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Find your niche in the fast-moving world of big-name brands in the consumer goods sector.

The consumer goods sector is also known as the FMCG or fast-moving consumer goods industry, with the heart of the consumer being at the centre of everything it does. It is a multi-million-dollar sector made up of a huge range of high-profile brand names, the kind that we use every single day.

The retail sector is one of the biggest global private sector companies employing three million people in the UK and is a key driver of economic prosperity. The trend toward eCommerce and the use of technology have changed the retail landscape, bringing wider choices and experiences to the consumer. This disruption to the traditional high street can open up opportunities for business school talent. There are three main areas in this sector:

  • high street
  • luxury goods
  • eCommerce and omni-channel retailing.


Careers in the consumer, retail and luxury sectors are varied, and can involve a wide range of activities from market research, product development, purchasing to advertising, marketing and brand awareness. Recruiters in the sectors are generally looking for strong brand interest, a passion for the product and a good understanding of where the market is going. Digital knowledge is also becoming increasingly important.



Leading UK site for FMCG professionals and the official site of FMCG News magazine.

Marketing Week

Leading UK magazine for marketing jobs, marketing news, opinion and information.

American Marketing Association

Marketing and advertising articles and tips, thousands of companies and firms, careers and jobs.


World-class business news, comments, interviews and analysis covering the global food industry.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

CEO-led organisation of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

Herbert Mines Associates

Largest retained executive search firm focused exclusively on the consumer and retail industry, based in the US.

Nigel Wright

Consumer sector recruitment specialist.

Retail Week

Main trade journal for those working in the sector, subscription to news, analysis, data and jobs. Mainly UK focused but has global section.

The Retail Bulletin

Daily news resource for retail professionals.

Christian Bassett

Recruitment firm specialising in the luxury goods industry.

CVUK Group

International fashion and retail recruitment partners.

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