Our Expertise

FMCG manufacturers are looking for new ways to allow consumers to put a personal stamp on the products they use as ‘I made it’ goods continue to surge in popularity. FMCG companies are appealing to consumers by launching products that incorporate their region’s flavours, ingredients and recipes which help big businesses connect with their various markets.

Technology is permeating retail strategies as management implements augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) on and offline to craft more immersive experiences. Artificial intelligence (AI) allows retailers to personalise the shopping experience for consumers by more effectively utilising the large amounts of data available.

New patterns of personal consumption are challenging the Consumer sector. Companies now have to appeal to consumers who are focusing much more on health and wellness, shopping as an experience and demanding increasing customisation and personalisation.

fdu understands the complexities of the Retail, FMCG and Consumer sectors and provides access to top experienced Finance professionals to help businesses implement change and grow within their markets.

Client Selection

Topps Europe
Role – Group Finance and Operations Director
Size – Mid cap
Practice – Search

Conran
Role – Finance Director
Size – Mid Cap
Practice – Search

Yoto
Role – CFO
Size – SME
Practice – Search

KF Beauty
Role – Finance Director
Size – SME
Practice – Interim (to Permanent)

Mookie Toys
Role – Financial Controller
Size – SME
Practice – Build Out

Jack Nadel
Role – Finance Director
Size – Mid Cap
Practice – Search

Alliance Boots
Role – Senior Financial Analyst
Size – Public
Practice – Search

Moet Hennessy Europe
Role – European Compensation & Benefits Manager
Size – Public
Practice – Build Out

Soundbites

“It’s never an easy task to secure a really strong list of candidates that match a client’s expectations for a senior level FD role, yet fdu did just that through their exhaustive and comprehensive evaluation and understanding of our business. Their astute partnering with us throughout the process enabled us to secure a candidate of the highest quality.”

Chris Rodman, Former Vice President & Managing Director, Topps Europe

“The most important thing is to ensure someone is really understanding your business – they are not going to be able to produce the right candidate unless they have understood your core values. I quickly felt that fdu had taken the time to make that connection.”

Elizabeth Dunley, Former Finance Director, Conran Retail and Brand Holdings