Analyst, Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods Practice


Founded in 1956, Spencer Stuart is one of the largest privately-held global executive search firms, specializing in senior-level executive search, board of director appointments and executive assessment services. Across its 56 offices in 30 countries, Spencer Stuart has a professional team of approximately 600 search Consultants and Associates.

As a private firm, we pride ourselves on fostering a special culture, which is both highly collegial and non-hierarchical - one in which intelligence, insight, excellence, responsiveness, humor, global spirit and interpersonal skills are highly valued.

Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods Practice

The retail, apparel and luxury goods industries have been subject to intense change across all functions and channels in recent years. Digital technologies have given consumers unparalleled access to products and information, significantly raising the bar for the customer experience. Our clients turn to us for our extensive industry and functional expertise, access to exceptional candidates, and deep understanding of talent and marketplace issues that will impact a leader's success.

As former senior executives of retail companies, our consultants have the networks and firsthand industry knowledge and understanding to attract outstanding senior-level talent. We have conducted 1,200 senior executive and board director searches in the industry over the past three years and have access to more than 100,000 senior retail executives. Our clients range from private, early-stage companies to multinational organizations in sectors spanning department stores, fashion and luxury goods, grocer, drug and convenience, and mass, online and specialty retail.

Position Summary

The Retail Analyst is responsible for producing industry and/or functional analysis reports in support of search engagements, internal meetings and new business initiatives. This includes competitive information, trends across sub-sectors and target company list development. The board analyst provides analysis and conclusions to be incorporated into client-ready documents. Over time, it is expected that the retail analyst will develop functional expertise by maintaining an awareness of industry trends and "best in class" leaders/future leaders.

This is a full time role and this analyst will split their time between Spencer Stuart's New York office.

Ideal Experience

We are eager to hear from recent graduates (1-2 years of work experience) or members of the Class of 2017 interested in exploring professional services opportunities within the field of executive search. Applicants should have majored in liberal arts, business, or related fields of study and evince a well-roundedness, including significant leadership experience. A 3.5+ GPA is desired.

A successful candidate is someone who is self-directed, independent and able to proactively address the needs of the practice. Outstanding candidates will have demonstrated a passion and ability for performing critical research and communicating their findings clearly and cogently. They will be graceful under pressure, enjoy fast paced environments, and be excellent multitaskers.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with other high-end professional services firms.

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