Retail is a high paced, continuously evolving environment. From the products on the shelf and the consumer demands, to the channels retailers use to reach their target markets. Technology within retail is no different.

There are factors at work to make sure IT does not only support the business, but pushes it forward, streamlining day to day operational processes, increasing brand awareness, accessibility and customer loyalty. Having the right systems in place has a direct contribution to a retailer’s bottom line, which is why it is important to have the right leadership team to support this.

We work with a number of international clients consulting on the best solutions for their growth and recruitment needs across the following main verticals:

1. Technology – We provide executive search services right across the end to end retail technology marketplace from ecommerce and point of sales right through to merchandising and back office support functions. The positions we recruit are CEO’s and their C Level teams (including HR and Finance)/ VP’s/ Regional management/ Directors, sales, pre-sales, professional services, marketing and product management roles. The clients we work with range from start up, niche software vendors through to world-wide industry leaders.

2. Retail – Grocery, fashion & apparel, non-food, luxury, web-based. The positions we recruit are CIO’s, Ecommerce Directors, Chief Digital Officer’s,

Chief Customer Officer’s and senior IT Management (Infrastructure, Applications and Architecture), Directors and Project / PMO teams. Clients include large grocery retail, high fashion and ecommerce businesses.

3. Consulting – Consultancies / Outsourcing / Systems Integration. The positions we recruit are regional Management / Directors / VP’s / Partners, sales, client / engagement managers, and various consultant grades. We work with varied companies in this area from small, niche consultancies right through to large system integrators.

4. Private Equity/VC Community: Gillespie Manners advise and support a number of small and large global PE and VC organisation’s with their investment’s within the retail market, placing NED’s, Chairmen and their leadership teams of technology and ecommerce business’s.

Within each of these verticals we have dedicated teams focused on building relationships and networks, ensuring we are best placed to deliver strategic assignments. As trusted advisors, our main focus is building long term successful partnerships making sure we are there for our clients when they face challenges related to growth and building market leading teams.  We support clients with their ongoing hiring strategy to ensure both clients and candidates career goals and business aspirations are achieved.

Our business is global with successful assignments across EMEA, North America, Australasia and South East Asia too.