Laura Wild

Senior Search Consultant and Head of Client Delivery

Laura specialises in Life Sciences and Cold Chain logistics

Laura's Bio

Laura joined Spencer Riley in 2019 and is a senior consultant specialising in Life Sciences and Cold Chain Logistics and has worked with some of the leading international companies across the UK, EMEA & the US.

Laura helps provide both retained and contingent recruitment services on an international basis for both start-ups to multinational companies, as well as a proactive confidential networking service to Executive level candidates, ensuring she can offer an outstanding service tailoring the best Spencer Riley solution around company requirements.

With a high level of training, not only does she look to represent the most talented candidates within their sectors and multinational companies, but Laura also likes to build strong relationships with all her clients and candidates.  She consistently provides the highest integrity and the advice on offer is transparent and clear throughout the process.

If you are open to new opportunities or keen to connect with an executive recruiter to enhance your talent attraction plans, then feel free to get in touch with Laura for a confidential conversation on laura.wild@spencer-riley.com or 0113 4166844.

Specialisms
  • National and international placements
  • Life Sciences and Cold Chain Logistics
  • Finding the most talented candidates within the industry
When not at work

Laura enjoys socialising with her friends and family and meeting new people. She likes adventures, outdoor activities, and spontaneous trips nationally and international – a slight adrenaline junky some could say.

What Our Clients Say About Laura

"Laura provided me with first-class candidate experience. Hiring is the first step in a company. Laura made that first step a very engaging and memorable one. I highly recommend Laura."

Geraldine Heillaut-Dalibard

General Manager - Life Science/Medical Device/Veterinary

“Laura and Adam were brilliant throughout the whole process and showed a deep understanding of the industry. Through you I have now started with one of the leading companies in Specialist Logistics which makes a huge difference for me and financially my family. It’s a very good match. You and Adam constantly stayed in touch through the process which was most helpful and reassuring. Both Laura and Adam are such approachable and professional individuals to work with and I would highly recommend working with them. Thanks again and all the best!”

Angelique Cunningham

“I got to know Laura in the last couple of months. What was initially a chance call ended in Laura supporting me as I transitioned to my first contract role. Laura immediately came across as a positive person who made sure she understood what I was looking for and went on to manage the recruitment negotiations brilliantly. Even during these protracted negotiations she has been driven, professional and committed throughout”.

Mark Ellul

“Laura is very proactive and professional in her work. I had a chance to interact with her and it was very positive, appreciate her efforts in my case, wishing good luck for her professional and personal aspirants.”

Mansi Bhargava

“I highly recommend Laura if you are looking for a new career path or advancement in your career. I had a very smooth and lovely experience with her. Laura is amazing at what she does, very attentive, responsive and professional. She does her utmost to ensure all parties through the negotiation process are on the same page and focus on the main goal. Thank you so much Laura for helping me find my perfect job!”

Ego Uzuegbu

“Laura is very professional and dedicated in her work, she helped me and answered all my questions and doubts. I highly recommend her.”

Janett Calcina

We sat down with Laura asked a few questions about what it's like working at Spencer Riley.

Q: Why did you join Spencer Riley?

I initially started my degree at Huddersfield Uni, studying law. After the first year, I decided that it wasn’t something I was enjoying, and the “educational life” wasn’t necessarily for me and wasn’t keen to continue. I decided to look online for new jobs as I realised Starbucks wasn’t going to get me where I wanted to be within my career and saw that Spencer Riley was advertising for a Trainee Consultant.   I applied and was asked to come in for an initial stage interview…the rest is history

Q: Tell us about your Spencer Riley career so far?

I started with Spencer Riley in 2019 in the Huddersfield office as a Trainee Consultant and moved to Leeds beginning of 2020 when Covid had just hit so it was a slow move to begin with. After Covid, the market really started picking back up and recruitment has been one of the best industries to work in since, and now being promoted again to Senior Search Consultant & Fulfilment Manager.

Q: What is most rewarding about your role?

For me, the most rewarding thing about the role is generally helping people and changing their lives for the better; whether financially, career progression, work/life balance or just their happiness…

Q: What skills, from your previous roles, helped with your transition to recruitment?

I only worked at Starbucks previously but from that I gained arguably one of the most important skills – customer service. This helps with not only speaking with customers and making sure their requirements are met but also listening to them and dealing with many different types of people from all backgrounds. It comes with communication, resolving problems, dealing with difficult customers and situations, and building relationships with people. For me, the best thing I learned from customer service was respect and integrity and always to be polite – use manners.

Q: What advice would you give someone who wanted a role in recruitment?

I think if you wanted to move into the recruitment world then you definitely need to show resilience.  You will get turned down and rejected a lot more than you ever have before but you need to take a step back to bounce back.

You need to have resilience, confidence, be realistic, ambitious, and driven.

Q: And finally, tell us about your future with Spencer Riley?

In the future, I would like to see myself managing a small fulfilment team in order to enhance the workflow and performance for our existing clients, and ultimately showing an increase in placements.  Thankfully, the training and support that Spencer Riley provide will ensure that my ambition is reached.


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As well as the core sectors to which we recruit Spencer Riley has a proven track record for helping businesses in a wide variety sectors and getting the results required.

Our meticulous and pro-active approach means we are ideally placed to take on assignments in markets that sit outside of our core business areas. We are also well placed to help with a host of Private Equity Services, Outplacement Services as well with Mergers & Acquisitions

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