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FMCG Talent: How To Find It – Recruitment Best Practices

31st August 2023

In the fast-paced world of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), the search for top-tier talent is a continuous challenge. We’ve been around for over two decades now, so have amassed tonnes of experience in identifying and securing the best FMCG talent. Read on to find out our four tip tips…

1. Understanding the FMCG Landscape

The FMCG sector operates in a dynamic environment where agility, innovation, and adaptability are paramount. To find top talent, it’s crucial to grasp the industry’s nuances, trends, and emerging skills. At Seven Search and Selection, our team have an intimate understanding of the FMCG landscape. We ensure that our recruitment strategies are finely tuned to source candidates who align with the industry’s demands.

2. Leveraging Specialised Networks

One of the hallmarks of effective FMCG recruitment is having access to specialised networks that span across roles, functions, and geographies. Over the years, we have built an extensive network that connects us with both active and passive FMCG professionals. Our far-reaching connections enable us to tap into hidden talent pools and identify individuals who might not be actively seeking new opportunities but are prime candidates for your organisation.

FMCG Talent Network

3. Customised Approach to Recruitment

Every organisation has unique requirements when it comes to talent acquisition. At Seven, we recognise that one size doesn’t fit all. Our tailored approach to recruitment involves deep consultation with our clients to understand their company culture, values, and specific talent needs. This enables us to craft precise candidate profiles and carry out targeted searches, ensuring that we deliver the best candidates. Candidates who not only possess the required skills, but also seamlessly integrate into your organisation’s ethos.

4. Candidate Experience Matters

The FMCG industry is highly competitive, and attracting top talent requires a positive candidate experience. Our approach prioritises clear communication, transparent feedback, and a smooth interview process. All these things help showcase your organisation as an employer of choice. We believe that providing a stellar candidate experience not only fosters goodwill but also establishes your company as a destination for FMCG professionals seeking growth and advancement.

FMCG Talent positive experience


In the world of FMCG, finding and securing top talent is an art that requires industry expertise, networks, and a deep understanding of your organisation’s unique needs. At Seven we really know our stuff when it comes to FMCG recruitment, bringing decades of experience, specialised networks, customised strategies, and a commitment to candidate experience. If you have any recruitment challenges you want to discuss, please chat to one of our team.

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