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SmithCarey Recruitment
Flexible Working - North or East Midlands UK best!
Competitive package, inc bonus and car or allowance
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Flexible Working - North or East Midlands UK best!
Competitive Package inc bonus and car or allowance

2024 career opportunity

Few senior category leadership roles offer the scope and responsibility to lead and manage a European based marketing team including consumer insight driven category management, brand and own-label food marketing, plus shaping innovation strategies – This marketing leadership role combines these broad-based responsibilities through grocery multiples, B2B food manufacturers, foodservice and specialist trade channels.

Reporting to a Main Board Director of this dynamic, fast-growing and highly invested (capex & marketing) added-value, privately owned €200m food group, this role will provide you with the platform to research and shape future new trading strategies and work hands-on with your European-based marketing team (x7) and all other key business stakeholders.

So, this broad-based role offers a ‘Rare’ balance of FMCG Category and Marketing activities where you will be fully supported to influence and implement your ideas and trading strategies, focused on driving innovation and profitable sales growth within a number of the major trade channels, including a true ‘concept to consumer’ food product vision – WOW!

The company

Fourth generation, established, high quality people and products, powerful, investment history and £7m in 2024, strategic, visionary, track record of £ growth, excellent major customer engagement and respect – customer service really matters!

A huge, collective team determination to develop and deliver compelling products that meet the ever changing needs of consumers and the needs of their customers in today’s highly challenging, dynamic food industry.

Apply now to find out more about this entrepreneurial and exciting business, and the future role you could play in shaping their continued growth in 2024.

About you

You have shaped your FMCG career with own label and branded food products with a sharp commercial outlook, as you have developed your consumer insights knowledge and expertise within a modern Category Management function up into a Category Team Leader role. Currently working as Category Controller or Head of Category, you are motivated about progressing your career into a broader based ‘food marketing’ leadership role with a wider range of responsibilities where you can shape and direct own label and brand strategies from concept to implementation.

You easily understand consumer insights, trends and consumer needs and love building compelling marketing strategies that drive innovation and profitable sales growth. Then the hard work starts…  influencing internally up to the board and driving actions and implementation through all internal key stakeholders and major customers.

You love to coach, inspire and lead a team with your personality, energy and determination to make things happen.

Apply now and tell us about your success stories, your marketing achievements and especially what you are most proud of.

Send your CV with benefits package details quoting reference MS/2415 to OR give Mark Smith a call for a confidential chat about your career dreams for 2024 and this very ‘Rare’ career-shaping marketing leadership opportunity.

Closing date 9th 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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