Our aim is simple, we are here to help clients find the right people and the right people find the right clients.
We are the authority in FMCG senior Sales and Marketing appointments, operating typically between the £60k and £250k salary bands. Our fees are completely transparent: for example, the fee structure is exactly the same whether we are conducting confidential search or advertised selection.
We don't wrap up the process in corporate jargon or rigid methodologies. With The Simmance Partnership you will always get an honesty, a directness, an insight and answers that are refreshing, open, collaborative and deliver results.
Asking the right questions, listening for the right answers.
Victory only retains its sweetness if followed by another. Only when you call us for the next assignment can we truly say the last was a triumph.
For clients, this means getting to the crux of the issue and building a solution around the recruiter.
For candidates, it involves understanding the skills and motivations of each individual before deciding on the best career destination.
To make a positive difference in your recruitment, we will often ask searching questions; we will always invest an incredible amount of time to get to know you, your business and your challenges. Once the approach has been agreed, we act quickly and keep you informed every step of the way.
More than a recruiter
We are an advisory on all matters SME and start up. Knowing who to talk to, knowing where to go, with a deep rooted network which reaches beyond our competitors.
Our network provides enterprise and opportunities beyond recruitment, we can facilitate introductions to industry contacts that can help with funding and open doors to new markets for your business.
We also offer practical advice on Organisation Design and insight into Human Capital Resourcing. Our service includes contemporary behavioural and management measurement tools beyond traditional psychometric evaluation.
Steve and his team are incredibly thorough, rigorous and precise in all they do, ensuring that the candidate brief is accurate and detailed. This ensures that at all stages the recruitment process is methodical and efficient for both client and candidate as ultimately his reputation is at stake at all times. From the detail and accuracy in the reports he produces on the candidates, through to the feedback that is provided, Steve and his team ensure that we will find the right candidate each time and not have to make compromises or second guess suitability for the role.
For me it's about the lifetime of experience and relationship building combined with Steve's long term approach to recruitment that counts. We’ve known each other and worked together for over 20 years and every time recruitment is mentioned Steve is top of mind as one of the UK’s prominent FMCG recruiters and trusted advisors when it comes to judging people. He is very well networked with the best candidates and his business is without doubt a serious player in recruitment.
I work with private equity backed businesses as Non Executive Chairman. It is often part of my remit to strengthen the Sales and Marketing teams at which point I turn to Steve (The Simmance Partnership) for advice on the best structure, whether to look to full time employees or professional interim support, and then proceed to recruitment ... usually under time pressure. Steve has consistently delivered for me.
From the very first moment we started the search process to completion Steve and his team were always offering value and insight that helped us make the correct decisions
Working with The Simmance Partnership is a pleasure. Their understanding of the FMCG market is outstanding meaning time and again they have found us strong senior talent for challenging international briefs. We expect high standards; they have presented exceptional shortlists and delivered and executed with 100% success. I would not hesitate to recommend Steve and his team.
Sooner or later, you’ll want to talk to us.
Guided by the candid approach of Steve Simmance, who has been an FMCG recruiter for over 25 years, we provide a true counterbalance to the norm, encouraging transparency and reality, factors so often missing in our industry today.