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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 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- Bridlington
£25,000 - £30,000 - Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire Ref: Q101136 | Published: 24th Oct 2016

Store Manager- Bridlington A Flagship Retail Store Manager is needed for a Store in Bridlintgon. The successful candidate must have excellent coaching and leadership s...

Senior Buyer (Womenswear)
£50,000 - £60,000 - South West England, Ref: Q101662 | Published: 24th Oct 2016

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Womenswear Buyer, working for a growing, iconic high street fashion brand based in the south west. Working within...

Sales Manager - Luxury Cosmetics - Direct Sales - Qatar
£0 - Qatar, Ref: 101643 | Published: 24th Oct 2016

Looking for a driven. tenacious sales manager to lead a team selling high end luxury face and body products at Dar Al Salam Mall in Qatar. You will receive have experi...

Meat Production Manager
£40,000 - £41,000 - Dubai, Dubai Ref: 100575 | Published: 23th Oct 2016

Overview: Monitoring and controlling of production activities, personnel and process in meat / sauce processing factory. Job purpose: To plan and carry out production ...

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...

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.