Consumer & Retail

Leadership and operational excellence in the consumer & retail business

The consumer goods and retail industries are being hugely impacted by far-reaching changes. Digitalisation, omnichannel distribution, demographic change, inflation, volatile procurement prices and changing consumer behaviour are making business with end consumers increasingly complex.

Innovative managers who drive creativity, respond flexibly to ever changing market conditions and promote growth and efficiency are in high demand among e-commerce companies, wholesalers, retailers, fashion brands and luxury goods manufacturers.

From owner-managed SMEs and manufacturers of well known brands, to the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry, we are the national and international partner to industry-leading retail companies.

Kienbaum supports its clients in the search for and selection of managers along the entire value chain. From general management to sales, finance, marketing, HR, IT, supply chain, operations and R&D functions.

Attracting, developing and retaining the best people is crucial for long-term business success. Finding a fit between candidates and corporate culture is one of the keys to success here.
Iris Tippkämper
Co-Head of Practice Group Consumer & Retail
The managers of successful consumer companies will be forward thinkers. New target groups and needs are coming to the fore. This means multicultural, diversified and agile teams are needed.
Andreas Venzke
Co-Head of Practice Group Consumer & Retail

Consumer & retail: our services

Searching for and selecting managers

Through our industry network, we are in close contact with experienced professionals who can enhance your management team and key positions with the necessary experience and skills – this applies in particular to strategic staffing projects at top level, including executive board and management, as well as supervisory board and advisory board mandates.

Iris Tippkämper
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Andreas Venzke
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Maarten Dose
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Diagnostics and management assessments

With requirements-focused aptitude diagnostic procedures, we will support your company in filling strategic key positions, identifying talent and top performers and providing targeted management development.

Dr. Dennis Kampschulte
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Dirk Seiferth
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Annette Labode
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Analysing and optimising remuneration and incentive systems

We develop – taking into account industry specifics – remuneration and performance management systems which bind particularly success-relevant people to your company for the long term.

Nils Prüfer
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Dr. Sebastian Pacher
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Jörg Scholten
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Organisational consulting with a view to employees and competences

We help companies formulate their economic goal at the highest level, to be measured against the achievement of the goal and subsequently to develop structures, employees and competences on the basis of organisational requirements so that they can implement the formulated strategies in the best possible way.

Dr. Oliver Schuh
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Developing and implementing HR strategies

Developing and implementing people, employee and functional strategies will ensure the HR function can adapt to new requirements building on traditional HR areas.

Eberhard Hübbe
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Prof. Dr. Walter Jochmann
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Leadership & change

With us, you will implement successful change management that will specifically strengthen the employees in your organisation. We are with you every step of the way through the entire change process at the levels of strategy, organisation, processes and culture – with a balanced approach of stability and agility.

Henning Böhne
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Inge Andrea Baurmann
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