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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

Assistant Store Manager
£20,000 - £23,165 - North West London, London Ref: Q102916_1490859323 | Published: 30th Mar 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 Staples Corner. You will be r...

Design Manager
£75,000 - Moscow Ref: Q85407_1490804485 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

Leading retailer currently looking to appoint a strong designer in the fashion division. The remit - - Selection of styles. - Maintain a portfolio of all fashion categ...

Buying Manager
£80,000 - Moscow Ref: Q84803_1490803152 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

Leading high volume fast fashion retailer with continued plans to break into new markets are currently searching for a Buying Manager for their fashion collection. Thi...

HR and Finance Executive - Dubai
£20,000 - £40,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102907_1490796337 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

Job Description: Our client, a leading multinational FMCG company across the globe is currently looking for an HR and Finance Executive. Your main role is to facilitat...

Retail Manager (Beauty & Cosmetics) - Qatar
£50,000 - £55,000 - Doha Ref: Q102836_1490794182 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

Job Description: We are currently working with a rapid-growing Retail Company. They're looking to hire a competitive and strategic Retail Manager to join their team in...

Brand Manager (Fashion) - Dubai
£40,000 - £50,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102778_1490792326 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

Job Description: A well-established retail company is currently seeking an experienced and passionate Brand Manager. Your main role is to monitor market trends and ove...

Digital Marketing Manager
£40,000 - £65,000 - St. Albans, Hertfordshire Ref: 102918_1490786722 | Published: 29th Mar 2017

An exciting Digital Marketing Manager opportunity has arisen to join a leading pure-play organisation with plans for international growth. This position will be well s...

Assistant Brand Manager - Dubai
£20,000 - £40,000 - Dubai Ref: Q102906_1490701863 | Published: 28th Mar 2017

Job Description: We are currently working with one of the biggest FMCG company across the globe. They are now looking to hire a highly motivated Assistant Brand Manage...

Operations Manager - Aviation - Home Counties
£70,000 - £80,000 - London Ref: Q102350_1490619999 | Published: 27th Mar 2017

Job Description: Our client needs a passionate and driven Pilot Training Program Manager who will be leading a team of professionals to deliver a high standard of flig...

Area Sales Manager - Lebanon
£110,000 - £120,000 - Beirut Ref: Q102353_1490619949 | Published: 27th Mar 2017

Job Description: A leading international FMCG Company is looking for a passionate Market Manager to be part of their specialized team based in Dubai. Job Role: Input t...

Merchandiser
£35,000 - £45,000 - London Ref: Q101797_1490376453 | Published: 24th Mar 2017

This opportunity is with a fast-paced high-street fashion brand, with a growing nationwide store portfoloio. If you're a Merchandiser looking for a new opportunity in ...

Assistant Merchandiser
£21,000 - £24,000 - London Ref: Q102867_1490374362 | Published: 24th Mar 2017

This opportunity is with a fast-paced and growing high-street fashion brand. If you're a Level 1 or 2 Assistant Merchandiser looking for a new opportunity in a fun and...

Quest Insights

Facebook rolls out Collection, a new shopping feature for marketers
2017-03-28 11:00:00 +0100

Facebook has launched Collection, a new shopping ad format that is designed to enhance buyers’ shopping experiences on mobile devices. According to the blog post by the social media giant, Collection ad format allows marketers to feature a primary video or image on top of the ad with relevant product images below it. It is designed in a way to help brands showcase products in a visually engaging way and increase the likelihood of discovery and purchase of their products. Collection is now ava... Read more.