Retail & Consumer

Specialist recruitment across marketing, communications, digital and design

Our expertise

Spotlight has been recruiting for the retail and consumer goods industry since we started in 2008, supporting our clients with hiring the talented teams across marketing, events, digital, design and communications.  Our clients range from creative startups to global e-commerce brands wanting to hire standout candidates who can champion growth.

The retail industry is evolving, there is a increased focus on sustainability, product packaging and ecological integrity.  Our team of Consultants are experienced working with retail and FMCG brands wanting to reduce their environmental impact and engaging candidates who want to work within sustainable brands. We are seeing increased demand for key digital skills particularly across e-commerce, PPC, SEO and performance marketing management are able to source candidates with niche skill sets in these areas. Our focus is on finding candidates passionate about the retail and consumer goods industry to allow successful recruitment and retention of key talent. Spotlight work with a range of retail clients in all divisions:  

  • Beauty
  • D2C & Subscription
  • Ecommerce
  • Skincare
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Food & Drink
  • FMCG
  • Gambling & Gaming
  • Health & Wellness
  • Homewares
  • Luxury
  • Sports
  • Jewellery
  • Consumer Technology
  • Stationery

Why Spotlight?

For over 15 years we have supported our retail and FMCG clients with recruiting efficiently and effectively. By using our network of over 100,000 followers on LinkedIn alone, our executive search experience and reputation sees us attracting the most talented candidates from every sector from fashion and luxury to food, drink or homeware backgrounds. 

We focus on the long-term, finding extraordinary people who can do exceptional things for our retail and FMCG clients. Our database is made up of industry-relevant candidates, interviewed and assessed by us which allows us to be agile in responding to urgent briefs. We offer cost-effective strategies to allow our clients to hire Marketers who will create impact. 

Talent network across retail and consumer brands

Our specialist Consultants use thei expertise and knowledge of retail and FMCG industry, to work across the following roles:

  • Head of Marketing
  • Retail Marketing Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Account Director
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Designer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • UX Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Head of Design
  • Insight Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Events Executive
  • Head of Communications
  • Website Manager
  • CRM Manager
  • PR Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Content Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Head of Events
  • Head of Insight
  • Project Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Trade Marketing Manager
  • Channel Marketing Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Performance Marketing
  • Email Marketing Manager
  • Market Intelligence Manager
  • Head of Brand Strategy
  • Head of PR


Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)

Spotlight are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and work in partnership with our retail 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 retail clients on everything from salary benchmarking to the recruitment landscape and we support our candidates at every stage on their journey within retail and FMCG recruitment. 

Our goal is to collaborate with our retail clients, to help you craft a strong candidate experience to attract and retain the most exceptional and diverse marketing teams. By offering permanent, temporary and interim recruitment options for our retail clients, we can recruit flexibly and cost-effectively 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

Thanks for turning things round so quickly. I was also pleased to hear all of your candidates have say how professional your agency is and that it’s the best one they have dealt with. Our Director commented on what a high standard all three candidates had at second interview. Thanks for your speedy help and support.

Spotlight have been an absolute dream to work with to find candidates for roles for my team. They are professional, prompt and make everything so seamless. Definitely would continue to use their services over and over again.


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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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