SmithCarey Recruitment
Flexible home working, ideal Midlands/Northern
Basic up to £70k plus 20% bonus, £6k car allowance & benefits
Closing date
25 Sep 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts
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Flexible home working, ideal Midlands/Northern
Basic up to £70k plus 20% bonus, £6k car allowance & benefits


Substantial €1bn European chilled food group that grows and produces both commodity and added-value, own-label products across a variety of product categories.

The well-invested UK division has recently restructured and is looking to step change its presence and sales performance across the major grocery retail multiples. Part of the strategic vision for growth is the creation of a range of exciting new added-value product innovations, as well as the appointment of another Senior National Account Manager. 


Reporting to the commercial lead, this role will take full control of two leading grocery retail multiple accounts including performance budgets, JBP negotiation and shaping the strategic development plan to achieve targeted sales growth. Key to the success of the role will be your collaborative approach to working both internally and externally with all key stakeholders while influencing from the front to ensure key business objectives are achieved.


Having been well trained within a large food or drink business you have strongly developed your customer management experience and skills within any of the major retail multiples, and are now looking for a fresh career challenge.

You are highly experienced with the commercial (P&L) management of own-label food or drink products, including leading the coordination of category, product development and supply chain stakeholders. Additionally, you have achieved a track record of profitable sales growth with a focus on new product listings, distribution, merchandising and promotional activation.

With a highly personable style, you are driven and confident dealing at all management levels, with the ambition to achieve both your business and personal commercial objectives.

If you feel you have the experience, skill set and energy to deliver within this career-shaping role then we look forward to hearing about your commercial achievements and conviction that you are the person for this exciting challenge. Please forward your CV together with package details quoting reference MS/2229 to or call Mark Smith on 07747 847214 for an initial, confidential discussion.

Closing date for applications 25th September 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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