SPS International

What Hunted Says

Work international, retained mandates in some of recruitments most niche sectors. Think Animal Nutrition and Health, 3D Printing and Chemicals. At SPS your career is tailored to your strengths, whether that’s delivery, sales or 360. With a unique blend of hustle and a relaxed environment, SPS are one of the few recruitment businesses that can boast a 95% retention rate!

Key Info


Recruitment Sectors
AgricultureBeauty & FashionEngineering & ManufacturingRetail & FMCGTechnology

‘Who are you guys?’

We’re SPS of course – a Search Firm placing into niche sectors such as Agrochemicals, Food & Beverage, Speciality Chemicals, Animal Nutrition & Health and Luxury Fashion. We were founded in 2002 and now are a multi-million pound business with 3 offices in UK and Hong Kong. If you’re looking to move away from conventional contingent recruitment and into a highly specialised Search function, then we’d love you to have a read about us.

^^ Hello, here we are. ^^

‘Sounds great, what makes a Search firm different’

Don’t worry, a lot of recruiters we speak to don’t know the exact differences. Here’s what you can expect… We work following a thorough 20 working day search cycle. The cycles work like this: Step 1: Utilise exhaustive research methods to identify long lists of potential mid to senior level candidates operating in the most respected companies. Methods stretch far further than a simple Linkedin trawl. Step 2: Build solid relationships with potential candidates. This is done by hosting /attending events, publishing interesting collateral, starting intelligent conversations. Far more than spamming individuals with poorly written job specs. Step 3: Introducing high level candidates that have been taken through our bespoke screening process. Our clients requirements are always our first priority. Step 4: Work directly with client and candidate to ensure smooth interview process and offer negotiation. Offering useful advice at all times.

These times they are a changing...

We're here for you. Here's what we are doing to help meet the challenges of working today...

> Flexible home office and start times
> Personal Wellbeing budget
> Private healthcare
> Safe working environment

Company summer travels

Flexible home working

Our retention rate is 95% Pretty decent, eh?

‘Oh wow. Sounds lucrative!’

You bet. On average we find recruiters are happier because we work a retained basis meaning you earn commission before a project even starts and with salary levels on average 100k+ the commission is great. But more importantly we are seen as real industry expert, adding genuine value to our clients recruitment strategy. Over 95% of our business is outside the UK, so you’ll get to speak with and learn many international cultures. And who doesn’t like international travel to meet customers!

Achievers trip to Budapest - what a weekend!

‘Is it hard?’

Define hard. You have to be more thorough than a typical agency recruiter. If you’re comfortable sitting on social media finding candidates, this is not the job for you. We need out side of the box thinkers, hard workers and those with a commercial awareness and flair. And with every recruitment role, be happy in a headset.

Flying out to an event in Germany.


‘What can I earn?’

In short, a lot....Our commision plan:

£0 - £10,000 = 10%
£10,001 - £20,000 = 20%
£20,001+ = 25%
No Threshold!

Our top performers in the division are billing over £400k.

There's room for you to do the same... 

London to Paris cycle. All for a good cause!

Spotted an industry niche you can't see listed here? Then tell us. Some of our biggest industries today came from consultants proposals.

'Any other perks?'

You bet! How's this for starters:

* Wellness budget - personal pot just for you!
* Flexible Home working
* Private Healthcare with AXA
* Travel card loans
* Cycle to Work
* Early finish Social Friday
* Quarterly Dinners for target hitters
* 6 month club = weekend away somewhere sunny!
* Many small performance related awards
* Regular team outings
* International Travel

Who doesn't love a day at the races?

See those smiles. That's a Search firm for you!

Your esteemed leader

‘That sounds great. What else can you tell me?’

Instead of us telling you, why don’t we show you. Get in touch, come meet us and learn how we can help you really take your career to the next level.

‘And what sorts of clients would I work with?’

Large Multinationals in Europe, Africa, North America, Middle East and Asia. All are market leaders in their field, but we don't expect you to recognise them all. * AgroChemicals - Corteva, FMC Corp, Syngenta * Animal Nutrition and Health - Chr.Hansen, Novus, Elanco * Food and Beverage - Nestle, Cargill, * Specialty Chemicals - DowDupont, BASF, PPG Industries. * Fashion and Retail - Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Prada We work a wide breadth of roles: Sales Directors, Research & Development, General Managers, even Vice Presidents. Don't worry, industry experience is not needed. We'll be here to get you up to speed on sector terminology.

SPS International

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size 21-50

Recruitment Sectors
Agriculture Beauty & Fashion Engineering & Manufacturing Retail & FMCG Technology


  • Early Friday Finish
  • Friday Drinks
  • Exceptional Retention
  • International Travel for Meetings
  • Private Healthcare
  • Travel Allowance
  • Visible Commission Structure
  • Gym Membership
  • Personal Wellbeing Budget
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Established 10+ Years
  • Clear Progression Structure

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