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Quest Search and Selection – Our Story

We are a specialist retail and consumer recruitment consultancy with an international presence and a global reach.

From our first office in London in 1994, we have expanded out to the Middle East with an office in Dubai.

Within our niche, we are as well known as the brands we serve.

We recruit for senior retail and specialist commercial roles all around the world. Our services include Executive Search, Permanent, Interim and Contract Recruitment as well as Market Research and Insight. Our clients range from famous international retail and consumer brands to niche online retailers. 

We are a private company, owned by the employees of Quest, and this allows us to have a long-term strategy with an absolute focus on service and relationships. The driving force behind our agency is a drive to deliver quality recruitment. Quality can be hard to define, but for us, it is the execution of flawless recruitment, matching the best talent to brands and creating long-term value for all parties.

Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants’ skill, knowledge and passion. All of our senior staff have at least five years’ recruitment experience or have previously worked in the industry for which they recruit. This experience and insight elevate our advice and service from mere job-fulfilment to strategic consultancy, which gives our clients the edge – invaluable in a fiercely competitive market.​

You can judge a recruitment agency by the quality of its network. At Quest, we have relationships with decision makers at most retail and consumer brands across the globe. The combination of our database of over 700,000 professionals along with our on-going investments, CRM technology and social media, guarantees us access to the best talent for each role. 

In fact, our reach is so broad we regularly manage assignments that involve the relocation of specialist talent and managers around the globe.

Most of all, we are proud of our repeat business ratio: 90%. We believe this is a potent symbol of the trust and respect we've earned from our clients.  For a more in-depth look at our client success stories visit our testimonials page.


Why Quest?

  • Unrivalled knowledge of the Retail and Consumer Goods sectors
  • Over 20 years’ experience in finding top talent
  • A database of over 700,000 candidates
  • A strong team of experienced account managers
  • International offices in the UK and Middle East
  • Recommended by the world’s leading retail businesses
  • 90% repeat business

Latest Jobs

Design Manager
£75,000 - Moscow Ref: Q85407_1490804485 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

Leading retailer currently looking to appoint a strong designer in the fashion division. The remit - - Selection of styles. - Maintain a portfolio of all fashion categ...

Buying Manager
£80,000 - Moscow Ref: Q84803_1490803152 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

Leading high volume fast fashion retailer with continued plans to break into new markets are currently searching for a Buying Manager for their fashion collection. Thi...

HR and Finance Executive - Dubai
£20,000 - £40,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102907_1490796337 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

Job Description: Our client, a leading multinational FMCG company across the globe is currently looking for an HR and Finance Executive. Your main role is to facilitat...

Retail Manager (Beauty & Cosmetics) - Qatar
£50,000 - £55,000 - Doha Ref: Q102836_1490794182 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

Job Description: We are currently working with a rapid-growing Retail Company. They're looking to hire a competitive and strategic Retail Manager to join their team in...

Brand Manager (Fashion) - Dubai
£40,000 - £50,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102778_1490792326 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

Job Description: A well-established retail company is currently seeking an experienced and passionate Brand Manager. Your main role is to monitor market trends and ove...

Digital Marketing Manager
£40,000 - £65,000 - St. Albans, Hertfordshire Ref: 102918_1490786722 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

An exciting Digital Marketing Manager opportunity has arisen to join a leading pure-play organisation with plans for international growth. This position will be well s...

Assistant Store Manager
£20,000 - £23,165 - North West England Ref: Q102916_1490781818 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

A new opportunity has arisen with a well known self-storage provider that is now looking for an Assistant Store Manager for their site in Staples Corner. You will be r...

Assistant Brand Manager - Dubai
£20,000 - £40,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102906_1490701863 | Published: 28th Mar 2017

Job Description: We are currently working with one of the biggest FMCG company across the globe. They are now looking to hire a highly motivated Assistant Brand Manage...

Operations Manager - Aviation - Home Counties
£70,000 - £80,000 - London Ref: Q102350_1490619999 | Published: 27th Mar 2017

Job Description: Our client needs a passionate and driven Pilot Training Program Manager who will be leading a team of professionals to deliver a high standard of flig...

Area Sales Manager - Lebanon
£110,000 - £120,000 - Beirut Ref: Q102353_1490619949 | Published: 27th Mar 2017

Job Description: A leading international FMCG Company is looking for a passionate Market Manager to be part of their specialized team based in Dubai. Job Role: Input t...

Merchandiser
£35,000 - £45,000 - London Ref: Q101797_1490376453 | Published: 24th Mar 2017

This opportunity is with a fast-paced high-street fashion brand, with a growing nationwide store portfoloio. If you're a Merchandiser looking for a new opportunity in ...

Assistant Merchandiser
£21,000 - £24,000 - London Ref: Q102867_1490374362 | Published: 24th Mar 2017

This opportunity is with a fast-paced and growing high-street fashion brand. If you're a Level 1 or 2 Assistant Merchandiser looking for a new opportunity in a fun and...

Quest Insights

Facebook rolls out Collection, a new shopping feature for marketers
2017-03-28 11:00:00 +0100

Facebook has launched Collection, a new shopping ad format that is designed to enhance buyers’ shopping experiences on mobile devices. According to the blog post by the social media giant, Collection ad format allows marketers to feature a primary video or image on top of the ad with relevant product images below it. It is designed in a way to help brands showcase products in a visually engaging way and increase the likelihood of discovery and purchase of their products. Collection is now ava... Read more.