Chief Operating Officer (COO)


At Lime Talent, we understand the critical importance of finding a qualified Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead your organisation’s day-to-day operations effectively. Based in London, we offer unparalleled expertise in executive FMCG recruitment across the UK and internationally.

The search for a new COO can undoubtedly be a daunting task. It requires a candidate with a blend of industry expertise, operational acumen, and strong leadership capabilities. Our extensive network and industry insights enable us to identify candidates who not only possess these requisite skills and experience, but also align seamlessly with your company culture and strategic objectives. Having the right recruitment partner is crucial in this industry and with our wealth of experience, our team will assist in crafting optimal talent attraction strategies as well as set competitive salaries to attract and secure the best possible COO candidate for your organisation.


Why Use Us?

Established in 2013, we have a proven track record of placing executive talent within the FMCG sector, serving both established blue-chip companies and emerging challenger brands. We work closely with you to understand your unique requirements, helping you navigate the complexities of executive recruitment and elevate your organisation’s operational leadership to new heights.


You can see some of our clients below

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What our clients say


Paul Jackson is co-founder of Lime Talent. He started his career in 2004 and has extensive experience placing senior Supply Chain, Buying, Technical and NPD candidates with some of the world’s leading consumer goods brands and exciting high growth startups.


    Client Portfolio

    • Tony's Chocolonely
      Track Record
      We started working with Tony’s in 2018 to assist with their UK launch securing them:
      - UKI Head of Marketing
      - UK Head of Sales
      - UK Operations & Finance Manager
      “I used Lime Talent in the very early days of our UK launch with the team helping me hire my (now) UK leadership team who are all still with us since 2018. "
      "Lime Talent are responsive, flexible, honest and therefore very easy to work with. When I need support for trickier roles, then Lime are my first port of call and I always recommend them as they strike a good balance of challenge/blue chip from their network.” UK Country Manager
    • Danone
      Track Record
      Preferred supplier for roles within commercial and supply chain functions
    • who gives a crap
      Track Record
      Helping to build their EU team with roles including:
      - EU Head of Consumer
      - EU Head of Commercial
      - As well as various other roles
      “Lime Talent have been a fantastic partner to me as I've built out the UK & Europe team for Who Gives a Crap. Their ability to get a quick understanding of our business, the needs I had for the roles and the calibre of Lime's candidate pool has been invaluable. "
      "It's allowed us to move quickly to build out a team from scratch, hiring roles across a range of functions including commercial, marketing, strategy & insights. I simply wouldn't have been able to do this without Lime's support & expertise!" MD UK & Europe
    • L'Oreal
      Track Record
      Various projects from Manager to Director level within functions such as
      - eCommerce
      - Market Intelligence
      - Revenue Growth
      - Category Strategy
      - Business & Data analysis