Consumer Products

Optimize your people to outperform the competition

Consumer products companies face a variety of challenges today that require them to reimagine how they work as well as who does that work. Digital technology is accelerating the speed of transactions and the overall nature of the consumer products industry. Meanwhile, intense growth from global competitors means that supply chain optimization and acquisition strategies have come to the forefront. Add to this the need to respond to dramatically shifting customer and workforce preferences and demographics, and consumer products businesses need an agile, diverse workforce, plus an adaptive, cost-effective organizational structure and innovative talent strategies that align with their corporate imperatives, mission and purpose.

With deep expertise in the food and beverage, personal care, household products, durable goods, consumer electronics, and health and wellness industries, our consultants deliver in-depth insight into the ever-changing state of consumer packaged goods. We help consumer products businesses identify opportunities to improve their talent and leadership acquisition and development, organizational design, diversity and inclusion programs, rewards and benefits strategies, and more, so you can win in the market by leveraging your most valuable asset: your leadership and your people.

What we do

Our global consumer products consultants can help you attract, develop, and retain best-in-class talent for your organization. Adjusting to constant disruptions in the market requires an agile pipeline of leadership talent prepared to weather the storm. We work with you to assess the full spectrum of your talent-related needs.

Where we can help

Your results are what matters. We partner with you to continually evolve and optimize to reflect changing markets. We have helped our clients in the consumer products industry address challenges like these.

Building effective talent acquisition and talent management strategies

No matter where you are in your organization’s growth cycle, the ability to attract, develop and retain the best people is critical to your long-term success. The leaders of tomorrow’s consumer organizations will be smart forward-thinkers who guide multicultural, multigenerational teams built on agility, flexibility and innovation.

Our organizational consultants work collaboratively with consumer products clients to create strategies that identify and develop internal and external talent. In doing so, we build dynamic, experienced, future-ready leadership teams that drive creativity, innovate growth and improve efficiencies. We also work with you to incorporate diversity and inclusion into your talent acquisition, management and succession strategies.

Accelerating digital transformation

In the past, it may have taken years to create a new consumer product; today, technology-fueled innovations are arriving in a matter of months, shrinking the time to market. And navigating today’s market and competitive forces requires consumer products organizations to be as technologically advanced as businesses in any other industry. That demands leaders and talent with the skills to excel in the digital world, including learning agility, connectivity and adaptability.

Korn Ferry helps consumer products companies recruit new talent and reskill and upskill their current talent with the right cross-functional skills to excel both now and into the future. We know what the new future of work requires, and we help you develop a talent profile that defines the skills and core capabilities your people will need to succeed. We will work with you to design structures and job definitions focused on digital transformation and geared toward key competencies such as agility, connectivity, discipline and focus, empowerment and alignment, and openness and transparency. Then we will help you identify and assess candidates who match your ideal profile so you can achieve your goals.

Our solutions will allow you to put the right people in the right place, so your organization is not only ready for new opportunities: it’s also the one innovating them.

Realigning organizational structure

When markets turn volatile and consumer demand surges or wanes, many consumer products organizations start to consider structural changes. If you are undergoing a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or other structural realignment, you will also need to evaluate your shifting workforce needs. You will have to assess not only whether you have the talent you need to manage current disruptions but also whether you have a workable, affordable talent and organizational strategy that will optimize costs and allow you to flex into the future.

Our organizational consultants have decades of experience in helping consumer product companies deliver sustainable strategies that ensure business agility and continuity, enabling you to weather any crisis. We help organizations evaluate cost-cutting tactics, such as organizational restructuring, outsourcing, and right-sizing. We also work with consumer product businesses like yours to develop talent and engagement strategies that raise productivity and efficiency, improving your organization’s stability.

Let us be part of your success story. Contact us to discover how we can help you produce a winning combination of talent, process, and strategy.

Let us be part of your success story

Contact us and see how our industry expertise can help you achieve your business goals.