Our recruitment process

We listen carefully to your needs and take the time to understand what you are looking for. We’ll paint a picture of your perfect candidate including everything from education level, specific skills and knowledge, years of experience, previous brands worked for, demonstrable achievements and personal attributes.

Using our experience and vast network, it’s our job to connect you with real talent, help you to quickly build a team that you’re proud of and improve retention within your business.

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The recruitment process

Our expert consultants and researchers manage recruitment projects from end-to-end using our 6 step process. For more senior roles which involve headhunting, the more in-depth and thorough the process gets. We have consultants specialising in executive and C-level candidate search.



— Define the ideal candidate
— Write job description



— LinkedIn recruiter tool
— 35,000 strong candidate database
— Job board advertising


Screen & Select

— Decide whether the candidate has the right experience, knowledge and expertise



— Advise on the selection process
— Organise and diarise candidate interviews into schedule



— Job offer
— Clarify salary and benefits, working hours, contract length and start date



— Bringing new hires into an organisation
— Colleague introductions

Roles we specialise in


We recruit across all marketing disciplines and provide a personalised marketing recruitment service placing highly talented executive level marketers within reputable brands.

Marketing services


We are a specialist product management recruitment agency. Our consultants understand the employment landscape; salary expectations, lead times, product trends, issues and more

Product management services


As one of the UK’s leading agencies for eCommerce recruitment, we specialise in sourcing the country’s most talented eCommerce professionals for our scale up and enterprise employers.

eCommerce services

Product design & UX roles

We specialise in recruiting for positions including Vice President Product Design, Product Design Director, UX Director, Head of UX and more. We can help advise on salary expectations and the latest trends in the market.View Product Design & UX services

level roles

For over 20 years, we have been building relationships with brands in the UK and beyond. So we are perfectly placed to help you find your next Executive level position and to negotiate the right salary, benefits and package for you. Executive Search


With a strong candidate network, we can be very responsive and fill roles fast, without ever comprising on quality of candidate. We’ll also help you with all of the legal steps you need to take to protect your business.View contract services

Employer guides

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Roles we recruit for

Job description templates

Are you looking to hire a Chief Product Officer or Chief Marketing Officer?

To help, we’ve complied an example job descriptions which you can download and use within your recruitment process.

Alternatively, you can contact us today and our specialist product or marketing recruiters can run the recruitment process on your behalf.

Job Description

Who we work with

Intelligent People did a brilliant executive search, providing a quality list of very engaged Marketing Director 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. Read the full case study.

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Amber River

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. Read the full case study.

Nick Brown
Nick Brown

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. Read full case study.

Owen Novata
Owen Riddall

Some of our best people and product leaders have come through Intelligent People. Working with them is easy, their candidates always stand out amongst our applications, and The team are proactive in helping us to find the right person for the right role.

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Alex Dixon
Ovo Energy

Probably the best recruitment team I've worked with over the past ten years, highly professional with a personal touch, they take the time at each stage of the process to ensure that the fit is correct, they want to build long-term relationships rather than focusing on single placements.

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John Grey

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 Tapley
Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd

Chris is a delight to work with and has provided us with some exceptional talent over the last 12 months. He understands our business very well, is intellectually curious and incredibly passionate. Nothing seems to faze him. A genuine guy who has your interests at heart!

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Louise Curtis

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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Doug Conely

When I am looking for the best Product Managers on the market, Intelligent People are my first and only port of call.

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Luke Coleman
Argos / Home Retail

We let our results do the talking

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