“ThoughtWorks has been a client of Retail Management Consultants for going on three years now. James Logie and the team have been a pleasure to work with throughout and our record of highly successful searches is outstanding.
Their in-depth knowledge of Retail and related industry sectors is beyond what we have seen from other firms in all parts of the world. In the U.K., Europe and India they are without peer. And recently, they jumped into two searches in the U.S. and found us top quality candidates that we ended up hiring – after three U.S based firms failed to find us anyone.
I would recommend RMC to anyone seeking top performers for specialized roles. Their professionalism is exceeded only by the results they drive.”
“As a medium-sized retailer, I was somewhat apprehensive about deciding to make substantial changes to the management structure and operational procedures in the company. However, the team from RMC made the whole process far more manageable than I could ever have imagined.
What impressed me most of all was their uncanny ability to understand my business and most importantly appreciate the requirements of the roles and responsibilities for the new positions I asked them to recruit for. I was presented with impressive shortlists of a cross-section of candidates, all of whom I found appealing and thought would bring value to my company. And all of which was accomplished in a much shorter time-frame than I had anticipated.
As a result of RMC’s help, I achieved strategic objectives and made substantial improvements that I could have only dreamed of.”
“It is a real testimony to James Logie and the team at Retail Management Consultants, that they successfully recruited the most highly skilled and competent senior management team for Bluewater, which upon opening broke new ground as the largest retail destination in Europe and, in sales, captured 3% of the entire UK retail spend.
The work completed by James and his team significantly added to the outstanding success of this massive retail undertaking by Lend Lease.”
“What I like about RMC is that they are very hard-working, dedicated and thorough in their research and approach to head hunting… the positions [we hired] were game-changers for Shoppers Stop… [and] I have no hesitation in recommending RMC for retail recruitments.”
“Around 3 years ago we set out to create a new competitive advantage that would give ThoughtWorks, a tech@core company, a new outlook. Our intention was to add to a global reputation for Agile Software delivery, a deep understanding of our clients’ world.
To do so we would have to change our approach and bring in Retail experts. As a team RMC worked with us to understand our culture, way of working so that we could indeed achieve this mission. Over 40 people later across our Global Business, we have a thriving and fast growing Retail Business that is defining Modern Retail. RMC’s industry knowledge, connections and tenacity with our recruitment process and unique culture are the best testaments I could give in defining a true partnership. RMC kick started and saw this through with us. We couldn’t have done it without them.”
“Over the years, I have had the pleasure to see a business relationship evolve into a personal friendship. That is RMC. They put a personal touch into everything they do. I worked with them both as a client and a candidate and I can testify that they always remain true to their philosophy: putting the people at the heart of things.”
“I have personally had a long and productive association with RMC both as a client and as a candidate. I have always had great admiration for the quality of their service, their insight and attention to detail. Furthermore during my time in India I have always been extremely grateful for the depth of experience, advice and unwavering support.
RMC offer a personalised, comprehensive service that sets them apart from their competitors.”
“The team from RMC were involved in the initial conceptualization of Sri Lanka’s first LEED certified warehouse and office facility. In addition to helping select the best resources and outlining roles and responsibilities, their background of Supply chain & Retail logistics provided valuable insights in developing the initial designs and plans.
Throughout this process, we were very impressed with their approach and the ability to clearly map out our requirements most of which we were not able to put down on paper. It was like we were working with someone in our own team who had the same dedication and focus to see the project through.”
“Contidis is a very young company but we have managed to open three hypermarkets, three pharmacies and three electronic stores in just two years, and we intend to open other seven in the next three years.
However, we faced a great challenge when it came to fill our shopping Malls with other formats than the ones we had explore in previous job experiences. We needed someone who could help us in developing contacts with different kinds of stores formats and retail businesses. That is why we turned to RMC for help.
RMC presented to us several kinds of franchising opportunities very quickly, and made it possible to reach the key people with in those companies to discuss a partnership.
Without Joseph’s credibility and know how, it would take us years to reach this point.”
“RMC have partnered with McArthurGlen for more than two decades. Jim [Logie] and the team have a superb understanding of the Outlet sector in general and our business in particular, and who will be successful at McArthurGlen.
Jim brings significant industry knowledge and an international network of talent. As a result he has helped us hire a number of senior people across our entire business during our long-standing partnership with RMC.”
“Retail Management Consultants needs to change their name, as to us they’re certainly not a consultant, they’re a partner.
They’ve been instrumental in assisting us in building our retail business, connecting us with top international retailers, recruiting industry veterans to manage these brands, and conducting critical research for new markets we plan to develop.
They believe our success is their success, and it’s clear in their work ethic, they’ve worked around the clock to deliver our goals. I would recommend RMC to anyone serious about growing or developing their retail business… you can rest assured that you’re in good hands!”
“RMC are a rarity in the recruitment and business consultancy market, over the past 26 years they have never failed to help me find the right people for my company, whether it is a junior or senior vacancy I can honestly say that each person recruited by RMC has been the right fit. The diligence they undertake to understand your company and its challenges ensures success.
I have worked with RMC in several retail businesses such as Sears, Jaeger, Viyella, Warner Bros. stores, Furnitureland, Kingdom of Leather, Boundary Mill, and now ShakeAway Worldwide, and no matter whether it is an appointment or consultancy services that I need they deliver and get the job done in the right time frame at great value.
For those of us who have been around for a while and have experienced recruitment and head hunting companies both here in the UK and internationally, I can honestly say that the services supplied by RMC is head and shoulders above the rest. They really do get under the skin of your business, market and country to ensure that you get the best possible result.”
“James Logie and the RMC leadership team continue to offer a top-class recruitment and consultancy service, and have assisted in adding excellent retail and operational hires for Battersea Power Station, as we head towards our exciting launch in 2020.”
“I’ve worked with Jim Logie and the RMC team over many years, initially during my time at McArthurGlen, and more recently at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW).
As a client I’ve consistently valued their ability to really understand and connect with our corporate business culture and distinctive operational style, and acting as effective ambassadors for our brand.
Equally impressive is their very extensive network of international contacts and reach across Europe – this has been particularly helpful as URW starts to expand into Southern European markets for the first time.
I look forward to continuing our partnership in the future”.
“RMC has been a strategic partner and sounding board in our talent acquisition process and has contributed to the formation of our entire leadership team in hiring four leadership team members within 18 months.
RMC has a deep understanding of the retail business and the organisational requirements to enable success – in India and internationally. They brought a professional approach and were a pleasure to work with – through normal and challenging times.”
“I have known the folks at RMC for probably over 25 years. Firstly, as a pragmatic, well connected specialist executive search company with an excellent grasp of the current talent available in the market place and secondly as a company who can make introductions in chosen International markets where their network stretches.
RMC were instrumental in Debenhams identifying, signing and opening in Russia, Azerbaijan, and the Balkans and I look forward to working with them in the future on other new markets.”
“I have always received excellent service from RMC, both in the capacity as an employer and as a professional looking to advance my career.
RMC is in touch with the market, not just in the UK but also in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Dealing with Jim Logie and the team at RMC is a pleasure. It’s great to deal with a recruitment firm that really understands the retail and shopping centre industry”