SmithCarey Recruitment
Home based (London to Midlands)
To £55k + 10% bonus, £6.5k car allowance and benefits
Closing date
23 Nov 2020

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts
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Home based, London to Midlands
To £55k + 10% bonus, £6.5k car allowance and benefits

The Company

A global multi $bn food group with a UK-based division, manufacturing branded and own label added-value, multi-ambient food category products. A household-name brand, with a number of product category leading positions supported with significant marketing investment and strong innovation NPD, ready for 2021 trade launch.

This is a well structured business with a clear strategy for substantial growth in the UK market who is now looking for additional talent to join its commercial grocery retail team.  

The Role

You will manage the existing £10m+ business in major wholesale and convenience accounts, including Booker and Coop, as well as taking the lead with targeted new accounts in these channels, where there are huge opportunities for business development. In line with the trading strategy this will focus on a number of branded cross-category products as well as some outstanding new product development ready for 2021 trade launch.

This role will report to the head of retail sales and take full responsibility for all major customer negotiations, P&L management and relationship developments. You will also have the platform to help shape and develop the individual channel future trading strategies, focused on strongly driving profitable sales growth.

About You

Having grown and developed your career up to NAM level within recognised FMCG food or drink branded companies, you are looking for a fresh challenge or want to step up your career into a higher profile role where your results will be fully recognised. To be considered for this role you MUST have NAM level experience of managing a selection of both wholesale and convenience retail major accounts including all JBP negotiations, commercial P&L management and modern, fact-based category insight-led story selling.

This business has a high energy culture, so to fit into the team you will need to work at pace with passion and enthusiasm, as well as being highly personable with the ability to ‘hold the floor’ both internally and externally.

So if you are looking to join a global player in a well-invested business, where you will be rewarded for your commercial results, please apply to mark@smithcarey.co.uk quoting reference MS/2164, including your up-to-date CV and benefits package details — or call Mark Smith for a confidential initial discussion on 07747 847214.
Closing date for applications: 12th December 2020 

As specialists in Sales & Marketing Recruitment and Training, SmithCarey Ltd have extensive knowledge and experience of the FMCG market and all trade channels from the recruitment and corporate perspective, which together with face-to-face contact ensures that we understand both our clients and candidates needs. We are fully committed to building long-term client and candidate relationships based on trust and results, which ensures candidates can effectively manage their ‘career road map’ and get the right job, not just any job, as well as ensuring our clients select the best talent.

We are passionate and committed to helping ambitious, commercial talent achieve their potential in some of food and drink’s most progressive and respected companies.

Our services at SmithCarey embrace retained recruitment consultancy, interim management and training, with our FMCG clients ranging from major bluechips to medium and small companies across food, drink and non-food, branded and own label.

Spanning both the corporate and the recruitment viewpoint, our Consultants have an outstanding track record of knowledge and experience in the FMCG market – specifically Sales & Marketing, including; National Account Management, Category Management, Customer Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Field Sales, International Sales Management and Brand Marketing.

We take our relationship with you, the candidate - and you, the client - very seriously. What you can expect from us is honest advice and real assistance at an individual level. We understand your concerns, we can get on your wavelength, and we can produce the results you want – be it a major career move to steer you in the right direction with your future ‘career road map’ or simply some welcome guidance and support.

The SmithCarey team are passionate in their belief that companies who want to attract top talent need to invest and take a more proactive approach, even before vacancies arise, by creating an employer branding talent attraction strategy. We have invested heavily in both resource and new technology to embrace the LinkedIn/Facebook generation, through social networking tools and other media.

Everything we do is done with passion, professionalism and integrity. We operate with strict confidentiality and never send out CVs without prior consent, recommend candidates without thorough screening or market false positions to attract response.

Our message to people who have the drive and energy to be a success is to come and talk to us. We can help by advising you what’s out there, provide support with your ‘career roadmap’ for how you might progress, together with advice on how to make it happen and, who knows, we might have the perfect position for you right now!

Take a look at our current opportunities; then email with a covering letter, stating your current remuneration package and a copy of your CV to one of our Consultants.

For Recruitment:

Mark Smith - mark@smithcarey.co.uk - mobile 07747 847214

Maria Murphy – mariam@smithcarey.co.uk – mobile 07745 184922

For Training:

Paul Carey - paul@smithcarey.co.uk – mobile 07786 745165

Or for any other general enquiries call 01488 649360 or email: directors@smithcarey.co.uk or visit our website www.smithcarey.co.uk

We look forward to helping you manage your future ‘career road map’ and assisting you in building a successful Sales or Marketing career in the exciting world of FMCG.

Contact Us
  • Penfold Barn
  • Westfield
  • Hungerford
  • RG17 7HD
  • GB
  • 01488 649 360
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