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SmithCarey Recruitment
£attractive salary & benefits
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Supply Chain & Logistics
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£attractive salary & benefits

 The company

Our client is a highly successful and growing UK division of a European chilled foods group supplying a wide range of European origin-branded and own-label dairy products into Grocery Retail, Wholesale and Foodservice trade channels. Entrepreneurial by nature, the Gloucestershire-based company has a strong ‘people culture’ where individuals are highly valued and are offered real autonomy, empowerment and responsibility in their job roles.

The role

Our client has ambitious UK growth plans and they are now looking to expand their supply chain team further with the appointment of a Supply Chain Manager to manage the demand planning function.

Reporting to the Supply Chain Controller, your remit will be wide and varied and will include working with suppliers and the buying team, to ensure smooth, regular demand. You will work with key European hauliers to manage collection and delivery of stock. You will be responsible for managing the forward stock position in order to model storage and working capital requirements. You will manage a small team.

About you

The ideal candidate will possess sound demand planning knowledge, gained either in a recognised FMCG manufacturing company or food trading business. You may currently be a Demand Planner looking for the next step up in your career or already operate at a managerial level but are seeking a new challenge. Alternatively, you may be a Field Sales Manager or a Store Manager, who is focused on driving in-store availability, is data savvy and would relish the opportunity to broaden your career experience by moving into Supply Chain. We would love to hear from you.

This job requires a candidate to have the ability to effectively lead and manage internal and external business partners. You possess strong analytical ability and a high attention to detail. Calm under pressure, you are self-motivated, with a methodical and thorough approach to work.

Degree educated; you possess a strong understanding of demand planning. A working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics or similar systems is key. Good language ability including Italian or French is desirable.

The position is office based.

Interested? Then please apply below providing details of your current salary package. Alternatively, email your CV together with details of your current salary package to Maria Murphy at, quoting reference number MM/2244.

Closing date for applications:  10th December, 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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