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Domain - focused expertise helps us find the best fit for your organization. Our Talent Consulting expertise is geared to help you identify millennials leaders across verticals. Discover how our proven methodology, processes, domain expertise and proprietary tools help you find the best people.

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Building and sustaining a strong talent pool is a challenge today’s companies are constantly grappling with. Shifting demographics, work force preference, hiring people who can compete globally while at the same time building new capabilities, investing in technologies is an on-going balancing act. We understand.

We define Talent Consulting in terms of the value we deliver based on clearly articulated metrics:

  • Aligning with your company’s corporate strategy
  • Taking into view your organization’s corporate culture, core values and business principles
  • Measuring our performance yardstick by candidate tenure, performance and value contribution
  • TATs aligned with your Talent Acquisition goals and needs without compromising on quality
  • Capability of managing and delivering complex and niche positions
  • A clear understanding of your business and domain expertise
Food, Agribusiness & Allied

Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for about 58% of India's population. GrossValue Added (GVA) by agriculture, forestry, and fishing is estimated at Rs. 19.48 lakh crore (US$ 276.37 billion) in FY20 (PE). Indian food and grocery market is the world’s sixth-largest, with retail contributing 70% of the sales. E-commerce in food retailing may drive the next phase of its growth.

As a firm with deep domain expertise in Food, Agri, and allied sectors, we provide a complete suite of Talent consulting solutions from Head hunting of millennial leaders to their assessment, succession planning, development & retention services

Our sector specialists cater to the following subsector within the Agri domain:

  • Seeds, Crop Protection, Animal Nutrition and Animal Health – including fertilizer, pesticide, agronomy, agricultural equipment, and animal feed companies
  • Food Production: Contract Farming for various crop types, Staples production, Horticulture/Fruits and Vegetables, Dairy, Fisheries, Bee Keeping, Green House, Micro Irrigation, Precision Agriculture
  • Trading and Supply Chain Management – including the origination, trading and basic processing of fruits and vegetables, grains, pulses, animal protein, oilseeds, sugar, spices, cashew and cocoa and their storage and warehousing
  • Retail: F&V, Agri Input and Grocery Retailing, E Commerce etc.
  • Food and Ingredients – including the processing, bottling, packaging and distribution of products for further food manufacturing and the consumer market
  • Investment banks and NBFCs involved in the food and agri value chain
  • Agritech players in Agri input retailing, Fresh Produce Offtake, Warehousing and Cold-storage Solutions, Agri fintech, Agri Automation including Spraying, Drones and Equipment rentals, Agri Robotics, Food Grading, Agri Advisory services to name a few
Startups & MSMEs Across Industry Verticals

The start-up phenomenon is relatively new in India and is undergoing a dynamic shift. Entrepreneurship and innovation have been the primary triggers in job creation and problem solving. During FY ‘15, over 98,000 new Indian companies were incorporated while in FY ’20 ~1.6 lac new companies and an additional 42000+ LLPs were incorporated.

Nasscom's recent survey ranks India third among global start-up ecosystems. Currently over 4200 start-ups employ approximately 85,000 people while MSMEs account for 110 million employments.

The potential in this segment can only be promising. Entrepreneurs and innovative think-tanks can take off on the one big idea only if they find the right people at the right time.

We believe we can help. iCresset is armed with the expertise and understanding of the unique requirements from organizational design to compensation and benefits, leadership development, assessment and succession planning and talent acquisition, that start-up companies consider mandatory to exist and deliver. Our coterie of professionals and committed experts are well-tuned to the start-up ecosystem and will work in tandem to match our client’s long term vision and goals. Our strategic approach to Talent Consulting is backed by years of proven methodology, unmatched network, proprietary tools and a successful track record which delivers qualitative outputs in short turnaround times.

Industrial Sectors

Given rapid technological advancements, the Industrial sector is one of the most dynamic and challenging landscapes for businesses worldwide. The new trends in the industrial sector like digital transformation, the rise of Industry 4.0, and the scaling of business – require very different types of leadership, what we define as millennial leadership. Leading industrial companies increasingly recognize that the quality of their leadership talent will make the real competitive difference in a world of globalization, rapidly emerging markets, off-shoring, outsourcing, and far-flung supply chains. It is here that iCresset is well positioned to meet the people and organizational needs of industrial companies. From restructuring organizational design to compensation benchmarking, leadership development, assessment and succession planning and of course talent acquisition. With an unmatched combination of local knowledge & Domain expertise while being equipped with data & technology, we are well poised to handle the toughest mandates of our clients.

Sub sectors that we cater to here include but are not limited to

  • Aerospace, Defence and Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Mining & Metals
  • Chemicals
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Industrial Services
  • Paper & Packaging
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Capital Equipment
  • Textile

Consumer Markets

India's consumer markets have grown significantly over last decade to reach a total market size of 1.68 trillion which includes White goods, Retail & Apparels, FMCG & Hospitality & Leisure. The significant demographic shift from urban to rural markets for Consumer products positions iCresset in an enviable position given its team’s extensive domain expertise in hiring for rural markets.

iCresset offers its expertise in Talent Consulting for:

  • Consumer Products
  • Retail
  • Sports and Travel
  • Hospitality and Leisure sectors
  • Advertising and Marketing Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Retail & Apparel and Wellness (Personal Care, Beauty, Fitness) sectors.

Supply chain optimization, Product innovation, Retailer consolidation, Pricing and Trade promotions, Supplier collaboration and growing other emerging markets are the areas where we have acquired talent for, in consumer products, while in retail and apparel we specialize in hiring talent with expertise in omni-channel strategy to merchandising & maintaining financial discipline in order lead these organizations into global markets.

We cater to the hospitality and leisure sector’s needs with extensive domain expertise in: Loyalty program management, Food & Beverage and Spa Management, Enhancing Guest experiences, Event Management, Strategic Business Development, CRM.

Our capabilities, hence, spread across catering to talent management requirements for Cruise Lines, Hotels and Resorts, Travel Services, Restaurants, Car Rentals and Aggregators, Tour Operators, Online Aggregators, Airlines, Convention and Conferences, to name a few.

Financial Services

Financial services is in the midst of a turbulent transformation, both in India and at global level. With memories of the global financial crisis in the not so distant past, multitude of digital disruptions and an uncertain global economy, clients reach out to us for their millennial leadership hiring needs. We help them define successful strategies while recruiting, developing and advising the best overall bus​iness and back-office operational leadership teams that can respond to this rapidly changing environment, maintain a competitive advantage and adeptly face this "new normal."

We cater to organizations & professionals involved in the entire spectrum of financial services including :

  • Banking (B2B and B2C)
  • Consumer & Commercial Finance
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporate Finance & Accounting
  • FinTech
  • Insurance
  • Investment Management & Wealth Management

Private Equity

Our Private Equity Practice provides comprehensive executive search and value adding leadership consulting services to private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

We pride ourselves on understanding the sequential nature of the private equity business and remain committed to provide coverage to its talent requirements across the life cycle of a fund or deal, from raising the capital to deploying it towards ensuring superior returns. Additionally, we successfully work with private equity–backed portfolio companies to bring innovative solutions that meet today’s challenges while securing the leadership needed to deliver on tomorrow’s strategies.

In addition to search, we provide PE specific assessment and performance management services to firms involved in following sub domains like:

  • Venture Capital
  • Growth Capital
  • Mezzanine Financing
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Distressed Buyout financing
Our talent consulting team includes industry as well as functional experts in areas such as sales capability building, supply chain, digitalization, technology and operations, financial services, marketing, regulatory, risk, and human resources.

Lifesciences and Healthcare

India's Lifesciences sector has been an exciting journey from an import dependency vertical to self-sufficiency. Indian Lifesciences is the third largest contributor in reducing the nation’s trade deficit; Indian drugs strike the ideal balance between access and affordability having exhibited world class capabilities across the Lifesciences value chain.

India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally. Indian pharmaceutical sector supplies over 50% of global demand for various vaccines, 40% of generic demand in the US and 25% of all medicine in the UK.

Taking all factors into consideration, Indian CRO market is expected to reach around $986.9 Million from $500 Million in 2017, by the end of year 2023 at a CAGR of ~12.00%. Key verticals of life sciences addressed by us include:

  • Ayurveda & Yoga
  • Biotech R&D, Manufacturing & Marketing
  • Pharmaceutical R&D, Manufacturing & Marketing
  • Contract Development & Manufacturing (CDMO)
  • Clinical Research (CRO)
  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics & Health Care
  • Managed Care and Health Insurance
  • Pharmacovigilance & Bio Informatics

iCresset is geared to tap and optimize the best resources and talent pool in this growing vertical. Our 3600 approach, industry-led solutions, proprietary tools and a team of professionals with rich domain experience in Pharma, CRO and Biotech ensures that we help client's find professionals aligned to their organization’s goals. In short, we help clients find that perfect balance between optimization of talent and employee productivity designed to favourably impact its bottom line.

Education & Social Sector

As many education & not for profit social enterprises harness technology and big data analytics to drive productivity and create actionable insights, it's important to understand what kind of leadership capabilities and experience matter for success here.

Some of the sub - domains of Not for Profit, Social and Educational enterprises that are catered to by iCresset's well trained team are as listed below:

  • Edtech & Digital Education
  • Public and Private Educational institutions
  • K12 Education
  • Associations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Culture & Arts
  • Digital Inclusion & Tech for Environment
  • Conservation & Sustainability
  • Equality & Empowerment
  • Global Development & Humanitarian Aid
  • Government & Policy
  • Health & Social Services
  • Human Rights & Social Justice etc.

Being very well aware that these organizations have the added obligation of honouring the needs of a wide range of stakeholders, including bureaucracy, public opinion, legislation and more, our talent consultants help identify dynamic leaders who care not just for self but for others too, and hence can balance the demands of tough stakeholders. These leaders must possess business savviness, political skill, financial acumen, stellar communication skills, and the ability to inspire and develop others.

As more organizations consider their impact on global and local communities, we take pride in knowing that our clients, some of the world’s most impactful institutions whose missions are important to our society and culture, trust us to identify their leadership team.

Technology & Services

If it is not now, then very soon, every company will be a technology company. Technology is driving unforeseen changes across organizations and is changing their business models at a very fundamental level: Legacy server based ERP firms are moving towards Cloud Based Solutions even as hardware firms are discovering new revenue streams in software; growth in agricultural economy will soon be driven by Agtech firms; legacy financial services institutions are transforming into virtual banks/mobile payment companies while pharma companies are discovering drugs through Artificial Intelligence.

To help enterprises navigate these organizational changes, our cross-functional teams advise companies on talent strategy and enable them to identify millennial leaders capable of driving this metamorphosis. We show them the best ways to identify, attract, develop, and retain the millennial leaders who will confidently lead their organizations into this bright technological future.

Some of the domains handled by our expert Technology Team includes:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Networking
  • Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics
  • Business & Professional Services
  • Mobile & Communications
  • Education Technology
  • Hardware, Systems & Semiconductor
  • Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Software Development

Energy & Natural Resources : Alternative & Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas , Utilities

The natural resources sector - energy, forestry, mining and minerals - faces an environment of almost continual change. As the global energy & resources landscape continues its transformation, industry leaders across the spectrum are asking how to hire the right millennial leaders to meet the growing issues and opportunities confronting the sector.

Our Energy & Natural Resources Executive Search Practice helps companies realize their investment in talent. Our people have direct knowledge of the needs of this industry, with many having worked directly for years.
iCresset comprises experts in 5 main categories: Utilities; Alternative and Renewable Energy; Oil and Gas; Forestry; Mining & Minerals

With a full range of talent solutions designed to fit the sector — from organizational design to compensation and benefits, leadership development, assessment and succession and talent acquisition – we build solutions that ensure leadership success and identify leaders who fit corporate culture, think in new and innovative ways and are ready and able to lead when called upon. Do contact us for more details


India is the 7th largest producer of chemicals globally and the 3rd largest in Asia. Other statistics are equally impressive: the size of the Indian Chemicals industry is approximately USD 139 billion; it is the 4th largest global producer of agro chemicals and was responsible for contribution 23.9 million tons of chemicals (including petrochemicals) in 2015-16. The good news is that the Chemicals industry is a core vertical supporting other verticals such as agriculture, construction and leather.

iCresset’s Chemical search expertise is fine- tuned to help companies find, engage and get the best people in the industry. Our Talent Consulting services include domain expertise, fined tuned executive search, process orientation, talent mapping and unparalleled network. With India’s Chemical industry offered growing opportunities we are equipped to help you get the ideal IQ- EQ ratio. If you are looking to optimize employee productivity with your organization’s goals, we will help you get there.

Various chemical Industries that iCresset caters to includes:

  • Petrochemical & Industrial Gas
  • Inorganic & Synthetic Dye and Pigment
  • Alkalies and Chlorine & All Other Basic Inorganic Chemical
  • Carbon Black, Gum and Wood Chemicals
  • Cyclic Crude and Intermediates, Ethyl Alcohol & All Other Basic Organic Chemicals
  • Plastics Material and Resin & Synthetic Rubber
  • Cellulosic & Non Cellulosic Organic Fiber
  • Nitrogenous & Phosphatic Fertilizers
  • Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemicals
  • Paint and Coatings, Adhesives, Surfactants
  • Polish and Other Sanitation Good
  • Printing Ink, Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemicals etc.
  • Explosives
  • Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins

Business & Professional Services

In a world of uncertainty, one of the biggest challenges is to plan for change itself. The institutional or B2B sector, in particular, will need to act firmly towards developing rapid response to address current and future disruptions towards repurposing and reshaping themselves, by increasing resilience and responsibility.

Industries such as Business & Professional services have experienced uncertainty of revenue and high costs while grappling with fluctuating demand and supply changes and rapidly evolving consumer and client preferences. In such times more than ever, services firms that are led by or choose resilient and responsible leadership team are the ones who will emerge stronger from these uncertainties. iCresset team, guided by seasoned Practice Heads from firms like Mercer, PwC & EY is well poised to handpick best fit executive team for firms offering services in below listed sub domains:

  • Design & Architecture
  • Management Consulting
  • Legal Services
  • Accounting, Audit & Compliance Management Services
  • Engineering Services
  • Trading & SCM Services

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