Retail Recruitment Agency For Germany

Retail Recruitment in Germany

Specialist retail recruitment in Germany? Make Zachary Daniels part of your team.

German retail recruitment that works for retailers

We’re based in the UK. So how come we recruit for retailers in Germany and across the world? Usually, it happens in one of two ways. A retailer works with us in the UK then, because we’ve built an extremely effective working relationship, they ask for our help as they expand into Germany. Or they know we have a long track record of helping retailers launch in Germany. Often it’s a little of both.

German retail recruitment that works for candidates

We recruit German candidates for German retail positions. We also recruit experienced people who want to expand their retail horizons overseas. That’s about more than helping you nail the interview. To make the transition a success you’ll also need everything in place to live and work in Germany. Zachary Daniels’ recruitment specialists see the whole picture. We’ll help you get the job. Then we’ll work with your new employer to make your move simple and enjoyable.


Why choose Zachary Daniels for your retail recruitment in Germany?

There are plenty of other retail recruitment agencies in Germany you could talk to (although don’t feel as though you have to). So why us?

Retail recruiters for challenging times

With everything that’s happened in the past few years, recruitment into Germany and wider Europe has never been more difficult. For candidates, it’s harder to relocate. Rules have changed and so has the recruitment landscape. For clients, the challenge is attracting candidates who are less willing to travel than they once were. 

We’re the people retailers and candidates call when they’ve drawn a blank in-house or elsewhere. After all, anyone can recruit when the going is easy. It’s what happens when the climate is tough that distinguishes the very best.

An extension of your team

We partner with our German retail clients in a variety of ways that work for them. Sometimes we offer ongoing support for their in-house recruitment team. Sometimes we take on an individual bulk recruitment exercise. Sometimes we just take on the work they can’t. 

We tackle the tricky recruitment challenges, the mammoth recruitment exercises or the single, business-critical appointments that you have to get right. And, however you work best, that’s how we’ll work with you.

Sourcing hard to find talent

The problem with the challenges the world’s been facing recently is that they tend to make people opt for safety and stick with what they know. That makes excellent candidates less likely to be overtly hunting for a new position at just the time when you need them most. 

But ZD specialists don’t just rely on jobs boards and the CVs that are sent to us every day. We’ve been building our networks and contacts for years. So when the right candidate eludes you, we know where they are. 


Specialist retail recruitment in Germany

From compliance to management, finance to FMCG, we’ve got the people to handle your German retail recruitment. Right now, we’re seeing real growth in the following specialist areas:

Retail operations: New store openings? We’ve got an impressive track record of finding the store managers, assistant managers and store assistants that enable global brands to successfully launch new stores across Germany.

Supply chain and logistics: Every retailer is facing supply chain challenges right now. Whether your solution lies in recruiting the hauliers, delivery drivers and warehouse staff who can keep your fulfilment on track, or the strategic execs who can create a supply chain fit for the current landscape, we’ll help you find them.

Buying, merchandising & eCommerce recruitment: Want to know the secret to great retail recruitment in Germany? It’s never just about the technical skills or the experience. Our reputation has been built on finding good people – people who fit your brand, who complement the rest of the team they’ll be working with. People who’ll make a difference. Find them with us.


Partnering clients and candidates in Germany

We have an impressive track record in recruiting for retailers in Germany:

“Great collaboration, professional and always very nice. Highly recommendable.”
Jan-Paul Matuszewski, Showroom Manager, Peloton, Dusseldorf

“Thanks to Zachary Daniels, I am looking forward to a new challenge and development opportunity. The communication was always courteous and super friendly.”

Sebastian Tabernacolo, Store Manager, Peloton, Engelhorn


Roles we recruit in Germany include:

Take a quick search of our jobs board and you’ll find jobs in Germany. Over the past few months, here are just some of the roles for which we’ve recruited across the country:

  • Showroom Manager, Dusseldorf
  • Store manager, Mannheim
  • Export Sales Manager, Hamburg
  • Product Developer, Frankfurt
  • Store Manager, Leipzig

If your talent is in any of these fields, we need to talk to you…

About Zachary Daniels

In 2012, we set up a boutique retail recruitment agency that would be run the way we felt an agency should be run. Personal. Passionate. Really committed to our clients, candidates and our team – so much so that we made the company employee-owned (a bit like John Lewis) so everyone here could have a stake in our success. 

It was an approach that struck a chord, so we grew. But we still have that boutique, personal feel, because we know that’s what our clients value most about us. 

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What our clients say:


Working with Joanna during my time at Giorgio Armani UK was an absolute pleasure. Joanna is a really attentive, personable and honest recruitment professional. She really listens to you and understands the needs for the business. She comes with a wealth of knowledge of the retail sector and has a great eye in finding amazing potential candidates! She has successfully placed people in many different roles within the luxury retail sector for Giorgio Armani and would recommend her to anyone looking to work with someone new.

Sarah Holey, HR Advisor at Monsoon Accessorize

Louisa Robinson has been fantastic working alongside through the recruitment process. From the first conversation I had with her about the job I felt confident going into the interview process with Louisa’s backing. Her communication has been brilliant right the way through and even after being offered the job she has kept in contact with me to make sure everything is all set for my start date. (Louisa Robinson – Feb 2020)


For the last 2 years we have expanded our business quickly in the UK and worked closely with Ria & Becky at Zachary Daniels in finding talented new Managers and teams to help grow our Brand. With our reputation for quality and service at the heart of everything we do, it was important to find a team that understood our passion and be able to work alongside us to deliver this – and quickly! With our continuing expansion plans we look forward to the next generation of Managers and I would happily recommend the retail services of Zachary Daniels

HR Manager