Retail Recruitment Agency in Edinburgh

Retail Recruitment Edinburgh

Retail recruitment in Edinburgh? Let’s make this easy…

Part of your team

You might already have an internal recruitment team. So what do you need an agency for? Well, you tell us. Perhaps it’s to cover for absence. Perhaps it’s to cope with a major recruitment drive. Perhaps it’s because your latest ad has resulted in hundreds of applications and you’ll never be able to sift them all in-house.

We’re not precious about the role we fulfil. We’ve just happy to help. We even recruit recruiters to join your in-house team.

Put us to the test.

We find candidates others can’t

As long as your Edinburgh recruitment company uses the same resources and jobs boards to find candidates as everyone else, they’ll only ever get the same results. So we look elsewhere. We scour our own network of thousands of likely candidates. We contact our proprietary database of local candidates. And we use the contacts of our experienced agents to find the people who aren’t actively looking for a new role but are open to having a chat should the right opportunity come up. 

Retail recruitment by retailers

What makes us stand out from the rest? One of the biggest reasons clients and candidates choose us, again and again, is that we’re not just expert recruiters. We know retail too. Virtually all of us have worked in retail, some as store assistants and managers, some in retail buying, merchandising, finance and more.

So when you talk to us about the challenges you face, we don’t just get it, we have the experience to actively do something about it. 

Why choose Zachary Daniels for your Edinburgh retail recruitment?

The success of your recruitment exercise is locked in place long before the interviews. At every stage of the process, we do more, dig deeper and go further to make sure you love the results. Here’s how: 

We get you

Of course, every recruiter talks to their clients to understand the role. But once you’ve worked with us, you’ll realise we go much, much further. The result is a deep understanding of you and your organisation that drives better results.

Our ads get results

You know that saying ‘do what you always did and you’ll get what you always got?’ That’s the problem with so many recruitment agency ads: they all start to merge into one. No wonder candidates don’t get excited. So when the job demands a fresh approach, we work hard to create ads that actively drive applications.

We make it easy to say yes

Our measure of success isn’t the volume of people we send your way. It’s the quality. We’re aiming to send you only credible candidates. If you could happily say ‘yes’ to all of them, we’ve done our job.

We care about our candidates

We stay in touch. We keep them updated throughout the process. We help them at interviews, post-interview and even post-appointment. But the single biggest thing you need to know about the way our candidates think about us is this: once they’re in post and need to recruit for their own team, they choose us again.

Specialist retail recruitment in Edinburgh

From compliance to management, property to senior appointments, we’ve got the people to handle your Edinburgh recruitment drive. Right now, we’re seeing real growth in the following specialist areas:

Supply chain and logistics: With online retail continuing to expand at an incredible rate, the pressure is on supply chains and fulfilment capability like never before. We’re helping Edinburgh retailers recruit for the future. 

Digital recruitment: Retail went digital. The challenge for retailers is that the UK has an enormous digital skills gap which means that, at the time of greatest need, those skills are in very short supply. The solution? Choose a recruitment agency that searches where others don’t (or can’t). That would be us.

International: You’re a Scottish retailer with big expansion ambitions. Across Europe, the Middle and Far East, Australia and the US, our experts can help build your team for international success.


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 about what we do. Really committed to getting it right. It was an approach that struck a chord with clients and candidates alike, 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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Helping clients and candidates find their perfect match 

We work really hard to ensure that the candidates we recommend are the right fit for our clients: 

“I have to say a massive thank you to the team at Zachary Daniels. Like many people up and down the country, I had to rethink my career due to Covid-19. [ZD was] the rock I needed. They took time to get to know me and the type of career I wanted to progress with. Due to [their] commitment, I have a newfound career with a company I never thought I’d see myself in and could not be happier. 

[With ZD] there is not a moment that passes where you are not kept up to date with the progress of your application(s) and the level of care that is given means a great deal too, from making sure you are offered the best salary (per experience), help with interviews and even follow up care after interviews, to a congratulations card when you are successful in securing that a job role!

Thank you – it really means a lot! 🙂

David Welsh, Store Manager, Regatta, Edinburgh 

“I would recommend [ZD] for any candidate looking for a new role as [they] provided me with all the information and skills in order to get over the finish line and nail an interview! They informed me of all the Do’s and Don’ts which I believe I had missed in previous interviews. They coached me well and helped me remain calm yet confident in going into the interview to get the right result, which we did. Can’t thank you enough for all your effort – keep up the good work!!”

Chris McReynolds, Design Engineer, Edinburgh


Roles we’ve recruited in Edinburgh

Take a quick search of our jobs board and you’ll find lots of jobs in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, spanning Head Office, Finance, Buying, Merchandising, Digital and more. Here are just a select few of the roles we’ve recruited for recently:

  • HR Coordinator, Edinburgh
  • Internal Recruiter, Edinburgh
  • Assistant Manager, East Lothian
  • Customer Service Advisor, Edinburgh
  • Electrical Maintenance Engineer, Edinburgh
  • Beauty Therapist, Edinburgh
  • Store Manager, Falkirk

What’s it like to work with us?

Find out from the people who’ve already worked with Zachary Daniels – check out our testimonials. Then find out more about our approach.

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What our clients say:


Dear Stacey, I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for your support in helping me find my new job as Sales and Business Development Manger at (client). From the initial call to give me all the details about the role, you also then followed up to enquire about any concerns or questions I had prior to 1st and also 2nd interview stages. You gave me confidence at every stage of the recruitment process, I am ready and excited for this new chapter in my career, so again thank you, I will of course let you know how I am getting on!


I have known Adem for many years throughout his career, and I can honestly say he is one of the most genuine and invested individuals I have met. Adem truly cares about placing the right people in the right place, and takes time to get to know everyone he is working with, and in a very competitive field he will always give you his honest opinion about your suitability for a role. Throughout the recruitment process Adem ensures he stays in touch and ensures you are happy with everything at every stage, and goes above and beyond to check in after starting in your next role to see how everything is going. His compassion, professional attitude, and care comes across in abundance, and I would personally recommend anyone seeking their next move in their career to get in touch with Adem.

Fraser Shannon, Senior General Manager at KITE Eyewear

Thank you for my lovely card as well, so sweet! I’m really enjoying my new role so thank you again! Louisa was an amazing person to work with, she supported me through every step of the way, finding a new role and going through the interview process can be stressful but Louisa made it a really smooth and quick process. I am really happy in my new role and couldn’t have done it without her! I hope her amazing skill set and enthusiasm is recognised and rewarded by your company.