By Maurizio Calconi
In today’s uncertain economic climate, it can be hard to predict which companies will be around for the long haul. However, the recent excitement of the arrival in Canada of major successful US retailers has restored confidence in retail job seekers. Recently, there has been growth resulting in the creation and retention of more retail jobs, not only in stores, but also in the company flagship and headquarters that support and manage them.
A retail career can offer a competitive salary, career advancement and the ability to travel. A profession in retail integrates the understanding and implementation of many different business disciplines including accounting, marketing, finance, human resources. The prerequisites for the success in retail besides hard work include analytical skills, creativity, decisiveness, flexibility, initiative, leadership, organization, risk taking, stress tolerance, perseverance and enthusiasm.
As a Partner at IQ PARTNERS, Maurizio is senior generalist with extensive experience in management to executive level searches across a range of industries. Typical searches have included roles in Strategy & Operations, Digital Strategy, and International searches, primarily at the mid-management to executive level. Maurizio’s true passion is working on difficult, broad searches, and finding those “needle in a haystack” specialized candidates.