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our Expertise~YOUR EXPERTISE

We supply the talent of today; that shapes
the businesses of tomorrow

The dynamic combination of new technologies, coupled with changing consumer habits, is creating a revolution in the consumer markets. Today’s successful brands are applying innovation across the whole consumer journey. These developments drive fresh approaches to culture, collaboration and team structures and demand a new generation of talent and skills. Brands need people who are tech savvy, analytical, inquisitive and have a complete grasp of the only constant, which is change.

At Quest, we understand the skills and competencies that brands need to succeed today and tomorrow. We’ve been immersed in the consumer market for over 20 years and, from our bedrock in retail, we too have evolved to reflect the diverse consumer markets.  We pride ourselves in match-making brands to talent – the stars that can appeal to the hearts, minds, and wallets of today’s consumer.

Our global capability is achieved through our two offices, located in the heart of London (Oxford St.) and Dubai; these offices serve EMEA and APAC.

Our service and expertise are split across two core divisions:

All Things Retail

All of the talent you need across both Retail Operations and Head Office are supplied through our specialist teams.

Consumer Markets

Our Consumer Division covers a broad range of verticals – FMCG, Leisure, and Media – with a key focus on roles that impact the customer experience. The division is split between Sales & Marketing and

Our Consultants

At the heart of every decision we make, and every action we take is our core value: Quality. We strive to embed Quality in everything that we do, and to do this our consultants must have three vital ingredients: Skill, Knowledge and Passion.

Our consultants are skilled recruiters, many of which have come from retail industry backgrounds, and have a deep understanding of the industry.  We make the recruitment process, which can be complex, simple and enjoyable.

A Leading Voice

Our insight, knowledge and beliefs have helped shaped the retail and consumer market over the last 20 years. We are in constant dialogue with key market-players and, as our sister brand is Retail Gazette, we have the access to the latest news and trends. 

The blend of recruitment experience and passion enables us to give candidates invaluable career advice and opportunities. For our clients, we can offer them the inside track on the market, and the stars that are shaping it. The publishing relationship we have allows us to promote our clients’ employer brands within Retail Gazette.

No matter what stage you’re at with planning your talent needs of tomorrow, we can help you with invaluable advice, and access to the people who make a difference.  Our contact 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 - 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...

Flagship Store Manager
£25,000 - £30,000 - Newton Abbot, Devon Ref: Q101633 | Published: 19th Oct 2016

A Flagship Retail Store Manager is needed for a Store in Devon area. The successful candidate must have excellent coaching and leadership skills and be a manger that t...

Visual Merchandiser
£30,000 - £40,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: 101623 | Published: 19th Oct 2016

- Liaising with teams such as buying, design and marketing to create design themes and plans, often months in advance, including window and in-store displays, signage ...

Retail Manager - Fashion
£23,000 - £28,000 - London, London Ref: Q101505 | Published: 18th Oct 2016

This is a great opportunity for a retail leader to join a creative British fashion brand at their Central London Flagship store. This brand is looking for someone with...

Store Manager - Brighton
£25,000 - £30,000 - Brighton, East Sussex Ref: Q101326 | Published: 18th Oct 2016

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

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.