Indian consumer durables/FMCG industry witnessed stable hiring trends during the year 2015. In the beginning of second quarter industry saw rise in hiring activities, end of the quarter saw drop in hiring activities. It is projected that manpower demand will increase across key job roles with sales, engineering and logistics. Sales and associated roles saw maximum demand. Experienced quality professionals were also in demand.
Demand for entry level professionals across production, manufacturing, maintenance specialists witnesses stable growth during the year. There was a rise in demand for supply chain, logistics, quality control and purchasing/sourcing functional skills. Metros such as Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Chennai created more than 50% entry level jobs. Demand for sales/BD positions, engineers, logistic professionals saw maximum growth in hiring. On the flip side HR professionals and marketing people saw drop in demand during the year.
Talent demand for mid level professionals across core sales and support roles such as sales, engineering, logistics, marketing and IT was on rise during the year 2015. Meanwhile quality control, front office roles and content writers also reported significant rise in demand at middle level in the consumer durables/ FMCG sector. Software engineers, purchasing/sourcing profiles, relationship management and material management verticals saw huge demand during the period. Demand for data analysts, digital marketers and brand managers and soft skills trainers will be on the rise. Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Gujarat saw considerable growth in hiring activities during the period.
Demand for senior level professionals across logistics, supply chain, IT and quality assurance roles reported a considerable growth during the year. During the year senior level professionals saw significant talent demand across cities such as Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.Business management,consultants,sales,logistics,quality control and customer support roles reported maximum growth during the period.