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Sales Controller – Foodservice

SmithCarey Recruitment
South West
To £85k + bonus, car allowance & benefits
Closing date
11 Dec 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
National Accounts, Sales
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Job Details

Sales Controller – Foodservice
To £85k + bonus, car allowance & benefits
Based: South West/Bristol

 The company 

Our client is a household-name chilled foods company and a leading player in its category, supplying both brand and own-label products to the Grocery Multiples, Convenience and Foodservice trade channels. Product quality, innovation, NPD and creative marketing are the cornerstones of this well-established business, together with a friendly, supportive and empowering business culture.

The role 

Reporting to the Commercial Director, we are now looking for a Sales Controller to lead the Foodservice business unit. You will manage a small team of National Account Managers to deliver our client’s long-term strategy within the sector, across all product categories.

This position will require special skills to lead and motivate the team and to shape the strategy, driving the Foodservice agenda across the wider business. You will also take a hands-on ‘close to the heart beat’ approach in directly managing the largest Foodservice account up to the next level. 

About you

You are well-trained and structured, with experience of working in blue chip, as well as medium-sized, more entrepreneurial-style food businesses. You possess a strong understanding of the Foodservice sector and in particular a track record of profitable sales growth in the leading Foodservice customers, for e.g., Brakes or Bidfood. Your experience should include branded products and ideally own label too, providing valuable cross-functional working including innovation experience, with influence over all relevant internal and external stakeholders.

You are currently a Foodservice Sales Controller, looking for your next challenge, or an ambitious Foodservice SNAM, looking to step up into a Controller position. You are highly personable, ambitious, commercially intelligent, a supportive coach, structured and most importantly, you want to win as a team.

Please apply below or email Maria at quoting MM/2259, including full details of your current benefits package. Alternatively, call Maria Murphy for an initial confidential discussion on 0774 518 4922.

Closing date for applications: 11th 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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