Working in the fast moving consumer goods industry is bound to be fast paced as well as very challenging and rewarding. The industry tends to be quick moving and people can expect to move up the career ladder fairly fast.
This article examines what you might expect to experience at each stage in your career.
As an entry level employee you may expect to work in two different roles before moving onto the next stage, roles such as sales rep, assistant brand manager, manufacturing manager and HR advisor are likely to be open to you.
After a couple of years you may expect to reach manager level, here you will probably work in a couple of different roles before moving on. You will need to build up experience within managing people as well as your knowledge on the industry.
When you reach middle management level you need a range of experience amongst different roles, you will also find that international experience will become very important too. Typical roles at this stage include senior manufacturing managers, IT managers, senior category managers and business integration leaders.
The next stage on will be director level. To get to this stage you will need an impressive track record as well as lots of experience in people management. You will also need international experience in order to reach this level. Typically you will find roles such as finance controllers, global brand managers and finance controllers.
When you have worked at director level for a few years you will hopefully progress into a senior director level role. Here you will be expected to make a big impact in the arena
The final stage in your career should be senior executive level, at this level you might expect roles such as senior vice president, global sales, regional director and other vice president roles.
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