At MacGregor Black, our Sports & Outdoor team specialise in the global recruitment of management & executive level positions, on both a permanent & interim basis, across activewear, apparel, footwear, and equipment.
Our team of dedicated industry experts excel in supporting some of the world’s best known brands, as well as entrepreneurial SME’s. Leveraging their outstanding network of global talent they are uniquely positioned to conduct comprehensive and pacey recruitment processes across all key business functions including, Marketing, Commercial, Ecommerce, HR, Operations, Finance, Supply Chain, and Procurement.
With experience across all major sports, including lifestyle & apparel brands, our experienced recruitment team have an exceptional track record in supporting their clients via market mapping, salary benchmarking, and advising on long-term goals, team structure, and company culture.
Below is an example of just some of the brands our global Sports & Outdoor practice have previously worked with.
We take your role to market using our outstanding global network of talent and the latest in digital techniques, creating a truly industry leading service. We gain a thorough understanding of your business, it’s culture, and it’s future plans, to design and deliver a tailored recruitment campaign that creates both immediate and long term value.
We support by developing a detailed marketing plan and managing the end-to-end recruitment process to navigate the unique barriers your business faces.
Looking to re-structure, build a successful team, or grow your existing footprint? Our multi-vacancy approach delivers a comprehensive and collaborative support package, including salary benchmarking, competitor analysis, talent mapping, the identification of skills gaps, and advice on training & support. By recruiting multiple roles, you gain a more holistic view of your company and the people within it in a time saving and cost effective manner.
Our executive search grants you access to leading c-suite talent from around the globe, in a confidential, cost-effective, and time saving manner. Our team of experts have built extensive international networks of talent over decades of specialist consultancy work, enabling them to deliver an industry-leading service. This service includes getting to know your organisation and its culture, preparation of job descriptions, interview processes, & candidate information packs, NDA management, pre-screening, shortlist & market map presentation, process management, compensation & benefits, and onboarding.
Our bespoke talent mapping service provides the ultimate understanding of a specific market and the people within it. We conduct thorough research, evaluating agreed upon demographics, locations, competitors and other target organisations, to provide comprehensive assessments of the factors that matter most to you. An essential tool for keeping business leaders and HR teams ahead of the game and informing future recruitment campaigns.
Effectively managing your employer brand directly influences the quality and quantity of talent you attract. As industry experts, we are in a unique position to advise on your brand, your culture, and how it is perceived in the market. We partner with our clients to ensure they are best represented, in order to sustainably attract and retain high quality candidates.
Recruitment Process Outsourcing – Taking control of the talent and hiring process by developing a comprehensive and sustainable strategy to not only attract and retain talent, but also manage the overall cost, quality of candidates and interview/screening process to ensure the optimum outcome, as your in-house partner.
Below are a handful of examples of successful recruitment campaigns we have conducted on behalf of our Sports & Outdoor clients.
Head of Supply Chain
Leading European Fitness Retailer We were appointed by the business following their sale to new German owners, tasked with professionalising…Read more
Teamhead Consumer Experience – Ecommerce Europe
We worked on a retained assignment with our client for a key role based in their Germany HQ. The role…Read more
Senior Integration Engineer
We were contacted by a leading global consumer business, to partner with them on the appointment of a Senior Integration…Read more
Brand Marketing Director
We were tasked with finding the final piece of the company’s ‘brand re-positioning puzzle’. With this assignment we were retained…Read more
Global Director of Shared Service IT
We were contacted by a client that we had previously delivered for, on a number of successful IT recruitment campaigns.…Read more
Ecommerce Director Europe
We were chosen as the exclusive international search partner for the client in their global HQ based in Europe, having…Read more
Frequently Asked Questions
Who do MacGregor Black’s Sports & Outdoor Practice Support?
We support a diverse network of high-growth challenger brands, industry renowned multinationals, and leading multi-brand groups at both management and executive level. Our dedicated practice specialise in all things Sports & Outdoor, including (but not limited to) clothing, apparel, equipment, and footwear, across manufacturers, retailers, licensees, distributors, and marketplaces. This page is regularly updated to showcase just a small example of the brands we have both supported and continue to support. For further information, please get in touch via email@example.com
Which job functions do you recruit in?
As The Complete Talent Partner, our dedicated Sports & Outdoor practice provides support across all major job functions, including Marketing, Sales, HR, Finance, Ecommerce, Procurement, Operations, Supply Chain, and Technology.
Do you recruit executive roles?
Yes. Each of our Sports & Outdoor consultants operate exclusively at management and executive level, within their specialist job function. This enables us to deliver industry leading executive search services including, getting to know your organisation and its culture, preparation of job descriptions, interview processes, & candidate information packs, NDA management, pre-screening, shortlist & market map presentation, process management, compensation & benefits, and onboarding.
I’d like to discuss your support with a vacancy, how do I get in touch with your team?
At MacGregor Black, we understand the level of trust and care that a client places in us, when supporting their business. We care about developing truly, mutually beneficial partnerships, and so take the time to learn about yourself & the business you represent, it’s individual culture & challenges, and it’s long-term vision & goals. In doing so, we create a unique relationship that supports you, with a service package of your choosing. To discuss how we can assist you and your business, get in touch for a ‘no strings attached’ chat via firstname.lastname@example.org
Where are your roles based?
With headquarters in the UK, we recruit on a truly global scale, operating in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and Australia, across thirty one countries worldwide, including UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Central Europe, the Middle East, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, and Vietnam.
Do you recruit interim positions?
Yes. We support in both permanent and interim roles.
Are all of your roles available on your website?
We are actively recruiting a number of confidential roles across all of our dedicated practices, which we are unable to publicly advertise. As well as this, we have a large volume of roles that are scheduled to be released in the coming weeks and months, and so have active headhunts ongoing, that are not currently available on our website or LinkedIn page.
As a result of this, we would recommend registering with us as a candidate, in order to be notified or confidential or upcoming roles that match your profile.
I’m interested in being represented by MacGregor Black, how would I do so?
If you’d like our support to #FindYourFuture, please send your most up-to-date version of your CV to email@example.com. After reviewing, this will then be forwarded to a consultant that specialises in your industry and job function, who may reach out to you with any further questions they have.
Want the best Sports & Outdoor talent? Speak to our team.
Whether you are a candidate looking for your latest challenge or a client looking to grow your team, as your dedicated talent partner our specialist team are ideally positioned to support you.
Complete the form or you can speak to our recruitment team directly on (0)191 691 1949 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
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