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Retained search for sales

Close your next deal with top sales talent

Today's sales performance dictates tomorrow's financial results.

With that in mind, hiring the market’s best-performing sales people is more than worth the effort. As brand champions, great salespeople get your product or service in front of the right decision-makers and close deals.

Whether you need a new sales team, or perhaps your first sales manager in the Americas, we'll create a proactive recruitment strategy. You’ll get dedicated resources and experienced recruiters powering your search, whatever the requirements.

We can also blend pre-hire selection assessments to help ensure competency alignment, cultural fit, and long-term success within your organization.

Trust us. We’ve filled every sales position we’ve taken on across the Americas.

Retained and executive search provides the white-glove attention that builds candidate engagement. Retained search specialists can pinpoint sales talent with the right combination of skills and experience, and communicate strategically to sustain interest through the hiring and job offer process. In today’s competitive talent market, this is a must-have for sales professionals from account managers to directors to vice presidents.

Your first US-based sales team lays the groundwork for success in a new market. Retained search is the best way to build a sales team with the expertise and commitment you need. A retained search strategy for sales positions offers:

  • Dedicated recruiters with industry-based experience and expertise.
  • High-touch candidate engagement and outreach.
  • Market competition insights.
  • Professional sales talent pools from account managers to executive level.
  • Pre-hire assessments that demonstrate essential hard and soft skills.

Fill roles at all levels, including

  • VP of sales
  • Sales directors
  • Sales managers
  • Commercial sales
  • Account management
  • New business development

Discover our core focus industries

  • Services
  • Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Financial Services
  • Professional/Consulting

We operate across the Americas

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Central America

Retained Search In Real Life

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Hudson RPO hired the VP of HR, Key Account and Sales Managers in livestock and dairy products for the global leader in nutritional feed services for the animal industry.

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We’ve hired more than 40 sales and sales analysts roles in the US and Latin America for an online hotel booking company.

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For a French furniture textile sales company, we have hired territory managers and multiple sales manager roles across the USA.

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Professional Services

Hudson RPO hires key account managers that sell business process outsourcing services for a US company with production centers in India.

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Hudson RPO placed multiple information security sales consultants for a British-based membership organization that is a major force in information security worldwide.

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We hired the initial Director of Sales and then the remaining sales team members for a Belgian IT company opening its first US office.

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The difference between search vs. staffing

Because we operate as a search company, rather than a staffing firm, you’ll receive a range of value-driven benefits more commonly associated with management-level searches, but without excessive costs and lengthy timelines, including:

  • Experienced search consultants
  • Comprehensive and customized recruitment strategies
  • Sourcing and recruitment marketing teams to identify top-tier candidates

You can also improve your candidate selection process by leveraging one of our pre-hire selection services, overseen by certified talent management consultants.

Pre-hire selection assessments provide a cost-effective way to identify immediate and actionable insights about each candidate's fit and capabilities. These assessments may be delivered as online psychometric tests, as consultant-led virtual evaluations, or as in-person, consultant-led assessments.

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