A More Experienced Approach to Consumer Goods & Retail Recruitment

Relationships Matter To Us

Our team understands the value of relationships. We employ a uniquely principled and disciplined executive search strategy, and in so doing, are highly trusted and respected by clients and candidates within the CPG community. We engage our clients, are selective and strategic in whom we present to them, and often challenge them to see beyond “boxed-in” ideals.

To our candidates, we are trusted career advisors, listening to their needs, treating them like people and not commodities, and being open, direct, and transparent. In doing so, we are often able to attract the best individuals that other firms simply cannot move.

We Have Direct Industry Experience

What makes us different is that we are more than just expert recruiters. Unlike other search firms, our senior recruiters bring consumer goods retail experience to every search and know the skill sets and personality types that drive success in the industry. We have worked with operations and understand product ideation, development, lifecycle approach and execution. When we take on a search, we have the ability to have comprehensive, industry discussions with candidates to ensure competency and skill set.

The IQ PARTNERS Advantage


  • We have built teams in the following functional areas: Sales, Marketing, Category Management, Trade Marketing and Product Development
  • We know Manufacturing and have built teams within all functional and linear lines such as QA, and PD
  • We employ a unique candidate assessment process ‐ called smartFACTOR™ ‐ which helps us respond quickly with better qualified consumer goods retail candidates
  • We are selective, strategic, and engaged - we meet and assess all potential candidates to create a "long-list", and then work with our clients to determine a short list of the best candidates to be introduced to the hiring team
  • We have placed leaders within organizations and have successfully built the corresponding team to surround them


Meet the Headhunter: Maurizio Calconi, Toronto Consumer Goods & Retail Recruiter 

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