Jobs in the Health and Beauty Industry
Posted on 25-08-21 by Admin
Health and beauty products fall into the non-food fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) category. This category includes hair care, cosmetics, skincare, fragrances and healthcare products. Non-food FMCG companies are usually large businesses with a wide distribution network. Examples include Unilever, Pfizer and L’Oreal. Unlike some other industries, the FMCG market is very stable and continues to grow, so there are always jobs available.
The Health and Beauty Industry Today
According to Professional Beauty Magazine, UK consumers will spend £487 per head on health and beauty products by 2022. It was also predicted to be the fastest-growing market by 2022. As technology evolves and trends change, so does the industry, providing new products and services. It’s no surprise then that the health and beauty industry offers great career opportunities to the right candidates in a wide range of job functions.
Routes into Health and Beauty
When it comes to careers in the health and beauty sector, there are so many different areas you could find yourself.
At Clear Edge, we work within a select number of functions for health and beauty recruitment. We also specialise in placing candidates within middle management roles and beyond. This is to ensure that we provide the best service possible and that our consultants are 100% focused on matching you with the right employer.
The recruitment process for large FMCG organisations can sometimes take longer than other industries as they like to make sure potential candidates meet the right criteria. As your recruitment partner, we’ll support you through the process from initial application to your first day on the job.
Below are the areas of specialisation in which Clear Edge can help you find your next role:
Sales is all about relationship building. In sales, you’ll likely play a part in developing relationships with vendors for health, hair and beauty products. Working in sales could include managing existing customer accounts or working in business development to acquire new customers. Sales roles with more experience could involve overseeing a regional or national sales team.
Marketing can offer a range of roles that contribute to the promotion of a product. Within marketing, you could find yourself producing content and promotional materials, working in social media or even working in data analysis. Working in marketing for an FMCG organisation, you can combine your expert skill set with your knowledge and passion for health, hair and beauty products. We recruit for roles at executive level through to manager and director level.
If you’re no stranger to the online marketplace, you could use your skills and passion for health and beauty to help a business sell online. Whether that’s via an ecommerce site or Amazon, the health and beauty industry is growing rapidly in the online space, now more than ever and there are vacancies to match.
Operations, Technical & Supply
Healthy and Beauty FMCG isn’t all about selling; the products need to come from somewhere. You could be involved in product development and quality assurance for a particular product or range. There will be cases where existing products need to be improved or newer and better alternatives need testing and developing. Quality control is also important when it comes to products such as cosmetics and skincare as people apply these products to their skin.
As we previously mentioned, FMCG companies tend to have a vast, national distribution network meaning that efficient supply chain management and operations are crucial.
Buying / Procurement
For an FMCG company, efficient production is key and to do this, the production lines need a consistent supply. You could be responsible for buying or procuring materials needed to produce the product or its packaging and ensuring continuity of supply. You’ll be looking out for your company’s best interests ensuring due diligence has been carried out on suppliers and that the current contracts are as cost efficient as they can be.
Who said numbers couldn’t be beautiful too? If you’re as passionate about finance as you are for health, hair and beauty, you could apply to work in a financial role within a company. You might find yourself working on financial strategy, budgets and forecasts within the health and beauty sector of a company. You’ll have a strong analytical mind and great accounting skills.
Why Choose Clear Edge to find your next Health and Beauty Role?
We like to stand out from the crowd by understanding you as an individual, becoming your career advisor for life. Each of our consultants manages only a small number of vacancies at any given time. This gives them the opportunity to perform dedicated headhunting work.
Our national connections ensure we have the best opportunities available and that we provide a service that is second to none. Our depth of knowledge and expertise ensures that you and your employer are the perfect match.
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