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Industry Consulting Principal - Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail Amsterdam, Netherlands

Industry Consulting Principal - Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail Description

About the role

We’re looking for a hybrid Industry Consulting Principal with expertise in Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail to join our team in Europe. Are you strategic, resilient, engaging with people and a natural self-starter with a passion for framing complex industry problems?

If so, you could be the perfect candidate for this role! This is a great opportunity to work with the best-in-class engineering, digital innovation and design teams supporting you to shape product vision. As a Consulting Principal, you will be focused on the end-to-end value chain across the consumer ecosystem. We are looking for an industry leader who can understand industry challenges, frame the right business problem, apply them to client needs, and craft solutions for how to address them.


  • Serve as a Consulting Leader for European Business Unit, bringing your areas of domain expertise to EPAM’s clients, as we engineer modern businesses to improve everyday life
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to deliver technology focused transformation projects across a variety of areas (Retail, E Commerce, Supply Chain)
  • Equip account managers and sales teams with the knowledge, materials, advice and support required to enable you to pursue opportunities within Retail and Consumer Products clients and prospects
  • Assess client opportunities, generate & respond to RFP’s, create proposals and presentations, establish senior relationships with clients and prospective clients and help to close/sign new deals
  • Shape and scope consulting engagements, establish optimal operating models and project team organization and leading the transition from the sales process to the delivery phase
  • Establish and cultivate strong relationships with clients at senior levels as well as external and internal partners to maximize growth of practice activities within our Retail and Consumer Products portfolios
  • Align with Business Unit goals and objectives to develop a long-term vision for the industry consulting practice


  • Over 15 years of experience in extensive cross-sector business management or deep domain expertise in the Consumer Goods and Retail Industry, particularly Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
  • Proven track record in the creation and go-to-market execution of practice offers, including pricing, resourcing and marketing strategies Experience in a leadership positions, or the equivalent from a recognized consultancy practice
  • Proven ability to operate independently at client locations
  • Strong problem solving and creative thinking skills
  • Willingness to lead people and recruit your own team
  • Proven ability to manage client consulting engagements and management of digital innovation transformation programs to completion
  • Sound business acumen, commercial and strategic skills, numeric fluency, negotiation skills and advocate for diversity
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required, additional fluency in another European language would be beneficial

We Offer

  • Pension plan scheme
  • 26 paid holiday days
  • Commuting to work- costs reimbursement
  • Laptop + corporate simcard + corporate mobile device (subject to certain eligibility requirements)
  • Referral bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • EPAM Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Flexible and remote working opportunities
  • Global travel medical and accident insurance
  • Great learning and development opportunities, including in-house professional training, career advisory and coaching, sponsored professional certifications, well-being programs, LinkedIn Learning Solutions and much more
  • Certain benefits and perks may be subject to eligibility requirements

About EPAM

  • EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential

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