Sports Nutrition Executive Search & Recruitment

Spencer Riley's executive search specialists provide bespoke soltions to help businesses operating in the Sports Nutrition segment.


Sports Nutrition comprises a key focus vertical for our executive search solutions. Our consultants recognise the challenges and commercial opportunities for our clients within this industry.

The transformative nature of the industry for consumers' physical health and fitness, as well as regulatory pressures make for a highly-specialised business environment in which to operate. One that demands professionals with both the talent and experienc to succeed in senior leadership roles.

Sports Nutrition is already valued at $1.4 billion (£1.1 billion) in the UK alone. With the sector gathering pace globally, we can help with bespoke international talent acquisiton services to drive your business forward.

With rapid growth comes recruitment demand, and Spencer Riley's executive search specialists are prepared to help businesses operating in the Sports Nutrition segment find the sales managers, influencer marketing execs and NPD managers they need to prosper in the rest of the decade and beyond.

The state of Sports Nutrition

The Global Sports Nutrition market size was valued im 2022 at USD 42.9 billion and is projected to develop at CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7.4% through to 2030

Sustainable growth for business operating in Sports Nutrition needs sustainable access to the sectors most experienced and valued profeesionals. Spencer Riley's Sports Nutrition recruitment specialists will porovide the sustainability your business needs. We work tirelessly to source qualified candidates and provide our clients with shortlists that accelerate the hiring process.

With full background checks and first-round interviews taken care of, you receive a list of applicants all of whom are an excellent match for the role and for your company culture. We can even take the lead on salary negotiations, if you wish.

Our global candidate database means that we can support your talent needs globally irrespective of your location and focus territories. We are uniquely placed to help our clients overcome shortage of domestic skills and talent, to deliver maximum economic prosperity and capitalise on market potential.

Find the ideal candidate

A high-growth future for Sports Nutrition

The NutraIngredients survey also looked ahead to the next five years in the Sports Nutrition market, and again the vast majority of respondents were extremely positive about the near-term prospects.

Over two fifths (41%) expect to see value growth of 6-10% by 2027, the largest group response to the question. More than one in ten predict growth of 11-15% and around one in seven believe the industry will achieve growth in excess of 15%.

As this growth materialises, the Sports Nutrition hiring market is likely to face a shortage of talent, especially when recruiting within the UK candidate pool. Spencer Riley are able to cast the talent search wider on an international or even global basis, helping to overcome the challenge of skills shortages.

We offer long-term Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) built around clear milestones and regular reviews, ideal for rapidly expanding Sports Nutrition brands with continuing recruitment needs.

Specialist Roles

What specialisms will be in demand?

The Sports Nutrition segment, like the whole Life Sciences & Healthcare sector, is highly innovative. On a scale of 1-5, the NutraIngredients survey rated the category 3.33 based on its innovation in 2022.

Looking ahead, within the next 1-2 years the survey found industry professionals expect the greatest innovation to occur in:

  • Cognition/Brain health (58%)
  • Microbiome (52%)
  • Performance energy (51%)
  • Immunity (45%)

Spencer Riley's executive search specialists can help innovative companies to find the New Product Development talent needed to capitalise on these emerging opportunities, with reduced time to hire ensuring that there is no delay to your business growth.

Our Approach

We take the time to listen to you and understand your business, the key drivers behind the hire and the importance in relation to your objectives

We will devote time to understand your business goals and role requirements and then develop a search solution that meets your specific needs

We will demonstrate unwavering tenacity, speaking pro-actively and confidentially with every individual with the right experience, in order to be certain we have secured the best person open to your opportunity

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Further information on our recruiting process

Preserving hiring budgets in Sports Nutrition

The right hire for a senior role can drive business growth. Loyalty from top professionals in senior positions, translates in to cost-savings on future recruitment needs.  We understand the importance of sourcing top talent with the right expertise, but importantly the perfect cultrual fit for your organisation.

Top candidates are demanding more from their next role. Spencer Riley can identify the best individuals for making the difference you need. We can take the lead on salary negotiations, as well as offering benefits and other forms of remuneration that help to keep core salary offers down.

As your trusted recruitment partner, we work diligently to shortlist the most capable and qualified candidates, to pre-screen them and to interview them through to the final hiring stage. Our commitment is to deliver the best talent, as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing for Sports Nutrition

Recruitment Process Outsourcing, or RPO, is a long-term arrangement whereby we find candidates for multiple roles as and when you need to hire new talent.

It allows us to integrate even more closely with your organisation, your hiring managers and your HR department. In an innovative segment like Sports Nutrition, it maintains an open dialogue about the direction you are taking and the employees you need to get you there.

RPO is based on agreed KPIs and milestone deliverables, and all progress is periodically reviewed. This means that we can show you the value we have provided, and can adjust our executive search as necessary to adapt to your changing brand profile.

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How we can help

Get Spencer Riley on Your Side

Our executive search specialists work with organisations operating in all areas of Sports Nutrition. We understand the unique challenges that arise when your business looiks to develop its leadership team and grow. We will provide a leading level of sector experience to your exacutive search needs, furnsihing your business with access to established talent networks.

When a talent search is underway, we work tirelessly to shortlist candidates that meet and exceed all of the criteria for the role. By keeping in contact with our candidates, we are already in a good position to recommend individuals who would be a perfect fit for your company culture.

Spencer Riley's headhunting services can attract top-level talent to your business, to fill roles with significant seniority ranging from NPD and sales manager positions, to sales manager and head of technical, right through to influencer marketing executive and head influencer jobs.

We pride ourselves on a bespoke recruitment service, starting with a discussion about your company, your brand and what you are looking for, so that we can deliver the best value from each and every individual you hire. We are focussed on building your team to drive your growth and proftability.

Contact Spencer Riley

To discuss your hiring needs in Sports Nutrition or other Life Sciences & Healthcare disciplines, contact Spencer RIley today and one of our exec search specialists will be happy to help.

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Our team

Meet our specialists in Sports Nutrition.

Adam Garvey
Divisional Manager

Adam specialises in the Building Envelope, Interiors and Sports Nutrition sectors.

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Spencer Riley’s industry team of highly dedicated, specialist consultants’ pride themselves on gaining a full understanding of our client’s business,

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Bespoke Services

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

For more information and to discuss your unique situation then please get in touch.

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Spencer Riley’s team of highly dedicated, specialist consultants’ pride themselves on gaining a full understanding of our client’s business,

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