Why work with Intelligent People?

At Intelligent People, we’re confident we can offer a better experience than any other product management executive search company. The clear advantages to working with us detailed below.

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Our absolute focus on product executive search

Product management is one of our 3 specialist disciplines and we’ve structured our teams so that our Principal Consultants have first-hand experience of working within product roles themselves, allowing them to intuitively know what good looks like for product management executive searches. We’ve placed hundred of candidates at executive level, and we’re trusted to do that for a reason.

I need to hire

Our ability to connect and engage candidates

We brief each candidate about the vision of your business, the product roadmap, any potential roadblocks to success, and most importantly what impact the candidate can have on your business. We like to show our executive product candidates what they could achieve within 1 year, 3 years and 5 years at the business, and whet their appetite for success.

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Our speed of delivery

As we already have a network of candidates which is 35,000 strong, we do not have to spend time at the ‘discovery’ phase of work that other product search firms need to. This means our speed of delivery is second to none, delivering a shortlist of top-level talent to you within 5 – 6 weeks.

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I need to hire

Tell us more about your vacancy and what you are looking for in a candidate.

We’ll listen carefully to your needs and using our industry experience and vast network, we’ll connect you to real talent in the market.

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Product management retained search

Product retained search means that we as a recruitment agency charge 33% of the fee at 3 different stages of the recruitment process; on engagement, on shortlist and on placement of the candidate. This allows us as specialist recruiters to devote the time it needs to find the best product executive level placement for you. How do we do this?

Our executive product recruitment process

#1
Research

Every search begins with a clear definition of requirements – what you need and what impact this senior product appointment will have on your business. We’ll identifying key leadership competences, product industry experience and personal qualities to benchmark candidates.

#2
Candidate identification & process management

We use multiple channels to identify high-performing product executive candidates, complemented by our network of global connections, providing tailored referrals and recommendations. Only individuals who demonstrate genuine leadership capability against the original brief are presented at shortlist stage.

#3
Competitor headhunting

Intelligent People are already known to many senior product executives within the UK and beyond, so we are able to attract and engage candidates working within the competitor landscape.

#4
Interview and feedback

As part of our service, we will co-ordinate and prep our clients for interviews. Clients need to showcase to potential executive appointments the excellent employer brand and culture within the business as well as other benefits including salary and incentive packages.

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Interim management

Intelligent People can supply interim executive talent across a wide range of projects, requirements, and international locations. Whether you need immediate cover following a sudden departure, business transformation expertise, turnaround capability, M&A, MBO or IPO experience, our functional expertise and specialist knowledge will provide the right solution with speed and efficiency.

Interim services

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Product management executive search Europe

We are also a specialist product executive search recruitment agency within Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Our global network of candidates allows us to quickly headhunt and place executive level talent into businesses within the European market.

If you are an organisation looking to make product appointments at executive level but do not have the required time, resources or expertise of Europe and the European market, we are the product management executive search firm for you.

Case study: Ruth @ ATG

‘A friendly and professional team who really know their market and clients, I’d highly recommend Intelligent People as specialist recruiters for product and product design. They take the time to thoroughly understand a brief, role and requirements, and always put forward a shortlist of highly relevant candidates. Intelligent People are our first stop for product positions, and we’ve successfully recruited a number of both contract and perm roles over the years.’

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Ruth
Owen Novata

Case study: Owen @ Novata

‘I trust Chris at Intelligent People to help build first class product management teams for my business. His open and collaborative approach to recruitment is refreshing, with strong knowledge and experience across the product management space that we need from a recruitment partner.’

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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 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.

Doug Slate
Doug Conely
Peach

Simply put, Intelligent People are my go-to for product hires. 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 port of call and helped me land the perfect Product Manager for the role, who’s doing a fantastic job. The process was simple and straightforward, the shortlist was exactly what I wanted and the advice along the way, including salary benchmarks, candidate profiling and analysis was invaluable and refreshing in the scrappy world of recruitment.

Nick Brown
Nick Brown
Pebble

I trust Chris at Intelligent People to help build first class product management teams for my business. His open and collaborative approach to recruitment is refreshing, with strong knowledge and experience across the product management space that we need from a recruitment partner.

Owen Novata
Owen Riddall
Novata

A friendly and professional team who really know their market and clients, I’d highly recommend Intelligent People as specialist recruiters for product and product design. They take the time to thoroughly understand a brief, role and requirements, and always put forward a shortlist of highly relevant candidates. Intelligent People are our first stop for product positions, and we’ve successfully recruited a number of both contract and perm roles over the years.

Ruth
Ruth Tapley
Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd