About me


Partner & Director

I am a Partner and Executive Director for [axr]. I lead the Sales and Marketing Practice and specialise in recruitment for mid to senior sales, marketing, category, and insights roles for the FMCG and Consumer sectors. I am also the Program Director for the [axr] Sales & Marketing Director Incubators and podcast host of “Your Future in Sales & Marketing”.

Mike Dickson Director Sales & Marketing [axr] Recruitment & Search

About Mike

After graduating with a business degree, I worked in FMCG sales and marketing before finding my career passion in recruitment. I’ve specialised in sales and marketing recruitment since 1995, working in England, Scotland, New Zealand, and Australia.

Having seen too many sales and marketing careers narrow and stall because of poor career decision making, I set up the Sales Director Incubator and Marketing Director Incubator and one of the [axr] career podcasts, Your Future in Sales & Marketing. These programs help us connect Senior leaders with future leaders to showcase potential career paths and enable great career decisions.

Outside of work, I’m generally outside, running the tracks and trails of Sydney, golfing at Long Reef or watching my daughter play netball and my son play rugby and football.

What my clients say

Vanessa Liew

I would highly recommend Mike Dickson from AXR. Not only did he make sure that the roles I targeted were right for my career goals he made sure I was well informed and prepped for all interactions. He has a very deep knowledge about all aspects of the industry and is well networked at all levels. Hands down he provided the best support I have had and I will turn to him in the future for my recruitment needs.

Dyl Wei

I’d highly recommend the team at AXR! You won’t find a better, more professional team with a significant amount of industry experience & great advice!

Daniela Stapleton

AXR is a highly specialised and professional recruitment agency. I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Dickson over the last 6 months and highly regard and recommend his counsel, experience and networks in the Australian FMCG and Alcoholic Beverages Industry.

Vivian Zurlo

I have always appreciated Mike and the AXR team’s sound professional advice. With significant industry experience and deep level of commitment to client care, as well as candidate support, I would highly recommend Mike and the team for any business critical assignments!

Francis Fobi

Mike and team are the best FMCG recruitment agency I’ve ever dealt with. I’ve dealt with multiple recruitment agencies which often make you feel like just a number. AXR are collaborative, responsive and realistic. Most importantly, they are personable and really take the time to understand their clients needs( both the employer and candidates).

Marcell Acs

I worked with Mike as a candidate for an exciting role at a tier 1 firm and just wanted to thank him for all his help. His feedback really helped me craft my career story and his guidance throughout the recruitment process was invaluable. Without Mike’s help, I would not have been as successful.

Mike has a deep network and industry knowledge. Also, he is just a good bloke and I felt he was genuinely passionate about helping my career! I definitely recommend talented candidates looking for the right role at leading companies reach out to him.

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Transitioning from Big 4 to Commerce: How to do it right

By Callum Jones-Bray March 29, 2022

  by Callum Jones-Bray Working within the Big Four is a fantastic way to… Read More »Transitioning from Big 4 to Commerce: How to do it right

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Finalist: Recruitment Brand of the Year

By [axr] Recruitment October 26, 2021

We are excited to announce that we are finalists for the TIARA 2021 Recruitment… Read More »Finalist: Recruitment Brand of the Year

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[axr] Recruitment & Search in growth mode for 2021

By [axr] Recruitment & Search February 28, 2021

  2021 has started off strongly for [axr] Recruitment & Search with the addition of two… Read More »[axr] Recruitment & Search in growth mode for 2021