Our Focus / Expertise

People are the single biggest competitive advantage a company has because you cannot replicate them.

Retail, Fashion & CPG

The fashion retail industry of the country derives its strength from fast urbanization, FDI and development of the economy. It is estimated that the US $45 billion Indian fashion apparel market will grow at a CAGR of 10 per cent to touch the US $122 billion by 2025.

Factors boosting the growth of this sector include:
  •  The large young consuming population has made India a highly lucrative market for international brands. Changes in preferences from non-branded to branded, fashion-conscious owing to mass media and social media penetration is furthering the growth of this industry.
  •  Favourable trade policies of the government and increased penetration of organized retail among other factors are contributing to making the Indian fashion industry attractive for investors.

SilverPeople

Silverpeople has made a strong reputation as 'preferred service provider' for most of the top-notch retail players in the country. We have already supported/are supporting most of the incumbent medium to large players in the Retail industry. We have carefully mapped the industry and understand what talent exists, what it takes to recruit them and bring unparalleled expertise to deliver better results, faster.

Representative Searches
  • CEO: For one of the French retailer planning India entry
  • COO: For a luxury brand
  • CFO: for a leading national hypermarket chain
  • Partnership director: India's leading footwear retailer
  • Head Operations for a leading e-commerce player in the home category
  • General manager sales: leading apparel brand
  • Head marketing: leading luxury apparel brand
  • Manager HR: prominent home furnishing brand
  • DGM: Finance and Legal: Luxury brand licensee company
  • Recruited entire top and middle management for very well funded IIM alumni retail startup
  • Buying/Merchandising/Category heads/managers : Multiple retail brands across country across categories - apparel(men/women) / footwear / accessories / luggage/ lingerie/ kidswear
  • National, regional, area sales manager - Multiple retailers and brands across India
  • Multiple support function positions in HR/ Finance/ Legal/ IT for multiple clients

E-Commerce

While the penetration of e-commerce is low in India compared to markets like the United States and the United Kingdom but is growing at a much faster rate.

The growth in India for e-commerce is at an inflexion point, supported by multiple factors like:
  • Increasing broadband and 3G penetration
  • Burgeoning, an upwardly mobile middle class with high disposable incomes
  • Busy lifestyles, urban traffic congestion and lack of time for offline shopping
  • Increased usage of online classified sites, with more consumer buying and selling second-hand goods

India's e-commerce industry which is at US$ 17 billion is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30 per cent to reach US$ 200 billion by 2026. It is on an upward growth trajectory and will surpass the US to become the second largest e-commerce market in the world by 2034.

SilverPeople

Silverpeople have picked the trend early on and had started focusing on this industry from the very beginning. We have built the right capability and resources moreover are placed right at the top when it comes to recruiting for e-commerce companies. We have helped most of the e-commerce operating in India to find the right resources across positions and set up the business in India.

Representative Searches
  • Built a leadership and middle management team from scratch for a German conglomerate to set up multiple e-commerce businesses in India
  • Buying/Merchandising/Category heads/Managers : Multiple e-commerce players across country across categories - apparel(men/women) / footwear / kidswear / accessories / luggage / lingerie
  • Online marketing specialist: For one of leading player in online travel booking domain
  • Online reputation manager: For one of leading player in the school merchandise online retail
  • Head Operations for a leading e-commerce player in the home category
  • Catalogue team for multiple e-commerce players, the roles included fashion photographers, graphic designers, content writers, image editors, stylists and Quality managers across levels
  • SEO/SEM/SMM specialists for various e-commerce players across locations NCR, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune
  • In-house strategic consultants for a leading e-commerce player in India
  • AVP's operation for multiple categories for a leading e-commerce player in India
  • Multiple support function positions in HR, Finance and Legal for few e-commerce players in India

Education / EduTech

The Indian education system, recognized as one of the largest in the world, is divided into two major segments of core and non-core businesses. While schools and higher education form the core group, the non-core business consists of pre-schools, vocational training and coaching classes.

The education sector is currently estimated at US$ 100 billion and is expected to reach US$ 180 billion by 2020. There are more than 1.5 million schools having an enrolment of 260 million students, there are about 751 universities and more than 35,539 colleges.

With increasing internet penetration, India has become the second largest market for e-learning after the US. India needs 1.2 million more teachers under the Right to Education Campaign, according to the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. With 546 million people under 25 years of age, there is huge potential in India in the education sector that needs to be tapped.

SilverPeople

At Silverpeople, we have been closely following the sector and understand the challenges as well as the dynamics of operating in this sector. Given the sharp gap in demand-supply ratio, we have geared up to play a major role to help recruit the best talent available across roles.

Representative Searches
  • Country Manager: Leading education content company
  • GM: Finance and Accounts: Leading publishing company
  • Operations Manager: Education company based out of NCR
  • GM: Education for an MNC dealing with overseas education
  • Head Operations for a leading e-commerce player in the home category
  • Manager/Asst. Manager: Training, for multiple institutes and training companies
  • Commissioning editors for a leading publishing and content education company
  • Counsellors across the level for multiple educational and training institutes
  • Manager: BD, across multiple locations/regions for a leading educational content company
  • Principal: for an education trust based out of Bangalore
  • Multiple admin/support function/teaching positions across location multiple clients

Real Estate

Besides Agriculture, Real Estate is the second largest employer in the economy. It comprises four sub-sectors - housing, retail, hospitality, and commercial. While housing contributes to five-six per cent of the country's GDP, the remaining three sub-sectors are also growing at a rapid pace, meeting the increase in infrastructural needs.

Hospitality market comprises hotels, serviced apartments and convention centres. NCR and Mumbai remain the biggest hospitality markets in India.

According to the 'Real Estate and Construction Professionals in India by 2020' study by Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in November 2011, there is a demand-supply gap of the order of 82-86 per cent in the number of professionals and the skill sets in real estate sector. The study indicates a supply-demand gap of 44 million core professionals by 2020.

SilverPeople

Silverpeople is closely following the developments and is aware of the challenges this industry face, one of foremost being getting the right people on board. Silverpeople have helped/helping multiple corporations in the real estate industry to get the right people on board, faster. Our stronghold in the retail and consumer product industry positions us uniquely to be able to understand the nuisances of multiple business roles and close them most efficiently.

Representative Searches
  • AGM: Sales & Marketing, for a leading real estate developer
  • Mall Manager : for a prestigious client dealing in commercial and residential development
  • Engineer Planning & Control : for a niche high end real estate developer
  • GM / DGM : Sales and BD for a leading player in commercial real estate development
  • Site Engineer, planning managers, QC managers : for multiple real estate companies
  • Senior Sales/Customer support Consultants for an upcoming real estate player in India
  • Multiple BDM's for few real estate players in Bangalore
  • Multiple engineering positions: Structural Engineer, Planning Engineer, Design Engineer for a client specializing in Villa project development

FinTech

The global FinTech sector is expected to reach $45 billion in value by 2020, growing steadily at a CAGR of 7.1%. India would play a crucial role, given that the backdrop is supportive. The Indian FinTech industry is expected to reach $2.4 billion by 2020. As per a PWC report, India offers the highest expected return on investment on FinTech projects at 29% versus a global average of 20%.

This sector has bright growth prospects due to many factors including:
  • The government has been pushing for financial inclusion, digitization and startup activity that has led to the introduction of policy initiatives which provide a strong foundation to the FinTech sector in India.
  • There are strategic partnerships happening between Fintech companies and the experienced traditional banking sector.
  • Moves like demonetization have given a massive fillip to the FinTech sector. Government policies in India are evolving quickly, providing a favourable backdrop for FinTech.

This fast growth of the sector comes with multiple challenges, most prominent among them being finding right people

SilverPeople

Silverpeople has served FinTech industry from the very beginning. In fact, we have helped most of the FinTech companies operating in India to find the right talent across positions and set up the business in India.

We are amongst the top HR consulting companies who have built the right capability and resources for recruitment in the FinTech sector.

Representative Searches
  • Data scientist for a large electronic payment company
  • Research analyst for a credit rating product company
  • Fraud detection Manager for a Lending platform
  • Sales and Marketing Head for payment gateway company
  • Head of Technology for an AI FinTech company
  • Mobile Architect for online Insurance company
  • Visualization Engineer for a company dealing in Cryptocurrency
  • Investment Manager for a Bangalore based credit company
  • UI/UX designers for personal finance company
  • Portfolio Manager for a Delhi based B2C loan portal

Big Data, Analytics & AI

As per NASSCOM, big data sector in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 26 per cent for the next five years. It will reach a value of $16 billion by 2025 and India will have a 32 per cent share in the global market. India is witnessing a tremendous growth in useful information that will make the adoption of big data technologies and practices a significant opportunity for enterprises.

The recent trends are encouraging for the industry.
  • There is an increased demand for cloud-based and predictive analytics solutions by industries such as BFSI, retail, telecom and healthcare
  • Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), has drafted "Big Data Management Policy" for Indian audit and accounts departments in order to promote the use of data analysis to improve their functions
  • With an objective to optimize private businesses and public goods and services, NITI Aayog had crafted a multi-faceted approach to further the development of India's capability in Big Data
  • While the IT services and analytics firms in the North American market currently dominate the global market with their big data solutions, companies emerging in India are expected to catch up soon as this region is quickly becoming a hub for high-end data solutions

India is starting to face a demand-supply gap of data analytics professionals. The talent supply is short even in the US job market with only 40 out of 100 positions for data scientists being filled.

SilverPeople

Silverpeople has worked effectively with many reputed companies that employ Big Data and Analytics professionals. We follow the sector closely and understand the challenges as well as the dynamics of operating in it. We have been successful as recruitment partners by finding a confluence between the job requirements and the skill-sets available right now.

Representative Searches
  • Chief Data architect
  • Predictive Modeller
  • Big Data administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Big Data / Hadoop developer
  • SAS programmer
  • CTO
  • Advanced Analytics specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Multiple senior positions in support functions like HR, Marketing, Finance
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