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Our Services

At Quest Search and Selection we work in partnership with our clients, 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 and Consumer Goods sectors.

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

Trade Marketing Manager
£40,000 - £65,000 - Dubai Ref: Q101481_1487509851 | Published: 19th Feb 2017

Job Description: Our client, a well-established drinks distributor is looking for a dynamic and passionate Trade Marketing Manager for their high-performing team based...

Senior Manager - Business Control
£40,000 - £60,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102578_1487501744 | Published: 19th Feb 2017

Job Description: This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager to join a high-performing Consumer Electronics company. This is a great opportunity to join this ...

Assistant General Manager
£40,000 - £60,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102530_1487501244 | Published: 19th Feb 2017

Job Description: Our client, one of the biggest Consumer Electronics company is looking to hire a passionate and driven Assistant General Manager to join their high-pe...

Head of Merchandising
£40,000 - £45,000 - Norfolk Ref: Q102167_1487331181 | Published: 17th Feb 2017

Head of Merchandising A market leading retailer, known for its trailblazing initiatives in their industry, is looking for an experienced merchandiser to lead their gro...

Assistant Manager - South East London
£19,000 - £22,000 - South East London, London Ref: Q102589_1487264818 | Published: 16th Feb 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 Orpington. You will be respon...

Software Engineer
£50,000 - £60,000 - Dubai Ref: Q101887_1487160313 | Published: 15th Feb 2017

Job Description: This is a great opportunity for a Software Engineer to be a part of the pioneer team in a startup company in Dubai. Responsibilities: Execute full lif...

PPC/Affiliate Executive - Fashion Retailer
£25,000 - £26,000 - London Ref: Q102584_1487154745 | Published: 15th Feb 2017

An exciting role has just come up for an PPC/ Affiliate Executive to join this fast paced High-Street business. The role is to assist the Ecommerce manager in ensuring...

Quality Assurance Officer
£35,000 - £40,000 - London Ref: Q102587 | Published: 14th Feb 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an established British company with a strong heritage known worldwide; this retailer is looking for an exceptional Quality Assur...

Senior Online Merchandiser
£35,000 - £55,000 - Slough, Berkshire Ref: 101751 | Published: 14th Feb 2017

An exciting Senior Online Merchandiser opportunity has arisen to join a leading retail business that has exciting future-plans. This position will be well suited to so...

Digital Marketing Manager
£35,000 - £55,000 - Enfield, Middlesex Ref: 102325 | Published: 14th Feb 2017

An exciting Digital Marketing Manager opportunity has arisen to join a market leading international pure-play retailer with global plans for growth. This position will...

Head of Direct Marketing
£50,000 - £80,000 - Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire Ref: 102091 | Published: 14th Feb 2017

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

Online Merchandiser
£18,000 - £21,000 - Lancashire Ref: Q102413 | Published: 13th Feb 2017

This is a great opportunity for an Online Merchandiser to join an established British fashion retailer, based in their Lancashire Head Office. This is an exciting time...

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.