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SmithCarey Recruitment
South East
Competitive basic, car or £6k allowance & excellent range of benefits
Closing date
24 Jun 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts
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Online & Convenience Retail
Flexible Home Based with 2 days PW at S. East Office
Competitive basic, car or £6k allowance & excellent range of benefits


A high profile, premium-branded e500m European food business that’s enjoying being the UK’s fastest growing category brand. With a substantial TV-led marketing investment campaign that will also fully support a dynamic rebrand launch currently landing in-store right now…. exciting stuff! The UK division of this family-inspired business has achieved high double-digit growth sales over the last 6 years and they are striving to continue this trend as their brand grows ever popular with today’s discerning consumers looking for that everyday premium product treat.  

Part of their investment for growth strategy includes the appointment of a dynamic, commercially astute NAM who has the ambition and will be fully supported to further develop their commercial career up to a more senior level role. 


Reporting to a SNAM you will take P&L responsibility for a selection of the leading online retailers and convenience retailers, as well as having the opportunity to further develop business with targeted high street Discounter customers. This is a hands-on role where your focus will be managing all sales and profits, customer-led marketing activity budgets, JBP negotiations, promotional planning, NPD launch new listings and very importantly, building effective customer relationships.

You will be part of a friendly and commercially-focused National Accounts team who are fully supported with Marketing, Finance and Category colleagues, including market-leading tools and information to ensure you compete in their large, dynamic and high on trading opportunities category.

To encourage those who are prepared to travel for the right career move, the position offers a flexible home-based contract, with 2-days per week South East based head office attendance post-Covid.


Having been well trained in a large FMCG branded business with experience of directly managing retail or wholesale channel customers at head office level, you are now looking to either step up your career to full NAM level or currently working as a NAM but looking for a new challenge where you can really take proper customer responsibility, make decisions and demonstrate your skills, plus reap your rewards and full potential.

We are interested to hear candidates’ stories around ‘what and how’ they have gained commercial achievements including new listings, negotiated terms or gone the extra mile to deliver profitable sales growth within their account portfolio.

To succeed in this role you will need to be well educated and commercially astute, with a sound understanding of the UK grocery trade dynamics. You need to be driven and energetic, possessing a highly-personable style that easily connects and works well within a motivated, highly-collaborative team culture.

So, if you feel the above career move is the one for you and you have the skills and experience required, please send your CV quoting reference MS/2206 to or simply call Mark Smith for an initial discussion about this outstanding career development opportunity on 07747 847214.

Closing date for applications 24th 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 - - 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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