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.
Since day one, our formula for success has been simple: care deeply, and deliver. We know that your next hire could be the one who changes everything for your team, and we pride ourselves on helping you close the deal with the talent who can take you to the next level.
Our founder’s entrepreneurial grit reaches from coast to coast, and you can expect the same delivery-driven, passionately-proven partnership in any one of the Lock team’s 12 offices. With consultants who boast average tenures of a decade or more, we’re not messing around –– we’re here to make the match that measures up.
What is your story, and what’s the story behind it? Our client-centric focus puts you and your specific goals firmly at the heart of our search process. We’re here to listen.
You’ll receive an individual action plan when you work with Lock, and we’ll be right on the same page every step of the way: what we will do, how you’ll see it happen, and when to expect results will all be clearly defined from the very beginning.
We’ve been building incredible teams at Lock since 1983. In that time, we’ve crafted a strong network of business leaders, decision makers, and influencers.
But that’s only half of the story. Our recruiters make genuine connections because they’ve lived their industries, and they understand the field’s unique nuances, needs, and subtleties from the inside out. No matter your business, the cutting edge is where you’ll find us.