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Who we are and Why work for us

A few reasons why we’re a great place to work.

Talent. We are a specialist recruitment agency placing talent with famous consumer brands across the world.  Our consultants are smart, ambitious and well connected.

History. We have been recruiting in the consumer and retail space for over 20 years, and we’ve built a formidable reputation. This strong foundation means you’ll be working for a brand and leadership team that opens doors.

Growth. Over the next 12 months, we are significantly increasing our headcount, across both our London and Dubai offices. Our expansion will require new consultants at all levels, from fresh graduates to senior leaders.

Results. We have an incredible track record for results across a broad range of clients. We have placed professionals in hundreds of companies, and over 90% of our recruitment is repeat business. Such a high level of client satisfaction will boost your business development and sales. 

Global. We have a global reach, and recruit candidates all over the world from our two office locations. You'll find placing candidates internationally both challenging and exciting.

Location. Our stylish offices in London are based on Oxford Street and in the centre of the commercial district in Dubai. You'll enjoy the buzz and excitement working in the heart of London or Dubai. It also makes client visits far easier.

Culture. All of our practices, training and values link to Quality. We strive to deliver the best experience and finest talent to our clients. This culture of Quality has built our reputation over two decades. We’ve found that our culture creates a deep sense of job satisfaction, respect from our clients and delight in our candidates. Something you’ll appreciate from day one. We are proud to be Investors in People accredited.

Market Knowledge. Our market knowledge enables us to provide a consultative service to our clients.  We develop and support our consultants to become visible experts in their market. For example, we’ll offer you the time and tools to broadcast your articles and blog through social media.

CSR. We are proud partners of The Honeypot Children's Charity.

The Offer 

  • Competitive basic salary with uncapped commission
  • Personal team incentives
  • Training provided throughout career, mentoring and coaching from highly experienced managers
  • Team nights out
  • Career path mapped to results, not tenure

Career stories from our colleagues

Why you work in recruitment and why Quest?

Before Quest, I had five years in retail management under my belt and had always loved the industry as well as being very determined and target driven. I realised, however, I loved the people element of retail more than the product side and the fast-paced, results-driven nature of recruitment appealed to me as a way to stay in the world I love. I chose Quest because I was really impressed meeting them; everyone had so much energy, knowledge and passion for the industry. I could see how this had shaped their reputation in the marketplace. Also, it’s such a fun and challenging place to work.

What is challenging and rewarding about the role?

The challenges come from the fact that, instead of selling food as I used to, I am now selling people.  They are a lot less predictable, and things don’t always go to plan! I've learnt, however, to make sure I fully understand what a candidates' motivations are for going for a job, and that it's something that will be right for them. This approach helps when going through all the stages of finding them the right job. I certainly have thicker skin these days.

The rewards balance out the challenges. It's great that the harder you work, the more you get back. Obviously, the financial rewards are great, but ultimately for me, it's the rush of finding that great candidate for a position and filling the job. I work with many different clients on a diversity of roles. My days are always different; I get to talk to some fascinating people working across a range of famous retail brands.

Quest is also great at recognising performance with office incentives; I have been to some great restaurants in London in the past couple of years thanks to my performance!

What have you achieved at Quest?

I am  proud of the business development I have done since joining, bringing in new clients for Quest to work with. Last year I successfully billed the most revenue from new business out of all the consultants here at Quest. I have built some great relationships with retailers out there and am proud to represent the clients that I do in the market. I have placed several senior candidates in the market and exceeded my billing targets for several quarters throughout the years. I have built the fashion business up to an extent that I am now mentoring other team members to work on my accounts and grow the business further. I am now hoping to continue to grow my team, and work my way up through the ranks with Quest. 

Why you work in recruitment and why Quest?

I joined Quest as a fresh graduate after completing a BSc in Sociology & Social Psychology at Loughborough. Not having a natural vocation through my degree I knew I wanted a role that was target-orientated as well as being very much focused on people; recruitment sounded like a good option!

What is challenging and rewarding about the role?

The challenge is that no two days are the same! Priorities may change on a regular basis, and it's about developing and managing your workload. The rewards are great financially in recruitment, but there are still other reasons we go to work. At Quest, we create a challenging, rewarding and fun workspace.

Quest also have other great incentives such as meals out, trips away and retail vouchers. Being a manager I am keen on growth and developing others to achieve their goals. It’s great to see people you have hired as novices become great consultants that are making a difference with their own development and getting financial rewards.

What have you achieved at Quest?

I have been in the business for 12 years and love the role and the opportunity to develop your own team and business. I have achieved on-going development, management training and developed a diverse portfolio of clients. I have achieved a number of awards during my tenure here including being the highest billing consultant ever in Quest's 22 years of existence! So very pleasing results and not to mention having a successful team who are an asset to the business.



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

Allocator
£20,000 - £25,000 - North London, London Ref: Q102652_1487957721 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

This internationally-renowned luxury fashion and lifestyle brand is looking for an analytical Allocator to join their Merchandising team at their North London head off...

Regional Director
£120,000 - Dubai Ref: Q82441_1487953043 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

Leading fashion retailer currently looking to appoint a Regional Director across the GCC to help expand their current retailing portfolio. The remit: - Maximise sales ...

Payroll Assistant - London
£16,000 - £18,000 - City of London, London Ref: Q102585_1487951177 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

PAYROLL ASSISTANT - LONDON A fast-paced high-street fashion retailer is looking for a payroll assistant to join their London based Head Office. This is an exciting opp...

Product Technologist- Lighting & Accessories
£45,000 - £50,000 - London Ref: Q102661_1487950991 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

Homewares Product Technologist- Lighting & Accessories Great new role for an extremely successful business! A well-established high-end specialist furniture and home w...

HR Assistant - London
£15,000 - £17,000 - City of London, London Ref: Q102658_1487950924 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

HR ASSISTANT - LONDON My client, a creative and fun high-street fashion brand is looking for a HR assistant to join their team in London! This is an amazing opportunit...

Department Manager
£25,000 - £30,000 - Oxfordshire Ref: Q102660_1487949765 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

A leading premium fashion and lifestyle brand is seeking a commercial retail manager to join their exception store team in the Oxfordshire area. This role requires an ...

Regional Manager
£50,000 - City of London, London Ref: Q82441_1487941428 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

Leading restaurant chain currently looking to appoint a Regional Manager to help expand their current retailing portfolio. The remit: - Maximise sales and profit - Abi...

Head of Merchandising
£100,000 - Dubai Ref: Q80190_1487938345 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

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

Head of Operations
£90,000 - London Ref: Q75371_1487936303 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

Head of Operations required to spearhead domestic developments. Head of Ops will be responsible for: Overall responsibility for the implementation and launch of the bu...

Retail HR Manager
£75,000 - Belgium Ref: Q77173_1487935645 | Published: 24th Feb 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a leading fashion brand with major expansion plans In order to continue their successful growth plans, this company is looki...

Intern - HR
£1 - £1 - Dubai Ref: Q102651_1487848595 | Published: 23th Feb 2017

Quest is a boutique specialist retail and consumer recruitment consultancy with an international presence. From their first office in London in 1994, they have expande...

Buying & Merchandising Manager
£55,000 - £75,000 - United Arab Emirates Ref: Q102546_1487831137 | Published: 23th 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...

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.