TOP 4 Senior National Account Manager

SmithCarey Recruitment
South East based
To £65k basic + 10% bonus, car allowance & benefits
Closing date
4 Feb 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts
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TOP 4 Senior National Account Manager
South East based
To £65k basic + 10% bonus, car allowance & benefits


While the challenges of the 2020 Covid pandemic have been tough for us all, the new year will still present excellent FMCG commercial career development opportunities, and here is one that could just be right for you!

Our client is a highly reputable, UK-owned, £500m category-leading food business, with a combination of household brand-leading and retailer-brand products which they sell across all trade channels. Their core focus is within the top 6 grocery retail multiples with a future strategic vision to invest and step change sales growth through consumer insight-led product innovation. As part of this investment for growth plan, they are also seeking to appoint a dynamic, forward-thinking Senior National Account Manager who will manage 2 of their major grocery retail multiple accounts.


Reporting to a Commercial Controller, you will assume full P&L control of 2 major multi £m customers, requiring you to work in close collaboration with all key stakeholders but especially category, finance and supply chain management colleagues.

Key responsibilities will be to manage the customer growth strategy, including ranging and distribution activities, promotions and P&L financial performance, whilst ensuring that key customer relationships at all levels are nurtured and effectively managed.


You are a driven individual who has shaped your FMCG sales career roadmap by climbing up into National Accounts where you are currently managing a top-6 grocery retail account with either a selection of product categories, OR you are the lead NAM managing the total account business P&L. Having successfully worked through the usual ‘commercial negotiation dogfights’, at interview you can confidently and proudly present your commercial success around product listings, JBP process, price increases, product distribution gains, NPD launches etc., including ‘how’ you deployed your commercial intelligence to develop and negotiate profit-focused solutions.

You are an outgoing character with ambition, drive and energy with the personality to ‘hold the room’ and influence commercial plans both internally and externally at all management levels.

The Commercial Director is looking to appoint an individual who can both perform in this role but also present the clear intellectual capability and ambition to develop up into a more senior role in the next 18/24 months… So, this is a real career-shaping opportunity for you in 2021.

Having carefully reviewed the above requirements, please apply to quoting reference MS/2172 with your CV and current benefits package details or call Mark Smith for a confidential discussion on 07747 847214.

Closing date for applications 4th February 2021


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 - - mobile 07747 847214

Maria Murphy – – mobile 07745 184922

For Training:

Paul Carey - – mobile 07786 745165

Or for any other general enquiries call 01488 649360 or email: or visit our website

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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