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THE SEARCH ENGINE

The Search Engine Associates (TSEA) is a boutique talent consultancy that specialises in placing commercial talent in SME, high growth businesses in the Food & Drink, FMCG, Fashion, Consumer Goods, Marketing Services and Media sectors.

Our clients are our life blood and we are incredibly proud to have placed dozens of talented people in these fantastic businesses.

Having spent a long career in various consumer businesses both big and small, Ed Hauck founded TSEA in 2012 to bring a fresh approach to executive search. One based on honest, open and collaborative partnerships. All our searches are totally bespoke and we work with our clients to immerse ourselves in their businesses and identify talent that can thrive in their unique working culture. Sometimes this takes more time, but a job done well is a job done properly. There really are no easy short cuts in executive search.

BESPOKE, DEDICATED, CREATIVE.

“We are simply here to put brilliant people in brilliant businesses, and to ignite an exciting new future for our clients and candidates alike. That future starts here.” Ed Hauck, Founder.

 

SEARCH FOR TALENT SEARCH FOR JOBS

THE SEARCH ENGINE HAS HELPED US TO DEVELOP, REFINE AND SHAPE OUR BRAND FOR THE FUTURE. IT WAS GREAT TO LEVERAGE ED’S EXPERIENCE TO REALLY MOVE OUR BUSINESS FORWARD. Barney Mauleverer, Founder, FUELYOUR10kHOURS

THIS WAS A FANTASTIC PIECE OF SEARCH, AND WE WOULD NEVER HAVE FOUND THIS CANDIDATE WITHOUT YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT WORK. Rufus Radcliffe, Chief Marketing Officer, ITV

UNIQUE Candidate Support

The Search Engine is nothing without fantastic people who can change our clients’ businesses for the better. Our relationship with you, the candidate, is fundamental and we work incredibly hard to offer meaningful support. We don’t always get it right but we will die trying, so please get in touch and we can start the search for your new future.

  • PERSONAL TOUCH

    Our candidates are real people with real career dreams, personal goals and ambitions. We treat this like it’s our own career and we offer the personal touch and hands on support we’d expect ourselves.

  • LIVE NETWORK

    The breadth and depth of our network is critical to our success. The Search Engine has truly international reach and we can help you find that dream role.

  • COACHING

    We offer professional coaching and advice to candidates who want to improve their employability, or simply understand themselves better. We are skilled practitioners and can unlock great insights for our candidates (and our clients).

  • CV SUPPORT

    With years of experience recruiting across our leadership team, we can provide powerful and direct CV advice. Your CV is there to get you through the front door and can be critical to succeeding in that aim.

If you’re not currently feeling uncomfortable, then you’re not thinking big enough Anon

Our CLIENTS

This was a fantastic piece of search, and we would never have found this candidate without you. Thank you for your great work.

The Search Engine has helped us to develop, refine and shape our brand for the future. It was great to leverage Ed's experience from big brand to start up and really move our business forward.

Thorntons used The Search Engine when faced with a particularly complex marketing role. I would highly recommend Ed and his team as his approach, integrity and candidate and client management are excellent.

The work we have done with Ed both on recruitment and training has been instrumental to the growth of our young business. It has been a pleasure working with him every step of the way.

Ed's indefatigable energy for small business, brands and people make him what he is - part of the team. For organizational opportunities he's our go to guy, he's an asset that contributes immesurably to the SME journey.

PEOPLE PLAN

Through our sister business, PEOPLE PLAN, we can fulfil additional consultancy services such as market mapping, organisational planning and professional coaching. We can deliver a number of industry leading skills workshops across a range of areas and have done so for ITV, The Collective Dairy, Metcalfe’s and Orchard Pig to name but a few.

We are launching People Plan fully and separately in early 2016 so watch this space!!

  • DESIGN

    Do you know what a good organisation looks like, or how your competition are structuring their operations? We work with a team of industry associates to research and map any market, sector or company you require.

  • ENGAGEMENT

    Exciting and enticing the top talent to join (and then stay in) your business is one of the biggest challenges for a growing business. We can help you create the right environment, culture and structure to engage your staff in a meaningful way.

  • COACHING

    We offer bespoke learning and development services including our courses in Insights Discovery, NLP, Presentation Skills, Connected Selling and Personal Effectiveness.

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    • Mob   – 07760 545752
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logoNational Account Manager - Food & DrinkLondonFull Time£40k pa + car + bonusRead

Our client is one of the UK’s biggest success stories in the healthy snacking and confectionary channel and they continue to lead their category as a challenger brand that is only 8 years old. Their recent commercial success has required us to work closely with the founders and senior leaders to grow the sales team.

The team are now looking to being in a driven, passionate and talented sales manager who can take hold of a number of key grocery accounts and drive them forwards, including Ocado.

You must be smart, ego free, driven and willing to really roll your sleeves up and get it done! No wall flowers need apply please, we need confident go getters who want to make a mark.

logoSenior Commercial Lead - On TradeHome based / SomersetFull TimeDOE - from £60k upRead

Our client is one of the most exciting challenger brands in the BWS (Beers – Wine – Spirits) category. Yes, that does include CIDER!

As part of the brands ongoing expansion we are now seeking an established senior commercial lead to drive sales in across the on trade and winning some significant new business with major national accounts. To that end, we would liked to find someone with a) a track record of doing this (ideally for a challenger brand) and b) someone who has a solid network they can leverage for this business.

We don’t care where you live, and we are open minded about your salary requirements, but you must be able to demonstrate your ability to make a quick impact in a small business.

logoSocial Media WhizzLondonFull Time£30k basic + bonusRead

We are working on a really special digital marketing role at the mo, working for an incredible British brand with oodles of enviable brand values and a growing global community. This ins’t one to be missed. If you love digital marketing, respect branded content and want to be part of a fun dynamic team.

This brand has taken the UK spirits industry by storm over the last 6-7 years and it has achieved phenomenal results. This is rapidly becoming the premium brand of choice in their category and the ripples are starting to spread overseas, including the US.

We need someone who can really drive a step change in their digital activity, across all social and owned channels. You will be part of a digital revolution in the marketing team, with the ambition of building an engaged community of hundreds of thousands of brand fans.

logoBusiness Development ExecutiveLondonFull Timecirca £20k + bonus & benefitsRead

WE’RE HIRING. We are looking for BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE (field sales) for a really exciting healthy snacking brand that has achieved phenomenal results in a short space of time. If you love people, love selling, and have an interest in a healthy lifestyle business then please get in touch. Experience isn’t essential but you must be sharp witted, driven, organised and great with people. Salary circa £25k OTE – but you can test your negotiation skills on us!

logoInternational Sales leadLondonFull Time DOE - from £50k+Read

We have a rare and brilliantly exciting International role with a UK success story in healthy snacking that now has T/O in excess of £30m. The role will report directly to the founders and really set and deliver the International sales strategy. We need someone who has hands on experience of building a brand in international markets (most notably the EU and USA).

This is a relatively senior leadership role and will involve building a team behind a successful program.

logoManaging DirectorLondon based Full TimeDOE - generous 6 figsRead

This really is a special opportunity for the right person. Our client is a young British branded food business that has grown phenomenally quickly over the last 5 years. They have carved out a space as the ‘go to’ brand in their category and their brand is driving the category. Targeted at active young professionals and families – the products are made with passion and “better for you” than previous traditional alternatives.

T/O has grown impressively and it is a great challenge to now double the size of the business again. It can be done!

We need a special talent to lead this team of circa 35 people in a cool office space in London. You must have extremely strong P&L experience, having grown a business you were a senior member of, and lead a young talented team with potential.

logoMarketing ManagerHome base / SomersetFull TimeDOE Circa £35kRead

Our client is one of the most exciting challenger brands in the BWS (Beers – Wine – Spirits) category. Yes, that does include CIDER!

As part of the brands ongoing expansion we are now seeking a creative maverick marketeer to lead the brands activity through on and off line channels. You’ll have tons of ideas, be boundless in your energy and enthusiasm and love making cool brand marketing happen. NO wall flowers please, we want you to smack us in the face with your love of what you do.

We don’t care where you live, and we are open minded about your salary requirements, but you must be able to demonstrate your ability to make a quick impact in a small business.

logoRECENTLY PLACED ROLES...All over the countryRead

Recent Roles Completed:

Some recent roles we’ve been honoured to work on and completed:

National Account Manager – Fresh Juice Brand
Sales Manager, Out of Home – RTD Juice Brand
Senior Commercial Manager – Cider Challenger Brand
Sales Executive – Healthy Snack Food
Sales Director – Healthy Snack Food
Marketing Director – Asian Food Brand
Marketing Director – British Premium Spirits Brand
Operations Manager – Healthy Spreads Business