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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 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

Store Manager- Bristol
£24,000 - £27,000 - Bristol Ref: Q102648_1487785215 | Published: 22th Feb 2017

Store Manager- Bristol This industry leading supplier & wholesaler dealing with reputable trade customers and businesses is looking for a Flagship Store Manager. This ...

Global Freight Forwarder
£26,000 - £30,000 - Basingstoke, Hampshire Ref: Q102645_1487783800 | Published: 22th Feb 2017

My client is one of the fastest growing Logistics companies in Europe, supporting some of the biggest names in the food and beverage industry As a Global Freight Forwa...

IT Manager
£50,000 - Riyadh Ref: 84824_1487781682 | Published: 22th Feb 2017

Leading digital retailer currently in the market for an IT manager to join their team in the KSA. The day to day activities will involve - General team management duti...

Warehouse Team Manager
£32,000 - £39,000 - Enfield, Middlesex Ref: Q102647_1487780346 | Published: 22th Feb 2017

My client is with one of the fastest growing Logistics companies in Europe, supporting some of the biggest names in the food and beverage industry. This role will requ...

Imports Planner
£26,000 - £28,000 - Basingstoke, Hampshire Ref: Q102646_1487779908 | Published: 22th Feb 2017

My client is one of the fastest growing Logistics companies in Europe, supporting some of the biggest names in the food and beverage industry As an Imports Planner, yo...

PPC Manager
£35,000 - £55,000 - Enfield, Middlesex Ref: 102325_1487772408 | Published: 22th Feb 2017

An exciting PPC Manager opportunity has arisen to join a market leading international pure-play retailer with global plans for growth. This position will be well suite...

Buying & Merchandising Manager
£55,000 - £75,000 - United Arab Emirates Ref: Q102546_1487763501 | Published: 22th Feb 2017

Job Title: Buying & Merchandising Manager Job Ref: 102546 Job Location: UAE Salary: 28000-30000 AED per month Job Description: Our client, a fast-growing Retail compan...

Regional Manager- East London
£50,000 - £60,000 - East London, London Ref: Q102641_1487696249 | Published: 21th Feb 2017

Regional Manager- East London An exceptional Regional Manager/Area Manager is needed for a market leading and Award Winning blue-chip retail brand based in the East Lo...

Regional Manager- East Anglia
£50,000 - £60,000 - Norfolk Ref: Q102012_1487695855 | Published: 21th Feb 2017

Regional Manager- East Anglia An exceptional Regional Manager/Area Manager is needed for a market leading and Award Winning blue-chip retail brand based in East Anglia...

Visual Merchandising Training Officer
£20,000 - £30,000 - London Ref: Q102595_1487616142 | Published: 20th Feb 2017

If you're a Visual Merchandiser with experience across a number of sites, and training of VM teams, this could be the next challenge for you. This opportunity is with ...

Master Baker
£30,000 - £50,000 - Jeddah Ref: Q98808_1487600893 | Published: 20th Feb 2017

One of the largest food manufacturing companies in the Middle East, who due to unprecedented market interest, is currently looking for a Master Baker. As a Master Bake...

Digital Marketing Executive
£24,000 - £30,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102621_1487591064 | Published: 20th Feb 2017

Job Description: Our client, a rapid-growing FMCG company is looking for a junior Digital Marketing Executive to join their organization and lead the marketing team ba...

Quest Insights

Quest UK Retail Salary Survey
2017-02-21 11:00:00 +0000

In January 2017 Quest, in partnership with Retail Gazette, launched the most comprehensive salary review of retail professionals in the UK. Over 500 UK retail professionals were surveyed and their opinions and answers form the basis of the report alongside insights from our experienced consultants. We would like to thank everyone that took part in the survey and made this report possible. Initial findings show that despite all the uncertainty in the past year most retail professionals are sat... Read more.