Retail recruiter, retail executive recruitment, recruitment search & contingency recruitment.

Recruitment delivery in Retail & consumer goods; Digital, Buying, Operations, Merchandising, Supply Chain, Logistics, Distribution, HR, Finance, Design, IT  from management to board level. 

Global Retail Recruitment is the trading name of Global Recruitment Consulting Ltd. We have delivered success globally and continue to deliver quality retail and consumer goods recruitment process for candidates internationally to leading brands in Luxury, Premium Fashion, Food, Mainstream Fashion, Variety, Home, Consumer Electronics, Travel, Outlet etc.

Our recruitment success is based on our commitment to provide ethical, considerate and communicative recruitment service coupled with honest, professional advice. Contact us today

We support retail clients & retail candidates from many regions including APAC, Europe, AfricaMiddle East and the USA. We have consultants in the UK, France and Spain.

We offer a variety of exceptional value fee structures for large and small business groups. Sole agency, retained, contingency and happy to compete with the global executive search brands.

Recent Placements

Head of Marketing (EU) - Germany based

Home Delivery Director - Volume Retail - Saudi Arabia

District Manager - Fashion - Canada

Head of Finance - EU - Food

Consultant CEO - EurAsia - Food Retail

Luxury Retail General Manager - Guam

Chief Operating Officer - Food Retail - South Asia

Head of IT - Kuwait

VP - Fashion Retail - Kuwait

Chief Operations Officer - Retail - Middle East

Sales & Marketing Director - Real Estate - EU

Head of Marketing - Malls/Retail - Qatar

Retail GM - Luxury Operations - Venice

Store Director - Luxury Department Store - China

Head of Buying / Trading - Food Retail - Netherlands

CFO - Fashion retail - Dubai

VP - Mainstream Fashion - Saudi Arabia


We have worked with Neil Oviatt on several challenging director and senior executive level searches on a contingency and retained basis over many years. He has an excellent network of senior management in the global retail sector and has the ability to ensure that candidates introduced are fully aware of the nuances and the demanding nature of the positions in the SPAR International business. Our requirements are quite unusual due to the truly global nature of the business and the pool of candidates often very small that are able and willing to fulfil these types of role, Neil has always succeeded in sourcing these few.Neil is professional, resilient and reliable. Dr. Gordon R. Campbell Managing Director SPAR International “We have had the pleasure to work with Neil on many assignments for many Amwal portfolio companies within several industries. Neil was very resourceful in sourcing us many C-level positions as well as some mid-senior managers whether it was Finance, HR, IT or other operational areas within our organizations.  Our needs can range from very strategic functional C roles to operational managers with hands on experience and Neil was able to deliver on both sides of this relatively wide spectrum.  Considering our presence in the gulf, Neil was also able to source culturally savvy candidates with the right linguistic skills” Fadi Arbid – CEO  Amwal Al Khaleej Neil has a knack for matching the right person with the right company and culture. Neil’s networking skills keep him connected globally and he can be counted on to make placements all over the world. His expertise and understanding of the retail space make him a valued asset when hired to source for retail roles in all the functional speciality areas (Operations, HR, Marketing, etc.). I look forward to a continued partnership with Neil VP Human Resources, Consumer Direct (Global Retail) at adidas group It is an absolute pleasure doing business with Neil! He has a great network, is very responsive, flexible and ‘gets’ client needs. Working with him feels like working with an immediate extension of the recruiting department. EVP Global Human Resources at Belstaff