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SmithCarey Recruitment
Flexible working – ideal location Midlands
Competitive salary + 15% bonus, electric car or £6k allowance &
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Management, Marketing, Sales

Job Details

Flexible working - ideal location Midlands
Competitive salary + 15% bonus, electric car or £6k allowance & benefits


Progressive food business with a combination of brand and own-label products across a number of food categories, our client is much admired for having a highly positive investment-for-growth strategy, led by a dynamic and driven management leadership team who are looking to achieve further market growth.

As part of their 2024 development and investment Marketing team strategy, they are looking to recruit a highly talented Category & Insight Manager.  


This is an exciting role that sits in the heart of the Sales & Marketing team, with total responsibility for managing all consumer and shopper insights and category management processes working across two of their core product categories.

Your key objectives will involve becoming the master of all consumer-led category trends and developing the product-led category vision, as well as major customer category strategies and selling stories for the National Account team.

Additionally, you will take the lead in shaping consumer research activities, which together with ongoing insight data, will shape future innovation NPD strategies with both own-label and brand-led products.


Firstly, you love numbers, data and all things analysis… but more than that, you love and have a talent for interpreting the trends that build strong category strategies and creative stories, inspiring internal teams and influencing the major grocery retail multiples category development product listing, merchandising and promotional plans.

Having built your career in the FMCG industry, you are looking for a broad-based role involving both insight and category management functions where you can shape strategies that will make a real difference to the company’s future business growth objectives.

You are currently working as an Insight Manager or in a Category Executive/Manager role with at least 3 years’ experience and have the motivation and ability to step up into this exciting and highly impactful role.

Our client enjoys a creative, entrepreneurial culture that allows the team to be open and bring new ideas to the table – wow! They work in a friendly atmosphere that’s both professional and fun, combined with energy, motivation and pace. If this sounds like your idea of your dream role, and you have the required experience and skills, please apply now.

Send your CV and benefits package details, quoting reference MS/2410 to, OR call Mark Smith on 07747 847214 for a confidential career development discussion.

Closing date 26th February 2024


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.

Company info
01488 649 360
SmithCarey Limited
PO Box 735
PE29 9PH
United Kingdom

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