CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS PRACTICE
Our Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) practice represents well-known and emerging brands nationwide. We are proud to align ourselves with mission-driven companies and better-for-you brands that are truly walking the talk and demonstrating a positive effect on the community and environment around them.
We handle the identification and recruitment of top flight candidates across numerous functions including Sales, Marketing, Innovation & Product Development, Research, Quality Assurance, Finance, Supply Chain/Operations and all areas of Manufacturing ranging from C-Suite to Sr. Analyst level roles.
In today’s fiercely competitive market, it is more crucial than ever to partner with an executive firm with a proven track record who will go that extra mile for your business. Our recruitment strategies are tailored specifically to our client’s needs as well as to the ever-changing job market. The benefit of working with a boutique firm is that our “off limits” list is much shorter compared to larger search firms who work with all the big-name CPG companies. We have the unique ability to choose our clients that closely align with our team values and interest.
Jean and Scott lead our CPG practice growing and developing our current clients as well and bringing on new and exciting companies to partner with. With Jean’s broad knowledge and experience in the CPG market as well as the plant-based industry, our clients can be confident in her ability to meet their senior leadership talent acquisition needs. Her attention to detail, strong planning skills and subject matter expertise contribute to the successful completion of any assignment that we are entrusted with.
Jean is a 10+ year vegan with a true passion and connection in the natural foods and mission-driven companies. Jean leverages her industry relationships to connect top talent with high growth, emerging companies.
Scott decided to make a significant career change after a successful 15-year sales career with Southern Glazer Wine and Spirits. He, like so many of our candidates candidates, understood that there is no reward without the risk.
While at Southern Wine and Spirits, Scott excelled at developing and building long-lasting relationships, actively searched for and found products to increase clients’ bottom line, and showed consistency over time. Due to his alignment with Berkeley Search Consultants’ dedication to developing long term relationships with their clients and the individuals they place, Scott was a natural fit for the Consumer Packaged Goods team as Director of Client Development.
Together Jean and Scott have expanded Berkeley Search Consultants to the Central Coast where they have grown the Ag sector of their practice. Both have a strong connection to the local community and farming industry. This is where it all starts and by partnering with local business, they have seen how the CPG world becomes even smaller and more connected.
Jean and Scott’s teamwork doesn’t just stop at the office. They compete together in Crossfit competitions all around California. It’s this competitive drive and teamwork that allows them to be so successful in business as well as on every project that take on with their clients.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky
Jean Spear – VP of Consumer Packaged Goods, Practice
|Description of Company||Position Title||Location|
|Fortune 500 Cosmetics Retailer||Director of Production||San Francisco, CA|
|50M Artisan Oil Company||VP Of Sales||Woodland, CA|
|100M Frozen Food Manufacturer||Senior Director of Marketing||Walnut Creek, CA|
|500M Foodservice and Bakery||Director HR Operations||San Ramon, CA|
|50M+ Food Manufacturer||Director of Marketing||Berkeley, CA|
|100M+ Cosmetics Company||VP of Supply Chain||San Francisco, CA|
|500M Food Delivery||VP HR||San Jose, CA|
|100M Plant-Based Foods||Sr. Manager, Forecasting & Planning||Richmond, CA|
|Fortune 500 Cosmetics Retailer||Senior Global Brand Manager||New York City, NY|
|Fortune 500 Cosmetics Retailer||Director of Global Brand Management||San Francisco, CA|
|100M Produce Company||Director of Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory||Salinas, CA|
|300M+ Organic Lettuce||VP of West Operations||Salinas, CA|
|500M+ Dietary Supplements||VP of Contract Sales||Santa Cruz, CA|
|100M Oil Production||National Sales Manager||Oxnard, CA|
|500M+ Product Company||Director of Procurement||Salinas, CA|
|Start-Up Nutrition Company||Controller||Sisters, OR|