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

Why choose Lock Search Group

Track record of success

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.

Leaders and listeners

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.

Industry-savvy insiders

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.

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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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