About-Berkeley

About Berkeley

We’re about being there for our clients when it really matters. When it absolutely has to be right. Doing the right thing is both our ethos and sweet spot. And it’s why clients turn to us again and again

 

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I graduated from Imperial College, London with a degree in Mining Geology, and then joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). After 6 years there, I moved to Berkeley. I have had the privilege of wo...

Juliet Armstrong, Partner

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The people

It's the people that make Berkeley different to other consultancies. Bright, friendly, down-to-earth people who are both thinkers and doers. Working by your side, as consultants and colleagues, to get the right results.

Consumer Packaged Goods

Time for a change

Change is the order of the day.


In the Consumer Products (or Fast Moving Consumer Goods) sector, as companies look to drive growth and profitability while reducing their environmental impact – which brings great challenges but also great opportunities. Some key industry themes include Digital and eCommerce, Product variety, complexity and Net Revenue Management (NRM),Shift to emerging markets, Insight and analytics and Customer collaboration and planning.

These changes in the ‘front office’ also continue to drive the need for transformation in the ‘back office’ (e.g. Finance, HR and IT), focussing on continuing to improve efficiency despite the optimum balance of ‘local vs. global’ being increasingly hard to get right.
 
We’ve worked with many of the world’s leading, global consumer goods companies to help them to understand how best to move their business forward – be that in mature or emerging markets, on-line or in store, with customers or consumers, front office or back office – and we work closely with them to get on and do it.

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Consumer Packaged Goods

I feel lucky to have spent the last 10 years working with many of the world’s leading CPG companies; it’s a fascinating business that touches literally everyone’s lives. The pace of change and the stakes are high - with the scale of both opportunity and challenge being formidable. We’ll bring our strong sector experience to bear, but we’ll never assume we know your business better than you do. Working as an embedded part of your team, we’ll help you quickly define and deliver the change you need to succeed”around the world, online, with their customers and consumers. And we work closely with them to get on and do it.

Jon Bradbury

Jon Bradbury
Partner

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Our thinking

Insight

Big Data and Analytics

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Insight

Maximising the business impact of your HR function

To ensure your HR function has a big impact on your business it often counts to be counter-intuitive.

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Insight

Procurement – above all, it’s about people

When you're involved in big complex projects bringing the wrong suppliers in can be a very costly mistake. We believe you need to focus on the people.

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Our Experience

Below are some examples of current and recent work across the Consumer Packaged Goods Sector:

  • We helped a leading, global consumer goods company define, mobilise and run their global information and analytics programme. 
  • We helped a global Consumer Goods company decide how to take a new eCommerce marketplace model to new markets outside of India and how best to deliver a strategic solution at scale. 
  • We helped a leading global manufacturer of alcoholic beverages define their end-to-end strategy for data and analytics. 
  • We helped one of the world’s largest manufacturers of beverage cans define their overall IT Strategy when a new CIO came into post. 
  • We helped a global consumer goods organisation deliver a significant Finance transformation across over 100 countries.  


“The Berkeley team quickly developed a good rapport and credible presence with our executive leadership team. The support they brought raised the level of professionalism in the team, and I believe has set a new benchmark for future projects.   An added benefit of working with Berkeley was the strength of the back-office team - it was clear there was  a pool of skills and knowledge behind the scenes to assist  when needed.”  
Director of Global Enterprise Architecture

“The main benefits of Berkeley’s involvement were focus, structure, delivery, knowledge and guidance. It has been an excellent project and I think the most organised and structured in my 17 year history at this company.”
Chief Procurement Officer

“Berkeley did an outstanding job. The key factors that made them successful were the rigour of their project management skills; their willingness to ‘roll up their sleeves’ to really understand the issues and deal with them; and the way they collaborated seamlessly and successfully with our people. We simply could not have done it without them.”
Vice President of Finance Performance & Analytics

Our work

Case Study

Working together to create a clear and comprehensive HR IT strategy and roadmap

How we helped a leading Global Consumer Packaged Goods company to build a robust, scalable HR...

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High stakes supplier selection for a key programme

Our client engaged us to run a rigorous supplier selection and mobilisation process.

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Delivering global financial reporting

We reviewed a major IT programme and then lead the implementation of the turnaround activities.

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