Smartly IO UK Talent Partner Recruitment Project

Facebook and Instagram’s leading advertising automation and optimisation platform. engaged us to assist in the expansion of their global offices across eight locations including New York, London, Dubai, Amsterdam and Spain.

We were initially requested to make 7 hires for the Enterprise Sales and Customer Success teams in Paris and Berlin, and after the success of our initial partnership, they requested we hire a Head of Talent UK in London to support their rapid growth.

Following a successful hire via Grey Matter Talent Management, their Head of Talent UK now manages up to 15 live roles at a time and has saved 40% on recruitment fees.


3 weeks from initial briefing on the role to candidate signing contract

Market Map

Headhunted over 112 different Social Advertising and SaaS companies across London


12 candidates shortlisted, 4 CVs sent


1 Head of Talent UK hired by through Grey Matter saving 40% on recruitment fees

“When I decided to look for my next in-house recruitment role, Grey Matter stood out as a highly professional, reliable and knowledgable agency who truly understood the SaaS space. They have great clients and found me the ideal role at Smartly and while I was hired to take recruitment in-house, we always go to Grey Matter first should we need outside agency help.”
Keli Stewart – Head of Talent at Smartly

Why Grey Matter?

  • Market Knowledge: Our research team cut through the chaos and identify exactly which target companies are relevant for you and why
  • Undivided Attention: We apply a comprehensive, three-tiered approach to the management of every partnership and offer you the service of a specialist Client Director, Account Manager and a Researcher
  • Process Consultation: We can advise you on each and every stage of the hiring process including helping create your job description, recommending salaries, and advise on how to take your employer brand to market
  • Monitoring Search Progress: Your Client Director will offer weekly or bi-weekly update reports, to highlight exactly where we are with the search and the progress being made
  • Flexible, Personalised Service: From retained to contingency and in-house to external, we offer you the hiring service that best suits your needs and your budget

If you would like to hear more about our traditional offering or our traditional Grey Matter Recruitment offering then please get in touch with us directly.