FMCG (Fastest moving consumer good) industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy. FMCG sector creates more job opportunities to the job seekers, while many organizations are gaining exposure through executing of different projects and new career roles. Each and every role is important in FMCG as each product is conceptualized, innovated, tested, marketed and delivered to the end consumer. Core functions like research and development, consumer insights, sales and marketing have great impact on the performance of FMCG industry.
FMCG sector is looking for the professionals with commercial skills and knowledge, able to work across product categories and geographies. Firms across the sector are seeking top talent to lead manufacturing setup. Sales professionals can work in various channels and retail environment across traditional, modern, electronic formats.
FMCG offers fixed pay increments linked with organization needs and focus will be more on performance-linked pay and long-term incentive and employee engagement. The sector is hiring more young talent to grow in to CXO roles and providing training and development programmes to grow in career. There are huge career opportunities for early talent v/s laterals. Lateral hiring is predominantly for select roles in sales as also for rare skills in manufacturing.
Here are some crucial skills to get succeed in FMCG sector:
The major skill required is able to learn and unlearn and demonstrate a good combination of results agility, people agility, change agility and mental agility.
Learning agility is most driven ability of the sector and update your skills as per the changing consumer preferences.
Talent should be updated along with the changing trends of the consumers and customer space and functional abilities should be aligned with the role.
Having technical skills such as digital capability and IL6S exposure is picking up today.