Endaba were retained to conduct a bespoke project to understand how key functions work across the apparel sector of the UK across all categories. The client was looking to understand the structures and workings as well as the interface between the functions to aid a new Director who had not worked in Europe.
Working across Europe and APAC, Endaba were retained to find over 6 senior executives over an 18-month period. Working with this global yet family-led business, which had recently undertaken a move to a vertical business model as well as dealing with a perceived weakened brand understanding in the Asian market meant that this brief came with a unique set of challenges.
The client was in the process of relocating their product creation teams of one of their brands. After a consultation period with existing teams, they predicted that approximately 40 positions would become vacant across various functions at a variety of levels, including a Vice President and 3 Director roles. They were looking to understand the organisational structures, reporting lines, remit of teams and how they interface within the business, as well as the Product Lifecycle of 14 competing brands across Europe. Subsequently, they were looking for top talent to populate the vacancies.
The client wanted to partner with Endaba as an independent, external sounding board. They wished to ensure they were building a strong foundation for the future within each business that they invest and grow.