Operations Recruitment Agency – Nigel Wright Group

Specialist Operations Executive Recruitment Agency

Nigel Wright Group is an operations management and operations director recruitment agency with expertise primarily in the consumer industry. With offices across Europe including one in Amsterdam, we help a broad range of businesses recruit leadership talent for key operations roles. Our consultants enjoy access to strong domestic and international operations leader networks.

Operations management, operations director, and chief operating officer recruitment services

Alongside delivering C-Level (CSCO, CPO, CLO, COO) recruitment mandates, we assist our clients with other general as well as specialist director and senior management operations appointments. This includes fulfilling permanent and interim talent acquisition projects, in addition to supporting businesses with critical employer branding, talent mapping and succession recruitment strategies.

To recruit operations team leadership talent and find out more about our operations executive recruitment capabilities, please contact our marketing department directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our recruitment team. They will be happy to direct your enquiry to the most appropriate consultant in our Amsterdam office. Candidates can access the latest job vacancies here.


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Our track record as a COO, operations director, and operations management recruitment agency

As a specialist recruiter for operations director and operations manager-level talent in the consumer industry, we work with a variety of businesses active in the Food, Drinks, Consumer Electronics, Homeware, Home & Personal Care, Fashion & Lifestyle, Retail & Ecommerce, and Luxury Goods sectors among others. Our client portfolio consists of start-ups, SMEs, and multinational companies.

We’ve completed operations manager, operations director, and COO executive search projects at the following Benelux-based businesses:

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Clients praise our Amsterdam operations management and COO headhunters

A commitment to continuous improvement is a key reason why our Net Promoter Score (NPS), the internationally recognised metric for determining levels of customer satisfaction, positions us amongst the best organisations worldwide and ahead of other specialist operations executive search firms for customer loyalty. The feedback that we receive from clients helps reinforce the NPS data:

“We have used Nigel Wright Group to help us source top-tier candidates for key Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain roles in our business. Their consultants are quick and efficient operators who offer a knowledgeable, informative and helpful recruitment service. We were happy with the calibre of candidates presented for all opportunities.” — Recruitment Officer, AkzoNobel

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“Coca-Cola engaged Nigel Wright Group on various commercial and operations searches across Europe. We are satisfied with the service and the quality of the candidates identified. It helped that the consultants spent time getting a good understanding of our company culture before starting the talent recruitment process.” — Director European Talent Acquisition, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

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“During a period of change and transformation, Formica needed to identify and attract permanent and interim talent into a variety of positions across its sales, marketing, operations and supply chain teams across Europe. Nigel Wright’s consultants took the time to understand Formica’s culture and provided helpful insights and recommendations.” — European Talent & Reward Manager, Formica

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“The Nigel Wright consultant was excellent during the process to secure our new Head of Engineering. They took the time to understand what we were looking for and quickly identified several credible qualified candidates. After a competitive interview process, we hired someone with significant drinks industry experience, who is also a great fit for us.” — Head of Talent, Heineken

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“Nigel Wright Group is one of our main talent acquisition partners in Europe. They have hired commercial and operational talent for our business units in the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Scandinavia, as well as in the Benelux region, where they have helped us fill key Chief Engineer, Factory Manager, and Value Stream Manager positions.” — Global Talent Acquisition Director, Mars

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“McBride has used Nigel Wright Group to hire commercial and operational roles in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg including Manufacturing Manager, Plant Manager, and Shift Manager positions. The service provided by the consultants was excellent. They are professional, knowledgeable and efficient, and deliver high-calibre of candidates.” — HR Manager, McBride

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“Newell Brands engaged Nigel Wright Group to help us hire an Operations Director EMEA to manage all regional operations for our Yankee Candle business. The lead consultant offered a professional service throughout the hiring process. They were easy to work with and always available if I needed an update on the progress of the search.” — Director of Human Resources Yankee Candle, Newell Brands

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“Trioworld used Nigel Wright Group to help us recruit various roles at our production facility in The Netherlands. They included R&D Specialist and QHSE Manager positions. The latter was a key appointment to our site management team, providing support to our Operations Manager and Managing Director. The lead consultant provided a good overall service.” — HR Manager, Trioworld

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Searching for executive search for COOs or recruitment agencies for operations management talent?

If you require the services of a specialist headhunter for operations manager, operations director, or COO talent, please contact our marketing team via the email address below.

Email: marketingdept@nigelwright.com with details of the role(s) you're seeking to fill and we will respond on the same working day.

Amsterdam Office: Executive Search for Operations Talent

Nigel Wright Group is Europe’s number one consumer industry headhunter for COO and other operations leadership roles. To recruit an operations manager, operations director, or COO, please contact our team today.

Amsterdam Office

Telephone: +31 (0)20 899 50 44

Email: netherlands@nigelwright.com

Address: Fred Roeskestraat 115, 1076 EE Amsterdam The Netherlands