Beauty & Cosmetics

Specialist recruitment across marketing, communications, digital and design

Our expertise

Since Spotlight started in 2008, we have successfully recruited for a wide range of beauty and cosmetic clients. Our expertise is focused on recruitment across marketing, digital, design and communications. Our Consultants all come from a marketing background and use this deep expertise and insight to collaborate with the most talented candidates on the market.

We understand that beauty retail is evolving, with particular focus on new sustainability practices, eco-friendly packaging and more responsible social media and digital advertising. Our beauty clients are often looking for niche experience across ecommerce and D2C and require sought after digital skills from high-profile brands which we are able to source. Our team of Consultants work across a number of disciplines across the beauty industry including:

  • Haircare
  • Skincare
  • Cosmetics
  • Beauty Products
  • Healthcare
  • Fragrance 
  • Luxury
  • Wellness

Why Spotlight?

Successful brands are aware of changing focus from consumers and are looking to influencers and social media to further their success. We know that hiring the right talent helps our clients to achieve key commercial objectives and goals for their brands.

By using our network of over 100,000 followers on LinkedIn alone, our executive search experience and reputation allows us to attract the most talented candidates from the beauty industry. 

Do you need to hire?

Trusted by our beauty & cosmetics clients to deliver results

Our beauty clients are existing in a fast-paced, evolving retail landscape and we take a hands-on approach to build relationships and develop key marketing teams.  Our recruitment spans all marketing, digital, communications and design including the following roles:

  • Head of Marketing
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Designer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • UX Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Head of Design
  • Communications Manager
  • Head of Communications
  • PR Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Content Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Trade Marketing Manager
  • Channel Marketing Manager
  • Website Manager
  • Digital Marketing
  • Performance Marketing
  • CRM Manager
  • Email Marketing Manager
  • Ecommerce Manager
  • Insight Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Paid Media Manager
  • Retail Marketing Manager

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)

Spotlight are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and work in partnership with our beauty & cosmetics clients to ensure they are supported in building an inclusive culture and working environment that focuses on equal opportunities for all. We help our clients identify and address diversity challenges through more inclusive search, and engage with the broadest range of candidates to support diverse talent pools.

We offer support and advice to clients who want to use blind recruitment practices, or learn more about unconscious bias training and are able to offer a range of psychometric testing options to support unbiased assessment of a candidate’s suitability for a role.

Meaningful change takes time and we engage with the broadest range of candidates that will support our clients’ inclusive recruitment goals.

Impactful recruitment

Spotlight offer advice to our beauty and retail clients on areas from salary benchmarking to the competitor landscape and we support our candidates throughout their recruitment journey. Our work goes beyond the placement. 

Our goal is to collaborate with our beauty clients, to help you craft a strong candidate experience to attract and retain the strongest and most diverse teams. By offering permanent, temporary and interim recruitment options for our clients, we can recruit flexibly at all levels for all needs.  

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Why choose us?

500+ happy clients

Since 2008, Spotlight have placed hundreds of talented candidates with clients in all sectors. We aim to exceed expectations and deliver results that will enhance our clients’ businesses.

100,000+ LinkedIn followers

We have an extensive network of marketing, communications, digital and design talent with 100,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. We are in touch with the right people at the right time.

Recruitment with integrity

Our team are committed to clear communication with both clients and candidates. Our work goes beyond the placement and we believe in transparency and impactful recruitment.

What our clients say

The Social Media & Digital Specialist you placed has been amazing. Her wealth of experience and expertise in the digital marketing field is already adding value to our brands. Spotlight has been brilliant in helping us find an a digital marketer in such a short period of time. Their communication is very prompt and work is very efficient and I would definitely recommend.


Having interviewed your candidate again this morning, we are delighted to offer the role of Influencer Manager to her.

We look forward to welcoming them to becoming part of the Horace team!


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Talk to our specialist team

We'd love to hear from you and the vision you have for your recruitment.

If you would like to discuss marketing, digital, design or communications recruitment for your business or want to find out more about us and our team, you can reach Spotlight at 020 3008 4254 or email us directly at 

Alternatively, visit our contact us page to share job specs and role details or CVs and information on your job search.

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