Our Specialist Areas

We are passionate about the marketing industry and have a strong track record across a variety of industry sectors, from retail and FMCG through to Financial Services, Professional Services, B2B and the IT and Telco markets.

We can help source talent across not only general marketing roles but Product Management, Brand Management, Category Management, Shopper Marketing, Insight and Analysis, Internal Comms and PR, through to Research all on either a temp or permanent basis.

Better Placed have a huge amount of experience placing candidates into digital, web and e-commerce roles and our Consultants have the depth of knowledge required to help source talent across E-Commerce, Digital marketing, SEO and PPC, Web Management, Content Management and Social Media roles. We also have a huge amount of knowledge in more technical areas such as UX, content, development and design. If you have a requirement within your e-commerce or digital team and need to discuss the specific requirement in more detail we would be please to assist.

Our agency team consists of Consultants who specialise in recruiting roles for both client servicing positions as well as creative roles. So if you are looking for anything from a Head of Digital, Account Director or Account Manager, through to Creative Directors and Designers, across any marketing discipline, from digital through to PR, we have a specialist Consultant with extensive experience within this area and a network of candidates who will be able to help.

The sales marketplace is very large and segmented and for this reason we have chosen to specialise in certain pockets of the industry that most closely mirror our expertise in Marketing recruitment.

Our real expertise lies broadly in three key areas; 1) Consumer products including FMCG, Consumer and Household products 2) Financial and Business Services  3) IT/Telcoms and Technical sales.

The types of roles we would recruit into Consumer markets would be within National Accounts from NAE to Controllers and Directors. We would also recruit MS&P, Commercial Strategy & Planning and Activation Managers. Within Financial & Business Services roles we recruit opportunities covering Account Management, Business Development and Partnership Management and within IT/Telco and in more technical sales we can help find talented individuals from National Account Executive right up to Global Sales Director level.

The FMCG market has been a core market for Better Placed since our inception in 2002 and we now have 10 FMCG experts and a research team spread across our Leeds, Manchester and London offices. Our expertise covers permanent and interim recruitment. Our search team, bpesearch was founded in 2008 and has been assisting UK and Western European organisations in identifying talented Marketing, Sales, Commercial and Managing Directors. We can also offer advice across talent mapping, psychometric profiling, behavioural analysis and risk profiling.

We have worked with many well known branded and own label businesses, large and small, across the UK and are proud to say that we have built our success on repeat business by offering an in depth knowledge of the sector and therefore real expert advice. Our two areas of expertise are Marketing and Commercial. It is within these areas where we have built considerable success in core disciplines such as Marketing/Brand, Insight & Research, Category and Shopper. Within Marketing we are experts in digital /e-commerce recruitment, an emerging area of the FMCG market, whilst our expertise in commercial, lies within National Account Management from NAE up to Sales/Commercial Director. We have also built significant knowledge, experience and expertise around growth areas such as Revenue Management, Commercial Management and MS&P, SO broadly speaking anything that spans the Sales and Marketing spectrum with the exception of Field and Territory Sales.

We have expertise across a broad range of HR specialisms including Generalist HR, HR Business Partnering, HR Shared Services, Organisational Development, Change, Resourcing, Recruitment, Talent, Compensation & Benefits, Reward, Policy, L&D, Engagement & Diversity. Our HR network adds most value on assignments at Head of or above.



Better Placed Executive was founded in 2008 and has been assisting UK and Western European Organisations in identifying talented Marketing, Sales, Commercial and Managing Directors. In 2015 Better Placed Executive was rebranded as bpesearch, still part of the Better Placed group they continue to work with a number of businesses across the financial and business services, FMCG, retail and consumer sectors on retained mandates. They can also offer advice across talent mapping, psychometric profiling, behavioural analysis, risk profiling. To speak to Rob Hill or Paul Bendelow please call 0113 236 4050 or visit their new website at www.bpesearch.com


Whether you are a candidate or hiring manager, we can help with all temp and interim requirements. Offering short term hiring solutions from project based day to day requirements, through to fixed term contracts, we are able to offer in house pay solutions and advice in making sure you are fully compliant with the new Agency Worker Regulations (AWR). If you are looking to recruit a temp and would like to speak to an expert in this area in the first instance either e mail us at info@betterplaced.com or give any of our three offices a call.

How we work with Clients

We know that every organisation faces its own unique set of recruitment challenges, so we’ll tailor a solution to match your specific needs. That could mean a database search to create a highly targeted shortlist of candidates, or maybe an online advertising campaign to attract more passive candidates.

When we have established what the right approach is, we will agree timelines that you are comfortable with to get to shortlist stage. At interview stage, we will manage the process and act as an intermediary for feedback and offer-management.

We work very hard to present our clients with a clear picture of the recruitment marketplace, enabling them to make well-informed decisions based on accurate data and insights. Our approach to fees and service is equally transparent. Simply tell us what you need and we’ll tell you the associated costs. 

Our service is only as good as the candidates we source for you, which is why we go to great lengths to attract and identify the brightest talent in the marketplace.

We utilise a variety of channels to connect with candidates:

Our extensive database enables us to identify high quality candidates who are actively looking for new opportunities. Many of the professionals on our database are registered exclusively with Better Placed .

Talent Pooling/Pipelining – If you have a particular skill-set within your organisation that’s always a challenge to recruit for, then we can keep you posted of relevant talent within that area when they come onto the market.

Industry and Niche online Job Boards – As a major advertiser on both national and specialised job boards, Better Placed maintains a significant online presence which gives our clients access to these boards at either a reduced rate or included in any recruitment fee.

Social Media – We work hard at our social presence and engage constantly with potential candidates on various social platforms  We share job opportunities, industry news and CV & interview tips and with a network of thousands of connections and followers, we can give our clients a voice that will be heard across all the major social media networks and an additional channel to support  any particular recruitment campaign. 

Search Assignments & Headhunting – Our Executive division BPESearch (formally Better Placed Executive)  have a strong track-record within executive search mandates. With an in-house research function they are experts at finding senior talent at “c” suite and board level.

Track Record & The Real Network – Better Placed  candidate loyalty is demonstrated by the number of candidates who continually return to us at each step along their career path. We place some candidates time and time again, they trust us and have become part of The Real Network.

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