Frequently Asked Questions

Who are MacGregor Black?

MacGregor Black are award-winning talent partners to the Consumer & Retail Industries.

We specialise in designing & delivering industry leading, Management & Executive level talent acquisition campaigns across Europe, North America, Australia, Asia, and Africa.

With over 25 years experience, our team of industry experts specialise in supporting SME’s through to large multi-nationals across all key job functions.

What does The Complete Talent Partner mean?

At MacGregor Black, each of our industry teams, for example our Food team, houses specialists across each of the major business functions; commercial, marketing, finance, HR, procurement, operations, supply chain, and ecommerce.

By building our team in this way, we are able to support each of our clients across multiple functions, with experts in not only their industry, but also each function.

Therefore, providing a complete talent partnership.

What do you specialise in?

We specialise in connecting the most talent individuals with the most sought after brands around the world. Our team of industry experts design and deliver industry leading contingent and retained recruitment campaigns, salary benchmarking, talent maps, international relocation support, and much more on behalf of their diverse portfolio of clients. As the complete talent partner, we support our range of clients across multiple business functions, assisting their teams during critical growth phases, entry into new markets, pre & post merger/acquisition, and in the formation of new teams/functions.

Who do you recruit?

We recruit exclusively at management and executive level within the consumer & retail industries. Our team of consultants hold an outstanding network of top-performing talent, often not available through traditional job boards. We are driven by MacGregor Black’s company values and are proud to represent a diverse and inclusive portfolio of candidates and clients from across the globe.

Where do you recruit?

With a diverse network of industry leading talent and successful recruitment campaigns conducted on behalf of international clients across Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, and Australasia, at MacGregor Black we operate with no geographical limits. Using the latest in digital marketing techniques we are able to reach all corners of the globe, sourcing and securing the most difficult to reach talent. Working in conjunction with our candidates and clients we are also able to provide bespoke international relocation support.

Who do you work with?

We work with a wide range of companies across consumer & retail, from leading household brands, to entrepreneurial SME’s. We support during critical growth phases, entry into new markets, international expansion projects, executive/leadership changes, and following mergers, acquisitions, or investment, as well as optimisation/restructuring.

Which industries do you specialise in?

We currently have specialist search teams across Food, Drinks, Homewares, Health & Beauty, Consumer Electronics, Sports & Outdoor, Fashion & Luxury, Nursery & Baby, and Gifting & Toy.

To learn more about these practices, click here.

Which functions do you recruit?

As the Complete Talent Partner, we recruit across all key business functions including Finance, HR, Procurement, Marketing, Commercial, Operations, Supply Chain, and Ecommerce.

To learn more about our job functions, click here.

How can you support my business?

To discuss a current or future vacancy with our team of experts, please reach out to us via or by calling +44 (0)191 691 1949.

What happens after I apply for a role?

After an application has been made, our team of specialist consultants will carefully review your profile.

Following this, they will be in touch to discuss the role, as well as other suitable opportunities that may be available to you. This also involves taking the time to get to know you, your current situation, your motivations for moving, and what you’re looking for in your next career step, in order to provide a truly tailored service.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive, we aren’t able to provide individual feedback to each candidate.

Are all of your roles available on your website?

Due to their confidential nature, there are a large number of live vacancies that we are not able to publicly advertise.

Therefore, we would highly recommend registering your details with us by sending your CV to or by calling +44 (0)191 691 1949.

Can MacGregor Black represent me?

If you would like to be considered for representation by MacGregor Black, please register your details here (register as a candidate) or reach out to us via or by calling +44 (0)191 691 1949.

Why can’t I see a salary on some job descriptions?

We may choose to omit salary information until we speak to a candidate directly. In many recruitment campaigns, we provide salary benchmarking for our clients, advising on remuneration and benefits packages, in line with the market and competitors. Therefore, salary ranges can often be flexible during process. As well as this, by listening to your individual needs during an application process, we can gain a greater understanding of precisely what you are looking for in your next role, ultimately enabling us to provide a more tailored and bespoke service to you, as a candidate.

Are any of your roles remote/hybird?

Many of the roles we recruit offer some form of flexible remote/hybrid working, although each individual role will have specific requirements set by the client. To see the role’s location requirements, please click each role to view its details.

How do I work for MacGregor Black?

If you’re interested in joining the team, you can find all of our latest roles here.