Senior Marketing Recruitment & Executive Search

Over the past 13 years recruiting creative, PR and marketing talent, our senior search specialists have nurtured and developed deep networks and relationships with marketing leadership teams across the UK.

Through our niche networking and learning events, and dedicated industry salary reviews and market reports, we’ve not only firmly established ourselves at the forefront of senior recruitment in the marketing, communications and creative sector. But also built a fantastic and unrivalled pool of connections within industries such as FMCG, software, manufacturing, retail and e-commerce, charity, technology, agency, professional services and many more.

We recognise that reputation is built on results combined with customer service, and always go above and beyond to ensure that our clients are happy and satisfied with every campaign we complete. In recognition of this we’ve won multiple awards for our creative yet professional search methods, and have been successful in headhunting and placing many senior and executive staff across a number of leading firms and brands throughout the country.

We work on any senior marketing jobs across Marketing, PR, Brand, Product, Insight, Category, Communications, Digital and Creative. We offer:

  • Competitive rates on both retained & exclusive contingency recruitment for roles of £60,000+
  • Fill rate of over 95%
  • Rebate periods to reflect the level of role

To find out more about our marketing headhunting services or to set up an initial, confidential conversation, get in touch today.

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Meet our senior marketing recruitment team:

Services Marketing Recruitment

David Atkin, Managing Consultant

Leading on many of our senior appointments at Brand, David sets a benchmark in customer service and successful account management. He has worked in the recruitment industry for over eighteen years, having specialised in marketing, digital and communications recruitment since 2013.

David prides himself in going above and beyond when getting to know both his clients’ businesses and his candidates’ needs. Over the years he has successfully placed numerous Executive level marketers into leading organisations across the country. Including positions such as Marketing Director, Managing Director (marketing agency), Head of Marketing, Head of Communications and Head of Innovation.

The majority of David’s key clients are within the professional services and not-for-profit sectors, and include Bibby Financial Services Ltd, Cambridge Innovation Capital Plc, Association for Project Management, and IGD, amongst others.

Operating within senior marketing recruitment for so many years, David has been able to establish many solid industry relationships, which he would say is one of the best parts of his job. A great sense of achievement for David comes from seeing his senior level placements come round in full circle and become clients of the future.

B2B Marketing Recruiter

Dominic Phipps, Head of B2B

Dominic has been with Brand Recruitment since 2010 and heads up our B2B marketing recruitment division. He leads on all of our senior B2B marketing recruitment and executive search; the bulk of this falling within the software, manufacturing, construction, medical, pharmaceuticals and IT sectors.

He works with leading B2B brands such as AVEVA, Capita, Cambridge Consultants, Sepura, Vitec, Netcall Plc, PA Consulting and Abbott Laboratories amongst others. An experienced marketing headhunter, over the last 12 months Dominic has filled roles at VP of Marketing, Head of Campaigns, Head of Marketing Services, Head of Internal Communications and Chief Marketing Officer levels to name only a few.

Dominic is an active member of the local B2B marketing community and regularly attends, as well as hosts, executive-level networking events for the area’s senior B2B marketing professionals, and appreciates the subtleties of what differentiates a good senior B2B marketer from other industries.

Consumer Marketing Recruitment

Sarah Rhodes, Head of Consumer

Sarah leads the consumer division at Brand, and handles all of our senior marketing recruitment and executive search within the e-commerce, FMCG, travel, automotive, leisure and consumer durables space.

With many years of recruitment experience under her belt, Sarah has built and nurtured incredibly strong relationships with marketing leadership personnel at the likes of Avon, TUI, Hain Daniels, Silver Spoon, Bosch, Pizza Hut and Honda.

In the recent past she has led on the recruitment for positions such as Strategic Brand Marketing Director, Head of Category, Head of Brand, Head of Retail Marketing, Head of eCommerce, VP of Marketing and Marketing Director.

Sarah gets the consumer marketing space, she understands what makes a great senior brand or category professional, and what differentiates leisure and travel search from that in the FMCG or retail sector. So you can be guaranteed to have somebody working on your senior roles that either knows your competitors, or works with them.

Ben Phillips

Ben Phillips, Head of Services

As our Head of Services Recruitment, Ben and his team recruit for some of the country’s top agencies, professional & financial services firms, charities, and third sector organisations. Over his many years in marketing recruitment, he has developed a real understanding for what it takes to become a successful marketing leader and is able to identify this talent, and advise his clients on potential candidates accordingly.

Ben has placed and led on the recruitment for roles such as PR and Communications Director, Head of External Communications, Head of Direct Marketing, CEO and Director of Marketing at leading organisations in his field.

His client list boasts the likes of Barnado’s, MND, Help for Heroes, RSPB, IET and the CIM across the third sector. And Burrows (WPP), McCann, BGL (CompareThe, AVIVA, Cambridge Building Society, Mills & Reeve, Countrywide, Barratt Homes, Open University, Cambridge University Press, Randstad and Blue Arrow on the services side.

Ben has a cool and composed manner; he gives confidence to senior stakeholders and goes above and beyond with his search methods to ensure the perfect match on every role.

Head of Creative
Creative Director
Creative Services Director
Head of Design
Head of Client Services
Client Services Director

VP of Marketing
Chief Marketing Officer, CMO
Marketing Director
PR Director
Communications Director
Head of Marketing
Head of Brand

Head of Category
Head of PR
Head of Communications
Head of Product
Head of Innovation
Head of Digital
Head of Channel