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    Alex Lewis

    Consultant, Dubai

    Alex has a Bachelor of the Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has been in Dubai for almost 3 years and started his recruitment career in Oil & Gas and Construction with Sthree. Since the oil & gas market took a turn for the worse Alex turned to Digital & IT Recruitment. Since doing so Alex has specialised in 360 recruitment as well as Business Development in a management role. Alex was brought on to digitize the existing revenue streams that Quest Search & Selection specialize in .

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    Andrew Walker

    Consultant, London

    Andrew joined Quest’s UK office in January 2015 as a Recruitment Consultant, focusing primarily on roles based in the north of England and Scotland for Retail Recruitment positions within Stores, Operations and Head Office.  Andrew worked at EE as Retail Manager for 7 years prior to joining Quest, so has a strong sales background.  Andrew has a BA in Business and Marketing from the University Of Lincoln, UK.​

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    Barry Hopkins

    Managing Consultant, London

    Barry Hopkins joined Quest Search in 2016 to lead the digital business across consumer markets. He began his career working for TGI Friday’s, Game Group and O2 Telefonica before moving into recruitment. Barry has 12 years’ recruitment experience specialising within the retail, hospitality & leisure sectors.

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    Emma Hutchinson

    Consultant, London

    Emma is part of the Fashion Team at Quest, and specialises in stores, merchandising and logistics roles for premium brands across the UK. After completing a BA Geography Degree at the University of Nottingham, she travelled South America before joining the Boots Graduate Scheme. She spent a year in various retail management positions in London, and joined Quest as a Consultant in 2016.

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    Gavin Morris

    Managing Consultant, London

    Gavin heads up our commercial division focusing on senior level sales and marketing appointments across the UK. With over 6 years recruitment experience he has developed a breadth of knowledge and network in the UK and Internationally having spent 3 years in our Dubai office. Gavin personally specializes in the appointments of Commercial Directors and Senior Management across both FMCG & Retail but can facilitate the support for more volume led projects through his wider team.  

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    James MacNab

    Supply Chain & Logistics Consultant, Dubai

    James joined Quest Search & Selection towards the end of 2016, specialising within Supply Chain & Logistics, across the MENA region. He started his career working within the Banking industry, working his way to a Deputy Manager level, before moving into recruitment, where he has gained 5 years of experience across Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, and FMCG.  

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    Karolina Plaskaty

    Consultant, London

    Karolina joined Quest in March 2016 after having a successful career in retail management. Having previously worked at Vodafone and Lloyds Bank she gained management and sales experience . Specialising in Retail Operations and Head office roles in the Luxury  Boutique, Jewellery and accessories sectors.

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    Marcel Chahine

    Divisional Manager, London

    Marcel Chahine heads up the UK-based International Team. He has a degree in Business Management and worked in property and leasing for several years before joining Quest in 2007.  Marcel has an exceptional level of industry knowledge and an unparalleled network of contacts.  He and his team focus predominantly on opportunities across Europe, Middle East and Africa although they have also worked on assignments across the Caribbean and Asia – never one to disappoint a client! 

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    Olivia Roberts

    Head of Retail, Dubai

    Olivia is the Head of Retail for Quest Search & Selection focusing on senior recruitment across the Gulf region. Olivia has nearly 5 years recruitment experience from Michael Page UK & Middle East specializing solely in the Retail Sector. Previous to that Olivia has a Fashion & Textiles Degree from Leeds University, and a strong background in Business Development from a leading global mobile provider. Olivia specialises in placements of C Level Executives, Directors, Managers and Executives within Operations, Commercial, Buying & Merchandising , Design across MENA region & Asia Pacific.

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    Rainer Iveson

    Consultant - International FMCG, Dubai

    Rainer joined Quest in January 2016. He has a Law Degree from Queen Mary University London and previous experience as a Marketing Manager for a  retention marketing company based out of London. Rainer now specialises in FMCG recruitment across multiple distribution channels throughout the MENA region.

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    Renu Dalani

    Senior Consultant, Dubai

    Renu has a Bachelor in Commerce from the University of Gujarat. Renu’s expertise is clearly reflected in the assignments she has successfully completed for multinational companies in Asia Pacific, GCC and MENA regions. Executive roles she has filled in the top tier international fashion and consumer brands include country-level General Managers, Retail Operations, Merchandising, Marketing & Digital, E-commerce, Wholesale Management, Retail & Store Development, Visual Merchandising Professionals along with Finance and HR Professionals across the regions.

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    Richard Ashcroft

    Managing Consultant, London

    Richard Ashcroft joined Quest in 2010. He has a degree in Business Studies and began his career in retail and hospitality management before becoming a recruitment consultant. Richard was initially tasked with developing Quest’s hospitality desk and now works across all retail roles, covering assignments ranging from £30-£150k both in-store and head office.

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    Rubee Variava

    Consultant, London

    Rubee recently joined the fashion team at Quest with 7 years’ experience in Fashion Buying within high profile brands including Net-A-Porter, Ralph Lauren and Timberland. Rubee completed a Fashion Design and Technology degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, prior to pursuing her career within Retail. With her invaluable understanding of the retail industry, her specialist areas are recruiting for head office roles including Buying, Merchandising, Design and Production/Technical roles.

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    Samantha Silva

    Divisional Manager, London

    Samantha Silva heads up the UK Retail team from Quest’s London office.  Her specialist areas include nationwide Retail Operations recruitment across all sectors and also Head Office recruitment across the South and Midlands. Samantha joined Quest as a graduate and has worked her way up during ten years’ recruitment experience. She has managed the retail team over the last six years, including a one-year secondment in Manchester. Samantha has won a number of internal accolades and awards and has become the most successful consultant in Quest history.

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    Thea Kearse

    Consultant – Hospitality and Food & Beverage Sector, Dubai

    Thea Joined Quest’s Dubai office after having a successful international career in Hospitality management spanning 10 years. Her experience has proven to give her a niche understanding of the luxury Hospitality & Leisure market.  She specialises in roles within internationally renowned 5 star hotel groups, luxury independent restaurants and QSR.  

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    Vanessa Jakubowski

    International FMCG, Dubai

    Vanessa joined Quest in August 2016. She has a degree in Law and started her career as a Crime and Tax Paralegal before training as a Recruitment Consultant. Vanessa was initially tasked with expanding the Dubai office’s FMCG desk and now focuses on sales and marketing role in tobacco, alcohol, confectionary and soft drinks ranging from AED 15K – 65K per month in the MENA region.  

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

Regional Manager - East Anglia
£50,000 - £65,000 - Norfolk Ref: Q102012_1493035886 | Published: 24th Apr 2017

An exceptional Regional Manager/Area Manager is needed for a market leading and Award Winning retail brand. Reporting to the Head of Operations you will be charged wit...

Trading Manager
£32,000 - £45,000 - Wigan, Greater Manchester Ref: Q103060_1492798436 | Published: 21th Apr 2017

This established British fashion and lifestyle retailer is looking for a Trading Manager to join their growing heritage business. The successful candidate will have ex...

Store Manager - West Bromwich
£24,000 - £26,000 - West Bromwich, West Midlands Ref: Q103062_1492769985 | Published: 21th Apr 2017

This industry leading supplier & wholesaler dealing with reputable trade customers and businesses is looking for a Flagship Store Manager. This national business has o...

Merchandising Director
£130,000 - Riyadh Ref: Q80190_1492759502 | Published: 21th Apr 2017

This leading global retailer is searching for an ambitious and highly capable Merchandising Director to join its successful Merchandising team in the retail division. ...

HR Manager - Fashion Retail
£40,000 - £45,000 - London Ref: Q102023_1492690554 | Published: 20th Apr 2017

As a result of their continued success and expansion, this fast fashion retailer has a highly exciting opportunity for a HR Manager for this exciting womenswear fashio...

Store Manager Designate - North West London
£25,000 - £30,000 - North West London, London Ref: Q102723_1492681970 | Published: 20th Apr 2017

A Flagship Retail Store Manager is needed for a Store in North West London area. You will have an opportunity to work for hugely succesful blue chip company with great...

Store Manager Designate - North Scotland
£30,000 - £33,000 - Inverness, Highlands Ref: Q102859_1492681896 | Published: 20th Apr 2017

My client, one of the biggest lifestyle brands on the high street is looking for a Flagship Store Manager. The successful candidate must have excellent coaching and le...

Customer Service Leader - Gatwick
£22,000 - £26,000 - Gatwick, West Sussex Ref: Q101502_1492681812 | Published: 20th Apr 2017

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 ...

Supply Chain Compliance Manager - Dubai
£60,000 - £70,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102861_1492675004 | Published: 20th Apr 2017

Job Description: We are currently working with one of the leading luxury goods company across the globe and they are looking to hire a Supply Chain Compliance Manager ...

Buying Manager
£65,000 - £75,000 - London Ref: Q103053_1492623586 | Published: 19th Apr 2017

I'm currently seeking an experienced Buying Manager to join the food department of a luxury British retailer, based in London. This is a unique opportunity for a Buyin...

Corporate Sales Manager - Dubai
£28,000 - £35,000 - Dubai Ref: Q103014_1492583386 | Published: 19th Apr 2017

Job Description: Our client, a well-established and fast-growing consumer services company is looking to hire a Sales & Marketing Manager. Your main role is to drive t...

Project Manager - Dubai
£30,000 - £50,000 - Dubai Ref: Q103047_1492583288 | Published: 19th Apr 2017

Job Description: We are currently working with a leading Consumer Goods company across the United Arab Emirates. They are looking to hire an ambitious and passionate P...

Quest Insights

Rubee loves....It’s a Topshop love affair
2017-04-21 16:00:00 +0100

The 5-piece bridal range from Topshop has officially launched last week and it’s been making a real stir! The dreamy collection accommodates to all tastes, featuring full length gowns, a bardot shoulder and a midi number. The styles are in sumptuous fabrics including bias-cut satin, cutwork lace and hand embellishment all in dewy pastels. The amazing shoot features model Grace Elizabeth in the blush peach full length number which in my opinion is the show stopper piece! The price point is aff... Read more.