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SmithCarey Recruitment
M1/M25 Corridor South East based
Pro rata basic up to £55k plus £5k car allowance
Closing date
27 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts
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Pro rata basic up to £55k plus £5k car allowance

M1/M25 Corridor South East based


The company & role

European-based, high quality beverage business with UK-based manufacturing plant, producing quality products which they market and sell c£40m into Wholesale/Foodservice and grocery retail major accounts.

The Head of Sales is looking for some interim NAM resource support to manage both a selection of Wholesale and Foodservice accounts, plus take a leading role to seek out and further drive business development initiatives. There is the possibility that the interim period could either be extended, or made permanent depending on performance as well as the expected broader company sales growth.

The candidate

Our client will expect the selected candidate to hit the ground running in this role so experience of working at NAM or BDM level (or above), managing major Wholesale or Foodservice sector accounts within a recognised drink or food company is essential. Experience of selling own-label products with a strong understanding of the NPD process would be advantageous to this appointment, although not essential.

The role offers a high degree of flexibility with just 2 days per week attendance required at their Bedfordshire-based head office. The key focus is to build customer contacts and look to sell added-value product propositions targeted at further developing profitable sales growth.

If you have a strong knowledge of selling into the Wholesale or Foodservice channel major accounts and are looking for a short-term interim position that could also lead to a permanent appointment, please send your CV with salary requirements and quoting reference MS/2217 to

Closing date 27.8.21


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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