Our Approach

We are passionate about what we do and confident in our abilities to deliver.

What is our approach?

Our approach is flexible, thorough, honest and transparent and we will always provide regular updates and feedback to clients and candidates throughout the process.

Understanding your needs

We are also happy to provide advice as to what level an organisation should recruit at and which sectors should be represented on the target list and can often conduct benchmarking exercises to help with this process. Whether you are a client looking to hire new talent into your organisation or a professional searching for your next challenge, it is our job to work with you as a business partner to achieve a successful outcome. We invest time at the beginning of a search to really understand what a client needs in terms of candidate profile and also to learn about the culture of the organisation. This enables us to both represent the client effectively in the external market and also assess cultural fit issues when discussing the role with potential candidates. It is our belief that a strong shortlist will be comprised of candidates who are both a strong technical fit for the role and a strong cultural fit for the organisation.

Expert advice

With exceptional research expertise, in depth sector and functional knowledge and enthusiasm for what we do, we have developed an extensive market network and database alone with the reputation as a highly regarded specialist search firm. Our search methodology is rigorous and candidates go through several stages of screening interviews culminating in a face to face competency based assessment.

Flexibility

We recognise that changes to the role specification can arise during the course of an assignment and one advantage of being an agile business is that we are able to adapt easily and promptly without compromising on timelines. We are a fast growing business and are recognized as one of the Top 10 Executive Search Firms for senior marketing and commercial roles, in the UK.

Our clients vary in terms of scale from FTSE 100 & 250 corporates, large private equity backed businesses, to smaller VC backed start ups. Our geographic focus is the UK, with 80% of our clients being South East based, however we also undertake work in the Middle East across the Retail Sector which offers high growth and exciting opportunities.

Our success rate speaks for itself and we are proud to be one of the fastest growing executive search companies in the Retail; Leisure and Consumer Services sectors.

CANDIDATE

CLIENT

I have worked with many headhunters over the years in my various retail roles and rarely come across one that seemingly is able to serve both the client and candidate needs equally well. Suzie and her team are such a business! From the moment you initially make contact, to the first meeting and beyond, you feel they care about providing regular contact and valuable feedback. I would encourage anyone looking to help acquire real talen into their organisation, to use Suzie Walker Executive Search. I am sure, as I did, that you'll quickly realise the service they provide is unique in the market place.

Chief Operating Officer, FTSE 100 Retail