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.