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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 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

Fashion Category Manager
£70,000 - £85,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: 101905 | Published: 04th Dec 2016

This role is a brand new role which has opened up in this team where the candidate wil be responsible for developing and implementing the category strategy with the fo...

Womenswear Senior Designer- Jersey
£35,000 - £40,000 - London, London Ref: Q101911 | Published: 03th Dec 2016

This beautiful contemporary Womenswear premium brand is looking for a Senior Designer with Jersey experience. The brand has an emphasis on providing its customers with...

Ecommerce Marketing Officer
£25,000 - £35,000 - London, London Ref: 101907 | Published: 02th Dec 2016

Ecommerce Marketing Officer An exciting Ecommerce Marketing Officer opportunity has arisen to join a global organisation dedicated to wellness, who runs international ...

Head of Digital Marketing
£80,000 - Saudi Arabia, Ref: Q88135 | Published: 01th Dec 2016

International logistics group currently in the market to appoint a digital specialist to help develop its online business. The successful candidate will be expected to...

Sales Director
£900,000 - Saudi Arabia, Ref: Q91363 | Published: 01th Dec 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen within a rapidly growing international business. Our client is currently in the market to appoint a Sales Director to spearhead and ...

Regional Manager- Midlands (East and West)
£50,000 - £60,000 - West Midlands, West Midlands Ref: Q100682 | Published: 01th Dec 2016

Regional Manager- Midlands (East & West) An exceptional Regional Manager/Area Manager is needed for a market leading and Award Winning retail brand based in the Midlan...

Buying Manager - International FMCG
£45,000 - £55,000 - Brentwood, Essex Ref: 101737 | Published: 30th Nov 2016

Buying Manager - FMCG An exciting Buying Manager opportunity has arisen to join a renowned international wholesale business that has exciting future-plans. This positi...

Store Manager - North-West London
£32,050 - £32,050 - North West London, London Ref: Q101906 | Published: 30th Nov 2016

A new opportunity has arisen with a well-known self-storage provider that is now looking for a Store Manager in North-West London You will be responsible for the manag...

Assistant Manager (Gretna)
£16,000 - £18,000 - Gretna, Dumfries & Galloway Ref: Q101891 | Published: 29th Nov 2016

This world-wide premium brand is looking for an exceptional leaders to deliver in one of their most high profile stores in the Gretna area. This is an opportunity for ...

Ecommerce Site Manager
£40,000 - £46,000 - Singapore, Ref: Q101890 | Published: 29th Nov 2016

Looking for an E-Commerce Site manager to contribute to the E-Commerce growth in Asia-Pacific. The candidate will lead the promotion strategy, coordinate digital proje...

Mall Development & Design Manager
£60,000 - £70,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: Q101837 | Published: 28th Nov 2016

Our client is looking for an experienced Mall Development & Design Manager to join their dynamic team based in UAE. As the Mall Development & Design Manager, you will ...

Assistant Manager
£17,000 - £20,000 - York, North Yorkshire Ref: Q100580 | Published: 28th Nov 2016

A premium fashion and lifestyle retailer are seeking an exceptional leader to join their expanding flagship store, based in the York area. This is a great time to join...

Quest Insights

Retail offers most lucrative pay increase of any job
2016-11-17 11:00:00 +0000

Working as a retail representative offers the best pay increase opportunity of any job, according to a new study by Glassdoor. Retail ranked the second highest in terms of workers on minimum wage last year, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), with over 50 per cent of retail jobs paying below the Living Wage. Yet new data has found those who stick with their job for a significant period stand to cash in on their loyalty. A retail representative who stays in their role for eig... Read more.