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SmithCarey Recruitment
Competitive salary + 20% bonus, car allowance & benefits
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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

Job Details

Competitive salary + 20% bonus, car allowance & benefits

The company

Our client, a highly successful dairy group, supplies dairy-based ingredients to food manufacturing customers from dedicated, well-invested processing sites. Working closely and in partnership with both UK and global food manufacturers, the company supplies high quality ingredients that are used in a wide range of food products including ice cream, chilled desserts, chocolate confectionery, ready meals, soups, sauces and biscuits. The company is now seeking to appoint a National Account Manager to support and drive their ambitious growth plans.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Sales, the National Account Manager will manage strategic B2B customer accounts. Key objectives for the role will be to deliver growth, maximise profit and develop long-term business relationships, all of which are consistent with the company’s business goals. You will be tasked to identify and develop new customer, market and product opportunities. In addition, you will be part of a company that gives real autonomy, responsibility and trust and has a strong ‘people culture’ at its centre.

About you

Of graduate calibre, you have previous FMCG experience at National Account Manager level gained in a food / drink environment, and ideally have experience selling into UK manufacturers or retail customers. Knowledge of the UK dairy sector would be valuable but not essential. A natural self-starter, you have real passion for building long term strategic relationships, plus a truly engaging, dynamic and persuasive personality, real drive and an inspiring record of success.

How to apply

So, if you’re ready for that next career move, please apply here, or send your CV together with benefits package details, quoting reference MM/2413 to or call Maria Murphy on 0774 518 4922 for a confidential discussion about this attractive, career-shaping opportunity.

Closing Date for applications: 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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