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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
E-commerce/Digital.

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 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

Head of Buying
£110,000 - £130,000 - London Ref: Q102090 | Published: 19th Jan 2017

This highly admirable Luxury retailer has an exciting Head of Buying role to be based in the heart of London. The role is to provide a product range to the customer, m...

Product Developer
£25,000 - £30,000 - North West England, Ref: Q102314 | Published: 19th Jan 2017

Product Developer Our client is a growing FMCG business, based in the North West, who are expanding their NPD team and looking for a Product Developer. This is a newly...

Head of Operations
£90,000 - London Ref: Q75371 | Published: 19th Jan 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...

Assistant Merchandiser
£19,000 - £25,000 - Lancashire Ref: Q101921 | Published: 18th Jan 2017

This is a great opportunity for an Assistant Merchandiser to progress their career with an established British fashion retailer. You will be based at the Lancashire He...

Wine Sales Executive
£30,000 - £40,000 - Dubai Ref: Q100998 | Published: 18th Jan 2017

A highly successful alcohol vendor is currently looking to hire a dynamic and highly driven Wine Sales Executive to join their Sales team. Your role as the Sales Execu...

Head of Merchandising
£45,000 - £45,000 - Norfolk Ref: Q102167 | Published: 17th Jan 2017

A market leading retailer, known for its trailblazing initiatives in their industry, is looking for an experienced merchandiser to lead their growing merch team. This ...

Marketing Analyst
£24,000 - £25,000 - Lancashire Ref: Q102128 | Published: 17th Jan 2017

This established British fashion and lifestyle retailer is looking for a Marketing Analyst to join their growing business. The successful candidate will ideally have e...

Merchandiser - FTC
£33,000 - £35,000 - Lancashire Ref: Q102110 | Published: 17th Jan 2017

This established British fashion retailer is looking for a Merchandiser to join their Merchandising team. This is a contract position for 10-12 months, and you will be...

Flagship General Manager (Central London)
£65,000 - £75,000 - London Ref: 102121 | Published: 17th Jan 2017

An iconic luxury clothing retailer is looking for an exceptional store manager to lead its most high profile and high turnover flagship stores in Central London. This ...

Store Manager - West Sussex
£17,500 - £20,000 - Worthing, West Sussex Ref: Q102092 | Published: 16th Jan 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...

Sales Advisor - Stockport
£16,440 - £16,440 - Stockport, Greater Manchester Ref: Q102107 | Published: 16th Jan 2017

My client, a market leading and well known British self-storage provider, consistently in The Sunday Top 100 companies to work for, is looking for an experienced Sales...

Assistant Store Manager - Kingston
£19,500 - £22,000 - Kingston upon Thames, Surrey Ref: Q102108 | Published: 16th Jan 2017

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

Quest Insights

Christmas Shopping?
2016-12-16 10:00:00 +0000

Over a third of shoppers plan to increase their spending over Christmas, despite Brexit anxieties. New research from shopper marketing agency Savvy has found that UK consumers are less affected by looming inflation than many predicted, with over a quarter expecting to shop online on Christmas day. Change to consumer confidence appears to have remained minimal since the referendum, and Christmas sales are expected to continue a trend of growth in light of new Office for National Statistics fig... Read more.