Trends by Industry: Consumer Goods

Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key consumer goods trends for 2021.

Consumer goods companies need fast access to the skills required to navigate a new era of change and uncertainty. This year, advanced analytics, planning, and interim leadership displaced business processes and growth strategy as the most requested projects from consumer goods companies, illustrating the critical need for on-demand cutting-edge expertise and strategic leadership.

PROJECT CATEGORIES: Consumer Goods

55% Strategy
21% Operations
11% Interim Executive
7% Transformation
6% Organization

 

MOST IN-DEMAND PROJECTS

Business Intelligence and Analytics

Planning

Interim Leadership

Supply Chain

Growth Strategy

Marketing and Sales

Organizational Effectiveness

Innovation and R&D

Business Processes

Business Transformation

MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS

Corporate and Business Unit Strategy

Advanced Analytics

Strategic Planning

Financial Planning, Analysis, and Modeling

Capital Raising

Tech and Systems Implementation

Pricing Strategy

Process Optimization and Transformation

Growth Strategy

Logistics

SAMPLE CONSUMER GOODS PROJECTS

  • Analyze internal data, customer insights, and external market research to drive the company's 10-year strategic plan
  • Rationalize existing SKUs, map necessary adjustments, and present recommendations to drive top-line growth
  • Serve as an interim CFO to prepare for Series B fundraising
  • Lead the demand planning workstream of a supply chain transformation PMO
  • Develop go-to-market plans for key digital marketplaces to evolve digital capabilities

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