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Adam Dowson

Divisional Manager – Cold Chain, and Life Sciences Logistics


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About Adam

Adam joined Spencer Riley in 2017, initially recruiting in the logistics sector. After building up his knowledge across the various niches of logistics (Haulage, Warehousing, 3PL and all modalities of Freight) Adam decided to specialise in the highly regulated area of Cold Chain & Life Sciences Logistics.


Adam’s portfolio consists of Market Leading Specialist couriers, innovative Temperature Controlled Packaging solutions and Major integrators providing a complete supply chain solution with clients across Europe, APAC and North America. With such a mixture of allied sub-sectors within cold chain, Adam is consistently engaging with a diverse range of Seniority levels and business functions within the cold chain space.


If you’re looking to explore your next opportunity or keen to attract the perfect candidate for your latest role you can reach out to me for a confidential discussion at or directly on +44 113 416 6846

  • Temperature Controlled Distribution
  • Pharma Logistics
  • Temperature Controlled Packaging
  • Specialist Courier
  • Time Critical Freight


When not at work

Adam enjoys going out to see live music and playing the guitar when he has the time.


“Adam was a key driver in the expansion of our global team and the development of a new unit to meet increased demands as a result of Covid-19. Over the last year, he has helped secure numerous candidates within Marken across areas such as global accounts through to operations. He continues to do so with high efficiency. There was a clear process laid out by Adam at the start which was concise and helped us secure the best international talent on the market. Collaborating with a specialist recruiter such as Spencer Riley in the Cold Chain industry meant Adam already understood the nuances of our niche sector and ultimately saved us time by utilising his existing knowledge of our company culture and the various allied markets.”

David Lee, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Marken

Adam Dowson has completed a number of assignments for UPS resulting in key appointments that have added real commercial value to our team and had a great cultural fit. The first candidate Spencer Riley placed with UPS involved an international relocation and they managed the process very effectively, maintaining clear communication between the candidate and our business functions.


Trevor Sewell – European Director of Sales, UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Adam has been an excellent ally in my search for the next career adventure. He was able to make the transition from a candidate to a new hire very smoothly and efficiently. I was always able to convey my expectations to him, knowing that he would relay them to a prospective employer. Thanks to Adam and his team, I’m now part of a new company where I would be able to grow and prosper.


Muntasir Ahmed, Cold Chain Logistics CRM and Banking Specialist

Adam Dowson is great at what he does. He was extremely helpful in my career search post-MBA as we worked together to find an organization and role that best suited my career aspirations.


Alex Guyette, Alliance Management Director

Insights I can share…

22nd June 2022

Cold Chain industry major changes for logistics sector

Since 11 March 2020 when the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a pandemic, we have seen drastic changes in the time taken globally to transport products and raw materials across all industries. New processes and practices have been implemented throughout to improve supply chain resilience.

9th February 2023

The impact of growth on the pharmaceutical market and packaging industry

The temperature-controlled packaging industry has grown significantly following the impact of Covid-19, along with all allied markets within Cold Chain….

4th May 2023

Global execitive search company promotes principal to divisional manager

International executive search agency Spencer Riley has promoted Adam Dowson to divisional manager