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SmithCarey Recruitment
Flexible home-based, ideal Norfolk/South East/East Midlands
Excellent basic, 15% bonus, car allowance and a comprehensive range of benefits
Closing date
26 Apr 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
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Industrial Food & Foodservice Channels
Flexible home-based, ideal Norfolk/South East/East Midlands
Excellent basic, 15% bonus, car allowance and a comprehensive range of benefits


Stunning career development opportunity to join a well-invested, fifth generation privately family owned European food group, who specialise in the supply of high quality, premium food ingredients globally. The UK division holds a major category share within the industrial food sector and has achieved a high level of profitable sales growth and now has an ambitious, strategic growth objective to almost double sales over the next 5 years.

As part of their investment for growth, the UK MD is looking to appoint an outstanding and highly capable Commercial Manager who will initially lead a small team, although this would be expected to develop over time. The individual would be expected to have the capacity to absorb greater responsibilities and develop into a more senior commercial leadership role.


To lead a small team with a hands-on, customer-facing approach in managing both an existing range of major industrial food manufacturing accounts, as well as leading the ‘hunt’ to achieve further-targeted, new industrial and foodservice business through taking a strategic, solutions-based selling approach. Working cross-functionally with both UK and European head office colleagues, you will take the commercial lead to develop new food ingredient-based solutions that meet the needs of targeted customers, and so ensuring further growth in profitable sales volumes.

You will also work closely with the MD, giving input on the shaping and developing of trading strategies focused on growing the business towards achieving the 5 year business plan.


This position requires an industrial or foodservice business hunter and developer… read on if this is you!

Having strongly grown your sales management career you are proud of your commercial business growth achievements (which we want to hear about!) and have built a strong knowledge with an effective contact base of key stakeholders in the major food manufacturers or end-user foodservice accounts.

Currently working at Senior National Account Manager or Controller level, you have acquired highly capable customer planning, presentation and influencing skills, together with a real focus on commercial negotiation and building effective customer relationships, which collectively provide you with a powerful package towards achieving your commercial business goals.

A key part of our client’s success in the UK is the close-knit collaborative working style of the small team, so it is important that as the successful candidate, you can naturally embrace this supportive ‘together’ and motivated working style, to ensure you quickly become a key part of their successful customer-focused team. The role can be home-based with 2 days per week attendance required at their Norfolk-based head office.

If you feel you have the above-mentioned experience, skills, character and commercial achievements required for this appointment, please send your CV quoting reference MS/2180 to quoting your current benefits package details. Or feel free to call Mark Smith for an initial confidential discussion on 07747 847214.

Application closing date 26th April 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.

Find Us
01488 649 360
SmithCarey Limited
PO Box 735
PE29 9PH
United Kingdom
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