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Retail Grocery

We know what makes a great candidate across every channel of the food and beverage industry, because food and beverage is all we do. We qualify Retail Grocery channel executive search candidates for growth agility and cross-functional compatibility, taking a holistic view of your organization’s needs for growth and leadership. Our Optimal Fit approach ensures the right match the first time for your retail grocery channel executive search.

The Retail Grocery channel is one of the most complex and quickly changing verticals in the industry right now. Retail Grocery consumer demographics and behaviors continue to shift dramatically as Millennials control more of the household grocery budget every year, and their shifting tastes and priorities require an agile market response. Margins are also changing, and competition is fierce for grocery retail share. The Retail Grocery channel continues to grapple with the training and recruitment pipeline as competition for top talent remains fierce with the Technology and Healthcare sectors, making succession planning even more difficult.

Today’s agile, growth-oriented Retail Grocery suppliers and distributors need strong leaders with the growth agility to embrace change and recognize opportunity in times of disruption. The Wolf Search Optimal Fit advantage digs deep past the core competencies of the role and delves into the intangibles that distinguish top talent in the food and beverage industry. Let us help you find the leaders who are ready to make the difference for your Retail Grocery vertical.

Wolf Search Solutions has a proven track record of placing game-changing talent across a broad range of food and beverage company types and at varying stages of the business life cycle. We have the necessary expertise in placing pivotal leadership who can drive next-generation growth while embracing your organization’s inherent culture.

Wolf has been building and nurturing our extensive network for more than 30 years. We have a discerning eye for the unique leaders who have the stamina required to thrive in fast-paced environments where accountability, execution, and delivery are paramount. Wolf identifies leaders who lean into ambiguity, have a passion for building, and possess highly developed strategic and execution agility. Intuitively, we know how to deliver the unique few who simplify the complex and drive results, even when the roadmap isn’t clearly laid out.

“Lisa Wolf has been my go-to partner for many years. What sets Lisa and her team apart from traditional search firms is the time spent getting to really know your company, your goals, and your personal style as a leader to ensure they bring forward candidates that are not only vetted for capability fit, but also for cultural fit for the long term. They spend an exhaustive amount of time getting to know the business and more importantly, in getting to know and preparing the candidates to ensure the optimal fit can be determined. I've come to rely on Lisa and her team for more than building my teams, but also in assessing employer brand perception in the industry and providing valuable insights as we continue to build our high performing entrepreneurial culture. Bottom line—Lisa and her team are food industry recruiting experts. They get me and my vision. Working with them is a special experience.”

Wendy Davidson

President of Americas
Glanbia Performance Nutrition

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