Mazur Group, a recruiting firm specializing in the beauty industry, has released hiring trends that it has forecasted for 2017.
Expect to see placement in product development and innovation increase. In 2016 product development totaled 16% of employment searches, while in 2015 it was 4%.
In 2016, sales leadership with many focused on new distribution was the top search request. Mazur Group credits this to beauty brands expanding into new channels and geographies.
Leadership positions are on the rise. According to the company, 38% of 2016 employment searches were for VP and above, compared to 21% in 2015.