SmithCarey Recruitment
Flexible working — ideal Midlands based
Substantial package to attract the best
Closing date
4 Jun 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts, Sales
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Substantial package to attract the best
Flexible working — ideal Midlands based


Our client is a £6bn international food group with a market leading, household brand here in the UK, operating within a fast-paced food product category. The UK business has achieved excellent growth both organically and through acquisitions in recent years and has a strong future investment strategy, including above-the-line marketing activity and new product development. As part of their continued strategic brand growth plans, they are now looking to appoint a dynamic Head of Commercial.


As Head of Commercial you will lead, coach and direct a team of grocery retail multiples National Account Managers. Your key focus will be to drive and develop the brand agenda within the leading grocery retail multiple, wholesale and ‘food-to-go’ accounts using all modern FMCG commercial selling practices focused on meeting the needs of both the trade and your own business growth objectives.


This is an exceptional career shaping opportunity that requires some specific FMCG sector commercial experience and skills, together with a personal style and the gravitas to ‘hold the floor’ up to board level both internally and externally.

Currently working at Controller, Account Director or Head of Sales level, you have a demonstrable track record of profitable sales growth achieved with the top 4 grocery retail multiples through first class team management within a high profile chilled or SSL branded food or drink business. Additionally, you have strong commercial P&L understanding along with a high level of category insight data capability to build and negotiate mutually effective trading solutions.

Above all, you are highly driven with an engaging personal style and boundless energy to lead the team to achieve both your commercial and future career goals.

After considering the above requirements for this career-shaping leadership role, please contact Mark Smith on 07747 847214 for an initial, highly confidential discussion, or send your up-to-date CV to mark@smithcarey.co.uk quoting reference number MS/2197 together with your current benefits package details.

Application closing date: 4th June 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 - 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.

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


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