Practice Areas

We have one process.
An adaptable one.

Finding enthusiastic candidates to hit the ground running in senior retail jobs

Thewlis Graham are adept at ensuring that the senior retail jobs offered by our clients go to only the most impressive candidates. In a rapidly-evolving sector where competition is ever-present, the right leadership is critical to the growth and resilience of an organisation.

Senior retail jobs demand a broad range of expertise. Candidates are required to display a breadth of knowledge ranging from financial acumen and a strong familiarity of the economic environment, to an understanding of brand integrity, customer satisfaction and the ability to effectively exploit the growing number of channels available to consumers. They should also have peerless leadership skills, and be able to motivate and mentor teams.

The right individual in a senior retail job will be able to demonstrate their true value with hard evidence, and hit the ground running in what remains one of the fastest moving sectors around.

Our Executive Search Service

At Thewlis Graham, we use our expertise within the retail sector to secure talented candidates that are not just competent, but have the experience and vision to truly excel. We search globally for a number of senior retail functions including:

  • Buying and merchandising
  • Corporate affairs and communications
  • CEO and managing director
  • Finance
  • Marketing and market research
  • Human resources
  • Logistics and operations
  • Non-Executive directors
  • Sales and business development

Positions for which we've successfully recruited in the past include a Buying Director for Abel & Cole, Marketing Director for Bang & Olufsen, a Buying & Merchandising Director for House of Fraser, and Head of Retail for P&O Ferries Ltd.

We work with you to understand the exact details of your senior retail appointments, as well as the unique environment, dynamics and culture of your organisation. We use our research skills and contacts to uncover talent for shortlisting, examining skills and experience, as well as personality, motivation and attitude.

We always request references, and conduct careful cross-checking to ensure a candidate’s motivations match the needs of your vacancies. We also provide extensive aftercare for successful and unsuccessful candidates.

Through the assessment of companies applying, Thewlis Graham were more in tune with the needs of the Association than other companies.

Louise Robinson, Vice-President
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