Consumer Packaged Goods Jobs, or CPG Jobs, are careers that fall within the consumer packaged goods industry. Common examples of readily available consumer packaged goods include packaged items for quick use and replacement. Food and beverages, household cleaning products, cosmetics, hygiene products, and even some pet products are all consumer packaged goods.
CPG products are often sold in grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and supermarkets. Competing for shelf space in these retail locations is highly competitive, and the logistics of getting the products from the manufacturer to the retailer dictate the need for many jobs within the consumer packaged goods industry.
CBA states that the CPG industry supports more than 20 million American jobs and contributes 2 trillion dollars to the economy each year. Jobs in the CPG industry are thriving and, for the most part, are insulated from typical economic valleys. California and Texas are the two leading states for these careers.
Common career fields in CPG include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Consumer Research
- Corporate Careers (finance, accounting, HR, etc.)
- Product Development
- Account Management
- Store Careers (Brand ambassadors)
- Product Management
Individuals looking to enter the CPG industry, or make a career move while working inside the industry, are advised to use a reputable CPG Recruiting Company to assist with placement. CPG recruiting is a specialized industry, and recruiters offer great value to both candidates and employers.
A reputable consumer packaged goods recruiter will have a thorough handle on the industry’s availability of careers and can assist job seekers in finding the perfect position.
They will also help employers fill positions with the best available talent by developing a personalized recruiting strategy. CPG recruiters have tens of thousands of contacts within the industry and specialize in networking among candidates so they can present employers with the needle in the haystack. Often, the best available talent for a position is a professional not actively looking for a change, making networking paramount.
Professional CPG Recruiters also smooth the transitional process by managing initial interviews, coordinating the next steps, assisting in salary negotiations, and consulting on the offer and onboarding process.
The professional CPG Recruiters at Hunter & Michaels offer employers and candidates an edge by pairing the best possible professional with a career they are well qualified to move into. We’ve been in the game for over 30 years, and unlike other firms, 100% of our time is dedicated exclusively to the consumer packaged goods industry.
If you’re a job seeker, explore our CPG job board for an updated list of careers. Employers, contact our leadership team for a personalized recruiting and onboarding strategy engineered by trained and tenured industry professionals.