumer clients; in addition to our consultancy with Boards and our executive resourcing services, we have also published several thought leadership pieces relating to Omnichannel Development and Emerging Markets.

Our networks and the quality of our relationships are what underpin all of the above, we believe that time invested in understanding our clients and candidates is time spent wisely.  Green Park hosts a quarterly Retail Leaders’ Dinner, which is attended by Chairs, CEOs and executive retail professionals across a variety of categories and channels, ownership and operating models.  It is through such events and the sharing of experience, knowledge and ideas we believe we are able to add further value and insight to our commercial relationships.

Track Record

Interim Multi-Channel Programme Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5379
Location:
London
Salary:
£1100 per day
Duration:
c. 6 months

The Client

Green Park is partnering a renowned Global retailer through their continued development and brand positioning by upgrading and implementing a new multi-channel cradle to grave journey allowing a new truly holistic Omni-channel journey moving forward.

This is a unique opportunity to be responsible for the delivery of the operation multi-channel establishment across a portfolio of brands as the Digital Programme Director.

The Interim Assignment

Due to growth across the retailer globally and the inherent importance of digital among the Highstreet, we require a Multi-channel Programme Director to deliver the implementation of a new multi-channel cradle to grave journey allowing a new truly holistic Omni-channel journey moving forwards.

This will be a key leadership assignment which encompasses everything through executive relationship management globally; assisting with detailed digital roadmap development in addition to day to day running of the Group Digital Director, Group CTO and multiple E-Commerce Directors of sub brands.

The Interim Manager 

You will need to be an established proven Digital Programme Director who has delivered multiple multi-channel implementations previously, ideally in addition to being an established programme director you will also have experience as a previous digital/e-commerce director within retail.

In addition to being a proven programme director we will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills; you will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team as well as having full exec board stakeholder engagement, therefore as much as managing down will be of great importance, we will also need to see proven experience of managing up.

Interim Group Digital Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5379
Location:
London
Salary:
£1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a renowned Global Fashion house through their continued development and global brand positioning.

This is a unique opportunity to be the number one in digital across the global group to assist with the transition of the portfolio of brands/houses from offline to the digital sphere.

The Interim Assignment
Due to growth across the brands/houses portfolio and the inherent importance of digital among the Highstreet, we require a Group Digital Director to assist with the transition of the portfolio of brands/houses from offline to the digital sphere.

This will be a key leadership assignment which encompasses everything through executive relationship management globally; assisting with detailed digital strategy and roadmap development in addition to day to day running of the Group Digital functions.

The Interim Manager
You will need to be an established proven Global Digital Leader who has operated within highly recognised brands, this experience will ideally be based within fashion however we will consider leading global luxury brands exposure.

In addition to being a proven Digital leader, we will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills; you will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team as well as having full exec board stakeholder engagement, therefore as much as managing down will be of great importance, we will also need to see proven experience of managing up.

For more information please contact James Nash

 

Interim Group HR Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5367
Location:
London
Salary:
£1200 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a renowned Private Equity backed retailer through their continued development and brand repositioning across the UK and wider Europe, turnover £500 million.

Due to a transition at operating board, we require an Interim Group HR Director to join the executive leadership team for a period of 6 months.

The Interim Assignment
This will be a key leadership assignment which encompasses everything through executive relationship management across Europe; detailed HR strategy and roadmap development in addition to day to day running of the HR team.

The Interim Manager
You will need to be an established proven Human Resource Director who has operated within highly recognised retailers, this experience will ideally be based around Private Equity turnaround within apparel however we will consider more generic general merchandise retail exposure.

In addition to being a proven Human Resource Director, we will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills; you will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team as well as having full exec board stakeholder engagement, therefore as much as managing down will be of great importance, we will also need to see proven experience of managing up.

For more information please contact James Nash.

Interim Digital Product Innovation Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5363
Location:
London
Salary:
£1100 Per Day
Duration:
6 Months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a renowned global digital consumer business through their continued development and brand repositioning globally. Due to a newly created opportunity, we require an Interim Digital Product Innovation Director to assist transition within the executive leadership team.

The Interim Assignment
This will be a key leadership assignment which encompasses everything through executive relationship management on a global basis; detailed strategy and roadmap/product development; full life-cycle product development of the end 2 end digital platform offering.

You will also be required to provide key strategic direction whilst taking business ownership of the customer proposition and user experience aligning the development and output of the digital product team.

The Interim Manager
You will need to be an established proven Chief Product Officer / Digital Product Director within a major digital platform environment to be considered for this opportunity, this experience will ideally be based around rapid growth however we will consider more generic digital product and digital customer proposition exposure.

In addition to being a proven Digital Product Director we will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills; you will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team as well as having full exec board stakeholder engagement, therefore as much as managing down will be of great importance, we will also need to see proven experience of managing up.

For more information please contact James Nash

Interim Group Chief Information Officer
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5349
Location:
London
Salary:
£1550 per day
Duration:
6 Months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a renowned global consumer business through their continued development and brand repositioning across the
UK.

Due to internal movements, we require an Interim CIO to assist with a transition period of 6 months of an end to end technology operations, the business is currently going through multiple streams of technology transformation.

The Interim Assignment
This will be a key leadership assignment which encompasses everything through executive relationship management on a global basis; detailed strategy and roadmap development; full life-cycle development of end 2 end technology transformation and operations.

The Interim Manager 
You will need to be an established proven Group CIO within a major consumer environments to be considered for this opportunity, this experience will ideally be based around turnaround however we will consider more generic technology transformation.

In addition to being a proven CIO we will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills; you will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team as well as having full exec board stakeholder engagement, therefore as much as managing down will be of great importance, we will also need to see proven experience of managing up.

Interim Financial Controller
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5347
Location:
London
Salary:
£400 per day
Duration:
c. 6 months

The Client

Our client is a distributor of consumer electronic products, buying mainly from the US and distributing to Retailers in Europe.

The Interim Assignment

Our clients requires someone on a part time basis to help produce management accounts, cashflow forecasting and look at KPIs for the business. This could be on a 1-2 days per week basis. Experience within retail or manufacturing and distribution and stock control would be useful.

 

Interim Chief Supply Chain Officer - Apparel
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5340
Location:
UK
Salary:
£1250 per day
Duration:
c. 6 months

The Client

Green Park is partnering a renowned global high street retailer through their continued development and brand repositioning across the high-street.
Due to internal movements, we require an Interim Chief Supply Chain Officer to assist with a transition period of 6 months of an end to end supply chain operation, demand planning, procurement, manufacturing through to global logistics.

The Interim Assignment

  • Key leadership assignment which encompasses everything through executive relationship management on a global basis
  • Detailed strategy and roadmap development
  • Full life-cycle development of end to end supply chain operations including procurement, demand planning, manufacturing, global logistics on an Omni-channel environment
  • Effectively, this individual will be operating as a mini board CSO with the full breadth of responsibility inherent in such a position

The Interim Manager

  • You will need to be an established proven Supply Chain Director within a major retail environment to be considered for this opportunity, this experience will ideally be based around apparel however we will consider general merchandise.
  • In addition to being a proven Supply Chain Director, we will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills
  • You will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team as well as having full exec board stakeholder engagement, therefore as much as managing down will be of great importance, we will also need to see proven experience of managing up.
  • International travel may be required therefore the ability to be away from home Monday to Friday will be required.

For more information please contact James Nash.

Interim Head of Digital, Product and Content Marketing
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5312
Location:
North West
Salary:
£750 per day
Duration:
c. 6 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a rapidly growing retailer who have been performing incredibly well and are now focussing future strategy on growth and expansion, both here in the UK and overseas.

Due to this growth we are looking at appointing an Interim Head of Digital, Product and Content Marketing assisting the Group Digital Director and Director of E-Commerce display their digital visual merchandising appropriately.

This opportunity is for a period of 6 months with the expansion assisting to develop and enhance our client's digital product marketing activities whilst operating with an increasing degree of sophistication in its approach to customer journey.

This assignment will also be available on a permanent basis and Interims with the ability to consider permanent employment will be given favourability.

The Interim Assignment
You will be responsible for all digital product and content marketing throughout the assignment driving clear differentiation & competitive advantage and bottom line profit growth.

You will be requested to provide strategic direction and take business ownership of the digital product marketing proposition whilst aligning the development and output of the Digital Product team to the strategy and objectives as a whole.

You will take day-to-day control of product marketing, look and feel associated across the digital platform, you will work closely with all members of the management and the senior executive teams. Performance in the role will be measured on success of marketing activities as well as on success in creating a more integrated approach right across the business.

The Interim Candidate
You will need to be an established proven Digital, Product and Content Marketer within highly successful high street retailers to be considered for this opportunity, ideally you will have grown your career throughout both high street as well as having wider digital platform experience.

As earlier mentioned this assignment will also be available on a permanent basis and Interims with the ability to consider permanent employment will be given favourability.

For more information please contact James Nash

Interim Head of UX / Interim Head of Digital Customer Experience
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5311
Location:
UK
Salary:
£750 per day

The Client
Green Park are partnering a rapidly growing retailer who have been performing incredibly well and are now focussing future strategy on growth and expansion, both here in the UK and overseas.

Due to this growth we are looking at appointing an Interim of UX/Interim Head of Customer Experience to assist the Group Digital Director and Director of Customer map a new user experience journey across the platform. This opportunity is for a period of 6 months to assist with the expansion assisting to develop and enhance our clients marketing activities whilst operating with an increasing degree of sophistication in its approach to customer acquisition and retention.
This assignment will also be available on a permanent basis and Interims with the ability to consider permanent employment will be given favourability.

The Interim Assignment
You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining best in class user interfaces & customer experience, clear differentiation & competitive advantage and bottom line profit growth.

You will be requested to provide strategic direction and take business ownership of the development of digital customer proposition whilst aligning the development and output of the Digital Product team to the strategy and objectives as a whole.
The key areas within this scope of ownership are Digital, Mobile application strategy and the digital customer experience comprising of UX/UI design, digital customer touch points and customer journey design, brand execution through digital.

The Interim Candidate
You will need to be an established proven Digital Products, UX expert working within highly successful digital environments to be considered for this opportunity. We will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills; you will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team as well as having stakeholder engagement.

As earlier mentioned this assignment will also be available on a permanent basis and Interims with the ability to consider permanent employment will be given favourability.


For more information please contact James Nash

Interim Marketing and CRM Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN5211
Location:
London
Salary:
£700 per day
Duration:
c. 6 months

The Client 
Green Park are partnering a rapidly high street retailer who has experienced strong trading allowing significant growth and expansion over the past three years.

Due to this expansion Green Park are now looking to add strength to the marketing function by creating an executive consulting opportunity to support the Multi-Channel Director as the Marketing and CRM Director.

You will be assisting the brand with its continued expansion assisting to develop and enhance our clients marketing activities whilst operating with an increasing degree of sophistication in its approach to customer acquisition and retention.

The Interim Assignment 
The Interim Marketing and CRM director will be responsible for all multi-channel marketing throughout this assignment, partnering key stakeholders at executive board level and become a crucial part of the leadership team.

You will have day to day responsibility of the marketing function whilst also partnering the creative brand director on strategy and brand definition. Performance in the role will be measured on success of marketing activities as well as on success in creating a more integrated approach right across the business.

The Interim Manager
You will need to be an established Marketing Director within highly successful high street retailers to be considered for this opportunity, ideally you will have grown your career throughout both high street as well as FMCG.

In addition to being a proven Marketing Director we will also require an individual with superb management and interpersonal skills; you will be responsible for driving forward a newly established team as well as having stakeholder engagement.

For more information please contact James Nash

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