EC executive search are your executive recruitment partners in the automotive industry. Find your perfect candidate with EC executive search.

We are 100% dedicated to connecting the Automotive industry to exec-level candidates who can lead teams, manage systems and operations, and facilitate transformation.

Executive talent for the evolving automotive industry

As the automotive industry evolves with changes in technology and advances such as electric vehicles and hydrogen power, identifying the people who can implement this and effectively manage systems and operations is critical.

With over 20 years in the automotive automotive recruitment sector solving organisational problems and collaborating with hiring managers has led to partnerships with some of the biggest names in Contract Hire, Leasing, and Distribution.

Our approach to hiring is to look at solving organisational problems and developing a hiring strategy that improves and changes the organisation.

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Executive search for automotive leaders. Get in touch today to register your interest.


Attract top-tier Automotive Executives with our expertise

Managing a commercial fleet is a key component in ensuring the UK economy can continue to meet supply and demand. Having the right people in place to manage operations and coordinate servicing and maintenance is critical. Accessing high-level candidates from a diverse talent pool who can manage systems and operations and understand global transformation is the key to growing your business.

To take companies to the next level in the automotive industry, leaders need proven exec-level candidates who practice Agile working and innovate to respond to customer demand and shifting market trends. From Operations Directors to Health and Safety Officers, Depot Managers and Sales leaders, our candidates are vetted and proven. Our success as automotive headhunters has led to long-term partnerships with our clients.

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Land your dream Automotive Executive role today

Finding your dream role in the automotive industry is much more than a box-ticking exercise. We offer a supportive inclusive automotive recruitment process from our initial conversation right through to the interview; we ensure sure your needs are met.

We know that the key elements of the role alongside the culture and benefits package are just as important as the salary. Understanding needs first is essential therefore we ensure our executive search process is thoughtful, considered, and unique to match exactly what you are looking for.

From your CV to interview preparation, we give you as much information, support, and coaching as possible so that you can succeed.


Establishing a leadership team for an American company in the UK

EC exec search provided a prominent American fleet company with a management solution at the start of their UK-based heavy commercial vehicles fleet business.

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Building a sales team for a German company

This client was a big German player in the automotive industry, this is a unique, prestigious brand and presented us with an incredible opportunity. EC Search were initially engaged by the sales director who wanted to recruit an entire sales team.

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Industry Experts

Recruitment in the Automotive Industry is very competitive however we are specialists in this area. As a result we are able to access and identify the best talent.

Tailored Approach

Whatever your preference, we can accommodate by offering a bespoke service, tailored to your requirements and preferences.


Over 90% of our clients return with repeat business. This demonstrates the trust our clients put in us.


We guarantee 100% of our candidates will have been fully screened and interviewed. This will save you time and reduce your time to hire.

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