Executive Recruiters for Hard Goods


Your hard goods recruitment agency

Compliance, safety, brand integrity 

The Hard Goods sector in North America consists of manufacturers, distributors, logistics providers, wholesalers, and retailers, supported by a complex global network of suppliers, all of whom are undergoing rapid technology change. Artificial intelligence (AI) at the retail level, robotics on the manufacturing and distribution side, and ICT for marketing and branding: each is impacting the recruitment of Hard Goods staff.

From building materials to electronics to appliances, sporting goods to apparel, and furniture to automotive, Hard Goods are intended to be durable and reliable – and increasingly, both smart and sustainable. Moreover, international competition dictates highly competitive pricing of the finished product. As recruiters, we are looking for candidates comfortable with innovation and disruption.

Top performers in the field are developing and fostering excellence in builder channels, while ensuring regulatory compliance, safety, and brand integrity of the product. Technology is helping to achieve those goals through automation, precise analytics, and improved customer experience.

We have built an extensive network of Sales and Marketing talent in the Hard Goods Sector and have added a wide range of functional expertise that includes Operations, Supply Chain Management, In-Store Activations, Market Research, and Financial Management. Our success has been particularly notable in working with manufacturers and large-scale hardware retailers, including franchised operations.

We fill a variety of hard goods roles

  • Brand Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Demand Planner
  • Director Consumer Insights
  • Director of Marketing
  • Field Sales Representative
  • Key Account Manager
  • Trade Marketing Manager
  • Vice President of Sales

What our clients say about our hard goods recruiters

The team rapidly understood our business and needs for this Senior position we had to fill. I also liked how they challenged some the requirements. We ended hiring the best candidate for the role. Thanks to Lock Search Group!

Patrick Jobidon

PenguinPickUp, President

We have worked with Lock for a number of roles. Each time they have quickly provided excellent candidates and were a true partner throughout the hiring process.

Sara Hamelin

Live to Play Sports Group Inc, Head of HR

3 Reasons to Choose Lock Search Group

Experience and expertise

We streamline and simplify recruitment processes. Our own hiring practices are industry specific; our Consultants are recruited from leadership positions within their respective vertical. As specialists, we understand the position requirements, our client’s business, and the market landscape. We function as an extension of our client’s brand, assessing the potential for the right business and cultural fit within a pool of qualified candidates.

Client-centric focus

You receive an action plan that details what we will do, how we will do it, and when we will do it. Our client-centric focus puts you at the centre of our values and our operations. The wide scope of services we are able to provide draws on our Consultants’ direct industry experience. Lock Search group delivers recruiting results that align with your timeframe and your business goals.

Lasting business relationships

We have built a strong network of business leaders, decision makers, and influencers. Many of them have been our recruiting clients for decades. These relationships span all sectors and regions, ensuring we are the best networked search firm in the country.

Talk to a hard goods recruiting expert

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Ben Lamarche

General Manager

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Ryan Berrecloth

Recruitment Consultant

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Courtnie Atkinson

Recruitment Consultant

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Matt Frost

Recruitment Consultant

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Travis Hann

Recruitment Consultant

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Jay Harvey

Partner, Recruitment Consultant

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Dana Lamanna

Recruitment Consultant

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Cameron Lappin

Recruitment Consultant

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Glenn Lesko

Partner/Advisor

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Pierre Lussier

Recruitment Consultant

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Patrick Parent

Recruitment Consultant

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Jordan Taylor

Recruitment Consultant, Winnipeg/Saskatoon

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Michael Villeneuve

Partner, Recruitment Consultant

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Angela Di Felice

Recruitment Associate