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UK Commercial Manager

Advocate Group
Dependant on the individual
Closing date
30 May 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Marketing, National Accounts, Sales
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Are you a high performing Senior Commercial professional looking to take the next step in your career?

Are you looking for a role that will give you experience across multiple functions within a successful branded food business? A role that will let you drive sales and make your mark on an already established business?

We have been retained by a key client of ours to find a future leader, someone who has strong commercial acumen and is looking to prove themselves within the FMCG arena. You will be responsible for the UK commercial function, driving growth within the Grocery Channels, whilst also expanding into new areas such as D2C.

This role will give you a brilliant platform to make a mark and showcase what you can achieve, whilst also being supported to progress within your career. You will be operating in a Senior National Account Manager/National Account Controller position currently, or you will be a high performing National Account Manager ready to take the next step. You’ll be comfortable with the major retailers, and will be comfortable building new relationships with retailers.


  • A background in the FMCG market, preferably food or drink but others considered.
  • Experience dealing with Top 4 Grocers and a track record of account growth.
  • Demonstrable examples of new buyer relationships.
  • A desire to progress and become a future leader.
  • Comfortable with cross-functional working with some exposure to supply chain, category etc.
  • Entrepreneurial flair and the ability to spot opportunities and capitalise on them.


You're experts in your industry, so you need a recruitment partner with the same level of understanding. With The Advocate Group, you can feel safe in the knowledge that our recruiters are expertly equipped to help you fill business roles across all areas of your organisation.

As your recruitment partner, we operate as an extension of your brand to provide a clear, consistent and positive candidate journey to elevate your business as an employer of choice. Partner with The Advocate Group to ensure the very best in industry representation and gain access to exclusive career opportunities.

In the FMCG industry’s talent-short market, finding the right talent with not only the right skillset and FMCG industry experience, but also a fit with your brand values and culture is not always the easiest task. 

Start-ups, challenger brands or market leading enterprises all require tailored positioning; our FMCG recruitment consultants fully understand the nuances of the FMCG sector and how to position each client partner in a unique but engaging way.

Whether you are looking to recruit FMCG talent within Sales, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain / Procurement, Technical / NPD, HR, Engineering or IT; we can assist you with recruitment projects up to executive level. 


► 0333 772 7200


Find Us
0161 639 0080 / 020 7871 8000
The Advocate Group
1 St Peter's Square,
Greater Manchester
M2 3DE
United Kingdom
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