India is a key talent hub for many Indian FMCG companies for various tech roles. Rise is demand for tech professionals has created great demand for various roles across tech, data and digital professionals in FMCG and consumer durable companies. Hence, FMCG sector is a key sector for the engineering talent across supply chain/ manufacturing space, other than hiring specialists in sales and marketing professionals. As well as, India is considered as a key talent hub for various roles in recruitment process. Companies are looking to hire food technologists for R&D. India has also become a key hub for global IS and business process excellence teams to look for technical talent in those verticals.
However, technology is playing key role in recruitment industry whereas big data skills are in demand; data analytics has become more of a survival skill across industries and functions. Data analytics is required for all roles and there is a huge demand for core analytics specialists in consumer insights as well as in business process excellence verticals. While the growing importance of online presence also created demand for digital specialist roles like digital marketing, with appreciation of newer channels like e-commerce and modern trade.
India has become the global hub for FMCG jobs creation, where companies are hiring for global markets. Recent study mentioned that most FMCG companies have a strong bias to hire early and grow internal talent versus hiring talent at senior roles. Here’s how FMCG sector is creating global career opportunities like India becomes a net exporter of talent for senior level leadership roles globally. Global talent in FMCG is increasingly seeking emerging markets exposure and India becomes a market where expat talent gets that exposure. But companies are looking for cultural fit, higher learning ability, deliver on diverse roles and create impact in multiple situations in a potential candidate.