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Our Services

At Quest Search and Selection we work in partnership with our clients, across the Retail, FMCG, Leisure & Travel sectors, providing strategic advice and specialist knowledge as well as operational recruitment services.

Our aim is to build long-lasting and effective relationships in order to develop a detailed understanding of each client’s business, culture and recruitment requirements. Our very high repeat business rate is a testament to our commitment to meeting our clients’ needs.

Retained Search

Board and Director level roles, and those which are time- and business-critical, require a focused and highly proactive recruitment approach.  Quest has a proven track record of finding senior candidates who add lasting value to their organisations.

A dedicated team led by a senior consultant is assigned to each role. We carefully research the market and role and develop a tailored search strategy to identify candidates internationally and across all consumer sectors and functions, including people not currently active in the job market. Suitable contacts will be screened and pre-interviewed before we present clients with a shortlist of fully qualified and vetted candidates, all of whom will be suitable for appointment.  We then arrange all aspects of the formal interview process and provide continual two-way feedback throughout, as well as assisting with the offer stage and providing ongoing follow-up after the appointment.

Contingency Search

At Quest we have an extensive network of contacts spanning the international Retail and Consumer sectors, including a proprietary database of over 700,000 vetted candidates which is constantly being developed and updated.  Thanks to these contacts, the experience of our consultants, and our continued investment in advertising and social media we can guarantee to reach the widest possible pool of candidates for each role, and can provide a quick turnaround of candidates already known to us.

Interim and Contract Roles

We know that clients sometimes require interim staff or contract support for project-based work which calls for particular skills on a short-term basis. At Quest we have a large pool of excellent candidates who prefer to work on an interim basis and are often available to start work immediately.

Market Information

Our consultants and researchers have unrivalled knowledge and insight into trends and developments across the Retail, FMCG, Leisure & Travel sectors.

We are able to provide clients with detailed and up to date information on Retail recruitment and the job markets: salary surveys, where the best people are working, market mapping, recent senior moves in the sector, job profiling and much more.

Employee and Candidate Assessment

We offer a range of tools to complement and strengthen the interview process including assessment centre design and facilitation, candidate testing (including SHL, behavioural profiling, aptitude testing and bespoke tests) and one-to-one biographical or competency assessments.

Training and Outplacement Services

We provide career assistance and practical job search guidance, particularly to businesses which are downsizing and require support for staff to find new roles. These outplacement services are carefully tailored to suit the needs of individual clients but may include workshops, mentoring services or one-to-one consultations. Typical packages may include:

  • Reviewing your knowledge and skills
  • Transferable skills
  • Realistic career choices
  • Curriculum Vitae and cover letter writing
  • Researching the market
  • Using social media
  • International relocation: advice and pitfalls
  • Interview skills
  • Negotiating a job offer

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

Junior Merchandiser
£27,000 - £35,000 - London, England Ref: Q103184_1495821470 | Published: 26th May 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an energetic Junior Merchandiser to join a premium fashion retailer! This is a great time to join this growing brand, and you wi...

Merchandise Admin Assistant
£20,000 - £22,000 - London, England Ref: Q103182_1495818135 | Published: 26th May 2017

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiatic candidate looking to begin their Merchandising career with a premium fashion brand. You will be based at the London Head...

Senior Brand Manager
£50,000 - £70,000 - London, England Ref: 103005_1495817649 | Published: 26th May 2017

An exciting Senior Brand Manager opportunity has arisen to join a global leader within the consumer market. Our client is looking for an innovative and commercial thin...

Retail Director
£130,000 - £200,000 - London, England Ref: 103008_1495817499 | Published: 26th May 2017

An exciting Retail Director opportunity has arisen to join a leader in the consumer market. Our client is looking for an innovative and commercial Director to build a ...

Senior Recruitment Consultant
£25,000 - £75,000 - London, England Ref: 103124_1495817343 | Published: 26th May 2017

An exciting Senior Recruitment Consultant opportunity has arisen to join a market leading search consultancy who have exciting plans for growth. You will contribute to...

Digital Marketing Manager
£40,000 - £60,000 - Plymouth, Devon Ref: 103061_1495817197 | Published: 26th May 2017

An exciting Digital Marketing Manager opportunity has arisen to join a renowned brand that has exciting future-plans. This position will be well suited to someone who ...

Senior Data Scientist
£45,000 - £65,000 - London, England Ref: 103132_1495817075 | Published: 26th May 2017

An exciting Senior Data Scientist opportunity has arisen to join a market leading retailer with plans for global growth. This position will be well suited to someone w...

Marketing Director
£50,000 - £80,000 - London, England Ref: 103119_1495816932 | Published: 26th May 2017

An exciting Marketing Director opportunity has arisen to join an online marketplace start-up that has exciting plans for growth. You will take part in a business proje...

Campaign Delivery Manager
£30,000 - £40,000 - Reading, Berkshire Ref: Q102965_1495814472 | Published: 26th May 2017

Campaign Delivery Manager A global B2B and well-established telemarketing agency is looking for a highly-motivated Campaign Delivery Manager to join their team based i...

Department Manager - FTC
£19,000 - £20,000 - Kent, England Ref: Q103176_1495811827 | Published: 26th May 2017

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with a globally renowned fashion retailer, that has a stong presence in the luxury market. This store is looking for a successful Re...

Department Manager
£26,000 - £28,500 - Kildare, Republic of Ireland Ref: Q103176_1495810766 | Published: 26th May 2017

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with a globally renowned fashion retailer, that has a stong presence in the luxury market. This store is looking for a successful Re...

Assistant Store Manager - Stockport
£16,000 - £18,000 - Stockport, Greater Manchester Ref: Q103181_1495790989 | Published: 26th May 2017

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

Quest Insights

Rubee Loves… Taking Valentino on a cruise
2017-05-26 12:00:00 +0100

As the weather warms up in London, Valentino has introduced its Resort 18 collection this week showcasing in New York. Pierpaolo Piccioli’s creative direction for this collection has lead him to the streets of NYC for his inspiration and the collection is heavily influenced by the sporty nature of NYC’s 1970’s street style. The collection includes several versions of the tracksuit; knitted pink laced in a cream lace, emerald green tonal striped and my favourite is the bubblegum pink bomber ja... Read more.