The health and beauty sector is diverse and fast-moving; a highly competitive marketplace where CEOs need to be forward-thinking and agile to stay ahead of the pack.
For many, the current pandemic has driven sales to unprecedented levels. As salons closed, people clamoured to buy home hair dye kits, nail products and face creams to carry out their own treatments at home.
Elsewhere, others changed their offering, making hand sanitiser and PPE rather than their original products. Similarly, businesses within the pharmaceutical sector have seen a surge in demand for products as people seek over-the-counter medicines to heal themselves at home.
At Red Diamond, we have been fortunate that many of our clients have experienced a huge growth trajectory recently, especially those who have changed what they produce or how they work, whether it’s switching to manufacturing PPE, having entire teams working remotely or moving premises.
And when the time is right, those businesses will be flexible enough to switch back to their original offering.
Ahead Of The Pack
Leaders in this industry need to be one step ahead of the competition – which means that from our point of view, when you’re looking to place a CEO or vice-president, you also need to be on the front foot and in touch with the right people in the right industries.
As headhunters, it’s vital that we are tuned in to the trends that are shaping how industries operate. Sustainability is a huge consideration for all our sectors right now with businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint both in production and in the supply chain. In the beauty industry, for example, cleansing products that use microbeads have been shunned as they are not biodegradable.
Consolidation is another prevailing theme, whether that be moving to smaller premises or streamlining what is produced.
When you’re making senior appointments in markets such as pharma and health and beauty, you have to immerse yourself in these sectors so you truly understand how what we offer can reduce the pain points that exist for CEOs. With an excellent understanding of our clients’ industries, we can ensure we are the first port of call.
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