SmithCarey Recruitment
North West based – agile working
Competitive package inc. bonus & car / car allowance
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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

Job Details

Competitive package inc. bonus & car / car allowance
North West based – agile working

The Company

A dynamic European chilled food group with a UK brand leader and retailer-brand products in a fast moving category. Our client is serious about sustainability, climate change and ethical working practices. They have a recipe for success through their company values and working together as one team. Providing the highest levels of customer service and superior product quality are paramount to their customer satisfaction and subsequent business success.

Having placed a number of senior key commercial appointments, our client has created a very friendly, supportive and collaborative team culture both across the commercial function and wider cross-functional stakeholder working groups. It’s a great place to work where team members can demonstrate their skillset in a fast-paced, high-energy and enterprising business.

Sound different and appealing?

The Job

The Head of Commercial is looking to appoint a National Account star who will be given the freedom to take on major account responsibility across a range of market leading Quick Service Retail Accounts, with full P&L visibility and accountability. Depending on your level of experience, ongoing support and training can be provided to aid personal growth and development.

You will manage all key activities including customer communications, NPD, financial analysis and planning, CPI negotiation and managing all new and retention business tenders – exciting stuff with lots to do and… you’ll get full support to grow into this high profile and important NAM position.

About You

Having worked in the food industry you have developed your sales career up into account management and currently work in a National Account Manager or Executive role, managing QSR accounts and have a broad range of modern customer management experience at head office level.

Alternatively, you may be working as an NAE or NAM in Grocery Multiples and are now looking to broaden your channel experience, within a friendly and highly motivated team.

You love working with data and analysis, building compelling customer lead trading proposals, together with presenting and influencing (selling) to your key customer contacts. The development of existing customer relationships is exceptionally important for this role.

Above all, you are intelligent with a fantastic attitude to ‘look, listen and learn’ and are not afraid to take the lead in your role across all relevant account management activities. You are a highly personable individual who finds it easy to build effective internal and external key stakeholder relationships.

So, if this excellent career developing NAM opportunity takes your fancy to further grow your career in 2024, please forward your CV together with current benefits package details quoting reference MS/2406 to Or give Maria Murphy a call for a confidential discussion on 0774 518 4922.

Closing Date for applications:  2nd March 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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