Retail Commercial Due Diligence - UK

Project status
Project posted
18th May 2015
Project duration (approx.)
11.0 Days
Budget (approx.)
£0 / day
Industry
Consumer Goods , Retail
Area of expertise
Analyst / Research , Executive / C-Suite
Required market experience
United Kingdom (Essential)
Consultant location
Off-site

Background & Objectives

Our client is a mid-market private equity fund focussing on FMCG and fashion.They are looking at acquiring a British fashion company, and are seeking a consultant to conduct due diligence on the company. The consultant will be expected to conduct an evaluation of the branded store experience, the assortment planning and the product price/value equation. They will also be asked to evaluate various other factors, including the management's retail organisation and the growth plan. The ideal candidate will have: Direct executive management experience in the last ten years in controlled and uncontrolled branded retail channels (primary); wholesale expertise (secondary) to include directly owned and franchised branded boutiques/outlets, franchised boutiques/outlets, shop-in shops, corners. DTC e-commerce expertise a plus.   Understanding of store experience, retail KPI’s and benchmarking, planning and allocation, merchandising, pricing and promotional strategies, 4-wall profitability as well as understanding of UK retail environmental dynamics, trends and outlook  Sector expertise: men’s apparel (1), accessories and footwear (2) in the premium/affordable luxury price tier. The final report is due to be delivered on Sunday, 31 May, and the fixed fee is negotiable. 

Key deliverables

Consultant requirements

Requirement: Are you based in the UK?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do you have recent direct executive management experience in branded retail channels?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do you have experience of evaluating store experience, retail KPI's and benchmarking?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do you have expertise in men's apparel, accessories and/or footwear in the premium/affordable luxury price tier?
Desired response: Yes

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