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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 and specialist roles 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 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 sectors
  • Over 20 years’ experience in finding top talent
  • A database of over 700,000 retail 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

Store Manager- Bridlington
£25,000 - £30,000 - Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire Ref: Q101136 | Published: 24th Oct 2016

Store Manager- Bridlington A Flagship Retail Store Manager is needed for a Store in Bridlintgon. The successful candidate must have excellent coaching and leadership s...

Senior Buyer (Womenswear)
£50,000 - £60,000 - South West England, Ref: Q101662 | Published: 24th Oct 2016

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Womenswear Buyer, working for a growing, iconic high street fashion brand based in the south west. Working within...

Sales Manager - Luxury Cosmetics - Direct Sales - Qatar
£0 - Qatar, Ref: 101643 | Published: 24th Oct 2016

Looking for a driven. tenacious sales manager to lead a team selling high end luxury face and body products at Dar Al Salam Mall in Qatar. You will receive have experi...

Meat Production Manager
£40,000 - £41,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: 100575 | Published: 23th Oct 2016

Overview: Monitoring and controlling of production activities, personnel and process in meat / sauce processing factory. Job purpose: To plan and carry out production ...

Store Manager - Portsmouth
£29,760 - £29,760 - Portsmouth, Hampshire Ref: Q101641 | Published: 20th Oct 2016

A new opportunity has arisen with a well-known self-storage provider that is now looking for a Store Manager for their Portsmouth store You will be responsible for the...

Head of Content
£40,000 - £60,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: Q101638 | Published: 20th Oct 2016

Content Manager/Head of Content I am currently looking for a Content manager to head up the content and social media for an exciting and fast growing online ecommerce ...

Marketing and Events Manager
£28,000 - £330,000 - London, London Ref: Q101640 | Published: 20th Oct 2016

My client, an iconic retailer with a strong heritage in the UK market, is looking for a Marketing and Events Manager to help shape the marketing strategy for their mos...

B2B Business Development Manager
£0 - Jeddah, Ref: Q101635 | Published: 20th Oct 2016

A leading food manufacturing company in the GCC is seeking a B2B specialist for the role of Business Development Manager. Job Role: Explore, identify new channels, und...

Customer Service Leader - Gatwick
£22,000 - £26,000 - Gatwick, West Sussex Ref: Q101502 | Published: 20th Oct 2016

Do you love working in a fast-paced retail environment, which provides an amazing shopping experience to your customers?! This role is a unique opportunity to work in ...

Customer Service Leader
£24,000 - £28,000 - London, London Ref: Q101575 | Published: 20th Oct 2016

Do you love working in a fast-paced retail environment, which provides an amazing shopping experience to your customers?! This role is a unique opportunity to work in ...

Marketing Manager - Retail
£60,000 - £65,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: Q101452 | Published: 19th Oct 2016

This large, international retailer has a world recognised brand. They seek a Marketing Manager to promote their Fashion and Accessories stores across the MENA region. ...

Regional Manager- South East London
£40,000 - £50,000 - South East London, London Ref: Q101600 | Published: 19th Oct 2016

Regional Manager- South East London I am looking for strong Regional Managers or aspiring Senior Store Managers to join a market-leading and growing retail business in...

Quest Insights

The changing face of the retail industry
2016-09-30 14:00:00 +0100

The digital revolution has changed many things, from how we consume media and communicate with each other, to how we receive information. Its implications are all encompassing and the retail industry is no exception. In the past five years advancements in technology have transformed how people shop, how retailers sell, and the roles of every employee in the retail industry. The BRC estimates 100,000 employees in the retail industry are now in jobs that didn’t exist five years ago. New roles r... Read more.