Trends by Industry: Industrial Goods and Services

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 industrial goods trends for 2022.

Though faced with significant supply chain and talent challenges, industrial leaders are more optimistic than ever and eager to add growth strategies to their 2022 agendas. What else is on the agenda? A winning combination of digital strategies, interim leadership, and organizational design and effectiveness.

PROJECT CATEGORIES: Industrial Goods and Services

2022 Industrial Goods Trends - Independent Talent Project Categories pie chart

59% Strategy
16% Operations
9% Interim Leadership
9% Organization
7% Transformation

IN-DEMAND PROJECTS FOR INDUSTRIAL GOODS AND SERVICES

Growth Strategy

Opportunity Assessment

Interim Leadership

Organizational Effectiveness

Marketing and Sales

Digital Strategy

M&A

IN-DEMAND SKILLS FOR INDUSTRIAL GOODS AND SERVICES

Growth Strategy

Market Landscape and Research

Organizational Design and Workforce Planning

Corporate and Business Unit Strategy

Process Optimization and Transformation

Financial Planning, Analysis, and Modeling

Supply Chain

SAMPLE INDUSTRIAL GOODS PROJECTS

  • Assess the commercial market and distribution opportunities for a new product and develop a go-to-market strategy
  • Lead adjacent market entry strategy research and development
  • Manage a third-party vendor building a customer-facing platform and provide support for off-the-shelf customization based on consumer insights
  • Assess current cybersecurity infrastructure, identify potential risks, and develop a plan for near-term and longer-term cybersecurity improvements
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