Our competencies cover all fields.

Hofmann Consultants, Executive Search views the consumer goods market from a very broad angle. Thus our competencies span the fields of:

  • Retail (Multichannel/Pure Player)
  • Fashion, Sports & Luxury Goods
  • Professional Services (Management Consulting, Private Equity)
  • Media & Entertainment


We fill leading positions in the consumer goods market.

Hofmann Consultants, Executive Search fills positions in Germany and abroad with internationally experienced executives. All consultants have longstanding operational management experience. Thus we know which candidate suits which corporate culture.

We understand ourselves as experts in the search for:
– managing directors and board members
– second and third tier managers
– specialists

Our functional focus lies on:

  • Sales & Marketing incl. Corporate Communication
  • Digital Positions/Multichannel
  • Corporate Development
  • Procurement / Category Management
  • Operations and Merchandising
  • Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Production and IT
  • Finance, Controlling and Human Resources

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We know the industry’s players noted for their accomplishments.

Supervisory board, advisory board or administrative board – Hofmann Consultants, Executive Search is the prime address for non-executive appointments in the consumer goods sector. Here our expertise is especially valuable. We foster our longstanding relationships to renowned leaders in their field, we can judge who possesses or lacks the necessary expertise.

Changes in supervisory and advisory boards generally do not happen over night. We perceive ourselves as sparring partner for the stakeholders’ often complex considerations. We assist the boards’ inception or reorganisation with constructive advice and ultimately undertake the search for competent executives.

Our priorities:

  • Screening of current competencies and roles, evaluation of board services
  • Identification / selection / appointment of board members and / or
  • Extension of the board competence spectrum, e.g. Reinforcement of the expertise in the context of the digital transformation
  • Establishment and staffing of Digital Advisory Boards (temporary)


We have a special bond with family-owned enterprises..

The consumer goods industry is hallmarked by family-owned enterprises. However, due to ambiguous succession plans the transition from one generation to the next is often difficult.

Over several decades Hofmann Consultants, Executive Search has established a bond with the executive committees of renowned family-run businesses. This relationship allows us to realise a succession in cooperation with the company’s decision makers

We act with foresight, we see ourselves as an interlocutor who devises alternative scenarios. And if necessary, we search for suitable executive or non-executive board members.

Our priorities:

  • Advice on family succession and generational transition
  • Evaluation of leadership competencies (within the family and in the leadership team)
  • Definition of succession process
  • Search / fill CEO (internal / external)
  • Initiation and establishment of board committees to accompany the succession

AESC KopieThe Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) is the professional union of world leaading Executive Search-Firms. Die AESC represents the highest standards in Executive Search.