A specialist
recruitment agency

We specialise in product management, product design & UX, marketing, eCommerce and commercial leadership recruitment.

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Who are
Intelligent People?

We’re a boutique recruitment agency, with over 20 years’ specialist knowledge of the market. We place experienced and executive level product management, UX / UI & product design, marketing, eCommerce, and commercial leadership candidates within scale-up and enterprise B2B and B2C brands, in the UK and Internationally. We specialise in retained Executive search, permanent contingency recruitment, and contract/interim placements.

Why we’re different

Ecommerce Director Helping

How we help employers

Our expert consultants and researchers manage recruitment projects from end-to-end. For our corporate and scale-up clients, this means advising on employer branding, candidate profiles, salary benchmarking, search strategy, engagement strategy, candidate assessment, selection process and everything to do with engaging interims.

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Case study:
Marketing recruitment executive

Intelligent People did a brilliant executive search, providing a quality list of very engaged candidates to us extremely quickly. The quality of the shortlist we received is testament to the expertise and service offering within Intelligent People.

We couldn’t be happier with Intelligent People as our executive search recruitment partner for this role.

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Executive Search Client
Chief Customer Officer Case Study

Employer: Cat at Milk & More

Case study: Chief Commercial Officer

‘I would absolutely recommend Intelligent People to other businesses. In fact, I’ve already told several people about them when they needed help with recruiting at various levels. If I ever need assistance with finding B2C executives or other important commercial leadership roles, I will happily turn to their recruitment agency again.’

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Case study: Product Director recruitment

‘I would recommend and use their recruitment service again based on the facts that they put together a shortlist including great calibre Product Director candidates, they understood our business from the get-go, and they were extremely responsive to us. Working at pace is very important to us as a business and I was impressed by Intelligent People’s attitude, even taking out of hours calls in order to keep things moving.

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Product Director

How we help candidates

We pride ourselves on being a different kind of agency, always taking a collaborative and ethical approach to recruitment. Since 2002, we’ve obsessed about the candidate experience and strive to build strong and lasting relationships with everyone we meet. Our brand mission is simple – to connect real talent with high profile brands.

We work hard to secure our candidates placements within roles where they can achieve their full potential. We do that by understating the vision of our candidates and finding a compatible business culture and a role in which they can thrive.

Help for candidates

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Partner Up Product Mentorship

Product mentorship scheme

We actively support groups that celebrate the product management world such as Women in Product, and we are genuinely passionate about inspiring and connecting people together in this community.

We have launched a product management mentorship scheme that aims to provide a place where product people of all levels can engage, network, access new resources and learn new skills.

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How mentoring helps you to build a strong product team Roundtable

Join us for an engaging Roundtable event titled “The Competitive Edge: How mentoring helps you build a strong product team”, where 3 product management industry experts will share valuable insights, strategies, and best practices.

Section 1: Setting the foundation for successful mentorships.

Section 2: How to attract and retain talent using mentorship

Section 3: Fostering leadership and career growth using mentorship

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amazing brands

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We deliver quickly for our employers, without ever compromising on quality.

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We’re experts at finding our candidates the next step in their career.

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How to hire in 2024

Do you need to hire a Chief Product Officer or Chief Marketing Officer in 2024? We have put together guides to help you hire for these positions including:

– What is a CPO / CMO?

– What are the salary expectations?

– When may a CPO / CMO be useful?

– What interview questions can I use?

– What are the best interview formats to use?

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We support Tree-Nation

As a business, we pledge to support Tree-Nation with their mission to reforest the world, planting trees to fight Climate Change.

For every candidate placement that we make, Intelligent People pledge to plant 20 trees to help:

  • protect biodiversity
  • restore forests
  • create jobs
  • support local communities

By working with us as a recruitment agency, you can build high-performance teams for your business and contribute towards Climate Change, reforestation efforts and building a more sustainable future – all at the same time.

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We're respected
for a reason

Doug Slate

I’ve had a long history with Doug at Intelligent People, we’ve been working together since 2010. The main reason for this long-standing relationship is that I trust Doug to get the results that I need. It’s nice that we get on personally, but ultimately, I go to Doug because he makes the recruitment process work for me. He quickly identifies what I need, understands what skills are needed to fill the gap, and the type of person that is likely to fit into my teams. Read the full case study.

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More happy clients

Gabor Mayer
Gabor Mayer
11. April, 2022.
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Professional people, helpful culture. Lately I've been in touch with Doug B. from Intelligent People. If he ever calls you for a position you can be sure that you are in good hands. He is responsive. He treats candidates with respect. He cares. He understands that finding the right role is not just about "ticking a few boxes on a spreadsheet".
taylan tahir
taylan tahir
11. April, 2022.
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Thanks Jess for your brilliant support and communication during the interview process. You made it really easy and efficient and allowed me to focus on the most important part - getting the role! I found the role advertised by IP through LinkedIn and would definitely recommend working with them as a candidate.
Ashwin Peter
Ashwin Peter
23. March, 2022.
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One of the best firms out there in UK if you are looking for product hires. No BS and straight to the point. There is a reason why best product firms prefer them over others. I have had the best experience with them and would recommend any one who is looking for product role or to hire a product person for their firm. They are transparent and try to find the best fit for the firm and candidate.
David Nightly
David Nightly
21. March, 2022.
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One of the best recruitment experiences we've had for digital talent. The team at IP really take the time to understand what you're looking for before engaging with candidates, and when speed is of the essence, they deliver quickly but with quality, ensuring limited time is wasted with candidates that aren't relevant. I will certainly use them again.
Pete Finlay
Pete Finlay
18. March, 2022.
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These guys are so easy to work with, we have hired incredibly high calibre product talent through Intelligent People and will come back every time we need help.
Benjamin Grunwerg
Benjamin Grunwerg
17. March, 2022.
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Very prefessional, would use again when hiring Ecommerce staff, always have good candidates.
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Digital Marketing & Analysis
2. March, 2022.
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A recruitment agency like no other. Honest and friendly consultants - guiding you and helping you through out the long recruitment process. From the start to the end of the process the recruitment consultants I worked with were extremely professional.
Nick Brown
Nick Brown
1. March, 2022.
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Put simply my go-to for product hires. I've been on both sides (IP have placed me in a new role as well as helped me recruit candidates multiple times, most recently as CPO of a marketplace), and they have always been honest, professional and considerate balancing the needs of candidates with those of the hiring company. For my recent search- in a very difficult market- they were my first (and as it turned out only needed) port of call and helped me land the perfect PM for the role who's doing a fantastic job. The process was simple and straightforward, the shortlist exactly what i wanted and the advice along the way (salary benchmarks, candidate 1 vs candidate 2 thought partnering etc) was invaluable and refreshing in the scrappy world of recruitment. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to hire at any level in product or indeed as a recruiter to work with as a candidate.
Jade Phillips
Jade Phillips
3. August, 2021.
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By far one of the best recruitment agencies out there. I've worked with Suzy twice and on both occasions she has genuinely focussed on helping me to find a role that is right for me. Highly recommend working with them!
Rajvir Randhawa
Rajvir Randhawa
30. June, 2021.
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Great experience working with Chris and the team at Intelligent People. They're just really nice, down-to-earth people that are brilliant at what they do. I'd have no hesitation in recommending them.

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